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Melanie Young

Before You Say 'I Do'... a Few Don'ts

Melanie Young | January 30, 2015 | Money
Don't delay writing wills or reviewing and planning for insurance coverage when starting out in a marriage. You need to know how finances will be managed while you are both alive and healthy and also if one of you becomes disabled or dies.
Chris Mettler

Financial Sense 201: Going Beyond the Classroom and Making Smart Financial Choices Now

Chris Mettler | January 30, 2015 | College
It is not possible for every student to graduate from college debt free. However, it is crucial to make smart financial decisions while still in school to limit the financial burden as much as possible, as this will have a direct and lasting impact on your financial health for the rest of your life.
Jeanne Kelly

Play the Credit Game By Deflating Your Credit Card Debt and Win

Jeanne Kelly | January 30, 2015 | Business
Just as in football, there's not only one way to win, but doing lots of things right, time after time, you will win. The same is true for building and maintaining healthy credit.
Katie Donovan

The Sony Hack, Gender Pay Gap and the Agents' Role

Katie Donovan | January 30, 2015 | Business
Regardless the reason for the bad representation, every actress can probably save 10 percent in agent fees by negotiating her own deals. Agents, who are supposed to be good counsel, agents, who are supposed to have clients' backs, should get their acts in gear and start negotiating for their female clients, just as they do for their male clients.
Jeff Fox

Your New Smart Card's Dirty Little Secret: It Won't Stop Hackers

Jeff Fox | January 30, 2015 | Business
Even when you shop with the latest, chip-laden credit card, retailers' computers will still store your card number in easily readable form, leaving it as vulnerable as in the past to criminal theft.
Dean Graziosi

What Do Non-farm Payroll & Interest Rates Mean for Real Estate?

Dean Graziosi | January 30, 2015 | Money
Investors will need to be more selective and double-check their due diligence, but rising rates also discourage consumer home buyers. The already lackluster home market will see fewer buyers, which means more renters.
Lori Rochino

7 Simple Ways to Get Organized for Tax Season

Lori Rochino | January 30, 2015 | HuffPost Home
By submitting an itemized return, you can reduce your taxable income and pay less taxes, thus keep more money in your pocket. Here are a few simple ways stay organized and "file ready" before the deadline.
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Millennial Women Are Taking a Laissez-Faire Approach to Romance

Dr. Peggy Drexler | January 30, 2015 | Women
The math is pretty simple: In the end, what social media dating does is give users -- and, most poignantly -- women more options. And more options means more freedom, and more power, too.
Lisa Greene-Lewis, CPA

4 Reasons Why You Should Start Your Tax Return Even Earlier This Year

Lisa Greene-Lewis, CPA | January 30, 2015 | Money
The IRS began accepting e-filed tax returns last week, officially kicking off the 2015 tax season! Historically, taxpayers file their tax returns as soon as they receive their W-2 or other tax forms in the mail. If getting your refund as soon as possible isn't enough motivation, here are four...
Christina LaMontagne

What Is Balance Billing?

Christina LaMontagne | January 29, 2015 | Business
When a medical provider is part of an insurance network, he agrees to offer discounted rates on services. Out-of-network providers are not bound by this agreement.
Garrick T. Davis

Setting the Record Straight on 97 Percent LTV Mortgages -- They Work

Garrick T. Davis | January 29, 2015 | Business
Mortgage guarantor giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac both recently announced their intent to once again begin purchasing mortgage loans at 97 percent loan-to-value (LTV) in the case of first-time homebuyers.
GOBankingRates

What Sundance Stars Brittany Snow and American Authors Carry in Their Wallets

GOBankingRates | January 30, 2015 | Money
We caught up with Brittany Snow in Park City where she hosted a VIP event with a live performance by American Authors to celebrate the launch of Lipton's new Sparkling Iced Tea. To get the inside scoop on what Snow and the American Authors bandmates keep in their wallets, we asked them two questions.
Steve Rhode

My Ex Was Supposed to Pay the Debt in the Divorce, but They Are Coming After Me

Steve Rhode | January 29, 2015 | Money
In the divorce process the parties talk about who is going to take on this or that debt and be responsible for it. But as the collector mentioned to you, a divorce agreement does not change the liability of the debt. Joint debt remains a joint liability.
CommonBond

Should I Use My Bonus to Pay Off My Student Loans?

CommonBond | January 29, 2015 | Money
Knowing how much of your bonus to apply to your outstanding loans is a question without a one-size-fits-all answer, but there are steps you can take to find out the right solution for you.
LearnVest

25 Financial Terms Everyone Should Know

LearnVest | January 29, 2015 | Money
Do you know your AGI from your ARM from your PMI? Or does the mere mention of those acronyms make you go, "Huh?" If you don't speak personal finance, don't worry -- we're here to help.
David A. Dedman

5 Organization Tips to Make Taxes Less Taxing

David A. Dedman | January 29, 2015 | Money
I have so many things that stress me out these days. Hey, I've watched the stock market every day for the last 22 years, and that's enough! The last thing I want is not having a repeatable, streamlined tax-prep procedure. Get organized and you won't freak out over your taxes.
WiserAdvisor.com

5 College Savings Plans That Could Save You Money

WiserAdvisor.com | January 30, 2015 | Money
he cost of a college education these days (average yearly tuition for 2013-2014) ranges from $8,000 for in-state public college students to $30,000 for private college students, and historically rises faster than the level of inflation.
David Mandell

The Sharing Economy Is a Gateway Drug

David Mandell | January 29, 2015 | Business
Those who have challenged this in the past instigated social progress, political recourse and cultural revolutions -- all phenomenons rooted in change, outlined to disrupt the norm and drenched in risk -- risk we can't afford to take.
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

Cash or Credit -- Which Is the Smarter Way to Pay?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | January 28, 2015 | Money
While today's technology makes it easy and seemingly practical to use our credit cards for everything, when it comes to paying the bill, it still takes money. And that's where it may pay to be a bit old fashioned.
Matthias Paul Kuhlmey

A Foolproof Financial Outlook

Matthias Paul Kuhlmey | January 28, 2015 | Business
There is hardly an industry that will pay so much attention to detail in preparing a yearly outlook as the world of finance; no, not a review of events and accomplishments, but a set of predictions.
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