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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.

A Simple Way to Build Credit for the First Time

Rob Berger | Posted 05.24.2014 | Money
Rob Berger

No credit history means no credit score. And no credit score makes lenders hesitant to give you even small amounts of credit. So how does anyone get credit in the first place?

Future Shock: Personal Finance Technology

Jim Gibson | Posted 05.24.2014 | Money
Jim Gibson

If you are feeling a bit jaded about the promises of technology to transform your personal finances, you are not alone. Since Al Gore invented the Int...

6 Lessons March Madness Can Teach on Retirement Investing

Richard Barrington | Posted 05.21.2014 | Money
Richard Barrington

Those bracket pool entries are probably the most heavily researched investments most people ever make. Perhaps some of that careful due diligence can be carried over to principles that will help people manage their retirement savings.

Calculate How Long It Will Take To Double Your Money Using 'The Rule of 72'

Bradford M. Pine | Posted 05.20.2014 | Money
Bradford M. Pine

The Rule of 72 is one of those very simple and very useful tools that you can use in many aspects of your financial life. It is most often used to answer the question, "How long will it take to double my money?"

5 Tools To Tackle Finances In Your Twenties

Lauren Bowling | Posted 05.19.2014 | Money
Lauren Bowling

Your twenties are hard enough already: matriculating from college, finding your first "real" job, moving out on your own, learning how to pay bills for the first time and learning how to navigate adult relationships without the structure of college or free flow of alcohol. It is a scary and awkward time, no one disputes that -- but mastering your finances in your twenties will reduce your stress and increase your net worth in the long run.

Manilla Mini: The Smartest Ways to Spend Your Tax Refund

Manilla.com | Posted 05.19.2014 | Money
Manilla.com

So, you just got your tax refund in the mail. What are you going to do with it? Chances are you'll probably end up spending it on something you don't really need. Why not make your money work harder for you?

How '20-Somethings' Can Get Out of Debt Pronto

Neal Frankle | Posted 05.19.2014 | Money
Neal Frankle

If you are in your 20s and in debt it can seem like a gargantuan task to throw that monkey off your back. Do not despair my young friend. It may seem impossible to clear that debt, but it's actually much easier than you think.

5 Bad Money Habits You Can Fix Right Now

Posted 03.20.2014 | OWN

By Lynn Andriani You probably don't even realize you're practicing these bad spending behaviors -- but here's how to stop (and save). Graciously...