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Financial Decisions

How to Overcome Self-Limiting Beliefs (and Get Mindful With Your Money)

Leisa Peterson | Posted 09.15.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Leisa Peterson

While standing in that grocery store line, with my young son looking up at me, his innocent question still on his lips, I committed to never use the phrase, "I can't afford it," again. Now, instead, I say, "I choose not to spend my money in this way."

Upset? Avoid Major Money Decisions

David A. Dedman | Posted 08.06.2015 | Money
David A. Dedman

If you had a doctor diagnose you with cancer, wouldn't you seek a second opinion just to be sure? Why wouldn't you do the same with accountants, financial advisors, real estate agents and attorneys?

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.

The Most Important Money Decisions 20-Somethings Make | Posted 12.10.2014 | Money

The first day at a new job is full of excitement, anxiety, optimism and confusion. Am I dressed right? Will I fit in? Will I find the bathroom? Getting all those things right is important, of course. But some things that seem less pressing will have an even bigger impact on your future.

The Best Ways To Handle 5 Agonizing Financial Decisions

Posted 08.18.2014 | OWN

By Suze Orman Financial decisions are often no-brainers. (Do you really have to think about whether it's smarter to buy the pricey car of your ...

Eight Steps to Making Great Financial Decisions

Pamela Yellen | Posted 05.01.2013 | Business
Pamela Yellen

Freezing up and doing nothing is a decision by default. And for most personal financial situations, it's not a very good one. So how do we break the logjam and get back to good decision making about our finances?

Will Ignoring My Money Situation Change It?

Karen Luniw | Posted 08.15.2012 | Money
Karen Luniw

Basic attraction principles states that 'like energy attracts like energy'. You've all heard -- 'what you focus on grows.'

Men Like To Impress Women With Money, Says Study/Many Pop Songs

Jessica Pearce Rotondi | Posted 03.18.2012 | Women
Jessica Pearce Rotondi

In the tradition of "No Scrubs," "Single Ladies" and "Gold Digger," researchers have found scientific "proof" that when men compete for women, money and status are key.

A Popular Alternative To Getting A Better Return On Investment

Posted 11.21.2011 | Fifty

A retiree named Bob is confronting a dilemma many of his peers face: His nest egg is parked in safe cash investments, like certificates of deposit, an...

Why Do We Procrastinate About Financial Decisions?

Posted 11.17.2011 | Fifty

Why do we procrastinate about financial decisions, such as joining a 401(k) -- when we know putting it off until tomorrow hurts us in the long run? Ha...

The 5 Most Common Financial Mistakes Women Make After They Divorce

Jeffrey A. Landers | Posted 08.29.2011 | Divorce
Jeffrey A. Landers

A divorce financial planner takes care of critical financial tasks that are beyond the scope of the divorce attorney's expertise, and those tasks can ...

Psych Yourself Rich: How To Beat Your Brain When It Comes To Financial Decisions

Farnoosh Torabi | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Farnoosh Torabi

Research shows that we all have "cognitive biases" (translation: mental barriers) that cloud our judgment, skew our perceptions and sometimes, ultimately, prevent us from making the best financial decisions.

Why It Pays To Be Nice | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Anyone who has been too scared to sell a falling stock ("But I'll lose money!") or too insulted to accept $3 from someone who intends to keep the othe...

Ten Tricks For Better Investing

Fortune | Jason Zweig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Why do smart people do such stupid things with their money? Because, research shows, financial decisions are driven by feelings. Here's how to keep yo...