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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.

Cinco de Mayo 2016: 15 Mexican Beers That Won't Break the Bank

GOBankingRates | Posted 04.27.2016 | Taste

By Andrew DePietro, Staff Writer Cinco de Mayo returns May 5. Though celebrated like the Fourth of July of Mexico, Cinco de Mayo actually doesn't mar...

The True Cost Of Wasting Money On Getting Wasted

Cait Flanders | Posted 04.26.2016 | Business
Cait Flanders

When it's a small expense, it seems like it makes no difference at all -- but it adds up fast. And if those small expenses are a result of mindless spending, they can hurt you and your future in more ways than one. Life is too short to waste money on anything that doesn't add value to it

Dividing Up Your Estate: Does It Ever Make Sense to Split It Unequally?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 04.25.2016 | Business
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

Dear Carrie, I have two grown sons: one is a corporate attorney and one teaches English at a public high school. Needless to say, their incomes are q...

8 Real Truths about Saving Money Everyone Should Know

Kim Owens | Posted 05.03.2016 | Business
Kim Owens

Give up Starbucks. Stop eating out. Ditch cable. Get a cheaper phone plan. There are a million ways to save money that work. However, in our quest to ...

How To Save Money On Your Data Plan

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 04.22.2016 | Technology

Few things inspire dread like this message from your wireless provider: But you don't need to panic! Really, you don't: Cutting down on your data usa...

Spring Cleaning Tip: Time To Dust Off Old 401(k)s

Catherine Golladay | Posted 04.22.2016 | Business
Catherine Golladay

Spring has officially sprung. Now's the time to shed your winter coat, tidy up the boxes in the attic and sweep away all that dust in the garage. Wh...

The Secret Joy Of Growing Up Without Money

Laura Rowley | Posted 04.22.2016 | Fifty
Laura Rowley

When you're given the gift of not coming from money, you watch your pennies. You work full-time and have side gigs, always. You know that not only will your parents not be able to help with the kids' college tuition, they won't be able to help with the mortgage or groceries if the bottom falls out.

Real Estate: 4 Simple Home Improvement Tips That Don't Cost a Lot

Pauline Paquin | Posted 04.21.2016 | Business
Pauline Paquin

Home improvement is a costly endeavor, almost any way you look at it. When it comes to remodeling and renovating your home, you are going to be spending thousands and thousands of dollars on contractors, specialists, and more.

7 Ways to Manage Finances Through Unemployment

Samantha A. Gregory | Posted 04.21.2016 | Business
Samantha A. Gregory

I was asked how a mom who is unemployed can manage her finances. Here are my answers, 7 Ways to Manage Finances Through Unemployment, in interview style format.

Understanding Delinquency and Default

SALT | Posted 04.20.2016 | College

When used correctly, student loans can be your best friend. However, that can change if you don't make your payments. Delinquency and default happen w...

Be Smarter: 8 Ways Your Spouse Can Hide Assets Before A Divorce

Roxana Maddahi | Posted 04.20.2016 | Divorce
Roxana Maddahi

For those readers that have not seen, "The Other Woman" it is funny, cute comedy about a terrible man (played by Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) that does terrible things to his wife (Leslie Mann), and his two mistresses (Cameron Diaz & Kate Upton).

10 Game Changing Things to Do Before Buying Your First Home

Lauren Bowling | Posted 04.20.2016 | HuffPost Home
Lauren Bowling

Buying a home is an intense process, especially so for first-timers. Since buying my own home in July 2013, I've gotten a lot of questions about how to get the ball rolling, so I've compiled all of my knowledge here.

How A Spending Fast Helped One Woman Get Out Of $24,000 In Debt

The Huffington Post | Jenny Che | Posted 04.20.2016 | Business

Six years ago, as she faced a growing debt of nearly $24,000, Anna Newell Jones decided to make a big change. Budgeting hadn’t been effective -- sh...

Working Out on a Budget

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 04.20.2016 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

In the long run, there's no question that a healthier body saves money. A Towers Watson study noted that employee wellness programs saved employers an...

What Tax Documents Should You Keep?

Lisa Greene-Lewis, CPA | Posted 04.19.2016 | Business
Lisa Greene-Lewis, CPA

Congratulations! You successfully finished your 2015 taxes and can now breathe a sigh of relief. But before you throw all of your tax documents stashed into a pile in the drawer or in the trash, it's important to know which documents you should keep in a safe and secure place, and for how long.

How Much Money You Need to Live Comfortably in the 50 Biggest Cities

GOBankingRates | Posted 04.19.2016 | Business

By Elyssa Kirkham, Finance Writer Unless you're tracking expenses carefully, it can be hard to tell whether your city's cost of living or your own sp...

Dealing With a Collection Agency and Medical Debt

Nurse Katz | Posted 04.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Nurse Katz

I received a bill from a medical facility that I felt was unreasonable and did not think it was even the correct amount, so I did not pay it. Now it has turned my account offer to a collection agency. Can they do that?

How Realistic is a College Scholarship?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 04.18.2016 | Business
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

Dear Carrie, Our daughter will be starting college in a year and a half, and while we have some money saved, we don't have enough to cover the whole ...

Retirement Planning for Millenials: Where to Start

Pauline Paquin | Posted 04.15.2016 | Business
Pauline Paquin

As a young adult, getting started on the path to financial independence and wealth building can seem daunting at times.

Here's Where Your Taxes Go

The Huffington Post | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 04.19.2016 | Business

The nation's tax bill comes due on Monday, when Americans rushing to file their federal income tax returns may find themselves wondering: What am I pa...

Better Money Habits: Lessons Learned From Super Savers

Lule Demmissie | Posted 04.14.2016 | Business
Lule Demmissie

Whether you're nearing retirement or starting your first job, there's no better time to start saving.

Earn More: How to Create 10 New Income Streams Even if You Have no Money

Pauline Paquin | Posted 04.14.2016 | Business
Pauline Paquin

This post appeared first on Centsai At any given time in life, I have always had several sources of income. When I started working, as a teenager, I...

12 Financial Goals You Should Reach By Your 30s

Pauline Paquin | Posted 04.14.2016 | Business
Pauline Paquin

I remember looking up to people in their 30s when I was in college. They looked so grown up, like they had it all figured out. The house, the car, the kids...

Tax Deductions Women Truly Deserve

The Second City | Posted 04.14.2016 | Women
The Second City

Since women generally earn 79 cents to every dollar men do, it only makes sense to have tax deductions specifically for us.