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How Millennials Can Navigate Cell Phone Contracts

Graham Ober | Posted 05.22.2015 | Money
Graham Ober

Smartphones are the veritable Swiss army knives of technology for millions of millennials. In fact, 87% of adults aged 18 to 34 admit that their phone never leaves their side, according to Zogby Analytics.

How To Take Control Of Your Money (And Stop Feeling Clueless)

Leisa Peterson | Posted 05.21.2015 | Money
Leisa Peterson

Unless your parents were very focused on teaching you the mechanics of money mastery -- and you chose to listen to them -- chances are there's a lot you don't understand about your cash flow.

Financial Factors to Consider Before Having Kids

Graham Ober | Posted 05.21.2015 | Money
Graham Ober

If you're thinking about having kids in the near future, now is the time to consider how a visit from the stork can affect your finances. From the cost of prenatal care and birth to day care and life's little necessities, kids are expensive.

Credit Card Rewards Redemption: Value v. Points

CompareCards | Posted 05.21.2015 | Money
CompareCards

Understanding your credit card rewards can be tough! Those that play the rewards game and win, like ThePointsGuy.com and FrequentFlyerGuy.com, will often reference the importance of getting the most value from your points or miles in order to get more out of them than the typical 1 point=1 cent.

7 Ways to Teach Your Kids About Money This Summer

Steve Siebold | Posted 05.20.2015 | Parents
Steve Siebold

The most financially aware parents teach their children that it's right to want to be rich, and it's also possible for anyone who thinks big.

The CFPB & Prepaid Industry Face-Off

CompareCards | Posted 05.20.2015 | Money
CompareCards

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is a relatively new federal agency that was born in a swirl of political controversy, thanks to harsh opposition from many members of the financial industry and the lawmakers who strive to protect their interests.

Living Beneath Your Means: The Foundation of Financial Independence

Bob Lotich | Posted 05.20.2015 | Money
Bob Lotich

The whole concept of living beneath your means is so simple that it's virtually "old school". There's nothing high-minded about it, and no product to sell to help make it happen. There are a number of ways in which living beneath your means can virtually revolutionize your entire financial life.

I'm Admitting My Shame: I. Am. A. Crowdfunder.

Rebecca Jane Weinstein | Posted 05.19.2015 | Money
Rebecca Jane Weinstein

As a three-time crowdfunder let me tell you a little secret: almost no one gets rich. There are a few exceptions, those are celebrities and people pre-selling really cool gadgets.

The Best Ways to Tackle Your Student Loan Debt

Quora | Posted 05.19.2015 | College
Quora

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.

How Many Illinois Pensioners Live Out of State?

Reboot Illinois | Posted 05.18.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

It's probably not much of surprise that Florida is the most popular state for retirees. But what you might find interesting is that a number of our neighbor states seem to be common choices for retirees from all five pension systems. If anything, that tells you the Midwest's weather is not the only culprit.

"The Money Conversation" with Ron Lieber (VIDEO)

Posted 05.18.2015 | MarloThomas

Being a parent can be tough as it is, but New York Time's money columnist and dad himself Rob Lieber stopped by Mondays with Marlo to discuss the chal...

Including Your Children in Money Conversations, with Ron Lieber (VIDEO)

Posted 05.18.2015 | MarloThomas

Rob Lieber is a New York Time's money columnist, but most importantly a father. As the author of a new book titled, "The Opposite of Spoiled," Ron sto...

Helping Children Understand Financial Hardships, from Ron Lieber (VIDEO)

Posted 05.18.2015 | MarloThomas

Financial hardships can be tough, especially for children to understand, but New York Time's money columnist and dad himself Rob Lieber stopped by Mon...

Comparing Financial Situations, with Ron Lieber (VIDEO)

Posted 05.18.2015 | MarloThomas

Being a parent can be tough as it is, but New York Time's money columnist and dad himself Rob Lieber stopped by Mondays with Marlo to discuss the chal...

Learning the Value of Earning Money, with Ron Lieber (VIDEO)

Posted 05.18.2015 | MarloThomas

Being a parent can be tough as it is, but New York Time's money columnist and dad himself Rob Lieber stopped by Mondays with Marlo to discuss the chal...

Is There Ever a Time You Can Be Too Generous? from Ron Lieber (VIDEO)

Posted 05.18.2015 | MarloThomas

Being a parent can be tough as it is, but New York Time's money columnist and dad himself Rob Lieber stopped by Mondays with Marlo to discuss the chal...

Should You Hide Being Rich From Your Kids? with Rob Lieber (VIDEO)

Posted 05.18.2015 | MarloThomas

Being a parent can be tough as it is, but New York Time's money columnist and dad himself Rob Lieber stopped by Mondays with Marlo to discuss the chal...

7 Scams That Can Absolutely Wreck Your Finances

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Ellen Breslau | Posted 05.16.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Identity theft, imposter scams, charity scams, Medicare scams—the ways crooks have devised to bilk you out of your ...

The Time Is Now: 7 Ways To Teach Your Kids The Value Of A Dollar

Kari Luckett | Posted 05.15.2015 | Money
Kari Luckett

Even when they're little, kids pick up on a lot more than we often give them credit for, and they are paying attention to how you spend money. It's important to frequently engage your kids, from a young age, in conversations about money -- what it is and how it functions within our economy.

Women and Retirement: Can You Afford Not To Save?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 05.15.2015 | Money
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

There's been a fair amount of press recently about how women are falling behind in retirement savings. There are lots of explanations: women put others' needs first; or they believe they can rely on their husbands for retirement; or they're more risk averse when it comes to investing. But the hard truth is: We need to take care of ourselves.

Payment Doesn't Always Look Like Money

Kathy Gottberg | Posted 05.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Kathy Gottberg

When we attempt to reduce our value and worth at all times to mere dollars and cents we will always come up short. I have always found that I am usually rewarded for my work in direct resonance to my own sense of value.

Why Did Secret Fail?

Quora | Posted 05.14.2015 | Technology
Quora

Secret gained its reputation mostly as a place for Silicon Valley gossip-mongering. This kind of thing can be a passing entertainment, but it failed to transition into something users could form a daily habit around over months and years.

The Good Drug: Happier, Sexier, Richer And Nomo Fomo, With Zero Side Effects

Elizabeth Lazar | Posted 05.14.2015 | Impact
Elizabeth Lazar

It's high time we got practical and selfish about volunteering the way we have about every other aspect of our selfie-obsessed existence.

Spending Time or Spending Money - The Secret Decoded

Lisa smith | Posted 05.13.2015 | Business
Lisa smith

If there are two things that we don't have in abundance but we wish we did, they would be time and money. Naturally, if people have been using them in conjunction with each other for so long, there must be a reason why. So what is it that so intimately connects these two things?

5 Ways Not to Turn Into a Kids Party-Zilla

Tanith Carey | Posted 05.12.2015 | Parents
Tanith Carey

Over the past few years, it seems that what used to be low-key celebrations have turned into major extravaganzas. Social media -- and seeing the efforts that other parents are going to -- are one of the changes that have made us feel as if we need raise our game.