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7 Times Being Lazy Costs You Money

GOBankingRates | Posted 08.21.2015 | Business
GOBankingRates

There's nothing wrong with a little laziness. After all, someone has to make the overachievers of the world look good. When your lazy tendencies begin to have a negative impact on your finances, however, it's time to change your behavior.

11 Up-and-Coming U.S. Housing Markets

GOBankingRates | Posted 08.20.2015 | Business
GOBankingRates

GOBankingRates reviewed housing and lifestyle-related data -- including housing affordability, job growth, home sales, and emerging real estate trends -- to identify the top 11 up-and-coming housing markets for U.S. home buyers.

9 Money Habits to Master Before Your 30's

GOBankingRates | Posted 08.18.2015 | Business
GOBankingRates

With rising student loan debt, millennials are struggling to put money away for retirement -- or at all. The key to taking control of your finances, however, is to start young.

30 Ways to Avoid Spending Money This Summer

GOBankingRates | Posted 08.17.2015 | Business
GOBankingRates

Summer is the most carefree season but that doesn't mean you have to relax your budget to enjoy it. There are plenty of free things to do this summer that allow you to make the most of warm weather.

Cut Down on Monthly Household Expenses with these 4 Simple Strategies

Sarah Pike | Posted 08.10.2015 | HuffPost Home
Sarah Pike

We'd all like to have a little more money in our bank accounts. One of the best ways to start adding to your balance is by cutting down on household expenses like Internet and TV.

How to Prepare Your Finances for a Career Change

Carrie Smith | Posted 08.06.2015 | Business
Carrie Smith

Money is a big factor for most of us: whether we like it or not, most of our decisions rely at least partly on how much cash is in our bank account -- and this applies to careers choices as well.

How to Talk About Money With Your Aging Parents

GOBankingRates | Posted 07.22.2015 | Money
GOBankingRates

Addressing your aging parents' finances is not easy. Trust me, I know. Several years ago when my mom started showing signs of memory loss, I had conversations with her about her finances.

How to Be Richer in One Year

GOBankingRates | Posted 07.13.2015 | Business
GOBankingRates

If you're serious about building a better financial foundation and meeting monetary goals, there are steps you can take. You won't see the changes overnight, but commit to one or more of these strategies, and within a year you'll be richer.

Money Is Not About Finances, It's About Emotions

Deevra Norling | Posted 06.16.2015 | Money
Deevra Norling

A change in our financial situation starts with a change in how we think about money. Clearing out the negative thoughts about money will remove the blockages that are preventing money from flowing to us.

Making Your Portfolio Retirement Ready

Jacob Gold | Posted 05.29.2015 | Money
Jacob Gold

For many people, one of the biggest adjustments in retired life is learning how to manage their money without the regular income sources they've grown accustomed to in their working years.

What Does It Mean to Be Financially Capable?

Andrea Levere | Posted 06.28.2015 | Money
Andrea Levere

In case you missed it, April was National Financial Capability Month. For those of you who don't live and breathe the subject on a daily basis, as I do, an explanation may be in order.

Why Are Women So Afraid to Talk About Money?

Steve Rhode | Posted 06.23.2015 | 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 05.31.2015 | 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 05.16.2015 | 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 04.26.2015 | 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?