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Back-to-School Planning for Returning Students

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 09.17.2015 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

For mid-career workers, education is a great way to remain vital in the workforce. It can also be a risky financial investment. Experienced workers should fully investigate all degree and training programs for maximum payoff.

What Is a Living Trust? Do You Need One?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 09.14.2015 | Business
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

It's usually hard to get people to talk about estate planning, so I'm actually heartened by your question. No matter your age or your wealth, it's smart to plan in advance how you'd want your property to be distributed should something happen to you.

Women Are Educated. But, They Are in the Dark About Money.

Megan K. McAvoy | Posted 09.14.2015 | Business
Megan K. McAvoy

Ladies, do you know that financial institutions are coming for your money? It's true. I've been in financial services for the past 12 years. I was a Financial Advisor for the past 7. Now, I'm a Business Consultant who specializes in helping female entrepreneurs build businesses that thrive.

Capitalism Can Defeat Economic Inequality

Steve Siebold | Posted 09.11.2015 | Politics
Steve Siebold

If you're one of those people whose financial situation isn't quite where you want it to be, start focusing your mental energy where it belongs: on the big money! Making money is easy once you know how to do it.

Are You Guilty of Financial Infidelity?

Leah Woodly | Posted 09.10.2015 | Weddings
Leah Woodly

I'm sure you and your spouse work hard for the things you have and to go behind one another's back and keep secrets about your money or spend money without your spouse knowing breeds an environment that can be destructive to a marriage.

Why I Happily Pay my Life Coach the Big Bucks

Summer Engman | Posted 09.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Summer Engman

I was trained early on to understand that the purpose of a large investment is never to buy a coach's investment in me (because that is already a given). It is to get me deeply, truly invested in myself.

How the Tooth Fairy Can Teach Your Kids About Money

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 09.09.2015 | Money
Nathaniel Sillin

Whether you talk to your kids about money for a few minutes at the kitchen table or when you have a few coins and dollars out for specific purposes, these are opportunities for kids to become familiar with money.

Are You Afraid of Money?

Lauren Zander | Posted 09.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Lauren Zander

This is a no-brainer: When you're fearful of money, all of your financial decisions come from a place of fear.

Retirement Cash Reserves: What About a HELOC?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 09.08.2015 | Business
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

For retirees, the well-known phrase, "cash is king," takes on a special meaning. Without a regular paycheck, creating your own cash flow is up to you. And how well you handle that cash can mean the difference between a financially comfortable or stressful retirement.

How to Bring the Vision Back to Your Marriage

Leah Woodly | Posted 09.04.2015 | Business
Leah Woodly

Once you have your definitive vision and plan written, RUN WITH IT. Guess what, it should be fun and easy now that you have your bff onboard and running the race with you.

Credit Union 101: What's the Difference, and Why You Should Make the Switch!

Rachel Pross | Posted 09.04.2015 | Business
Rachel Pross

If you're wondering what the deal is or why you should make the switch from your big bank, you're already halfway to making a very smart decision.

10 Well-Kept Secrets That All Billionaires Know

Quora | Posted 09.03.2015 | Business
Quora

I spent a few hours with a billionaire today, who was telling me things that I never hear about in the mainstream/lamestream media.

The Fed's Modern Day Parenting

Sara Zervos | Posted 09.05.2015 | Business
Sara Zervos

When did we all turn into a bunch of babies that need to be coddled, with our policy maker parents smoothing volatility and promising a world of full employment and a perfect 2.0 percent inflation rate? It's normal for economies to experience cycles, both expansions and recessions.

Stopping Structured Settlement Predators for Good This Time

Don McNay | Posted 09.02.2015 | Business
Don McNay

No matter how much you want to protect the privacy of someone receiving a structured settlement, someone else with a fancy computer or data mining program is going to find them and make them an offer to buy their payments.

Top 5 Money Saving Tips for When Starting College

Lisa Kaess | Posted 09.02.2015 | College
Lisa Kaess

A common theme here is a principle you know well -- do your homework. With so much information available online, investing even a few minutes could save money.

What CNBC Won't Tell You

Dan Solin | Posted 09.01.2015 | Business
Dan Solin

CNBC no longer runs ads touting "In Cramer We Trust." That is a very small step in the right direction. It has a long way to go.

Should I Save up for a Rainy Day?

Shazir Mucklai | Posted 09.01.2015 | College
Shazir Mucklai

With the recession barely behind us and as a millennial myself, I can attest to the fact that having a job is a great thing. Not having one is a horrific experience to go through. Finances are extremely important and saving up for a rainy day is even more so.

Top 5 Tips for Financial Success in College -- and Beyond

Lisa Kaess | Posted 09.01.2015 | College
Lisa Kaess

Let's face it -- most parents don't sit you down for a chat about money before you head off to college. Nor will it figure much in orientation sessions. You're on your own -- literally. To help fill this void, we'll share our top tips for money success.

How the Personal Finance Experts Are Saving Money on Labor Day Celebrations

SmartAsset.com | Posted 08.28.2015 | HuffPost Home
SmartAsset.com

The last hurrah before summer comes to an end, Labor Day weekend can take a bite out of your budget. If paying bills and saving for retirement has left you low on cash, we feel you. Here's how some of us are saving this Labor Day weekend.

The Importance of Financial Literacy

Shazir Mucklai | Posted 08.27.2015 | College
Shazir Mucklai

Financial literacy and security is what every millennial needs to learn about. These days, millennials are having quite a difficult time surviving due to the nature of the times we live in.

Bare Bones Financial Playbook

Jonathan K. DeYoe | Posted 08.26.2015 | Business
Jonathan K. DeYoe

Even arm chair quarterbacks can draft a plan that will get them over the goal line if they utilize three key pages in the financial playbook: a personal income statement, a balance sheet, and a risk matrix.

Stop Caring About Your Credit and Start Caring About Your Financial Health

Kevin Yu | Posted 08.25.2015 | Money
Kevin Yu

As I regularly scour the web on a bunch of personal finance blogs, I come across way too many "how to improve your credit" types of articles. When you have good financial habits, your credit score will improve. Good financial habits will guarantee a good credit score.

30 Fast Tips For A More Frugal Life

GOBankingRates | Posted 08.24.2015 | Money
GOBankingRates

For money-minded people, frugality can be more than a smart idea -- it can be a way of life. Whatever your financial goals, being more frugal can help you save the money to accomplish them.

7 Times Being Lazy Costs You Money

GOBankingRates | Posted 08.21.2015 | Business
GOBankingRates

There's nothing wrong with a little laziness. After all, someone has to make the overachievers of the world look good. When your lazy tendencies begin to have a negative impact on your finances, however, it's time to change your behavior.

Here's What Social Security Will Look Like by the Time Millennials Retire

GOBankingRates | Posted 08.21.2015 | Money
GOBankingRates

Since millennials don't know how much government support they will have during retirement, they need to start saving now. Here are a few good retirement savings tips: Pay off all debt first to avoid accruing interest and put money into an IRA automatically.