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Money Management

How to Fall in Love with Your Finances

Andrea Woroch | Posted 02.12.2016 | Women
Andrea Woroch

Talking about finances may stir up negative emotions, from angst to confusion to embarrassment. You may even go as far as to say you hate money! These...

Newly Divorced? Focusing On Finances Can Help You Move On

Bob Stammers | Posted 01.29.2016 | Business
Bob Stammers

When people get married, they should develop a plan to achieve shared financial objectives. When they get divorced, it's time to refocus on personal financial goals.

A Few Ideas to Improve Your Money Management Skills

Carol Morgan | Posted 01.20.2016 | Money
Carol Morgan

Do you know where all your money goes? Do you know how much money you spend on things like going out to eat, seeing a movie, buying beer, or purchasing clothes? Most people don't.

Does Your Investment Decision Making Reflect ESG Factors?

Bob Stammers | Posted 01.05.2016 | Business
Bob Stammers

Starting January 1, 2016, all registered pension plans in Ontario are required to identify whether Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors ...

A Gift to My Parents: A Conversation About Their Wishes

John F. Sweeney | Posted 12.28.2015 | Fifty
John F. Sweeney

Not long ago, I called my parents and my three sisters and said that I'd like to have a meeting to discuss important decisions that needed to be made when life gets in the way of our plans.

5 Money Things People Young And Old Should Do Before 2016

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 12.28.2015 | Fifty

So it's the week between Christmas and New Year's and if you aren't shushing down a ski slope somewhere, you've made a date with Netflix to binge-wat...

Utilize Credit Without Accumulating Holiday Debt

Kali Hawlk | Posted 12.28.2015 | Business
Kali Hawlk

The idea of "holiday debt" suggests that spending and debt go hand in hand. But spending isn't inherently bad, and neither is credit. Money is meant to be used -- used in a smart, responsible, and thoughtful way.

Helping an Aging Parent With Their Finances

Jim T. Miller | Posted 12.21.2015 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Millions of adult children today serve as financial helpers to their elderly or ill parents or other loved ones. They provide services like paying bills, handling deposits and investments, filing insurance claims, preparing taxes and more. Here are some tips and resources that can help you help them.

How Can We Cure What Ails American Family Finances?

Andrea Levere | Posted 12.08.2015 | Business
Andrea Levere

There's nothing simple about being a consumer of financial services these days. We're bombarded daily by tempting credit offers while living in a rea...

A Surprising Solution to Running Low on Time and Money

Michael Neill | Posted 12.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael Neill

As you read through the following descriptions of how I had attempted to organize my time and manage my finances up until that point, see if you can spot the common thread and maybe even predict the surprising solution I came to...

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

WiserAdvisor.com | Posted 11.23.2015 | Business
WiserAdvisor.com

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
MoneyTips

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

EBONY.com | Posted 08.17.2015 | Black Voices
EBONY.com

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.