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Why Happy People Earn More Money

GOBankingRates | Posted 10.08.2015 | Business

By Cameron Huddleston, Columnist It's generally assumed that greater wealth leads to happiness. In fact, several studies have tried to pinpoint the ...

7 Times Being Lazy Costs You Money

GOBankingRates | Posted 08.21.2015 | Business

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.

20 Apps That Make You Money

GOBankingRates | Posted 08.06.2015 | Money

Playing games and catching up on social media sites is great, but these activities alone won't pad your wallet. Make the most of your spare time by downloading an app that can earn you extra money.

5 Ways Your Money Choices Are Making You Sick

GOBankingRates | Posted 08.06.2015 | Money

An overwhelming 70 percent of married couples fight about money, according to a 2014 Money survey. If this sounds familiar, it's not only making your home life unpleasant -- it's also bad for your health.

3 Mistakes You're Making Before a Big Purchase

GOBankingRates | Posted 07.31.2015 | Money

You won't do your wallet any favors by waiting for an appliance, computer, television or other big-ticket item to stop working before buying a replacement.

8 Worst Ways to Make Money Online

GOBankingRates | Posted 07.24.2015 | Money

You're already working a full-time job, but you're trying to hustle on the side. Maybe you have debts to pay off, are saving for a dream vacation or need to bank cash for a home improvement. Whatever the reason, you see the appeal of making money online.

4 Investments Millennials Like -- But Baby Boomers Don't

GOBankingRates | Posted 07.15.2015 | Business

For now and the near future, baby boomers and millennials alike will command marketers' attention because of their size and buying power. It'll be interesting to see where the world goes as these demographic shifts play out and markets respond, yielding new investment opportunities.

21 Free or Cheap Date Ideas

GOBankingRates | Posted 07.13.2015 | Women

You don't have to give up fun if you're on a super-tight budget. You just have to get creative. Try these cheap date ideas to have a great -- and potentially romantic -- time without breaking your budget or even without spending any money at all.

How to Be Richer in One Year

GOBankingRates | Posted 07.13.2015 | Business

If you're serious about building a better financial foundation and meeting monetary goals, there are steps you can take. You won't see the changes overnight, but commit to one or more of these strategies, and within a year you'll be richer.

Amazon Prime Day 2015: Best Deals for July 15

GOBankingRates | Posted 07.10.2015 | Business

Amazon is turning 20 next week, and to celebrate this landmark event the online retailer is offering a huge sale under the name of Prime Day. The July 15 sales event will feature giveaways and discounts steep enough to rival those of Black Friday.

23 Reasons Why You Will Always Feel Poor

GOBankingRates | Posted 06.24.2015 | Business

Many Americans are clearly not experts at managing their own finances and end up broke month after month. The cycle of overspending leaves them poor, even if their income means they are considered well above the poverty line.

11 Common Money Mistakes People Make in Their 40s

GOBankingRates | Posted 06.23.2015 | Business

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 10 Food Scraps You Should Always Save

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Kristen Sturt | Posted 06.17.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Looking to save money? How about cut food waste? Or maybe you just want to make some really excellent meals? Consider...

The Best Ways to Tackle Your Student Loan Debt

Quora | Posted 05.19.2015 | College

I believe the rule of thumb is to not take out more in student loan debt for an education than you expect to earn as an annual salary. However, none of this matters now, so I won't go on with scolding. You may regret the amount you have taken out for your education, but never regret having received a quality education.

What, No Corvette?! Teaching Kids About Money And Saving Should Start Early

John F. Sweeney | Posted 06.29.2015 | Parents
John F. Sweeney

Thanks to the Internet, music lyrics and the chatter loop in school, kids today seem to know the price of everything. However, for many kids -- my son included -- understanding what it takes to pay for these items is another thing entirely.

4 Better Ways To Spend Your Tax Refund

LearnVest | Posted 06.29.2015 | Money

In the coming weeks you could be one of the many Americans receiving what the IRS has quoted as the average tax refund of $3,120. And it's precisely why we thought it was high time to take a look at the common ways people make poor decisions when it comes to tax refunds.

7 Life Changes That Could Help Your Finances

LearnVest | Posted 06.20.2015 | Money

When you hear stories about friends or relatives who've had to downsize their homes, take a second job, or move cross-country because of money, the assumption is that an acute case of "living large" is the problem. But that's not always the case.

5 Financial To-Dos To Check Off In 5 Minutes

LearnVest | Posted 06.09.2015 | Money

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.

8 Things You're Paying Too Much For

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

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

3 Money Questions We Are Too Embarrassed To Ask | Posted 05.30.2015 | Money

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.

6 Money Myths For Millennials To Stop Believing

LearnVest | Posted 05.19.2015 | Money

From believing cash is king to overly embracing job hopping, we break down the six biggest Millennials-specific money myths that members of the generation should consider busting.

We Hate To Break It To You, But Smart People Are Ripping You Off

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 02.24.2015 | Comedy

Feel like you're always falling behind financially? Above Average has some news for you. To put it gently, you may be what the online comedy networ...

5 Things You Do Every Day That Can Improve Your Credit | Posted 04.25.2015 | Money

Some of the best ways you can help your credit are so ingrained in your day-to-day routine, you're probably working on your credit without really thinking about it. The simple, carefree route to good credit -- sounds nice, doesn't it?

The Year Ahead: 5 Trends That Could Impact Your Finances | Posted 03.14.2015 | Money

While tax-efficient investing and maxing out tax-advantaged retirement accounts should always be top financial priorities, the start of every new year means there are new financial rules and trends to consider. Here are my insights on what's coming down the road.

4 Reasons Why You Are Still Broke

Kara Stevens | Posted 02.16.2015 | Black Voices
Kara Stevens

As women destined for greatness, we have to manage our finances in a way that empowers our lives, brings us joy, and enriches our souls. The first step on this journey to greatness begins with self-reflection and a decision to no longer be broke.