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What Is Financial Independence?

Pauline Paquin | Posted 05.02.2016 | Business
Pauline Paquin

This post appeared firsrt on Reach Financial Independence   People talk about it, dream about it, but what is Financial Independence exactly? Well...

Mindful Spending Part 1: Do You Know Where Your Money Is Going?

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

Dear Readers, Recently, I participated in a 30-day food cleanse. It took discipline and control, of course. But I came away from the experience feeli...

Why Your Fancy Banking App Isn't Helping You Budget Better

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 04.29.2016 | Business

One of the promises of online banking is that you can get an app to do your budgeting for you. It's something that feels necessary in a post-Great Rec...

6 Ways Millennials Can Prepare for the Unthinkable: Cancer

Brian Reid | Posted 04.29.2016 | Impact
Brian Reid

This year, about 70,000 young adults will be diagnosed with cancer in the United States; it's the leading cause of disease-related death of those 15 t...

Top 5 Budgeting Apps of 2016

Pauline Paquin | Posted 04.29.2016 | Business
Pauline Paquin

This post appeared first on The Savvy Scot Saving, future planning to be specific is a uniquely humane aspect. We flaunt this skill gloriously while ...

Tax Tips and Tricks for Veterans

Ryan Pavlu | Posted 04.29.2016 | Business
Ryan Pavlu

Now that the deadline has come and gone, it might be tempting to take a big sigh of relief and forget about taxes until next April. But if you start thinking about your filing now, there are plenty of tricks to make next tax season less taxing.

It Is Way More Expensive To Be My Girlfriend Than It Is To Be Me

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 04.29.2016 | Style

Just for fun, I pretended to be my girlfriend for a month. I am now broke. My girlfriend, Jessica, is not who you'd classify as a high-maintenance per...

11 Easy Ways To Save Money

The Huffington Post | Jenny Che | Posted 04.28.2016 | Business

There are few things better than realizing that an easy habit you picked up landed you an extra couple hundred dollars by the end of the month. Maybe ...

Retirement Savings: What Age Should You Plan to Die?

Simple. Thrifty. Living. | Posted 04.27.2016 | Business
Simple. Thrifty. Living.

The good news is that people are living longer, but the bad news is that many of us are financially unprepared for these longer lives. In fact, many p...

Personal Finance Gifts for the New Graduate

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 04.27.2016 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

Don't get me wrong - when I graduated from college, it was great to get a few checks as gifts from family members and friends. But what I really could...

Financial Stress Surging Among Millennials

Kent E. Allison | Posted 04.27.2016 | Business
Kent E. Allison

In the face of economic instability, crushing student debt, stagnant wages and looming uncertainty about retirement, today's Millennials are suffering from the weight of financial fears.

Cinco de Mayo 2016: 15 Mexican Beers That Won't Break the Bank

GOBankingRates | Posted 04.27.2016 | Taste
GOBankingRates

By Andrew DePietro, Staff Writer Cinco de Mayo returns May 5. Though celebrated like the Fourth of July of Mexico, Cinco de Mayo actually doesn't mar...

The True Cost Of Wasting Money On Getting Wasted

Cait Flanders | Posted 04.26.2016 | Business
Cait Flanders

When it's a small expense, it seems like it makes no difference at all -- but it adds up fast. And if those small expenses are a result of mindless spending, they can hurt you and your future in more ways than one. Life is too short to waste money on anything that doesn't add value to it

Dividing Up Your Estate: Does It Ever Make Sense to Split It Unequally?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 04.25.2016 | Business
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

Dear Carrie, I have two grown sons: one is a corporate attorney and one teaches English at a public high school. Needless to say, their incomes are q...

8 Real Truths about Saving Money Everyone Should Know

Kim Owens | Posted 05.03.2016 | Business
Kim Owens

Give up Starbucks. Stop eating out. Ditch cable. Get a cheaper phone plan. There are a million ways to save money that work. However, in our quest to ...

How To Save Money On Your Data Plan

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 04.22.2016 | Technology

Few things inspire dread like this message from your wireless provider: But you don't need to panic! Really, you don't: Cutting down on your data usa...

Spring Cleaning Tip: Time To Dust Off Old 401(k)s

Catherine Golladay | Posted 04.22.2016 | Business
Catherine Golladay

Spring has officially sprung. Now's the time to shed your winter coat, tidy up the boxes in the attic and sweep away all that dust in the garage. Wh...

The Secret Joy Of Growing Up Without Money

Laura Rowley | Posted 04.22.2016 | Fifty
Laura Rowley

When you're given the gift of not coming from money, you watch your pennies. You work full-time and have side gigs, always. You know that not only will your parents not be able to help with the kids' college tuition, they won't be able to help with the mortgage or groceries if the bottom falls out.

Real Estate: 4 Simple Home Improvement Tips That Don't Cost a Lot

Pauline Paquin | Posted 04.21.2016 | Business
Pauline Paquin

Home improvement is a costly endeavor, almost any way you look at it. When it comes to remodeling and renovating your home, you are going to be spending thousands and thousands of dollars on contractors, specialists, and more.

7 Ways to Manage Finances Through Unemployment

Samantha A. Gregory | Posted 04.21.2016 | Business
Samantha A. Gregory

I was asked how a mom who is unemployed can manage her finances. Here are my answers, 7 Ways to Manage Finances Through Unemployment, in interview style format.

Understanding Delinquency and Default

SALT | Posted 04.20.2016 | College
SALT

When used correctly, student loans can be your best friend. However, that can change if you don't make your payments. Delinquency and default happen w...

Be Smarter: 8 Ways Your Spouse Can Hide Assets Before A Divorce

Roxana Maddahi | Posted 04.20.2016 | Divorce
Roxana Maddahi

For those readers that have not seen, "The Other Woman" it is funny, cute comedy about a terrible man (played by Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) that does terrible things to his wife (Leslie Mann), and his two mistresses (Cameron Diaz & Kate Upton).

10 Game Changing Things to Do Before Buying Your First Home

Lauren Bowling | Posted 04.20.2016 | HuffPost Home
Lauren Bowling

Buying a home is an intense process, especially so for first-timers. Since buying my own home in July 2013, I've gotten a lot of questions about how to get the ball rolling, so I've compiled all of my knowledge here.

How A Spending Fast Helped One Woman Get Out Of $24,000 In Debt

The Huffington Post | Jenny Che | Posted 04.20.2016 | Business

Six years ago, as she faced a growing debt of nearly $24,000, Anna Newell Jones decided to make a big change. Budgeting hadn’t been effective -- sh...

Working Out on a Budget

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 04.20.2016 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

In the long run, there's no question that a healthier body saves money. A Towers Watson study noted that employee wellness programs saved employers an...