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Money Mumbo-Jumbo: What's The Difference Between Large and Small Cap Stocks?

David A. Dedman | Posted 10.19.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

If you're scratching your head wondering exactly what it means, you're not alone.

5 Things You Won't Believe Hurt Your Credit Score

NextAdvisor.com | Posted 10.18.2014 | Money
NextAdvisor.com

Deciphering your credit score can be difficult, especially if you don't know all the ways you can be hurting it. Your credit is not only attached to your credit card use, but with many everyday financial activities.

3 Smart Ways To Use Credit Cards To Help Offset Wedding Costs

Simple. Thrifty. Living. | Posted 10.15.2014 | Weddings
Simple. Thrifty. Living.

This might sound like the worst idea, but sometimes putting some wedding costs on a credit card can actually make good financial sense. You just need to be careful with how you use it.

Is Your Banker Like Gordon Gekko ... or Darth Vader?

Richard Barrington | Posted 10.15.2014 | Money
Richard Barrington

People don't tend to feel warm and fuzzy about their bankers, in part because bankers have a nasty habit of doing things to alienate their customers. At their worst, bankers can almost live up to the evil embodied in the most twisted characters in movie history.

Millennials: Before You Spend Another Dollar, STOP and Read These Tips! Don't Go Broke

Amandah Blackwell | Posted 10.15.2014 | Money
Amandah Blackwell

4 Tips for Finding the Perfect Credit Card

Credit Karma | Posted 10.15.2014 | Money
Credit Karma

The marketplace for credit cards is more complicated than ever. Points programs, cash back plans and variable interest rates all have consumers drowning in the fine print, trying to make some sense of what they're applying for.

9 Money Habits That Will Put You On The Path To Wealth

LearnVest | Posted 10.14.2014 | Money
LearnVest

While a six-figure inheritance or high-paying job can land you in the top 1 percent of earners, it's the little things -- your money habits -- that of...

5 Ways To Protect Yourself From Payday Loan Scams

NextAdvisor.com | Posted 10.12.2014 | Money
NextAdvisor.com

Need cash fast? You aren't alone. Many people find themselves in a bind with payday looming far ahead. Payday loan services offer the cash you need right away. However, it is important not to let the allure of fast money get in the way of your common sense.

Tips on Saving for College

Diane Morais | Posted 10.12.2014 | Money
Diane Morais

Prioritize future college expenses as a monthly budget line item. The sooner you start saving the better, because even small amounts of money invested early can grow quickly through the power of compound interest.

See What Gurus Deepak Chopra, Robert Kiyosaki and Others Carry in Their Wallet

Casey Bond | Posted 10.11.2014 | Money
Casey Bond

There's no shortage of advice in the world, especially when it comes to personal finance. An entire community of bloggers, authors and self-help gurus exist to guide the average person through the murky waters of money management. It's rare, however, to catch a glimpse in to their personal financial lives.

Home Price Gains Now Driven More By Jobs Than By Rebound Effect

Jed Kolko | Posted 10.08.2014 | Business
Jed Kolko

The Trulia Price Monitor and the Trulia Rent Monitor are the earliest leading indicators of how asking prices and rents are trending nationally and lo...

Cutting Housing Costs When Financial Hardship Strikes

Jed Kolko | Posted 10.08.2014 | HuffPost Home
Jed Kolko

In good economic times as well as in bad, financial hardship can always strike. And when it does, people might have to cut back on housing, which is typically the largest household expense. However, cutting housing costs involves hard tradeoffs.

5 Things You Can Do Every Decade For A Bright Financial Future

LearnVest | Posted 10.07.2014 | Money
LearnVest

We've come up with some of the most important things that will keep you on track for a bright fiscal future. In other words, these are tasks that will set you up to have a great 2014 straight through to 2025.

Shahien Nasiripour

The Federal Reserve Is Telling Us The Economy Is Pitiful

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 08.07.2014 | Politics

Fewer than one-third of Americans report being better off financially than they were five years ago, with weak household savings and hefty debt burden...

13 Smart Money Tips That Could Change Your Life

Betterment.com | Posted 10.07.2014 | Money
Betterment.com

Living as a married couple, saving for kids, buying a house, helping aging parents. Sound familiar? Many of our staff here at Betterment HQ are also Betterment customers trying to meet all these financial goals. And like you, they care about keeping costs low and doing the smart thing with their money for better peace of mind.

Renting Out Your Vacation Home -- What Are The Tax Rules?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 10.06.2014 | Money
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

A vacation home can provide you and your family with precious R & R, and it can also be a source of income in the right circumstances. But unfortunately the tax rules for renting out your home can be mind-numbingly complex, depending your intentions and circumstances.

College Grads -- What You Don't Know CAN Hurt You Financially

Nandita Bakhshi | Posted 10.06.2014 | College
Nandita Bakhshi

In a recent TD Bank Financial Education survey, we learned that nearly 70 percent of Millennials (ages 18-34) have never received formal financial education. Moreover, 76 percent of Millennials reported that they are seeking financial advice, from basic information about checking and savings accounts to more complicated topics, such as mortgages and starting a small business.

5 Tips for Avoiding Investment Bubbles

Richard Barrington | Posted 10.03.2014 | Money
Richard Barrington

Investment bubbles have become a regular part of the landscape in recent years. For investors, that means that avoiding boom-and-bust cycles has become an essential survival skill.

5 Important Financial Lessons From Guardians of the Galaxy Stars

Casey Bond | Posted 10.01.2014 | Money
Casey Bond

Their backgrounds and values are all different, but we can learn an important lesson from each of their stories, especially when it comes to money.

How Much Insurance Do You Need In Retirement?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 09.29.2014 | Money
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

Insurance is only worth the money if it truly protects you and your finances. At this time in life, as you approach retirement or semi-retirement, it's wise to re-examine your current policies. That way you'll know that you have what you need -- and you're not wasting precious dollars on what you don't.

50 Smart Money Tips For Living Your Best Financial Life

LearnVest | Posted 09.28.2014 | Money
LearnVest

We've decided that there is no better time than now to round up our 50 top money tips into one juicy, super-helpful read. From the best ways to budget to how to boost your earning potential like a pro, these nuggets of financial wisdom are as fresh as the day they were published.

5 Expensive Mistakes Parents of a Teen Driver Should Avoid

Laura Adams | Posted 09.28.2014 | Parents
Laura Adams

Having a teenage driver is a hair-raising experience that can keep parents awake at night. And, as if that wasn't enough, parents also get hit with an enormous spike in their auto insurance premium after adding junior to their policy.

Retirement Planning 101: How To Save For The Future

WiserAdvisor.com | Posted 09.27.2014 | Money
WiserAdvisor.com

No matter how well you're managing your money now, you need to also be thinking about retirement. (Yes, even if you're only 25 or 30.) The good news is it's never too early to start planning for your retirement. It's also never too late, if you've been slacking up to this point.

3 Reasons Why Wall Street Wants You to Fail

Timothy Sykes | Posted 07.27.2014 | Money
Timothy Sykes

It's time you get mad and take control of your destiny instead of feeding fees to others.

Living Paycheck to Paycheck? 5 Expenses to Cut Today!

Gina Horkey | Posted 09.24.2014 | Money
Gina Horkey

Our priorities and lifestyles likely differ. These are just five things that we've cut out over the last few years that might work for you too!