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Early Preparation Is The Key to Financial Success | Posted 11.24.2015 | Parents

As a practicing Certified Financial Planner® for 10 years, I can say my best clients have a great relationship with money. And the earlier you save t...

Why You Should Think Twice About Spending That Bonus

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 11.18.2015 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

So to heck with that bonus check, right? Wrong. You've been given a good opportunity to think about your job, your annual earnings and the financial decisions you're making and might need to make in the future. Here are ways to proceed.

Financial Planning Tips: 4 Easy Ways to Save More Money

Michael Lazar | Posted 11.17.2015 | Fifty
Michael Lazar

In today's world, with costs rising and your paycheck not drastically increasing each few months, it can be tough to save money. Pinching your pen...

Divorce Confidential: Alimony -- Are You On The Hook?

Caroline Choi | Posted 11.13.2015 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

Alimony. It's a hot button issue in divorce and something many individuals have a hard time dealing with after the breakup. It seems unfair, when one spouse is ordered to pay a hefty sum each month towards the daily living costs and lifestyle choices of their ex-spouse. These individuals are no longer connected, yet the financial obligation continues -- sometimes indefinitely.

Glad to Be Gay With Money, Where Do You Fit in?

David Rae | Posted 11.12.2015 | Gay Voices
David Rae

Numerous studies report that in general LGBT Americans earn more and carry less debt than the general population. But does this mean we are actually better with money?

Your Year-End Financial Checklist

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 11.11.2015 | Money
Nathaniel Sillin

The final weeks of the year are a last-minute chance to clean up bookkeeping before tax time, make final spending decisions and seek financial advice for 2016. Here are a few tasks you might want to schedule.

Making Holidays Bright -- and Affordable

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 11.13.2015 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

The winter holidays often have a bad reputation as the most budget-busting time of the year, but with proper planning, they don't have to be.

The Powerful, Little-Known Way to Help Secure Your Child's Financial Future

Barry Gold | Posted 11.03.2015 | Money
Barry Gold

Is there anything you wouldn't do to make sure they grow up happy and healthy? And aren't you completely dedicated to getting them educated, imparting solid values, and helping them pursue their passions?

Facing the Mystique of Money and Feeling Confident With Your Funds

Kay Tacke Morse | Posted 10.30.2015 | Women
Kay Tacke Morse

Understanding your personal finances can feel like a lonely process, which is all the more reason not to go it alone.

The Real Worth of a Professional Financial Planner

David Rae | Posted 10.28.2015 | Business
David Rae

Time to face facts: You can't control what the stock market does day to day or even year over year. But what you can control as an investor are your financial attitude and behavior. One simple way to improve your fiscal behavior, is to work with a qualified financial planner.

Moving Soon? Keep Costs Under Control

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 11.09.2015 | Money
Nathaniel Sillin

Whether you're considering relocation for a new job or closer proximity to family, it's important to figure in the cost of your move. Even if you're o...

Planning an Eco-Friendly Home Renovation

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 10.23.2015 | HuffPost Home
Nathaniel Sillin

If you're a homeowner considering options in solar, wind, geothermal or other renewable energy technology, here are a few questions to address before making a decision:

Top 5 Money Fears -- and How to Tackle Them

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 10.21.2015 | Money
Nathaniel Sillin

"Financial infidelity" -- a person's unwillingness to admit to the loss of a job, missed tax or bill payments, overspending or any other problem that siphons cash from a household or business -- can affect anyone who shares a financial relationship with you. It may even end the relationship.

Planning That Affordable Holiday Trip

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 10.14.2015 | Travel
Nathaniel Sillin

Holiday travel can be crowded and expensive, but opportunities abound for long-term planners and last-minute bargain hunters.

Financial Savvy: Investment Risk vs. Market Volatility

David Rae | Posted 10.08.2015 | Business
David Rae

When the stock market goes crazy, people go nuts. The ensuing insecurity has them thinking that stashing their money in a mattress at home is safer than investing it anywhere with anyone. But one should know the differences between risk and volatility to avoid silly and irrational investing mistakes. Let's clear the confusion once and for all.

Managing Your Investments Like an NFL Team

Bob Stammers | Posted 10.06.2015 | Business
Bob Stammers

If you're more excited about the beginning of the football season than sitting down to make a financial plan, you're not alone. Football is a spectacle, but planning your investments is work.

Inquiring Minds Want to Know "Why?"

Eve Ellis | Posted 10.05.2015 | Business
Eve Ellis

Why do companies with gender diverse boards perform better? As the portfolio manager of a strategy which seeks to benefit from this fact,* I am ofte...

3 Simple Tips On How To Save Money

Quora | Posted 10.02.2015 | Business

Making a million is easier than saving a million. I remember the day I called my mom and told her that was specifically the day I had earned my first million.

From Strip to Chip: Everything You Need to Know About the New Generation of Payment Cards

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 09.30.2015 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

If you travel overseas regularly, you've probably already seen chip card technology in action. It's based on a global standard called EMV and is already at work in countries moving to cashless options for private and public goods and services.

Your Financial Plan: Carrots or Carrot Cake?

Marc Campbell | Posted 09.25.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Marc Campbell

My son is 6 and, no surprise here, he really doesn't like to eat his vegetables. But, unlike when he was 3, he at least now understands that eating ...

What to Do When Divorce or Widowhood Puts You in Financial Control for the First Time

Michael Most | Posted 09.23.2015 | Money
Michael Most

Taking an accounting of liabilities and expenses -- ie. what's owed -- is an essential first step to taking full financial control. In the case of divorce, which spouse will continue to pay for certain expenses is typically decided in the settlement.

1/3 of High Earners Live Paycheck to Paycheck

MoneyTips | Posted 09.15.2015 | Business

The response to another question highlights the financial discipline aspect. Within the group that aren't saving as much as they want to save because of their lifestyle choices, 68% said that expenses from dining out was the main reason for their lack of saving.

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...

5 Reasons to Plan Ahead for the End-of-Life

Karen M. Wyatt, M.D. | Posted 09.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Karen M. Wyatt, M.D.

The evidence is clear that you should start planning now for the end-of-life to make sure you have the peace of mind that you hope for during your last days.

Retired or Retiring Soon? Hire a Financial Advisor

David A. Dedman | Posted 09.03.2015 | Business
David A. Dedman

Us poor financial advisors sometimes get a bad wrap! We are made out to be less than honest in many commercials, advertisements and frankly by our own kind. But some of us aspire to be professionals.