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First Steps for Your Baby's Financial Future

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 03.14.2016 | Business
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

Dear Carrie, I've just had a baby! Things are pretty crazy in my house right now, but I want to be sure I give my daughter every opportunity I can. I...

20 Ways to Pay Less at Costco

GOBankingRates | Posted 03.11.2016 | Business
GOBankingRates

By Morgan Quinn, Contributor Costco is one of the best retailers out there for low prices and savings, but wouldn't it be better if you could save ev...

10 Best Career Moves for Women in Their 30s

GOBankingRates | Posted 03.11.2016 | Business
GOBankingRates

By Cameron Huddleston, Columnist For women, the 30s can be a tough age career-wise. You might be trying to figure out how to juggle work and a family...

50 Ways to Save $500 This March 

GOBankingRates | Posted 03.10.2016 | Business
GOBankingRates

By Cameron Huddleston, Columnist Saving hundreds of dollars in just one month might seem next to impossible for some of us. After all, you would have...

21 Ways the Rich Waste Their Money

GOBankingRates | Posted 03.10.2016 | Business
GOBankingRates

By Lia Sestric, Contributor Oh, if only you could get rich quick. When you're rich, you have more money than you know what to do with. But unfortunat...

I Fell Victim to Tax Identity Theft and So Can You

NextAdvisor.com | Posted 03.10.2016 | Business
NextAdvisor.com

By Julie Myhre-Nunes, NextAdvisor.com As someone who writes, researches and obsesses over identity theft, I've always taken pride in my ability to ke...

5 Easy Ways to Save on Entertainment

SmartAsset.com | Posted 03.10.2016 | Entertainment
SmartAsset.com

You don't have to break the bank to enjoy yourself. Whether you like to go out to bars for drinks, see a rock concert or hit the local galleries and m...

20 Easy Ways to Save More Money

Pauline Paquin | Posted 03.10.2016 | Business
Pauline Paquin

This post appeared first on Reach Financial Independence. How do you save more? There doesn't seem to be enough money to save anything by the end of...

40 Crazy Ways to Have Fun With Money

GOBankingRates | Posted 03.10.2016 | Business
GOBankingRates

By Michelle Smith, Contributor We often scoff at celebrities' frivolous purchases, but at least they find ways to enjoy their money. A 2014 Gallup p...

5 Tips for Planning a Property-Sharing Vacation

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 03.09.2016 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

If you've never rented vacation property before, know that you probably have many more price-conscious options available to you at your destination than ever before. But keep in mind that you have to shop very carefully.

5 Predictions for the Housing Market in 2016

NerdWallet | Posted 03.09.2016 | Business
NerdWallet

By Deborah Kearns A new year brings new opportunities, and that's certainly true if you're looking to sell or buy a home in 2016. What exactly does t...

Why I Became a Financially Independent Woman

Pauline Paquin | Posted 03.09.2016 | Women
Pauline Paquin

Your financial agreement within your relationship is yours and yours only. I just talked about what works for me, you may be happy paying more, or paying what you can afford, while your partner pays the lion share. Just make sure it doesn't lead to resentment down the road.

NerdWallet's Best Credit Card Tips for March 2016

NerdWallet | Posted 03.08.2016 | Business
NerdWallet

by Kevin Cash Whether March has you hitting the road for spring break or staying home to save on discounted winter purchases, you can save money by ...

5 Things to Do, Before "I Do"

Heather Castle | Posted 03.07.2016 | Weddings
Heather Castle

As you begin your life together, an important first step is to establish a budget.

10 Coolest Stocks to Invest In

GOBankingRates | Posted 03.07.2016 | Business
GOBankingRates

By Cat Alford, Contributor Google and Apple are always creating new and cool products, which makes them popular stocks for investors. However, there ...

4 Main Data Points On How to Be Financially Free

Tom Ayling | Posted 03.07.2016 | Business
Tom Ayling

What does financial freedom look like for you and your family? Does it mean a fully funded college fund for your children? Do you own your own home? A...

Thinking of Taking an Early 401(k) Withdrawal? Consider the Ultimate Cost.

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 03.07.2016 | Business
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

Dear Carrie, If you're younger than 59½, is it possible to withdraw money from your 401(k) without having to pay it back? --A Reader Dear Reader,...

CD Rate Strategies for the New Interest Rates

GOBankingRates | Posted 03.10.2016 | Business
GOBankingRates

By Ruth Sarreal, Editor After declining since 2007 to the point of hitting rock bottom in 2014, CD rates are now finally on the rise. With the Federa...

3 Financial Lessons Learned from Beyoncé

EBONY.com | Posted 03.07.2016 | Black Voices
EBONY.com

Even though I am not a card-carrying member of the Beyhive, she and her marketing team are bad and I would be remiss if I didn't devote some time highlighting the business and money lessons that Beyoncé recently taught us with the upcoming launch of her "Formation" tour.

35 Ways to Save Hundreds on Groceries

GOBankingRates | Posted 03.04.2016 | Business
GOBankingRates

By Lia Sestric, Contributor Did you know that the weekly cost of feeding a family of four can run from $130 to nearly $300, depending on the children...

Mobile Payments: Financial Access in the Palm of Your Hand

Julie Stav | Posted 03.03.2016 | Latino Voices
Julie Stav

Financially underserved families pay a steep price for living outside the financial mainstream. Fortunately, innovations in mobile payment technology have opened the door to full economic citizenship for these families. Now that the door is open, it's time to show Latinos how to walk through.

3 Ways Parents Can Invest for Their Kids

SmartAsset.com | Posted 03.03.2016 | Parents
SmartAsset.com

If you're focused on planning for your child's future, socking money away into a regular savings account is a good place to start. The only downside ...

7 Money-saving Tips for MBA Students and New Grads

Aryea Aranoff | Posted 03.03.2016 | Business
Aryea Aranoff

In business school, you learn how a disciplined, strategic approach to finances helps organizations ultimately achieve great things. Along the way, it becomes important for you to apply that lesson to yourself.

Is Your Advisor Hiding?

David A. Dedman | Posted 03.03.2016 | Business
David A. Dedman

Did you open that February statement and swoon clutching your chest like Red Foxx in Sanford and Son? Yelling "Oh no, it's the big one!" Even worse y...

Growing Summer Savings in the Garden

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 03.02.2016 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

I love the outdoors and I use any excuse that I can to get out and experience nature. However, during the worst of winter, it can be tough to even rec...