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4 Habits Of Consumers With Poor Credit Scores

CompareCards | Posted 06.18.2015 | Money

Consumers with less than average credit, or poor credit, have difficulty acquiring the necessities that lead to comfortable living. Obtaining an excellent credit score can be extremely difficult, especially if consumers with poor credit don't know what they're doing wrong.

Top 5 Money Moves To Make After Graduation

Brianna McGurran | Posted 06.16.2015 | Money
Brianna McGurran

As "Pomp and Circumstance" plays on graduation day, you'll probably reflect on how much you learned in the classroom and the successful career college has prepared you for. But chances are your school didn't include real-world financial tips for new grads as part of its curriculum.

3 Finances Millennials Can't Ignore

Casey Cavanagh | Posted 06.18.2015 | Business
Casey Cavanagh

As Millennials, we know being financially-savvy and strategic is important. But there's a difference between knowing you need to deal with finances, and actually doing it. Often the problem isn't so much as not being able to, but rather not understanding how to.

The Heart of our Financial Decisions

Kelsey Clark | Posted 06.16.2015 | Money
Kelsey Clark

I have a confession to make: I lead an egregiously irresponsible life. And I'm not talking about my inability to show up for work on time or my borderline inappropriate twist on "business casual."

Tips For Young Adults Selecting, Building, And Using Credit

Steve Min | Posted 06.16.2015 | Money
Steve Min

Would you rather pay $262 per month or $380 for the exact same thing? Establishing a strong credit profile will help you save money over your lifetime, especially on big ticket purchases: cars and homes.

37 Ways Dads Can Make and Save More Money

GOBankingRates | Posted 06.16.2015 | Business

Dads have a lot of demands on their resources, and it can feel like their money is stretched the thinnest. That's where some been-there, done-that advice from experts can help dads figure out how to prioritize their finances so that their money is going to what matters most.

Suddenly Alone -- Where Can You Turn for Help?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 06.17.2015 | Money
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

When you experience the death of a loved one, everything else pales in significance. You still need to deal with the practical and financial issues in life, but those can be a lot more difficult when facing them alone.

Making Time For What Matters: Your Future Wealth

Frank Trotter | Posted 06.15.2015 | Money
Frank Trotter

Ultimately short on time and limited in outside investment knowledge and resources, High Net Workers and other busy Americans may be overlooking both investment and personal wealth management opportunities that would allow their portfolios to attain the same kind of success they've experienced in their careers.

Financial Wellness And Millennials: Hard Times Yield Important Lessons

Kent E. Allison | Posted 06.13.2015 | Money
Kent E. Allison

We all know by now that millennials are different. Not different in a bad way, just different. So it is no surprise that when it comes to managing their personal finances, millennials are taking a different path than the generations before them.

One Size Does Not Fit All: Three Questions To Ask Yourself When Evaluating A Financial Advisor

John Diehl | Posted 06.13.2015 | Money
John Diehl

Working with a financial advisor can be a fruitful, productive practice, and it can be even more so if you work with one who values you and your individuality.

6 Habits of Consumers With Excellent Credit Scores

Kari Luckett | Posted 06.11.2015 | Money
Kari Luckett

A healthy credit score is almost essential for comfortable living these days. Without credit, it's nearly impossible to get an auto loan, mortgage, or personal loan if needed. Interest rates are excessively high for those who have limited or bad credit.

9 Things You Shouldn't Say to Someone in Debt

GOBankingRates | Posted 06.11.2015 | Money

Whether this person asks you for financial advice or the topic of his debt surfaces in some other fashion, he might be sensitive about the subject. Matters of money and debt are often associated with personal, emotional concerns. You'll want to be tactful in your discussion to avoid making matters worse.

Little-Known Investment Opportunities You Should Be Taking Advantage Of

Simple. Thrifty. Living. | Posted 06.10.2015 | Business
Simple. Thrifty. Living.

Small-scale investors are not limited to a handful of familiar options. These days, online platforms offer private individuals the chance to step into the same financial arenas as the biggest global financiers. Here are five attractive investing opportunities for you to explore.

Where Do Airbnb Hosts Make The Most Money? | Posted 06.10.2015 | Money

Many of the most popular Airbnb destinations are also among the least affordable cities in the U.S. So how much money is it possible to make by listing a room or full home on Airbnb?

Yes, There Are Retirement Benefits For A Nonworking Spouse

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 06.13.2015 | Money
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

A little planning can help maximize the total benefit for your household. And why not? You've earned it!

Be Focused on Fees!

Bob Stammers | Posted 06.04.2015 | Business
Bob Stammers

Over the past few years, many investors have been quite happy with the returns received on their investments - especially those who decided to stay the course and not sell off their equities. However, we all know that past performance is not a guide to future performance.

Investing in the #1 Economy, China

Natalie Pace | Posted 06.04.2015 | Business
Natalie Pace

Part of investing in a new world is discovering exactly what those individuals love. Those countries and industries that are part of the migration of money from West to East will be blessed under the new dominion of China as the world's economic leader.

The Earlier The Better -– Parents Play A Pivotal Role In Financial Education

Shannon Schuyler | Posted 06.03.2015 | Education
Shannon Schuyler

Perhaps nothing influences a child more than the example set by his or her parents. When parents are comfortable talking about money -- their income, household expenses, and their own wants vs. needs -- chances are their children will be, too.

Sexy, Empowered and Free: How Your Money Can Make You Feel All Three

Jenn Lederer | Posted 06.03.2015 | Women
Jenn Lederer

We live in a society that tells us to PUSH through and "keep your eye on the prize." How could you possibly have time to slow down and listen to your intuition when there is so much to get done?

Credit Repair Services vs. Repairing Your Own Credit

Simple. Thrifty. Living. | Posted 06.28.2015 | Business
Simple. Thrifty. Living.

Repairing your credit can be an uphill battle, but with the right strategy, it's possible to improve your credit health over time. The big question is whether you want to use a credit repair service to accomplish your credit repair goal or take this project on yourself.

Baby On The Way: Are You Ready For Your New Financial Reality?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 06.03.2015 | Parents
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

Raising a child is a costly proposition. The USDA estimated that a child born in 2013 will cost the average family about $245,000 -- before college!

7 Lessons Penny Stock Trading Has Taught Me About Life

Timothy Sykes | Posted 06.01.2015 | Business
Timothy Sykes

I started trading penny stocks as a high school student, and since I recently turned 34, that means I've been an active trader for more than 15 years. And while nobody likes to admit to getting older, my recent birthday has left me reflecting on what I've accomplished and where I want to go from here.

Is Social Security Really Going Bankrupt?

Bob Lotich | Posted 05.29.2015 | Money
Bob Lotich

Social Security isn't going bankrupt, at least not in the sense that we normally understand bankruptcy. But it is due for some kind of major haircut - and that's the scenario we all need to be preparing for.

Need to Adjust Your Financial Attitude? Start Here--Now!

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 05.28.2015 | Business
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

First, realize that you're not fighting a losing battle. The very fact that you see the problem and want to do something about it means you're already starting on the solution. And you're correct that it is a matter of attitude.

5 Credit Card Benefits You Didn't Know About

Robert Harrow | Posted 05.27.2015 | Business
Robert Harrow

Making purchases using credit cards usually has more than one perk associated with it. People tend to get so hung up on rewards miles and bonuses that they forget about the smaller, and quieter features provided to consumers by credit issuers.