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3 Jobs You May Have Not Thought Of To Help Pay For College

Megan Brame-Finkelstein | Posted 09.30.2016 | College
Megan Brame-Finkelstein

If you're looking for a way to pay for school that doesn't involve schlepping diet coke's or fighting with a fax machine, give one of these 3 flexible jobs a try.

Inspiring Students To Succeed In A Global Economy

Joseph Peri | Posted 09.30.2016 | Business
Joseph Peri

We all know that simply telling students to make good financial decisions does not really affect behavior.

The 3 Best Budgeting Apps For Freelancers

PolicyGenius | Posted 09.29.2016 | Technology

Being a freelancer makes budgeting at least twice as difficult as being a salaryman: You have to build a personal budget and a business budget, making sure that the books stay clean and the IRS has no reason to audit you.

Using Technology To Make Financial Education More Effective For Minorities

Dr. Lewis Mandell | Posted 09.29.2016 | Business
Dr. Lewis Mandell

Since the financial literacy movement began to gain popularity some 20 years ago, many goodhearted people have believed that the consequences of bad f...

How to Tackle Your Grocery Bill

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 09.28.2016 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

Most of us have been there. You ran to the grocery store for one essential item, but as you pushed your shopping cart through the aisles, seeing heaps...

Why Teaching Financial Literacy to Seminarians Makes Sense

Theodore R. Daniels | Posted 09.28.2016 | Business
Theodore R. Daniels

Financial literacy skills are a key to economic health, yet too few Americans have even a basic knowledge of how to manage their personal finances. Th...

Ask Carrie: How Should Millennials Save for Retirement?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 09.26.2016 | Business
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

Dear Carrie, I'm 28 and have a good job. My company offers a 401(k) but I haven't signed up yet-- mostly because I don't understand if it's the best ...

The Four Essential Millennial Money Moves

Lauren Bowling | Posted 09.25.2016 | Education
Lauren Bowling

Although things appear to be on the mend (economically) from where they were five short years ago, there's still been much talk of millennial spending and saving habits.

"Buy One, Get One Free?" There is No Such Thing!

Jack M. Guttentag | Posted 09.25.2016 | Business
Jack M. Guttentag

The food market closest to my home went out of business recently, and was replaced by a supermarket chain. In most respects, the new store is an impro...

My Minimalism Make Over Discoveries

Canna Campbell | Posted 09.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Canna Campbell

After experiencing the profound emotional, mental and energetic benefits from decluttering my home, I decided that I wanted to experiment with this way of living and see what other areas that I could "shine" this liberating way of life.

What College Students Should Learn About Money

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 09.21.2016 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

As you prepare for a new year at college, managing your money may be the last thing on your mind. Maybe you're more focused on registering for courses...

What Changes in Medicare Can You Expect for 2017?

Laura Adams | Posted 09.20.2016 | Impact
Laura Adams

If you'll become eligible for Medicare soon or you're already a recipient, it's smart to learn what changes are on the horizon for next year so you can be prepared.

Wells Fargo: Will They (We) Ever Learn?

Ken Weber | Posted 09.19.2016 | Business
Ken Weber

An unfortunate side effect of the heated presidential campaign is that it sucks away important stories from the daily headlines. One example has to be the disgrace at Wells Fargo, one of America's largest banks. It's a mind-boggling scam with far reaching implications, yet it's received scant coverage in the general media.

Ask Carrie: Got Grandkids? Want to Help Them Learn Good Money Habits?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 09.19.2016 | Education
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

Dear Readers, Have you heard of National Grandparents Day? While it may not be widely known or celebrated, it's officially designated as the first Su...

Should Wells Fargo Execs Responsible For Bilking Customers Be Forced To Return Their Pay?

The Conversation US | Posted 09.19.2016 | Business
The Conversation US

At the very least, don't Wells Fargo's customers have a reasonable expectation that executives who profited off their misfortune be required to return some of their ill-gotten gains?

Mortgage Interest Rate Fundamentals

Jack M. Guttentag | Posted 09.19.2016 | Business
Jack M. Guttentag

The largest financial transaction most homeowners undertake is their home mortgage, yet very few fully understand how mortgages are priced. The main c...

6 Mistakes That Can Knock Out Your Finances

Richard Barrington | Posted 09.16.2016 | Business
Richard Barrington

During the historic Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight there was no knockout, but your finances may not be able to take a punch quite as well. It i...

What Happens To Debt When You Die? | Posted 09.16.2016 | Fifty

By Jocelyn Baird, Though it isn’t a topic many people like to talk about, we’re all going to die someday, and making preparations ...

How 3 Personal Finance Bloggers Collectively Paid Off Over $300,000 in Debt

NerdWallet | Posted 09.15.2016 | Business

By Laura McMullen Chances are that you and most people you know have debt, and few of you are discussing it -- let alone blogging about it. But some ...

The Top 50 People You Need to Know at FinCon 2016

John Rampton | Posted 09.15.2016 | Business
John Rampton

With so many opportunities to network, this is the perfect time to get to know some of the top people from these industries to learn more and make connections.

Applying for the Wrong Credit Cards Can Just Make Bad Credit Worse

NerdWallet | Posted 09.14.2016 | Business

by Virginia C. McGuire If you have bad credit, figuring out which credit cards are right for someone with a credit history like yours is especially i...

Fintech is Changing Money Management for the Better

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 09.14.2016 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

Are you stressed about managing your money? Most of us are at one time or another. Whether you are trying to track your spending or invest spare chang...

5 Ways To Raise A Saver, Not A Spender

Mallory Moyer | Posted 09.14.2016 | Parents

You may not have much influence over your kids’ athletic interests or their questionable fashion choices, but you just so happen to be in the perfec...

Laid Off and Worried About Money: What to Do Next?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 09.12.2016 | Education
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

Dear Carrie, I'm a 59-year-old widow and was just recently laid off. Retiring early isn't an option, but I want to prepare for a possibly long stint ...

HECM Reverse Mortgages: A Strategy For Seniors

Jack M. Guttentag | Posted 10.03.2016 | Business
Jack M. Guttentag

Many senior homeowners are attracted to the idea of using a reverse mortgage to draw additional funds, but are so fearful of making a costly mistake i...