Get SMART about budgeting in the new year

American consumers often spend much more than they make, while a third don't even bother to budget their money. One financial expert suggests they get SMART about their finances.

Dow hits 29,000 for first time ever

The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed above 29,000 for the first time despite the December jobs report falling short of expectations. All three of the major averages were trading in record territory.

Help a loved one by giving a financial gift for the holidays

If you're struggling to get the last few people on your list something for the holidays, why not get them something that'll help them financially. Now we aren't talking about gift cards, but instead helping them pay off some of that student loan debt.

What to do if you lose your wallet

Losing a wallet, or having it stolen, can be a huge hassle that requires some quick and specific action to minimize the damage.

Unemployment checklist: What to do when you’re out of work

Unemployment continues to decline among the nation's employers, but there are still thousands losing their jobs on a weekly basis. It can be a disorienting experience that still requires quick action on a handful of tasks to keep a bad situation from getting worse.