Money Archives

Trim your wedding costs

May 11, 2013

Practical Money Skills for Life By Jason Alderman Director of Visa’s financial education programs Weddings have always been big business, but I was shocked to see how expensive they’ve become in the 17 years since my wife and I got married. According to the annual Real Weddings Study, the average wedding in the U.S. now… [Read More]

Many Americans skipping meds to save money, CDC says

April 28, 2013

Lack of insurance coverage was key factor in patients cutting back on drugs they need Cash-strapped Americans often skip doses of pricey prescription drugs or take less than was prescribed by their doctor, new research shows. Not surprising, a lack of insurance coverage was a key factor in whether patients went without needed meds, according… [Read More]

How financially literate are you?

April 28, 2013

Practical Money Skills for Life By Jason Alderman Director of Visa’s financial education programs I’m not sure whether it was intentional or merely a coincidence that several years ago Congress proclaimed April to be Financial Literacy Month. April is also the month when millions of Americans grimly write a check to the IRS and resolve… [Read More]

When retiring together doesn’t make sense

March 15, 2013

By Jason Alderman Back when people from my parents’ generation were first planning their lives together, most married couples looked forward to working hard for a few decades, buying a house, raising a family and then retiring together while they still had enough money and energy to travel and pursue favorite hobbies. Some couples do… [Read More]