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Setting Financial Goals For The New Year That You Can Actually Keep

WiserAdvisor.com | Posted 03.07.2015 | Money
WiserAdvisor.com

Your New Year's Resolution is to be better at managing your money. But that's a vague, ambiguous goal. What specific steps should you take? What does "better" look like in practice?

10 Resolutions for a Happy Financial New Year

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 03.04.2015 | Money
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

Stick to your budget, keep striving for your goals, talk to your family -- and measure your success. Most of all make these resolutions not only for the New Year, but for the rest of your life.

5 Killer Wealth-Building Tips from my Mega-Millionaire Mentor

Orion Talmay | Posted 03.02.2015 | Money
Orion Talmay

Being financially independent and successful does not mean that you have to sacrifice having a family, traveling or other goals. The key is to make sure that you shift your values accordingly to what you want to accomplish during certain periods in your life.

15 Ways to Make 2015 Your Most Successful Year Yet

Jenna Atkinson | Posted 03.02.2015 | Women
Jenna Atkinson

Another year has come to a close. Everyone is excited for the opportunity to start fresh and find ways to improve themselves in the upcoming year. Here are the top 15 ways you can ensure you set yourself up for your most successful year yet in 2015.

5 Things People With Hefty Savings Don't Do

Posted 12.31.2014 | OWN

A counterintuitive way to look at building up your vacation fund, and more tricks you can steal from those with big bank accounts. By Lynn Andriani...

3 Investing Lessons We Learned Last Year

WiserAdvisor.com | Posted 03.01.2015 | Money
WiserAdvisor.com

Let's take a look at this past year in terms of the markets, economy and overall financial atmosphere -- and see what lessons we can apply to the year ahead.

Reflecting on MyBankTracker's 2014 Banking Predictions

MyBankTracker | Posted 03.01.2015 | Money
MyBankTracker

Well, 2014 is coming to a close. It's that time when MyBankTracker reflects on the banking trends that we predicted would take focus in the past year....

7 Ways To Secure Your Financial Future

Donny Gamble | Posted 06.25.2015 | Money
Donny Gamble

Your financial future is incredibly important. If there is anything we have learned from the recent financial crisis, it is that we can only count on ourselves to make sure our financial future is secure.

The Management Consultant's Guide to New Years Resolutions

Michael Ruderman | Posted 02.28.2015 | Business
Michael Ruderman

How do you pick just one resolution for the new year? Exercise more? Save more money? Spend more time with family? The list of potential resolutions is quite overwhelming.

5 Wedding Details Your Guests Won't Notice At All (So Skip 'Em!)

BRIDES | Posted 02.26.2015 | Weddings
BRIDES

There are just some things that simply aren't worth it because your guests won't notice or remember them in the long run.

What's The Best Way To Keep Last-Minute Holiday Spending Under Control?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 02.23.2015 | Money
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

The season of giving -- and by association, spending -- can make it easy to just pull out the credit cards and buy. But before you give in to the impulse to buy those last few (and often unnecessary) gifts, step back and make some mindful choices.

7 Financial Moves To Make Before New Year's Eve

Credit.com | Posted 02.22.2015 | Money
Credit.com

Didn't 2014 just start? At least that's the way it feels to me. Well, regardless of how things seem, the reality is the year is just about over. But that doesn't mean you can't make a big impact on your financial future before the big ball drops in Times Square.

It's All About That Rate: Navigating Your Student Loan Refinancing Options

Aryea Aranoff | Posted 02.18.2015 | Money
Aryea Aranoff

As an employee of a bank offering a national student loan refinance and consolidation program, I often speak with recent graduates looking for guidance on questions regarding their student loans. So, for those of you who still don't fully understand how student loan refinancing works, let me help you out.

9 Bad Shopping Habits You Should Ditch By 30

LearnVest | Posted 02.17.2015 | Money
LearnVest

Although everyone could probably benefit from a smart-spending lesson or two, today, we're talking to you 20-somethings. While you haven't had all that much time as an adult to establish your shopping routines and habits, you've had enough time to start developing some.

How Capitalist Visionaries Will Change The World

Arjan Schütte | Posted 02.16.2015 | Business
Arjan Schütte

The developed world functions in no small part at the will of the free markets' Invisible Hand. But sadly our free markets and our financial systems have also left a toll on millions and have yet to touch billions.

How Many Credit Cards Do You Really Need?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 02.16.2015 | Money
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

Credit card sign-up incentives are everywhere these days because they work. But while saving money or adding up miles may sound enticing at the time, you also need to consider the potentially serious consequences when you carry too many cards.

5 Ways to Be Financially Stronger After Turning 25

Ashley Massis | Posted 02.15.2015 | Money
Ashley Massis

You've figured out a few things about the job market, and chances are, you've received a raise or two. With that extra money, come bigger purchases and thoughts about investing. After 25, you'll most likely make or consider these five financial changes/investments...

5 Things Millennials Should Consider Before Buying A Home

Graham Ober | Posted 02.15.2015 | Money
Graham Ober

Even if your credit score isn't up to snuff or the costs seem to high right now, you can get your finances into better shape before you try to buy your first home.

Smart Shopping: How to Spend Money and Feel Great Long-Term

Miriam Ava | Posted 02.15.2015 | Money
Miriam Ava

By now most of us have realized and put into practice that saving and investing money is vital to achieving financial fitness; so then, what's the smartest way to spend the money you choose to spend?

5 Reasons Housing May Be Headed for Trouble

Richard Barrington | Posted 02.10.2015 | Money
Richard Barrington

The housing market has been on a roll recently, with some markets even recovering to their peak 2006 levels. That sounds good, until you remember what 2006 was like.

Finding The Right Financial Advisor -- Where To Start?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 02.09.2015 | Money
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

Financial advice isn't all or nothing. You're in control and can choose the type and amount you want.

Should I Choose a High- or Low-Deductible Health Insurance Plan?

Christina LaMontagne | Posted 02.09.2015 | Money
Christina LaMontagne

Depending on your income, you could qualify for assistance on your monthly premiums or cost-sharing expenses. Make sure you explore these potential discounts before writing off a plan due to cost.

Travel in Style in Retirement

Jacob Gold | Posted 02.09.2015 | Money
Jacob Gold

Traveling during retirement can be one of the most rewarding and exciting experiences of your life. By planning ahead and taking the necessary precautions, you can turn this dream into reality.

Year-End Tax Planning Ideas For Big Savings

Bill Ringham | Posted 02.08.2015 | Money
Bill Ringham

With less than a month left in the year, you can easily get a rough idea of how much you will owe in taxes for the 2014 tax year. If your anticipated tax bill is giving you sticker shock, there are a number of investment moves you can take between now and the end of the year to help reduce your tax liability for the 2014 tax year.

Holiday Shopping in Hard Times

Kathleen Weldon | Posted 02.08.2015 | Business
Kathleen Weldon

The holiday season is in full swing, and for many Americans that means just one thing: shopping. But in a difficult economy, can the public afford its annual spending spree?