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Steph Wagner


Put Your Money to Work!

Steph Wagner | July 31, 2014 | Women
It's tempting to fixate on the dollar amount of your paycheck. But the fact is: What matters far more is what you do with those dollars -- and what you allow those dollars to do for you over time. True financial freedom doesn't happen until you've put your money to work for you.
Stephenie Zamora


I Learned a Lot From Being Three Months Behind on ALL My Bills

Stephenie Zamora | July 31, 2014 | Healthy Living
Many, many tears were shed during those three months, and honestly, in the months before and following. It was with some help from my mom, an influx of new work and past due payments, and a lot of hustle that allowed me to pull through that time.
Beth Kobliner


Forget Money: Parents More Interested in Talking to Kids about Sex, Star Wars and Art School

Beth Kobliner | July 31, 2014 | Parents
Not sure how to start the kids and money conversation? Here are tips on talking to kids of all ages.
Steve Rhode


Sallie Mae Says There is Nothing They Can Do to Help Us With Our Massive Loans

Steve Rhode | July 31, 2014 | Money
Huffington Post Reader Question Dear Steve, My husband and I have been married for 6 months and have a baby due in the fall. My husband has over $100,000.00 in Sallie Mae private loans. His parents took these out for him on his 18th birthday, and sent him...
David A. Dedman

Is Cash Obsolete?

David A. Dedman | July 31, 2014 | Money
Younger generations use plastic and electronic payments more than anyone. Look at PayPal, Amazon and iTunes. It's just a natural thing for them. While older generations prefer cash and checks.
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

How Much Insurance Do You Need in Retirement?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | July 30, 2014 | Money
Insurance is only worth the money if it truly protects you and your finances. At this time in life, as you approach retirement or semi-retirement, it's wise to re-examine your current policies. That way you'll know that you have what you need -- and you're not wasting precious dollars on what you don't.
John Weeks

Hobbes, Nobel Prize Winners and Inequality

John Weeks | July 30, 2014 | Politics
Anyone with a non-zero pulse rate should know about the ongoing debate over whether income and wealth inequality has risen in United States and Europe, and the implications if they have.
Jared Bernstein


Hey Kids: Keep the Noise Down! (GDP Version)

Jared Bernstein | July 30, 2014 | Politics
What happened in this recovery is that we settled into trend growth before we bounced back and repaired the damage. That's why the job market in particular has taken so long to recover.
Jack M. Guttentag


Investing In a Larger Down Payment: High Yields and No Risk

Jack M. Guttentag | July 30, 2014 | Business
Consumers looking to purchase a home within the near future face many decisions, including how large a down payment to make. The down payment is the sale price (confirmed by a appraisal) less the loan amount. In most cases, home purchasers must have financial assets at least as large as the down payment they make.
Jason Alderman


Don't Let Back-to-School Tasks Sneak up on You

Jason Alderman | July 30, 2014 | Parents
If you're a first-timer or simply need a back-to-school refresher course, here are a few suggestions that can help you save time, money and sanity.
Steve Rhode


The Most Overlooked Way to Stop a Federal Student Loan Wage Garnishment

Steve Rhode | July 30, 2014 | Money
Huffington Post Reader Question Dear Steve, Student Loan in default. I have been paying my wage garnishment for almost a year. First of all, THANK YOU for being so helpful with these articles. I am trying to find more information on this new law is nearly impossible which...
Steve Rhode


My Elderly Mother Is Struggling in Credit Counseling -- What About Bankruptcy?

Steve Rhode | July 30, 2014 | Money
Huffington Post Reader Question Dear Steve, My mother is 77 years of age. Her memory is no longer the best for her finances and she gets confused as to who gets paid what and how much. the debts, even though she doesn't even use the cards but one...
Evangeline Yvonne Samples, MS, RDN, LD

After the Final Friday: My Life on Unemployment

Evangeline Yvonne Samples, MS, RDN, LD | July 31, 2014 | Money
No, I am not rotting in my parents' basement. However, if I had not moved in with my mother, I would be homeless. I am single and have no children; however, if I had children, I would likely be eligible for additional benefits.


50 Smart Money Tips for Living Your Best Financial Life

LearnVest | July 29, 2014 | Money
We've decided that there is no better time than now to round up our 50 top money tips into one juicy, super-helpful read. From the best ways to budget to how to boost your earning potential like a pro, these nuggets of financial wisdom are as fresh as the day they were published.
Laura Adams


5 Expensive Mistakes Parents of a Teen Driver Should Avoid

Laura Adams | July 29, 2014 | Parents
Having a teenage driver is a hair-raising experience that can keep parents awake at night. And, as if that wasn't enough, parents also get hit with an enormous spike in their auto insurance premium after adding junior to their policy.
Neale Godfrey


Parents: Back to School Is Back

Neale Godfrey | July 29, 2014 | Parents
Return-to-school also means it's return-to-spending time. Combined spending for back-to-school and back-to-college is expected to reach close to $75 billion this year. This is a great time to continue your kid's money lessons.
David H. Bailey


How Financially Literate Is the Investing Public?

David H. Bailey | July 29, 2014 | Money
Many workers are now directly responsible for their financial well-being. Most individual investors are not sufficiently well-informed on financial matters, and thus often make less-than-optimal choices in managing their retirement.
David A. Dedman

Sudden Wealth From a Job Change?

David A. Dedman | July 29, 2014 | Money
Every Life Event, including a job change, comes with questions. You'll have some big decisions to make.
Rep. Rosa DeLauro


No More Subsidizing Corporate Tax Cheats

Rep. Rosa DeLauro | July 29, 2014 | Politics
Too many American corporations have recently sought to renounce their corporate citizenship and reincorporate as a citizen of another country in order to avoid paying a fair share of taxes. The technical term for this practice is an "inversion," but it really is a perversion of our tax laws.
Jack Temple

$15: The New Eight-Hour Day

Jack Temple | July 28, 2014 | Business
When 200 New York City fast-food workers walked off their jobs in November 2012, their demand of $15 an hour seemed like a fantasy. But over the weekend, as more than 1,000 fast-food workers from 50 cities gathered in Chicago for the first-ever nationwide fast-food workers convention, the workers' call for $15 looked prescient.
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