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Watch a Bank Literally Shock People Who Overspend

Credit.com | Posted 05.24.2016 | Weird News
Credit.com

By Constance Brinkley-Badgett, Credit.com If you're a serial overspender, there's a new bank out there that could quite literally shock you out of yo...

7 Reasons Your Budgets Don't Work and What You Should Do Instead

Merideth Bisiker | Posted 01.22.2016 | Money
Merideth Bisiker

It's OK to admit defeat with your finances. And you are brave to ask for help. Do what's right for you, find a trusted support team, and start taking the little steps that move you forward. You deserve to have financial peace, and with a little diligence and a lot of push through, you can achieve it.

This Year, Change Your Mind, Trim Your Credit Card Bill

NerdWallet | Posted 02.11.2016 | Business
NerdWallet

lmost everyone - including me - knows the sinking feeling of seeing a credit card balance at the end of the month that's bigger than it should be. The reason for overspending might be psychological: It's easy to take on more debt than you can afford without even realizing it. So what do you do?

What Your Aging Parents Aren't Telling You - Overspending

Patrick O'Brien | Posted 12.02.2015 | Fifty
Patrick O'Brien

For many of us, the dream of retirement includes plenty of free time and enough money to splurge on all the things we passed up during our younger yea...

3 Weird Ways Technology Makes Us Overspend

Oprah.com | Pam Masin | Posted 10.29.2015 | OWN

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How Do You Pay for Your Purchases?

NextAdvisor.com | Posted 06.29.2016 | Business
NextAdvisor.com

When it comes to making purchases, we all have that go-to payment option. Whether it's a debit card, credit card, cash or check, it's the way we prefer to pay for in-person or online purchases.

Getting Serious? Five Important Money Questions to Ask

Jason Alderman | Posted 04.13.2015 | Money
Jason Alderman

This Valentine's Day, consider thinking beyond the roses and candlelit dinners to a potential future of merged finances. If your relationship is heading that way, a discussion is essential before making the move.

From Rock Bottom to Successful Entrepreneur: One Woman's Journey

Leisa Peterson | Posted 03.26.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Leisa Peterson

In her early 20s, Ruth Soukup spent 2.5 years battling debilitating depression. Today, she is a happy mom, wife, author and proud owner of a thriving ...

10 Ways to Cut Your Holiday Expenses

Jason Alderman | Posted 02.02.2015 | Money
Jason Alderman

Bottom line: It's called the holiday season, not the spending season. If you enjoy traditional gift-giving, shape your finances throughout the year to make it happen. If you are facing financial problems or simply want to make a change in old spending routines, share that information with loved ones.

Holiday Blues: 5 Ways to Beat Holiday Overspending

Amandah Blackwell | Posted 01.18.2015 | Business
Amandah Blackwell

Have you ever stood in line, waiting to pay for Christmas gifts only to be told your credit card has been declined? Or maybe you didn't have enough cash with you. It's embarrassing.

5 Signs You're A Toxic Spender

Posted 03.12.2015 | OWN

We all try to make the kind of financial decisions that lead to healthy savings accounts, but these five things can corrupt our best intentions. By...

5 Bad Money Habits You Can Fix Right Now

Posted 03.20.2014 | OWN

By Lynn Andriani You probably don't even realize you're practicing these bad spending behaviors -- but here's how to stop (and save). Graciously...

Who Will Overspend This Holiday Season?

Hersh Shefrin | Posted 02.16.2014 | Money
Hersh Shefrin

The temptation to overspend is extremely strong when people do their holiday shopping. The truth is that some shoppers have more self-control than others. It's easy to come up with all kinds of anecdotes to illustrate this point, but only research can paint an accurate picture of what is going on.

Who's Watching Your Holiday Spending?

Terry Savage | Posted 02.11.2014 | Money
Terry Savage

The worst penalty isn't a lump of coal in your stocking. It's a lowering of your credit score -- something that impacts your future cost of credit, and even the cost of homeowners and auto insurance.

How I Finally Stopped Spoiling My Kids

LearnVest | Posted 11.22.2013 | Parents
LearnVest

The best advice I can share with other moms is this: Don't give in to guilt. Your kids won't love you less because you refused to buy them the latest video game. If anything, they'll love you more when they see you as the strong and financially capable woman who keeps a roof over their heads.

5 Moments When You're Most Likely To Overspend

Posted 03.11.2015 | OWN

By Candace Braun Davison Little things can trigger impulse buys. Knowing these unexpected times when you may be getting spend-y can help you keep t...

The Only Benefit Of Wearing High Heels

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 08.27.2013 | Business

Leave it to academics to finally discover a somewhat practical reason to wear high heals. A new study by two Brigham Young University marketing pro...

Broke Is the New Black

Kimberly Couzens | Posted 10.22.2013 | Style
Kimberly Couzens

By the time I was 24, I owed nearly $35,000 on eight credit cards. Staying on top of the payments was like having a second full-time job.

Seek a Balance Between Consuming and Creating

Robert Pagliarini | Posted 03.30.2013 | Business
Robert Pagliarini

That bloated sensation you feel isn't just from the excess eggnog and stuffing you ate over the holidays. It's far worse. It's actually the end, not the beginning, of each January that's the most important time of the year.

What I Learned From My Mother's Overspending

The Billfold | Posted 10.03.2012 | Money

I've never bought my own handbag. For years, I was afraid to buy my own clothes. For years, I didn't need to buy my own clothes. Because my mother bou...

New Poll Reveals Consumer's Top Financial Regrets -- But Is It Accurate?

Kevin Yu | Posted 09.11.2012 | Money
Kevin Yu

When you're polling consumers who are buried in debt, it's simple to blame overspending as the preliminary cause, but in reality it's a combination of not having an emergency savings fund, not budgeting, and trying to live the life of a rockstar.

We're Living A Lie: Report

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 05.18.2012 | Money

We need to come to terms with our spending habits. About half of 3,000 Americans polled in a recent survey said that they're spending more than the...

Four Money Habits You Need To Ditch Now

LearnVest | Posted 06.19.2012 | Money
LearnVest

If you're having trouble acting in your best financial interest at all times, you're not alone. And you've come to the right place. We've provided resources to help you tackle the biggest financial issues Americans said were standing in their way.

Breaking the Consumer Addiction

Jamie Anne Richardson | Posted 05.27.2012 | Parents
Jamie Anne Richardson

The problem is that the ease with which we buy online is now rubbing off on our kids. The era of instant gratification blurs the line between wants and needs.

How Credit Card Debt Almost Cost Me What Matters Most

Cristie Ritz King | Posted 05.07.2012 | Women
Cristie Ritz King

I had to be honest with my kids and confess to them we were also out of money and couldn't get more gas.