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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.

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

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 06.29.2015 | 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 06.30.2015 | Money

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.