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7 Things We Should Start Teaching In Schools ASAP

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Americans typically learn a lot of things in school -- spelling, math, why plants are green -- that are actually useful in our day-to-day lives. But t...

WATCH: How One Writer Turned A $35,000 Fraud Into A Positive

HuffPost Live | Ishita Singh | Posted 01.23.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

At 26, Tiffany Aliche found herself in $35,000 worth of credit card debt after giving a friend cash advances to invest. Rather than despair, the autho...

Does Your Career Wear The Pants In The Relationship?

Eric Roberge | Posted 03.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Eric Roberge

Occupations provide a sense of security for many people. We get comfortable with a certain lifestyle. We then begin to compromise the life we envisioned for a life that "makes sense" based on our career.

New Year: New Reasons to Plan, Pay Down Debt and Save

Kathleen Murphy | Posted 03.10.2014 | Money
Kathleen Murphy

Now that the New Year is underway, it's time to stick to those resolutions you promised to keep. And if you're like the many Americans who made resolutions of the financial sort, now is the time to develop a realistic game plan.

Will 2014 Be the Year?

Richard Barrington | Posted 03.08.2014 | Money
Richard Barrington

However unlikely some developments may be, when nothing has happened yet, it is always possible to have high hopes for the new year. Here are several key questions about what economic developments 2014 will bring.

The Generations Should Fight Their Retirement Battles Together

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 03.07.2014 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The generations share a common agenda: for job creation, stronger Social Security, and economic equality; and against job-killing and wage-suppressing trade deals, usurious debt, and runaway banks. It's going to take all of us, young and old, to fight for an agenda like that.

The Year to Take Charge of Your Personal Finances

Jessica Ou | Posted 03.05.2014 | College
Jessica Ou

More than two-thirds of college students who graduate say they are unprepared to deal with the financial decisions of professional life.

Why Your Financial Resolutions Are Doomed to Fail - and How to Save Them

Kali Hawlk | Posted 03.03.2014 | Money
Kali Hawlk

Why do so many of us fail to keep our monetary goals, even when we know determining to save more, or earn a raise, or to stop racking up debt on the credit card are all actions that will enormously benefit our financial lives?

Here's Why We Need Personal Finance "Gurus"

Casey Bond | Posted 02.26.2014 | Money
Casey Bond

Will you get rich making coffee at home? Heck no, but close to 40 percent of the population doesn't even have a damn savings account.

Flipping the Bird: A Simple Way to Achieve Financial Goals

Eric Roberge | Posted 02.23.2014 | Money
Eric Roberge

This post is about altering perspectives on what has been ingrained in our minds by our culture and our society. It's about taking the idea that things "are what they are" and throwing it out the window, because that certainly isn't always true.

Why You Should Take a Financial 'Selfie'

Richard Barrington | Posted 02.20.2014 | Money
Richard Barrington

Between checking in as you change locations, updating your relationship status, tweeting your passing thoughts and of course posting selfies, it seems no activity is too trivial to escape reporting. So how about putting this trend toward self-reporting to good use?

Eight End-of-Year Tax Saving Moves You Still Have Time to Make

Lisa Greene-Lewis, CPA | Posted 02.19.2014 | Money
Lisa Greene-Lewis, CPA

With the end of 2013 quickly approaching, make sure you take some time to get yourself and your taxes squared away. Not only can you lower your tax obligations, but you may also be able to get a bigger tax refund.

Before The Ball Drops: Smart Money Moves to Make by Dec. 31

Women & Co | Posted 02.19.2014 | Money
Women & Co

As you're wrapping up your finances for 2013, you may want to think about making a few moves that could mean more money for retirement, a smaller tax bill and perhaps some new eyeglasses.

Health Care and Your Financial Plan

SaveUp | Posted 02.17.2014 | Money
SaveUp

There has been non-stop media coverage about the rollout of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), aka Obamacare. As we approach the December 23rd enrollment deadline, here are a few ways these changes may affect your personal finances.

5 New Year's Financial Resolutions You Should Be Making

Noah St. John | Posted 02.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Noah St. John

1. Stop associating money with crisis. Rather than thinking about all the fun things you can do with money -- like taking that vacation you've been dr...

7 Ways Parents Can Help Children Escape Debt

Amandah Blackwell | Posted 02.15.2014 | Money
Amandah Blackwell

I'm fortunate enough to have parents who taught me to be independent, self-sufficient and self-reliant. Most importantly, they taught me how to budget and save money. Parents, here are seven ways you can help your children escape debt now and in the future.

Why You Have to Say No to Loved Ones

Patrice C. Washington | Posted 02.15.2014 | Black Voices
Patrice C. Washington

Stop looking at it as saying no to their requests. See it as your chance to encourage them to say yes to the bigger blessings for their lives. The same source which sustains you can sustain them, but only if you'll get out of the way.

Why You Should Make One Financial Resolution In The New Year

Benjamin Feldman | Posted 02.12.2014 | Money
Benjamin Feldman

The bottom line is, if you have a financial goal, you need to make a New Year's resolution. Your wallet and your future self will thank you.

'How I Escaped College With Zero Debt'

Kali Hawlk | Posted 02.11.2014 | Money
Kali Hawlk

If the average twenty-something has somewhere around $25,000 of debt to their name, then I must be a highly unique member of the millennial generation. I graduated from Kennesaw State University, a fast-growing school in the suburbs of Atlanta, in 2011. It was the same year that the total amount of student loan debt in the U.S. reached a whopping $1 trillion, but when I graduated, I did so as a completely debt-free individual.

Tips To Persevere When Working On Your Credit

Jeanne Kelly | Posted 02.10.2014 | Money
Jeanne Kelly

Healthy credit is such a reward... but sometimes you have to get through the details (and sometimes even a hard phone call or two) to get that reward.

Why Child Care Costs Are the Best Investment

Sandra Shpilberg | Posted 02.10.2014 | Money
Sandra Shpilberg

The cost of child care may be a large percentage of your salary now, but your salary today is a fraction of what it can be in the future if you stay in the workforce, and nurture your career, along with your children.

5 Ways To Make The Most Of Your 401(k) Before 2014

Catherine Golladay | Posted 02.10.2014 | Fifty
Catherine Golladay

With Thanksgiving now behind us, the new year is right around the corner. As you begin to consider resolutions for 2014, don't forget there's still time to make some personal finance moves this year that could pay off well beyond 2013.

You're Married. Now What? How To Say 'I Do' To A Solid Financial Future Together

Amandah Blackwell | Posted 02.09.2014 | Money
Amandah Blackwell

While being married has put you in a state of bliss, you need to come down off of your cloud for a minute and have a conversation with your partner about finances. In fact, I'd love to help you and your partner secure a solid and happy financial future together now and forever.

8 Ways To Prevent Unnecessary Spending

SaveUp | Posted 02.09.2014 | Money
SaveUp

If you're trying to save money, but can't seem to stop yourself from spending on indulgences, here are a few tips to help fake self-discipline. Baby steps!

2014 Tax Season Starting Very Soon

Mark Steber | Posted 02.09.2014 | Money
Mark Steber

About 110 million taxpayers got a tax refund last year -- that is about three out of four filers or 75 percent of all taxpayers. A tax refund is a refund of your money -- getting it sooner is always better than getting it later.