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George Goehl

The Banking Fight We Can Win Right Now

George Goehl | July 8, 2016 | Politics
There's a big banking fight in front of us right now. It's a fight that could result in a huge win for families and a death knell for the predatory practices of an entire industry -- payday lending.
NerdWallet

To Understand Your Credit Card's Free FICO Score, Get Your Credit Report

NerdWallet | June 30, 2016 | Money
by Ellen Cannon Major credit card issuers are lining up to offer free FICO scores, allowing more people than ever to become intimately familiar with their credit scores. But what about credit reports, which have been free for years? "Fifteen or 16 years ago, no one knew about credit scores," says...
Yuliana Salinas

An Open Letter To A Gentrifying Property Developer

Yuliana Salinas | June 27, 2016 | Latino Voices
I hope that the next time you visit, email, or call a Latino family, you have a better speech prepared. "White" people are not the only people that deserve housing, and Latinos are not at the very least deserving of your unsolicited dry speech.
Celinne Da Costa

Why I Quit My Job To Couch Surf The World

Celinne Da Costa | June 20, 2016 | Travel
For every person that pitches in to help me live my dream, I will find a way to help them live theirs. While an act of kindness from an individual may feel small, when scaled across a network of people, these acts can cumulatively change someone's life.
William Hartung

Stop Playing Games With The Pentagon Budget

William Hartung | June 17, 2016 | Politics
Defending the United States and its allies is serious business. That's all the more reason Congress should stop playing games with Pentagon spending. A good place to start would be to put aside proposals to add billions to the department's already ample budget.
Lule Demmissie

Build Your Financial Plan with "Buffer Zone" Accounts

Lule Demmissie | June 2, 2016 | Money
Planning for the long term is not just about creating a savings and investing strategy, but also building financial buffers to help protect you and your family.
Joanna Nowak

Closing the Gender Gap: Financial Life Planning for Women

Joanna Nowak | May 26, 2016 | Women
Despite all the advances women have made in the realm of personal finance, when it comes to saving for retirement, they still lag behind their male counterparts. On average, men's retirement account balances are more than 50 percent higher than women's.
Dayna Steele

Let Me Find You $400

Dayna Steele | May 27, 2016 | Money
Add up all of the above. I just found you $400. Now I know there are some so trapped in poverty that this in no way applies to them. But we are talking almost half of Americans today would struggle with a $400 emergency. At what point do you finally declare a financial emergency and start saving?
Lauren Compere

Are Your Retirement Savings Being Used to Undermine Our Democracy?

Lauren Compere | May 25, 2016 | Money
Americans know that secret money is being funneled into our elections every cycle, and they are not happy about it. In fact, almost two thirds of Americans are dissatisfied with the outsized influence of corporations in this country, and 78% want to see the Supreme Court's decision in Citizens United overturned.
Margarita Hakobyan

Gender Pay Gap Continues To Widen for Recent College Grads

Margarita Hakobyan | May 25, 2016 | College
While wages have increased for young men graduating college by about 8.1% since 2000, wages for young women have fallen 6.8% in the same time period. The discrepancy, according to the EPI's report, is likely driven by men at the very top of the wage gap distribution earning more than ever.
NerdWallet

Living Dangerously: How Your Personality Could Make You a Distracted Driver

NerdWallet | May 25, 2016 | Healthy Living
And it's not just a dangerous misperception that could lead to injury or death for you or others. At best, it's a costly one, because crashes and claims will ultimately cause your car insurance rates to go up.
MoneyTips

Understanding Patient Assistance Programs

MoneyTips | May 23, 2016 | Money
Patient Assistance Programs, also known as Prescription Assistance Programs, are designed to help low-income patients that have difficulty affording their prescription drugs. Drug companies set up the majority of PAPs, but others are set up through state/local governments as part of their...
Nathaniel Sillin

Joining Your Friend's Wedding Party Without Going Broke

Nathaniel Sillin | May 19, 2016 | Weddings
On one hand, it's a great honor and will create wonderful memories. On the other hand, you may need to budget some extra money for the unexpected expenses of this commitment.
Alex Orton

Our Tomorrow: LGBTQ People Cite Financial Security as a Top Concern

Alex Orton | May 17, 2016 | Queer Voices
For much of the past decade, the public conversation about the LGBTQ movement has focused on the hotly debated topic of marriage equality. Meanwhile, many LGBTQ people have quietly struggled with the impact of the national economic downturn.
Joseph E. Stiglitz

This Is the New Era of Monopoly

Joseph E. Stiglitz | May 16, 2016 | World
For 200 years, there have been two schools of thought about what determines the distribution of income -- and how the economy functions. It is important to understand both, because our views about government policies and existing inequalities are shaped by which of the two schools of thought one believes provides a better description of reality.
Bob Moritz

Raising Students' Financial IQ

Bob Moritz | May 16, 2016 | Business
In America we spend billions of dollars helping our children master reading, writing and arithmetic, and yet we send them out into the world lacking the basic skills to prosper in life: an understanding of economics and personal finance. Consider the facts.
Lauren Greutman

10 Reasons You Buy Things That You Don't Need

Lauren Greutman | May 16, 2016 | Money
Instead of buying a new duster, why not use an old rag? Instead of going out to eat, why not use up some of those leftovers in the fridge? Find creative solutions to your problems and you're sure to save a bundle of cash.
MoneyTips

Get Paid to Lose Weight

MoneyTips | May 13, 2016 | Money
Losing weight is hard. You can go for several days with significant progress and then fall victim to the Ben and Jerry's taunting you from the freezer. Some extra incentive could help you maintain a healthier lifestyle, and for most of us,...
Clayola Brown

It's Time to Green our Financial Deserts

Clayola Brown | May 11, 2016 | Black Voices
We can all build our wealth, grow our local businesses and attract the investment our neighborhoods need to sustain families and take them higher.
Aja McClanahan

I Moved My Family to the Ghetto to Have a Better Life

Aja McClanahan | May 11, 2016 | Black Voices
Why would we move our small children to a place where gang activity, violence and all the wonders and tragedies of abject poverty exist? The answer was simple: a shot at a better life.
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