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3 Money Questions We Are Too Embarrassed To Ask

Credit.com | Posted 03.30.2015 | Money
Credit.com

Money troubles can be hard to discuss. The secret many don't seem to know is they are not as alone as they feel. Here are some questions people ask me -- and the ones I ask them in response.

'Give Me a Break!' 11 Most Overlooked Tax Deductions And Credits

LearnVest | Posted 03.27.2015 | Money
LearnVest

To help alleviate the sting of paying Uncle Sam, we asked CPAs to share some of the most commonly overlooked tax deductions and credits for everyone from newlyweds to new homeowners.

Hacking Elance: How To Make $23,700 In 4 Weeks Freelancing Online

Daniel DiPiazza | Posted 03.26.2015 | Money
Daniel DiPiazza

When people ask me what the best ways to make money are, sometimes I laugh. Not because the question is stupid -- but because, well, there really is no "right" answer.

Money Management Gap Between Parents and Teens Shows Need for Education

Jack E. Kosakowski | Posted 03.26.2015 | Parents
Jack E. Kosakowski

Many young people want to learn about managing money from their parents. A significant majority of teens we surveyed (84 percent) say they look to their parents for information about how to manage money.

6 Tales Of Tax-Time Blunders: 'The Major Mistake I'll Never Make Again'

LearnVest | Posted 03.26.2015 | Money
LearnVest

Since it's probably safe to say that many of us haven't read the U.S. tax code verbatim, there's quite a lot of room for error when it comes to correctly filling out forms and filing your return.

Is A Debt Settlement Worth It?

Simple. Thrifty. Living. | Posted 03.26.2015 | Business
Simple. Thrifty. Living.

Debt settlement companies can be helpful, but consumers should learn about how these services work before making any agreement. Here's what you need to know to determine whether debt settlement is right for you.

Required Minimum Distributions: What Are the Dates And Deadlines?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 03.25.2015 | Money
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

I'm turning 70 in a few months and know I'll be forced to withdraw money from my retirement accounts. How does that work and are there some special rules I need to be aware of?

4 Common Credit Card Mistakes To Avoid

Robert Harrow | Posted 03.26.2015 | Money
Robert Harrow

While building up a credit score and credit history is ingrained in virtually every American today, we are seldom presented with information that can make the tasks at hand less perilous. Below is a simple list of mistakes to avoid as you use credit cards.

Top 10 Reasons People Go Bankrupt

Simple. Thrifty. Living. | Posted 03.24.2015 | Business
Simple. Thrifty. Living.

In today's economic climate, personal bankruptcy has climbed at an alarming rate. Here are the top 10 reasons why people go bankrupt.

Rebalancing Our Retirement Portfolio and Our 40-Year Relationship

Steve Schullo and Dan Robertson | Posted 03.12.2015 | Gay Voices
Steve Schullo and Dan Robertson

We consider ourselves extremely lucky that we are both interested in managing our finances without an expensive adviser and wonder why so many people whether single or attached don't. With many couples it is usually one who is trying to get his or her spouse interested, or the differences are similar to ours, one is overly aggressive and the other is overly conservative.

What's Your Comfort Level With Taking Financial Risk?

Kathleen Gurney | Posted 03.11.2015 | Money
Kathleen Gurney

Your risk tolerance is your ability to make decisions, trading the known for the unknown, and to be comfortable with the decision once it is made.

Start Small This America Saves Week

Patrice C. Washington | Posted 03.02.2015 | Money
Patrice C. Washington

We all know the importance of saving, and while it's ideal to save six months of income for a rainy day, I know first-hand how intimidating that can be for most of us. So, instead of looking at lofty savings or financial goals, I challenge you to take micro steps to reach your personal finance and debt reduction goals.

How Men And Women Do Saving And Splurging Differently

LearnVest | Posted 02.26.2015 | Money
LearnVest

When it comes to gender and money, there's no shortage of stats on how the sexes stack up. But while you're probably used to hearing those differences dissected in discussions of salaries and pay inequality, it turns out there's a bit more to it: Gender plays a role in a whole range of everyday money matters.

The One Tip You Need to Achieve Financial and Physical Health

Ryan Bailey | Posted 02.23.2015 | Money
Ryan Bailey

Creating a plan for your financial goals will immediately make them a bit more tangible, and sets you up for success. For advice on how to track your progress to your next vacation, new home or paying off debt -- whatever your goal is -- reach out to your banker for a little extra coaching.

9 Simple Money Moves You Can Make In 10 Minutes Or Less

LearnVest | Posted 02.19.2015 | Money
LearnVest

Minding your money doesn't have to be time-consuming. No, really! There are plenty of quick and simple steps you can take that can have a positive impact on your financial wellbeing.

6 Common Myths About Financial Planning -- Busted

LearnVest | Posted 02.16.2015 | Money
LearnVest

A survey by Charles Schwab found that one in three people don't seek any outside input when it comes to managing their money. And, in large part, that could be due to some prevalent myths and misconceptions people have about using a financial adviser.

Love & Money: The Money Talk With Your Partner

James Nichols | Posted 02.12.2015 | Money
James Nichols

Money can be a source of friction in many relationships. Through open communication and shared ownership, a safety net and a strong plan for long-term savings, couples can come out of the money talk more financially savvy and connected than ever.

Investment Diversification: Identifying the Leading Indicators in Emerging Markets

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 02.12.2015 | Money
Jonha Revesencio

There's no doubt about it. We are in a global economy, and to try and ignore that reality would be tantamount to sticking one's head in the sand, like...

5 Considerations For Developing A Millennial Debt Community

Leeanne Brennan | Posted 02.11.2015 | Money
Leeanne Brennan

One of the defining characteristics of a millennial is our desire to share, and yet for a generation famous for its student loan debt, it's surprising that no community exists to unite us all.

It's Time To Get A Clue

Mitch Roschelle | Posted 02.09.2015 | Money
Mitch Roschelle

Business is about managing and growing the bottom line. And to do that successfully, we need a workforce prepared to meet the challenges ahead. Yet, more than 46 percent of teens do not know how to create a budget and nearly 50 percent of teens are unsure of how to use a credit card effectively.

Sticking to Your Money Resolutions

Mary Johnson | Posted 02.10.2015 | College
Mary Johnson

One of the best ways for college students to sustain financial resolutions is to avoid broad, generic goals such as "I will spend less money." Instead, think small and be more specific in what you plan to do.

Financial Sense 301: Making It In The Real World

Chris Mettler | Posted 02.06.2015 | Money
Chris Mettler

College-related debt is increasing and millenials are facing difficult choices about their finances and their futures. The good news is that millenials also have more options than ever before; the job market is ever changing, technology is improving by the minute, and information is right at our fingertips.

Your Complete February 2015 Financial To-Do List

LearnVest | Posted 02.05.2015 | Money
LearnVest

It's February! The month when hearts, kisses and huggable stuffed animals abound -- and you're constantly reminded: All you need is love. But we think there's something else you need, too. (Hint: It's green, not pink.)

The Bargain of a Lifetime

Martha Lufkin | Posted 02.03.2015 | Sports
Martha Lufkin

I do not usually go to the Super Bowl game in person. But when I heard a few days before the game that Super Bowl tickets were going for $8,000 due to ticket broker overselling, I began to wonder. At that price, it must really be worth it!

5 Financial Habits You Should Adopt When You're Young

LearnVest | Posted 03.24.2015 | Money
LearnVest

How you handle your money early on in life -- from being a stickler about adhering to a monthly budget to starting to save for retirement as soon as possible -- can lay the groundwork for a strong financial future.