Chris DeSimio

Where you live can have a dramatic impact on how far your money will go and what type of lifestyle you lead. According to one online cost-of-living calculator, someone earning an annual salary of $50,000 in Cincinnati would need to make $80,000 to maintain the same standard of living in Boston. But just $47,000 in Cookeville, Tennessee.

Seniors are often inviting targets for financial fraud because of the substantial assets they've accumulated over their lifetimes. A 2010 Investor Protection Trust  Elder Fraud Survey showed that more than seven million older Americans,– one out of every five citizens over the age of 65 – have been victimized by a financing swindle, involving everything from reverse mortgages to precious metals.

The Ohio River National Freedom Corridor is a cooperative initiative which works across the Tri-state to preserve, interpret and promote our extraordinary underground railroad heritage. In partnership with the Clermont County Convention and Visitors Bureau, the National Park Service Network to Freedom Program and the Ohio Humanities Council, the Ohio River National Freedom Corridor will host the inaugural 2015 Regional Underground Railroad Conference, October 16 through 18.

If you have paid, or are paying, into the Social Security System, you have several things to consider and decisions to make before you turn 62, the earliest age you can begin collecting retirement benefits.

As the recent volatility in the stock market continues, we take a look at some of the reasons the market has been even more unpredictable than usual lately, and what affect the Federal Reserve decision to leave interest rates alone could have on stocks.

Though efforts to teach students how to navigate the world of credit, debt, budgets and savings has improved dramatically over the last decade, many high school and even college students graduate with no real sense of how to manage money.

Earlier this month, the New York Stock Exchange suspended trading in its main market for 3½ hours due to a technical issue. The shutdown jarred investors, but it did not have the impact it would have had 20 years ago.

Wall Street still seems to be bullish on the markets, but historically the summer months have not been kind to stocks. The Dow Jones industrial average posted slight losses in June and August, and slight gains in July, on average over the last 20 years. Many analysts are at odds over what this summer will bring for the markets.

Last week'’s strong jobs report has Wall Street analysts predicting the Federal Reserve will soon raise short-term interest rates.

The earliest financial advice most of us get, right along with saving money, is to try and establish good credit. But that involves a great deal more than using credit cards to make your purchases. And sadly, many people are not able to manage their credit properly and can fall deeply into debt.