| Aug 18, 2011
| 7:21 AM
Congressional gridlock, the state's high unemployment rate and the gyrating stock market has made many nervous in South Florida.
Financial planners recommend three strategies to help calm nerves -- and keep your net worth intact in these turbulent times,...
| Oct 2, 2012
| 2:56 PM
Three South Florida students who have the right stuff -- as in money sense -- may win up to $250 by writing an essay of up to 1,200 words on personal finance.
Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater is launching a Florida Students $ave Essay...
| Aug 21, 2011
Online budgeting sites aim to take the tedium out of money management, and the latest entry even tries to make a game of it with cash prizes.
Budgeting is such a turnoff that some financial professionals won't even use the term with clients.
| Nov 9, 2012
| 11:47 AM
President Barack Obama signaled on election night that he's willing to work with leaders in both parties on deficit reduction and tax reform. And House Speaker John A. Boehner said a day later that Republicans were open to new revenue.
| Aug 9, 2011
| 6:30 AM
Financial planners have been trying to both warn and reassure nervous investors over the stock markets' recent plummets.
In fact, CNBC financial guru, Suze Orman, who owns a home in North Broward, advised in a tweet that "these markets could continue...
| Aug 24, 2011
| 7:04 AM
With South Florida kids back in school, now’s as good a time as any to educate kids about finance.
Most of today's parents are already trying to teach money management at an earlier age, before their sons and daughters turn 12, a recent survey from...
| Oct 17, 2011
| 6:30 AM
You can't figure out how to save more out of your paycheck. You don't even know where the heck your money is going.
There's a solution: You can learn how to manage your money at free classes and one-on-one counseling sessions during South Florida...
| Aug 31, 2011
| 7:27 AM
Debt doesn't need to be a four-letter word. Used wisely, it can give us a better life -- a home, a car and education.
But South Florida's average credit card debt of $4,555 is among the nation's highest, according to a recent survey by Experian, a credit...
| Oct 10, 2011
| 6:30 AM
South Floridians are paying down their debt at a rate faster than the United States average.
Their new found frugal ways have helped reduce the average debt load in South Florida to below the national average. Just four years ago, South Florida had more....
| Sep 28, 2011
| 9:14 AM
Next Monday kicks off Financial Planning Week -- which you can use as a time to get your financial house in order.
On Tuesday, join the Sun Sentinel for a live web chat on Saving and Investing in troubled times: How to get ahead during uncertainty. It...
| Oct 5, 2011
| 6:44 AM
The good coming from today's otherwise bleak economy are some of the lowest interest rate in more than half a century.
So some South Floridians want to know if they should take advantage of that -- to the point of refinancing more than what they actually...