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The Bitcoin "Crisis" Explained and 5 Reasons It Can't Be Killed

Michael Phillip Nelson | Posted 06.21.2014 | Technology
Michael Phillip Nelson

Despite all the misinformation, resistance and doomsday prognostication along the way, Bitcoin has and will continue to defiantly weather the storm.

Stop Hating, Millennials Spend Tax Refunds (and Money) Smarter Than You Think

Kara Kamenec | Posted 06.17.2014 | Money
Kara Kamenec

We are a generation of maximizers, and it's both a blessing and a curse. Sure, we can identify what we like, online, on our phones and in store, but liking a product simply isn't enough to make us buy it.

7 Reasons You Need An Emergency Fund

LearnVest | Posted 06.17.2014 | Money
LearnVest

Saving up your hard-earned cash to stash away an emergency fund? Well, it can be a hard sell. Spare cash can be hard to come by, and, after all, taking a vacation is a heck of a lot more fun. Or at least a lot of us seem to think so.

I Didn't File Taxes -- Now What?

MyBankTracker | Posted 06.17.2014 | Money
MyBankTracker

No matter the reasons behind your decision to not file your taxes by April 15, the sooner you buckle down and do it, the better off you will be, and a weight will be lifted off of your shoulders.

9 Money Myths Exposed: Do You Know The Truth?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 06.16.2014 | Money
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

According to a January 2014 Schwab Money Myths survey, no matter how savvy we think we are, there are still a lot of financial misconceptions floating around out there. And surprisingly, a number of those misconceptions aren't about esoteric investing theories; they're about everyday financial situations.

10 Things I Learned in My 20s About Investing

Lee Wang | Posted 06.16.2014 | Money
Lee Wang

I didn't want to work the next five, 10, or 30 years of my life and have nothing to show for it. I started to venture outside my comfort zone and aggressively learn and invest moderately. That's not to say I have a grand portfolio, but I've definitely put myself in a position to succeed.

5 Signs You're in Financial Trouble

Manilla.com | Posted 06.16.2014 | Money
Manilla.com

5. Ignoring Debt

6 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Bought My First Home

Michael Corbett | Posted 06.16.2014 | HuffPost Home
Michael Corbett

As a general rule, it's wise to take 20 percent less than what the bank will lend you.

How To Help Keep Employees From Living On The Financial Edge

Kent E. Allison | Posted 06.15.2014 | Business
Kent E. Allison

During Financial Literacy Month, while many experts concentrate efforts on educating students and retirees, it's important to consider how employers can lead the charge in improving and educating their employees to be financially healthy.

Wondering What to Do With That Tax Refund?

Ishani Banerji, Ph.D. | Posted 06.15.2014 | Money
Ishani Banerji, Ph.D.

There seems to be a general belief around this time of the year that if you're getting a refund, then you should spend it on something fun. All the ads urging us to go out and splurge certainly seem to think so. But is that really the case?

What Is the Best Way to Invest for Retirement?

Quora | Posted 06.15.2014 | Money
Quora

Decide how you are going to spend your time. What are you going to do during the first six to twelve months in retirement, and what do you plan to do for the rest of your retired life?

Yoga and Financial Balance

Megan K. McAvoy | Posted 06.10.2014 | Business
Megan K. McAvoy

It wasn't until I did my first 30-day yoga challenge that I began to realize how interconnected my yoga practice was to my career as a Financial Advisor.

The Most Dangerous Time in the Stock Market

David A. Dedman | Posted 06.11.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

We are in a dangerous time in the stock market. It's not a dangerous time because of a crisis or volatility. It's dangerous time because investors start to become overconfident.

When Should You Begin to Aggressively Pay Down Your Mortgage?

Michael Corbett | Posted 06.10.2014 | HuffPost Home
Michael Corbett

I am a big proponent of paying down that ugly mortgage beast as soon as is practical. But, before you go cutting a check to the bank, there is a pecking order of financial priorities you need to address before you consider tackling your mortgage.

6 Conversations You Need to Have About Money

Richard Barrington | Posted 06.10.2014 | Money
Richard Barrington

The fact that people learn more about finances at home than from any other source is a testament to the importance of families, but it is also a responsibility.

10 Quick and Budget-Friendly Projects to Remake Your Space This Spring

Michael Corbett | Posted 06.10.2014 | HuffPost Home
Michael Corbett

An accent color wall or an interior room repaint will liven up a home. With little money and just a day or a weekend, your house can have new a new look and a new life. Be adventurous!

Parents: You Have to Talk Money Before You Can Teach Money

Neale Godfrey | Posted 06.09.2014 | Parents
Neale Godfrey

It's time to break the taboo and start the dialogue on personal finance. Bringing the subject out of the shadows may help your children to become money-savvy.

What Wikipedia Won't Tell You About Personal Savings

Jim Gibson | Posted 06.07.2014 | Money
Jim Gibson

The real power is in your hands. Now its up to you to step up to the plate and do something about your personal savings.

Five Surefire Ways to Torpedo Your Investment Portfolio

Jason Gordo | Posted 06.04.2014 | Money
Jason Gordo

No investment method is foolproof; if anyone tells you otherwise, hold onto your wallet. Taking the right precautions, however, keeps risk to a minimum.

5 Money Moves to Make -- April 2014

MyBankTracker | Posted 06.03.2014 | Money
MyBankTracker

Spring is here! With warm weather approaching, you're already thinking about all the things want to do and the places you want to go. Before that, why...

40 Financial Things You Should Know By 40

LearnVest | Posted 06.01.2014 | Money
LearnVest

Many by-40 milestones have become debatable: Get married? Only if you really want to. Own a home? If it's financially feasible. But there's one thing that's non-negotiable: By age 40, you can't get away with being financially clueless anymore.

Protect Yourself from IRS Tax Scams

Andrew Wang | Posted 06.01.2014 | Money
Andrew Wang

With tax season upon us, taxpayers are not the only ones preparing for tax filing day. The Internal Revenue Service warns consumers that there are sophisticated scams targeting taxpayers throughout the country.

Bitcoin: the New Era of Wildcat Banking

Jason Gordo | Posted 05.27.2014 | Money
Jason Gordo

Bitcoin transactions, unlike credit card purchases, are irreversible. If you buy merchandise with bitcoins and the merchant fails to deliver, that money is now securely in his hands. There will be no third party company to go to bat for you

One-Sentence Financial Rules

The Motley Fool | Posted 03.27.2014 | Money
The Motley Fool

Ninety-nine percent of personal finance can be summarized in nine words: Work a lot, spend a little, invest the difference. Master that, and the other 2.999 billion words are filler.

How Your Credit Score and Credit Report Are Examined by Lenders

MyBankTracker | Posted 05.25.2014 | Money
MyBankTracker

Knowing the difference between a credit score and credit report can help you make the right financial decision when it comes to applying for lines of credit, and can also help you get better interest rates on loans.