Enjoy the holidays, but don’t get carried away with holiday shopping. It’s easy to overspend, and 48 million Americans are still paying off credit card debt from last holiday season, says NerdWallet. 55% of credit card users carry a balance on their cards, paying interest rates of 16.86% on average, says website CreditDonkey. The average individual credit card […]
Ex-NBA star Antoine Walker learned the hard way when his lavish spending ended up with him in bankruptcy. Now he teaches rising young athletes about financial literacy so they don’t make the same mistakes he did. Looking back, the former player for the Miami Heat and Boston Celtics said during an interview with ThinkAdvisor magazine […]
Economists say some people may be letting good times in the stock market go to their head, and their wallet. U.S. savings rates have recently dropped to a 12-year low, as Americans make record withdrawals from their investment and 401(k) accounts. Where is the money going? It’s being used to pay for everything from kitchen […]
It’s not just your imagination. You really do spend more when you say “charge it!” The proliferation of non-cash forms of payment like credit and debit cards, Pay Pal, gift cards, phone apps, and online bank payments is making it easier for people to spend too much money. The temptation to overspend is especially acute for […]
About Mari Adam, CFP®
Mari Adam, Certified Financial Planner™ and President of Adam Financial Associates Inc, has been helping individuals and families chart their financial futures for twenty five years. Mari has appeared in publications such as Business Week, CBS MarketWatch, Wall Street Journal, Kiplinger’s, Newsweek, and Money Magazine.
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