Money

The 25 highest-paying jobs in America

Students looking to bring home the best pay throughout their careers may want to consider careers in law, medicine or engineering.<p>According to a report from job search platform Glassdoor, some of the best-compensated jobs in the U.S. are concentrated in those fields. To compile its list of …

Bachelor's Degree

These 5 Financial Apps Will Help You Save Thousands Of Dollars Every Year

Being from the 21st century and a part of the millennial era, virtually everything is going mobile. Whether it’s getting a lift on the countless ride sharing apps like Uber, making a late night dinner reservation or ordering lunch to be delivered straight to your door, and even booking a last …

Startups

3 signs you're living beyond your means

It's a frightening statistic that 47% of Americans would struggle to come up with $400 to cover an unplanned expense. Yet nearly half of today's workers are living paycheck-to-paycheck, with no financial cushion whatsoever, and a big part of the reason boils down to living beyond our means.<p>Now you …

Personal Finance

Verizon and Coca-Cola’s budgeting plan may be the smartest way for you to spend less and save more

The zero-based budget calls for going back to the drawing board with your budget periodically to justify every expense.<p>Want more zeroes in your bank …

Budgeting

94% of Americans failed this financial quiz—here are the 4 hardest questions

The majority of Americans feel good about their financial health. A recent survey by financial services company Financial Engines found that over 47 …

Retirement

Health benefit offers from small businesses keep vanishing, report says

Only half of America's smallest businesses now offer health coverage to their workers because many say steady cost hikes have made it too expensive to afford a benefit that nearly all large employers still provide.<p>The Kaiser Family Foundation said Tuesday that 50% of companies with three to 49 …

Health Care

Stop sleeping on your gross, old pillow—this memory foam pillow is on sale right now

<i>— Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA TODAY’s newsroom and any business incentives.</i><p>There's nothing quite …

Shopping

A financial planner gives advice to a 24-year-old with $80,000 in student loans

<i>Dear Carrie,</i><p><i>I'm 24 and came out of school with $80,000 in college loans. I've been luckier than most of my friends and have a full-time job, but I'm wondering whether I should pay off my loans before I start saving for retirement. What do you think?—A Reader</i><p>Dear Reader,<p>This is a great question and …

Financial Planning

At 35, a young dad strives to save $4,000 a month

Adam Ligman has it all: a nice home, great job and a super-cute wife and kids.<p>“I’m fortunate because we’re able to get what we need,” says Ligman, 35, an area sales manager at Intuitive Surgical, a maker of robotic surgical systems, in Pittsburgh. “Sometimes, the extras have to wait, but savings …

News (U.S.)

Best Places for Young Families in North Carolina

With so many websites offering free financial tools, it can be hard to know whom to trust. At NerdWallet, we spend literally 1,000s of hours …

Personal Finance

How high does your credit score really need to be?

Your credit score is one of your most important money numbers, so it’s important to have a good one. But what does that mean? Should you aim for a …

Personal Finance

Asking price for Packers' party house? $1 million

GREEN BAY, Wis. — A newly listed party house will test just how much Green Bay Packers fans will pay for a view of Lambeau Field.<p>The owners of 1261 Shadow Lane put the two-bedroom, two-bathroom ranch on the market this month for $1 million. Well, $999,000, to be exact, more than twice its $371,200 …

Business

10 Things You Never Knew Are Negotiable

Haggling over prices is a time-honored tradition in many countries, but American consumers aren’t particularly keen on negotiating. According to a …

Consumer Reports

Watch Out For These Three Warning Signs Of A Shady Used Car Dealer

Buying a used car can be a little trickier than purchasing a new one. When it comes to used cars there are numerous pitfalls to watch out …

How and Where to Invest in Africa

By Jerome Audran, Michael Bolliger, Jonas David, Andrew Lee, Soledad Lopez and Lucy Qiu<p>Favorable demographics, rising urbanization and rapid growth …

Personal Finance

Here is how to enable 4K and HDR gaming on your Xbox One or Playstation 4

Console gaming is a lot like PC gaming when it comes to getting the best picture possible—you need the latest and greatest tech to make it possible. …

Tutorials

This smart scale will help you lose weight—and it's on sale for an unreal price

<i>— Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA TODAY’s newsroom and any business incentives.</i><p>Whether you're trying …

Weight Loss

Ask Brianna: How can I budget when my rent is so high?

"Ask Brianna" is a column from NerdWallet for 20-somethings or anyone else starting out. I'm here to help you manage your money, find a job and pay off student loans — all the real-world stuff no one taught us how to do in college. Send your questions about postgrad life to …

Personal Finance

51% of young women have to borrow to make cash last until payday

Survey finds a quarter of millennials are constantly in debt, highlighting impact of low pay, zero-hours contracts and rising prices<p>More than half of young women have to borrow to make their cash last to the end of the month, highlighting the impact of stagnating wages, insecure work and rising …

Business

3 Ways to Scrub a Collections Stain Off a Credit Report

With so many websites offering free financial tools, it can be hard to know whom to trust. At NerdWallet, we spend literally 1,000s of hours …

Personal Finance

Toys R Us files for bankruptcy

Toys R Us, facing imminent deadlines to pay off hundreds of millions in debt, said Monday that it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.<p>The company made the filing in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District in Richmond, Va. Its Canadian subsidiary plans to make a similar …

Kids

'Can I buy a buy-to-let with my mother's money to generate income to pay for her care?'

<i>I share power of attorney with my sister for our mother, who has been in a care home since February. We pay around £5,000 for her care per month. This is offset in part by £2,500 from my mother's pensions and other income.</i><p><i>We have sold her house and have £400,000 spread between different bank</i> …

Retirement

Car leasing: how one petrolhead has become 'more wary'

Finance plans offer cars for small monthly payments, but one driver found himself saddled with a £900 bill for minor repairs<p>James Ahari knows about cars after several years in the insurance industry, much of it spent handling motor policy claims. He is also a self-confessed petrolhead.<p>But he says …

Ford Motor Company

Googling this 90s pop star puts your cybersecurity at risk

Avril Lavigne, Bruno Mars and Carly Rae Jepson are the most dangerous celebrities to search for online, McAfee reports.<p>Googling Avril Lavigne gets …

Cybersecurity

Markets Braced for Fed’s Unwinding of Easy Money

Many investors are taking the expected Fed action as a vote of confidence the economy can grow without persistent support<p>Bond markets are bracing for a historic moment: the beginning of the end of easy Fed policy. What comes next is anyone’s guess.<p>The Federal Reserve is expected Wednesday to …

Business

Toys R Us bankruptcy may actually reassure toymakers

Normally bankruptcy filing mean unpaid bills, but toy makers who fill the shelves at Toys R Us are likely breathing easier now that the big box retailer has filed for protection while it reorganizes.<p>The toy giant announced late Monday that it had filed Chapter 11, a legal protection that provides …

Business

Stockpicking mutual fund managers try new bet: themselves

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Active mutual fund managers are decreasing the use of passive exchange-traded funds in their portfolios, a shift that leaves more of their performance numbers up to their own investment picks.<p>About 7 percent of actively managed equity fund managers now hold at least one ETF in …

Personal Finance

How A Grocery Store Scammer Gets Away With It : The Grocery Game Challenge 2017 #3 Sept 18-24

AWARENESS OF THE UNDERGROUND WORLD OF SHOPLIFTING AND THE COSTS TO CUSTOMERS AND RETAILERS IS NECESSARY<p>Scammers are a huge financial loss for grocery …

Budgeting

Millennial's 3 Biggest Spending Regrets (and How to Avoid Them)

A new study identifies the purchases you're most likely to feel bad about down the line.<p>Regret definitely doesn't feel nice, but according to Duke University behavioral economist and author Dan Ariely , it can be instructive.<p>"The feeling of regret, while not pleasant, may serve as a teaching moment …

Millennials

What is the Best Credit Card to Buy an iPhone X With?

If you can get your hands on it, the hottest electronic item this year is going to be the iPhone X. With a retail price of $1,000, you also have the opportunity to accrue some valuable credit card rewards. To maximize your purchase, you should consider one of these credit cards to buy an iPhone X …

Personal Finance