How to Manage Your Finances in a Volatile Economy

5 Basics of Personal Finance in a Crazy Economy

Between the congressional budget drama, debt ceiling deadlines, S&P credit rating downgrades and the fed funds rate announcement, it’s almost dizzying to try to understand what all of this economic activity means for your wallet. The best thing you can do is get back to basics and make sure your finances are ready to weather any financial storm. We cover five personal finance basics that you should always make sure are in order.

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Pursuing Happiness: The Science of Spending

Have you ever made a large purchase, such as a couch or a television or, god forbid, a house, and then were left with an utterly empty and unsatisfied feeling as the purchase lost its luster and became just another possession?

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