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After Moving Back to U.S. From Overseas, Credit Card Is First Step to Rebuild Credit

NerdWallet | Posted 07.13.2016 | Business

by Virginia C. McGuire If you're moving back to the United States after an extended period -- more than a year -- living abroad, you may be in for a ...

Moving Recurring Payments on Credit Cards Is the Worst. Here's How to Deal.

NerdWallet | Posted 07.13.2016 | Business

by Claire Tsosie When Costco shifted its credit card business to a new issuer, members' accounts were converted from the old TrueEarnings® Card fro...

The Big Difference Between Whole and Term Life Insurance

PolicyGenius | Posted 07.13.2016 | Parents

Financial technology companies - "fintech" to those in the industry - reframed the way we think about financial decisions. We became more self-directed with our money, and the nature of advice changed once we were able to do transactions with a few clicks.

How I Taught My Sons to Be Financially Responsible at 13

Quora | Posted 07.13.2016 | Parents

How much should I give my 15 year old kid as an allowance every month? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling q...

Six Basics to Consider Before Investing with a Robo Advisor

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 07.13.2016 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

You're looking to grow your money, but you're not quite sure how to get started. You've considered hiring a qualified professional to work with you on...

Women Are Upgrading the Leadership Rules

Jennifer Love | Posted 10.13.2016 | Business
Jennifer Love

"Leadership is an action, not a position." Donald McGannon If you check the Oxford Dictionary, leadership is defined as "the action of leading a grou...

The 5 Worst Financial Mistakes New Parents Can Make

NerdWallet | Posted 07.12.2016 | Parents

By Barbara Marquand Having a baby brings excitement and joy -- and a whole new set of money worries. How will you afford diapers and daycare? Soccer ...

What Should You Budget for Healthcare Costs in Retirement?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 07.11.2016 | Business
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

Dear Carrie, My husband and I are both in our sixties with no immediate plans to retire, but trying to plan our finances for when that day eventually...

Why Winning The Lottery Is The Quickest Way To Go Broke

Stephanie R. Caudle | Posted 07.07.2016 | Business
Stephanie R. Caudle

While winning the lottery will be a dream come true for many Americans there have been many Americans that have won the lottery only to realize it is one of the worst things that could have ever happened to them. In several cases lottery winners of both large and small proportions have suddenly been attacked by thieves, taunted by bill collectors or most importantly proved to the world that they are bad money managers.

Choosing the Right Project for Your Home Renovation

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 07.06.2016 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

Before the national housing collapse of 2007, home renovation decisions seemed far simpler and much more profitable for homeowners than you see with t...

Changing Jobs: What Should You Do With Your 401(k)?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 07.05.2016 | Business
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

Dear Carrie, I just accepted a new position. All my retirement money is in a traditional 401(k) with my current employer. What should I do with it now...

Think Small: A New Strategy For Financial Goal Setting

Lule Demmissie | Posted 07.01.2016 | Education
Lule Demmissie

Small is huge these days. From tiny houses to minimalist wardrobes, micro is having a moment. The trend has crept into many aspects of Americans' live...

Five Essential Steps to Financial Independence

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 06.29.2016 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

Every Fourth of July, while I'm enjoying time with loved ones, fireworks in my neighborhood and barbeque off the grill, I take time to remember our founding fathers. It is humbling to ponder the sacrifices they made to secure our independence more than 240 years ago.

6 Strategies for Raising Non-Materialistic Kids

LearnVest | Posted 07.07.2016 | Parents

By Deborah Skolnik This story originally appeared on LearnVest. All parents want their children to grow up understanding that the best things in life ...

Avoid These 6 Mistakes If You Want A Raise | Posted 07.19.2016 | Business

If one of your goals for the new year is to make more money and expand your budget, asking your boss for a raise might be on your to-do list. Negotiat...

Helping Young Adults Means More Than Writing a Check

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 06.27.2016 | Business
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

Dear Carrie, Several years ago, I loaned my then twenty-four-year-old son money to buy a car on the condition that he pay it back in monthly installm...

Vegas ATM Steals $600 - Can You Get it Back?

Christopher Elliott | Posted 06.27.2016 | Business
Christopher Elliott

Lisa Selle has $600 sucked out of her debit card in Las Vegas. Why won't American Express cover her loss? Question: On a recent visit to Las Vegas, so...

Brexit in Plain English

Roxana Maddahi | Posted 06.25.2016 | World
Roxana Maddahi

After 43 years of membership, the UK electorate has voted to leave the European Union. A UK exit from the EU is scary and leads us to unchartered territory. The implications are massive.

Homebuyer Education: The First Step to Buying a Home

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 06.22.2016 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

The purchase of a home is among the biggest financial decisions people will make in a lifetime. Taking a qualified homebuying class will do more than ...

Book Keeping For New Entrepreneurs

Gabrielle Pfeiffer | Posted 06.21.2016 | Business
Gabrielle Pfeiffer

It's all fun and games when you are doing what you love while getting paid for it, but that all changes when you have to start keeping track of finances. When I was just starting out and making a part time income, I wasn't too concerned about it, but it has grown to a point where I have to start thinking about tax time.

Top 10 Financial To Do's for Today's Grads

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 06.20.2016 | Business
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

Dear Readers, This is always an exciting time of year as new grads--and their parents--anticipate the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead. Fo...

Is Your 401(k) in Shape for Summer?

Catherine Golladay | Posted 06.20.2016 | Business
Catherine Golladay

Summer is officially here! For many of us, this is a time to relax, enjoy the sunshine and maybe spend a few days at the beach. And if you're like m...

3 Steps To Building Wealth In Your 50s | Posted 06.17.2016 | Fifty

For many people, turning 50 signals a shift in the way they approach their finances. If you have kids, they're probably preparing to leave the nest and you may just be hitting your stride in terms of your earning power. With retirement looming, now's the time to amp up your efforts to save.

Don't Cash That Credit Card Check Until You Read This

NerdWallet | Posted 06.15.2016 | Business

by Ellen Cannon Money's tight this month, and you've just received a couple of blank checks from your credit card company in the mail. You're tempted...

How to Research and Reduce Healthcare Costs

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 06.15.2016 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

Whether it is something you planned for or something unexpected following an accident, paying for medical expenses can be painful for your finances. A...