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ETFs vs. Mutual Funds: Which Is Better for Investing?

Simple. Thrifty. Living. | Posted 05.11.2016 | Business
Simple. Thrifty. Living.

Both mutual funds and ETFs have become very popular because of their low-risk and simplicity, but which one is a better investment. Comparing the bene...

NerdWallet's Best Credit Card Tips for May 2016

NerdWallet | Posted 05.11.2016 | Business

by Kevin Cash As someone of historic note once said, "April showers bring May flowers." Somehow that person forgot to mention that April showers al...

Mindful Spending Part 2: Do You Know How Much You Spend per Month?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 05.09.2016 | Money
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

Here's where the rubber meets the road. Compare your total monthly spending to your monthly income. Subtract your monthly expenses from your take-home pay. Are you in the black or the red?

6 Signs Your Finances Are Like Netflix's Show 'House of Cards'

Richard Barrington | Posted 05.06.2016 | Business
Richard Barrington

Are you handling your finances the way Frank handled his political career? Appearing to get what you wanted but then going through a series of ordeals to hang onto it? Here are six signs your finances are as fragile as a house of cards.

Balancing the Checkbook, and Much More, For an Aging Parent

Michael A. Whitehouse | Posted 05.10.2016 | Fifty
Michael A. Whitehouse

Settling the affairs of a parent who recently has died presents a family with emotional and practical challenges. Primary among those is attending to the family finances.

College Scorecard: What Grade Does Your Degree Get?

Pauline Paquin | Posted 05.06.2016 | Education
Pauline Paquin

I went to business school out of inertia. Because it's what you do when you have a bachelors degree. in economics. Because it was the least I could do for my parents, who were already disappointed enough that I didn't become a lawyer or a doctor.

5 Renovation Projects with the Best Return on Investment

Lauren Bowling | Posted 05.05.2016 | HuffPost Home
Lauren Bowling

Homeowners and homebuyers alike have the struggle of deciding if they should renovate a home. Renovations can cost thousands of dollars and be very ti...

Real Estate: Buying a Rental as Your First Investment

Pauline Paquin | Posted 05.05.2016 | Business
Pauline Paquin

My first property was a rental. I had some money saved, was eager to get on the property ladder, but was also planning to spend my first year after co...

Why To Rollover Your 401K

Roxana Maddahi | Posted 05.05.2016 | HuffPost Home
Roxana Maddahi

Rolling over a 401K is the process of moving your retirement savings from an employer controlled account (401K) into an IRA. This is a move that I re...

Everything You Need To Know About In-Service Rollovers

Roxana Maddahi | Posted 05.05.2016 | HuffPost Home
Roxana Maddahi

What is an in-service rollover? An in-service rollover allows you to move all or part of your company-sponsored 401K plan into an IRA once your reach...

10 Thoughts About Money You Must Stop Believing

Steve Siebold | Posted 05.04.2016 | Business
Steve Siebold

There are many reasons people struggle with money. For some, it could be that they spend too much. For others, it could be that they don't know how to make their money grow and work for them.

Getting Your Finances Ready for Adoption

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 05.04.2016 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

When you think about it, planning to start a family through adoption is not much different than starting a biological family - it's all joyful. Howeve...

Helpful Financial Resources for Single Mother

Allan Smith | Posted 05.03.2016 | Business
Allan Smith

Raising children and managing finances simultaneously is a difficult task for all parents. This scenario can become worse if you need to raise your ch...

Investing With a Purpose

Bob Stammers | Posted 05.02.2016 | Business
Bob Stammers

In today's world, the typical investor is no longer satisfied with simply choosing investments that offer maximum financial returns. In fact, several ...

What Is Financial Independence?

Pauline Paquin | Posted 05.02.2016 | Business
Pauline Paquin

This post appeared firsrt on Reach Financial Independence   People talk about it, dream about it, but what is Financial Independence exactly? Well...

Mindful Spending Part 1: Do You Know Where Your Money Is Going?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 05.09.2016 | Business
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

Dear Readers, Recently, I participated in a 30-day food cleanse. It took discipline and control, of course. But I came away from the experience feeli...

Why Your Fancy Banking App Isn't Helping You Budget Better

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 04.29.2016 | Business

One of the promises of online banking is that you can get an app to do your budgeting for you. It's something that feels necessary in a post-Great Rec...

6 Ways Millennials Can Prepare for the Unthinkable: Cancer

Brian Reid | Posted 04.29.2016 | Impact
Brian Reid

This year, about 70,000 young adults will be diagnosed with cancer in the United States; it's the leading cause of disease-related death of those 15 t...

Top 5 Budgeting Apps of 2016

Pauline Paquin | Posted 04.29.2016 | Business
Pauline Paquin

This post appeared first on The Savvy Scot Saving, future planning to be specific is a uniquely humane aspect. We flaunt this skill gloriously while ...

Tax Tips and Tricks for Veterans

Ryan Pavlu | Posted 04.29.2016 | Business
Ryan Pavlu

Now that the deadline has come and gone, it might be tempting to take a big sigh of relief and forget about taxes until next April. But if you start thinking about your filing now, there are plenty of tricks to make next tax season less taxing.

It Is Way More Expensive To Be My Girlfriend Than It Is To Be Me

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 04.29.2016 | Style

Just for fun, I pretended to be my girlfriend for a month. I am now broke. My girlfriend, Jessica, is not who you'd classify as a high-maintenance per...

11 Easy Ways To Save Money

The Huffington Post | Jenny Che | Posted 04.28.2016 | Business

There are few things better than realizing that an easy habit you picked up landed you an extra couple hundred dollars by the end of the month. Maybe ...

Retirement Savings: What Age Should You Plan to Die?

Simple. Thrifty. Living. | Posted 04.27.2016 | Business
Simple. Thrifty. Living.

The good news is that people are living longer, but the bad news is that many of us are financially unprepared for these longer lives. In fact, many p...

Personal Finance Gifts for the New Graduate

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 04.27.2016 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

Don't get me wrong - when I graduated from college, it was great to get a few checks as gifts from family members and friends. But what I really could...

Financial Stress Surging Among Millennials

Kent E. Allison | Posted 04.27.2016 | Business
Kent E. Allison

In the face of economic instability, crushing student debt, stagnant wages and looming uncertainty about retirement, today's Millennials are suffering from the weight of financial fears.