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4 Things I Wish I Knew About Money in my 20s

Shannah L. Compton | Posted 04.03.2015 | Money
Shannah L. Compton

You can learn from the past in ways that weren't available even a few years ago. You can turn money mishaps that your parents might have made into money victories for yourself. But first, you've got to get money smart.

Financial Sense 201: Going Beyond The Classroom And Making Smart Financial Choices Now

Chris Mettler | Posted 04.01.2015 | College
Chris Mettler

It is not possible for every student to graduate from college debt free. However, it is crucial to make smart financial decisions while still in school to limit the financial burden as much as possible, as this will have a direct and lasting impact on your financial health for the rest of your life.

What Sundance Stars Brittany Snow and American Authors Carry in Their Wallets

GOBankingRates | Posted 03.31.2015 | Money
GOBankingRates

We caught up with Brittany Snow in Park City where she hosted a VIP event with a live performance by American Authors to celebrate the launch of Lipton's new Sparkling Iced Tea. To get the inside scoop on what Snow and the American Authors bandmates keep in their wallets, we asked them two questions.

5 College Savings Plans That Could Save You Money

WiserAdvisor.com | Posted 03.31.2015 | Money
WiserAdvisor.com

he cost of a college education these days (average yearly tuition for 2013-2014) ranges from $8,000 for in-state public college students to $30,000 for private college students, and historically rises faster than the level of inflation.

25 Financial Terms Everyone Should Know

LearnVest | Posted 03.31.2015 | Money
LearnVest

Do you know your AGI from your ARM from your PMI? Or does the mere mention of those acronyms make you go, "Huh?" If you don't speak personal finance, don't worry -- we're here to help.

Cash Or Credit -- Which Is The Smarter Way To Pay?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 03.30.2015 | Money
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

While today's technology makes it easy and seemingly practical to use our credit cards for everything, when it comes to paying the bill, it still takes money. And that's where it may pay to be a bit old fashioned.

Financial Literacy and U.S. Teens: Global Study Reveals Path for Improvement

Jason Alderman | Posted 03.30.2015 | Money
Jason Alderman

Despite midrange results for U.S. high school students in PISA's first-ever global financial literacy test, best practices from other nations can provide a strong path for U.S. students to learn and master these skills.

4 Key Variables of the Retirement Equation

Barry N. Koslow, J.D. | Posted 03.30.2015 | Money
Barry N. Koslow, J.D.

There are many things to consider when contemplating retirement. It is one of life's sea changes and if not carefully considered, there can be many surprising outcomes.

Be Ready for a Financial Rainy Day

Credit Karma | Posted 03.29.2015 | Money
Credit Karma

We all know unforeseen things can happen, but not everyone is prepared to pay for these sudden costs. Make things easier on yourself and proactively prepare for surprise financial expenses.

More Money More Problems? Not Really!

Steve Siebold | Posted 03.28.2015 | Money
Steve Siebold

Money can't solve every problem or eliminate every worry, but it does have the power to reduce stress in tough times while providing opportunity in good times.

Financial Sense 101: Prepare For College Before The Freshman Fifteen

Chris Mettler | Posted 03.25.2015 | 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 03.24.2015 | 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 03.23.2015 | 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 03.22.2015 | 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 03.17.2015 | 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 03.17.2015 | 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 03.17.2015 | 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 03.16.2015 | 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 03.15.2015 | 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 03.15.2015 | 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 03.15.2015 | 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 03.11.2015 | 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 03.11.2015 | 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 03.11.2015 | 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.