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5 Family Financial Traditions Passed Down Through the Generations

(0) Comments | Posted November 23, 2015 | 10:31 AM

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, many of us are already unpacking the holiday decorations and sketching out our shopping and wish lists.

For some, it's also the season for embracing our favorite family rituals.

But we're not just talking about the usual stuffing recipes or Secret Santa exchanges --...

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Eu escolhi não ter filhos - e o dinheiro foi o principal motivo

(5) Comments | Posted November 16, 2015 | 2:29 PM

Na nossa série Money Mic decidimos dar espaço para pessoas com opiniões controversas falem sobre o dinheiro. Essas são as suas opiniões, não as nossas, mas convidamos todos vocês a responderem.

Hoje Bonnie Gayle conta como a sua decisão de não ter filhos permitiu seu sucesso na carreira...

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4 Career Mistakes You Should Make by 30 (Hint: You'll Learn Something)

(0) Comments | Posted November 12, 2015 | 3:05 PM

When publicist Jennifer B.* was just starting out in her career, her job was so demanding that she tried to take a few shortcuts.

"I was pitching all the major beauty and fashion publications, and I cut-and-pasted the same pitch into about 50-plus emails," she recalls. "I ended up addressing two...

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Single Salary Diaries: 'How My Family Makes It Work Living on One Income'

(0) Comments | Posted November 4, 2015 | 11:35 AM

Groceries, car payments, the mortgage, clothes for the kids.

If you're like most families in America, that's just a fraction of what you need to take into consideration when mapping out your monthly budget.

And these days, unless you or your spouse is commanding a high salary, the idea of...

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I Chose Not To Have Kids -- And Money Was A Big Reason

(94) Comments | Posted October 21, 2015 | 2:29 PM

In our Money Mic series, we hand over the podium to people with controversial views about money. These are their views, not ours, but we welcome your responses.

Today, Bonnie Gayle shares how her decision not to have kids allowed her to reach career and financial success--and why...

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'I Gave My 14-Year-Old a Debit Card (and, No, I'm Not Crazy)'

(1) Comments | Posted October 16, 2015 | 11:27 AM

In our Money Mic series, we hand over the podium to people with controversial views about money. These are their views, not ours, but we welcome your responses.

Today, one woman shares what happened when she handed over a cash-loaded debit card to her teenage son. You heard...

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Why You Can Thank Mom and Dad for Your Work Ethic

(0) Comments | Posted October 9, 2015 | 1:35 PM

As a kid, Charly Rok, 50, was always wowed whenever she visited the skyscraper where her dad worked as a partner in a law firm.

And much like him, she's since climbed the corporate ladder to land an enviable position as the VP of public relations for a bridal brand...

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7 Days, 7 Easy Ways to Boost Your Hireability

(0) Comments | Posted October 2, 2015 | 4:26 PM

There are certain times in life when it pays to look at what you have and be happy with it--rather than angle for a shiny upgrade.

Your old, reliable car fits this bill. So does your perfectly fine tablet or iPhone. (Be honest: Do you really need the newest model...

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The Ultimate Dad's Guide to Work-Life Balance

(0) Comments | Posted September 30, 2015 | 11:46 AM

Work-life balance.

Those words have the potential to elicit all sorts of reactions in working parents--not least of which is skepticism about how such balance is even possible in this day and age.

And if you think the struggle to maintain work-life balance only affects women, just take a look...

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Desperate Parents Confess: 'I Bribe My Kids'

(0) Comments | Posted September 29, 2015 | 12:11 PM

Comedian Carey Reilly had to take an important call, and she didn't have time to entertain any funny business from her 7-year-old son.

So the 30-something mom offered her daughter $10 to occupy her brother -- which was met with a demand for $20.

This clearly wasn't the first time...

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11 Ways to Save on Budget-Busting Extracurriculars for Kids

(0) Comments | Posted September 25, 2015 | 12:02 PM

If you have kids, nothing heralds the arrival of fall like a jam-packed after-school schedule full of soccer meets, band recitals and dance competitions.

That's right -- the new school year is in full swing, and with it comes another season of hustling your kids from one extracurricular to another.

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New Parents Dish on 'The Best Baby Money Decision I Ever Made'

(0) Comments | Posted September 23, 2015 | 8:43 PM

When baby makes three, all kinds of seeming "must-haves" can take a toll on your bottom line -- from hand-knit nursery blankets to souped-up strollers.

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the average middle-income family shells out about $13,000 in just the first year of...

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How to Keep 6 Toxic Colleagues in Check

(0) Comments | Posted September 16, 2015 | 12:56 PM

You're one of the few people in your inner circle who honestly loves your job.

You wake up feeling energized. You believe in your company's mission. You're happy with the pay and your day-to-day duties.

But there's one thing that really bursts your career bubble: toxic coworkers.

Good or bad,...

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4 Sins Helicopter Parents Commit -- To the Detriment of Their Kids' Futures

(0) Comments | Posted September 2, 2015 | 12:34 PM

From the moment you hold that tiny baby, there's an overriding instinct to protect your child at all costs from the bad things that can happen in life.

Sometimes, however, that determination to keep little Sam and Susie constantly content can backfire.

The very things you're doing to ease the...

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Salary Confessions of Working Moms: 'I Opted Out for a Few Years -- and Paid for It'

(0) Comments | Posted August 25, 2015 | 12:29 PM

Five years ago Sarah Hosseini had a great gig as a TV producer for a news station in Charlotte, N.C.

She loved the work, and expected a continual -- and satisfying -- climb up the career ladder. So she never imagined that having a baby at 25 would forever change...

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They Did What?! Money Pros Dish on the Crazy Things Parents Do for Grown Kids

(0) Comments | Posted August 11, 2015 | 11:36 AM

You're hanging out with other parents at the playground when you overhear someone discuss their kid's recent birthday party.

You smile and nod, but you're secretly wondering, "What are they thinking paying $1,500 for a bouncy house and a three-foot 'Frozen' cake ... for a 4-year-old?"

Welcome to modern-day parenting...

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Your Back-to-School Shopping Survival Guide: How to Nab the Best Deals in August

(0) Comments | Posted August 6, 2015 | 12:35 PM

The lazy days of summer are in full swing... which can only mean one thing.

Back-to-school shopping -- the second-biggest retail season -- is officially underway.

According to the National Retail Federation, the average family plans to spend around $630 for electronics, apparel and other necessities this school...

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What the 1% Can Teach You About Being the C.E.O. of Your Family

(0) Comments | Posted July 29, 2015 | 11:29 AM

It goes without saying that people in the top echelons of society -- you know, members of the one percent -- have a lot of advantages when it comes to getting ahead in life.

They have all kinds of people helping them grow their money, manage their (many) homes --...

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5 Fancy (and Pricey) Ways Parents Will Pay to Get Their Kids Ahead

(3) Comments | Posted July 24, 2015 | 11:10 AM

There's probably little you won't do to help your kids succeed--short of running the bases for them at a Little League game, or writing their admissions essays.

Who doesn't want to make sure the odds are in their favor when it comes to college and their subsequent careers?

But when you're juggling...

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Comparing the Costs of Having a Baby at 26 Versus 36

(3) Comments | Posted July 20, 2015 | 12:33 PM

"There's never a good time to have kids -- you just have to go for it."

If you're contemplating starting a family, chances are you've heard this well-intentioned advice by now.

While it's true that little is predictable when it comes to having children, there's no denying it's as much...

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