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Make Sure Every Dollar You Give to Charity Counts

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 10.12.2016 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

According to the Giving USA's* 2016 Annual Report on Philanthropy, 2015 was America's most generous year for charitable giving -- individual Americans...

Ask Carrie: Five Ways to Prepare for a Financial Emergency

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 10.10.2016 | Business
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

Dear Readers, What would happen if you were hit with an unexpected medical bill, a layoff, or your adult son or daughter needed a quick loan to get o...

Prepare for Retirement Emergencies with a HECM Reverse Mortgage

Jack M. Guttentag | Posted 10.10.2016 | Business
Jack M. Guttentag

In a recent article on this topic in US News and World Report, Emily Brandon discussed three common emergencies that the elderly often encounter and h...

4 Money Lessons From Rapper Dee-1

NerdWallet | Posted 10.06.2016 | Business
NerdWallet

Most musicians give lousy financial advice. Whether it's Madonna's "Material Girl" or Puff Daddy's "It's All About the Benjamins," many give the impr...

4 Ways To Avoid Overpaying For Life Insurance

PolicyGenius | Posted 10.06.2016 | Healthy Living
PolicyGenius

Never assume you're uninsurable, and never assume that you'll have to pay a lot to get affordable life insurance. With these four tips, you can make life insurance part of your financial safety net.

Graduated and On Your Own: Now What?

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 10.05.2016 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

Fall is here and school is back in session but for many graduates, it's out for good. If you're a recent high school or college graduate, this might b...

College Education? 3 Ways to Quickly Improve Your Credit Score

Devishobha Ramanan | Posted 10.05.2016 | Teen
Devishobha Ramanan

As parents, we can directly impact kids' attitude and beliefs towards money. However, certain inflection points in the child's life, like a college education or a major career option will warrant not only educating them on money, but also might warrant some quick arrangement of money for unforeseen expenditure.

Savings For The Future: The Private Sector Fighting Poverty

Jeroo Billimoria | Posted 10.06.2016 | Business
Jeroo Billimoria

My work in empowering youth began when I was working with street children in Mumbai. I noticed many of them were creative and entrepreneurial in their...

Ask Carrie: Women and Money: Are You in Control of Your Finances?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 10.07.2016 | Women
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

Dear Carrie, I'm a single woman, just turned 40, and recently got a new job with a significant salary increase. This is a wakeup call that it's time ...

If You Need a Mortgage to Buy a House, You Also Need an Appraisal

Jack M. Guttentag | Posted 10.03.2016 | Business
Jack M. Guttentag

"I used your site to connect with one of your certified loan providers... While I provided all the documentation they asked for in a timely manner, th...

3 Jobs You May Have Not Thought Of To Help Pay For College

Megan Brame-Finkelstein | Posted 09.30.2016 | College
Megan Brame-Finkelstein

If you're looking for a way to pay for school that doesn't involve schlepping diet coke's or fighting with a fax machine, give one of these 3 flexible jobs a try.

Inspiring Students To Succeed In A Global Economy

Joseph Peri | Posted 09.30.2016 | Business
Joseph Peri

We all know that simply telling students to make good financial decisions does not really affect behavior.

The 3 Best Budgeting Apps For Freelancers

PolicyGenius | Posted 09.29.2016 | Technology
PolicyGenius

Being a freelancer makes budgeting at least twice as difficult as being a salaryman: You have to build a personal budget and a business budget, making sure that the books stay clean and the IRS has no reason to audit you.

Using Technology To Make Financial Education More Effective For Minorities

Dr. Lewis Mandell | Posted 09.29.2016 | Business
Dr. Lewis Mandell

Since the financial literacy movement began to gain popularity some 20 years ago, many goodhearted people have believed that the consequences of bad f...

How to Tackle Your Grocery Bill

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 09.28.2016 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

Most of us have been there. You ran to the grocery store for one essential item, but as you pushed your shopping cart through the aisles, seeing heaps...

Why Teaching Financial Literacy to Seminarians Makes Sense

Theodore R. Daniels | Posted 09.28.2016 | Business
Theodore R. Daniels

Financial literacy skills are a key to economic health, yet too few Americans have even a basic knowledge of how to manage their personal finances. Th...

Ask Carrie: How Should Millennials Save for Retirement?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 09.26.2016 | Business
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

Dear Carrie, I'm 28 and have a good job. My company offers a 401(k) but I haven't signed up yet-- mostly because I don't understand if it's the best ...

The Four Essential Millennial Money Moves

Lauren Bowling | Posted 09.25.2016 | Education
Lauren Bowling

Although things appear to be on the mend (economically) from where they were five short years ago, there's still been much talk of millennial spending and saving habits.

"Buy One, Get One Free?" There is No Such Thing!

Jack M. Guttentag | Posted 09.25.2016 | Business
Jack M. Guttentag

The food market closest to my home went out of business recently, and was replaced by a supermarket chain. In most respects, the new store is an impro...

My Minimalism Make Over Discoveries

Canna Campbell | Posted 09.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Canna Campbell

After experiencing the profound emotional, mental and energetic benefits from decluttering my home, I decided that I wanted to experiment with this way of living and see what other areas that I could "shine" this liberating way of life.

What College Students Should Learn About Money

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 09.21.2016 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

As you prepare for a new year at college, managing your money may be the last thing on your mind. Maybe you're more focused on registering for courses...

What Changes in Medicare Can You Expect for 2017?

Laura Adams | Posted 09.20.2016 | Impact
Laura Adams

If you'll become eligible for Medicare soon or you're already a recipient, it's smart to learn what changes are on the horizon for next year so you can be prepared.

Wells Fargo: Will They (We) Ever Learn?

Ken Weber | Posted 09.19.2016 | Business
Ken Weber

An unfortunate side effect of the heated presidential campaign is that it sucks away important stories from the daily headlines. One example has to be the disgrace at Wells Fargo, one of America's largest banks. It's a mind-boggling scam with far reaching implications, yet it's received scant coverage in the general media.

Ask Carrie: Got Grandkids? Want to Help Them Learn Good Money Habits?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 09.19.2016 | Education
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

Dear Readers, Have you heard of National Grandparents Day? While it may not be widely known or celebrated, it's officially designated as the first Su...

Should Wells Fargo Execs Responsible For Bilking Customers Be Forced To Return Their Pay?

The Conversation US | Posted 09.19.2016 | Business
The Conversation US

At the very least, don't Wells Fargo's customers have a reasonable expectation that executives who profited off their misfortune be required to return some of their ill-gotten gains?