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The Ballers Guide to Choosing a Financial Advisor

David Rae | Posted 09.08.2015 | Business
David Rae

Second in a series. Having concluded its first season and been renewed for a second, the hit HBO show Ballers on life after football paints a pictur...

10 Reasons Why You Might Be Financially Stressed

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 08.19.2015 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

How financially stressed are you? Here are some major indicators of financial stress with suggestions for taking action.

3 Do-It-Yourself Investing Pitfalls | Posted 06.15.2015 | Business

While the dangers of trying to do your own electrical work are more evident, do-it-yourself (DIY) investing also carries risks for those who aren't careful.

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

LearnVest | Posted 04.21.2015 | Money

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.

5 Financial Habits You Should Adopt When You're Young

LearnVest | Posted 03.24.2015 | Money

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.

7 Ways To Secure Your Financial Future

Donny Gamble | Posted 06.25.2015 | Money
Donny Gamble

Your financial future is incredibly important. If there is anything we have learned from the recent financial crisis, it is that we can only count on ourselves to make sure our financial future is secure.

This Year, Don't Make Resolutions -- Create Habits | Posted 02.14.2015 | Money

This is the year you're going to crush your resolutions. You're going to exercise five days a week, cut back on greasy foods, and save more -- a lot more -- money. You're going to feel motivated the whole time, so it will be simple. It's just a matter of adhering to your mission. Mind over matter. Right? Wrong.

5 Financial Advice Givers You Need to Ignore

David A. Dedman | Posted 02.15.2015 | Money
David A. Dedman

Who did you turn to? Family, friends, online or your bank?

A Meditation a Day Keeps the Money Fears Away

Leisa Peterson | Posted 01.26.2015 | Money
Leisa Peterson

Whether we know it or not, how we interact with money reflects what we value most. We earn, spend, save and give, and it all happens as a result of the unconscious money patterns we developed as a child.

You're Out Of Debt, Have Savings, And Are On Track For Retirement. What's Next?

LearnVest | Posted 10.26.2014 | Money

Congratulations! You're one of the lucky, financially diligent few who have your basic financial security numbers -- that is, retirement, credit card debt and emergency savings -- under control, and you deserve a big pat on the back. But the big question remains: Now what?

A Jury of My Peers: The Aspen Action Workshop

Andrea Levere | Posted 10.04.2014 | Impact
Andrea Levere

The most important message I received during the workshop was how deeply the people in the room believed that providing savings accounts to children was a necessary and effective approach to increasing educational and economic opportunity.

Chaotic, Hectic Life? Get a Plan

David A. Dedman | Posted 08.17.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

Excuses. I hear them all the time. Investors falsely believe that financial planning should be done when our lives are calm. That's just not the case.

Why You Should Make Your Financial Resolution in February | Posted 04.09.2014 | Money

If you didn't make a financial (or any) resolution when the clock struck midnight on Jan. 1, that's okay -- it's not too late. Consider making one right now following these three simple rules of resolutions.

Why Your Financial Resolutions Are Doomed to Fail - and How to Save Them

Kali Hawlk | Posted 03.03.2014 | Money
Kali Hawlk

Why do so many of us fail to keep our monetary goals, even when we know determining to save more, or earn a raise, or to stop racking up debt on the credit card are all actions that will enormously benefit our financial lives?

New Year's Resolution: 3 Easy Tips to Be Financially Fit in 2014

Andrew Wang | Posted 03.03.2014 | Money
Andrew Wang

It's that time of year to make a promise to yourself to start doing something good or stop doing something bad on the first day of the year. Here are three simple tips to help keep you financially fit in 2014.

Why You Should Make One Financial Resolution In The New Year

Benjamin Feldman | Posted 02.12.2014 | Money
Benjamin Feldman

The bottom line is, if you have a financial goal, you need to make a New Year's resolution. Your wallet and your future self will thank you.

4 Simple Steps to Guide Your Investment Success

Manisha Thakor | Posted 10.15.2013 | Women
Manisha Thakor

My personal finance mantra is "simply your finances, simplify your life." In the spirit of enabling you to focus on what brings you the most joy in life, here are four simple steps you can use to begin to craft an investment plan for your unique circumstances.

4 Top Financial Goals To Achieve Right Now | Posted 04.23.2013 | Black Voices

You might be in financial straits or planning for the future. Whatever the case may be, however dire your situation, here are a few things you need to...

Following Up on Your New Year's Financial Resolutions

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 04.03.2013 | Black Voices
Dedrick Muhammad

As stagnant wages and high unemployment continue to eat away at most household incomes, it's no surprise that the Journal of Clinical Psychology reports that financial savings figures as the third most popular New Year's goal this year.

The Ultimate Family Budget Challenge

LearnVest | Posted 03.31.2013 | Parents

Since things change every year -- particularly when you have a family! -- it's important to revisit your budget now to ensure that it fits your life for the year to come.

5 Easy-to-keep Money Resolutions That You Can Make in 10 Minutes or Less

Women & Co | Posted 03.20.2013 | Business
Women & Co

What are your biggest pain points and time drains when it comes to money? Are you constantly forgetting to pay your bills on time and incurring multiple late fees as a result?

10 Simple Money Resolutions All Parents Should Make in 2013

LearnVest | Posted 03.13.2013 | Parents

We just love the new year, from the festive parties to the chance to stay up past midnight for a reason other than catching up on Homeland. We also love the elusive New Year's resolution. Here are 10 financial New Year's resolutions you can act on right now.

How To Set -- And Reach -- Your Financial Goals

Buzz Feed | Posted 06.28.2012 | Women

Alexa von Tobel left Harvard Business School in 2009 to start LearnVest, a personal finance and financial planning site for women. As a young entrepre...

How Financially Fertile Are You?

Jacoba Urist | Posted 05.02.2012 | Money
Jacoba Urist

By the time you feel ready to get serious about your money, it may be too late to make up for lost ground. And there are no medical breakthroughs when it comes to retirement or building an adequate nest egg.

For Richer, Not Poorer: Five Ways to Manage Money and Marriage

Irvin G. Schorsch III | Posted 04.30.2012 | Money
Irvin G. Schorsch III

Money can't buy you love, but fighting about it can buy you a whole lot of marital strife. In fact, money issues are the primary reason many couples untie the knot.