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Why Are Women So Afraid to Talk About Money?

Steve Rhode | Posted 04.23.2015 | Money
Steve Rhode

A fantastic Emily Birken article was sent to me to ponder over by the Personal Finance Syndication Network. It's a great source of the latest personal...

How Age, Gender, and Marital Status Affect Your Car Insurance

Laura Adams | Posted 04.02.2015 | Money
Laura Adams

According to the study, marital status is almost as significant in car insurance pricing as age and gender. On average, a married 20-year-old pays 21 percent less than a single 20-year-old for the same policy

5 Tools That Can Help You Build Wealth for the Future

Miranda Marquit | Posted 03.19.2015 | Money
Miranda Marquit

One of the difficulties associated with getting ahead when it comes to your personal finances is the fact that it can be hard to know where to start. Building wealth for the future is a daunting task.

What's In Your Wallet?

David A. Dedman | Posted 02.27.2015 | Money
David A. Dedman

A couple of years ago I was asked, "What's in your wallet?" I wasn't being asked if I had the best rewards credit card. I was talking to my doctor ...

People In Developing World Use Paperless Platforms To Get Loans, Build Credit

QUARTZ | Leo Mirani | Posted 02.18.2015 | Impact

In recent years, the banking and finance industries have not done a lot to earn the trust of consumers in the West. But in poor countries, basic finan...

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.

What Happy People Do Differently With Their Money

OWN | Posted 01.22.2015 | OWN

When it comes to saving money, many people work to put money away for the far-off future. While it's incredibly important to plan ahead financially, l...

10 Ways Couples Can Save Money and Avoid Breaking up

Amandah Blackwell | Posted 03.11.2015 | Money
Amandah Blackwell

If you want to avoid breaking up over finances, you'll want to find a way to save. Scrimping and saving may not sound fun, but it can make a difference in your relationship and the amount you have in your savings account.

3 F's for a Better You

Lubna Najjar | Posted 03.01.2015 | Small Business
Lubna Najjar

Why is it that some individuals are pushed to make personal amendments because of the new year while others are self-evaluating and making adjustments as needed? What does that mean in business?

Does Wanting More Put Me on the Naughty or Nice List?

Katie Tandy | Posted 02.22.2015 | Women
Katie Tandy

Wanting money for money's sake is bad, but needing money to maintain a certain quality of life is good. But what exactly does that mean? What is this elusive future "life"? And just what does it cost to maintain it?

Credit Card Debt: 12 Common Debt Habits That Lead to Financial Ruin

Amandah Blackwell | Posted 01.10.2015 | Money
Amandah Blackwell

The reasons for credit card debt vary from person-to-person. But there are some common debt habits that can lead to credit card debt and cause it to grow instead of shrink. Likewise, there are ways you can break free from the clutches of credit card debt.

6 Smart Ways Millennials Can Invest $1,000

MyBankTracker | Posted 12.27.2014 | Money
MyBankTracker

Millennials aren't known for being major financial risk-takers, as evidenced by their avoidance of credit cards and preference for cash. They're equal...

Daddy, I Want a Squirrel

Karen Ann Kennedy | Posted 12.14.2014 | Money
Karen Ann Kennedy

Anyone out there a fan of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory? I am! I know many diehard Willy Wonka fans were not happy with the remake, but I loved it!

Focusing on Financial Freedom May Cause a Personal Financial Meltdown

Amandah Blackwell | Posted 11.04.2014 | Money
Amandah Blackwell

Do you want financial freedom? If you're like me, you want a secure financial future, one in which you don't worry about paying the bills, you donate to your favorite causes, and easily pay for things, such as vacations, houses, cars or whatever it is you want. But what if financial freedom is the very thing that can destroy your finances?

Personal-Finance Hack Courtesy of Harvard

Jim Gibson | Posted 10.21.2014 | Money
Jim Gibson

Hey, it's OK, you are not alone. Seems like everybody is looking for the easy button, the get-out-of-jail-free card, a set of personal-finance hacks t...

Millennials: Before You Spend Another Dollar, STOP and Read These Tips! Don't Go Broke

Amandah Blackwell | Posted 10.15.2014 | Money
Amandah Blackwell

The One Dumb Mistake That Is Destroying Your Retirement

Amandah Blackwell | Posted 09.09.2014 | Money
Amandah Blackwell

Start saving for retirement today! While your kids may not like the fact that you won't co-sign for a student loan or even give them money toward college, it may be the right decision for you.

How to Bring Your Financial Life Online

Jeanette Pavini | Posted 08.24.2014 | Money
Jeanette Pavini

Even the most Internet savvy of us have at one time or another felt a little reluctance to bring our financial life online. And while it always comes with a risk, the truth is, you could be more at risk sending a bill payment by snail mail than you are paying it online.

What Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Can Teach You (And Me) About Retirement

April Rudin | Posted 08.09.2014 | Business
April Rudin

There it was, flickering on my Apple Cinema monitor: I was that 1 boomer in 3 with NO real retirement plan. I was totally busted. My head spun, and in the next few minutes, I went through all five stages of the Kübler-Ross grief model.

Receipts -- Can't Live With Them, Can't Live Without Them

David A. Dedman | Posted 06.30.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

I think we all can agree there is way too much paper in our lives! We get various statements, confirmations, letters, vouchers and receipt after re...

4 Tips For Tidying Your Finances This Spring

Jacob Gold | Posted 04.24.2014 | Money
Jacob Gold

As warmer weather arrives and households tackle spring cleaning to-dos, it is the perfect time to bring a simplified approach to your finances and "clean house."

6 Habits That Are Draining Your Wallet

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Kristen Sturt | Posted 04.22.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Here’s the bad news: Time and again, no matter how much you scrimp and save, impulse buys wreck your whole budget. ...

Divorce Confidential: The Importance of Being Financially Savvy During Divorce

Caroline Choi | Posted 06.18.2014 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

Budgeting your finances and being mindful of how you spend will be key in creating a foundation for a healthy financial picture going forward.

5 Steps to Giving Your Finances a Fresh Start

Carrie Smith | Posted 06.08.2014 | Money
Carrie Smith

Ahh, spring is in the air, which of course means time for spring cleaning! Many of us are finishing up (or just finished) our taxes, which means we're having a pretty up-close-and-personal look at our money situation. Which makes right now the perfect time to analyze everything for the upcoming year.

Three Costly Divorce Settlement Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Christian Denmon | Posted 03.23.2014 | Divorce
Christian Denmon

During divorce proceedings, the devil is truly in the details. One small oversight in a divorce settlement agreement can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars over the course of your lifetime. Here are three examples of small mistakes, based on real-life examples, in which one party has suffered devastating financial consequences.