7 Ways to Build Willpower That Creates Success

It’s about that time of year when New Year’s resolutions waver and goals seem out of reach. But that doesn’t have to be the case if we learn how to build willpower. Some people appear to be born with a lot of determination. For the rest of us, it is possible to cultivate willpower. And … Read more7 Ways to Build Willpower That Creates Success

The 15 Vehicles Most Likely to Last You 15 Years

One of the best ways to save money is to buy a used car and hold on to it for a long time. And buying from one particular manufacturer helps boost your odds of achieving that goal. Toyota models dominate iSeeCars’ latest ranking of vehicles that are most likely to last 15 years. The Japanese … Read moreThe 15 Vehicles Most Likely to Last You 15 Years

How to Insure Your Drone So You Don’t Fly Into Financial Disaster

With prices dropping on new drones, enthusiastic amateur pilots are out in force. While the fun factor is huge, there’s a side of drone ownership that many new pilots don’t realize: They’ll need insurance. Given the cost of drones — including a camera, they start at several hundred dollars and run well into the thousands … Read moreHow to Insure Your Drone So You Don’t Fly Into Financial Disaster

What’s the Fastest Way to Increase My Credit Score?

Welcome to the “2-Minute Money Manager,” a short video feature answering money questions submitted by readers and viewers. Today’s question is about credit scores — specifically, about techniques to improve a credit score as quickly as possible. This is a question I’ve been addressing, in one form or another, since I started Money Talks News … Read moreWhat’s the Fastest Way to Increase My Credit Score?

11 Common Money Mistakes — and How to Fix Them

Everybody messes up with money now and then. If they’re honest, they’ll tell you their regrets. Maybe they moved their 401(k) savings into cash accounts after the stock market crashed in 2008, missing the market gains since then. Or they bought a house they couldn’t afford. Or they waited until age 40 to start saving. … Read more11 Common Money Mistakes — and How to Fix Them

Is Buying a Timeshare Ever a Good Idea?

Welcome to the “2-Minute Money Manager,” a short video feature answering money questions submitted by readers and viewers. Today’s question is about timeshares; specifically, if it’s ever possible to get a good deal on one of these much-maligned vacation pads. I’d bet timeshares are the source of more questions I’ve gotten over the years than … Read moreIs Buying a Timeshare Ever a Good Idea?

How Much Are Those Doggies in the Dog Show? What 20 Top Breeds Cost

lev radin / Shutterstock.com The biggest canine competition of the year is getting underway this weekend — and it will showcase some of the finest individuals of the finest breeds. The price on pooches that strut their stuff at the 143rd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show may be off the charts — their owners likely … Read moreHow Much Are Those Doggies in the Dog Show? What 20 Top Breeds Cost

7 Workplace Missteps That Will Ensure You Never Get Promoted

There are many steps you can take to improve your career prospects — from quitting your job for a better-paying one or switching to a work-from-home job to the traditional standbys of putting in more hours or pursuing additional training. But if you’re making certain missteps at work, you could be sabotaging your own best … Read more7 Workplace Missteps That Will Ensure You Never Get Promoted

How to Ditch Your Bank in 5 Simple Steps

The news that Wells Fargo customers have spent the past couple of days suffering through a series of inconveniences is a reminder that you don’t have to put up with your bank’s lousy service. The latest Wells Fargo fiasco — which reportedly involved everything from wonky ATM access to online banking services on the fritz … Read moreHow to Ditch Your Bank in 5 Simple Steps

13 Things That Got a Lot More Expensive in 2018

AJR_photo / Shutterstock.com If you made a resolution to save more money this year, we have bad news for you: You might have to rethink your budget. Between rising inflation and the trade war with China, prices have been steadily climbing for all sorts of goods and services. Following is a look at the items … Read more13 Things That Got a Lot More Expensive in 2018