Personal Finance

How to Control the Urge to Splurge

How to Control the Urge to Splurge

So you gotta have that Starbucks latte to start your mornings. Ummm, no you don’t. Not to live anyway. Water would do. Even K-cups at home. You know that. But there’s surprising science behind how we choose our wants versus necessities: why does someone choose a Mercedes over a Mazda? Why do…
How to Protect Yourself from Tax Scams

How to Protect Yourself from Tax Scams

Protecting yourself from tax scams is more important than ever.  Believe it. The Federal Trade Commission has declared Jan. 25-29 Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week. And, with the beginning of tax season on Jan. 19, the Treasury Department has issued an alert on common tax scams. The double push warns taxpayers that…
Does Marriage Make Financial Sense Anymore?

Does Marriage Make Financial Sense Anymore?

Is getting married the right choice for you? Two million people get married each year, but for the first time in memory, more adults are single than married: about 50.2 percent of Americans today are single compared with just 22 percent in 1950. Norms are changing, stereotypes are crumbling, and…