How is the Consumer Price Index (CPI) Calculated
I’ve often wondered how the CPI is calculated. I know that the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) determines
Consider money you’re putting away for a long term (think twenty years away – say for retirement or a young child’s college expenses) expense. Often people
When buying almost any appliance the salesperson asks if you want to “protect your investment” with a maintenance contract. Even Amazon offers maintenance
If you are about to buy a house, a car, a mattress, or nearly anything on credit you are presented with an interest rate. Often adjacent to the interest rate
Things that are valuable often are kept in a safe deposit box at a bank or credit union. However, the definition of value is different for different people.
While part 1 of this blog outlined how need-based aid is determined from the FAFSA, this part talks about things to do long before getting to the FAFSA.
Having a child about to start college is a financially scary lifetime event. As with many other things in life, ignorance makes it scarier and harder than it
Entering 2021 suggests that income tax filing is not that far behind. Congressional action increased the standard deduction driving many people to no longer
Risk can be a confusing concept. You may have the following kinds of definitions in mind:
- Probability of decline in your assets’ values
- Volatility of your