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Jim T. Miller

When and How Social Security Checks Are Delivered

Jim T. Miller | July 5, 2015 | Fifty
Generally, Social Security retirement benefits (as well as disability and survivor benefits) are paid in the month after the month they are due. So, if you apply for your Social Security benefits in September, you will receive your September benefits in October.
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

You Are What You Earn?

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | July 5, 2015 | Education
Recently, the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce released some findings about what new graduates could expect to earn. The results are interesting and may well speak to where the workforce will head if left to market forces.
Michael Calhoun

Immediate Costs of Predatory Financial Practices Are Steep, But They Are Just the Tip of the Iceberg

Michael Calhoun | July 2, 2015 | Politics
As the 2016 presidential campaign kicks off, the economy is growing and Americans are getting back to work. However, for far too many people plotting a course from the working class to the middle class requires navigating dangerous waters filled with financial icebergs.
Jason Alderman

Ways to Save Money on a Last-Minute Summer Trip

Jason Alderman | July 1, 2015 | Business
Start with a notion that's a bit counter-intuitive. To become an effective travel bargain hunter, planning is essential. In fact, embrace travel as a hobby, looking for tricks, techniques and current online resources to keep abreast of the best last-minute deals. Here's how to begin.
Robert Reich

Overtime: Finally, A Break for the Middle Class

Robert Reich | July 1, 2015 | Politics
The U.S. Department of Labor just proposed raising the overtime threshold -- what you can be paid and still qualify to be paid "time-and-a-half" beyond 40 hours per week -- from $23,600 a year to $50,400. This is a big deal. Some 5 million workers will get a raise.

The Couponing Guide for Shoppers Who Don't Want to Look Cheap

GOBankingRates | July 1, 2015 | Money
If the eye-rolling and heavy sighs of impatient customers waiting for the cashier to process your stack of coupons leave you utterly mortified, extreme couponing might not be for you. But, that doesn't mean you should avoid couponing altogether.
Jason Alderman

Money Management for the 'Boomerang' Household

Jason Alderman | June 30, 2015 | Business
Combined households sharing living expenses, childcare, eldercare and maintenance duties made life more affordable in the '50s. Due to recent economic realities, multi-generational living has been on the rise for many families.
Barack Obama

A Hard Day's Work Deserves a Fair Day's Pay

Barack Obama | June 30, 2015 | Politics
Right now, too many Americans are working long days for less pay than they deserve. That's partly because we've failed to update overtime regulations for years -- and an exemption meant for highly paid, white collar employees now leaves out workers making as little as $23,660 a year -- no matter how many hours they work.
Jason Alderman

Your Midyear Financial Checkup

Jason Alderman | June 30, 2015 | Business
The summer months allow most of us a chance to slow down and catch up -- on relaxation, on chores and with a bit of scheduling and focus, on our money goals.

5 Best and Worst Things to Buy Generic

GOBankingRates | June 30, 2015 | Business
With so many generic options out there these days, it's often tempting to just buy the cheaper products and save your money for something else. But "cheaper" doesn't always mean better.
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

Welcome to the Real World: Personal Finance Tips for New Grads

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | June 30, 2015 | College
The unfortunate reality is that most young adults have received little instruction about personal finance at the moment they need it most: when entering the workforce and starting "real life."

9 Clever Ways to Teach Kids About Money When School's Out for Summer

LearnVest | June 30, 2015 | Parents
Ah, summer. That time of year for making s'mores around a campfire, riding adrenaline-pumping roller coasters and... bonding with the kids over a money talk? Ok, so maybe that last scenario isn't as traditional as fireworks on the Fourth of July.

5 Ways Millennials Are in Danger of Bank Fraud

GOBankingRates | June 28, 2015 | Business
Millennials aren't incredibly worried about bank fraud -- but they should be. According to a 2014 Federal Trade Commission study, 20- to 29-year-olds are the highest reporting group for identity theft, making up a full fifth of complaints across all age brackets.
The Kitchn

What It's Really Like to Cook on a Food Stamp Budget

The Kitchn | June 26, 2015 | Taste
For many people, the difficulties start before stepping foot in the store.
Lule Demmissie

Fighting for Equitable Financial Services: Money Challenges Facing Same-Sex Couples

Lule Demmissie | June 25, 2015 | Gay Voices
No doubt the face of financial planning will be much impacted by the ever-growing presence of legally recognized same-sex married couples and families across the country. In many ways it will be simpler, but in others more complex.
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Women and People of Color Soon on U.S. Paper Currency?

Warren J. Blumenfeld | June 25, 2015 | Politics
Since the year 2020 marks the 100 year commemoration of the passage of the 19th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution granting women the vote, petition organizers argue that the time has long-since come for women to grace our currency, especially our paper bills.

Baby Debt Diaries: 3 Cautionary Tales of New Parent Sticker Shock

LearnVest | June 25, 2015 | Parents
While there's not much you can do to prep for the loss of shut-eye or a diaper deluge, you can shore up your savings -- because the last thing you want to be thinking about while cradling your newborn is how much those Pampers are setting you back.
Jack M. Guttentag

Protecting Borrowers in Dysfunctional Markets: A Major Challenge to CFPB

Jack M. Guttentag | June 25, 2015 | Business
The rotten-apple approach won't work in non-competitive markets where the general rule is that the information consumers need is not provided. An important example is the HECM reverse mortgage market, which may be the most dysfunctional and least competitive of all the major financial service markets.
Jason Alderman

Planning a Wedding on a Budget

Jason Alderman | June 24, 2015 | Weddings
Couples can save considerable money through creative scheduling, direct planning and most important, treating their wedding as just one of many financial issues they'll navigate in a lifetime. That's why they might want to consider a little financial planning before the wedding planning starts.

23 Reasons Why You Will Always Feel Poor

GOBankingRates | June 24, 2015 | Business
Many Americans are clearly not experts at managing their own finances and end up broke month after month. The cycle of overspending leaves them poor, even if their income means they are considered well above the poverty line.
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