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Social Security Q&A: Must We Adopt Our Grandson to Allow Child Benefits?

hatever you do, don’t ask Social Security what to do. Tell them what you want to do. Social Security doesn’t have the software to optimize your lifetime benefits.

Is College Even Still Worth It?

This is the second in a series of four stories. Read the related articles: How The College Pricing And Student Loan Systems Hurt Students, How To Save For Your Child's College Education: 6 Common Questions and 3 Education Experts On Ways To Improve College Pricing And Payment Total student loan debt and the average per-student debt [...]

How The College Pricing And Student Loan Systems Hurt Students

The opaque tuition pricing system and a student loan industry that faces no consequences because such loans cannot be discharged in bankruptcy make it difficult for students and families seeking a good return on investment.

3 Education Experts On Ways To Improve College Pricing And Payment

From restoring student loan bankruptcy to requiring financial aid letters to state the full cost of attendance, an education journalist, an economist and an advocate offer their college pricing and payment solutions.

31% Of Execs Say A Colleague Has Tried To Make Them Look Bad

Almost one in three (31%) of executives say a colleague has tried to make them look bad on the job, according to a survey by The Creative Group. Here's what you should do about it.

Ladies: Stop Asking For A Diamond Engagement Ring

If there’s a bigger racket than the wedding industry, I’ve yet to encounter it. It all starts with the engagement process. First a guy has to drop thousands of dollars on a ring with a diamond on it, because that’s what tradition dictates. Show More Summary

4 Ways Outsourcing Chores Can Save You Time and Money

We're busy people, with lives filled by family, work, errands, chores, and tons of other tasks that pull us in a million directions. Add all of this on top of being a self-employed business owner, and there are times when I find myself sacrificing sleep, or skipping meals, as a way to get more...

10 splurges that won’t break the bank

This article is by staff writer Honey Smith. There’s a popular, little myth going around that being frugal means that every penny must be pinched or saved in an online high-yield savings account and that, as a result, it’s not okay to splurge once in a while. Show More Summary

The 5 Best Trash Bags

Have you experienced a trash spill that left you dreading the thought of taking the trash out? When you just want to take the trash out, are you worried that the bottom will burst open or the handles will tear off? Well, you shouldn’t be worried. There are so many great trash bag options...

“It’s Your Own Fault You Own Expensive Stuff”

On one of my morning walks recently, a nice older gentleman stopped me and asked if I had sat next to him at a recent community hearing. “I did not,” I replied. “What did you and my twin talk about?” “The news about that homeless shelter being made down the street. I lost a little faith in humanity that day.” “Ahhhh,” I nodded, “I’ve heard […]

Market Wrap: Stock Rally Goes Up in Smoke, Indexes End Lower

Spencer Platt/Getty Images By Noel Randewich NEW YORK -- A strong rally on Wall Street evaporated Tuesday and stocks ended with deep losses as concerns about China's economy outweighed lower valuations that some saw earlier as bargains. In...Show More Summary

Stock Market Crashes Are Inevitable: An Easy Way To Protect Your Portfolio

Vest, a startup fintech firm, has built an easy way to protect your portfolio from selloffs. Its Vestfin.com platform lets you automatically hedge, or insure, your stock or exchange-traded fund investments -- without having to learn about the sophisticated financial instruments used by institutional and high-net-worth investors.

Launching a Business on a Shoestring Budget

This weekend I was reading about how creative entrepreneurs were launching and building businesses in this digital economy. While it’s no walk in the park, there are many benefits to starting your own business. For some it’s a way to earn extra money while using their talents. Show More Summary

When Good Credit Isn’t Enough: Why You Could Be Denied A Credit Card Despite Your Excellent Score

Responsible people with excellent credit scores are often shocked after applying for a new credit card... and getting rejected. It's more common than you think, so it pays to learn why a good credit score may not be enough. When Good Credit Isn’t Enough: Why You Could Be Denied A Credit Card Despite Your Excellent Score appeared first on Money Under 30. © Moneyblogs, LLC.

Dreamliner Gets ‘Nose Job’ After Hail Damage

American Airlines cheeky Twitter announces the successful operation.

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