Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Wednesday, November 25, 2015 7:05 am
By Judy Martel ·

Check your budget twice before succumbing to holiday-spending frenzy.

Monday, October 07, 2013 6:05 am
By Paula Pant ·

Short on funds for the holidays? Start saving now — for this year and next.

Tuesday, December 04, 2012 2:21 pm
By Paula Pant ·

Here is a list of four essential financial tasks you should complete before the end of the year.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 6:05 am
By Janet Reusch ·

Win cash from Bankrate! Tell us how you make the holidays special without overspending.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 7:00 am
By Carrie Rocha ·

These six must-have apps will help you stay on financial track now through the new year.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 3:00 pm
By Jeff Fruhwirth ·

Here are some ways to save on Thanksgiving even if it means you have to entertain during the holiday season!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 10:04 am
By Tara Baukus Mello ·

Halloween will make roads and sidewalks busier than usual. Follow these tips to avoid auto scares this fright night.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011 2:24 pm
By Naomi Mannino ·

In 2009, my then-unemployed husband spent money and left us vulnerable to identity theft because of a job scam. In response, I wrote an expose about job scams for the St. Petersburg Times titled “Frayed emotions make it easy to fall for job-hunting scams.” Since then, he has also fallen for the job-retraining scam where the “school”

Tuesday, August 30, 2011 2:11 pm
By Tara Baukus Mello ·

If you’ll be packing up the car to take a road trip this Labor Day weekend, you might find the roads crowded. AAA estimates you’ll be joining an estimated 27.3 million U.S. drivers vacationing by car, a slight increase over Labor Day 2010. Here are three ways to save money on your road trip: Check your

Monday, July 04, 2011 7:00 am
By Jennie L. Phipps ·

It’s the Fourth of July and I’m not only honoring our nation’s birthday, I’m celebrating my own personal freedom and looking forward to more of it when my husband and I retire. For many people, retirement is the ultimate Independence Day — a time to do what you want, when you want to do it,

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