Save money, pay off debt in new year

[--- Reading Time: 2 minutes ---]Santa brought lots of gifts this year. Unfortunately, he also brought lots of credit card debt. But you can still get out of debt and save money in 2012. Lerone Harper, the education coordinator for Consumer Credit Counseling Services...

Learn new coupon tricks; watch grocery savings grow

[--- Reading Time: 2 minutes ---]This year’s fast-rising grocery prices are forcing consumers to scrimp and save to make their food dollars go further. And using coupons is one of the top ways they’re cutting costs at the checkout line. If you’re new...

Late-blooming saver needs to get on the ball

[--- Reading Time: 2 minutes ---]Q: What do I, a 47-year-old investor who has saved nothing for retirement, need to do so I can retire by 65 in light of the market’s recent volatility? A: For decades, investors getting a late start saving for retirement figured...

Frugal moving tips

[--- Reading Time: 2 minutes ---]A new year presents a fresh start, and for many people that means moving to a new apartment or home. However, in addition to signing a new lease or mortgage, there are many hidden costs to moving that people overlook. Don’t buy...

First payroll check of 2011 lets you keep more

[--- Reading Time: 4 minutes ---]Your boss may be stingy and your company may be struggling, but if you are working in America you are about to get a raise. Thanks to the political deal-making that helped extend federal income tax cuts, everyone who pays Social...