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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.

4 Bad Money Habits & How to Get Rid of Them

SaveUp | Posted 12.11.2013 | Business

Everybody has their share of bad habits, and financial ones can often be the hardest to identify. Fortunately, once identified, bad money habits can be combatted and kicked with a healthy dose of self-discipline

50 Ways To Send Your Boomerang Kid Packing

Posted 07.10.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Lisa Endlich Once back home, they tend to grow roots. So tell them there must be 50 ways to leave their mother. W...

7 Hot-Button Topics To Avoid With Your Adult Child

Posted 06.26.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Linda Bernstein 7 hot-button topics that could lead to conflict if you're not careful In hindsight, I realize I n...

Applying Sage Graduation Advice to Your Financial Life

Jacob Gold | Posted 08.10.2013 | Business
Jacob Gold

I always enjoy graduation season, as students don their caps and gowns and listen to commencement addresses filled with sage advice. Given my profession as a Certified Financial Planner practitioner, I am struck by how well this advice applies to one's personal finances.

7 Things To Stop Spending Money On Right Now

Posted 03.10.2015 | OWN

By Lynn Andriani No, we're not suggesting you ditch your latte: We've found seven expenses you can cut out painlessly. Keep in touch! Check ...

Forget Frugality. Start Earning More Instead

Ramit Sethi | Posted 05.27.2013 | Business
Ramit Sethi

The classic advice of cutting back on lattes is the best example of personal-finance "experts" run amok. Not only does the advice not work -- most people fail to cut back on their caffeine because it's an important pleasure in their day -- but even if it did work, $3 a day doesn't add up to much!

7 People To Cut Out Of Your Financial Life

Posted 03.16.2015 | OWN

By Amy Shearn Love them, lunch with them, just don't share money matters with them. Keep in touch! Check out HuffPost OWN on Facebook an...

Life Lessons on Finding a Good Adviser

Don McNay | Posted 05.03.2013 | Business
Don McNay

I've blown off plenty of good advice. I thought I was smart and could figure things out on my own. Wrong. I'm finally starting to learn.

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.

The ABCs of Money Is a Book Every Woman Should Love

Kay Koplovitz | Posted 04.15.2013 | Business
Kay Koplovitz

This is straightforward advice your mother never told you. Let me be clear, Natalie Pace's book The ABCs of Money is not for women only. But I thi...

Common "Cents" -- Financial Tips for Couples

Ryan Mack | Posted 03.05.2013 | Business
Ryan Mack

With all the media chatter about "Kim-YE" I thought it appropriate to discuss our own personal relationships. Yes... we all know that Kim and Kanye West are both multimillionaires, but do you know the financial picture of the person you are dating?

3 Ways To Resist Holiday Overspending

Posted 03.13.2015 | OWN

By Suze Orman I call it the buy-it-now bug: We come down with it every giving season and feel the effects in January when we see our credit car...

When Overspending Leads to a Financial Hangover

Carrie Smith | Posted 02.10.2013 | Money
Carrie Smith

During this time of year, we all get caught up in the spending frenzy and buy things we can't afford. But if we continue to overspend without thinking, it can lead to a very painful financial hangover come the New Year.

Is Money A Distraction From Your Soul's Work?

Kathy Caprino | Posted 01.12.2013 | Women
Kathy Caprino

In our culture, people believe that if you're an artist or do deeply creative work, you will inevitably struggle financially, and that there is a "rightness" to that struggle. In other words, it is believed that if you're rolling in money, and money flows easily to you, then you're not spiritually evolved.

3 Things You’ll Regret Spending Money On (And 5 You Won't)

Posted 03.05.2015 | OWN

By Amy Shearn Sometimes, efforts to save money just net you a cheap, terrible version of something you'll have to replace before you can say, "That...

SUZE ORMAN: Your First Step To A Richer Life Is...

Posted 03.13.2015 | OWN

I recently sat down for a consultation with Jane, a stay-at-home mom with a 2-year-old son, another baby due this month, and big fears about her family's financial security."It's really hard for us to save money," Jane said. She and her husband, Charlie, both in their early 30s, rent their house in rural Oregon and live off Charlie's $2,550 monthly teaching salary.

5 Characteristics That Can Distinguish Success From Failure

Eldon Taylor | Posted 10.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Eldon Taylor

What does it take to maximize your income potential at a time when the economy seems uncertain? What does it take to secure some cushion of comfort that promotes peace of mind? If you're like many people today, financial concerns top the list of worries.

Workload Overload: What's Your Definition Of Lifestyle?

David Geller | Posted 08.14.2012 | Fifty
David Geller

I recently met with a couple in their early 60's. The husband has a high-paying, demanding job in a rapidly changing industry. He works 60+ hours a week and is constantly complaining to his wife that he's exhausted and has often lamented that he's working himself into an early grave.

Spend Money Where It Counts

Mary Hunt | Posted 08.07.2012 | Money
Mary Hunt

Personal finance is not about saying "no" to spending on the things you love. Living below your means is not about adopting a life of poverty. It's about conscious decisions, not guilt.

Catherine New

Why A Million Dollars Won't Change Your Life: Q & A | Catherine New | Posted 05.21.2012 | Money

As the former CEO of both Intuit and PayPal, Bill Harris has been around Silicon Valley's proverbial block a few times. And he has some advice for the...

6 Decisions That Will Save You Money

Jack Otter | Posted 07.09.2012 | Books
Jack Otter

Is it better to buy a house or rent? Should you give the kids an allowance just for being your kids, or make 'em work for it? Should you hire a real estate agent or sell the house on your own?

Five Ways To Manage College And Retirement Savings

AP | DAVE CARPENTER | Posted 05.07.2012 | Money

CHICAGO -- Imagine if retirement were financed by scholarships, grants and loans. You could qualify for a substantial aid package to pay for your sen...

Invest Like a Billionaire: The Seven Pearls of Financial Wisdom

Camilla Webster | Posted 07.06.2012 | Money
Camilla Webster

One of the best things you can do to build your own wealth is to copy the rich and develop an investment philosophy for yourself.

How My Son Teaches Me About Money

LearnVest | Posted 06.23.2012 | Parents

As parents, we spend a lot of time trying to teach our kids the dos and don'ts of being financially savvy, yet we often overlook the lessons they can teach us.