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What Your Parents Can Actually Help With (Hint: It's Not Dating)

| Laura McMullen | Posted 01.24.2012 | Home

Most high school students don't spend their time fretting over mortgages, stock prices, or their 401(k) plans, but they are at an age when smaller fin...

When Friends and Family Ask for Money: 5 Things to Consider

Stacey Tisdale | Posted 03.24.2012 | Black Voices
Stacey Tisdale

Lending money to family and friends is a big issue in our community. These transactions are as much emotional as they are financial, and they rarely end well. Here are five things to consider before you open your wallet or your checkbook for a loved one.

Retirement Planner: Minimizing Tax Hit On After-Tax Money | Posted 01.21.2012 | Fifty

When mutual funds investing in stocks throughout the year buy and sell different companies, they generate profitable trades (hopefully) that add up to...

3 Times It's OK To Cheat On Your Spouse

Jacoba Urist | Posted 03.08.2012 | Weddings
Jacoba Urist

Lying to your partner about how much you spend, save or borrow all fall under the same general heading of "financial infidelity." According to the most recent data, quite a few of us are getting it on with our checkbooks.

A Quick Way To Make Your New Year Cheaper

SavvySugar | Posted 01.05.2012 | Women

It's a new year and a new you! We're kicking off a short series detailing 12 helpful tips to start off the year right, whether it be to advance your c...

13 Things That Are Causing Your Bills To Skyrocket

SavvySugar | Posted 11.18.2011 | Women

To err is human; to make budgeting mistakes, totally human as well. Most people are not aware of the little budget traps we get caught in, because lif...

Conscious Spending in Action

J.D. Roth | Posted 01.14.2012 | Small Business
J.D. Roth

Conscious spending isn't restrictive; it's liberating. It can help you recognize when your spending is aligned with your values, and when it's just being made out of habit.

Change Our Minds and We'll Change Everything

Stacey Tisdale | Posted 01.02.2012 | Black Voices
Stacey Tisdale

Education, employment, predatory lending, you name it: There are systemic forces that have worked against our ability to create wealth. However, perhaps a bigger problem is the mind-set some of these factors have helped to create.

The 2011 "Noble" Prizes for Personal Finance

Pamela Yellen | Posted 12.11.2011 | Business
Pamela Yellen

Indeed, the Noble Prizes for Personal Finance are not the Nobel Prizes, but they are high honors recognizing the highest levels of achievement in the field of consumer finances.

Is Financial Favoritism Ever a Good Idea?

Jacoba Urist | Posted 12.06.2011 | Parents
Jacoba Urist

October 2011, and people are finally raising one of the biggest parenting taboos there is: do parents play favorites among their kids? One kind of favoritism is clearly damaging well past childhood, and can even ripple through generations of families.

What U.S. Open Tennis Can Teach You About Investing

Dan Solin | Posted 11.20.2011 | Business
Dan Solin

Experts in many fields have no better predictive powers than you do. This is particularly true about investing.

4 Things Mike Tyson Can Teach You About Savings Accounts

Richard Barrington | Posted 11.09.2011 | Business
Richard Barrington

Mike Tyson was once heavyweight champion, and perhaps the most feared boxer in the sport's history. Within two decades of his prime, though, he was filing for bankruptcy.

Creating a Financial Back-up Plan

Jennifer Streaks | Posted 10.08.2011 | Business
Jennifer Streaks

In this uncertain economy, it is important now more than ever to have a financial nest egg. Without a financial back-up plan, a large number of families are one incident away from collapse.

Yes, You Can Start Your Financial Plan at Midlife

Maddisen K. Krown | Posted 08.21.2011 | Business
Maddisen K. Krown

Good financial health requires awareness, positive focus, planning, discipline, dedication, and a giant dose of optimism, and is worth the effort.

5 Easy Goals For America Saves Week

Richard Barrington | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Richard Barrington

The best way to mark America Saves Week is to do something about it. Here are five goals, one for each working day of the week.

Is Swiss Banking Still the Way to Go for Private Banking?

William Meers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
William Meers

Concepts such as offshore bank accounts are often unreasonably associated with criminal activity and tax evasion.

Even in a Recession, Many Americans Overspend

Richard Barrington | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Richard Barrington

How do we bridge this gap? Financial responsibility should not be thought of as a once-a-year theoretical budgeting exercise. It has to be lived day in and day out.

Can Roommates Get Us Out of Recession?

Rohit Chopra | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rohit Chopra

We all need to think of ways to target our consumption on things that are more meaningful to us.

Affairs Of The Wallet: Financial Smarts For Marriage and Divorce

Rodney Anderson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rodney Anderson

Don't you want to know if a person is a financial train wreck before you fall in love with them?

Avoiding Financial Potholes

Alexa von Tobel | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alexa von Tobel

I've defined four of life's big financial milestones and what you can do to get those right.