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7 Reasons Your Budgets Don't Work and What You Should Do Instead

Merideth Bisiker | Posted 01.22.2016 | Money
Merideth Bisiker

It's OK to admit defeat with your finances. And you are brave to ask for help. Do what's right for you, find a trusted support team, and start taking the little steps that move you forward. You deserve to have financial peace, and with a little diligence and a lot of push through, you can achieve it.

Do You Want to Make More Money?

Dr. Patty Ann Tublin | Posted 01.07.2016 | Business
Dr. Patty Ann Tublin

Almost every New Year's resolution list includes something about making more money.

Why the Term "Middle Class" Is Meaningless Today

Benjamin Powers | Posted 12.28.2015 | Politics
Benjamin Powers

While we all like to think of ourselves as middle class, the wide swath of people that claim that label only illustrates that we don't really have an accurate idea of what it means. The term has become divorced from actual income, making it an abstract idea we apply liberally.

3 Ways the Child Support System Rips Apart Families

Joseph E. Cordell | Posted 12.17.2015 | Divorce
Joseph E. Cordell

Ideally, the child support system should ensure all the financial necessities needed to raise a child are covered, with both parents providing fair and adequate contributions. However, time and time again the system fails in this regard.

Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act of 2015

Stacey D. Stewart | Posted 12.17.2015 | Politics
Stacey D. Stewart

If key provisions of the EITC and CTC are left to expire, the impact to working Americans will be immense. The Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax credit have a history of bipartisan support, fighting poverty and incentivizing work.

The Unseen Mobility of the Working Poor

Mauricio Lim Miller | Posted 12.16.2015 | HuffPost Home
Mauricio Lim Miller

I recently had the opportunity to hear jazz bassist Victor Wooten play at a club in my hometown, Oakland, California. His performance had the entire a...

The Solution To Extremism Is Global Equality

Stephan Said | Posted 12.08.2015 | Politics
Stephan Said

We are faced with the task of creating a new global socio-economic model sufficient to create sustainable peace on earth. A mass non-violent movement demanding that all people live equally with each other, loving each other, caring for our planet, is the only solution. We have to start today.

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.

Honoring Veterans

Mark Steber | Posted 11.11.2015 | Business
Mark Steber

In the past, companies thanked military veterans with meals or discounts on Veterans Day and now, in part because of Social Media, we are all aware of...

Infamous Toy

Justin Curmi | Posted 10.31.2015 | Politics
Justin Curmi

Giving a toy to accompany a fast food meal may seem harmless yet if one considers what that toy represents to a parent; it starts to become evident that it may encourage dependence to the fast food.

How I Made $38,000 From Blogging (and Launched My Career!)

Lauren Bowling | Posted 10.29.2015 | Business
Lauren Bowling

I get asked a lot "How is it you make money from blogging?" which is a great question and one I wanted to answer, and I thought I would share with you today just how much I've made in the last three years as a blogger.

How Much Money Everyone Who Works at the Airport Makes

Thrillist | Posted 10.08.2015 | Travel
Thrillist

By: Matt Meltzer Credit: Shuttershock We've all done it. After sitting in traffic for an hour while driving to the airport, standing in line behind...

Stayed Too Long in Work That Doesn't Fit? Fix It!

Susan Bernstein | Posted 10.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Susan Bernstein

Instead of generally feeling "blah," you'll have a picture of what needs to be shifted. And, over time, you'll have a lot clearer picture of how bad things are actually getting. That may motivate you.

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.

Can Employers Help Workers Better Manage Their Money?

Andrea Levere | Posted 09.03.2015 | Business
Andrea Levere

Despite an improved economy and rising employment, the picture is far from rosy for the average low- to moderate-income worker. Wages have stagnated or fallen. One in four jobs pays a low-wage of less than $23,283 a year and often lacks benefits.

Trump More Progressive Than Democrats on Warren Buffett Problem

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.31.2015 | Entertainment
Chris Weigant

Democrats are doing one of two things, and neither one of them is very impressive. Democratic candidates are either so scared of being called a tax-raiser by Republicans that they do not support changing the problem at all, or they are secretly for changing it but don't want to say it.

Today Is Social Security's Birthday! Time to Blow Out the Candles?

Jonathan K. DeYoe | Posted 08.14.2015 | Politics
Jonathan K. DeYoe

Social Security turns 80 years old today. Will it live to see 100? I sure hope so, but according to the Social Security Administration (SSA), the Old Age and Survivors Trust Fund (OASI) reserves are currently on track to be depleted by 2037 unless Congress gets its divided act together.

What Would Happen If You Set Outrageous Goals?

Marilyn O'Malley | Posted 07.28.2015 | Business
Marilyn O'Malley

How many of you would love to make more money so you could really save, invest and enjoy life? So you can live any way you choose and not settle for less?

10 Cities Where Incomes Are Growing (And Shrinking) The Fastest

24/7 Wall St. | Jenny Che | Posted 07.17.2015 | Business

Personal incomes grew by 0.8% across the nation in 2013. While some metropolitan areas were among the largest contributors to the growth, in over 100 ...

My Son's First Paycheck and His Tax Revelation

David A. Dedman | Posted 07.09.2015 | Business
David A. Dedman

We all remember that first summer job after our 16th birthday. Some of us can remember bussing tables, working the drive thru window or mowing yards for some extra money.

A Bad Attitude Could Cost You $3,600 A Year

Amy Morin | Posted 06.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Amy Morin

Do you think most people are selfish? Do you have difficulty trusting people, even when they treat you with kindness? If so, research shows your attitude may be affecting your income.

Baby Boomers Can't Quit: Still Want to
Work After They "Retire"

Buck Wargo | Posted 06.22.2015 | Fifty
Buck Wargo

Baby Boomers are retiring on a daily basis, but that doesn't mean they've stopped working or even want to stop working. And their retirement planning and work choices are not always about the money.

2 Reasons to Have Dividend-Paying Value Stocks in Your Portfolio

Bradford M. Pine | Posted 06.07.2015 | Business
Bradford M. Pine

One common (and often quite important) part of an equity allocation is value stocks that pay dividends. They're not for everyone, but they can be a huge powerhouse to add to your stock allocation.

I'm About to Lose Everything. Help!

Steve Rhode | Posted 05.28.2015 | Money
Steve Rhode

I can't see where a debt management plan is going to be helpful for you. The issue seems to be, for whatever reason, you've found yourself again in a situation where you living expenses exceed your income.

No, Rich People Don't Work More

Steve Roth | Posted 05.12.2015 | Politics
Steve Roth

The meme is ubiquitous and widely documented: Rich people work longer hours. Obvious implication: they deserve what they get, right? Ditto the poor.