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Money Management

How You Do Anything Is How You Do Everything

Leisa Peterson | Posted 11.25.2015 | Business
Leisa Peterson

Do you skip workouts, phone-in conference calls, or only half listen to your spouse? Most of us are guilty of one or more of these transgressions, periodically. You may not realize it, but these actions may be causing more harm than you realize.

Why You Should Avoid Black Friday Sales | Posted 11.23.2015 | Business

Imagine this: It's Thanksgiving night. You've gobbled your fourth serving of mashed potatoes and green bean casserole. You've turned on the TV. The local news is reporting that hundreds of people are lined up in front of local stores to score items for steep discounts.

Top 7 Beliefs Keeping You Broke

Amandah Blackwell | Posted 11.16.2015 | Education
Amandah Blackwell

When you sit down and turn on your laptop or desktop, you become tense. Your fingers tremble as you type in your bank's URL and enter your username...

3 Bluntly Simple Personal Finance Advice That Work Miracles

Elena Prokopets | Posted 11.03.2015 | Business
Elena Prokopets

I have never earned a lot, but I always had the money -- both for essential things and some random spending on things I like. Travels, for instance. Pursuing a location independent lifestyle, hobbies and a lifestyle business, rather than a soul-crushing corporate career.

Facing the Mystique of Money and Feeling Confident With Your Funds

Kay Tacke Morse | Posted 10.30.2015 | Women
Kay Tacke Morse

Understanding your personal finances can feel like a lonely process, which is all the more reason not to go it alone.

Happy Halloween! 10 Tips to Treat Yourself to a More Secure Financial Future.

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 10.26.2015 | Business
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

Halloween comes once a year, but smart money management means staying on top of things year-round. Start using these tips now -- and enjoy this holiday and all the holidays to come.

Have You Had the Money Conversation With Your Adult Children?

Robert Mauterstock | Posted 10.26.2015 | Fifty
Robert Mauterstock

What is your relationship with money? Do you completely ignore it and let your spouse handle it? Or are you a saver, keeping track of every penny you are able to add to your savings account?

Millennials Get Clever With Credit

Kali Hawlk | Posted 10.14.2015 | Business
Kali Hawlk

The Millennial generation is usually defined as people born between 1980 and 2000. That places the demographic anywhere between 36 and 16 years old -- and as I'll turn 26 at the end of the year, I'm smack in the middle of Gen Y.

5 Simple Methods For Good Money Management

Michael Lazar | Posted 10.06.2015 | Fifty
Michael Lazar

If you have found that your finances are getting a bit beyond your control, there are some methods that you can take that will lead to good money management. The following four methods can help get you off to a running start.

5 Biggest Lottery Winners

MoneyTips | Posted 09.10.2015 | Money

Here are the top five jackpots with respect to total payout. The larger number is the amount of the annuity (how much winners would get over many years) while the cash payout represents a smaller lump-sum amount that a winner could choose to receive.

Credit Union 101: What's the Difference, and Why You Should Make the Switch!

Rachel Pross | Posted 09.04.2015 | Business
Rachel Pross

If you're wondering what the deal is or why you should make the switch from your big bank, you're already halfway to making a very smart decision.

7 Ways to Financially Prepare for Travel Abroad

Tami Farrow | Posted 08.18.2015 | Travel
Tami Farrow

You should refresh your memory on your PIN for any cards you bring on your trip. Also, most international ATMs do not accept six-digit PIN numbers. If your card has a six-digit PIN, contact your bank to reset your PIN to four digits.

3 Reasons Why Students Shouldn't Live Large at School | Posted 08.17.2015 | Black Voices

College is that time in your life when you'll likely already be broke. No need to make a tough situation even more difficult, by spending excessively on housing you can't afford.

Make Sure Your Freshman Gets a Money-Smart College Start

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 07.29.2015 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

You've worked to train your children in money management, but college brings a whole new level of financial decision-making and challenges. So before they are off on their own, review these topics to make sure they're ready.

Unexpected Effects of Poor Money Management

Chris Mettler | Posted 07.20.2015 | Education
Chris Mettler

Studies have shown that there is a direct correlation between stress levels and health complications. When energy is spent combating stress, it weakens your immune system, which can lead to declining health and an overall lower quality of life.

4 Warning Signs You Have an Unhealthy Relationship With Money

Lama Farran | Posted 07.17.2015 | Money
Lama Farran

As a money coach, I have observed several unhealthy financial behaviors. Having one or more of these habits is a warning sign that a shift is required.

How Can You "Play It Safe" But Still Beat Inflation? | Posted 06.26.2015 | Business

You want to play it safe in the investment world. The agony of the recession is fresh in your mind. Your stomach churns at the thought of suffering 2008-style losses.

How One Family Saved $4,800 On Food In A Year | Posted 06.23.2015 | Money

What would you do with an extra $50 to $250 a month? Pay off credit card debt? Build an emergency savings fund? Take a much-needed vacation? There's a good chance you are throwing away that much money month after month, and if you stop, you'll be able to put it to better use.

The Be-All, End-All Saving Solution: Stop Locking Your Cards Drawers! Instead, Do This...

Eli Dagostino | Posted 06.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Eli Dagostino

Slowly but surely shopping cart tabs disappear, I find myself spending more time producing and sharing and less time consuming. I will have what I'm saving for (and more) sooner than ever!

Money Is Not About Finances, It's About Emotions

Deevra Norling | Posted 06.16.2015 | Money
Deevra Norling

A change in our financial situation starts with a change in how we think about money. Clearing out the negative thoughts about money will remove the blockages that are preventing money from flowing to us.

Tips For Young Adults Selecting, Building, And Using Credit

Steve Min | Posted 06.16.2015 | Money
Steve Min

Would you rather pay $262 per month or $380 for the exact same thing? Establishing a strong credit profile will help you save money over your lifetime, especially on big ticket purchases: cars and homes.

Making Time For What Matters: Your Future Wealth

Frank Trotter | Posted 06.15.2015 | Money
Frank Trotter

Ultimately short on time and limited in outside investment knowledge and resources, High Net Workers and other busy Americans may be overlooking both investment and personal wealth management opportunities that would allow their portfolios to attain the same kind of success they've experienced in their careers.

One Size Does Not Fit All: Three Questions To Ask Yourself When Evaluating A Financial Advisor

John Diehl | Posted 06.13.2015 | Money
John Diehl

Working with a financial advisor can be a fruitful, productive practice, and it can be even more so if you work with one who values you and your individuality.

Understanding Opportunity Cost: How $200 Sneakers Could Cost You $75,000

Miranda Marquit | Posted 06.10.2015 | Business
Miranda Marquit

When we make spending choices, we rarely think beyond the moment. However, whenever we spend our money on something now, we are giving something up later. This is what's known as opportunity cost. Understanding opportunity cost is one of the keys to making better financial decisions.

3 Strategies to Follow Through on Your Brand Promise

Suna Senman | Posted 06.03.2015 | Business
Suna Senman

Branding has become a "must do" for both large corporations and small businesses in order to exist in the economic world. While most businesses fully accept that they need to brand, they may not understand how to keep their brand flourishing.