In the first half of 2010, personal bankruptcy filings in the United States totaled 770,000+ people. While reasons for bankruptcy filings varies, here are eight ways you might reach this financial pitfall.
As the saying goes, hindsight is 20/20 — especially when it comes to mistakes in financial moves. From the dream car turning into a lemon to smoking your son’s college savings, we asked other popular personal finance bloggers what their worst financial moves were, here are seven financial moves that ended badly:
Statistics show that men and women handle money differently. While there are exceptions to every rule, men generally are better prepared for retirement, are more willing to put money into savings, pay off credit card balances in full and are more educated about investing. Men are also more prepared for unemployment, which is fortunate because there are more unemployed men than women in the U.S.
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More than 60 million Americans say they are likely to cut back on wireless service to save money if the economy gets worse over the next six months. But no need to be too hasty… the right cell phone plan can help you save money without reducing talk time or fun bonus features!