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"What's Your Financial Plan?" Is a Dumb Question

Eric Roberge | Posted 05.12.2014 | Money
Eric Roberge

It's amazing how the word "finances" immediately throws us head-on into our current circumstances. From this standpoint you may not see many options for what to do from a personal financial perspective.

Financial Independence for Everyone: 6 Steps to Leaving Work Behind

Jason Gordo | Posted 05.10.2014 | Money
Jason Gordo

Reaching financial independence requires some effort, sacrifice, and learning on your part. Many people shy away from planning their finances because they lack an understanding of economics and financial markets. I've found that managing finances wisely depends on some basic principles that anyone can understand.

5 Money Questions To Ask Before Your Wedding Day

Chris Easter | Posted 05.10.2014 | Weddings
Chris Easter

Talking about money might not be as fun as discussing the songs your reception band will play or the tropical location in which you'll be honeymoon...

Why the YOLO Generation Has It All Wrong About Money

Kali Hawlk | Posted 05.10.2014 | Money
Kali Hawlk

Yes, you only live once. That is an inescapable truth that applies to us all. What is not true is that you have to "just get by" financially in order to really live. You can really live right this very moment and save for your future.

If You Read One Article About Dropping Credit Cards, Read This One!

Jim Gibson | Posted 05.07.2014 | Money
Jim Gibson

Here goes: closing or canceling a credit card starts a snowball effect that will give your credit score a wallop it may not be able to stand.

Be Happy With Your Bank: 5 Questions to Ask Yourself

MyBankTracker | Posted 05.06.2014 | Money
MyBankTracker

If you're in a banking relationship that you're unhappy with -- of if you're looking to open a new account at an institution -- it's wise to figure ou...

How To Hack Your Health Insurance Decision

PolicyGenius | Posted 05.05.2014 | Money
PolicyGenius

Before the Affordable Care Act (ACA), there was no easy way to shop for a health insurance plan. But the ACA has standardized health insurance marketing, which makes it easier to compare plans "apples-to-apples." So now you can get right to it in just two steps.

How Much Do You Really Need For Retirement?

Jason Gordo | Posted 05.05.2014 | Money
Jason Gordo

I've seen clients get into financial trouble in spite of making high salaries. Some are doctors, lawyers, or engineers -- educated professionals who earn six-figure incomes. Strangely enough, though, education doesn't necessarily lead to sound financial decisions.

Should I Buy Or Rent My Home? Six Crucial Factors You Should Consider

WiserAdvisor.com | Posted 05.05.2014 | HuffPost Home
WiserAdvisor.com

One person's "flexibility" is another person's "lack of stability." And one person's "stuck" is another person's "steady." The way you'll feel about buying vs. renting is very much in the eye of the beholder.

Financial Animals: 8 Pets Who Can Teach Us Money Lessons

LearnVest | Posted 05.04.2014 | Money
LearnVest

Despite their freedom from financial concerns, pets can actually teach us some useful lessons about what to do--and what not to do--with money.

Women, Wealth, and Abundance

Megan K. McAvoy | Posted 05.04.2014 | Business
Megan K. McAvoy

Ladies, it's time to take charge. It's time to change our mindset from one of limiting beliefs to one of abundance. It's time to move from complacency to action.

Email Scams to Avoid This Tax Season

MyBankTracker | Posted 05.03.2014 | Business
MyBankTracker

Many of the scams that occur during tax season occur over email. You might even receive an email featuring the IRS name or logo asking for financial data.

How Much Emergency Money You Should Have On Hand, From Suze Orman (VIDEO)

Posted 03.03.2014 | MarloThomas

Personal finance expert Suze Orman had some great advice to share when it comes to how much emergency money you should have on-hand. “I always li...

Should You Close Credit Cards That You No Longer Use? From Suze Orman (VIDEO)

Posted 03.03.2014 | MarloThomas

Personal finance expert Suze Orman had some excellent advice to share with us on the topic of whether or not to close inactive credit cards. Suze ...

Why Municipal Bonds Might Be A Good Investment For You, From Suze Orman (VIDEO)

Posted 03.03.2014 | MarloThomas

When it comes to advice on where senior citizens should invest their money, personal finance expert Suze Orman thinks municipal bonds are a great opt...

The Truth About Your Credit Score, From Suze Orman (VIDEO)

Posted 03.03.2014 | MarloThomas

When it comes to breaking down the truth about credit scores, personal finance expert Suze Orman taught us a valuable lesson or two. “This is the...

Can You Afford To Have Children? From Suze Orman (VIDEO)

Posted 03.03.2014 | MarloThomas

Personal finance expert Suze Orman had some expert advice to share when it comes to deciding whether or not you can afford having a child. Accordi...

How To Prevent Yourself From Getting Ripped Off Online, From Suze Orman (VIDEO)

Posted 03.03.2014 | MarloThomas

Personal finance expert Suze Orman had some valuable tips and information to share with us about preventing identity theft online. In light of sev...

A Common Mistake People Make On Their Taxes (VIDEO)

Posted 03.03.2014 | MarloThomas

When it comes to tax advice, personal finance expert Suze Orman had quite an interesting spin on tax refunds to share with us. “Here's the botto...

Suze Orman With Marlo Thomas (VIDEO)

Posted 03.03.2014 | MarloThomas

I was so thrilled to have personal finance expert Suze Orman join me as a guest on Mondays With Marlo. We discussed all things financial, from how to ...

Tax Time: Should A Married Couple Ever File Separately?

LearnVest | Posted 04.30.2014 | Money
LearnVest

As with most things tax-related, choosing whether to file jointly or separately as a married couple is a highly individual and complex decision. That's why we consulted two certified public accountants to find out how common it is for a married couple to file separately, what it means for your taxes and in which situations it may apply.

Is Paying Your Taxes With A Credit Card The Worst Idea Ever?

Simple. Thrifty. Living. | Posted 04.29.2014 | Money
Simple. Thrifty. Living.

With the most recent recession and America still trying to dig its way out of debt, many are balking at credit cards in a way that we never have before. With high interest rates and countless fees being tacked on to our debt, it seems like credit cards are used more as a torture device than a helpful crutch through difficult financial situations.

What Happens to Your Bank Account When You Die?

MyBankTracker | Posted 04.28.2014 | Business
MyBankTracker

What happens to your bank account upon death depends a lot on what you do with it during your life.

Can (And Should) You Trust Yourself?

David DeSteno | Posted 04.26.2014 | Healthy Living
David DeSteno

If you believe future-you can't be trusted, you'll never even try to plan for the long term. Why save for retirement or eat healthfully if you think future-you will exploit the benefits you give him? To succeed, we need hope to spring eternal. We have to believe that we're trustworthy.

Finances Like a Real Adult: Fiscal Responsibility for Millennials

Lauren Taylor Shute | Posted 04.26.2014 | Money
Lauren Taylor Shute

I can try to adult-ify my apartment all I want, but one thing remains true--my finances need to be handled, and I'm the only one who can take control of them.