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10 Best and Worst Deals at Whole Foods

GOBankingRates | Posted 10.09.2015 | Business

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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.