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5 Survival Tips for Building Your Business On the Side | Posted 11.09.2015 | Black Voices

It proved near impossible, for me to seriously work on my business once I got home from work because of all of distractions -- cable, Facebook, Twitter, and my bed. But I had to come to a point where what I wanted for myself in the future became more important than giving in to my laziness in the present.

10 Different Ways to Save for College... and How They Affect Your Ability to Get Aid

Scott Weingold | Posted 11.06.2015 | College
Scott Weingold

It's one of the most common questions I get -- "What's the best way to save for college?". Or the other one that's popular nowadays -- "Is a 529 plan the best way to save for college?" So I thought I'd address that here.

Should You Buy or Rent Your Home? The Answer Is More Complex Than You Think

Ken Johnson | Posted 11.06.2015 | Business
Ken Johnson

Whether they should they rent or buy a home is one of the toughest financial decisions Americans face. The factors at play in making this decision revolve around not only where you are, but also who you are.

10 Signs You're Addicted to Online Shopping

Marlynn Wei, MD, JD | Posted 11.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Marlynn Wei, MD, JD

Online businesses nowadays always seem to know what we want and how to drive us toward their shopping carts, even when we are just on Facebook or browsing online. That pair of shoes you looked at last week pops up in the corner of your screen like a stealth shopping mousetrap.

Making Holidays Bright -- and Affordable

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 11.13.2015 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

The winter holidays often have a bad reputation as the most budget-busting time of the year, but with proper planning, they don't have to be.

11 Sly Ways Good Credit Will Tempt You into Bad Debt | Posted 11.04.2015 | Money

Have an excellent credit score? That's great, but don't go cueing up the Rocky theme song as your personal soundtrack or crowning yourself a credit master.

How Your Ego Is Sabotaging Your Retirement

GOBankingRates | Posted 11.04.2015 | Business

By Gina Horkey, Contributor As diligent as you have been about saving for retirement, your ego might have been quietly working against you the whole...

What to Do If You Lose Your Car Insurance

NerdWallet | Posted 11.04.2015 | Business

They're the words no one wants to hear from an insurance agent: "We can no longer provide coverage for your vehicle." There are two ways you might be...

3 Bluntly Simple Personal Finance Advice That Work Miracles

Elena Prokopets | Posted 11.03.2015 | Business
Elena Prokopets

I have never earned a lot, but I always had the money -- both for essential things and some random spending on things I like. Travels, for instance. Pursuing a location independent lifestyle, hobbies and a lifestyle business, rather than a soul-crushing corporate career.

Student Debt Is Already a Hallmark Issue for 2016

Andrew Josuweit | Posted 11.04.2015 | Politics
Andrew Josuweit

As exciting as it is to see student debt already at the forefront of the election, it's hard to get too optimistic for change when Congress has demonstrated an unwillingness to advance legislation that would provide relief to those buried in student debt.

What's the Best Life Insurance Policy for a Young Family?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 11.02.2015 | Business
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

Dear Carrie, My husband and I are in our thirties and have a three-year-old. I'm thinking that we should have a life insurance policy, but the choice...

Demystifying Financial Literacy for African Americans

Tiffany Aliche | Posted 10.30.2015 | Black Voices
Tiffany Aliche

The Rainbow Push Coalition has partnered with Chevrolet and created Money Matters, a new workshop series created specifically to help African American consumers demystify the complexities of financial literacy and improve their financial grade.

Car Insurance Injury Claims Down, Costs Up

NerdWallet | Posted 10.30.2015 | Business

People are less likely to get hurt or die in car accidents, or file a car insurance claim, than they were a decade ago. But the average injury cost ...

In The Land of Fairy Tales and Unicorns, Big Data Stands Tall

Yee Lee | Posted 10.29.2015 | Technology
Yee Lee

Where else but Silicon Valley do "Unicorns" munch lazily among Redwood cities, venture capitalists spout fountains gold promising everlasting returns, and entrepreneurial princes try their hand at pulling cash from stone.

I Still Know What You Did (With Your Money) Last Summer

David A. Dedman | Posted 10.29.2015 | Business
David A. Dedman

I love food! I love variety of food. So I eat out because of that. Other times it's because I'm in a hurry or just plain lazy. The problem is that it is pretty expensive when you get in this habit.

3 Weird Ways Technology Makes Us Overspend | Pam Masin | Posted 10.29.2015 | OWN

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No Clarity From the Fed, so More Volatility Ahead

Sara Zervos | Posted 10.28.2015 | Business
Sara Zervos

statement. They are still worried, so they will watch the next month's worth of data on labor markets and inflation before they make up their minds. What?!

5 Early Black Friday Predictions

MoneyTips | Posted 10.28.2015 | Business

How do you know whether Black Friday prices will be better than any reference prices or deals earlier in the year? You can make your best guess based on your own shopping experience, or you can consult websites like

Moving Soon? Keep Costs Under Control

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 11.09.2015 | Money
Nathaniel Sillin

Whether you're considering relocation for a new job or closer proximity to family, it's important to figure in the cost of your move. Even if you're o...

America: Land of the Free and the Financially Illiterate

Kelsey Clark | Posted 10.27.2015 | Education
Kelsey Clark

Turns out the most indebted generation to date is the least equipped to manage their debt. Like we didn't know that already.

Another Shot of Steroids From the Central Bank Doctors

Sara Zervos | Posted 10.27.2015 | Business
Sara Zervos

Back in 2008, the global economy was severely injured, and policymakers have been struggling to provide the right medicine to heal it.

Happy Halloween! 10 Tips to Treat Yourself to a More Secure Financial Future.

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 10.26.2015 | Business
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

Halloween comes once a year, but smart money management means staying on top of things year-round. Start using these tips now -- and enjoy this holiday and all the holidays to come.

10 Interview Mistakes That Could Cost You Your Next Job

GOBankingRates | Posted 10.26.2015 | Business

Knowing what to do in an interview -- and what not to do -- can make or break your job hunt. Apart from the more obvious interview mistakes, such as a poor appearance, limp handshake or lack of eye content, some mistakes might not immediately come to mind. 

How Big Should Emergency Funds Be? | Posted 10.26.2015 | Black Voices

For the record, an emergency fund is an account that's earmarked for spending on urgent, unplanned situations only. By the way, a new pair of shoes, a shiny gadget, or your favorite steak dinner at a four-star restaurant is not an emergency.

9 Essential Elements of Your Annual Financial Checkup

NerdWallet | Posted 10.23.2015 | Business

Every year, you get poked and prodded by your doctor to ensure you're in good health. You should take similar care of your financial well-being with an annual checkup of essentials, such as your credit situation, retirement savings and life insurance.