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5 Tips For Buying A Home If You Have Student Loans

NerdWallet | Posted 01.25.2017 | College
NerdWallet

When Kristin and Sean Couch were ready to buy their first home, they feared that one thing would hold them back: Kristin's student loans. Her broadcas...

Take Control of Your Electronic Entertainment Budget

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 01.25.2017 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

It seems like every few weeks there's a new "must-watch" movie or show. Competition between traditional and new production companies is driving the wa...

Our Money Bail System Costs U.S. Taxpayers $38 Million A Day

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 01.24.2017 | Politics

On any given day, more than 450,000 people are languishing in jails across the U.S. while they await trial. Many face low-level charges, and are stuck...

Ask Carrie: Seven Quick Tricks to Set Yourself Up for Financial Success

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 01.23.2017 | Business
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

Dear Readers, We've now passed the third week of January and do you know what that means? For a lot of us, it means our New Year's resolutions are al...

Why You Should Leave Your Wireless Carrier Now

Christopher Elliott | Posted 01.23.2017 | Technology
Christopher Elliott

My “unlimited” data plan from AT&T seemed like a great deal when I signed up for it a decade ago. Then again, I didn’t have much of a choice. If...

Put Your Best 401(k) Foot Forward in 2017

Catherine Golladay | Posted 01.25.2017 | Business
Catherine Golladay

It's hard to believe, but 2017 is already in full swing! While you're making and pursuing New Year's resolutions in various parts of your life, don't ...

Market Dysfunction: Another Remediable Weakness of the Home Loan Market

Jack M. Guttentag | Posted 01.23.2017 | Business
Jack M. Guttentag

With a new administration in Washington, the time is ripe to reconsider some fundamental features of our housing finance system. In recent articles, I...

Our Top New Year's Resolutions for Insurance

Laura Adams | Posted 01.20.2017 | Impact
Laura Adams

The new year is a time of reflection; a ready-made reminder to us all that we should perhaps take stock of what's happened and what will come next. An...

We Need Millennial Mojo

Riane Eisler | Posted 01.18.2017 | Politics
Riane Eisler

Co-Authored by: Valerie Young, JD, Outreach director for CPS's Caring Economy Campaign. Valerie's work appears extensively in social media, @WomanInDC...

Some Couples Invest in Their Future in Ways Other Than a Diamond Ring

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 01.18.2017 | Weddings
Nathaniel Sillin

What does an engagement ring look like? For many people, my wife included, the answer is a diamond ring. While that's a concept that didn't became wid...

What the Banks Have to Say About Your Money After Inauguration Day

Roxana Maddahi | Posted 01.17.2017 | HuffPost Home
Roxana Maddahi

The Presidential Inauguration is upon us, and the question remains of what will happen to our money, and our portfolios in 2017. Most banks put out a...

Ask Carrie: Are You Ready for a Financially Healthy 2017?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 01.17.2017 | Business
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

Dear Readers, At the beginning of each New Year, I'm filled with a sense of new direction. At the same time, I like to look back at the previous year...

How Retired Homeowners Can Avoid Running Out of Money: Alternative Strategies Compared

Jack M. Guttentag | Posted 01.24.2017 | Business
Jack M. Guttentag

The combination of increased longevity and declines in the coverage of defined benefit pension plans means that increasingly retirees risk running out...

The 20 Hottest Bay Area Fintech Investors and 20 Bay Area Fintech Startups To Keep Your Eye On

John Rampton | Posted 01.11.2017 | Business
John Rampton

Starting with Investors. Once in awhile, an organization's future development is dependent on investment financing, and the greatest challenge is to ...

Health and Wealth in One -- How to Make Money While Working Out

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 01.11.2017 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

The end of the year is a perennial period of self-reflection, and I enjoy partaking in setting a few New Year's resolutions. Unfortunately, I've (more...

How Much Can You Save on Auto Insurance by Raising Your Deductible?

Laura Adams | Posted 01.10.2017 | Impact
Laura Adams

It's safe to say that most U.S. drivers are probably interested in reducing their auto insurance bill, and a new study finds that one of the easiest a...

Ask Carrie: Raise Your Financial IQ in 2017

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 01.09.2017 | Business
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

Dear Readers, It's that time again. And while you may have promised yourself to be smarter about your finances in 2017, we all know that New Year's r...

Resolve to Replace Your Bad Financial Habits

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 01.05.2017 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

Most people have at least one bad financial habit. Whether it's impulse shopping, forgetting to pay bills on time or putting off building that emergen...

Cross off your entire 2017 New Year's resolutions list with this one thing

PolicyGenius | Posted 01.05.2017 | Healthy Living
PolicyGenius

This article was written by Colin Lalley of PolicyGenius. So, how was your New Year's Eve? Probably better than Mariah Carey's, which isn't saying mu...

When Does it Make Sense For a House Purchaser to Pay All Cash?

Jack M. Guttentag | Posted 01.04.2017 | Business
Jack M. Guttentag

Maria aims to purchase a house for $200, 000. Because she has financial assets of $300,000, one of her options is to buy the house for all cash. Alter...

5 unique money saving tips for 2017

Chris Wang | Posted 12.30.2016 | Education
Chris Wang

This is the time of year when you are bombarded with articles about New Year's resolutions and how to actually keep them. You may resolve to spend les...

Fewer Americans Put Off Expenses This Year

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 12.29.2016 | Politics

Americans were less likely to put off expenses in 2016 than they were in previous years, a new HuffPost/YouGov survey finds. Many people still made de...

How to Turn Monetary Gifts into Teachable Moments

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 12.28.2016 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

Children and teenagers who received monetary gifts for the holidays are often excited to choose what to buy. While they should be allowed to spend som...

These Online Resources Will Help You Save Money in 2017

Shannon Ullman | Posted 12.25.2016 | Technology
Shannon Ullman

Is saving more money on your list of new year resolutions for 2017? If so, you may want to try looking online for more ways to save. The world of the ...

Who is 'Roth' anyway? Legacy of the Roth IRA Originator

NerdWallet | Posted 12.24.2016 | Business
NerdWallet

By Kevin Voigt Former U.S. Sen. William Roth was a champion of Reagan-era tax cuts, known for his investigations into $640 Pentagon toilet seats and ...