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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...

Personal finance experts share their money horror stories

PolicyGenius | Posted 10.28.2016 | Business

This article was written by Colin Lalley of PolicyGenius. Whether it's Halloween time or not, financial horror stories can be just as spooky as a hau...

Obamacare Penalty For Uninsured Can Be A Shock At Tax Time

Laura Adams | Posted 10.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Laura Adams

If you went without health insurance this year, you might experience sticker shock at tax time when you get hit with an Obamacare penalty.

Make a Difference: Become a Financial Educator

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 10.26.2016 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

Teaching personal finance topics can be immensely rewarding because the lessons are often immediately applicable to many students' lives. Whether you'...

5 Financial Survival Tips for Small Businesses

Vicky Law | Posted 10.26.2016 | Business
Vicky Law

Small businesses struggle to get funds. Loans for small to medium-sized businesses are hard to come by to say the least. However, where there is a wil...

4 Money Myths That Are Hurting Your Savings

O, The Oprah Magazine | Joann Pan | Posted 10.26.2016 | OWN

How to keep money myths and misunderstandings from hurting your bottom line. My college roommate and I loved to “bargain shop”—a.k.a. purcha...

Ask Carrie: Credit and Debt: Ten Questions Everyone Should Answer

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 10.24.2016 | Business
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

Dear Readers, October is a great month for festivals--harvest fairs, traditional Oktoberfests and Halloween activities. But there's one event you may...

Mortgage 101: Should Borrowers Care about APR?

Jack M. Guttentag | Posted 10.24.2016 | Business
Jack M. Guttentag

While the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) changed the mortgage disclosure rules substantially last year, it did not change the APR, which ...

Bad Credit? Expect Higher Auto Insurance Premiums Despite a Good Driving Record

Laura Adams | Posted 10.23.2016 | Impact
Laura Adams

It's fairly common knowledge that credit scores play a significant role in everything from buying a house to applying for a retail credit card. What m...

The Talk Inspires Families And Friends To Talk About Money

Xaque Gruber | Posted 10.21.2016 | Impact
Xaque Gruber

In the pantheon of uncomfortable, taboo and inappropriate conversation subjects, money ranks right at the top. Yet talking about finances with family,...

Planning for Retirement: How and How Much?

Tomas Laurinavicius | Posted 10.19.2016 | Business
Tomas Laurinavicius

The idea of planning for retirement is easy - you just tuck some money away into a savings account every week or month and when you retire you'll be all set, right? If only it were that easy! It's true that planning for retirement does involve saving up over as long a period as possible, but that isn't all there is to it. Here are other factors that you need to consider if you want to have the best retirement plan possible.

The Danger of Emotional Investing

Roxana Maddahi | Posted 10.19.2016 | HuffPost Home
Roxana Maddahi

As human beings, we have the ability to do research, diversify our portfolios, and think things through, so why is it that people are underperforming the stock market by so much? The answer is emotional investment behavior. Individual investors are simply too emotional to outperform the stock market.

Stay Warm, Save Energy and Lower Your Utility Bill This Winter

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 10.19.2016 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

Do you turn the thermostat a notch higher or put on an extra sweater when it gets cold? It's a common household debate as family members try to mainta...

10 Smart Money Moves That Take 10 Minutes

NerdWallet | Posted 10.19.2016 | Business

By Alex Glenn Whatever your financial goals -- from building a nest egg to flying the coop for a dream vacation -- you're only 10 minutes away from b...

Ask Carrie: It's Open Enrollment Time. Should You Open an HSA This Year?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 10.17.2016 | Business
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

Dear Carrie, My employer is offering an HSA this year and I'm wondering if I should sign up. I've also heard that an HSA can be used as a retirement ...

Mortgage Shopping Mistakes to Avoid

Jack M. Guttentag | Posted 10.17.2016 | Business
Jack M. Guttentag

Are You a Shopper or a Client? A mortgage shopper assumes responsibility for determining the type of mortgage that best meets her needs, and finding ...

A New Fidelity Study Finds That Millennials Have Their Parents To Thank For Their Financial Responsibility

Roxana Maddahi | Posted 10.14.2016 | HuffPost Home
Roxana Maddahi

$2 Trillion in student debt and graduating into the worst recession since the Great Depression is not stopping the Millennial generation from saving, investing and planning for their retirement.

How Can I Increase My Financial Literacy?

Quora | Posted 10.14.2016 | Business

What steps can people take to be more financially literate? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions ar...

4 Proven Ways To Save Money For College You And Your Parents Need To Know About

Jack Choros | Posted 10.14.2016 | Education
Jack Choros

The price of a good education is more expensive than ever. Tuition costs for college are sky high, creating a heavy burden for students who aren't lucky enough to receive a full scholarship. Despite the high cost, a good education is still the best way to put a young person on the path towards a successfully future, making an expensive college education a necessary evil.

6 Ways to Overcome Financial Stress

Steve Siebold | Posted 10.14.2016 | Business
Steve Siebold

Financial stress hurts everyone. When employees aren't happy with their compensation and standard of living, this severely impacts a company's performance and productivity. If people are making less money, the economy starts to struggle as consumer spending is decreased. Perhaps above all else, the stress of financial worry will drastically hurt your mental and physical health.

Three Ways to Make $1 Million in Three Years or Less in the Stock Market

Timothy Sykes | Posted 10.13.2016 | Business
Timothy Sykes

There are so many people who want to make a million dollars at some point in their lives. After all, why wouldn't you want to make that much money? There are a number of ways that you can do this, but for most of us, we don't naturally have careers that will earn us a guaranteed million dollars from our salaries.