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President Obama Warns Americans About Bad Retirement Advice

Natalie Pace | Posted 03.02.2015 | Money
Natalie Pace

To help us all better understand how to reduce the exposure to conflicts of interest, high fees and lockup periods, I called upon Marie Chandoha, the president and CEO of Charles Schwab Investment Management, Inc.

7 Marketing Tools to Get You Through the Day

Alex Ivanovs | Posted 03.02.2015 | Small Business
Alex Ivanovs

In the perfect world, we would rely on a few apps and tools for spreading the word about our company, and that would bring enough attention by itself, but the reality is that we do need to be creative, and innovative when it comes to putting marketing tools to the test.

What I Learned Raising Money for Emerging Women

Chantal Pierrat | Posted 02.27.2015 | Women
Chantal Pierrat

The challenge of raising capital for a new enterprise brings up many psychological and (dare we say it?) spiritual issues with regard to our relationship to money. It's stretching me, inside and out. Sound familiar? Then check out these five ways I've been reframing my relationship with money.

20 Years of Craigslist: A Reflection by an Old-School Nerd

Craig Newmark | Posted 02.26.2015 | Technology
Craig Newmark

Every day I'm reminded that we help people put food on the table and get a job and a place to live. Maybe we have changed the world, seriously. Sure, this isn't the usual approach in Silicon Valley or anywhere else, but I'm a nerd, and a nerd's gotta do what a nerd's gotta do.

How to Stay Focused While Working in a Remote Job

Alex Ivanovs | Posted 02.26.2015 | Business
Alex Ivanovs

Discipline and focus are the two main things when it comes to being your own boss of a work schedule, because distraction and temptation is all around you, even if you think that you're being loyal and honest with yourself.

Paying For College: Are Scholarships Taxable?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 02.26.2015 | Money
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

Dear Carrie, My daughter was lucky enough to receive a significant college scholarship. Is this considered taxable income to her? And does her scho...

The 5 Most Messed Up Policies in the World of Personal Finance

Odysseas Papadimitriou | Posted 02.27.2015 | Money
Odysseas Papadimitriou

If we want to continue making progress, we must acknowledge the pervasive existence of truly unbelievable policies and practices, and we must encourage regulators to address them. Here are a few of the most screwed up aspects of personal finance facing consumers today.

I Can't Find a Place in Maui

Kimanzi Constable | Posted 02.24.2015 | Hawaii
Kimanzi Constable

If it's your dream to move to Hawaii (or any dream destination), you can and should make that dream a reality. I'm not telling you it's going to be easy, and I'm not saying we should overcrowd Hawaii, but dreams are in our mind and heart for a reason.

If you Had to Make $500 by the End of the Week, How Would you do it?

Tyler Tervooren | Posted 02.27.2015 | Business
Tyler Tervooren

A few weeks ago, I tried a new method of making money. I built a simple, 21-day course containing quick, daily actions anyone can take to build stronger connections and then put it up for sale.

America's #1 Stressor (Money) and How to Overcome It

Don Joseph Goewey | Posted 02.24.2015 | Money
Don Joseph Goewey

Money is the #1 worry for Americans, according to the Stress in America survey released by the American Psychological Association. And here's the problem with stressing over money.

Don't Let Marriage Be a Four-Letter-Word

Rev. Amy Ziettlow | Posted 02.24.2015 | Religion
Rev. Amy Ziettlow

As an ordained minister of a small Lutheran congregation, I am uniquely committed to the social and religious institution of marriage and the role it plays in raising children and in providing life-long companionship.

3 Habits of Mindfully Wealthy People

Leisa Peterson | Posted 02.24.2015 | Money
Leisa Peterson

Despite this annoyingly prevalent belief in today's society, my 22 years in the financial services industry have shown me that it's the farthest thing from the truth.

Get Even

Darren Hardy | Posted 02.24.2015 | Business
Darren Hardy

I was in debt. Serious debt. The "how-will-I-ever-pay-this-back?" kind of debt. The kind that haunts you in those moments right before you fall asleep.

What's In Your Wallet?

David A. Dedman | Posted 02.27.2015 | Money
David A. Dedman

A couple of years ago I was asked, "What's in your wallet?" I wasn't being asked if I had the best rewards credit card. I was talking to my doctor ...

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...

Saving

Stanley Ely | Posted 02.23.2015 | Money
Stanley Ely

Tell me, when you scrape through from one check to the next, how is a young guy to save anything? Look me up for other accomplishments.

How Much Money do you Need?

PaladinRegistry.com | Posted 02.20.2015 | Money
PaladinRegistry.com

We would all like to have enough money to do the important things: live life, retire comfortably, educate our children, and so on. More importantly, how do you make sure that you have enough to reach these various goals?

The Real Reasons Money Stresses You Out (Regardless of How Much You Have)

meQuilibrium | Posted 02.23.2015 | Money
meQuilibrium

The fact is, there's no easy answer for money worries. Earning enough to support yourself or your family, spending what you do have wisely, saving enough for college, retirement, and more--those are serious, real concerns.

Baby Boomers and the Dilemma of Facing Retirement

Elwood D. Watson | Posted 02.19.2015 | Money
Elwood D. Watson

In 2006, the group of Americans known as baby boomers (1946-1964) turned 60 years old. Now almost a decade later, a number of them are either heading toward or have entered the retirement phase of their lives. The fact is that this is a transition that is not always as serene as many boomers envision such an experience will be

6 Financial No-Brainers in Honor of No-Brainer Day

David A. Dedman | Posted 02.20.2015 | Money
David A. Dedman

Remember, on Feb. 27, don't strain your brain. Do the simple financial stuff that doesn't require too much mental heavy lifting.

Money Management Tips For Couples Merging Households

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 02.18.2015 | Money
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

Moving in together is a big emotional step. It's also potentially a big financial step -- which can impact a relationship positively or negatively, depending on how open each partner is about money.

Are You a Renter or a Buyer?

Richard Barrington | Posted 02.19.2015 | Money
Richard Barrington

You face a choice between renting or owning many of the essentials you use every day: your home, your car, even furniture and appliances. So is it better to rent or to own? There is no set answer, because the cost of each depends on a number of variables. It's a question of economics, but the economics come down to your lifestyle.

You Don't Sound As Awesome Asking For A Raise As You Think You Do

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 02.18.2015 | Comedy

If you're thinking about asking a raise, you may want to spend a few minutes pondering how you'll actually sound when you walk into your boss' office....

People In Developing World Use Paperless Platforms To Get Loans, Build Credit

QUARTZ | Leo Mirani | Posted 02.18.2015 | Impact

In recent years, the banking and finance industries have not done a lot to earn the trust of consumers in the West. But in poor countries, basic finan...

The Money You and Loved Ones May Be Leaving on the Table

Paul Solman | Posted 02.19.2015 | Money
Paul Solman

The Social Security system is what it is: a maddeningly complex legal puzzle that's impossible to solve without help. The choices you choose to make about benefits are up to you. But I figure at least we all ought to know them.