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Financial Sense 101: Prepare For College Before The Freshman Fifteen

Chris Mettler | Posted 01.23.2015 | College
Chris Mettler

As students look forward to attending school and experiencing all that college has to offer, they may not be thinking about how to properly manage their money. Making smart financial choices while in school will not only ease the burden of college debt, but also set them up for financial success beyond graduation.

5 Financial Habits You Should Adopt When You're Young

LearnVest | Posted 01.22.2015 | Money
LearnVest

How you handle your money early on in life -- from being a stickler about adhering to a monthly budget to starting to save for retirement as soon as possible -- can lay the groundwork for a strong financial future.

What Happy People Do Differently With Their Money

OWN | Posted 01.22.2015 | OWN

When it comes to saving money, many people work to put money away for the far-off future. While it's incredibly important to plan ahead financially, l...

Close To Retirement? Don't Miss These Dates And Deadlines!

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 01.22.2015 | Money
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

Although a lot of us may try to forget our age as the years go by, when it comes to reaping the financial rewards of getting older, you're wise to keep certain age-related milestones top of mind.

Tools For Starting The New Year Right: 5 Financial Hacks For Millennials

Credit.com | Posted 01.20.2015 | Money
Credit.com

No matter what went wrong for you financially last year, the new year is an opportunity to turn everything around and start fresh -- 2015 just might be the year you finally get your financial house in order.

The Unexpected Ways Entrepreneurship Changes Your Relationship With Money

Kelly Phillips | Posted 01.16.2015 | Money
Kelly Phillips

Nothing changed my ingrained money habits until after I left my corporate job for entrepreneurship. Not the money snowball, not the spare change savings plan, and not the frozen credit card trick.

Your 12-Month Guide To Staying On The Right Financial Track In 2015

LearnVest | Posted 01.15.2015 | Money
LearnVest

Since we know it's all too easy for enthusiasm to wane over time, we've come up with 12 months of money motivation -- a calendar of simple to-dos that can help spark good financial habits, inject freshness into your routine, or give you an added push toward whatever goals you've set for yourself.

New Year, New Me Crap Again

David A. Dedman | Posted 01.15.2015 | Money
David A. Dedman

If you do these four things you'll have a better chance of actually achieving your New Year's resolution about money. The bonus will be that you end the year more financially free than you started it. Plus, you won't feel that New Year, New Me Crap again.

What's In Store for 2015: Important IRS, Social Security And Medicare Updates

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 01.15.2015 | Money
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

A new year often means new goals, new opportunities and new commitments. When it comes to your finances, it can also mean new rules and requirements that may affect how you manage your money.

When It Comes To Money, Investors Want The Human Touch

John Diehl | Posted 01.13.2015 | Money
John Diehl

There is no denying that robo-advisors have many benefits: they're convenient, effortless and economical. They operate with little or no human intervention, and they typically cost less than traditional advisory services. However, according to a survey conducted by Hartford Funds, investors aren't ready to rely solely on robo-advisors.

The Most Important Retirement Benefit Changes to Look Out For in 2015

MyBankTracker | Posted 01.13.2015 | Money
MyBankTracker

January is a great time to outline your financial goals for the year, including taking a look at your retirement savings plan. If you didn't save as much as you wanted to last year or you have yet to start contributing to a retirement account, there are some new rules for 2015 that you'll want to pay attention to.

5 Tips for Millennials Who Need to Get on a Budget

Graham Ober | Posted 01.14.2015 | Money
Graham Ober

Millennials have faced their own set of challenges in the transition to adulthood. For many, hefty student loan debt and entering the workforce in an economic recession have made their financial lives difficult, making money a touchy subject.

The Best Credit Cards For Your New Year's Resolution

NextAdvisor.com | Posted 01.09.2015 | Money
NextAdvisor.com

Believe it or not, credit cards may be a tool you can use to achieve your 2015 resolution. In fact, there are a number of top travel, cash back and low APR credit cards that can help you reach your 2015 financial goals.

10 Ways Couples Can Save Money and Avoid Breaking up

Amandah Blackwell | Posted 01.09.2015 | Money
Amandah Blackwell

If you want to avoid breaking up over finances, you'll want to find a way to save. Scrimping and saving may not sound fun, but it can make a difference in your relationship and the amount you have in your savings account.

4 Moves You Need to Make Immediately After Your Credit Card Is Hacked

MyBankTracker | Posted 01.12.2015 | Money
MyBankTracker

If your credit card got hacked over the holidays or you're just paranoid about it happening in the future, here's what you can do to keep an eye on your credit for free.

8 Steps To Building Better Financial Habits

LearnVest | Posted 01.08.2015 | Money
LearnVest

Whether you're looking to pad your emergency fund, contribute more to retirement or save up enough to buy a new home, good habits may eventually help you make even the biggest financial goals a reality.

Lending Club's IPO and the Unravelling of the Banking System as We Know It

Jason van den Brand | Posted 01.07.2015 | Money
Jason van den Brand

When history is written, the Lending Club IPO will serve as the tipping point for the disruption of the traditional lending model, and ultimately the unraveling of the banking sector as we know it.

5 Easy-to-Achieve Personal Finance Resolutions for the New Year

SALT | Posted 01.07.2015 | Money
SALT

To help you kick off 2015 on the right foot, we've come up with five small, practical changes that can make a big difference in your financial wellbeing. Give one or all of them a shot over the coming months and watch your nest egg grow.

Setting Financial Goals For The New Year That You Can Actually Keep

WiserAdvisor.com | Posted 01.06.2015 | Money
WiserAdvisor.com

Your New Year's Resolution is to be better at managing your money. But that's a vague, ambiguous goal. What specific steps should you take? What does "better" look like in practice?

10 Resolutions for a Happy Financial New Year

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 01.05.2015 | Money
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

Stick to your budget, keep striving for your goals, talk to your family -- and measure your success. Most of all make these resolutions not only for the New Year, but for the rest of your life.

5 Killer Wealth-Building Tips from my Mega-Millionaire Mentor

Orion Talmay | Posted 12.31.2014 | Money
Orion Talmay

Being financially independent and successful does not mean that you have to sacrifice having a family, traveling or other goals. The key is to make sure that you shift your values accordingly to what you want to accomplish during certain periods in your life.

15 Ways to Make 2015 Your Most Successful Year Yet

Jenna Atkinson | Posted 01.08.2015 | Women
Jenna Atkinson

Another year has come to a close. Everyone is excited for the opportunity to start fresh and find ways to improve themselves in the upcoming year. Here are the top 15 ways you can ensure you set yourself up for your most successful year yet in 2015.

5 Things People With Hefty Savings Don't Do

Posted 12.31.2014 | OWN

A counterintuitive way to look at building up your vacation fund, and more tricks you can steal from those with big bank accounts. By Lynn Andriani...

3 Investing Lessons We Learned Last Year

WiserAdvisor.com | Posted 12.30.2014 | Money
WiserAdvisor.com

Let's take a look at this past year in terms of the markets, economy and overall financial atmosphere -- and see what lessons we can apply to the year ahead.

Reflecting on MyBankTracker's 2014 Banking Predictions

MyBankTracker | Posted 12.30.2014 | Money
MyBankTracker

Well, 2014 is coming to a close. It's that time when MyBankTracker reflects on the banking trends that we predicted would take focus in the past year....