• Published On: March 1, 2020By 1.6 min read

    Set up a separate account Dear Dave, I’m an admissions counselor for a university and I make $37,000 a year. I spend a lot of time on the road and [...]

  • Published On: March 1, 2020By 3.7 min read

    …there’s a proper way to write one.  Story: Chris Hogan We all want to do nice things for our loved ones. We go on family trips and celebrate life’s victories [...]

  • Published On: February 1, 2020By 3.6 min read

    Try these tips for having fun on a limited budget.    Everybody in the North can use a break from the cold winter, and even residents in the South need [...]

  • Published On: February 1, 2020By 1.8 min read

    Talk to spouse about money   Dear Dave, I’ve never hidden debt from my husband, but I do hide money from him on occasion. I don’t hide it for my [...]

  • Published On: February 1, 2020By 0.4 min read

    Ah, Valentine’s Day: love is in the air, your loved one is near and all is right with the world. You can’t put a price tag on that. But the [...]

  • Published On: January 1, 2020By 2.4 min read

    Advice for couples on budgeting; helping kids develop good money habits Tips to get motivated Dear Dave, My wife is so charged up after reading your books and now she [...]

  • Published On: January 1, 2020By 0.6 min read

    As tax season gets underway, it’s a good idea to review some of the typically plentiful changes made annually to the tax laws. For example, the penalty for not having [...]

  • Published On: December 1, 2019By 0.7 min read

    Consumers are in good financial shape and retailers expect a strong holiday season, according to a National Retail Federation news release. Holiday retail sales during November and December are expected [...]

  • Published On: December 1, 2019By 3.1 min read

    It’s all about developing and maintaining self-discipline.  Story: Dr. Rob Carter III and Dr. Kirti Salwe Carter Americans are known to overeat, abuse credit cards, marinate for hours in social [...]

  • Published On: December 1, 2019By 1.6 min read

    Test his resolve Dear Dave, Our son is 27 and he has a good job making $55,000 a year. Recently, we learned he financed an expensive car he’s now upside [...]

  • Published On: October 28, 2019By 2.6 min read

    Preparing for the real world. Tell stepdaughter to step it up Dear Dave, I’m getting married this summer and about to become a stepfather, but my fiancée’s daughter from a [...]

  • Published On: October 28, 2019By 0.6 min read

    Thanksgiving dinner can fill you up but won’t leave you thin in the wallet. Last year’s average cost for a Thanksgiving turkey came in at $21.71 for a 16-pound bird, [...]

  • Published On: September 28, 2019By 2.6 min read

    Advice on rental units and pooling your money. Long-distance landlord? Dear Dave, My husband and I are active-duty military stationed outside Washington, D.C. We’re completely debt-free and have finished your [...]

  • Published On: September 28, 2019By 4.6 min read

    5 habits of ‘average’ millionaires can really pay off. Story: Chris Hogan I’m going to come right out and say it: Anyone can become a millionaire in America today. And [...]

  • Published On: September 28, 2019By 0.9 min read

    You don’t always have to have a financial planner to get the financial advice you need. You may be unaware of the services offered by institutions you already use. Here [...]