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With Wedding Season Upon Us, Financial Advice For Newlyweds

Ryan Bailey | Posted 07.01.2014 | Weddings
Ryan Bailey

There is no one right way to manage money with your partner. That being said, there are some things that every couple should take into consideration as they approach marriage and go about exploring their financial options.

The BE WISE Planning Strategy for Tech Executives and Entrepreneurs

Joyce Franklin | Posted 07.01.2014 | Technology
Joyce Franklin

Mark Zuckerberg does it. So does his sister Randi. Vinod Khosla has been doing it since before the Zuckerberg siblings were born. Reddit co-founder an...

Financial Literacy for Women: An Interview With Manisha Thakor

Omega Institute | Posted 07.01.2014 | Business
Omega Institute

In this interview with Omega, personal finance expert Manisha Thakor, founder of MoneyZen Wealth Management, talks about gender and finances, the cult...

Four Steps Toward Financial Independence

Catherine Golladay | Posted 06.30.2014 | Money
Catherine Golladay

For many Americans, the stress of debt and other financial responsibilities can feel like a loss of freedom. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to prioritize these competing obligations to put yourself in control of your financial future.

The #1 Secret Weapon and Surprising Best Friend In Your Divorce

Morghan Leia Richardson | Posted 06.27.2014 | Divorce
Morghan Leia Richardson

Maybe you feel like you over invested in the cost of your divorce and so you deserve to get what you want. After all, legal fees are a huge factor in your case. Still, if you approach your divorce with an eye on getting to the bottom of the numbers first, then your legal fees will be well spent.

How Young Adults Can Up Their Financial Vocabulary

Posted 06.26.2014 | Money

The first of the month means bills, bill, bills. But for the majority of young adults those words don't resonate beyond catchy lyrics to a Destiny's C...

Paid Biweekly? Here's How You Should Budget

Gina Horkey | Posted 06.26.2014 | Money
Gina Horkey

Do you get paid every two weeks? Is it challenging that your bills come once a month, but your salary gets pieced out every other week? I've found a method that works well for me and I think it could work for you too!

9 Impulse Purchases You Instantly Regret

Adam Levin | Posted 06.26.2014 | Money
Adam Levin

If you are rigorous, you can have a six-month cushion in the bank in no time -- but you have to take the first step, which in many cases is a non-step. Leave the items on the shelf (virtual or otherwise) and keep your wallet in your pocket.

Impact Investing: $1.5 Billion in Commitments and a New Resource for Policymakers

Jean Case | Posted 06.25.2014 | Impact
Jean Case

As we look at a world with urgent needs, many realize that there is an incredible opportunity to more effectively bring companies and entrepreneurs into the business of solving social problems by both tapping the entrepreneurial spirit, and by leveraging the power of the private sector.

Who Qualifies for Social Security Disability Benefits?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 06.24.2014 | Money
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

I wish there were a quick and easy answer to your question, but unfortunately there's nothing quick and easy about Social Security disability insurance (SSDI). There are a lot of rules and regulations, and it's tough to qualify.

Ann Brenoff

4 Retirement Fears And Their Antidotes

HuffingtonPost.com | Ann Brenoff | Posted 06.23.2014 | Fifty

We've all heard the numbers: 10,000 baby boomers a day are turning 65, what used to be the traditional age for retirement. While not everyone can affo...

Why Graduates Should Reconsider Their Bank

Richard Barrington | Posted 06.20.2014 | Money
Richard Barrington

Graduation is a turning point personally, socially and professionally. While those changes may take months or years to fully develop, getting your degree sets you on the beginnings of a new path.

Could an Adopt-a-Loan Program Take a Bite Out of Student Debt?

Adam Levin | Posted 06.23.2014 | College
Adam Levin

The private sector adopts all sorts of things -- highways, parks, medians, pets, pet projects -- so why not student loans? With the right tax incentives, an Adopt-a-Loan program could help ease the current financial quagmire of $1.3 trillion in student loan debt.

5 Tips to Keep Thieves Out of Your Bank and Brokerage Accounts

Andrew Wang | Posted 08.19.2014 | Hawaii
Andrew Wang

Today, data breaches at major retailers like Target have made cybercrime front page news. With ubiquitous computing, you cannot let your guard down for even a moment, especially when hackers are increasingly targeting bank and brokerage accounts.

What's On First -- Paying Off Student Loans Or Saving For Retirement?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 08.18.2014 | Money
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

Paying off student loans is, in effect, keeping young adults from investing in their futures. It's bad for them -- and bad for the economy as a whole. But it doesn't have to be this way.

Paying the Cost of Being Poor

N. Kimron Corion | Posted 08.16.2014 | Money
N. Kimron Corion

I have always thought that when persons are poor their monthly expenses are normally very small or minimal. I have always believed that in society the...

Dave Ramsey's Daughter Reveals the Biggest Money Lesson She Learned From Dad

Casey Bond | Posted 08.15.2014 | Money
Casey Bond

Men are often viewed as the breadwinners and household money managers, but not many people can say their dad is a bona fide personal finance expert. Rachel Cruze, however, is one of the few people who can.

Baby-Boomer Downsizing? Perhaps Not So Fast

Jed Kolko | Posted 08.13.2014 | Business
Jed Kolko

While the share of 50- to 69-year-olds living in multi-unit buildings rose slightly in 2012 and 2013, the long-term trend among older households shows...

On Piketty: 90 Percent of Americans Support Higher Taxes on Investment Income

Odysseas Papadimitriou | Posted 08.11.2014 | Money
Odysseas Papadimitriou

I highlight three key findings from our study -- the full 2014 WalletHub Tax Fairness Survey includes detailed analysis of attitudes and opinions towards a range of tax policy questions.

How Can You Set A Good Financial Example For Your Kids?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 08.11.2014 | Money
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

It's our turn to teach our kids that while times change, certain values remain the same. That's not old-fashioned; it's just smart.

WATCH LIVE: Re-Imagining America's Financial Services With Third Metric Principles

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 06.09.2014 | Business

One in every four U.S. households today lives outside the country's traditional banking system to manage their finances. They instead rely on services...

What Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Can Teach You (And Me) About Retirement

April Rudin | Posted 08.09.2014 | Business
April Rudin

There it was, flickering on my Apple Cinema monitor: I was that 1 boomer in 3 with NO real retirement plan. I was totally busted. My head spun, and in the next few minutes, I went through all five stages of the Kübler-Ross grief model.

8 Ongoing Homeowner Expenses and How to Prepare For Them

Michael Corbett | Posted 08.06.2014 | HuffPost Home
Michael Corbett

Things break, things wear out, and unplanned expenditures pop up. It happens. You'll want to keep some emergency money handy for a leaky roof, clogged kitchen sink, or dripping hot water heater.

For The Healthy, Wealthy and Wise, The Future Is Long

Wray Herbert | Posted 08.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Wray Herbert

Psychological scientists are very interested in the dynamics of future planning, in part because people are so bad at it. There is circumstantial evidence that people who are financially irresponsible also take poor care of themselves. Is it possible that a single underlying trait is shaping behaviors that promote both health and wealth?

What Financial Steps Should You Take When A Spouse Dies?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 08.04.2014 | Money
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

I understand your feelings during this stressful time. There's so much to think about and adjust to, and there are a lot of practical issues that have to be handled. Grief can muddy your thinking, so give yourself some time. And realize that you don't have to do everything yourself.