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Simple Ways to Make Your Appliances Last Longer

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 12.14.2016 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

'Tis the season for overflowing refrigerators, never-ending loads of laundry and hopefully visiting family who will lend a hand. Many people ask their...

I'm Not Rushing To Pay Off My Student Loans, And You Shouldn't Either

Michael Ruderman | Posted 12.13.2016 | College
Michael Ruderman

You'd think that student loan repayments were the sisyphean rock for American millennials - doomed to a life of never-ending debt repayments as we del...

5 Steps Every College Grad Should Take for Financial Health

Clair Jones | Posted 12.13.2016 | College
Clair Jones

There's a theory amongst Baby Boomers that Millennials are financially irresponsible, lazy, and entitled. Perhaps some of this is true, but the vast m...

Preventing Mortgages From Going Underwater

Jack M. Guttentag | Posted 12.13.2016 | Business
Jack M. Guttentag

One weakness of the standard mortgage in the US, discussed last week, is the extreme rigidity of the payment obligation, which makes it very difficult...

Ask Carrie: Tax-Free Gift Limits: How Much Can You Give?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 12.12.2016 | Business
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

Dear Carrie, Can you please explain how gift taxes work? My parents have mentioned that they intend to give all of their kids and grandkids financial...

5 Ways to Make More Money in 2017 Than You've Ever Made Before

Steve Siebold | Posted 12.11.2016 | Business
Steve Siebold

We are in the midst of the holiday season and Christmas is fast approaching. Most people have their minds on things like buying holiday gifts, holiday...

8 Reasons Why Commercial Real Estate Investing Still Pays

Michael Episcope | Posted 12.08.2016 | Business
Michael Episcope

Commercial real estate is an asset class that can build long-term returns and substantial wealth. But the change in administrations, a rise in interes...

The Secret of the Millionaire Mindset

Quora | Posted 12.07.2016 | Business
Quora

How do I acquire the millionaire mindset? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by peop...

When Might Opening a Joint Bank Account Make Sense?

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 12.07.2016 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

Did you recently get married, move in with a new roommate, see a child off to college or start managing a relative's finances? The change in relations...

Quitting Your Job to Launch a Startup? Here's What You Need to Know About Your Finances

Quora | Posted 12.06.2016 | Business
Quora

How do people survive financially after quitting their job and pursuing the entrepreneur route of a startup? originally appeared on Quora - the knowle...

7 Tips to Improve Your Personal Finances Before the New Year

Laura Adams | Posted 12.05.2016 | Impact
Laura Adams

With millions of Americans struggling to keep up with the rising costs of household expenses and fees on debt, it's no wonder that when Prosper a lead...

Stop Losing Money: Invest Wisely

Gleb Tsipursky | Posted 12.05.2016 | Business
Gleb Tsipursky

Caption: photo of worried man on phone overlaid on money (Geralt, Pixabay) This article first appeared on the blog of Intentional Insights, a nonprof...

The Perennial Question: How Can You Balance Essentials and Extras?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 12.05.2016 | Business
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

Dear Carrie, As a Millennial with an entry-level salary I'm often torn between the cost of living independently and enjoying even a modest lifestyle....

Talk to your kids about money

Peter Aceto | Posted 12.02.2016 | Business
Peter Aceto

We give too much to our children. We do it out of love, I know, but that doesn't mean it's a good thing in the long run. We stop spoon-feeding kids at...

4 Student Loan Tips That Might Actually Be Terrible Advice

NerdWallet | Posted 12.01.2016 | College
NerdWallet

There's plenty of advice available for managing student loans, some of it good and some not so good. But you should be wary of a one-size-fits-all app...

How to Save for Your Next Vacation (Without Really Trying)

Megan Brame-Finkelstein | Posted 11.30.2016 | Travel
Megan Brame-Finkelstein

With winter right around the corner, many of us are dreaming about getting away from the short days and cold nights. While you might be hanging out on...

Ask Brianna: Should I Combine Finances With My Partner?

NerdWallet | Posted 11.30.2016 | Weddings
NerdWallet

"Ask Brianna" is a Q&A column for 20-somethings, or anyone else starting out. I'm here to help you manage your money, find a job and pay off student l...

Focus on Credit Factors, Not Credit Scores

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 11.30.2016 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

How often do you check your credit score? If you haven't, are you curious to find out what it is? Perhaps you want to know your chances of approval fo...

Why Are Your Student Loan Interest Rates So High?

NerdWallet | Posted 11.29.2016 | College
NerdWallet

If you have student loans, you're on the hook for more than just what you borrow; you're also responsible for the interest. Student loan interest rate...

Trump Voters Are Twice As Likely As Clinton Voters To Think Their Finances Will Improve In 2017

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 11.29.2016 | Politics

Most Americans say their financial standing has changed little in the past year, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll. A near majority of Americans...

5 Financial Resolutions For Your Family And Kids In 2017

PolicyGenius | Posted 11.30.2016 | Parents
PolicyGenius

This article was written by PolicyGenius staff writer Paul Sisolak. Now that 2016 is ending, it's that time of year again to start thinking and pla...

The Real Reason Everyone Complains About Credit Reporting Agencies

Christopher Elliott | Posted 11.28.2016 | Business
Christopher Elliott

The most complained-about financial institutions aren't banks or credit card companies. They're credit reporting agencies -- and by a wide margin. In ...

Growing Up Isn't As Bad As It Seems

Gabrielle Pfeiffer | Posted 11.28.2016 | Parents
Gabrielle Pfeiffer

Sure, some of our true glory days will remain in the past, but that doesn't mean growing up has to be as bad as some people make it out to be. The good part is that every day has the power to be as good as we choose it to be- it all depends on our attitudes.

Year-End Tax Moves That Could Save You Money

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 11.28.2016 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

The end of the year is approaching and between visiting friends and family and celebrating the holidays, your taxes may be the last thing on your mind...

10 Ways to Save More in Your 20s

NerdWallet | Posted 12.15.2016 | College
NerdWallet

Digging between your couch cushions for spare pennies and trimming your everyday expenses will save you only so much money. These 10 strategies will h...