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How to Put Off Paying Your Taxes

Roxana Maddahi | Posted 03.30.2016 | Business
Roxana Maddahi

Rich or poor, shelling out large sums of money to pay your taxes can be quite an interruption. If money is invested, it can really hurt your investments to liquidate them at the wrong time. If you don't have assets to fall back on, it could be even more difficult to cover your tax burden. Below are a number of feasible strategies for the illiquid folks at tax time.

What to Do If You're Denied a Secured Credit Card

NerdWallet | Posted 03.30.2016 | Business

by Anisha Sekar Being denied for a secured credit card can come as a surprise. After all, you're putting down a security deposit to protect the card...

5 Ways to Increase Your Chances of Winning a Scholarship

SALT | Posted 03.29.2016 | College

There are scholarship applicants, and then there are scholarship winners. Often, what separates the two is a little something extra. Here are five of...

6 Things to Do with Your Tax Refund

Steve Siebold | Posted 03.29.2016 | Business
Steve Siebold

With April 1 almost here, those tax refund checks are starting to arrive in the mail. What are you going to do with the extra money? For most peop...

Where Did All My Money Go? A Comparative Budget, Pre-Baby And Post-Birth

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.11.2016 | Parents

How many pounds of formula equal a month's worth of coffee? The answer to this post-baby budget question may surprise you.

Robo-Advisor Betterment Raises $100 Million

NerdWallet | Posted 03.31.2016 | Business

By Arielle O'Shea If there was any doubt about the future of robo-advisors, the latest announcement from online advisor Betterment may quash it: The ...

Taxes Key to Strengthening Latinos' Financial Future

Maite Arce | Posted 03.28.2016 | Latino Voices
Maite Arce

Through education and access to bilingual, professional tax experts, we can equip this community with the tools it needs to prepare for the future.

Maxing Out Your Tax-Deductible IRA

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 03.27.2016 | Business
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

Dear Carrie, How much can a person who is 55 invest yearly in an IRA that is tax-deductible? --A Reader Dear Reader, It seems like such a simple q...

Is Your Emergency Fund Too Big?

NerdWallet | Posted 03.25.2016 | Business

By Arielle O'Shea Three to six months of expenses: It's the golden rule of emergency funds. It's also an intimidating goal when you start adding up ...

How One Woman Paid Off $67,000 In 20 Months

Trulia | Posted 03.28.2016 | HuffPost Home

Paying off debt can feel impossible when you're already tens of thousands of dollars in the red. Here's the good news: It can be done. Take Kristen Se...

Frugal Spending, Rich Living and the Index Card

Don McNay | Posted 03.25.2016 | Books
Don McNay

"Although we had no money I was rich as I could be In my coat of many colors My momma made for me" -Dolly Parton "I work all night, I work all day, t...

5 Things You Can Do Today to Attract More Money

Steve Siebold | Posted 03.24.2016 | Business
Steve Siebold

Doesn't it seem like some people easily attract wealth while others are stuck spinning their wheels going in circles?

10 Best Savings Accounts of 2016

GOBankingRates | Posted 03.24.2016 | Business

By Cameron Huddleston, Columnist Year after year, Americans' top financial resolution is to save more. Yet, a recent GOBankingRates survey found tha...

What to Look for in a Secured Credit Card

NerdWallet | Posted 03.24.2016 | Business

When it comes down to it, the earlier you establish these good borrowing habits, the sooner you'll be able to boost your credit. And once you're ready to graduate to an unsecured card, all of your efforts will be worth it.

7 Smart Ways to Invest $1,000

Jeff Rose | Posted 03.24.2016 | Business
Jeff Rose

You'd like to learn how to invest $1,000. Is this possible? After all, don't many financial advisers have investing minimums? What if you're new to investing? Where do you start?

A Tax Fraud Survival Guide

Adam Levin | Posted 03.24.2016 | Crime
Adam Levin

When it comes to identity-related tax fraud, it's not as tough as you might think (or hope). The reason is much more frightening: There is no need to be a savvy hacker to get all the information to commit identity-related tax fraud. You just need to be creative and persistent.

First-Time Home Buyer? Go Ahead and Get Two

Jenna Brownson | Posted 03.23.2016 | HuffPost Home
Jenna Brownson

For anyone considering purchasing a home, I advocate for you to get two. It was -- and continues to be -- the most savvy financial decision we've ever made.

30 Items to Avoid at Walmart

GOBankingRates | Posted 03.23.2016 | Business

By Valencia Higuera, Contributor As the top global retailer, Walmart is a force to be reckoned with in the retail industry. It offers low prices and ...

Keeping the Peace Between Adult Children in Estate Planning

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 03.23.2016 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

Family relationships evolve over a lifetime, for better or worse--even without money factored into the picture. When finances are thrown into the mix,...

How to Save on Student Debt

Roxana Maddahi | Posted 03.23.2016 | College
Roxana Maddahi

Due to the fact that students generally have little leverage, are desperate for these loans, have no guaranteed future income and little to no credit built up, 8% has become the norm. For those that have nothing to compare this to, I can personally tell you that an 8% interest rate on any loan is astronomical.

Why Oil Stocks Will Be the Best Investment in 2016

GOBankingRates | Posted 03.23.2016 | Business

By Barbara Friedberg, Contributor Predicting the stock market is no easy task. "Buy low" is great advice, but how do you know if a low stock won't go...

How Much A Trip To Cuba Will Cost You

GOBankingRates | Posted 03.23.2016 | Travel

By Laura Woods, Contributor On Sunday, March 20, President Obama made history when he became the first American leader to visit Cuba in the post-C...

How to Write an Effective Cover Letter

SALT | Posted 03.22.2016 | College

Your résumé is a concise summary of your accomplishments, experiences, and skills. Your cover letter is your opportunity to explain to each hiring m...

Why Retirees Should Consider Indexed Annuities

Carlos Dias Jr. | Posted 03.22.2016 | Business
Carlos Dias Jr.

Given their inverse relationship, when bond interest rates begin to climb, bond prices decrease in market value--as they have been for the last year e...

How Your Credit Impacts What You Pay for Insurance

Charlie Scanlon | Posted 03.22.2016 | Business
Charlie Scanlon

Did you know that the cost of the liability insurance that you purchase to protect you in the operation of your auto and in the ownership of your home is determined in significant part by your credit score?