We all spend on frivolous things whether it be shoes, bags, gadgets, concert tickets, but is spending hard earned cash on these material items a bad idea?
AOL Personal Finance Expert and LearnVest.com Founder and CEO Alexa Von Tobel breaks down the way spending on your happiness could actually be a good investment.
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Personal finance expert Suze Orman had some expert advice to share when it comes to deciding whether or not you can afford having a child. According to Suze, the most important factor to take into consideration is not how much you make, but how much money you and your partner actually take home each month after taxes. “Don’t be fooled!” she warns. Part of the series Mondays With Marlo on Marlothomas.com.
Obamacare, the law that could save you 2 percent or more on car insurance? A study released Wednesday by the Rand Corporation finds that as more people gain health insurance, the costs of other types of insurance could go down. Jonnelle Marte reports. Photo: Getty.
Personal finance expert Suze Orman had some great advice to share when it comes to how much emergency money you should have on-hand. “I always like to have at least an eight-month emergency fund,” she said. Suze recommends looking at your monthly expenses for payments like rent, mortgage or utilities and then multiplying that amount by eight to have enough emergency money saved up. Part of the series Mondays With Marlo on Marlothomas.com.
Father’s Day came and went – did you buy your dad a present? And how about your friend’s birthday coming up? Oh, and how much did it cost you to get your car repaired last week? A recent study found that all of these unique type purchases add up quickly and consumers routinely underestimate and overspend on unbudgeted purchases.
Studies have found that the more couples fight over money, the more likely they are to break up or get divorced. So how long after dating should people open up about finances? Should they consider never combining their finances?