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Why I Said No to Making $1 Million This Year

Anita Wing Lee | Posted 03.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Anita Wing Lee

If you've got big dreams, it means that the universe has big plans for you. You don't need to force yourself to fit into someone else's mould of success -- whether traditional or untraditional. As long as you keep taking steps forward, you will get there. It's your journey. Do it your way.

Six Science-Based Ways That Money Actually Can Buy Happiness

The Washington Post | Erinn Bucklan | Posted 03.27.2015 | World

How much is happiness worth to you? Placing a price tag on emotional well-being may seem like a slippery slope, but scientists have a lot to say about...

Want To Retire Early? Cut The Cord, Study Says

Buck Wargo | Posted 03.27.2015 | Fifty
Buck Wargo

For baby boomers who hope to retire early and enjoy the rest of their lives with travel and other pursuits they've put on hold, it helps to have children that are financially independent.In fact, you're more than twice as likely to retire earlier if you don't have to support your adult children.

Ed Sheeran Moves Bride To Tears With Surprise Wedding Performance

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 03.27.2015 | Weddings

When Matt and Kya Debono of Sydney, Australia were unable to fund the wedding of their dreams, local radio station KIIS 1065 hosts Kyle and Jackie O d...

Here Are The Few Male-Dominated Jobs Where Women (Barely) Make More Than Men

The Huffington Post | Jenny Che | Posted 03.26.2015 | Business

Female producers and directors are among the few instances where men make up the bulk of a profession, but women earn more.

Wealth vs. Money

Robert Koehler | Posted 03.26.2015 | Politics
Robert Koehler

The world we've created is governed these days by two unquestioned principles: commodify and dominate. And it's chewing up the resources that used to belong to every occupant of the planet. It's the opposite of the philosophy that what we do as individuals we do for the good of the whole, and, indeed, there is no separation between the individual and the whole.

Money Management Gap Between Parents and Teens Shows Need for Education

Jack E. Kosakowski | Posted 03.26.2015 | Parents
Jack E. Kosakowski

Many young people want to learn about managing money from their parents. A significant majority of teens we surveyed (84 percent) say they look to their parents for information about how to manage money.

Will You Build Your Own Dream Or Help Build Someone Else's?

Leisa Peterson | Posted 03.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Leisa Peterson

You know you were meant for great things. I know it, too. Even so, it's so easy to let our goals get sidetracked by fear and resistance. Before I built my business, I set up walls, shielding myself from thinking about it too much. I was just so terrified of breaking away from the established way of thinking.

Required Minimum Distributions: What Are the Dates And Deadlines?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 03.25.2015 | Money
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

I'm turning 70 in a few months and know I'll be forced to withdraw money from my retirement accounts. How does that work and are there some special rules I need to be aware of?

11 Easy Ways To Save On Your Wedding Gown

The Knot | Posted 03.23.2015 | Weddings
The Knot

These simple secrets might surprise you.

6 Money Myths For Millennials To Stop Believing

LearnVest | Posted 03.19.2015 | Money
LearnVest

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.

8 Ways to Prepare Financially for a Baby

Natalie Bacon | Posted 03.19.2015 | Parents
Natalie Bacon

There are practical things that can be done to soften the financial blow of having a baby, and I want to share them with you. So, here are eight practical tips for you to get ahead of the game and prepare for your baby.

Wealth, Health and Love: Science's Prescription for Having It All

Don Joseph Goewey | Posted 03.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Don Joseph Goewey

There are people in the world who, outwardly, seem to be doing quite well, and yet inwardly are living an unhappy life encumbered by stress, health problems, and family dysfunction. Conversely, there are people who are far from wealthy, yet they're joyful, at peace, and buoyed by the love they give and receive.

Six Tips On Preparing For Tax Day

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 03.18.2015 | Money
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

But whether you prepare your own return or work with a tax professional, there are ways to make the process less burdensome. It all hinges on a bit of upfront organization, and having a basic understanding of how your tax bill is calculated.

31 Things I Asked for By Age 31

Susie Moore | Posted 03.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Susie Moore

Without asking for what you want you have no list -- apart from a mental list of regrets. Pay attention to anyone you really admire -- they will have had plenty of failures behind them. But they still did something. They took risks. They identified what they wanted and asked for it.

Pastor Creflo Dollar Wants Your Dollars

Steve Siebold | Posted 03.19.2015 | Politics
Steve Siebold

Plain and simple: Pastor Creflo Dollar is a disgrace. Today's headlines read: "Creflo Dollar's lofty plan seeks $65M jet for global missions." And if that wasn't enough, the man bearing the name Dollar, is asking 200,000 people to contribute $200 each to purchase the plane.

Do Millennials Need Life Insurance?

Graham Ober | Posted 03.18.2015 | Money
Graham Ober

Experts say that even though Americans in their 20s and 30s are delaying buying homes and starting families, life insurance should still be a consideration -- just for different reasons.

The 7 Money Mistakes That Parents Make

Daniel Britton | Posted 03.13.2015 | Money
Daniel Britton

When it comes to teaching our kids about money, the one right way does not exist. There are, however, things that all parents can do to guide them along a path and empower them to learn good financial habits.

Rebalancing Our Retirement Portfolio and Our 40-Year Relationship

Steve Schullo and Dan Robertson | Posted 03.12.2015 | Gay Voices
Steve Schullo and Dan Robertson

We consider ourselves extremely lucky that we are both interested in managing our finances without an expensive adviser and wonder why so many people whether single or attached don't. With many couples it is usually one who is trying to get his or her spouse interested, or the differences are similar to ours, one is overly aggressive and the other is overly conservative.

An Actor's Dilemma

Bobby Steggert | Posted 03.12.2015 | Arts
Bobby Steggert

I ask myself why in the world I choose live performance as a career on, perhaps, a daily basis. It depends on when, as to the vote for or against such a peculiar vocation.

5 Reasons Not to Invest With Financial Advisers at a Brand Name Firm

PaladinRegistry.com | Posted 03.12.2015 | Money
PaladinRegistry.com

Too many investors select financial advisers from brand firms because they believe it is a safer decision. But, are they really safer based on misleading TV commercials? The number of investors who believe they are safer is dropping.

Seven Potential Costs Of Owning A Home That Should Factor Into Your Budget

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 03.11.2015 | Money
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

I get a lot of questions regarding the costs of owning a home, typically about saving for a down payment or paying off a mortgage. But homeownership involves numerous other costs that can impact your budget. So as the spring home-buying season gets underway, I thought it would be a good time to step back and look more closely at the ongoing financial realities.

What's Your Comfort Level With Taking Financial Risk?

Kathleen Gurney | Posted 03.11.2015 | Money
Kathleen Gurney

Your risk tolerance is your ability to make decisions, trading the known for the unknown, and to be comfortable with the decision once it is made.

It Is Not the End of the World If You Didn't Study Abroad

Alexandra Popken | Posted 03.09.2015 | College
Alexandra Popken

It seems like every other day there's a list circulating Facebook of the same arbitrary reasons as to why you need to study abroad in college. On multiple occasions, I have found myself reading these lists and by the end of them, I have perpetually felt like the odd man out.

10 Hidden Wedding Costs Worth Watching Out For

The Knot | Posted 03.09.2015 | Weddings
The Knot

Beware these hidden costs.