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5 Ways You're Blowing Your Wedding Budget Without Even Realizing It

BRIDES | Posted 02.05.2015 | Weddings
BRIDES

While you may know the basics to sticking within your budget -- not overdoing it with over-the-top florals or spending 40 percent of your total budget on a dress, for example -- there are some less obvious ways that you may be racking up costs without even realizing it.

'How David Beats Goliath': A Trial Lawyer's Guide to Financial Management

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 01.31.2015 | Crime
Christopher Zoukis

If you don't have experience in the arena of contingent-fee law firms, then you may wonder exactly how they make money if they happen to lose a case. The answer is that they don't. There is no catch with contingent-fee law firms. If they lose the case, they don't get paid.

Divorce Confidential: Tips for a Healthy Marriage

Caroline Choi | Posted 01.14.2015 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

Just because you're married, doesn't mean dating goes out the window. It's easy to find yourself in the same monotonous routine once you're married, especially given all the new responsibilities you may face as a couple and as parents.

10 Things Only Personal Finance Nerds Would Understand

Brandon Turner | Posted 01.14.2015 | Money
Brandon Turner

In other words, I enjoy talking about money and what it can do. I find the entire concept of money fascinating and love to find ways to make it, spend it, invest it, hide it (legally!), multiply it and share it.

Increasing Transparency in College Tuition Costs

Abigail Seldin | Posted 01.14.2015 | College
Abigail Seldin

One of the best-kept secrets in the college admissions process is the fact that tuition sticker prices rarely tell the whole story.

Investing in Your Future -- It's About Time

Kathleen Murphy | Posted 01.05.2015 | Women
Kathleen Murphy

Growing up, my mom and dad had a very traditional approach to family financial matters. My mom took care of the household bills and my dad handled the investment decisions. It worked quite well for them... until my dad suddenly passed away of a heart attack at the young age of 57.

How to Fund Your Travel Lifestyle

Cliff Hsia | Posted 01.02.2015 | Travel
Cliff Hsia

If the lack of money is stopping you from achieving your travel dreams, with a little flexibility, creativity, and resourcefulness, you'll be able to live your travel dreams on any budget.

Weigh 2015 Medicare Part D, Advantage Plan Choices Carefully

Jason Alderman | Posted 12.22.2014 | Fifty
Jason Alderman

Reviewing your Medicare options each year is complicated and time-consuming. But if you don't and your plans change significantly, it could cost you a bundle next year.

Why Europe Is Doing the Ice Bucket Challenge With a Glass of Water

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 12.06.2014 | World
Gemma Godfrey

ECB President Mario Draghi has been highly effective with his words alone -- moving markets with speeches and little action. However, by doing so he has also set the bar high and expectations for action are becoming the norm.

Travel Like a Pro Without Bankrupting Your Savings

Amandah Blackwell | Posted 11.17.2014 | Travel
Amandah Blackwell

You have the option to spend thousands of dollars on a luxury vacation, and there's nothing wrong with that. Or, you could travel on a budget. Either way, learn how to save for travel and take a vacation each year.

Poorer States Have Best Paid Megachurch Pastors

Religion News Service | Adelle M. Banks | Posted 09.09.2014 | Religion

(RNS) Large churches in the South tend to pay their senior pastors the highest salaries, a new survey finds. That’s one of the conclusions on chu...

Focusing on Financial Freedom May Cause a Personal Financial Meltdown

Amandah Blackwell | Posted 11.04.2014 | Money
Amandah Blackwell

Do you want financial freedom? If you're like me, you want a secure financial future, one in which you don't worry about paying the bills, you donate to your favorite causes, and easily pay for things, such as vacations, houses, cars or whatever it is you want. But what if financial freedom is the very thing that can destroy your finances?

Have the Wedding Budget Talk with Your Parents BEFORE You Start Planning

Sandy Malone | Posted 11.02.2014 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

Discussing wedding money -- with your future spouse and both sets of your parents -- is hard. Nobody likes to talk about money -- the subject matter is taboo. Unfortunately, it has to be the first discussion point for wedding planning.

4 Tips for Finding the Perfect Credit Card

Credit Karma | Posted 10.15.2014 | Money
Credit Karma

The marketplace for credit cards is more complicated than ever. Points programs, cash back plans and variable interest rates all have consumers drowning in the fine print, trying to make some sense of what they're applying for.

'Dad, Are We Poor?'

Aaron Gouveia | Posted 09.22.2014 | Parents
Aaron Gouveia

My son has already been subject to terms like "foreclosure" and "bankruptcy," and he'll see his parents constantly struggle to make ends meet. While others use their tax returns and bonuses to go on vacations, he'll see us use that money to catch up on the never-ending debt.

What's Your Financial Type? Take This Quiz

Judith Orloff MD | Posted 08.19.2014 | Money
Judith Orloff MD

Money can bring out your most fearful self or your largest heart. Which one you surrender to changes everything. How do you do this?

To Win in Business, Keep Score

Alex Charfen | Posted 08.17.2014 | Small Business
Alex Charfen

I believe every business should have a number everyone knows and is pushing towards, pursuing and focused on. And the good news is that you really only need one.

One Thing Every Engaged Couple Should Discuss, But Doesn't

Cheryl Doss | Posted 08.04.2014 | Weddings
Cheryl Doss

If you are planning a wedding in the near future, have the conversations about money and property ownership. Whether you are starting your marriage with only a few dollars in your bank account or with years of savings and inherited property, initiate this conversation with your partner.

Overcome Your Financial Fears

Erin Cox | Posted 07.30.2014 | Money
Erin Cox

It's entirely possible to become financially savvy even if you never have before. This is something I can personally attest to despite the challenges I even face.

Some Investors Must Fail

The Motley Fool | Posted 07.23.2014 | Business
The Motley Fool

Not probably, or unfortunately, but must. Professional, amateur. Hedge fund manager, day trader, indexer, 401(k) saver. Some of you must fail. It's a necessity of how markets work.

The Upside of Divorce

Amy Koko | Posted 07.20.2014 | Divorce
Amy Koko

Had it not been for his desire to take his life down a different path, I may still be on the same road, which had served me well for many years, but only went in one direction. I fought it kicking and screaming, (and drunk texting) but in the end it was right for me.

WATCH: Calming Money Stress

Brad Yates | Posted 07.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Brad Yates

We often let ourselves get bent all out of whack over money. Stressing out may seem like the appropriate response... but c'mon -- it never helps us p...

5 Ways To Retire On Social Security Alone

Moira McGarvey | Posted 07.12.2014 | Fifty
Moira McGarvey

You can retire on social security and live a nice life. What? I thought that was impossible? Yes, it really can be done. I'm not advocating that you do this but the reality is that many people are facing this scenario.

Divorce Confidential: The Importance of Being Financially Savvy During Divorce

Caroline Choi | Posted 06.18.2014 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

Budgeting your finances and being mindful of how you spend will be key in creating a foundation for a healthy financial picture going forward.

3 Things Wealthy People Do Differently

The Motley Fool | Posted 06.16.2014 | Money
The Motley Fool

Napoleon's definition of a military genius was "The man who can do the average thing when all those around him are going crazy." Rich people are similar. They remain normal when everyone else can't.