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Money Mistakes

7 Times Being Lazy Costs You Money

Casey Bond | Posted 08.18.2016 | Money
Casey Bond

There's nothing wrong with a little laziness. After all, someone has to make the overachievers of the world look good. When your lazy tendencies begin to have a negative impact on your finances, however, it's time to change your behavior.

30 Ways to Avoid Spending Money This Summer

GOBankingRates | Posted 08.17.2016 | Business
GOBankingRates

Summer is the most carefree season but that doesn't mean you have to relax your budget to enjoy it. There are plenty of free things to do this summer that allow you to make the most of warm weather.

3 Innocent Money Mistakes That Can Cost You Big Time

OWN | Posted 07.20.2015 | OWN

We all make mistakes. A screw-up here, a misstep there -- it happens. What really matters is what we learn from it... right? Unfortunately, if those m...

11 Common Money Mistakes People Make in Their 40s

GOBankingRates | Posted 07.13.2016 | Parents
GOBankingRates

Though you might feel settled, becoming complacent could impact your financial well-being. Don't fall prey to these common money mistakes that people often make in their 40s.

The Worst Money Advice You Will Listen to in Your 20s Will Cost You Thousands

MyBankTracker | Posted 05.30.2016 | Money
MyBankTracker

Navigating your finances in your 20s is tough enough without everyone and their brother tossing in their two cents about what you should and shouldn't do. Friends and family may mean well in offering up guidance, but sometimes the things they preach are just plain wrong.

40 Mindless Ways You're Burning Through Your Paycheck

GOBankingRates | Posted 06.07.2015 | Money
GOBankingRates

Many budgets are like leaky buckets -- they are full of holes. Most holes are small and hardly noticeable, but those little drips can add up over time. Well, it's time to patch up your leaky budget and start saving a greater chunk of your paycheck.

8 Things You're Paying Too Much For

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Sara Schwartz | Posted 04.06.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com You fork out money for these items every day without even thinking. Pay less with these smart shopping strategies. R...

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.

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.

5 Ways You Could Be Hurting Your Financial Future

Posted 03.23.2015 | OWN

Can you chart the smartest financial course? Test your sense of direction. By Suze Orman We all know we should live within our means and save ...

9 Money Mistakes We All Make In Our 20s And How To Avoid Them

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 01.09.2015 | Business

We all make mistakes in our 20s. There are relationship mistakes, career mistakes and, of course, money mistakes. While the first two are probably ...

How To Avoid The Credit Mistakes 20-Somethings Make

Credit.com | Posted 01.26.2015 | Money
Credit.com

Whether you're ready for it or not, your future will come, and when it does (usually quicker than expected), you will likely

No Regrets: Three Money Mistakes To Avoid

Jonathan K. DeYoe | Posted 01.17.2015 | Money
Jonathan K. DeYoe

As I see it, there are only three big mistakes (not 300 tiny ones) that will completely torpedo your financial future. These three mistakes are almost impossible to reverse -- especially once they become habits.

13 Ghastly Money Mistakes That Could Come Back To Haunt You

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 12.22.2014 | Money
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

The money decisions you make today can lead to either a secure or a scary financial future. Don't be tricked into being complacent. Think ahead, plan ahead -- and avoid these 13 money mistakes that could haunt you for years to come.

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.

The 8 Biggest Financial Mistakes Newlyweds Make

LearnVest | Posted 11.18.2014 | Weddings
LearnVest

So what are the most common financial blunders that newlyweds tend to make? We asked financial pros to pinpoint the eight biggest offenders -- and then offer up some advice for how to help right them early on.

5 Common Money Mistakes That Even Good Savers Make

LearnVest | Posted 09.14.2014 | Money
LearnVest

If you're part of the minority and are putting money away regularly, congratulations -- it's an important part of laying the groundwork for a more secure financial future. But just because your balance is growing doesn't mean there isn't room for improvement in the way you save.

6 Big Mistakes Teens Make With Their Money

WiserAdvisor.com | Posted 07.09.2014 | Money
WiserAdvisor.com

If you're in high school and all you've got is an allowance, a part-time job and occasional birthday checks from Grandma, you're still ready to become money-savvy. The smarter you are with your cash, the farther it will stretch.

How Prepaid Debit Cards Can Teach Teens Financial Responsibility

Tami Farrow | Posted 07.08.2014 | Money
Tami Farrow

Certain prepaid cards are specifically designed with parents and teens in mind -- giving parents the ability to have control over how their teen is spending money. Using a card like this will help your teen develop into a financially savvy and responsible adult, while keeping the risks of offering them more financial independence at bay.

Money Meltdowns You Need To Have (Only Once)

Posted 03.12.2015 | OWN

Nobody should ever, ever have to face a huge money disaster, like loss of a job or home. A small fiscal blunder, on the other hand, can teach you some...

10 Money Decisions You'll Always Regret

Posted 03.11.2015 | OWN

Live fully, move in the direction of the future and regret nothing! Well, except that late-night, infomercial Roomba purchase... and these other ill-a...

5 Ways You Think You're Saving Money (But Aren't)

Posted 03.10.2015 | OWN

Avoiding these common mistakes can give that dollar in your pocket a little more company. By Candace Braun Davison You're Not Buying A Shiny New...

The 4 Biggest Money Mistakes Parents Make

Beth Kobliner | Posted 04.01.2013 | Business
Beth Kobliner

We as parents bring a lot of baggage and emotion into the topic of money, and we can quickly feel guilty or embarrassed by what we did and didn't teach our children. It's important to keep in mind that there often aren't clear-cut right answers.

The Worst Money Mistake Parents Make

LearnVest | Posted 09.25.2012 | Money
LearnVest

If you're considering funding an increasingly expensive college education, there's a right way and a wrong way to go about it. Taking out loans in your name that you might not be able to pay back? That's a financial road you don't want to go down.

Sports Heroes as Financial Role Models?

Beth Kobliner | Posted 08.22.2012 | Money
Beth Kobliner

If kids learn good life lessons from athletes' diligence and team work, then they can also learn a few personal finance lessons from their money mistakes.