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What Happens To Debt When You Die? | Posted 09.16.2016 | Fifty

By Jocelyn Baird, Though it isn’t a topic many people like to talk about, we’re all going to die someday, and making preparations ...

How 3 Personal Finance Bloggers Collectively Paid Off Over $300,000 in Debt

NerdWallet | Posted 09.15.2016 | Business

By Laura McMullen Chances are that you and most people you know have debt, and few of you are discussing it -- let alone blogging about it. But some ...

The Top 50 People You Need to Know at FinCon 2016

John Rampton | Posted 09.15.2016 | Business
John Rampton

With so many opportunities to network, this is the perfect time to get to know some of the top people from these industries to learn more and make connections.

Applying for the Wrong Credit Cards Can Just Make Bad Credit Worse

NerdWallet | Posted 09.14.2016 | Business

by Virginia C. McGuire If you have bad credit, figuring out which credit cards are right for someone with a credit history like yours is especially i...

Fintech is Changing Money Management for the Better

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 09.14.2016 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

Are you stressed about managing your money? Most of us are at one time or another. Whether you are trying to track your spending or invest spare chang...

5 Ways To Raise A Saver, Not A Spender

Mallory Moyer | Posted 09.14.2016 | Parents

You may not have much influence over your kids’ athletic interests or their questionable fashion choices, but you just so happen to be in the perfec...

Laid Off and Worried About Money: What to Do Next?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 09.12.2016 | Education
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

Dear Carrie, I'm a 59-year-old widow and was just recently laid off. Retiring early isn't an option, but I want to prepare for a possibly long stint ...

HECM Reverse Mortgages: A Strategy For Seniors

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

Many senior homeowners are attracted to the idea of using a reverse mortgage to draw additional funds, but are so fearful of making a costly mistake i...

5 Ways to Optimize Savings When Bundling Insurance Policies

Laura Adams | Posted 09.09.2016 | Impact
Laura Adams

There's money to be saved by bundling your insurance policies -- and plenty of it. According to a recent study we completed at insuranceQuotes, U.S. ...

What to Look for in a Credit Card for Bad Credit

NerdWallet | Posted 09.09.2016 | Business

by Virginia C. McGuire If you're one of the millions of Americans with bad credit, it's easy to feel like you have to accept whatever terms a credit...

NerdWallet's Best Credit Card Tips for September 2016

NerdWallet | Posted 09.09.2016 | Business

by Ellen Cannon While you may have had your financial planning on the back burner for the summer, September is a good time to heat things up. Her...

Preparing To Become a Caregiver

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 09.09.2016 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

Becoming a caregiver for an aging relative is a profound expression of love. You may find that you will begin to take on many of the responsibilities ...

5 Strategies I Used to Pay Off $81,000 In Student Loans

Credit Karma | Posted 09.08.2016 | Business
Credit Karma

By Melanie Lockert, Content Writer at Credit Karma Two degrees, nine years and over $81,000 later, I did something I had been dreaming about for years...

Does Adele Have Bad Credit?

Jeanne Kelly | Posted 09.06.2016 | Celebrity
Jeanne Kelly

Adele - she's an amazing singer and one of the world's most successful performers. Her list of awards and honors is long and very well deserved, and s...

Ask Carrie: What's the Best Way to Rebalance Your Portfolio?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 09.06.2016 | Education
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

Dear Carrie, I've recently read that it might be better to rebalance my portfolio when the percentages get too far "out of whack" rather than on an a...

Maximize Your Largest Source of Wealth This Labor Day

Douglas P. McCormick | Posted 09.06.2016 | Business
Douglas P. McCormick

If a picture is worth a thousand words, the chart below is worth several million dollars. It shows that the largest source of wealth is not your money...

How To Know Whether Mortgage Refinancing Pays

Jack M. Guttentag | Posted 09.05.2016 | Business
Jack M. Guttentag

no-brainer; you don't need much analysis to know that refinancing into today's rates will pay. The only possible reason that such mortgages still exist is a marked deterioration in the borrowers' credit, in the value of the home, or in the borrower's mental capacity.

5 Things Newlyweds Should Consider Before Opening A Joint Account

Credit Karma | Posted 09.02.2016 | Weddings
Credit Karma

By Louis DeNicola, Content Writer at Credit Karma You’ve tied the knot and are happily married. Congratulations! Now that you’ve decided to share ...

Back-to-School Tech for Your Children

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 08.31.2016 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

It's increasingly common to find classrooms filled with the blue hue of computer and tablet screens. Early education or postgraduate work, there's a s...

Why Central Bankers Have Not Lost The War On Gold And Never Will?

Sol Palha | Posted 08.31.2016 | Business
Sol Palha

They might lose a battle or two, but wars is a composition of battles, and when it comes to war, these guys never lose, as their principle is simple. They take no prisoners, shoot to kill and ask questions only if you survive the onslaught of bullets.

Getting Your S**t Together, With An Audience

The Huffington Post | Jillian Capewell | Posted 08.31.2016 | Arts

I was at dinner with my boyfriend, telling him about a podcast I’d listened to earlier that day. It was about personal finance, I’d told him, and ...

Do Large Mortgage Principal Payments Reduce Monthly Payments?

Jack M. Guttentag | Posted 08.30.2016 | Business
Jack M. Guttentag

On home mortgages, a large payment to principal reduces the loan balance, and with it the "fully-amortizing monthly payment", or FAMP. FAMP is the lev...

The Secret to a Peaceful Divorce and saving on Attorney Fees

Karen McMahon | Posted 08.23.2016 | Divorce
Karen McMahon

There are obvious differences in perspectives and opinions between people. How individuals approach their perspectives and opinions determines how much emotional and financial carnage they'll experience as they navigate their way through divorce.

3 Reasons Your Credit Score's Name Doesn't Matter

Odysseas Papadimitriou | Posted 08.23.2016 | Business
Odysseas Papadimitriou

Don't get me wrong: Your credit standing is extremely important. And you'd better care about it if you like saving money. But as long as you're monitoring your standing with the help of a reputable score, neither how it's branded nor what version it happens to be really matters.

Ask Carrie: Can Money Make You Happy? Three Things to Think About.

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 08.22.2016 | Business
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

Dear Readers, Although my weekly columns are usually about the everyday practical side of managing money, to me there's also a philosophical side to ...