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Here's What You Could Buy If You Quit Your Crazy Starbucks Habit

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 06.01.2015 | Taste

If sipping on a store-bought cup of coffee is one of your daily rituals, you could be laying out a lot more cash than you realize. Sure, a standard 16...

Need to Adjust Your Financial Attitude? Start Here--Now!

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 05.26.2016 | Business
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

First, realize that you're not fighting a losing battle. The very fact that you see the problem and want to do something about it means you're already starting on the solution. And you're correct that it is a matter of attitude.

Want to Stick to a Budget? Try a Reloadable Prepaid Card

Tami Farrow | Posted 05.21.2016 | Money
Tami Farrow

Budgeting isn't easy. If you're like most people, you've tried many different ways to avoid overspending and stick to a budget.

Five Reasons Why Saving for Retirement Should Get Priority Over Paying Off Your Mortgage

Bob Lotich | Posted 05.21.2016 | Money
Bob Lotich

There's an almost perpetual debate as to which should get priority, saving for retirement or paying off your mortgage early. In a perfect world, the best solution would be to do both at the same time.

A First-Year Money-Management Guide for the New College Grad

Jason Alderman | Posted 05.20.2016 | Money
Jason Alderman

As the nation's full retirement age edges closer to 70, it means a 22-year-old college graduate has nearly 50 years to save and invest. That's why solid money habits built early can make an enormous difference, even for young people who can't afford to put away more than a few dollars a week at the start.

Women and Retirement: Can You Afford Not To Save?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 05.15.2016 | Money
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

There's been a fair amount of press recently about how women are falling behind in retirement savings. There are lots of explanations: women put others' needs first; or they believe they can rely on their husbands for retirement; or they're more risk averse when it comes to investing. But the hard truth is: We need to take care of ourselves.

5 Marketing Tools for the Budget Savvy Entrepreneur

Nancy Laws | Posted 05.01.2016 | Business
Nancy Laws

The "lightbulb" moment for every entrepreneur is incredible. After years of searching for the right business idea, you have finally struck gold with an innovative idea that will transform your industry.

Who Is Right About Budgeting Our Money: My Wife or I?

Steve Rhode | Posted 06.13.2015 | Money
Steve Rhode

Question: Yo Steve, My wife and I fight, or shall I say disagree, all the time about spending and a budget. She has one opinion and I have anot...

5 Bad Money Habits You Can Break Today

Credit.com | Posted 05.20.2015 | Money
Credit.com

When it comes to bad financial habits, there are some serious ones that can cost you thousands of dollars. Which of these habits are you guilty of committing?

Involving Kids in Family Vacation Planning

Jason Alderman | Posted 05.18.2015 | Money
Jason Alderman

Learning about actual costs involved in the average family vacation can be an eye-opener for kids. By planning all or part of the trip, kids can gain an understanding of how to bargain hunt, budget and save money. Here are a few ideas to help involve the kids in family vacation planning.

The Millennial Mindset

Leisa Peterson | Posted 05.17.2015 | Money
Leisa Peterson

A few weeks ago I was leading a wealth seminar for a dozen women, all between the ages of 40-55. They were successful entrepreneurs, businesswomen with decades of experience and between them, thousands of contacts.

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 04.28.2015 | 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 04.21.2015 | 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 04.14.2015 | 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 04.13.2015 | 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 03.28.2015 | 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 03.24.2015 | 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 03.22.2015 | 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 03.22.2015 | 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 03.22.2015 | 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 03.17.2015 | 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 03.14.2015 | 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 05.04.2015 | 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 03.08.2015 | 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.