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Your 401(k) Plan Sounds Like a Great Deal, But Is It?

Megan K. McAvoy | Posted 04.12.2014 | Money
Megan K. McAvoy

These questions are important to consider as you determine what percentage of pay you will contribute to your 401(k) plan.

A Practical, Holistic Approach to Complete Wellness

Greg Voakes | Posted 04.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Greg Voakes

Holistic thinking isn't complicated. It's the realization that each part of your life effects every other part. If you feel great about your job and your bank balance is OK -- but you hate your flat -- then your whole sense of well-being is disturbed by one element.

Why You Should Make Your Financial Resolution in February

Manilla.com | Posted 04.09.2014 | Money
Manilla.com

If you didn't make a financial (or any) resolution when the clock struck midnight on Jan. 1, that's okay -- it's not too late. Consider making one right now following these three simple rules of resolutions.

WATCH: Teen Bought House With Pig Winnings

HuffPost Live | Posted 02.06.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Though most of us scrimp to buy a house in our 20s or 30s, Lindsay McNeal bought her first home at age 18, thanks to one very valuable asset: pigs. Ov...

To Bargain Or Not To Bargain, That Is The Question

Jim Gibson | Posted 04.07.2014 | Money
Jim Gibson

Bottom line is this: It makes cents (pun intended) to ask for a better price. What do you think? Do you bargain or not?

So, Your Parents Didn't Teach You About Money, Eh? Here's What To Do Now

Patrice C. Washington | Posted 04.07.2014 | Money
Patrice C. Washington

I know these probably seem like cruel answers, but the bottom line is everyone has something they can legitimately blame their parents for doing, or not doing, that negatively impacted their life. At some point, however, you have to be an adult and let it go

Two Rules My Grandmother Had About Money -- And What They Mean For Your Investments

Mike Branch, CFP | Posted 04.06.2014 | Money
Mike Branch, CFP

For my Grandmother the idea was to stay in the game. By reducing risk and going with the odds you are able to stay at the table when others have long since folded. Keeping these two rules in mind when making your investment decisions will help keep you in the game as well.

How To Manage Your Budget: Top 10 Tips

Tiffany Aliche | Posted 04.05.2014 | Money
Tiffany Aliche

Online bill pay, smart phone apps, special calculators, email alerts sent to you from your bank; all these things are your friend. Hang out often.

IRS Is Open, Marking The Official Start To The Tax Season

Lisa Greene-Lewis, CPA | Posted 04.05.2014 | Money
Lisa Greene-Lewis, CPA

If you want to get your tax refund as soon as possible, forget about paper.

4 Tips for Saving for Your Child's Future

SaveUp | Posted 04.02.2014 | Money
SaveUp

Where should you invest? How can you invest? How much should you put away and how should it be earmarked? These are all important questions when looking at creating a savings plan for children. Here are a few tips to help you get started.

In time for the Super Bowl, Big Brother is Back: Now it's the Big Banks

Andrei Cherny | Posted 04.02.2014 | Business
Andrei Cherny

Thirty years ago, what Apple announced it was going to do was democratize computing. Back then, the idea of a computer that was personalized to people -- with a mouse and graphics and a warm experience for the user -- was revolutionary.

8 Tips for Financial Wellness

Susie Moore | Posted 04.02.2014 | Money
Susie Moore

Need all those cable channels? Need that gym membership if you only go once a week?

Save Money on Health Care: The Benefits of an HSA

SaveUp | Posted 04.01.2014 | Money
SaveUp

An HSA is one aspect of an overall healthcare strategy that can be a helpful planning tool and help you save money on the high costs of health care.

Assessing Financial Literacy Education

Mary Johnson | Posted 04.01.2014 | College
Mary Johnson

We must continue to advance these important efforts in our high schools, colleges and communities. The stakes for our students and our nation are high, but we are making progress in empowering Americans to take charge of their financial futures.

5 Ways This Super Bowl Is Like Retirement Planning

Richard Barrington | Posted 03.31.2014 | Money
Richard Barrington

The build-up to the 2014 Super Bowl has focused as much on the weather as it has on the Seahawks and Broncos. Given how unpredictable winter weather in New Jersey is, it makes a pretty good metaphor for the uncertainties you face in building your retirement nest egg.

5 Budgeting Basics for People Who Hate Budgeting

Manilla.com | Posted 03.26.2014 | Money
Manilla.com

Don't be scared -- it's totally fine if you failed econ in college and even better if you're completely Excel illiterate. These five tips will get you started.

401(k) Resolutions for 2014

Catherine Golladay | Posted 03.15.2014 | Fifty
Catherine Golladay

Making New Year's resolutions is easy, but we know that sticking to them can be a lot harder. While many of us are resolving to ditch the junk food or to get to the gym more often, it's also a great time of year to shape up your retirement savings.

7 Things We Should Start Teaching In Schools ASAP

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Americans typically learn a lot of things in school -- spelling, math, why plants are green -- that are actually useful in our day-to-day lives. But t...

WATCH: How One Writer Turned A $35,000 Fraud Into A Positive

HuffPost Live | Ishita Singh | Posted 01.23.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

At 26, Tiffany Aliche found herself in $35,000 worth of credit card debt after giving a friend cash advances to invest. Rather than despair, the autho...

Does Your Career Wear The Pants In The Relationship?

Eric Roberge | Posted 03.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Eric Roberge

Occupations provide a sense of security for many people. We get comfortable with a certain lifestyle. We then begin to compromise the life we envisioned for a life that "makes sense" based on our career.

New Year: New Reasons to Plan, Pay Down Debt and Save

Kathleen Murphy | Posted 03.10.2014 | Money
Kathleen Murphy

Now that the New Year is underway, it's time to stick to those resolutions you promised to keep. And if you're like the many Americans who made resolutions of the financial sort, now is the time to develop a realistic game plan.

Will 2014 Be the Year?

Richard Barrington | Posted 03.08.2014 | Money
Richard Barrington

However unlikely some developments may be, when nothing has happened yet, it is always possible to have high hopes for the new year. Here are several key questions about what economic developments 2014 will bring.

The Generations Should Fight Their Retirement Battles Together

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 03.07.2014 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The generations share a common agenda: for job creation, stronger Social Security, and economic equality; and against job-killing and wage-suppressing trade deals, usurious debt, and runaway banks. It's going to take all of us, young and old, to fight for an agenda like that.

The Year to Take Charge of Your Personal Finances

Jessica Ou | Posted 03.05.2014 | College
Jessica Ou

More than two-thirds of college students who graduate say they are unprepared to deal with the financial decisions of professional life.

Why Your Financial Resolutions Are Doomed to Fail - and How to Save Them

Kali Hawlk | Posted 03.03.2014 | Money
Kali Hawlk

Why do so many of us fail to keep our monetary goals, even when we know determining to save more, or earn a raise, or to stop racking up debt on the credit card are all actions that will enormously benefit our financial lives?