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6 Personal Finance Tips for Women

PaladinRegistry.com | Posted 01.21.2016 | Business
PaladinRegistry.com

My mom was widowed at age 48. I have 3 sisters. I know how difficult it can be to be a financially independent woman. I'm passionate about helping women feel secure and confident in handling their personal finances

REPAYE vs. Refinancing for Medical Residents and Fellows

Aryea Aranoff | Posted 01.20.2016 | Education
Aryea Aranoff

This is the final installment of a two-part series explaining everything a physician should know about the new federal student loan repayment progra...

A Few Ideas to Improve Your Money Management Skills

Carol Morgan | Posted 01.20.2016 | Money
Carol Morgan

Do you know where all your money goes? Do you know how much money you spend on things like going out to eat, seeing a movie, buying beer, or purchasing clothes? Most people don't.

Revised Pay As You Earn: Everything You Need to Know About REPAYE for Doctors

Aryea Aranoff | Posted 01.11.2016 | Education
Aryea Aranoff

This is part one of a two-part series that explains everything a physician should know about the new federal student loan repayment program, REPAYE....

How Student Loans Can Wreck a New Marriage

Aryea Aranoff | Posted 12.16.2015 | College
Aryea Aranoff

Are you a newlywed or thinking about getting married? Combining families, homes, cars, and even bank accounts is expected and embraced by most couples entering marriage. But there's one thing that many newlyweds forget they'll be sharing when they say, "I do"--their spouse's student loan debt.

6 Tips for Boosting Your Credit Score in 2016

CompareCards | Posted 12.15.2015 | Education
CompareCards

Paying monthly bills is a necessary chore that has a definite effect on your credit score. According to the FICO scoring model, your payments account for as much as 35 percent of your total score. Create reminders for due dates or establish a calendar for yourself to ensure you get everything paid on time.

Stop! Don't Sign Your Divorce Papers Until You Do This One Crucial Thing

Abby Rodman, LICSW | Posted 11.15.2015 | Divorce
Abby Rodman, LICSW

he deliberations dragged on so long, I just couldn't stand the wait any longer. Add to that an attorney who was admittedly distracted during the negotiations, and you've got a pretty certain recipe for settlement dissatisfaction. And I don't want the same for you.

Allowance for Nothing and Nothing for Doing Your Chores

Margaret Ruvoldt | Posted 10.19.2015 | Parents
Margaret Ruvoldt

An ongoing conversation with parents I know is how to use allowance and chores either together or separately to teach our children about responsibility and the value of money. There is no easy answer here.

10 Best and Worst Deals at Whole Foods

GOBankingRates | Posted 10.09.2015 | Business
GOBankingRates

Whole Foods' reputation for being pricey earned it the nickname Whole Paycheck, but the grocery chain, which specializes in organic fare, does offer some deals. Read on to find out which Whole Foods deals are the best -- and which are the worst.

Why Happy People Earn More Money

GOBankingRates | Posted 10.08.2015 | Business
GOBankingRates

By Cameron Huddleston, Columnist It's generally assumed that greater wealth leads to happiness. In fact, several studies have tried to pinpoint the ...

Travel Prep: 10 Financial To-Dos Before Going on a Trip

GOBankingRates | Posted 10.08.2015 | Business
GOBankingRates

By Caroline Hailey, Contributor While people may disagree on many topics, there's one thing that most all of us can agree on: vacations are great. ...

30 Ways to Increase Your Take-Home Income

GOBankingRates | Posted 10.08.2015 | Business
GOBankingRates

By Caroline Banton, Contributor A sudden promotion or raise might seem unlikely, but there are many ways to boost your paycheck that you might not ...

Financial Savvy: Investment Risk vs. Market Volatility

David Rae | Posted 10.08.2015 | Business
David Rae

When the stock market goes crazy, people go nuts. The ensuing insecurity has them thinking that stashing their money in a mattress at home is safer than investing it anywhere with anyone. But one should know the differences between risk and volatility to avoid silly and irrational investing mistakes. Let's clear the confusion once and for all.

Love and Money: Why Financial Intimacy Is a Must

John F. Sweeney | Posted 10.06.2015 | Weddings
John F. Sweeney

The odometer on our family's 2007 Toyota Highlander Hybrid hit 100,000 one recent weekend and the kids went wild. Sure, they were jazzed that our family ride was hitting an important milestone. But they really hoped the six figures on the dashboard would finally prompt my wife and me to retire our current car and buy a snazzier set of wheels.

Families, Not Services, Lead Change

Mauricio Lim Miller | Posted 09.29.2015 | Impact
Mauricio Lim Miller

Programs cannot replicate the innovation, ingenuity and cultural appropriateness of what families do for themselves. Further, programs cannot provide the ongoing emotional support that peers provide.

Your 4-Step Financial Checklist to Buying a Home

GoGirl Finance | Posted 09.11.2015 | Money
GoGirl Finance

Buying a home is one of the biggest traditional mile markers in American life. Although many millennials are happy to rent, more and more members of Gen Y are finally starting to dip their toes into the waters of home ownership.

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.