The Morning Journal : Personal Finance http://business-news.thestreet.com/the-morning-journal en http://www.mainstreet.com/article/10-best-ways-to-avoid-holiday-debt-beware-the-spending-danger-zone 10 Best Ways to Avoid Holiday Debt: Beware the Spending Danger Zone http://business-news.thestreet.com/the-morning-journal/story/10-best-ways-avoid-holiday-debt-beware-the-spending-danger-zone/1 NEW YORK (MainStreet) — Stan Middleman, 60, of Cherry Hill, N.J., knows he overspends for the holidays, but he doesn't pay his indulgences much mind… Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:06:00 EST http://www.mainstreet.com/article/why-american-consumers-are-less-likely-to-have-savings-accounts Why American Consumers Are Less Likely to Have Savings Accounts http://business-news.thestreet.com/the-morning-journal/story/why-american-consumers-are-less-likely-have-savings-accounts/1 NEW YORK (MainStreet) — According to finance guru Casey Bond, the average savings account interest rate in the last quarter of 2014 is 0.17%. That's… Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:09:00 EST http://www.mainstreet.com/article/7-totally-unexpected--and-affordable--places-you-will-want-to-see-in-2015 7 Totally Unexpected - and Affordable - Places You Will Want to See in 2015 http://business-news.thestreet.com/the-morning-journal/story/7-totally-unexpected-and-affordable-places-you-will-want-see-2015/1 NEW YORK (MainStreet) — An improving economy, ever better air connections, and, suddenly, foreign destinations that seemed unattainable are looming large for some travelers in… Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:21:00 EST http://www.mainstreet.com/article/gold-and-crude-oil-could-prove-to-be-next-winning-couple Gold and Crude Oil Could Prove to Be Next Winning Couple http://business-news.thestreet.com/the-morning-journal/story/gold-and-crude-oil-could-prove-be-next-winning-couple/1 NEW YORK (MainStreet) — As prices for both crude oil and gold have declined recently, the regular correlation between the two commodities appears to be… Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:51:00 EST http://www.mainstreet.com/article/under-34-and-youve-already-hijacked-your-retirement-fix-it Under 34 And You've Already Hijacked Your Retirement? Fix It http://business-news.thestreet.com/the-morning-journal/story/under-34-and-youve-already-hijacked-your-retirement-fix-it/1 NEW YORK (MainStreet) — A retirement savings account needs a little love and attention. You feed it, protect it and some day it will do… Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:59:00 EST http://www.mainstreet.com/article/90-million-americans-will-travel-for-the-holidays-are-you-feeling-the-pain 90 Million Americans Will Travel for the Holidays: Are You Feeling the Pain? http://business-news.thestreet.com/the-morning-journal/story/90-million-americans-will-travel-the-holidays-are-you-feeling-the-pain/1 New York (MainStreet) -- More than one in four Americans will travel for the holiday season, according to the annual American Express report on holiday… Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:36:00 EST http://www.mainstreet.com/article/professional-money-managers-are-seeking-profits-beyond-the-stock-market Professional Money Managers Are Seeking Profits Beyond the Stock Market http://business-news.thestreet.com/the-morning-journal/story/professional-money-managers-are-seeking-profits-beyond-the-stock-market/1 NEW YORK (MainStreet) — Predictions for the "Death of Equities" have been made for years, but as the bull market nears its sixth birthday –… Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:49:00 EST http://www.mainstreet.com/article/heres-5-new-year-resolutions-to-do-right-now-that-can-set-your-2015-on-the-right-financial-foot 5 New Year's Resolutions to Do Right Now That Can Set Your 2015 on the Right Financial Foot http://business-news.thestreet.com/the-morning-journal/story/5-new-years-resolutions-do-right-now-can-set-your-2015-the-right-financial-foot/1 NEW YORK (MainStreet) — Every New Year's Eve brings hope for a better one and resolutions to go with it. Below are a few that… Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:40:00 EST http://www.mainstreet.com/article/10-highest-grossing-christmas-day-blockbuster-movies-of-all-time 10 Highest-Grossing Christmas Day Blockbuster Movies of All Time http://business-news.thestreet.com/the-morning-journal/story/10-highest-grossing-christmas-day-blockbuster-movies-all-time/1 NEW YORK (MainStreet) – Everybody complains about holiday creep — until Christmas finally arrives and it's time to get away from food and extended family… Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:58:00 EST http://www.mainstreet.com/article/5-totally-obvious-things-to-do-to-stop-worrying-about-retirement 5 Totally Obvious Things to Do to Stop Worrying About Retirement http://business-news.thestreet.com/the-morning-journal/story/5-totally-obvious-things-do-stop-worrying-about-retirement/1 NEW YORK (MainStreet) — Americans aren't saving enough for retirement, and they're increasingly anxious about the problem. According to the Employee Benefit Research Institute, only… Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:27:00 EST