Are small businesses protecting themselves from a data breach? A data breach can be a challenge for any business, but this is especially true for smaller businesses. Not only can it be more difficult for a smaller business to recover from a data breach, but criminals may also be more likely to target smaller firms.
Five ways to invest in gold In the dark about how to invest in gold? Despite gold's increasing value and popularity, many folks don't know where to get started. If that includes you, you're not alone. Here are five options to get you started.
The marriage merge: practical tips for combining your lives Your wedding is sure to be the happiest day of your life, but marriage stretches well beyond those 24 hours. Merging your lives as husband and wife starts even before you say your "I do's" and will require some effort and patience - which will be good practice for your future life together.
Why debt is a four letter word There are many "do's" and "don'ts" when it comes to wise financial planning and stewardship. But many financial planning experts would agree that at or near the top of the don't list would be the following simple piece of financial advice: Don't fall into debt.
The most-overlooked financial planning tool that's free to everyone What did you do with that envelope that used to arrive once a year with estimates of your future Social Security benefits? You might have reviewed the information. You may have even filed the statement away as a reference. Now, this powerful financial planning tool is as close as the nearest computer.
Squeeze more savings out of the gas pump this summer With gas prices on an eternal upswing and the summer driving season in full force, drivers are looking for ways to alleviate the pain at the pump. Some simple steps can make a big difference in your fuel economy so you can save money and get the most out of every gallon.
Online coupons: a great way to save money on weekly shopping lists Online coupon usage is on the rise, according to a Business Wire publication. Consumers are using online coupon sites to find discounts on everything from A to Z on the shopping list, including personal items to apparel, medical supplies to home decor, eye wear to flowers, large restaurant equipment and more.
Financial bliss after 'I do' Wedding season is here. It's estimated that more than 2 million couples will be married in the United States this year. As couples young and old unite their hearts and lives, they will also face the challenging task of uniting their finances.
Money-saving, laptop-buying tips for back-to-school shoppers Remember when back-to-school shopping meant different needs for different age groups? These days, students of virtually every age have one need in common: a laptop. Here are tips to help you stay on budget while laptop shopping this back-to-school season.
Protecting yourself from cybercrime Gone are the days when hackers were the weekend enthusiasts you tolerated on the golf course, when viruses were the things that gave you the flu or a cold, and Phish was a popular jam band who served as the inspiration for your favorite flavor of Ben and Jerry's. With the rise of the Internet and electronic devices has c...
Buying a home: Prepare by getting your finances in order For those considering buying a home, the current real estate market presents some unique opportunities. One of the side effects of the economic roller coaster ride of the past few years is that home prices have gone down and more homes have gone on the market. For buyers, that means more choices and better deals. However...