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3 Surefire Signs That Your Man Is Bad With Money | Posted 09.28.2015 | Black Voices

If you are dating with the purpose of marriage, then you are going to have to focus on the romance as well as the finance when you are dating.

Should Long-Term Investors Care About an Interest Rate Hike?

Lule Demmissie | Posted 09.25.2015 | Business
Lule Demmissie

Investors, traders, savers and homebuyers - young and old - were fixated on last week's Federal Reserve interest rate announcement, especially in the wake of recent market volatility.

It's Time To Align Your Investments With Your Values

Trevor Neilson | Posted 09.25.2015 | Business
Trevor Neilson

The truth is, a vast number of those who are invested in the stock market have very little understanding of what they're invested in. They rely on fund managers to buy and sell and only pay attention to whether their portfolio is going up or down.

Brazil's Hard Landing

Sara Zervos | Posted 09.24.2015 | World
Sara Zervos

Investors have lost faith in Brazil, and rightfully so. The currency has lost 36% of its value against the U.S. dollar this year, plunging nearly 7% in the last week alone. Yields on its bond issues are spiking, as investors demand higher and higher rates to loan Brazil or Brazilian companies money.

10 Open Enrollment Mistakes to Avoid

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 09.23.2015 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

As open enrollment approaches at your workplace, here are some mistakes you might want to avoid.

What to Do When Divorce or Widowhood Puts You in Financial Control for the First Time

Michael Most | Posted 09.23.2015 | Money
Michael Most

Taking an accounting of liabilities and expenses -- ie. what's owed -- is an essential first step to taking full financial control. In the case of divorce, which spouse will continue to pay for certain expenses is typically decided in the settlement.

Facing Your Financial Fears

Suze Orman | Posted 09.23.2015 | Business
Suze Orman

As you watch these markets go up and down, down and up. Have you found yourself paralyzed not knowing what to do? Are you scared to death as you look at your 401k statements? Should you sell? Should your buy? Should you do nothing?

Kids Reveal How Much Money They Need To Be Rich, And It's Priceless

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 09.22.2015 | Good News

We all have our ideas of what it means to be wealthy but leave it to kids to put it all in perspective. When Yahoo recently asked children i...

Social Security Strategies for Spouses: Do You Know Your Options?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 09.21.2015 | Business
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

There are a number of ways in which coordinating benefits with your spouse could put a few more dollars in your pocket over time, so it's worth looking at the options and running a few scenarios before deciding when to collect.

7 Habits of Self-Made Millionaires | Posted 09.21.2015 | Black Voices

In other words, even with the grimmest of financial forecasts coming down hard you on, you can still make it to the land of milk and honey by changing some of your habits and thinking. If you are willing to shift your thinking about money and life, you have the chance of becoming a self-made millionaire.

Save Money In Your 20s. Anyone Who Tells You Not To Is Ridiculous.

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 09.17.2015 | Business

Over at Elite Daily, where privilege is in the name, Lauren Martin writes that people in their 20s should give up on saving money and instead en...

Back-to-School Planning for Returning Students

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 09.17.2015 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

For mid-career workers, education is a great way to remain vital in the workforce. It can also be a risky financial investment. Experienced workers should fully investigate all degree and training programs for maximum payoff.

What Is a Living Trust? Do You Need One?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 09.14.2015 | Business
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

It's usually hard to get people to talk about estate planning, so I'm actually heartened by your question. No matter your age or your wealth, it's smart to plan in advance how you'd want your property to be distributed should something happen to you.

Women Are Educated. But, They Are in the Dark About Money.

Megan K. McAvoy | Posted 09.14.2015 | Business
Megan K. McAvoy

Ladies, do you know that financial institutions are coming for your money? It's true. I've been in financial services for the past 12 years. I was a Financial Advisor for the past 7. Now, I'm a Business Consultant who specializes in helping female entrepreneurs build businesses that thrive.

Capitalism Can Defeat Economic Inequality

Steve Siebold | Posted 09.11.2015 | Politics
Steve Siebold

If you're one of those people whose financial situation isn't quite where you want it to be, start focusing your mental energy where it belongs: on the big money! Making money is easy once you know how to do it.

Are You Guilty of Financial Infidelity?

Leah Woodly | Posted 09.10.2015 | Weddings
Leah Woodly

I'm sure you and your spouse work hard for the things you have and to go behind one another's back and keep secrets about your money or spend money without your spouse knowing breeds an environment that can be destructive to a marriage.

Why I Happily Pay my Life Coach the Big Bucks

Summer Engman | Posted 09.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Summer Engman

I was trained early on to understand that the purpose of a large investment is never to buy a coach's investment in me (because that is already a given). It is to get me deeply, truly invested in myself.

How the Tooth Fairy Can Teach Your Kids About Money

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 09.09.2015 | Money
Nathaniel Sillin

Whether you talk to your kids about money for a few minutes at the kitchen table or when you have a few coins and dollars out for specific purposes, these are opportunities for kids to become familiar with money.

Are You Afraid of Money?

Lauren Zander | Posted 09.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Lauren Zander

This is a no-brainer: When you're fearful of money, all of your financial decisions come from a place of fear.

Retirement Cash Reserves: What About a HELOC?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 09.08.2015 | Business
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

For retirees, the well-known phrase, "cash is king," takes on a special meaning. Without a regular paycheck, creating your own cash flow is up to you. And how well you handle that cash can mean the difference between a financially comfortable or stressful retirement.

How to Bring the Vision Back to Your Marriage

Leah Woodly | Posted 09.04.2015 | Business
Leah Woodly

Once you have your definitive vision and plan written, RUN WITH IT. Guess what, it should be fun and easy now that you have your bff onboard and running the race with you.

Credit Union 101: What's the Difference, and Why You Should Make the Switch!

Rachel Pross | Posted 09.04.2015 | Business
Rachel Pross

If you're wondering what the deal is or why you should make the switch from your big bank, you're already halfway to making a very smart decision.

10 Well-Kept Secrets That All Billionaires Know

Quora | Posted 09.03.2015 | Business

I spent a few hours with a billionaire today, who was telling me things that I never hear about in the mainstream/lamestream media.

The Fed's Modern Day Parenting

Sara Zervos | Posted 09.05.2015 | Business
Sara Zervos

When did we all turn into a bunch of babies that need to be coddled, with our policy maker parents smoothing volatility and promising a world of full employment and a perfect 2.0 percent inflation rate? It's normal for economies to experience cycles, both expansions and recessions.

Stopping Structured Settlement Predators for Good This Time

Don McNay | Posted 09.02.2015 | Business
Don McNay

No matter how much you want to protect the privacy of someone receiving a structured settlement, someone else with a fancy computer or data mining program is going to find them and make them an offer to buy their payments.