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5 Signs Your Parents Are the Victims of a Financial Scam

GOBankingRates | Posted 07.23.2015 | Money

If they've been targeted by scammers, report it to the FTC, their state attorney general and state consumer protection office.

3 Ways To Be Smarter About Choosing Your Credit Card Rewards

OWN | Posted 07.21.2015 | OWN

Not all credit card rewards are created equal, according to CBS MoneyWatch editor and Worth It... Not Worth It? It author Jack Otter. From travel ...

Top 5 Money Moves To Make After Graduation

Brianna McGurran | Posted 06.16.2015 | Money
Brianna McGurran

As "Pomp and Circumstance" plays on graduation day, you'll probably reflect on how much you learned in the classroom and the successful career college has prepared you for. But chances are your school didn't include real-world financial tips for new grads as part of its curriculum.

The Real Reason You Want More Money

Laurie Gerber | Posted 05.07.2015 | Money
Laurie Gerber

We get so busy trying to make money, save it, spend it wisely - that we lose sight of the reason behind all of it! How long has it been, if ever, that you asked your heart to chime in regarding money matters?

6 Things Dave Ramsey Says You Should Do With Your Money in 2015

GOBankingRates | Posted 05.06.2015 | Money

We're nearly halfway through 2015, which means it's time to stop putting off your plans to improve your finances this year. But it's one thing to know you want to fix your financial situation, and another to take action. Where should you start? Here's a suggestion: Dave Ramsey.

The Best Gift for Mother's Day (Hint: It Involves Your Student Loans)

Stephen Dash | Posted 04.22.2015 | Money
Stephen Dash

If you have graduated college or university with student loans, the best gift you can give your student loan cosigner is to let them off the hook.

New Year's Resolutions Redux

Stephanie Lessing | Posted 03.09.2015 | Comedy
Stephanie Lessing

If you listen to me, this will be your year. You won't make unattainable lists. You won't try to be something you're not, or interfere in the lives of others. You'll just live your life, in kindness and peace.

7 Strategies for Growing Your Savings to $1 Million

Casey Bond | Posted 02.09.2015 | Money
Casey Bond

These days, having $1 million to your name is nowhere near as impressive as it used to be. And yet, putting away $1 million in a savings account is a major goal that requires a solid plan of attack to reach.

The 8 Biggest Misconceptions About Paying And Refinancing Your Student Loans

Stephen Dash | Posted 02.04.2015 | Business
Stephen Dash

Student loans can be a minefield. Many graduates put off refinancing their student loans simply because they don't understand the process.

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Student Loans

Mary Johnson | Posted 01.31.2015 | College
Mary Johnson

Acquiring student loan debt can be an intimidating, confusing process; however, in today's educational environment, it's often a necessity in order to finance a college education. With proper advance knowledge and research, student loans are a worthwhile option.

The Financial Secrets of 7 Ridiculously Happy Couples At Every Stage Of Life

Posted 06.09.2015 | Business

You love, respect and adore your partner completely, which is why it's hard to understand how they're always so incredibly, frustratingly, hair-tearin...

Does Money Scare You?

Leisa Peterson | Posted 12.30.2014 | Money
Leisa Peterson

When it comes to money, we've often been trained to believe there is not enough to go around, and this leads to fearful feelings. The only way to break this cycle is to shift our mindset into one of sufficiency and of understanding the true laws of nature.

What Are Some Lifestyle Changes That Save Money?

Quora | Posted 12.30.2014 | Money

Read up on behavioral economics and think about the ways that your own spending decisions are biased. A dollar is a dollar, not a percentage of what you're buying.

5 Tips for Entrepreneurs to Manage Their Finances

John Rampton | Posted 12.29.2014 | Small Business
John Rampton

The only problem is that not all entrepreneurs are able to manage their finances -- which isn't a knock since not all of us familiar with areas like accounting.

14 Pieces Of Wisdom Financial Planners Share With Their Friends

LearnVest | Posted 12.09.2014 | Money

Wouldn't it be great to have a Certified Financial Planner™ for a best friend? Just think of all the advice you could get about how you might stay on track financially -- and how to make your money work harder for you.

Money Tips for New College Grads

Neale Godfrey | Posted 07.21.2014 | College
Neale Godfrey

Welcome to the real world, class of 2014. You're probably swamped with student loan debt, and just entering your chosen career field -- if you're lucky. But, now is the time to secure your financial future by taking charge today.

Money, Marriage and Lies: Keeping Money Secrets From Your Spouse?

David A. Dedman | Posted 05.19.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

Whether it's credit card spending or the secret cash stash, it's not healthy for a marriage to have secrets -- financial or otherwise. Broken trust and hurt feelings from financial secrets will put a wedge between a marriage. Often the damage is irreversible.

Get More Financial Aid for College

Mike Branch, CFP | Posted 05.05.2014 | College
Mike Branch, CFP

I do not recommend families hide money or game the system to get additional financial aid. However, I do recommend that you know the financial aid rules, work within those rules and adjust your college planning accordingly.

I Overcame My Money Fears (And So Can You)

Anelle Mensah | Posted 04.27.2014 | Teen
Anelle Mensah

You do not want limitations placed on you when you are starting to gain freedom, but there will be times when they are necessary. After some thought, I arrived on some methods to bring about some ease to this different and, truthfully, somewhat terrifying idea.

Higher Education or a House: Can Young Americans Have Both?

Ellen Haberle | Posted 04.26.2014 | Money
Ellen Haberle

16 Percent of First-time Homebuyers Say Student Debt Has Kept Them From Buying: My husband and I would love to own a home, but right now we just ca...

Do 401(k)s Have Stop-Losses?

David A. Dedman | Posted 04.05.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

It never fails. My best article ideas come from my clients! Thank you! Today one of my clients called and asked a rather interesting question: "Do ...

New Job? Tax Deductions for Your Job Search Can Save You Money on Your Taxes

Lisa Greene-Lewis, CPA | Posted 03.19.2014 | Money
Lisa Greene-Lewis, CPA

Many job search expenses are tax deductible, and knowing what job hunting deductions you qualify for and having your receipts in front of you when you file your taxes can save you some money when you file your taxes.

Financial Advice to Give Your High School Senior for the New Year

Jodi Okun | Posted 03.18.2014 | Money
Jodi Okun

While a good college education is certainly one gift most parents want to bestow on their children, the financial responsibility shouldn't all fall on the parents' shoulders.

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.

10 Things I Gave Up to Get Out of Debt

Allison Vesterfelt | Posted 02.16.2014 | Money
Allison Vesterfelt

If we're really interested in paying off debt, growing a savings account, purchasing a house, or going to college without loans, we have to be willing to put our money where our mouth is.