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Best Credit Cards for Every Type of Traveler

SmarterTravel | Posted 04.19.2015 | Travel
SmarterTravel

Plastic is the best way for travelers to spend money: credit cards for big-ticket purchases, debit (ATM) cards for cash. But which cards to choose? Clearly there is no single best card. What's best for you depends on what you want by way of extras and special features.

Easy Steps to Getting the FAFSA Done

SALT | Posted 04.15.2015 | Money
SALT

While applying for financial aid may seem like a painful process, it's an important one. If you or your family need help paying for college, you should maximize your opportunities to receive financial aid. The FAFSA helps you do just that.

6 Common Myths About Financial Planning -- Busted

LearnVest | Posted 04.14.2015 | Money
LearnVest

A survey by Charles Schwab found that one in three people don't seek any outside input when it comes to managing their money. And, in large part, that could be due to some prevalent myths and misconceptions people have about using a financial adviser.

Love & Money: The Money Talk With Your Partner

James Nichols | Posted 04.14.2015 | Money
James Nichols

Money can be a source of friction in many relationships. Through open communication and shared ownership, a safety net and a strong plan for long-term savings, couples can come out of the money talk more financially savvy and connected than ever.

Love and Money: 3 Reasons to Talk Money With Your Partner

WiserAdvisor.com | Posted 04.14.2015 | Money
WiserAdvisor.com

Talking about money might feel unromantic. Some people consider it a taboo or impolite subject. And it tends to come with all sorts of emotional baggage we'd rather not drag into our blissful new relationship. But having "the money talk" early on is crucial to having a happy future together.

5 Considerations For Developing A Millennial Debt Community

Leeanne Brennan | Posted 04.13.2015 | Money
Leeanne Brennan

One of the defining characteristics of a millennial is our desire to share, and yet for a generation famous for its student loan debt, it's surprising that no community exists to unite us all.

Modern Love And Money: Who Picks Up The Check?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 04.13.2015 | Money
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

As if dating didn't come with enough uncertainties, today's variety of financial situations can add another layer of concern: Who pays for what? Traditionally, the male has always been expected to pay. But traditions change with the times -- right?

7 Steps to Stay Financially Fit in 2015 and Beyond

Andrew Plepler | Posted 02.11.2015 | Business
Andrew Plepler

Any fitness guru will tell you that the key to maintaining your health and staying fit is maintaining healthy habits and making small lifestyle change...

It's Time To Get A Clue

Mitch Roschelle | Posted 04.11.2015 | Money
Mitch Roschelle

Business is about managing and growing the bottom line. And to do that successfully, we need a workforce prepared to meet the challenges ahead. Yet, more than 46 percent of teens do not know how to create a budget and nearly 50 percent of teens are unsure of how to use a credit card effectively.

Financial Sense 301: Making It In The Real World

Chris Mettler | Posted 04.08.2015 | Money
Chris Mettler

College-related debt is increasing and millenials are facing difficult choices about their finances and their futures. The good news is that millenials also have more options than ever before; the job market is ever changing, technology is improving by the minute, and information is right at our fingertips.

Why Is 90 Percent of America Stressed About Money?

Steve Siebold | Posted 04.08.2015 | Money
Steve Siebold

The reality is acquiring money is more about consciousness than currency. Building your financial empire and reducing stress about finances starts with changing your thinking.

Financial Freedom (a Cautionary Tale for Women)

Shelley Wetton | Posted 04.08.2015 | Divorce
Shelley Wetton

Not all kids had the privilege of a mom picking them up from school each day, a mom who didn't have to work. Even then, through eight year old eyes, I grasped how fortunate I was my mom was taking me home.

Alex Sion: You've Got to Think of Everything as Investment

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 04.07.2015 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

This is part of the #CareerAdvice series - featuring successful professionals who share their advice to people who would want to take their career to...

Your Complete February 2015 Financial To-Do List

LearnVest | Posted 04.07.2015 | Money
LearnVest

It's February! The month when hearts, kisses and huggable stuffed animals abound -- and you're constantly reminded: All you need is love. But we think there's something else you need, too. (Hint: It's green, not pink.)

14 Best Tax Deals, Coupon Codes and Freebies for Filing Your 2014 Return

GOBankingRates | Posted 04.06.2015 | Money
GOBankingRates

Whether you're counting on a fat tax refund or dreading tax filing because you know you'll owe the government money, filing taxes shouldn't be expensive. There are ways to get affordable (or even free) tax filing software and help to keep more of your refund or lessen the financial sting of paying off your tax bill.

11 Ways to Celebrate Valentine's Day Without Going Broke

Amandah Blackwell | Posted 04.06.2015 | Money
Amandah Blackwell

You don't have to go into debt on Valentine's Day; you and your sweetie, or friends, can have a good time on a budget. Here are 11 swoon-worthy ways to celebrate Valentine's Day without going broke.

5 Mobile Apps Every Entrepreneur Should Have at Their Fingertips

Shannah L. Compton | Posted 04.05.2015 | Business
Shannah L. Compton

The life of an entrepreneur has many perks, including the ability to work from almost anywhere at anytime. Getting a business up and running in this technology driven society is a breeze compared to even just a few a years ago. Every aspect of your business can be run and managed from your virtual office (aka your laptop and cell phone).

Time to Stress Test Your Investments

David A. Dedman | Posted 04.05.2015 | Money
David A. Dedman

When I think of a stress test, I imagine a patient in a doctor's office, running on a treadmill, with tons of sensor patches connected all over the ch...

The Too-Much-of-a-Good-Thing Economy

Richard Barrington | Posted 04.04.2015 | Business
Richard Barrington

You know the old expression "Be careful what you wish for; it may actually come true"? Well, somewhere there are a bunch of early-1980s economists who may now be regretting what they wished for 35 years ago.

4 Things I Wish I Knew About Money in my 20s

Shannah L. Compton | Posted 04.03.2015 | Money
Shannah L. Compton

You can learn from the past in ways that weren't available even a few years ago. You can turn money mishaps that your parents might have made into money victories for yourself. But first, you've got to get money smart.

Financial Sense 201: Going Beyond The Classroom And Making Smart Financial Choices Now

Chris Mettler | Posted 04.01.2015 | College
Chris Mettler

It is not possible for every student to graduate from college debt free. However, it is crucial to make smart financial decisions while still in school to limit the financial burden as much as possible, as this will have a direct and lasting impact on your financial health for the rest of your life.

What Sundance Stars Brittany Snow and American Authors Carry in Their Wallets

GOBankingRates | Posted 03.31.2015 | Money
GOBankingRates

We caught up with Brittany Snow in Park City where she hosted a VIP event with a live performance by American Authors to celebrate the launch of Lipton's new Sparkling Iced Tea. To get the inside scoop on what Snow and the American Authors bandmates keep in their wallets, we asked them two questions.

5 College Savings Plans That Could Save You Money

WiserAdvisor.com | Posted 03.31.2015 | Money
WiserAdvisor.com

he cost of a college education these days (average yearly tuition for 2013-2014) ranges from $8,000 for in-state public college students to $30,000 for private college students, and historically rises faster than the level of inflation.

25 Financial Terms Everyone Should Know

LearnVest | Posted 03.31.2015 | Money
LearnVest

Do you know your AGI from your ARM from your PMI? Or does the mere mention of those acronyms make you go, "Huh?" If you don't speak personal finance, don't worry -- we're here to help.

Cash Or Credit -- Which Is The Smarter Way To Pay?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 03.30.2015 | Money
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

While today's technology makes it easy and seemingly practical to use our credit cards for everything, when it comes to paying the bill, it still takes money. And that's where it may pay to be a bit old fashioned.