Checking emails, Facebook messages and yes even credit score are just some of the things millennials are doing on a more regular basis. Almost nine out of 10 older millennials (30–38) have checked their score at least once, according to CreditCards.com, which is a better showing than any other age group.
Half of millennials say they've had their current credit card longer than their current romantic relationship. Matt Schulz, the chief industry analyst with CompareCards, says that isn't a good thing. That first credit card that you may have gotten in college or in your early 20s probably has a high APR (annual percentage rate), high fees, and little or no rewards, Matt says, and you can do better.
This is the time of year when resolutions are made and broken. And topping the list of resolutions for many of us is figuring out our finances.
Here are some personal finance tips from Rebecca Walser, the author of "Wealth Unbroken: Growing Wealth Uninterrupted by Market Crashes, Taxes, and Even Death." Walser is a tax attorney and a financial consultant.
For about 10 years, the New York City Department Of Consumer Affairs has been offering free financial counseling through more than 20 financial empowerment centers in the city. The counselors are trained professionals that work one-on-one with individuals and help them tackle debt, improve their credit, create a budget, open a bank account, save and plan for the future, and more.
Cocaine on a Tinder date? You'll read about that in Refinery29's Money Diaries, a daily financial column where millennial women track their spending over seven days and share details about their rent, 401(k) accounts, salaries, and dating habits.
Consider this: millennials are the largest generation in history yet when it comes to investing, a recent survey from bankrate.com shows only a third have money in the stock market, compared to half of Generation X and Baby Boomers. So, why is that?
April is Financial Literacy Month. Studies show we need it more than ever, with as many as two-thirds of American adults unable to answer basic financial questions. But how do you start talking to children about money and finances, so they grow up to be financially aware?
A look at this year's home sale peak season.