How to Build Your Travel Fund So You Can Afford That Upcoming Vacay

Vacations are supposed to be relaxing, but it’s hard to unwind when you’re constantly stressing about how you’re going to pay for it all. Whether it’s a road trip, cruise or another much-needed getaway, now is the time to start saving up for that vacation you’ve been dreaming of for months. With a little creativity, …

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What Rising Health Care Costs Mean for You

In 2013, 56% of people struggled to pay for health care. That’s one out of five American adults. Of those, 10 million had health insurance to cover most of the costs. But they couldn’t meet the deductibles that average between $5,000 and $10,000 a year. With average household income had only reaching $63,179 by 2018, it’s understandable why many can’t afford these costs. Most …

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The 5 Skills Employees Most Want Their Boss to Have, According to New Research From LinkedIn

It’s National Bosses Day– if you’re a boss, give yourself a gift by absorbing this. Today is National Bosses Day and what better way to celebrate it than to tell bosses everywhere what skills they need if they want to be seen as a good boss. It beats giving them a “World’s Best Boss” mug, or …

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This 15-Year Study Reveals Jogging for Only 7 Minutes a Day Cuts Your Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke Nearly in Half (and Adds Years to Your Life)

Getting fitter — just like building a network, getting smarter, and even starting a business — doesn’t need to require huge chunks of your day. There are plenty of benchmarks you’re supposed to hit. For example, you need to spend 30 minutes a day building and maintaining connections in order to create an effective network. You …

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The Most Common Money Mistakes Parents Make While Planning for Retirement

Retirement feels impending enough to make you sweat, but far-off enough that you don’t give it much thought. But whether you’ve started planning five years ago or five days ago, there are a few potential mishaps you’ll need to watch out for — for your own sake, as well as your kid’s. “Huge numbers of …

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I spent years ignoring my money after the shock of the Great Recession, but now I wish I could tell my younger self 6 lessons I've learned since

I turned 20 in 2009, in the middle of the Great Recession, and watching my parents’ careers turn upside down shocked me into paralysis. For years, I ignored my money. I didn’t plan, I didn’t save — I didn’t even check my bank accounts. But I just turned 30, and I’ve made a lot of changes since …

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Neuroscientists Confirm that Steve Jobs Was Decades Ahead of His Time

Thirty years ago, the mantra of the business world was “greed is good” because (as the movie Wall Street put it), “greed captures the essence of the evolutionary spirit … greed for life, for money, for love, for knowledge has marked the upward surge of mankind.” This isn’t a life philosophy so much as a management theory. It …

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Why Americans are struggling to save money-and it’s not debt

More than one in five working American adults, or 21 percent, don’t set aside any of their annual income for short-term or long-term goals. That’s according to a new survey from Bankrate.com, which asked 1,000 of them how much of their annual income they save for retirement, emergencies and other financial goals. And those who …

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10 Ways to Make Your 401(k) Balance Grow Faster

Boost your balance. Used correctly, a 401(k) account allows you to take advantage of employer contributions, tax breaks and automatic saving. But you also need to take care to avoid excessive fees and penalties that will reduce your returns. Here’s how to maximize the value of your 401(k) plan. Contribute automatically. Having contributions automatically withheld …

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