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What Pet Should I Get? What Dr. Seuss's Books Teach Your Kids About Money

GOBankingRates | Posted 08.03.2015 | Money
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By Paul Sisolak, Contributor "I will do it right now. I will do it!" I said. "I will make up the mind that is up in my head." Yes, Dr. Seuss is ...

How to Fund a Last-Minute Summer Vacation Without Credit Cards

GOBankingRates | Posted 08.03.2015 | Money
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Before you pull out the plastic, you might want to explore some alternative ways to fund your trip that don't include double-digit interest rates.

How To Plan A Wedding When You Don't Believe In Having One

Miranda Sam | Posted 08.03.2015 | Weddings
Miranda Sam

Would you consider yourself a typical bride? If you get sick at the idea of taking a loan out for your wedding, or feel that diamond rings are more marketing gimmick than romantic symbol, consider yourself a practical anti-Pinterest bride.

3 Mistakes You're Making Before a Big Purchase

GOBankingRates | Posted 07.31.2015 | Money
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You won't do your wallet any favors by waiting for an appliance, computer, television or other big-ticket item to stop working before buying a replacement.

5 Signs You Have a Spending Problem

GOBankingRates | Posted 07.31.2015 | Money
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Some might be relying on credit or dipping into savings to cover their spending because they are having trouble making ends meet. And, some might be simply living beyond their means.

How to Raise a Future Millionaire

Bob Stammers | Posted 07.30.2015 | Business
Bob Stammers

It is never too early to teach your children about the value of money and how to manage it. Kids are constantly learning - both inside and outside the classroom - and parents can play a key role in developing their kids' financial habits.

Here's Where You'll Find Free Hot Dogs on National Hot Dog Day 2015

GOBankingRates | Posted 07.24.2015 | Business
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Whether you like your hot dog loaded up with ketchup and mustard, deep-fried, or smothered in chili, you can find deals for cheap or free hot dogs on National Hot Dog Day.

How to Escape the Paycheck-to-Paycheck Trap

Lama Farran | Posted 07.24.2015 | Business
Lama Farran

Through my coaching work, I have often observed the same unhealthy financial habits that push families into that tight corner. So, in order to avoid getting trapped in the paycheck-to-paycheck spiral, I recommend incorporating some of these healthy habits into your lifestyle.

5 Ways to Prepare for an Unexpected Pregnancy

GoGirl Finance | Posted 07.23.2015 | Women
GoGirl Finance

If you or anyone you know has ever had an unexpected pregnancy, you know all of the emotions and shock that come with it. It may take a few weeks to get used to the idea of being pregnant. Then you have to tell your family and assess how you will handle this huge change in your life that you weren't necessarily preparing for.

5 Signs Your Parents Are the Victims of a Financial Scam

GOBankingRates | Posted 07.23.2015 | Money
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If they've been targeted by scammers, report it to the FTC, their state attorney general and state consumer protection office.

The Topic of Money

Hope Kumor | Posted 07.22.2015 | College
Hope Kumor

Money has always been an awkward topic I choose not to talk about. The reason could be because I never really had money. I grew up in a middle class family and money was tight at times.

How to Talk About Money With Your Aging Parents

GOBankingRates | Posted 07.22.2015 | Money
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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 Invest $50,000

GOBankingRates | Posted 07.21.2015 | Business
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It's a great problem to have, most would agree. Through an inheritance, life insurance proceeds, the sale of a property or other sources of income, suddenly you have $50,000 you want to invest -- and you want to do it wisely.

10 Ways to Cut $500 off Your Monthly Bills

GOBankingRates | Posted 07.21.2015 | Money
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Surely, you've heard the advice to cut out discretionary expenses -- such as a daily latte -- to save money. It's true that those small savings can add up and provide a little more wiggle room in your budget. But what about those necessary expenditures?

10 Open House Red Flags To Watch Out For Before Buying A Home

GOBankingRates | Posted 07.20.2015 | HuffPost Home
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Summer is the prime time for moving and new home purchases. Certain warning signs during an open house, however, should have you questioning a property. As you embark on your open house adventures this summer, watch out for these red flags to avoid buying a money pit.

31 Fun, Free Things to Do This Summer

GOBankingRates | Posted 07.16.2015 | Travel
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Summertime, and the livin' is easy. And in the summertime, the fun can also be free. Read on to see the 31 free and fun things you can do this summer if you're on a budget.

Why Your 40s Are a Good Time to Downsize Your Home

GOBankingRates | Posted 07.16.2015 | Business
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If you downsize in your 40s, and invest that $75,000 in a portfolio with a mix of stocks and bonds with a 6.5 percent annual rate of return, it could grow to nearly $250,000 over 20 years.

4 Investments Millennials Like -- But Baby Boomers Don't

GOBankingRates | Posted 07.15.2015 | Business
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For now and the near future, baby boomers and millennials alike will command marketers' attention because of their size and buying power. It'll be interesting to see where the world goes as these demographic shifts play out and markets respond, yielding new investment opportunities.

4 Ways to Prepare for a Spending Diet

GoGirl Finance | Posted 07.13.2015 | Women
GoGirl Finance

Becoming debt free is a journey that may seem difficult at times. But -- with some hard work and diligence -- it is possible to come out on the other side.

5 Things NOT to Do With Your Money as a Recent Grad

Michael Ruderman | Posted 07.13.2015 | Business
Michael Ruderman

If you're a recent grad, I bet you're entering your first summer out of college with a shower of advice from family and friends. You probably just want to get a cool job, move into an apartment with furniture that actually matches, and party with your friends.

21 Free or Cheap Date Ideas

GOBankingRates | Posted 07.13.2015 | Women
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You don't have to give up fun if you're on a super-tight budget. You just have to get creative. Try these cheap date ideas to have a great -- and potentially romantic -- time without breaking your budget or even without spending any money at all.

How to Be Richer in One Year

GOBankingRates | Posted 07.13.2015 | Business
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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.

7 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Deciding to Retire

GOBankingRates | Posted 07.11.2015 | Business
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Few Americans save enough for retirement. Whether due to financial issues or a lack of foresight, a lot of people either don't give much thought to retirement or are unable to save up enough to help them fund their elder years.

Amazon Prime Day 2015: Best Deals for July 15

GOBankingRates | Posted 07.10.2015 | Business
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Amazon is turning 20 next week, and to celebrate this landmark event the online retailer is offering a huge sale under the name of Prime Day. The July 15 sales event will feature giveaways and discounts steep enough to rival those of Black Friday.

15 Things Wealthy People Do Every Day

GOBankingRates | Posted 07.09.2015 | Business
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13. New York Times best-selling author Brendon Burchard -- who hangs out with the likes of Bill Gates and Richard Branson -- consistently blocks out time to create. He says it's a habit of the super-successful, as noted in Entrepreneur magazine.