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3 Summer Scams That Can Ruin Your Plans | Posted 05.20.2016 | Travel

By Michael Osakwe, Summer is here, which means it's time for barbecues, family vacations and weekend outings. But while you're planni...

7 Ways Budgeting Is Like Dating

Richard Barrington | Posted 05.20.2016 | Business
Richard Barrington

Some people may love money, but Shakespeare never wrote a sonnet about budgeting and Da Vinci never painted a portrait of a perfectly balanced ledger....

Joining Your Friend's Wedding Party Without Going Broke

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 05.19.2016 | Weddings
Nathaniel Sillin

On one hand, it's a great honor and will create wonderful memories. On the other hand, you may need to budget some extra money for the unexpected expenses of this commitment.

Can You Really Afford to Buy a House Right Now?

Trulia | Posted 05.18.2016 | HuffPost Home

The scenario: Your landlord keeps hiking up your rent, and you're tired of reworking your budget to accommodate the other areas of your life -- or wor...

Raising Students' Financial IQ

Bob Moritz | Posted 05.16.2016 | Business
Bob Moritz

In America we spend billions of dollars helping our children master reading, writing and arithmetic, and yet we send them out into the world lacking the basic skills to prosper in life: an understanding of economics and personal finance. Consider the facts.

Mindful Spending Part 3: What Are Your Top Three Financial Goals?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 05.16.2016 | Business
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

Dear Readers, It's hard to believe we're already in Week 3 of our Financial Cleanse. If you're just hearing about it, the Financial Cleanse is a 30-d...

10 Best CD Accounts of 2016

GOBankingRates | Posted 05.15.2016 | Business

By Cameron Huddleston, Columnist Certificates of deposit (CDs) are appealing for people looking for a low-risk way to invest and save money. They're ...

10 Best Checking Accounts of 2016

GOBankingRates | Posted 05.15.2016 | Business

By Cameron Huddleston, Columnist If all your checking account has done for you lately is charge you fees to store your money, then it's time to move ...

Bank5 Connect Offers Best Checking Account of 2016

GOBankingRates | Posted 05.15.2016 | Black Voices

By Valencia Higuera, Contributor Whether you're opening your first checking account or transitioning to an interest checking account, choosing the b...

I Made My Will By The Time I Turned 30

Pauline Paquin | Posted 05.13.2016 | Business
Pauline Paquin

This post appeared first on Centsai You know the saying attributed to Benjamin Franklin: "In this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except de...

3 Actions Retirees Should Take to Improve Their Retirement

Jeff Rose | Posted 05.13.2016 | Business
Jeff Rose

If you're retired, congratulations! You made it! Now what? Many people don't know what to do with themselves at retirement. Sure, the new-found freedom is exhilarating, but what's there left to do?

Why Every Investor Should Keep a Journal.. and Other Simple Tips to Consider

Jack Choros | Posted 05.13.2016 | Business
Jack Choros

Despite our humble family life, my mom did teach me a thing or two about money. Specifically that rich people save and secondly, that they invest in the future.

The Leading Social Influencers in Personal Finance You Need to Know

AJ Agrawal | Posted 05.11.2016 | Business
AJ Agrawal

The majority of Americans struggle with money management. According to a recent poll, approximately 80 percent are in debt while another 50 percent ei...

Why Google Banned Ads From Payday Loans

GOBankingRates | Posted 05.11.2016 | Business

By Laura Woods, Contributor Joining the ranks of guns, tobacco and explosives, payday loans will officially be banned from Google ads starting July 1...

How To Live In New York City Without Going Broke

Gracie Gordon | Posted 05.11.2016 | New York
Gracie Gordon

It's no secret that New York City isn't exactly the most affordable place to call home. Anyone who lives here undoubtedly hears remarks often about "how expensive it is" and how "an apartment in (insert hometown here) is 1/3 the amount in rent!" Yes, we know.

Should You Join the Gig Economy?

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 05.11.2016 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

Not too many years ago, it was more commonly called "freelancing" or "moonlighting" - the idea of picking up a few extra dollars outside of what used ...

ETFs vs. Mutual Funds: Which Is Better for Investing?

Simple. Thrifty. Living. | Posted 05.11.2016 | Business
Simple. Thrifty. Living.

Both mutual funds and ETFs have become very popular because of their low-risk and simplicity, but which one is a better investment. Comparing the bene...

NerdWallet's Best Credit Card Tips for May 2016

NerdWallet | Posted 05.11.2016 | Business

by Kevin Cash As someone of historic note once said, "April showers bring May flowers." Somehow that person forgot to mention that April showers al...

Mindful Spending Part 2: Do You Know How Much You Spend per Month?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 05.09.2016 | Money
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

Here's where the rubber meets the road. Compare your total monthly spending to your monthly income. Subtract your monthly expenses from your take-home pay. Are you in the black or the red?

6 Signs Your Finances Are Like Netflix's Show 'House of Cards'

Richard Barrington | Posted 05.06.2016 | Business
Richard Barrington

Are you handling your finances the way Frank handled his political career? Appearing to get what you wanted but then going through a series of ordeals to hang onto it? Here are six signs your finances are as fragile as a house of cards.

Balancing the Checkbook, and Much More, For an Aging Parent

Michael A. Whitehouse | Posted 05.10.2016 | Fifty
Michael A. Whitehouse

Settling the affairs of a parent who recently has died presents a family with emotional and practical challenges. Primary among those is attending to the family finances.

College Scorecard: What Grade Does Your Degree Get?

Pauline Paquin | Posted 05.06.2016 | Education
Pauline Paquin

I went to business school out of inertia. Because it's what you do when you have a bachelors degree. in economics. Because it was the least I could do for my parents, who were already disappointed enough that I didn't become a lawyer or a doctor.

5 Renovation Projects with the Best Return on Investment

Lauren Bowling | Posted 05.05.2016 | HuffPost Home
Lauren Bowling

Homeowners and homebuyers alike have the struggle of deciding if they should renovate a home. Renovations can cost thousands of dollars and be very ti...

Real Estate: Buying a Rental as Your First Investment

Pauline Paquin | Posted 05.05.2016 | Business
Pauline Paquin

My first property was a rental. I had some money saved, was eager to get on the property ladder, but was also planning to spend my first year after co...

Why To Rollover Your 401K

Roxana Maddahi | Posted 05.05.2016 | HuffPost Home
Roxana Maddahi

Rolling over a 401K is the process of moving your retirement savings from an employer controlled account (401K) into an IRA. This is a move that I re...