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25 Financial Terms Everyone Should Know

LearnVest | Posted 03.31.2015 | Money
LearnVest

Do you know your AGI from your ARM from your PMI? Or does the mere mention of those acronyms make you go, "Huh?" If you don't speak personal finance, don't worry -- we're here to help.

Do You Work With a Credit Hog?

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 03.29.2015 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

Every one of us has a strong bias to remember events in a light that is most favorable to us. This drill exposes that bias and makes us consider the possibility that someone else's perspective is closer to the truth.

Millions of Americans Miss One of the LARGEST Tax Benefits Every Year - Are You One?

Mark Steber | Posted 03.25.2015 | Business
Mark Steber

According to the IRS one in every four eligible taxpayers do not claim their Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). This often overlooked tax credit is also one of the largest credits available to taxpayers. This year, the maximum EITC is $6,143 and that is a LOT of money to leave on the table.

How To Improve Your Credit Scores In 2015

NextAdvisor.com | Posted 03.23.2015 | Money
NextAdvisor.com

2015 is here! With a new year upon us, it's the perfect time to make a few resolutions to help improve your financial life. One of the best ways to do that is to boost your credit scores because this will give you access to a number of useful benefits.

Pros and Cons of Reverse Mortgages

Jason Alderman | Posted 03.23.2015 | Money
Jason Alderman

Over the last decade, reverse mortgages have been aggressively pitched in TV ads as an easy way for seniors to cash in their home equity to pay for living expenses. However, for many, improper use of the product -- such as pulling all their cash out at one time -- has led to significant financial problems later, including foreclosure.

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.

Surprising Findings Point to Perfect Storm Brewing in Your Financial Future

Lynn Parramore | Posted 03.16.2015 | Business
Lynn Parramore

Do we just fasten our seatbelts for a bumpy ride, or is there a way to smooth the path ahead? In this interview, Alan Taylor discusses his findings and suggests ways to safeguard the financial system.

How Austerity Economics Turned Europe Into the Hunger Games

Lynn Parramore | Posted 03.10.2015 | Politics
Lynn Parramore

A nasty strain of austerity capitalism has taken over Europe, leaving broken lives in its wake. Researchers Servaas Storm and C.W.M. Naastepad consider how things got so bad, what role economists and misguided policy-makers have played, and how to change course.

Give Obama More Credit, Less Hate

Andy Brack | Posted 03.07.2015 | Politics
Andy Brack

If you look at the numbers, Barack Obama should be a Republican's dream president. The list of accomplishments, particularly economic, is impressive. Yet, all you hear around water coolers and tables full of Republican men at breakfast is harping and carping.

A New Year's Resolution for Our Military Community

Jane Whitfield | Posted 03.04.2015 | Impact
Jane Whitfield

Here's a New Year's resolution for the Pentagon: Fix the Military Lending Act. And this is just a first step for all of us towards helping the military community build long-term financial security.

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.

How Many Credit Cards Do You Really Need?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 02.16.2015 | Money
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

Credit card sign-up incentives are everywhere these days because they work. But while saving money or adding up miles may sound enticing at the time, you also need to consider the potentially serious consequences when you carry too many cards.

6 Credit Score Myths Debunked

Next Avenue | Steven Richmond | Posted 12.22.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Steven Richmond You likely know that your credit score is the litmus test lenders use to determine whether you’ll ...

3 Resources Millennials Can Use for Trustworthy Financial Advice

Graham Ober | Posted 02.07.2015 | Money
Graham Ober

Though practicing a certain amount of vigilance can protect your money from fraudsters, there's no need to assume that everyone is out to get you. What's more, trying to tackle every financial problem on your own can just make matters worse.

How I Paid Off $115K Of Debt

Credit.com | Posted 01.26.2015 | Money
Credit.com

After years of keeping his credit cards locked in a fire safe, Peter got an unpleasant surprise: a collection of statements totaling more than $55,000. Peter alleges his wife had broken into the safe and gone on a shopping spree at high-end department stores. To say the least, he wasn't happy about it, but they remained married for a few years, eventually divorcing in 2012.

Personal And Business Credit Cards: What's The Difference?

NextAdvisor.com | Posted 02.02.2015 | Money
NextAdvisor.com

Depending on the kinds of purchases you make, and how frequently you make them, a business card might be useful to have, even if you don't run one.

How To Avoid The Credit Mistakes 20-Somethings Make

Credit.com | Posted 01.26.2015 | Money
Credit.com

Whether you're ready for it or not, your future will come, and when it does (usually quicker than expected), you will likely

How This 28-Year-Old Paid Off $81K In Debt

Credit.com | Posted 01.21.2015 | Money
Credit.com

As a kid, Austin Netzley remembered being enthralled with the concept of money and promising himself that one day he'd be wealthy. And now, at 28, by most people's measure, he is. He's been an athlete, student, engineer and entrepreneur. And at this point in his life, he considers himself "retired."

Freaking Out About Graduating? Don't.

Erin McKelle | Posted 01.19.2015 | College
Erin McKelle

Graduating from college affords you the luxury of living your dreams. Yes, it requires some hard work and perseverance but I promise you, your destiny is within reach.

20 Things Every 20-Something Should Know About Credit

GOBankingRates | Posted 01.18.2015 | Money
GOBankingRates

If I could relive my 20s again, there are a few things I would do differently. I would have paid a lot more attention to my credit. Lucky for you, I learned those lessons the hard way so you don't have to. Read this list of 20 things every 20-something should know about credit.

Hollywood Loves Military Movies -- Shouldn't It Love Hiring Vets?

Richard Arthur | Posted 01.10.2015 | Entertainment
Richard Arthur

We owe it to our vets -- and the American people -- to take steps to usher more veterans into the film and television business -- on set, in production offices and in the writer's room.

10 Steps To Fixing A Credit Report Error

WiserAdvisor.com | Posted 01.10.2015 | Money
WiserAdvisor.com

Did you spot a mistake on your credit report? Take action immediately. This isn't the sort of thing you should overlook. A single blemish on your credit report can negatively affect your ability to get a loan, apply for a job, and may even be a symptom of potential identity theft.

I'm 28, And I've Never Had A Credit Card. Ever.

Natalie Bacon | Posted 01.05.2015 | Money
Natalie Bacon

During college, I saved money over the summers and used my savings for any extra spending money. Now, I operate the good old-fashioned way: cash only, baby.

14 Things You Need To Do To Be A Financial Adult

Credit.com | Posted 01.03.2015 | Money
Credit.com

With so many young adults moving back in with mom and dad, that line between childhood and adulthood is blurring. Whatever your financial situation, though, you can begin taking steps to become an independent financial adult.