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Ask Brianna: How Can I Tackle My Finances?

NerdWallet | Posted 11.29.2016 | Business

"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 lo...

How Getting Control of Debt Could Be Your Best New Year's Resolution Ever

NerdWallet | Posted 11.21.2016 | Business

By Anna Helhoski This new year, you can resolve to end your struggles with debt if you start with a realistic plan. Beginning Jan. 1, make a commitme...

Are Black Friday Deals Worth It?

Roxana Maddahi | Posted 11.21.2016 | HuffPost Home
Roxana Maddahi

As an avid sale shopper, and lover of a good deal, I never understood the madness around Black Friday. It just never seems like you are getting a gre...

Ask Carrie: Mindful Spending: Can You Resist the Black Friday Hype?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 11.21.2016 | Business
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

Dear Readers, As Black Friday looms ahead of us, I can't help but think that the race to spend is on. At least that's what retailers hope is happenin...

Money Matters

Jim Fannin | Posted 11.17.2016 | Business
Jim Fannin

Money...Money...Money. You want it. You need it. And you have least for a little while. When you get a crisp C-note or $100 bill and place...

Mind the Gap: Millennial Women More Stressed, Less Confident about Retirement than Male Peers

Catherine Golladay | Posted 11.17.2016 | Business
Catherine Golladay

A complex variety of social and economic factors shape the way men and women view their finances. While the playing field of opportunity seems to be l...

Target Thinks I'm A Deadbeat (And It's Right)

Christopher Elliott | Posted 11.18.2016 | Business
Christopher Elliott

Sharon Lewis doesn't think of herself as a deadbeat. She makes responsible financial decisions, which includes paying her credit card bill on time eve...

10 Ways to Avoid Overspending This Black Friday and Holiday Shopping Season

Steve Siebold | Posted 11.21.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Steve Siebold

It's almost time for Thanksgiving, and that also means it's time for Black Friday and the official kickoff of the holiday shopping season. The Nation...

Salary Negations Can Help Boost Your Income When Changing Jobs

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 11.16.2016 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

Whether you're actively looking to make a move or being lured away by a recruiter, a new job offers many opportunities for growth. Discovering how dif...

Ask Carrie: What Do Vets Need to Know About Their Finances?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 11.14.2016 | Business
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

Dear Carrie, My son joined the Army right out of high school with the idea of a military career. After 12 years and two tours of duty, he's decided t...

10 Facts You Should Know About Homeowners Insurance

Laura Adams | Posted 11.14.2016 | HuffPost Home
Laura Adams

When you borrow money to buy a home, the lender requires that you purchase insurance to protect their interests. Unfortunately, many people who must b...

Avoid the Holidaze Trap: Five Tips to Stay Financially Fit This Season

Dustin Jacobs | Posted 11.14.2016 | Business
Dustin Jacobs

During the holidays it's easy to slip into a serene bliss of food, family and flagrant disregard for your finances. Most of us don't want to worry abo...

What Young Entrepreneurs Need to Understand About Money

Jose Vasquez | Posted 11.14.2016 | Business
Jose Vasquez

Enthusiasm sometimes trumps grounded planning and strategy for new entrepreneurs. Thinking back to when I first started out as an entrepreneur, I rea...

Changes to the FAFSA Make It Easier to Apply for Student Aid

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 11.09.2016 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

Do you have a high school senior who is knee deep in the college admissions process? Writing essays and filling out forms can be a stressful process f...

How much credit affects your home insurance rate may surprise you

Laura Adams | Posted 11.08.2016 | HuffPost Home
Laura Adams

Credit is playing an increasingly important economic role in Americans' lives these days, and according to a recent study, your credit history can be ...

5 Doctor Strange Powers that Could Drastically Improve Your Finances

Robert Harrow | Posted 11.08.2016 | Business
Robert Harrow

The latest Marvel movie opened up last Friday, showcasing one of the most powerful superheroes to-date - Doctor Stephen Strange. The sorcerer has a pl...

Mortgage Shopping at Multi-Lender Web Sites - What to Look For

Jack M. Guttentag | Posted 11.08.2016 | Business
Jack M. Guttentag

While every mortgage lender has a web site and would love to have you come by and initiate a transaction, for anyone looking to shop for the best deal...

Ask Carrie: The Case for Financial Education

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 11.07.2016 | Education
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

Dear Readers, You probably know that I'm a champion of financial literacy. And as I look at some of the recent research from FINRA, it only reinforce...

Are You Surrounded by Enrichers or Drainers?

Black Enterprise Magazine | Posted 11.07.2016 | Black Voices
Black Enterprise Magazine

This article was originally published at Are you surrounded by enrichers or drainers? Your friends and others you associate wit...

Top 5 health insurance shopping secrets from personal finance experts

PolicyGenius | Posted 11.03.2016 | Healthy Living

This article was written by Colin Lalley of PolicyGenius. Health insurance: Everyone needs it, no one wants to shop for it. Maybe you think it's conf...

Latest Financial Trends and How to Get Ahead

Adeyemi Adetilewa | Posted 11.03.2016 | Business
Adeyemi Adetilewa

As 2016 comes to a close, we are left wondering what will change in our finances in the next year. Many companies are going totally paperless now, a...

How a Little Work Could Lead to Over $1,000 in Savings

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 11.02.2016 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

How long would it take you to earn an extra $1,000? Contrary to what spam and internet ads tell us, after taking taxes and deductions into account, it...

Money is a vote for the world you want

Pioneers for Change | Posted 11.01.2016 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

By: Rebecca O'Connor There is nothing quite as frustrating as the feeling of being sure you are right about something and everyone else is wrong. S...

What Happens to the House That Secures a Reverse Mortgage?

Jack M. Guttentag | Posted 11.01.2016 | Business
Jack M. Guttentag

My answer to this question applies to the HECM program administered by HUD, with investors in the mortgages insured against loss by the Federal Housin...

Ask Carrie: Thirteen Scary Ways To Waste Money

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 10.31.2016 | Business
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

Dear Readers, No matter how conscientious you may try to be, certain money wasters can creep up on you. Some may be staring you in the face, but othe...