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Need to Adjust Your Financial Attitude? Start Here--Now!

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 05.28.2015 | Business
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

First, realize that you're not fighting a losing battle. The very fact that you see the problem and want to do something about it means you're already starting on the solution. And you're correct that it is a matter of attitude.

Maximizing Your Social Security Benefit -- Focusing On The 'When' Factor

Gail Buckner | Posted 05.26.2015 | Money
Gail Buckner

When you see Social Security in terms of the benefit you may receive over the rest of your life instead of simply a monthly check, you will think more carefully about when to start your benefit.

Want to Stick to a Budget? Try a Reloadable Prepaid Card

Tami Farrow | Posted 05.29.2015 | Money
Tami Farrow

Budgeting isn't easy. If you're like most people, you've tried many different ways to avoid overspending and stick to a budget.

The Time Is Now: 7 Ways To Teach Your Kids The Value Of A Dollar

Kari Luckett | Posted 05.15.2015 | Money
Kari Luckett

Even when they're little, kids pick up on a lot more than we often give them credit for, and they are paying attention to how you spend money. It's important to frequently engage your kids, from a young age, in conversations about money -- what it is and how it functions within our economy.

What Retirement Really Looks Like When You Put Off Saving

LearnVest | Posted 05.15.2015 | Money
LearnVest

The earlier you start that nest egg, the less you'll need to deprive yourself in your later years when you have to play catch-up. Plus, the longer you put off saving, the less likely you'll be able to achieve the lifestyle you truly desire in retirement.

12 Ways to Cut Down on Daily Expenses

Diane Gottsman | Posted 05.07.2015 | Money
Diane Gottsman

If you've ever wondered where your paycheck went, you are not alone. Most of us spend money on small expenses that may seem insignificant, but over time slowly drain our funds. Money in the bank equals flexibility, freedom and choices. If a $10 a day latte habit seems minor, consider the expense of more than $3,600 per year.

Great Mobile Money Management Tools for Every College Student--Including YOU!

Mary Johnson | Posted 05.01.2015 | College
Mary Johnson

With all you've got going on--classes, papers, exams, and responsibilities for work, family, and extra curricular activities--it's easy to think you don't have the time to stay on top of your money.

3 Moves To Build Money Confidence In Your 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s

LearnVest | Posted 05.01.2015 | Money
LearnVest

The older you get, the more confident you'll feel about your money, right? Actually, no. According to new research from LearnVest, it turns out that age doesn't necessarily correlate with financial confidence in the way you might expect.

5 Smart Ways To Spend Your Tax Refund

WiserAdvisor.com | Posted 04.30.2015 | Money
WiserAdvisor.com

Regardless of how you choose to spend your tax refund, the most critical tip is that you make a conscious decision about how to use that money.

What Does It Mean to Be Financially Capable?

Andrea Levere | Posted 05.05.2015 | Money
Andrea Levere

In case you missed it, April was National Financial Capability Month. For those of you who don't live and breathe the subject on a daily basis, as I do, an explanation may be in order.

13 Money Management Lessons for Kids

Chris Mettler | Posted 05.11.2015 | Education
Chris Mettler

Research shows that America's youth has a deep lack of understanding when it comes to finances and how to properly manage money. These disturbing statistics have generated a national movement to incorporate financial literacy into our education system and encourage parents to teach money management lessons at home.

13 Things to Consider If You Love a Person with Scary Money Problems

Amandah Blackwell | Posted 04.14.2015 | Business
Amandah Blackwell

Many people are struggling financially. What happens if you find yourself falling in love or in love with someone with money problems? Do you ignore your feelings and forget about the person? Or do you accept that some people have or had some money issues for one reason or another?

5 Financial To-Dos To Check Off In 5 Minutes

LearnVest | Posted 04.20.2015 | Money
LearnVest

So to help you on your way, we're bringing you five motivating money shortcuts that should take only five minutes of your time to complete. Simple and straightforward, these quick tips will help you hit the ground running -- and keep the pace as you strive to hit your financial targets.

Neither a Lender Nor a Borrower Be!

Yvonne Kariba | Posted 04.06.2015 | Money
Yvonne Kariba

If you haven't heard this saying; you probably live under a rock or haven't experienced the disappointments that come with leading anyone money. This saying was originally coined by Shakespeare, the great Poet and Playwright.

10 Fun Ways to Boost Your Financial Fitness

Chris Mettler | Posted 04.14.2015 | Money
Chris Mettler

In its most basic form, financial literacy is the ability to understand how money works - but it's definitely not that simple. In order to know how to earn, manage, invest, and save money as an adult, you must first learn the basics when you're young.

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 05.27.2015 | 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 05.26.2015 | 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 05.26.2015 | 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 05.26.2015 | 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 05.26.2015 | 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 05.25.2015 | 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 05.25.2015 | 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 05.24.2015 | 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 05.12.2015 | 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.