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Money Management

How Can You "Play It Safe" But Still Beat Inflation?

WiserAdvisor.com | Posted 06.26.2015 | Business
WiserAdvisor.com

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

Credit.com | Posted 06.23.2015 | Money
Credit.com

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
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 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
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 06.30.2015 | 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 06.28.2015 | 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 06.16.2015 | 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 06.11.2015 | 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 06.09.2015 | 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 06.03.2015 | 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 05.30.2015 | 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 05.30.2015 | 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.