Men may be from Mars, and women from Venus – as the 1992 best-seller put it – but we deal with money matters on planet Earth. When a spender marries a penny pincher and they don't talk about managing money, it can strain a marriage. Of all the common things couples fight about, money disputes are the best harbingers of divorce, according to a study at Utah State University. Make it a goal this year to improve the money management in your home by opening up the channels of communication. Here are five steps to get you started:
The average interest rates for 30-year and 15-year fixed rate mortgages increased slightly from last week, bringing the 30-year rate to 4.39 percent and the 15-year rate to 3.56 percent
Gold prices are up 33 percent this year, and it may be worth more than $2,000 by the end of the year. But gold prices will likely fall, at least for a little while.
Steve Jobs showed how marketing can be just as crucial as developing technology
Hurricane insurance has a unique place in the world of insurance. Just as hurricanes can do all sorts of damage to a house – from wind, flood, and rain – so hurricane insurance requires a multifaceted approach beyond typical homeowners insurance. Some hurricane damage is covered by homeowners insurance. Then there's a government-run program for flooding. As hurricane Irene heads for the East Coast, here are answers to six key questions:
Foxconn, maker of iPhones and iPads, plans to add 1 million robots, doubling the world's industrial robot population. More Asian manufacturers will follow.
We may have an economic crisis, but it comes with an opportunity in low borrowing rates
A new school year is beginning, and on at least on one college campus, the freshman class has quite a few aspiring entrepreneurs
Refinance applications drop, partly because of a slight rise in interest rates. But the math behind refinance applications also plays a role.