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A Number as Useful as Your Credit Score Jan. 14, 2021

Everyday Cheapskate

Looking to become a homeowner this year? Or maybe you want to sell your current home to move to a di... Read More

Prep Steps for First-Time Homebuyers Apr. 22, 2020

Everyday Cheapskate

Buying a home can be exciting and terrifying all at once. And for first-time buyers, you can probabl... Read More

Fulfilling Family Financially Is Emotionally Draining Apr. 10, 2020

Dear AnnieĀ®

Dear Annie: I need assistance with family-related issues. I'm in my 50s, I have several siblings, my... Read More

December 2, 2019 Dec. 02, 2019

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: Five years ago, my husband's best friend, "Cary," was in financial trouble and asked my ... Read More

Five Steps Women Can Take Toward Financial Empowerment Nov. 13, 2019

Ask Carrie

Dear Carrie: Despite our many advances, it seems like women still fall behind men when it comes to m... Read More

Don't Fall for This Latest Social Security Scam Aug. 21, 2019

Social Security and You

Before I get to today's questions, I must point out a phone scam that is currently going on that inv... Read More

Getting a Tax Refund? Here Are Five Smart Ways to Use It Apr. 24, 2019

Ask Carrie

Dear Readers: The new tax law has caused a lot of confusion about tax refunds. On the one hand, earl... Read More

Think Sacrifice, Not Deprivation Mar. 20, 2019

Everyday Cheapskate

I have what could be characterized as a dark financial past. I didn't set out to ruin my marriage, m... Read More

Absolutely Not True Mar. 20, 2019

Social Security and You

I was answering emails from my readers today. And after a while, it dawned on me that three or four ... Read More

Are You Prepared for a Financial Emergency? Mar. 06, 2019

Ask Carrie

Dear Readers: What would happen if you were hit with an unexpected medical bill or layoff or your ad... Read More

Don't Prevent Poor From Getting Loans Feb. 28, 2019

Daily Editorials

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is considering reopening a rule that would force small-doll... Read More

Infidelity Is Inexcusable Feb. 06, 2019

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: I recently found out that my husband has been calling escorts who advertise online. I am... Read More

Looking for a Good Way to Start Investing? Feb. 06, 2019

Ask Carrie

Dear Readers: In last week's column, I made a case for why getting into the stock market still makes... Read More

The Case for Investing -- Year In, Year Out Jan. 30, 2019

Ask Carrie

Dear Readers: If you had an extra $2,000, would you invest it in the stock market today? Should you?... Read More

Baby On the Way: Are You Ready for Your New Financial Reality? Jan. 16, 2019

Ask Carrie

Dear Carrie: We're expecting our first child soon and are trying to get financially prepared. We kno... Read More

10 Financial Resolutions to Make -- and Keep -- Year After Year Jan. 09, 2019

Ask Carrie

Dear Readers: Do you make the same financial resolutions every year? When it comes to your money, th... Read More

Stop Messing With Markets Jan. 03, 2019

Daily Editorials

In American politics, it is axiomatic that presidents get (and take) the credit for economic prosper... Read More

Consult a Financial Professional If You're Worried About Your Assets Dec. 28, 2018

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: I am an 84-year-old woman in love with a 92-year-old man. Since I'm rather old-fashioned... Read More

Mueller Probe: If Convictions Equals Success, Whitewater Was a Triumph Dec. 13, 2018

Larry Elder

President Donald Trump-haters salivated over special counsel Robert Mueller's recent filings on ex-T... Read More

You Made a Promise Dec. 05, 2018

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: My 58-year-old mother has a best friend whom she has known since they were both 5 years ... Read More