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Can You Turn Your Investment Loss Into Tax Savings?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 12.04.2015 | Business
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

Before your holiday to-do list gets too overwhelming, take the time to review your investments -- both winners and losers -- to see if balancing capital gains and losses could lower your tax bill. It's not a difficult process, but it does take some careful calculations.

Prudential Offers Life Insurance to People With HIV

NerdWallet | Posted 12.09.2015 | Business

Previously, people living with HIV and AIDS have had very limited options for life insurance -- mainly group coverage through employers. Prudential's new offering is the first to be publicly announced by a major American insurer, according to Kaiser Health News.

Leasing v. Buying Your Next Car

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 12.03.2015 | Money
Nathaniel Sillin

Car leasing is a growing affordability option for drivers, but like renting or owning a house, there are important distinctions in getting the right deal on a lease versus a loan. Making the right decision requires good research and a close look at your finances.

10 Best Money Tips From Warren Buffett of All Time

GOBankingRates | Posted 12.02.2015 | Business

By Elyssa Kirkham, GBR Staff Writer Warren Buffett is one of the greatest investing and business minds today. But aside from his exponential invest...

Gender Equality in the Workforce Can Close the Wage Gap, the Retirement Gap and the Confidence Gap

Lule Demmissie | Posted 12.01.2015 | Money
Lule Demmissie

Women everywhere are working hard for their careers and their salaries. In turn, they must make that money work hard for them and plan now for the life they want.

Car Insurance Rates Far Higher in African-American Areas, Study Finds

NerdWallet | Posted 11.30.2015 | Business

Companies charge far more for car insurance in neighborhoods that are predominantly African-American than they do in other areas, a consumer group reported last week.

Managing Holiday Stress Keeps the 'Merry' in Christmas

Cheryl Scott | Posted 11.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Cheryl Scott

With some forethought and fortitude (and, yes, a little flexibility), you can regain some of that child-like spirit this holiday season.

3 Reasons You Will Get a Raise in 2016

Brian de Haaff | Posted 11.25.2015 | Business
Brian de Haaff

Before a raise comes, you are typically doing a bigger job than you are getting paid for. Take a hard look at yourself and your work ethic. If you want a raise you should always do these things.

How You Do Anything Is How You Do Everything

Leisa Peterson | Posted 11.25.2015 | Business
Leisa Peterson

Do you skip workouts, phone-in conference calls, or only half listen to your spouse? Most of us are guilty of one or more of these transgressions, periodically. You may not realize it, but these actions may be causing more harm than you realize.

The Social Fabric of Finance

Yee Lee | Posted 11.24.2015 | Business
Yee Lee

Isolated Lending Finds a Friend in Social Networking For decades the lending industry has tirelessly pursued the perfect equation to determine a bor...

7 Ways to Be Smart About Money This Holiday Shopping Season

Steve Siebold | Posted 11.24.2015 | Business
Steve Siebold

As tempting as it all sounds and even if there are some deals to be had, be careful: the holiday shopping season could mean financial disaster. If you want to play it smart this holiday season, there are seven important things to remember.

The New Newlywed Game: How to Handle Student Loans and Marriage

Andrew Josuweit | Posted 11.24.2015 | Business
Andrew Josuweit

You're a newlywed -- congratulations! Welcome to the blissful, stress-free start of marriage, where you and your partner are so in sync, you're almost one person. Or are you?

In the Face of Financial Odds, Millennials Lean Into Their Network

Yee Lee | Posted 11.23.2015 | Technology
Yee Lee

It is well known millennials are great at leveraging their personal networks for financial matters from finding a job to finding an apartment. Do not be surprised to see this generation apply this same attitude of open-sharing across other financial services as well.

Can You Help a Teenager Learn How to Invest?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 11.23.2015 | Business
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

I'm all for young people starting to invest early for several reasons. First, it's a great way for them to learn about the mechanics of investing. Second, they can learn about the markets -- during both good times and bad -- without too much at stake.

40 Secrets Only Divorce Attorneys Know

GOBankingRates | Posted 11.19.2015 | Divorce

By Lia Sestric, Contributor The divorce process is a stressful one that can easily bring out the worse in people. Some people even see divorce ...

Thankfully Retailers Are Staying Closed On Thanksgiving

David A. Dedman | Posted 11.19.2015 | Business
David A. Dedman

Thanksgiving is the most relaxing holiday we have. Why would anyone want to run around shopping for a crappy sweater or large screen TV? There's enough running around all year-long for kids, work, events and other activities.

How Much House You Can REALLY Afford

Trulia | Posted 11.19.2015 | HuffPost Home

It doesn't matter if you're searching homes for sale in Fort Lauderdale, FL, or Philadelphia, PA. Type "how much house can I afford" into a Google sea...

The 5 Nastiest Credit Surprises for Divorcing Couples | Posted 11.18.2015 | Divorce

How can a divorce get messy? Dare we count the ways? The financial disentanglement alone might take many years, and some risk to your credit is pres...

Why You Should Think Twice About Spending That Bonus

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 11.18.2015 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

So to heck with that bonus check, right? Wrong. You've been given a good opportunity to think about your job, your annual earnings and the financial decisions you're making and might need to make in the future. Here are ways to proceed.

How To Survive The Cost Of Friendsgiving Season

SALT | Posted 11.18.2015 | College

We all know what Thanksgiving entails--turkey, pies, family, friends, acceptable overeating, and leading up to and directly after the event, a whole l...

Others Have It Better Than Me -- Your Weekly Mindfresh Moment

Chiyoko Osborne | Posted 11.18.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Chiyoko Osborne

Jealousy simmered inside me. A flame of frustration at the utter unfairness in life flashed in my mind for a moment.

Top 7 Beliefs Keeping You Broke

Amandah Blackwell | Posted 11.16.2015 | Education
Amandah Blackwell

When you sit down and turn on your laptop or desktop, you become tense. Your fingers tremble as you type in your bank's URL and enter your username...

Top 10 Year-End Tax Planning and Other Financial To-Do's

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 11.16.2015 | Business
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

With time rushing by and the end of 2015 in sight, you may be lamenting that you haven't accomplished all that you had planned. But even if you'll have to put off certain things until 2016, you still have time this year to make some smart financial moves.

4 Reasons You're Still Broke | Posted 11.17.2015 | Black Voices

Being "broke" seems to be a recurring theme among Black women despite our collective levels of education, resources, and salary.

Don't use these excuse to avoid financial responsibility

Carol Morgan | Posted 11.13.2015 | Women
Carol Morgan

Our culture values money and possessions -- almost to the extreme. This fosters a 'keeping up with the Joneses' (or Kardashians) kind of mentality. People want to be rich -- or at least look like they are rich. Because of this, many people make irresponsible choices when it comes to their finances.