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Retirement Ahead: Do You Have Enough Exposure To Stocks?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 06.25.2014 | Money
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

Worry about market volatility keeps a lot of retirees out of the stock market, but I believe it's important not to let that concern override everything else. While it's recommended that people gradually move away from stocks and toward fixed-income investments in retirement, as you can see, it's also important to retain some stock exposure.

Millennials And Retirement Readiness: Reframing The Conversation

Patrick Kennedy | Posted 06.24.2014 | Money
Patrick Kennedy

Famed investor Warren Buffett once said, "The best investment you can make is in yourself." This statement holds great promise in helping to advance the state of retirement readiness for many Americans, especially today's 77 million millennials born between 1980 and 2000 -- most of whom are just embarking on their professional lives.

American Wealth: An IRS Exposé

Manilla.com | Posted 06.24.2014 | Money
Manilla.com

This article was written by Simon Moore, of FutureAdvisor, for bill and account management service Manilla.com. An old game of cat-and-mouse plays ou...

Are Your Financial Goals SMART?

Jason Gordo | Posted 06.24.2014 | Money
Jason Gordo

How do you overcome the "ostrich approach" to retirement planning, and finance in general? By adopting goals that are SMART. "SMART" is an old business school acronym that stands for Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-Bound.

4 Tips For Tidying Your Finances This Spring

Jacob Gold | Posted 04.24.2014 | Money
Jacob Gold

As warmer weather arrives and households tackle spring cleaning to-dos, it is the perfect time to bring a simplified approach to your finances and "clean house."

Still Waiting on Your Tax Refund? Find Out When It'll Arrive

MyBankTracker | Posted 06.24.2014 | Money
MyBankTracker

The 2014 tax season may be over, but many Americans are still eagerly anticipating their tax refunds. Knowing that they'll get money back, they probab...

The 4 Laziest Ways to Improve Your Credit

Adam Levin | Posted 06.24.2014 | Money
Adam Levin

Most people know it's important to have good credit, but they don't want to spend too much time worrying about it. The good news is that you can be pretty lazy and still improve your credit.

7 Financial Tips Every College Student Should Know

WiserAdvisor.com | Posted 06.23.2014 | College
WiserAdvisor.com

College is an exciting time, but it's also an expensive time. With the average debt for graduating seniors hovering around $29,000 (according to CNN), every incoming freshman should be taking a crash course in College Finances 101.

Which Fees Cost You the Most?

Manilla.com | Posted 06.22.2014 | Money
Manilla.com

Vendors use the bait-and-switch tactic of hidden fees because the deeper you get in the purchasing process, the more incentives you have to complete it.

The Keys To Getting Millennials Financially Educated

Nandita Bakhshi | Posted 06.22.2014 | Money
Nandita Bakhshi

Year after year in the United States, we have celebrated Financial Literacy Month in April. Yet it seems that we still lack a sufficient understanding of young people's experiences with and attitudes towards financial literacy.

How My Husband and I Raise Money-Smart Kids

MyBankTracker | Posted 06.22.2014 | Money
MyBankTracker

One of the most practical ways that we impart money savvy to our children is by constantly reinforcing the notion that money isn't just for spending.

Money Management Lessons From A Teenage Entrepreneur

Austin McHenry | Posted 06.21.2014 | Money
Austin McHenry

A survey released this month by the Council for Economic Education found that fewer than half of states require an economics course as a high school graduation requirement, and only 17 states require a personal finance course. Fortunately, I was already armed.

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.