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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.

How Are You Planning to Approach 2012? Are You a Resolver or Do You Have an Alternate Plan?

Kathleen Gurney | Posted 03.18.2012 | Business
Kathleen Gurney

In my business of giving people insight into their financial behavior, I see very different approaches to life planning with very different results.

Smart Money Lessons From Everyday Savers

Dan Greenshields | Posted 03.13.2012 | Business
Dan Greenshields

Strong finances are enabled by good habits. These suggestions from everyday people can easily be incorporated into your financial life. Take control of your finances in 2012 -- one small decision at a time.

Suze Orman Advises Huff/Post50 Readers

Posted 01.11.2012 | Fifty

Financial expert Suze Orman visited AOL Studios in New York this week. She offered financial advice for Huff/Post 50 readers, counseling one couple ab...

Suze Orman Answers Your Questions

Posted 01.11.2012 | College

Are you struggling with the fine print on your loan package? We've brought you the expert herself. Suze Orman, host of The Suze Orman Show, is a pe...

How to Fend Off Financial Trolls

J.D. Roth | Posted 03.12.2012 | Business
J.D. Roth

Note: It's a rare thing, but it happens once or twice a year: Life has reared its ugly head, and there's no fresh story for you this morning. Instead...

Financially De-Stress In 2012

M. Lin | Posted 10.24.2014 | Women
M. Lin

If we could sum it up, we'd say: Mo' money, mo' problems. No money, mo' problems. But it doesn't have to be this way.

A Quick Way To Make Your New Year Cheaper

SavvySugar | Posted 01.05.2012 | Women

It's a new year and a new you! We're kicking off a short series detailing 12 helpful tips to start off the year right, whether it be to advance your c...

Katherine Bindley

Crucial Info Women Don't Know About Money: LearnVest Survey | Katherine Bindley | Posted 01.04.2012 | Women

There's a familiar but grating stereotype that women are frivolous when it comes to money (here's looking at you "Confessions of a Shopaholic," Lily A...

Credit Card Interest Rates Hit Record Highs As Companies Market More Aggressively

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 01.04.2012 | Business

If one of your New Year's resolutions is to pay off your credit card debt, be advised that it's getting harder all the time. That's because credit car...

2011: The Year of Buck-Passing

Richard Barrington | Posted 03.05.2012 | Business
Richard Barrington

Looking back, 2011 may be remembered as the year that world leaders passed the buck. And much to the chagrin of people with savings accounts< and other interest-bearing deposits, this flurry of buck-passing may have doomed them to another year of low interest rates.

Stories That Will Shape 2012 for Deposits

Richard Barrington | Posted 03.04.2012 | Business
Richard Barrington

Certainly, 2011 did not lack for big news stories. What's more, some of the major events of 2011 will help determine the course of the economy in 2012.

Lessons From the School of Hard Knocks

Don McNay | Posted 03.04.2012 | Small Business
Don McNay

After nearly 30 years of helping people with their money, I figured out long ago that financial issues were rarely about rates of return or asset allocation. Money is usually about emotions. Most of the time, people are using money to buy something that is missing in their lives.

Catherine New

Why Gen Y Still Invests In Stocks | Catherine New | Posted 12.30.2011 | Business

People born in the 1980s are more into the stock market than one might think, according to one new study. While analysts have worried that the volatil...

Card Hub's 6 Credit Predictions for 2012 Offer Glimpse of Future for Consumers' Wallets

Odysseas Papadimitriou | Posted 02.25.2012 | Business
Odysseas Papadimitriou

The credit industry affects all facets of personal finance and being ahead of the curve when it comes to credit issues could certainly help you save money and thereby lower stress. At the very least, you might learn something new!

Choosing a Retirement Community Is No Easy Job

Irvin G. Schorsch III | Posted 02.22.2012 | Fifty
Irvin G. Schorsch III

Selecting the right senior living community is an important decision that involves more than choosing a floor plan -- it's about security, quality of life and lifestyle.

The Family Plan: Managing Life in a Multigenerational Household

Daily Finance | Sheryl Nance-Nash | Posted 12.23.2011 | Black Voices

Eight years ago, Charlie McGloughlin and his wife, Amy, extended a helping hand to his parents. His dad was in poor health, and his disability had red...

Learn More About Money From an Investment Group

J.D. Roth | Posted 02.20.2012 | Business
J.D. Roth

For me, one of the best ways to learn about money is by listening to others who have been successful. I've found it profitable to seek out mentors, for instance. Plus, I like to gather with groups of like-minded folks to share ideas.

Bank Outlook 2012: Six Trends to Watch

Richard Barrington | Posted 02.20.2012 | Business
Richard Barrington

Will customers be treated to higher deposit or higher fees? Or will a wild card such as technology dominate banking news in 2012?

HILARIOUS: 'Shopping Math?'

Laura Zigman | Posted 02.14.2012 | Women
Laura Zigman

"Creative Accounting" isn't just for big banks and big business! Anyone can do it!