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Which Generation Is Smartest About Credit?

The Huffington Post | Erica Smith | Posted 02.18.2012 | Fifty

Not all credit scores are created equal. New research from Experian provides a glimpse into how different generations handle debt and finances. Th...

Smart Money Apps for City Living

Camilla Webster | Posted 04.18.2012 | New York
Camilla Webster

The following apps have changed my financial life, my health and my creativity. They're not the new "in" thing; they are money tools I've used for a year or more, which give me time to enjoy my life in NYC.

Best Credit Cards For Rebuilding Credit in 2012

Curtis Arnold | Posted 04.16.2012 | Business
Curtis Arnold

If you're serious about rebuilding your credit score after a bankruptcy or repossession, secured credit cards will force you learn two crucial skills: how to save and how to spend strategically.

Looking For Your Tax Refund? Good Luck Finding It

Posted 02.15.2012 | Business

Where is my refund? It's a question Americans are probably asking themselves increasingly as they file their taxes. But they might have trouble fin...

Lessons from Greece for the U.S.

Richard Barrington | Posted 04.15.2012 | Business
Richard Barrington

Politicians want to create the illusion that they can balance the budget without tax increases or spending cuts. Denying responsibility in this way is the same kind of poor leadership that has led to Greece's predicament.

Talking Finances With Your Valentine

Jason Alderman | Posted 04.15.2012 | Business
Jason Alderman

On Valentine's Day, don't kill the mood with talk of budgets; but do make sure that before too much time passes, you reopen the doors of financial communication so you know you're both working toward the same goals.

6 Budget-Friendly Ways To Celebrate Valentine's Day

SavvySugar | Posted 02.10.2012 | Women

Valentine's Day is not just a holiday for couples - it's a holiday of love, which makes it the perfect time to celebrate your love for yourself or for...

Best Credit Cards for Valentine's Day

Curtis Arnold | Posted 04.10.2012 | Business
Curtis Arnold

Even though it falls on the same date every year, Valentine's Day still takes many of us by surprise. Fortunately, some of the best rewards credit cards can help treat your loved one to a February 14 they won't forget.

The Fed's New Transparency: Too Much information?

Richard Barrington | Posted 04.10.2012 | Business
Richard Barrington

A series of inaccurate forecasts could make people doubt the ability of the FOMC. Opinions on the new reporting detail will vary, but ultimately the verdict may lay in the hands of whoever eventually succeeds Ben Bernanke as Fed chairman.

Can Money Buy Freedom?

J.D. Roth | Posted 04.09.2012 | Business
J.D. Roth

Money can't buy happiness, it can't buy love, and it can't buy freedom either. But money does make obtaining these goals much, much easier.

Job Growth Raises Hopes for the Economy

Richard Barrington | Posted 04.09.2012 | Business
Richard Barrington

While the latest jobs report was a home run, the long-term question remains: Can the momentum be sustained?

Surf's Up! Balance Transfers Are Back

Ellen Cannon | Posted 04.08.2012 | Business
Ellen Cannon

Balance transfer deals became scarce following the financial crisis of 2008 as credit card issuers pulled back on their offers. In 2011, though, this started to change, and many new balance transfer offers are anticipated this year.

WATCH: Sh*t Girls Say About Money

M. Lin | Posted 10.24.2014 | Women
M. Lin

This video is dedicated to all of you out there who have ever ignored a bill, prayed to the ATM or just had to have those "breakup earrings" (and besides, they were on sale!).

Initial GDP Estimate: Hope for Interest Rates?

Richard Barrington | Posted 04.03.2012 | Business
Richard Barrington

The initial estimate released Friday for fourth-quarter GDP hinted at something long missing from the U.S. economy: positive momentum. But can it be sustained?

What Women Need to Realize About Financial Security

Kristen Houghton | Posted 04.01.2012 | Women
Kristen Houghton

You can never be too careful with your health or your finances. Both of them in good shape create security.

Budget Friendly-Night In? Host A Clothing Swap!

SavvySugar | Posted 01.30.2012 | Women

Save money and revamp your wardrobe all at once by hosting a clothing swap with your friends. Not only will you get a chance to clean out your closet,...

The Calculus of Convenience

J.D. Roth | Posted 03.27.2012 | Business
J.D. Roth

For several years now, I've lived in a sort of financial sweet spot. After paying off my debt, I realized that Kris and I had everything we really w...

Can You Hear Me Now? Doesn't Matter -- Just Email Me!

Ebong Eka | Posted 03.25.2012 | Business
Ebong Eka

Maybe it was good for the consumer that the AT&T and T-mobile merger didn't happen. More importantly, with the exponential increase in data usage, "Can You Hear Me Now? (TM)" will no longer apply. Just send me an email instead!

What Your Parents Can Actually Help With (Hint: It's Not Dating)

| Laura McMullen | Posted 01.24.2012 | Home

Most high school students don't spend their time fretting over mortgages, stock prices, or their 401(k) plans, but they are at an age when smaller fin...

Please, Don't Save for College

Jacoba Urist | Posted 03.25.2012 | College
Jacoba Urist

Here are the four financial goals I believe every family should reach before they think about putting cash in their kiddo's college fund.

When Friends and Family Ask for Money: 5 Things to Consider

Stacey Tisdale | Posted 03.24.2012 | Black Voices
Stacey Tisdale

Lending money to family and friends is a big issue in our community. These transactions are as much emotional as they are financial, and they rarely end well. Here are five things to consider before you open your wallet or your checkbook for a loved one.

Retirement Planner: Minimizing Tax Hit On After-Tax Money | Posted 01.21.2012 | Fifty

When mutual funds investing in stocks throughout the year buy and sell different companies, they generate profitable trades (hopefully) that add up to...

European Debt Downgrade Unikely to Budge Interest Rates

Richard Barrington | Posted 03.20.2012 | Business
Richard Barrington

As bad as it sounds, it really is a confirmation of a long-recognized problem rather than a sign of new trouble.

Credit Cards May Not Be So Bad, After All

Don McNay | Posted 03.19.2012 | Business
Don McNay

I went over a decade without a credit card. I've proven you can live without them. Now I am saying that some people, especially small business owners, might want to think about getting a card and using it wisely. Why the change?

The Best 4 Years of Your Life... Are Over: 5 Financial Steps for 20-Somethings

Justine Rivero | Posted 03.18.2012 | College
Justine Rivero

Now is the time to finally stop making excuses and start being "growed up" with your finances with these five steps.