As you strive to reach financial goals, take time to perform a financial checkup. Here is how to do it.
It was a good week for the ultra-rich, who added billions more to their net worth.
Americans lost nearly two decades’ worth of accumulated wealth between 2007 and 2010, according to a survey by the Federal Reserve.
Presidential candidate Mitt Romney is finding himself in an awkward spot: He’s defending his net worth and at the same time trying to keep it private.
Think you’ve experienced the pain of investment losses? Everything being relative, the net worth of Carlos Slim, the world’s richest man according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, dropped an astounding $478.4 million in a day. As of March 2, his total net worth was $68.5 billion, making his one-day loss much less significant as it
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney leads in more than the Republican primaries: He’s the richest candidate in a decade, with a net worth of approximately $250 million. The last candidate to top that figure was Steve Forbes, the publishing magnate who ran in 2000. His personal net worth is estimated to be $450 million. But
In any list that includes the wealthiest individuals, you might expect a name like Rockefeller to crop up — and it does, at No. 4 on the list of richest members of Congress. Sen. Jay Rockefeller, (D-W.Va.), descendant of oilman John D. Rockefeller, has a reported net worth of $81 million, mostly in trusts. But
I have an ex-husband who spent every penny that he got his hands on, so I understand why 53 percent of married Americans and 69 percent of single people told Charles Schwab when it surveyed them that it is easier to do retirement planning when there is no spouse in the picture. “It’s all about
Ever wonder what it would take for you to financially “walk away” from your job? There was an intriguing article in the Wall Street Journal recently that cited a study by Standard Chartered Priority Banking and Scorpio Partnership. Nearly 1,800 wealthy people (average annual income $120,000 and average net worth of $1.3 million) in 10
Here’s a fun exercise: Use this Bankrate calculator to determine your net worth. That’s the sum of all your financial assets, minus any debts. Now that you’ve got that number, do you ever wonder how you compare to everyone else? A new website lets you find out just how you stack up against the Joneses.