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The Six Most Important Financial Tips for Young Military Families

Michael J. Meese | Posted 03.11.2015 | Money
Michael J. Meese

The earlier in your career that you implement these tips, the sooner you'll achieve financial stability and the stronger your personal finances will be able to grow throughout your life.

3 Unique and Unusual Tips to Be Financially Fit in 2015

Chris Wang | Posted 03.08.2015 | Business
Chris Wang

Whenever you read articles on becoming financially fit, you read about budgets, planning, monitoring and other boring crap. Worry not, I won't mention any of these terms.

Hey Millennials! 8 Important Financial Tips from Your Future Self

Jerry Patterson | Posted 02.03.2015 | Money
Jerry Patterson

If you could go back 30 years and give yourself one piece of advice regarding retirement planning, what would you say?

Don't Let Communicating with Millennials Feel Like Eating in the Dark

Jerry Patterson | Posted 01.17.2015 | Business
Jerry Patterson

If you want to grab the attention of the millennial generation, you need to personalize and tighten-up your communications approach -- which frankly, is how we should have been doing it all along.

The ABC's of Financial Stability

Catherine Alford | Posted 12.01.2014 | Money
Catherine Alford

Always check your bank account. Every day. No matter what. It's important to know how much you have and make sure no one has made any false charges.

How To Take Control Of Your Finances This Summer: Financial Tips For Teens & Parents Alike

Aisha Barrows | Posted 11.08.2014 | Money
Aisha Barrows

I've found that the summer months are the perfect time for a mid-year check-up on my finances, when I can adjust my financial goals based on my needs for the summer and throughout the year. Based on my experiences, here are a few tips for parents to consider as they talk to their teens about the value of saving money this summer (while still having a little fun!).

4 Forgotten Fall Financial Tips

David A. Dedman | Posted 11.02.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

Fall is my favorite time of the year! I love the weather and the change of seasons. Fall also is a busy time for me as a financial advisor. I have ...

Financial Lessons From a Simple Lunch

David A. Dedman | Posted 09.22.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

I think so many times we forget that we should demand quality and value with every purchase. The degree to which is up to the buyer and seller and that particular transaction. You expect more, the more you pay.

5 Signs You're in Financial Trouble | Posted 06.16.2014 | Money

5. Ignoring Debt

4 Free Tools to Super Charge Your 401k or IRA

Rob Berger | Posted 04.08.2014 | Money
Rob Berger

The right tool for the right job can make all the difference. Not only does the right tool improve the quality of any job, but it also makes the work more enjoyable. This fundamental truth applies to everything from carpentry to auto repair. It also applies to investing.

Common Money Stories That Keep Us From Financial Freedom

Amanda Abella | Posted 03.08.2014 | Money
Amanda Abella

By flipping the script from a place of scarcity and hopelessness to one of looking into options, you put the power to control your finances back into your own hands.

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.

7 FInancial Steps You Need To Take After Turning 65

Debra B. Whitman, Ph.D. | Posted 02.22.2014 | Fifty
Debra B. Whitman, Ph.D.

Age 65 is not as special as it used to be. Mandatory retirement has long since vanished for most jobs. Social Security's Full Retirement Age is gradually rising to 67. Many 65-year-olds pursue active lifestyles that would have seemed fantastic in an earlier era. But it is still a milestone. Here are some important steps to take when you reach 65.

5 Financial Steps You Need To Take By The Time You Hit 50

Debra B. Whitman, Ph.D. | Posted 02.19.2014 | Fifty
Debra B. Whitman, Ph.D.

Preparing for retirement may seem like a job for the far-off future -- like cleaning out the garage or sorting boxes in the attic. But if you care about your future (and who doesn't?), you really should pay attention to certain things sooner rather than later.

Suze Orman: The 8 Qualities of a Successful Life

Suze Orman | Posted 07.07.2013 | Women
Suze Orman

There are no money problems. There are people problems. Success is not how many zeroes your bank account has. It's about making the most of the life you have.

5 Readers Dish: How Breaking Up Was Good for My Money

LearnVest | Posted 06.25.2013 | Women

If you have an ex -- which most of us do -- you've probably received the "You're better off without them," speech from a friend. But what if the breakup left you better off in unexpected ways? Say, richer?

Money Tips for the Working Poor: Exploring All Options in Unemployment (Part 2 of 3)

Ryan Mack | Posted 06.11.2013 | Business
Ryan Mack

As the demand for low skilled manufacturing jobs decreases, and the demand for high skilled jobs increases, what should an employee such as one of the 104 laid off in the Flint, Michigan plan to do?

Common 'Cents': Tips for the Working Poor

Ryan Mack | Posted 04.16.2013 | Business
Ryan Mack

"I don't make enough money to save." This statement is arguably the most powerful statement an individual can make as it relates to their finances. The one who makes a statement such as this has already thrown up the white flag in their quest to move forward economically.

Common 'Cents': Money Tips for the Working Poor

Ryan Mack | Posted 03.19.2013 | Business
Ryan Mack

Today, if you are "working poor" the first thing I want you to learn is "contentment." I know what many of you are thinking. Many of you are thinking that contentment means, "I am happy to be poor." But this couldn't be further from the truth.

Tips To Surviving The Mayan Apocalypse

AP | ALEX VEIGA | Posted 02.12.2013 | Money

The Mayan calendar is supposed to end next week and that has led some to believe we're on a countdown to a global apocalypse. One gambling website, M...

Understanding 401(k) Fees

Jason Alderman | Posted 02.11.2013 | Money
Jason Alderman

If you're like many Americans, you might be under the impression that your 401(k) plan administrator doesn't charge you anything to maintain your account. You'd be wrong.

Special Words of Financial Wisdom for Parents

Don McNay | Posted 12.18.2012 | Money
Don McNay

Money can bring power and security, but it also can bring insecurity. People who are rich never know if someone likes them for who they are or for their money. Many develop the attitude that everyone wants something from them, and they are often right.

All the Money in the World

Manisha Thakor | Posted 04.30.2012 | Books
Manisha Thakor

While only 400 people can end up on the Forbes 400 list, there is no limit to how many of us can use money more wisely to increase our personal happiness.

Simple Ways To Stop Doing Dumb Things With Money

Carl Richards | Posted 04.09.2012 | Books
Carl Richards

Many believe that to make good money decisions you need to have a plan for every situation. You need insurance for every possible setback, and investments for every market condition. Trouble is, the real world is complicated: we don't know what's going to happen.

13 Things That Are Causing Your Bills To Skyrocket

SavvySugar | Posted 11.18.2011 | Women

To err is human; to make budgeting mistakes, totally human as well. Most people are not aware of the little budget traps we get caught in, because lif...