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5 Financial Habits You Should Adopt When You're Young

LearnVest | Posted 01.22.2015 | Money
LearnVest

How you handle your money early on in life -- from being a stickler about adhering to a monthly budget to starting to save for retirement as soon as possible -- can lay the groundwork for a strong financial future.

18 Essential Keys to Create Your Abundant Life

Pragito Dove | Posted 01.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Pragito Dove

Here are some qualities to consider to create greater abundance: 1. Take personal responsibility -- "I create my own reality." 2. Commitment to y...

Tools For Starting The New Year Right: 5 Financial Hacks For Millennials

Credit.com | Posted 01.20.2015 | Money
Credit.com

No matter what went wrong for you financially last year, the new year is an opportunity to turn everything around and start fresh -- 2015 just might be the year you finally get your financial house in order.

Memo to Investors: Join the Parade

Robert Rosenkranz | Posted 01.16.2015 | Money
Robert Rosenkranz

Should you abandon actively managed funds and invest instead through indexed mutual funds and ETFs? Indeed you should, and here's why.

Your 12-Month Guide To Staying On The Right Financial Track In 2015

LearnVest | Posted 01.15.2015 | Money
LearnVest

Since we know it's all too easy for enthusiasm to wane over time, we've come up with 12 months of money motivation -- a calendar of simple to-dos that can help spark good financial habits, inject freshness into your routine, or give you an added push toward whatever goals you've set for yourself.

Know What You Can Emotionally and Financially Afford to Lose

Kathleen Gurney | Posted 01.15.2015 | Money
Kathleen Gurney

Why is it that some investors make rational decisions, stick with their choices and strategies, while others act out their emotions and make bad investment decisions?

Financial Education: The American Education System Is Failing Our Students

Chris Mettler | Posted 01.16.2015 | Education
Chris Mettler

Without an inclusive and modern financial education, young Americans are being put at risk, making poor financial choices that will have a direct and lasting impact on their future financial health.

7 Ways To Secure Your Financial Future

Donny Gamble | Posted 12.29.2014 | Money
Donny Gamble

Your financial future is incredibly important. If there is anything we have learned from the recent financial crisis, it is that we can only count on ourselves to make sure our financial future is secure.

7 Financial Moves To Make Before New Year's Eve

Credit.com | Posted 12.23.2014 | Money
Credit.com

Didn't 2014 just start? At least that's the way it feels to me. Well, regardless of how things seem, the reality is the year is just about over. But that doesn't mean you can't make a big impact on your financial future before the big ball drops in Times Square.

9 Bad Shopping Habits You Should Ditch By 30

LearnVest | Posted 12.18.2014 | Money
LearnVest

Although everyone could probably benefit from a smart-spending lesson or two, today, we're talking to you 20-somethings. While you haven't had all that much time as an adult to establish your shopping routines and habits, you've had enough time to start developing some.

Year-End Tax Planning Ideas For Big Savings

Bill Ringham | Posted 12.09.2014 | Money
Bill Ringham

With less than a month left in the year, you can easily get a rough idea of how much you will owe in taxes for the 2014 tax year. If your anticipated tax bill is giving you sticker shock, there are a number of investment moves you can take between now and the end of the year to help reduce your tax liability for the 2014 tax year.

How I Paid Off $115K Of Debt

Credit.com | Posted 01.26.2015 | Money
Credit.com

After years of keeping his credit cards locked in a fire safe, Peter got an unpleasant surprise: a collection of statements totaling more than $55,000. Peter alleges his wife had broken into the safe and gone on a shopping spree at high-end department stores. To say the least, he wasn't happy about it, but they remained married for a few years, eventually divorcing in 2012.

Are You Throwing Your Money Away?

Ryan Bailey | Posted 12.04.2014 | Money
Ryan Bailey

The technologies and services you're currently using to manage your money could make the most sense for you right now, but one pivotal moment in your life could change that.

10 Ways to Cut Your Holiday Expenses

Jason Alderman | Posted 12.09.2014 | Money
Jason Alderman

Bottom line: It's called the holiday season, not the spending season. If you enjoy traditional gift-giving, shape your finances throughout the year to make it happen. If you are facing financial problems or simply want to make a change in old spending routines, share that information with loved ones.

4 Tips on How to Talk to Your Spouse About Money

Avraham Byers | Posted 12.03.2014 | Money
Avraham Byers

How can you overcome the anxiety of talking about your finances with your loved one? Here are four tips that will help you open the communication lines with your better half so you can create a team-like approach to your finances:

What It Takes To Banish Bad Money Habits

LearnVest | Posted 01.24.2015 | Money
LearnVest

If you've ever experienced a sense of euphoria after paying off your credit card in full or purchasing a piece of furniture that finally completes your living room, you know that our relationship to money isn't just a purely economical one. There's a big psychological component, too.

How This 28-Year-Old Paid Off $81K In Debt

Credit.com | Posted 01.21.2015 | Money
Credit.com

As a kid, Austin Netzley remembered being enthralled with the concept of money and promising himself that one day he'd be wealthy. And now, at 28, by most people's measure, he is. He's been an athlete, student, engineer and entrepreneur. And at this point in his life, he considers himself "retired."

The 4 Most Common Causes of Cash Flow Challenges (and what to do about them)

David Finkel | Posted 01.19.2015 | Business
David Finkel

Before you rush off to sell your way out of a cash flow challenge, make sure you take a moment to see if that is the real root cause of the crisis.

You're Finally Debt-Free. Now What?

LearnVest | Posted 01.13.2015 | Money
LearnVest

It's a surprisingly common position to be in: You finally achieve the impossible (or at least what seemed impossible for a long time) and become debt-free, but instead of feeling financially empowered, you have a deer-in-the-headlights episode. You're so accustomed to being in debt that you don't quite know what to do without it.

14 Things You Need To Do To Be A Financial Adult

Credit.com | Posted 01.03.2015 | Money
Credit.com

With so many young adults moving back in with mom and dad, that line between childhood and adulthood is blurring. Whatever your financial situation, though, you can begin taking steps to become an independent financial adult.

Does Money Scare You?

Leisa Peterson | Posted 12.30.2014 | Money
Leisa Peterson

When it comes to money, we've often been trained to believe there is not enough to go around, and this leads to fearful feelings. The only way to break this cycle is to shift our mindset into one of sufficiency and of understanding the true laws of nature.

Being Financially Prepared Can Save You Money and Stress

Nandita Bakhshi | Posted 12.29.2014 | Money
Nandita Bakhshi

Buying your first home, starting a family or purchasing a car are major events that require a lot of financial planning. Unfortunately for millennials, a recent TD Bank survey found that two-thirds of older millennials (ages 24-34) wish they had been more financially prepared for these life events.

Who Says Financial Abuse Has to Be Romantic? 10 Signs You're in a Financially-Abusive Relationship With Friends and Family

Patrice C. Washington | Posted 12.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Patrice C. Washington

We've learned that domestic violence victims typically stay in abusive relationships for two reasons: fear and finances. And before most suffer physic...

How I'm Saving 40 Percent Of My Pay

LearnVest | Posted 12.17.2014 | Money
LearnVest

I've never been very good at saving. I'm a spender -- shoes, trips, nights out, you name it. It's a fact that became especially apparent to me when I found myself saddled with $10,000 of credit card debt after graduating from college.

5 Budget Mistakes You Didn't Know You Were Making

SALT | Posted 12.01.2014 | Money
SALT

Think tracking your spending is all there is to money management? You might notice your debt shrinking and your savings growing, but you could be doing a lot more to fatten your piggy bank.