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Rebecca Sheppard

Benzinga Staff Writer

August 18, 2016 8:31 PM
While there are plenty of everyday commodities that are clearly worth their cost, others are open pits for frivolous spending. Unfortunately, thanks i ...
August 05, 2016 12:35 PM
Regardless of how old you are, there's something you should be doing to prep for retirement. From basic planning strategies to hunkering down for the ...
August 02, 2016 3:54 PM
Retirement may still be a handful of decades away, but thinking long term — over 40 years ahead — can pay off in almost incomprehensible w ...
July 31, 2016 9:02 PM
When you've found yourself in deep debt, the kind that can physically make you ill when you think about your income versus your spending habits, ...
July 28, 2016 11:33 AM
With U.S. mortgage rates near all-time lows, the appeal of purchasing a home has become much more enticing. For those who currently own, those lower ...
July 25, 2016 4:21 PM
There's a common misconception that lower income families are a) fat and b) unhealthy, because quick, affordable food is nutritionally crap. C ...
July 24, 2016 10:49 PM
While savings and budgeting tips abound, there are certain things that — no matter how frugal you want to live — just aren't worth saving ...
July 24, 2016 9:13 PM
Debt happens to many people, but some face a debt situation unlike the "average" graduate who carries loan debts and has a plan for paying them off, o ...
July 14, 2016 4:04 PM
As summer continues to sizzle, your utility bills are likely to see an incremental spike over the next few months. However, if you have aging parent ...
July 12, 2016 4:43 PM
We’re in a technologically saturated world, and while the vastness of social media can seem daunting, there’s something out there for ev ...
July 11, 2016 4:50 PM
As Nintendo Co., Ltd (ADR) (OTC: NTDOY)'s new augmented reality game Pokémon GO rapidly gains popularity, already being applauded for Mon ...
July 06, 2016 4:40 PM
Credit is one of those notoriously confusing financial vehicles. It's the bane of many people's existence, but it is also all-but essential for financ ...
July 05, 2016 12:50 PM
While the financial duress of the Millennial generation is widely publicized, the amount of coverage doesn't seem to be doing anything to curb the tre ...
June 29, 2016 7:14 PM
The battle for financial literacy rages on as educators and parents, politicians and lobbyists constantly engage in conversations over who should be t ...
June 29, 2016 6:45 PM
With all the talk about Brexit and the consequential global markets' reactions since the vote, it's easy to inflate the event, despite the markets' mo ...
June 25, 2016 4:14 PM
Last Thursday while discussing the annual defense spending bill, Arizona Republican Rep. Martha McSally called for a move that was passed "unanim ...
June 21, 2016 11:33 PM
Taking care of another person, be it an aging parent, disabled child or extended relative who cannot live independently, can take its toll on the ca ...
June 21, 2016 12:47 PM
For those who fit within the demographic of “Sandwich Generation,” there’s an abundance of side effects likely to arise at some po ...
June 13, 2016 1:54 PM
For many, everything coming from the Federal Reserve is confusing. The rhetoric itself, "Fedspeak," can be overwhelming, and media outlets' reports on ...
June 12, 2016 3:47 PM
When considering retirement, what typically comes to mind? Where you’ll live? How you’ll afford the lifestyle you want? How you’ll ...
June 12, 2016 2:28 PM
Employment has entered the retirement conversation in a new way. No longer does the topic only come up in an adverse existential way or through the ...
June 07, 2016 4:03 PM
It’s a natural instinct to want to help those we love, particularly if we are in a position where that financial assistance is feasible. Howev ...
June 06, 2016 5:09 PM
Many times, budgets become sidetracked by good intentions. A nephew could use a few thousand dollars this semester, the house down the street that you ...
May 30, 2016 3:07 PM
For many Americans, social security may be their largest — if not only — source of income in retirement. However, the ins and outs of how ...
May 30, 2016 1:05 PM
Talking about money is rarely easy. Within our society (the Deaf community aside), it is often seen as inappropriate, impertinent and contemptuous. ...
May 22, 2016 7:15 PM
Whether you call it a budget, savings strategy or spending plan, keeping track of what you spend money on throughout the month and year is an essentia ...
May 22, 2016 4:07 PM
For whatever reason, there is likely to come a time where you will have to breach an extremely personal — and therefore often equally uncomforta ...
May 15, 2016 6:19 PM
When asked to describe retirement goals, many respondents highlight a certain figure or tangible item that demonstrates they have “made it&rdq ...
May 15, 2016 4:46 PM
So much has been written and theorized about Millennials and money; juxtapose that with fears of under-investing in the market and government-assist ...
May 10, 2016 5:47 PM
While breakfast in bed is always a treat, purchased gifts may have stolen mom's heart this year – tallying $30.3 billion. According to r ...