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Gianna Sen-Gupta

6 Ingenious Ways to Save Money on College Applications

Gianna Sen-Gupta | September 18, 2014 | College
Paying for college doesn't just begin in your first semester freshman year. Rather, prospective college students can expect to start funding their higher education in high school--when they send in their college applications.


The 8 Biggest Financial Mistakes Newlyweds Make

LearnVest | September 18, 2014 | Weddings
So what are the most common financial blunders that newlyweds tend to make? We asked financial pros to pinpoint the eight biggest offenders -- and then offer up some advice for how to help right them early on.


We Paid Off $90K of Debt in 4 Years | September 18, 2014 | Money
Paul and Joan Ostroff went into debt trying to give their son, Andrew, a shot at getting past a learning disability so that he might be able to go to college. By the time they went to Consumer Credit Counseling for help in 2010, they owed $88,000 on about 20 credit cards.
Credit Karma


What Sets Top Credit Scores Apart From the Rest?

Credit Karma | September 18, 2014 | Money
A whole range of different factors contribute to your credit score, and there's no magic formula to a perfect credit score. Still, there's plenty to learn from the experiences of others.


Foolproof Methods for Building an Emergency Fund on Any Income

MyBankTracker | September 18, 2014 | Money
With your fund, you have room to breathe. You don't have to panic if you have to visit the hospital emergency room, or your car breaks down, or the hot water heater blows.
Steve H. Hanke


Bitcoin Charts, Finally

Steve H. Hanke | September 18, 2014 | Business
Bitcoin, the new digital currency, remains a mystery to many. There is no better way to lift the fog surrounding bitcoin than to let the data speak. And data speaks loudest through charts. Yes, topological analysis is often the best route to comprehension. I have constructed -- with...


What Everyone Needs to Know About Money

Quora | September 18, 2014 | Money
Come up with ten ideas for how two people can help each other. Introduce them and stay out of the way. This is real networking. Not fake networking where people hand business cards to strangers.
David A. Dedman


The Stupidest Investment Question Ever

David A. Dedman | September 18, 2014 | Money
To me, the stupidest investment question ever is the one that never gets asked. As an investor, how in the world will you become educated?
Ann Brenoff


The Incredible Life Lesson I Learned From My Teenage Daughter

Ann Brenoff | September 18, 2014 | Fifty
The say that eventually the child becomes the parent. In my mind, that's a situation that comes much much later in life when parents are old and frail and need help getting around. But I recently learned otherwise.
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

Can You Dip Into Your IRA to Buy a First Home? Should You?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | September 17, 2014 | Money
Yes, the IRS does allow penalty-free withdrawals of a limited amount of IRA funds for first-time homebuyers. However, as enticing as it appears, taking that withdrawal comes with certain caveats that you need to carefully consider.
John Ganotis

The Top 3 Credit Cards for Studying Abroad

John Ganotis | September 17, 2014 | Money
If you plan to study abroad this year, relying strictly on cash and debit cards can be a gamble. Cash can easily be stolen. Debit cards can charge foreign transaction fees and don't have the same protections as credit cards. Rather than relying on cash, consider using credit cards responsibly for your overseas spending.
Amandah Blackwell


Travel Like a Pro Without Bankrupting Your Savings

Amandah Blackwell | September 17, 2014 | Travel
You have the option to spend thousands of dollars on a luxury vacation, and there's nothing wrong with that. Or, you could travel on a budget. Either way, learn how to save for travel and take a vacation each year.


How Crazy Rich You'd Be If You'd Invested in Chipotle, Starbucks and More

Thrillist | September 17, 2014 | Business
As an exercise in regret and jealousy, we've dug through thousands of feet of stock ticker tape (i.e. Yahoo and Google Finance) and picked out six food-based stocks that would've been very wise investments.
Jason Alderman


Under 26? Should You Stay on Your Parent's Health Insurance?

Jason Alderman | September 17, 2014 | Money
If you're currently without coverage or want to explore better options, this is the perfect time to start researching what's available.
Kat Loterzo


How Serious Are You About Wealth Creation? 11 Ways to Let the Money Flow

Kat Loterzo | September 17, 2014 | Money
I want to share with you the key activities I do on a regular basis that I feel have most contributed to (finally!) creating the wealth I so long desired. Something I've learned recently about money -- and how to make...

Retirement Class Warfare Is Coming to America | September 17, 2014 | Money
A 2014 Retirement Confidence Survey (RCS) conducted by the Employee Benefit Research Institute showed Americans are increasingly confident in their ability to afford a comfortable retirement. The improvement came after the RCS survey report recorded lows between 2009 and 2013, the years following the stock markets devastating losses...


7 Biggest Financial Fears and How to Overcome Them

GOBankingRates | September 17, 2014 | Money
GOBankingRates recently conducted a survey to find out people's biggest money fears -- here are seven financial fears highlighted from our poll and how to overcome them with some planning and financial savvy.
Lisa Greene-Lewis, CPA


Don't Have Health Insurance? Your Top Affordable Care Act Questions Answered

Lisa Greene-Lewis, CPA | September 16, 2014 | Money
If you were uninsured and did not get health coverage by the March 31st deadline, what does this mean? And what are your options for purchasing health insurance? To break down what you need to know, here are the answers to your top health care questions.
Casey Bond


6 Times a Prepaid Debit Card Is Better Than a Checking Account

Casey Bond | September 17, 2014 | Money
Prepaid debit cards might not be the best option for people who could opt for a low-cost checking account instead -- but for those who can't, prepaid cards actually make great checking account alternatives as long as the cardholder takes the time to find the right one.
David A. Dedman


Debunking Five Stock Market Myths

David A. Dedman | September 17, 2014 | Money
There seems to be a believability about all of these stock market myths. That's where things could be dangerous to your financial health. Believing in any one of these could cause your to not reach your financial goals.
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