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5 Credit Cards to Help You Pay Off Your Holiday Balances

NextAdvisor.com | Posted 02.09.2016 | Business
NextAdvisor.com

By Jocelyn Baird, NextAdvisor.com It's easy to go overboard during the holidays, especially when it comes to buying gifts and making travel-related p...

WHiP It! Poetry: If You Think I Am Holding On...

Amy Elias, MS | Posted 02.09.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Amy Elias, MS

​If You think I am holding on Then you could think I'd let go And free fall right into my heart. It's crazy, baby, that I never Called you, Bab...

Why an Early Financial Start Can Change Your Life

Pauline Paquin | Posted 02.08.2016 | Business
Pauline Paquin

Your most productive years are while you are young. Do you remember college, when you could sleep for two hours and be back in class in the morning? I did that too. Except I was a waitress until 2:00 a.m. and class started at 8:00 a.m.

Simple Ways to Save More Money

Gregg Clunis | Posted 02.08.2016 | Money
Gregg Clunis

If you're like me, you probably WANT to save more money right? You want to look at your bank account and see a comfortable stash there, just in case an emergency happens or you want to go on vacation.

Couples and Credit Scores: Is It a Match?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 02.08.2016 | Weddings
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

As Valentine's Day approaches, I thought I'd give my readers' love lives a potential boost by talking about the best way to boost their credit scores. Because if there's one thing that can dampen the romance in a relationship, it's not being able to get that loan or that mortgage -- or even that perfect job -- due to lousy credit.

Struggling With Student Loan Debt? Here Are Some of Your Options

Gary Dekmezian | Posted 02.05.2016 | Business
Gary Dekmezian

The class of 2015 was the most indebted in the history of the United States. According to the Wall Street Journal, over 70% of these graduates held so...

How my last breakup cost me $8,000

Pauline Paquin | Posted 02.04.2016 | Business
Pauline Paquin

This post appeared first on CentSai Last summer, I thought I had met someone special. I thought we were going to last. I thought it would all be perf...

Common Tax Issues for the Recently Divorced or Separated

Joseph E. Cordell | Posted 02.04.2016 | Divorce
Joseph E. Cordell

Because of the numerous additional factors that now apply to your situation, there are likely many new concerns or questions you have once you start checking off boxes on your tax forms.

The Case For Prenups

Roxana Maddahi | Posted 02.03.2016 | Weddings
Roxana Maddahi

Couples don't get married with the intention of breaking up. They enter a marriage with the intention of staying married and spending their lives together. With that being said, it is very difficult to spend time during an engagement discussing the "what if's" of divorce.

Sharing Money Problems with Kids

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 02.03.2016 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

Kids are surprisingly resilient in the face of a crisis. But even so, serious family money troubles can potentially affect their home life, education and outlook on money management down the road.

Trim The Fat From Your Budget! 4 Ways to Painlessly Reduce Expenses

Pauline Paquin | Posted 02.02.2016 | Business
Pauline Paquin

In order to kick start your finances for the new year, you should start with one small, easy financial goal. Just to get you on track and gain momentum and motivation.

5 Tax Mistakes Made by Millennials

GOBankingRates | Posted 02.01.2016 | Business
GOBankingRates

By Stefanie O'Connell, Contributor Millennials, who range in age from early twenties to mid-thirties today, are in a life phase of ongoing change ...

11 Millionaires Reveal Their Success Secrets

Pauline Paquin | Posted 02.01.2016 | Business
Pauline Paquin

Read the full story on Reach Financial Independence   What does it take to become a millionaire? These personal finance bloggers worth over sev...

Do Asset Allocation and Diversification Still Work?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 02.01.2016 | Business
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

Dear Readers, Here we go again. Just when we thought we could put the worries of 2008 and its aftermath behind us, market volatility once again has i...

4 Ways to Safeguard Your Accounts From Overdraft Fees

EBONY.com | Posted 02.01.2016 | Black Voices
EBONY.com

You don't need to waste your money purchasing overdraft protection in the event you make a transaction that depletes your checking account balance. Here are four money routines that will definitely keep your checking account in the black.

Newly Divorced? Focusing On Finances Can Help You Move On

Bob Stammers | Posted 01.29.2016 | Business
Bob Stammers

When people get married, they should develop a plan to achieve shared financial objectives. When they get divorced, it's time to refocus on personal financial goals.

10 Financial Choices You'll Regret in 10 Years

Jeff Rose | Posted 01.29.2016 | Business
Jeff Rose

Some of these decisions are simple. Some of them, complex. One thing is certain: They all have the potential to make a real impact on your life. In a decade, your world can look quite a bit different than it is today - all because of these decisions.

15 Ways The Middle Class Could Help Close the Income Inequality Gap

Steve Siebold | Posted 01.29.2016 | Business
Steve Siebold

When it comes to money, it's not intelligence or education that holds back the average person from getting rich. It's the middle-class beliefs about money that keeps them struggling to survive in a world of abundance.

FICO: The Credit Score You Need To Know

Aryea Aranoff | Posted 01.29.2016 | Business
Aryea Aranoff

No one wants to think about their credit score. It's boring at best, and for many people, the topic of credit scores can be confusing and even anxiety provoking. But being aware of your credit score -- and in particular, your FICO score -- is an important component to your long-term financial health.

Making Phased Retirement Work for You

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 01.28.2016 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

Phased retirement is a catchall term that covers a variety of part-time and reduced-hour work arrangements for workers getting close to retirement age...

Setting S.M.A.R.T. Financial Goals for the Year

SALT | Posted 01.27.2016 | College
SALT

When you're taking control of your finances, one of the most helpful things to do is to create a goal -- so long as it's achievable. Otherwise, you might find yourself unsure of what steps to take or end up stuck in the middle of the process, treading water.

Trade Secret: Create a Brand That is in Alignment With Your Values

Megan K. McAvoy | Posted 01.27.2016 | Business
Megan K. McAvoy

In business: YOU are your brand. You are your reputation. Be very clear on your values in business - they are like your moral compass & will in...

20 Tricks to Retiring Rich

GOBankingRates | Posted 01.27.2016 | Business
GOBankingRates

By Cameron Huddleston, Columnist When you envision your retirement, what do you see yourself doing: Traveling to faraway places? Indulging in hobbi...

Women Are Better Than Men at Investing. Because Sex.

Jon Colgan | Posted 01.26.2016 | Women
Jon Colgan

Are women better than men at investing? According to one robot, the simple answer is "yes."

Ask Brianna: What Financial Goals Should I Set in 2016?

Brianna McGurran | Posted 01.26.2016 | Business
Brianna McGurran

Not you. Getting financially fit -- whether that means saving more, paying off debt or both -- is one of the most common New Year's resolutions. It's also one of the most commonly discarded. But this year, you're going to make it happen.