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The Definitive Guide To Budgeting For Unmarried Couples

Casey Bond | Posted 03.03.2015 | Money
Casey Bond

When one person in a relationship earns far more than the other, splitting expenses down the middle can leave the lower-income partner financially strained -- not to mention, resentful.

The 4 Things Kids Need to Know About Money

Amy Nielson | Posted 02.27.2015 | Parents
Amy Nielson

One of the direct results of my time working as an accountant was the realization that money habits, good or bad, start young

9 Simple Money Moves You Can Make In 10 Minutes Or Less

LearnVest | Posted 02.19.2015 | Money
LearnVest

Minding your money doesn't have to be time-consuming. No, really! There are plenty of quick and simple steps you can take that can have a positive impact on your financial wellbeing.

Love and Money: 3 Reasons to Talk Money With Your Partner

WiserAdvisor.com | Posted 02.13.2015 | Money
WiserAdvisor.com

Talking about money might feel unromantic. Some people consider it a taboo or impolite subject. And it tends to come with all sorts of emotional baggage we'd rather not drag into our blissful new relationship. But having "the money talk" early on is crucial to having a happy future together.

Getting Serious? Five Important Money Questions to Ask

Jason Alderman | Posted 02.12.2015 | Money
Jason Alderman

This Valentine's Day, consider thinking beyond the roses and candlelit dinners to a potential future of merged finances. If your relationship is heading that way, a discussion is essential before making the move.

10 Hidden Wedding Costs You Should Budget For

BRIDES | Posted 01.27.2015 | Weddings
BRIDES

By BRIDES Photo: Getty Images Creating a wedding budget is a key part of the planning process, but remember that there will always be costs yo...

5 Financial Habits You Should Adopt When You're Young

LearnVest | Posted 01.22.2015 | Money
LearnVest

How you handle your money early on in life -- from being a stickler about adhering to a monthly budget to starting to save for retirement as soon as possible -- can lay the groundwork for a strong financial future.

The Ski Bum Guide: Lifestyle of the Poor and Nameless

Liftopia | Posted 01.21.2015 | Travel
Liftopia

You've been hired at a resort to live out your dreams of skiing daily or you've saved up enough to convert your truck into a winter-home-on-wheels so you can hit as many ski areas as possible.

6 Surefire Tips to Save Money All Year Long

WiserAdvisor.com | Posted 01.22.2015 | Money
WiserAdvisor.com

Most of us know we should save more money than we're currently saving ... but that's easier said than done. If you feel like you're scrounging for change and can't figure out how to possibly save more, don't despair.

Tools For Starting The New Year Right: 5 Financial Hacks For Millennials

Credit.com | Posted 01.20.2015 | Money
Credit.com

No matter what went wrong for you financially last year, the new year is an opportunity to turn everything around and start fresh -- 2015 just might be the year you finally get your financial house in order.

The Unexpected Ways Entrepreneurship Changes Your Relationship With Money

Kelly Phillips | Posted 01.16.2015 | Money
Kelly Phillips

Nothing changed my ingrained money habits until after I left my corporate job for entrepreneurship. Not the money snowball, not the spare change savings plan, and not the frozen credit card trick.

9 Strategies for a Cheaper Night Out

Casey Bond | Posted 01.20.2015 | Money
Casey Bond

I have compiled the best money-saving tips I've picked up over the years, as well as those contributed by whom I call the "frugal but fun" community, for going out with friends every now and then without devastating your savings in the process.

4 Ways to Improve Your Business' Budget and Your Company's Performance

David Giannetto | Posted 01.07.2015 | Business
David Giannetto

These four tips will help take your budget, planning and forecasting process beyond the spreadsheet, improving the process itself while also embedding the proper cause and effect mindset within your people and processes that is critical to achieving better results.

Your No. 1 Money Enemy? For Many, It's Their Mindset

Leisa Peterson | Posted 01.07.2015 | Money
Leisa Peterson

Sheri (names in this post have been changed for privacy purposes) was in a financial hole when we met. She was caught up in a cycle of overspending and yet, she kept buying.

Setting Financial Goals For The New Year That You Can Actually Keep

WiserAdvisor.com | Posted 01.06.2015 | Money
WiserAdvisor.com

Your New Year's Resolution is to be better at managing your money. But that's a vague, ambiguous goal. What specific steps should you take? What does "better" look like in practice?

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.

9 Bad Shopping Habits You Should Ditch By 30

LearnVest | Posted 02.17.2015 | Money
LearnVest

Although everyone could probably benefit from a smart-spending lesson or two, today, we're talking to you 20-somethings. While you haven't had all that much time as an adult to establish your shopping routines and habits, you've had enough time to start developing some.

Freshmen: Do These 7 Things Now to Not Be Broke Later

Alexandra Rice | Posted 02.16.2015 | College
Alexandra Rice

For many students, college is full of fun firsts: your first time living away from home, joining a sorority or fraternity and tailgating for football games, to name a few. But all of those things cost money, and Mom and Dad won't be there to help you pay for everything.

How Much Money Is Enough?

David A. Dedman | Posted 02.08.2015 | Money
David A. Dedman

I've never heard of anyone at the end of their life as they take their last breath, saying they wish they had saved more money. The most important things in life don't involve money at all, like our relationships with our family and friends, or simple pleasures like taking a walk or reading a book.

5 Ways A Holiday Savings Account Can Help Save Your Budget

LearnVest | Posted 02.03.2015 | Money
LearnVest

Sure enough, the season of financial temptations is right around the corner, which means it's prime time to figure out whether your budget is prepped to weather the upcoming spending storm.

4 Tips on How to Talk to Your Spouse About Money

Avraham Byers | Posted 02.02.2015 | Money
Avraham Byers

How can you overcome the anxiety of talking about your finances with your loved one? Here are four tips that will help you open the communication lines with your better half so you can create a team-like approach to your finances:

8 Best Apps For Saving Big This Holiday Season

LearnVest | Posted 01.18.2015 | Money
LearnVest

The to-do lists you're already scribbling for the upcoming holiday season likely feel endless -- not to mention packed with pricey items to purchase. Fortunately, you don't have to pay an arm and a leg -- or even full price -- to ensure your holidays are merry and bright this year.

7 Tips To Keep You On-Budget This Holiday Season

WiserAdvisor.com | Posted 01.14.2015 | Money
WiserAdvisor.com

It's too late to "get a jump" on saving in advance for this holiday season, but that doesn't mean you're stuck paying through the nose.

You're Finally Debt-Free. Now What?

LearnVest | Posted 01.13.2015 | Money
LearnVest

It's a surprisingly common position to be in: You finally achieve the impossible (or at least what seemed impossible for a long time) and become debt-free, but instead of feeling financially empowered, you have a deer-in-the-headlights episode. You're so accustomed to being in debt that you don't quite know what to do without it.

What To Do When Your House Becomes An Empty Nest

Simple. Thrifty. Living. | Posted 01.11.2015 | Fifty
Simple. Thrifty. Living.

It's a sad moment when the last of your kids leaves home. While it can be emotional, you should also remember that you no longer have to pay for braces or broken arms or feeding growing kids, which means your finances will be freed up a bit.