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4 Subtle Signs Your Finances Are In Trouble

Posted 09.08.2014 | OWN

By Kate Rockwood What are the money whispers that could signal long-term financial trouble? You Shop With a Reusable Bag People who skip paper ...

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Adrienne Becker | Posted 11.07.2014 | Business
Adrienne Becker

This past month I became parent to a teenager. Among the obvious anxieties this rite prompted, I also had the pleasure of learning American teens have been deemed "mediocre" when it comes to personal finance.

What Interns Need to Know About Health Insurance

PolicyGenius | Posted 11.04.2014 | Money
PolicyGenius

A few weeks ago I was quickly preparing to make the big move up to New York City from my hometown in suburban Florida. While I was finding housing, packing up all my belongings and preparing for my internship, I can't say health insurance ever crossed my mind.

Focusing on Financial Freedom May Cause a Personal Financial Meltdown

Amandah Blackwell | Posted 11.04.2014 | Money
Amandah Blackwell

Do you want financial freedom? If you're like me, you want a secure financial future, one in which you don't worry about paying the bills, you donate to your favorite causes, and easily pay for things, such as vacations, houses, cars or whatever it is you want. But what if financial freedom is the very thing that can destroy your finances?

Parents: Are You Favoring Boys Over Girls?

Judith Ward | Posted 11.03.2014 | Money
Judith Ward

In a recent survey by T. Rowe Price, we found that, across the board, boys feel they are better prepared for their financial future.

How Financially Savvy Is Your Teenager?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 11.03.2014 | Money
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

In an uncertain economic world, these kids are going to have to take care of themselves financially. Are they getting prepared?

7 Things Powerful People Don't Do

Chris Deaver | Posted 11.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Chris Deaver

Powerful people live in a healthy way and courageously embrace challenges. They connect the dots of life to bring together purpose, partnership, and power to inspire others. Check out these things that powerful people don't do so that you can become even more powerful.

What Mom Never Told You About Cash Value Life Insurance

Jim Gibson | Posted 11.02.2014 | Money
Jim Gibson

Let's go on a little exploratory trip. Let's take this whole issue of cash value and put it under the microscope. You may, in fact be shocked at what you see once you turn up the magnification.

The High Cost of a Bad Marriage

Richard Barrington | Posted 10.29.2014 | Money
Richard Barrington

Money problems are frequently cited as a source of friction in marriages, and there is no doubt that bad finances can put a strain on a marriage. However, you can also turn that around and look at it the other way: A bad marriage can put an awful strain on a couple's finances.

Past Performance Teaches Us Plenty About Saving For Future Retirement

Barry N. Koslow, J.D. | Posted 10.29.2014 | Money
Barry N. Koslow, J.D.

Investment types often trot out the cautionary phrase, "past performance does not necessarily predict future results." And for good reason. Clients must understand that their financial tomorrow is no guarantee. Yet when it comes to the question of whether we are doing enough to ensure that we won't outlive our resources in retirement, we can learn a lot from history.

Don't Wait Until You're Dying: Plan and Save for Your Funeral Now

Amandah Blackwell | Posted 10.29.2014 | Money
Amandah Blackwell

Death does not discriminate and comes to all of us in one form or another. Make sure you are prepared by planning and saving for your funeral. This way you'll get the funeral you want and won't have to come back and haunt your kids or family. You'd rather rest in peace, right?

College Savings 101: Financial Multi-Tasking

Patrick Kennedy | Posted 10.28.2014 | College
Patrick Kennedy

The words "college life" and "savings" are typically not used in the same sentence today. However, for college students preparing to move onto campus this fall, finding ways to save money may very well be as important as their academic major.

In Your 20s? 40s? 60s? The Best Financial Goals For Every Age

Simple. Thrifty. Living. | Posted 10.28.2014 | Money
Simple. Thrifty. Living.

No matter where you are in life, finances can be a big pain in the you-know-what. It doesn't get easier, no matter how much older you get. So to help, we've devised a little roadmap of goals that everyone can follow to make sure they are meeting the right financial goals for their age.

Debunking Myths Surrounding Reloadable Prepaid Cards

Tami Farrow | Posted 10.27.2014 | Money
Tami Farrow

Reloadable prepaid cards have evolved over the past few years, but many Americans are not informed on how to compare and benefit from this financial product. These cards can be very beneficial for a variety of consumers, as long as they devote the time to finding the card that's best for them.

Got Kids In Grade School? Start Their Financial Education Now!

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 10.27.2014 | Money
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

The new school year is just around the corner, and as I think about the importance of financial education, I want to remind all parents -- and grandparents -- that it's never too early to help kids learn about money.

The Truth About Going to College and Getting Into Debt

Amandah Blackwell | Posted 10.27.2014 | Money
Amandah Blackwell

Wouldn't it be wonderful if you could make your own decisions by meditating and listening to that small still voice that whispers, 'Don't go to college; you're not ready yet. Save your money instead.'

Understanding Scarcity

Michael Neill | Posted 10.26.2014 | Business
Michael Neill

Economics is a vast and complex field, but in some ways it can be reduced down to one simple principle.

Everyday Ways College Students Can Save

WiserAdvisor.com | Posted 10.26.2014 | College
WiserAdvisor.com

If you want to emerge from college with your finances intact, you need to get smart about how you spend your money. It's time for a crash course in savings. Got your notepad ready?

You're Out Of Debt, Have Savings, And Are On Track For Retirement. What's Next?

LearnVest | Posted 10.26.2014 | Money
LearnVest

Congratulations! You're one of the lucky, financially diligent few who have your basic financial security numbers -- that is, retirement, credit card debt and emergency savings -- under control, and you deserve a big pat on the back. But the big question remains: Now what?

5 Steps to Financial Freedom

Leisa Peterson | Posted 10.26.2014 | Money
Leisa Peterson

when we learn how to change our money mindset so we think creatively and divergently, whereby allowing our problems, even those with money, to be addressed with an endless range of solutions, we take control of our own lives and leave the machine behind.

Advancing Past Average: PISA's Financial Literacy Assessment Shows United States Has A Long Way To Go

Shannon Schuyler | Posted 10.25.2014 | Money
Shannon Schuyler

"Average is not good enough." I couldn't agree more with that statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan about financial literacy. Yet average is what the United States is, according to the Programme for International Student Assessment's (PISA) recently released financial literacy data.

Are People Ditching Banks And Going Online For Loans?

Simple. Thrifty. Living. | Posted 10.22.2014 | Business
Simple. Thrifty. Living.

In the past, if you needed a loan for your car, home improvements or to consolidate your credit cards, you would need to get dressed up and head down to the bank to beg for money. The Internet has made things a little easier.

Personal-Finance Hack Courtesy of Harvard

Jim Gibson | Posted 10.21.2014 | Money
Jim Gibson

Hey, it's OK, you are not alone. Seems like everybody is looking for the easy button, the get-out-of-jail-free card, a set of personal-finance hacks t...

5 Household Budget Templates That Will Help If You Actually Stick With It

Bob Lotich | Posted 10.20.2014 | Money
Bob Lotich

If you are like many, the challenging economy has caused us to take a look at our personal finances and consider making a budget. Good news! Budgeting doesn't have to be painful!

3 Ways To Improve Your Credit Score In Less Than 5 Minutes

Simple. Thrifty. Living. | Posted 10.20.2014 | Money
Simple. Thrifty. Living.

If you are looking to buy a car, rent an apartment or take out a loan, you need to make sure that your credit score is at it's best. While it takes seven years for most derogatory items on your credit report to be removed, there are a few things you can do to raise your credit score sooner.