household budget

A new Pew report shares the bad news about paying for basic needs.
But most still say they're making summer plans with an eye toward saving money.
Even the most Internet savvy of us have at one time or another felt a little reluctance to bring our financial life online. And while it always comes with a risk, the truth is, you could be more at risk sending a bill payment by snail mail than you are paying it online.
Two weeks after tying the knot, my husband, Robert, and I set out to Peru with $3,000, two one-way tickets, two backpacks -- and two wildly different philosophies about how to handle our money.
The lingering disparity in gender roles when it comes to financial decisions could lead to families handling their money less effectively.
The days when you could send your kids off to the first day of school with a lunchbox and a hug are long gone. Today's back-to-school preparations include the dreaded shopping excursions for clothes and school supplies.
Then there's money. In the last three years, my wife and I have both been temporarily laid off; we constantly struggle to
Do not fail to take advantage of the down time afforded by unemployment to spend as much time as possible actually lying down.