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9 Money Habits to Master Before Your 30's

GOBankingRates | Posted 08.18.2015 | Business

With rising student loan debt, millennials are struggling to put money away for retirement -- or at all. The key to taking control of your finances, however, is to start young.

3 Important Financial Lessons For Recent College Grads

Andrew Plepler | Posted 07.02.2015 | Business
Andrew Plepler

A new graduating class of talented college students will soon walk across the stage to receive their diplomas, and if you’re reading this, you may b...

How To Model Good Money Habits To Your Kids

Andrew Plepler | Posted 07.02.2015 | Business
Andrew Plepler

Based on my experience raising three children, I know how difficult it can be to find the time and focus to teach them about the basics of money. But ...

What Does It Mean to Be Financially Capable?

Andrea Levere | Posted 06.28.2015 | Money
Andrea Levere

In case you missed it, April was National Financial Capability Month. For those of you who don't live and breathe the subject on a daily basis, as I do, an explanation may be in order.

5 Essential Steps For Tackling Your Income Taxes

Andrew Plepler | Posted 05.22.2015 | Business
Andrew Plepler

Here are five important tips to help take the mystery out of tax preparation. These recommendations and resources show how a little preparation and organization can help ease the worry at tax time.

The 10 Important Questions To Ask When Choosing A Checking Account

Andrew Plepler | Posted 03.12.2015 | Business
Andrew Plepler

When I opened my first checking account, I walked into my local bank branch with my paycheck and walked out with a fresh new checkbook and a feeling o...

7 Steps to Stay Financially Fit in 2015 and Beyond

Andrew Plepler | Posted 02.11.2015 | Business
Andrew Plepler

Any fitness guru will tell you that the key to maintaining your health and staying fit is maintaining healthy habits and making small lifestyle change...

Do Millennials Have Good Money Habits?

Andrew Plepler | Posted 03.07.2015 | Education
Andrew Plepler

Bank of America recently teamed up with USA Today to gain deeper insights on millennials' financial habits and attitudes about money.

5 Tips for Managing Credit and Boosting Your Score

Andrew Plepler | Posted 02.20.2015 | Education
Andrew Plepler

Credit is complicated. For many, understanding how a credit score is calculated and what the number actually means is often a mystery.

3 Tips for A Happy Financial New Year

Andrew Plepler | Posted 02.17.2015 | Education
Andrew Plepler

'Tis the season for colder weather, family get-togethers, and -- let's not forget -- the highest credit-card spending Americans will undertake over the course of the year.

Writing A Check Is The Easy Part Of 'Doing Good.' Here's What Comes Next.

Andrew Plepler | Posted 03.25.2015 | Business
Andrew Plepler

With polls showing that most Americans regard themselves as ill-equipped to handle their finances, we've identified an opportunity to educate those who are eager to learn.

You Can Train Your Brain To Make Smarter Money Decisions. Here's How

LearnVest | Posted 01.20.2015 | Money

The human mind doesn't always work in our best interests when it comes to spending decisions. But the good news is that scientists are trying to tackle the problem -- and uncover how we can retrain our brains to make better choices.

3 Spending Habits To Unlearn Now

Posted 09.03.2014 | OWN

Whether you're shopping, going to a wedding or even setting up a budget, watch out for these savings-sabotaging behaviors. By Lynn Andriani Deci...

The 3 Things Millennials Need to Know About Money

Andrew Plepler | Posted 01.25.2015 | Education
Andrew Plepler

Millennials experience life in a completely different way from my generation. They truly have the world in the palm of their hand - with access to any...

The 4 Things All Parents Should Teach Their Adult Kids About Money

Andrew Plepler | Posted 06.10.2015 | Money
Andrew Plepler

To the parents of this year's graduating class of 2014: Graduation is such an exciting moment. It's a proud moment. It's also the moment we realiz...

The One Thing You're Probably Doing Wrong With Your Tax Refund

Andrew Plepler | Posted 06.10.2015 | Education
Andrew Plepler

Whether you've already filed or you're still avoiding the process like the plague, take solace in the fact that approximately three out of four taxpayers receive a refund. However, most of us are making a huge mistake with that money they're get back from the IRS.

5 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Paying Off Your Debt

Andrew Plepler | Posted 06.09.2015 | Education
Andrew Plepler

The holidays have come and gone and the excitement of the New Year has waned. Reality hits as credit card statements arrive, forcing us to face our holiday overspending. Many Americans set lofty financial resolutions for 2014, but how many have already fallen short just two months later?

Get A Handle On The New Year With Better Money Habits

Andrew Plepler | Posted 03.25.2015 | Education
Andrew Plepler

As we near the height of the holiday spending season, I will risk being what my teenage son calls a "buzzkill" by asking: Do you have healthy money habits?

Know Your Money: Introducing HuffPost Financial Education

Arianna Huffington | Posted 01.26.2014 | Education
Arianna Huffington

I'm delighted to announce Financial Education, a new HuffPost section in partnership with Bank of America's Better Money Habits initiative. Financial Education will be a hub of stories, advice and tools to help you make informed money management decisions, from planning a budget and reducing debt to improving your credit score and refinancing a mortgage. Financial Education is rooted in the belief that by empowering ourselves to take control of our own financial lives, we can reduce the stress that so often accompanies financial decisions and at the same time improve the parts of our lives that are about so much more than money: our health, our families, our careers, our homes.

The World Needs Financial Education.. Here's Why

Salman Khan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Education
Salman Khan

I started Khan Academy to help my cousins in math while my day job was being an investment analyst. It didn't take long, however, to realize that the same tools I was using to explain math could be helpful in finance as well.