Women More Generous

Do you and your spouse or siblings have different approaches to charitable giving? A study out of Indiana University says women are more generous than men when it comes to making donations. The research, prepared for the university’s Women’s Philanthropy Institute,...

Promotions Timing

If you’re looking for a promotion at work, it turns out that January is the best time. But if you didn’t move up the ladder last month, career advisers recommend starting to plan for the next big opportunity in April. Professional networking site LinkedIn analyzed the...

Personal Finance Apps

If getting a better handle on your finances is on your resolution list this year, here are some of the top personal finance apps from 50plus.com. Your bank’s app is a good place to start. Use it to check balances, make transfers, pay bills, keep track of your...

Suffer and Spend

If Christmas shopping in crowded, overheated malls makes you cranky and uncomfortable, there may be a very good reason for that.  According to the New York Times, evidence suggests that the less comfortable you are during the holiday shopping spree, the more money...

Gas Station Loyalty Rewards

With sky-high gas prices, Dan Bortolotti of The Toronto Star crunched the numbers on those gas station loyalty rewards cards asking the question: are they a waste of time? He looked at how many loyalty points it takes to get $20 worth of free gas, and then calculated...