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On Romance and Retirement Planning

Catherine Golladay | Posted 02.11.2016 | Business
Catherine Golladay

It's Valentine's Day, and one thing I look forward to just as much as all the flowers and candy is the opportunity to reflect on the lessons I've lear...

5 Essential Steps to Help Your Financial Future in 2016

David Rae | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
David Rae

OK, I'm not going to call the following your Financial New Year's Resolutions because too many resolutions get broken all too easily (yes I'm talking to you, cheesecake!) But these 5 steps really do have the power to transform your money picture from meh to mega.

Tax Words to the Wise for LGBT Couples at Year's End

David Rae | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
David Rae

Whether you've been together for years or decades (or 10 minutes), 2015 taxes will be the first time many LGBT couples will be filing jointly on their federal and state returns because -- cue the trumpets -- we're married now.

What's Keeping Millennials From Saving More for Retirement?

Catherine Golladay | Posted 12.03.2015 | Business
Catherine Golladay

With the future of Social Security uncertain and traditional pension plans fast disappearing, many millennials understand that the responsibility of saving for a comfortable retirement falls squarely on their shoulders. But this generation of workers under age 35 faces several distinct challenges when it comes to saving more.

401(k) No-No's

David A. Dedman | Posted 09.25.2015 | Business
David A. Dedman

I've seen a little of everything in terms of no-no's over the years. These are the classics. From borrowing too much, to being too aggressive or way too conservative. There seems to be no shortage of bad 401(k) behavior.

No 401(k)? Here's How To Save For Retirement

David A. Dedman | Posted 07.30.2015 | Money
David A. Dedman

Are you one of the many people who don't have a 401(k) at work? Wondering how in the world you're going to save for retirement without one?

The Worst 401(k) Advice Ever

Ken Weber | Posted 05.21.2015 | Money
Ken Weber

James Altucher has been getting lots of attention lately because of a 62-second video he posted for Business Insider, titled "Why investing in a 401(k) is a complete waste of money." I decided to write this rebuttal not so much as a direct attack on this particular video but because some of what Altucher said reflects views held by others as well.

The Four Financial Plans Every Gay Couple Should Make Before They Get Married

Michael Most | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michael Most

One day soon, same sex couples won't have to play hopscotch with financial equality and inequality, but until then, good financial planning can help ensure you come out a winner.

Industry to DOL: (Don't) Mind Your Own Business

Barbara Roper | Posted 04.26.2015 | Business
Barbara Roper

In addition to shedding crocodile tears over the potential harm to middle-income savers if brokers have to start acting in their customers' best interests, financial services firms and their lobbyists have increasingly voiced their outrage that the Department of Labor believes it has a role to play in regulating retirement advice.

How To Become A 401(k) Millionaire

TODAY.com | Sharon Epperson | Posted 01.30.2015 | Business

Retirement savers achieved record balances in their 401(k) balances in 2014—thanks in part to the stock market's gains—but the biggest winners wer...

4 Ways to Supercharge Your 401(k) Returns

David A. Dedman | Posted 03.08.2015 | Money
David A. Dedman

There are a few things you can do to improve your 401(k) performance. No, it doesn't involve the exciting world of day-trading your 401(k)! Plus, you don't have to be an expert at picking investments either. You just need to do a few small things, and none of them will cost you money!

Suze Orman With Marlo Thomas (VIDEO)

Posted 10.27.2014 | Home

This week, I was joined by personal finance expert Suze Orman who is a veteran on Mondays With Marlo! Suze is so knowledgeable -- we spoke about every...

Do I Need To Start A College Fund For My Baby? From Suze Orman (VIDEO)

Posted 10.27.2014 | Home

How early should you start saving for your child's college fund? Personal finance expert Suze Orman says that before you start saving for your kids e...

Three Things To Do After Declaring Bankruptcy, From Suze Orman (VIDEO)

Posted 10.27.2014 | Home

If you've declared bankruptcy, personal finance expert Suze Orman says that the number one thing you should be doing is to make sure you're living be...

Do You Need To Own A Home To "Make It?" From Suze Orman (VIDEO)

Posted 10.27.2014 | Home

If you're under the impression that you need to own a home in order to be financially secure, personal finance expert Suze Orman says that's simply no...

How Much Savings Should You Have Before Investing? From Suze Orman (VIDEO)

Posted 10.27.2014 | Home

How much money should you have in savings before you start to make investments with your money? According to personal finance expert Suze Orman, you s...

Will My Children Inherit My Bills? From Suze Orman (VIDEO)

Posted 10.27.2014 | Home

If you die before you're able to pay all of your debts off, will your children inherit your bills? According to personal finance expert Suze Orman, as...

How Can You Double Your Money? From Suze Orman (VIDEO)

Posted 10.27.2014 | Home

How can you double your money? Personal finance expert Suze Orman says that it's possible to do, but it's going to take time. To figure out how long i...

Suze Orman Talks Shark Tank (VIDEO)

Posted 10.27.2014 | Home

How does personal finance expert Suze Orman feel about the hit TV show Shark Tank? Suze says, although it takes far more than just money to start a bu...

What Is An HSA? From Suze Orman (VIDEO)

Posted 10.27.2014 | Home

Personal finance expert Suze Orman says that, because health insurance premiums have increased about 30% over this past year, companies are starting t...

Is the Roth 401(k) Right for You?

David A. Dedman | Posted 12.02.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

The Roth 401(k) seems to be cause more confusion than squirrel in a four-way intersection. So let's get started!

Stop Using Your 401(k) as a Piggy Bank

David A. Dedman | Posted 11.11.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

The only time I could envision tapping your 401(k) is in the event you are unemployed for a long period of time. Here's how to stop popping the cork on the 401(k) Piggy Bank.

The Best Ways To Handle 5 Agonizing Financial Decisions

Posted 08.18.2014 | OWN

By Suze Orman Financial decisions are often no-brainers. (Do you really have to think about whether it's smarter to buy the pricey car of your ...

5 Things You Should Know About Your 401(k)

David A. Dedman | Posted 08.24.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

The majority of Americans have access to a 401(k) plan at work. In this article, I'm going to clue you in on a few things you need to know.

4 Reasons to Dump Your 401(k)'s Stable Value Investment

David A. Dedman | Posted 08.20.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

Are you afraid of losing money in the stock market? Lots of 401(k) participants are terrified of losing money after the 2008 credit crisis. The ve...