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6 Conversations You Need to Have About Money

Richard Barrington | Posted 06.10.2014 | Money
Richard Barrington

The fact that people learn more about finances at home than from any other source is a testament to the importance of families, but it is also a responsibility.

10 Quick and Budget-Friendly Projects to Remake Your Space This Spring

Michael Corbett | Posted 06.10.2014 | HuffPost Home
Michael Corbett

An accent color wall or an interior room repaint will liven up a home. With little money and just a day or a weekend, your house can have new a new look and a new life. Be adventurous!

Parents: You Have to Talk Money Before You Can Teach Money

Neale Godfrey | Posted 06.09.2014 | Parents
Neale Godfrey

It's time to break the taboo and start the dialogue on personal finance. Bringing the subject out of the shadows may help your children to become money-savvy.

What Wikipedia Won't Tell You About Personal Savings

Jim Gibson | Posted 06.07.2014 | Money
Jim Gibson

The real power is in your hands. Now its up to you to step up to the plate and do something about your personal savings.

Five Surefire Ways to Torpedo Your Investment Portfolio

Jason Gordo | Posted 06.04.2014 | Money
Jason Gordo

No investment method is foolproof; if anyone tells you otherwise, hold onto your wallet. Taking the right precautions, however, keeps risk to a minimum.

5 Money Moves to Make -- April 2014

MyBankTracker | Posted 06.03.2014 | Money

Spring is here! With warm weather approaching, you're already thinking about all the things want to do and the places you want to go. Before that, why...

40 Financial Things You Should Know By 40

LearnVest | Posted 06.01.2014 | Money

Many by-40 milestones have become debatable: Get married? Only if you really want to. Own a home? If it's financially feasible. But there's one thing that's non-negotiable: By age 40, you can't get away with being financially clueless anymore.

Protect Yourself from IRS Tax Scams

Andrew Wang | Posted 06.01.2014 | Money
Andrew Wang

With tax season upon us, taxpayers are not the only ones preparing for tax filing day. The Internal Revenue Service warns consumers that there are sophisticated scams targeting taxpayers throughout the country.

Bitcoin: the New Era of Wildcat Banking

Jason Gordo | Posted 05.27.2014 | Money
Jason Gordo

Bitcoin transactions, unlike credit card purchases, are irreversible. If you buy merchandise with bitcoins and the merchant fails to deliver, that money is now securely in his hands. There will be no third party company to go to bat for you

One-Sentence Financial Rules

The Motley Fool | Posted 03.27.2014 | Money
The Motley Fool

Ninety-nine percent of personal finance can be summarized in nine words: Work a lot, spend a little, invest the difference. Master that, and the other 2.999 billion words are filler.

How Your Credit Score and Credit Report Are Examined by Lenders

MyBankTracker | Posted 05.25.2014 | Money

Knowing the difference between a credit score and credit report can help you make the right financial decision when it comes to applying for lines of credit, and can also help you get better interest rates on loans.

A Simple Way to Build Credit for the First Time

Rob Berger | Posted 05.24.2014 | Money
Rob Berger

No credit history means no credit score. And no credit score makes lenders hesitant to give you even small amounts of credit. So how does anyone get credit in the first place?

Future Shock: Personal Finance Technology

Jim Gibson | Posted 05.24.2014 | Money
Jim Gibson

If you are feeling a bit jaded about the promises of technology to transform your personal finances, you are not alone. Since Al Gore invented the Int...

6 Lessons March Madness Can Teach on Retirement Investing

Richard Barrington | Posted 05.21.2014 | Money
Richard Barrington

Those bracket pool entries are probably the most heavily researched investments most people ever make. Perhaps some of that careful due diligence can be carried over to principles that will help people manage their retirement savings.

Calculate How Long It Will Take To Double Your Money Using 'The Rule of 72'

Bradford M. Pine | Posted 05.20.2014 | Money
Bradford M. Pine

The Rule of 72 is one of those very simple and very useful tools that you can use in many aspects of your financial life. It is most often used to answer the question, "How long will it take to double my money?"

5 Tools To Tackle Finances In Your Twenties

Lauren Bowling | Posted 05.19.2014 | Money
Lauren Bowling

Your twenties are hard enough already: matriculating from college, finding your first "real" job, moving out on your own, learning how to pay bills for the first time and learning how to navigate adult relationships without the structure of college or free flow of alcohol. It is a scary and awkward time, no one disputes that -- but mastering your finances in your twenties will reduce your stress and increase your net worth in the long run.

Manilla Mini: The Smartest Ways to Spend Your Tax Refund | Posted 05.19.2014 | Money

So, you just got your tax refund in the mail. What are you going to do with it? Chances are you'll probably end up spending it on something you don't really need. Why not make your money work harder for you?

How '20-Somethings' Can Get Out of Debt Pronto

Neal Frankle | Posted 05.19.2014 | Money
Neal Frankle

If you are in your 20s and in debt it can seem like a gargantuan task to throw that monkey off your back. Do not despair my young friend. It may seem impossible to clear that debt, but it's actually much easier than you think.

5 Bad Money Habits You Can Fix Right Now

Posted 03.20.2014 | OWN

By Lynn Andriani You probably don't even realize you're practicing these bad spending behaviors -- but here's how to stop (and save). Graciously...

5 Frustrating Debt Traps and How to Avoid Them

Benjamin Feldman | Posted 05.18.2014 | Money
Benjamin Feldman

It's still all too easy to get ensnared in a nasty debt trap that could derail your finances and prevent you from accomplishing your dreams.

Will Your Free Credit Score Soon Be on Your Bills?

MyBankTracker | Posted 05.18.2014 | Money

The director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) wants banks, particularly credit card lenders, to provide consumers with their free cr...

How Vladimir Putin Could Cost You Money

Richard Barrington | Posted 05.14.2014 | Money
Richard Barrington

Come election time, they say that Americans traditionally vote pocketbook issues over foreign policy. In today's global economy, though, it is getting harder to distinguish the two.

What Exactly Is 'The Fed' Reserving?

Bob Swarup | Posted 05.13.2014 | Business
Bob Swarup

The Fed is both the savior and the bogeyman of tomorrow. Yet amidst all the rhetoric and dogma, there are many questions about how The Fed operates. Here are five things to think about regarding the Federal Reserve.

That Credit Card 'Convenience Fee' May Be Illegal

MyBankTracker | Posted 05.13.2014 | Money

When a small mom-and-pop shop slaps on a small "convenience fee" for an in-store purchase with a credit card, it is likely confusing the term for a surcharge. Under a 2012 ruling, merchants cannot impose a credit card surcharge of more than 4 percent of the transaction.

Avoid Traps, Pursue Opportunities

Costa Michailidis | Posted 05.12.2014 | College
Costa Michailidis

If you do it right, you'll be in nostalgic tears of joy for dreams made real, love found and stories your loved ones will not soon forget.