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Financial Animals: 8 Pets Who Can Teach Us Money Lessons

LearnVest | Posted 05.04.2014 | Money

Despite their freedom from financial concerns, pets can actually teach us some useful lessons about what to do--and what not to do--with money.

How Teens Can Research Upcoming Purchases To Get The Very Best Deal

Eva Baker | Posted 04.23.2014 | Money
Eva Baker

I developed a plan for making sure that I get the best deals possible whenever I go shopping -- regardless of what I need to purchase. By taking a few moments to plan, you can usually save at least 10 percent and sometimes as much as 30 percent.

77 Reasons You're Awful At Managing Money

The Motley Fool | Posted 04.22.2014 | Money
The Motley Fool

People usually get better at things over time. We're better farmers, faster runners, safer pilots, and more accurate weather forecasters than we were 50 years ago. But there's something about money that gets the better of us.

Mattress Mogul or Livin' Large: Determining Your Money Personality

GalTime | Posted 04.09.2014 | Women

Here's a money-spending pop quiz for you: Do you shop to relieve stress? Can you window shop without spending money? Do you buy things that are on sale even if you don't need them? If you're wondering what your answers mean, keep reading!

To Bargain Or Not To Bargain, That Is The Question

Jim Gibson | Posted 04.07.2014 | Money
Jim Gibson

Bottom line is this: It makes cents (pun intended) to ask for a better price. What do you think? Do you bargain or not?

8 Tips for Financial Wellness

Susie Moore | Posted 04.02.2014 | Money
Susie Moore

Need all those cable channels? Need that gym membership if you only go once a week?

Why Is the White House in Denial About Our Pension Poverty?

Jane White | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics
Jane White

This nation should be ashamed of its indifference to this crisis.

9 Ways Families Can Waste Less Food And Stash More Cash In 2014

Karen Cordaway | Posted 03.24.2014 | Parents
Karen Cordaway

The bottom line is tracking what you spend is essential to cutting back on food purchases and being wasteful. Use these ideas to save yourself time, money and your sanity. Stash the cash you save to boost your finances. Besides, no one needs to know. It can be our little secret.

Expect 500-Page Mortgage Applications in 2014

MyBankTracker | Posted 03.18.2014 | Money

The sheer volume of paperwork in the new applications can be daunting, but don't lose heart. Here's a look at what you can expect in a 500 page mortgage application.

10 Out-Of-The-Box Ways To Pad Your Savings Account

Bob Lotich | Posted 03.17.2014 | Money
Bob Lotich

Having a healthy savings account is a great way to start building your financial foundation. It's essential to have an "emergency fund" that you can use when an unexpected bill hits your mailbox or when tragedy strikes.

4 Dumb Things I Did That Made Me Poorer

David A. Dedman | Posted 03.16.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

Financially speaking we all have made mistakes. Even me! I made some whoppers. I'm still human, and from time to time react with emotion instead of logic regarding my favorite green paper. I'm going to share four of those whopper mistakes I made early on.

Angry Variable Annuity Owners Seek Restitution

Chris Wang | Posted 03.15.2014 | Money
Chris Wang

If you are considering buying an annuity, it is important to take your time to understand exactly what you are buying and know it will meet your needs.

Poll Reveals: Women Have More Credit Knowledge Than Men

Jeanne Kelly | Posted 03.11.2014 | Money
Jeanne Kelly

Boys, you have some catching up to do!

The Year to Take Charge of Your Personal Finances

Jessica Ou | Posted 03.05.2014 | College
Jessica Ou

More than two-thirds of college students who graduate say they are unprepared to deal with the financial decisions of professional life.

Don't Take 'No' for an Answer: Tips for Going Straight to the Top to Resolve Problems

Jack Garson | Posted 02.22.2014 | Business
Jack Garson

You've heard the line: "These stunts were performed by a professional. Don't try this at home." Well the same applies to battles with big businesses and the government. If you're facing an IRS audit, stay out of it.

Your Own Money Gift

Terry Savage | Posted 02.22.2014 | Business
Terry Savage

If your goal is to have enough money to spend, and give, and feel financially secure in the process -- then you'll have to start thinking about the current and future implications of what you do with money today.

Why You Have to Say No to Loved Ones

Patrice C. Washington | Posted 02.15.2014 | Black Voices
Patrice C. Washington

Stop looking at it as saying no to their requests. See it as your chance to encourage them to say yes to the bigger blessings for their lives. The same source which sustains you can sustain them, but only if you'll get out of the way.

The Great Debate: Who Should Handle The Money? Men Vs. Women

Patrice C. Washington | Posted 02.01.2014 | Business
Patrice C. Washington

When it comes to our relationships, money is not the issue many people believe it is. Money, that little green piece of paper in your wallet, in and of itself, is powerless. It's actually what the money represents to two different individuals that can be problematic, as well as their communication or lack thereof around the topic.

Important Year End Financial Considerations

Claude Ohanesian | Posted 01.27.2014 | Money
Claude Ohanesian

With all the holiday festivities coming up, it is also important to designate some dedicated time and thought to one's finances and tax planning for 2013-2014. It could be time very well spent.

Know Your Money: Introducing HuffPost Financial Education

Arianna Huffington | Posted 01.26.2014 | Education
Arianna Huffington

I'm delighted to announce Financial Education, a new HuffPost section in partnership with Bank of America's Better Money Habits initiative. Financial Education will be a hub of stories, advice and tools to help you make informed money management decisions, from planning a budget and reducing debt to improving your credit score and refinancing a mortgage. Financial Education is rooted in the belief that by empowering ourselves to take control of our own financial lives, we can reduce the stress that so often accompanies financial decisions and at the same time improve the parts of our lives that are about so much more than money: our health, our families, our careers, our homes.

Do Your Interests Come Before Your Advisor's? What You Need to Know

Andrew Wang | Posted 01.23.2014 | Money
Andrew Wang

The phrase that you need to know is 'fiduciary standard.' The fiduciary standard is a code of conduct for the approximately 10,500 registered investment advisors who are regulated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange.

Baby Boomers Beware: Scammers Are After Your Parents' Money

Adam Levin | Posted 02.13.2014 | Money
Adam Levin

Many people step up to act as their parents' (or other loved ones') financial guardians without thinking through the ramifications -- in particular, the serious commitment of time and effort required to manage the finances of a second household.

The Top 10 Financial Mistakes Women Make

Sallie Krawcheck | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Sallie Krawcheck

How often do you hear this: "If I leave the workforce, I'll be giving up $x in salary, which barely covers the babysitter's cost"? Rather than analyzing this based on a static point-in-time, it is more accurately thought of as a net present value calculation.

Understanding Consumer Adoption of Mobile Banking in 2013

Joseph Polverari | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Joseph Polverari

It came a lot faster than anyone predicted: Mobile banking is growing so quickly that it is even overtaking traditional online banking. It's quite possibly the most significant innovation across the industry since the ATM.

The #1 Thing Engaged Couples Need To Talk About Before The Big Day

Elliot Grey | Posted 12.27.2013 | Weddings
Elliot Grey

Everyone has different views on money and it's rarely an easy thing to talk about, but don't let that get in the way of voicing your opinion. If you disagree on any particular financial strategy, the money talk is your chance to speak up.