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If One of You Makes More, Can You Still Be Financial Equals? Nov. 28, 2018

Ask Carrie

Dear Carrie: We've been married for two years, and so far, my husband and I have pretty much split b... Read More

Stop Spending Money We Don't Have Nov. 28, 2018

Daily Editorials

It's not fun to talk about fiscal responsibility, but it's becoming a mathematical necessity. In 200... Read More

A Mouse in the House, Sheets on the Beds and Early on the Credit Card Payment Nov. 22, 2018

Everyday Cheapskate

Dear Mary: It is that time of year when mice invade our homes. I'm a pretty good housekeeper, and we... Read More

Is the Economy Headed to Crazytown? Nov. 22, 2018

Froma Harrop

The recent election suggested — and subsequent polls showed — that a public happy with t... Read More

How to Repair Your Credit and Improve Your Credit Score Nov. 13, 2018

Everyday Cheapskate

Your credit score is a three-digit number between 300 and 850, generated by a mathematical algorithm... Read More

The Secret for a Debt-Free Holiday Season in a Single Word Nov. 12, 2018

Everyday Cheapskate

It's not exactly a new word to me. But I'm pretty sure I'd never actually used the word "pre-determi... Read More

Parents: Stop Taking out Parent Loans for Your Kids' College Nov. 07, 2018

Everyday Cheapskate

As a parent, you are responsible for taking care of your child, but you are also responsible for tak... Read More

Get Organized to Put Money in Your Pocket and a Smile on Your Face Nov. 05, 2018

Everyday Cheapskate

Has this ever happened to you? While searching for the Valentine's Day centerpiece, you stumble acro... Read More

The First Rule of Borrowing Money: Don't Be Stupid Nov. 01, 2018

Everyday Cheapskate

It's true that "debt" is a four-letter word. I can count the letters in the word to prove it, or sim... Read More

Are Young Men and Women Getting the Same Financial Start? Oct. 31, 2018

Ask Carrie

Dear Readers: This week, I have a couple of questions for you. First, do you believe that young men ... Read More

Moonshot: Deficit Hits Record -- Again Oct. 23, 2018

Daily Editorials

While politicians in the United States pander to their respective bases in advance of next month's m... Read More

Americans Are Living High at the Expense of Posterity Oct. 21, 2018

Steve Chapman

When the first world war ended 100 years ago, no one had to be told that it was an important event. ... Read More

On Wall Street, Us R Toys Oct. 16, 2018

Froma Harrop

As America emerged from World War II, the public generally agreed that the ordinary people who had e... Read More

Readers Need to Know: Pay Down Debt or Invest? and Help! Horrible Odor in Leather Couch Oct. 04, 2018

Everyday Cheapskate

I love it when readers send me their questions. Today I pulled the following letters from the EC mai... Read More

A Young Man in Debt Sep. 26, 2018

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: Last year, our handsome 31-year-old son finished his bachelor's degree from the Univ... Read More

Tips to Help Young People Turn Financial Optimism Into Positive Action Aug. 29, 2018

Ask Carrie

Dear Readers: A recent Schwab survey about the money attitudes of young millennials (ages 21 to 25) ... Read More

A Better Way Toward Reducing Student Loan Debt Jun. 01, 2018

Adriana Cohen

Everyone knows there's no such thing as a free lunch — let alone a free college education, som... Read More

Does More Debt Lead to Fewer Babies? May. 22, 2018

Froma Harrop

Romper, a website for young mothers, asks a good question. Is crushing student debt a big factor in ... Read More

Will Paul Ryan Exit Stage Right? May. 09, 2018

Terence Jeffrey

The congressman, then only 38 years old, was the ranking Republican on the House Budget Committee &#... Read More

The Difference Between Safe Debt and Stupid Debt Is Huge May. 02, 2018

Everyday Cheapskate

Today, my dear readers, I have a question for you: Is there a difference between borrowing and finan... Read More