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How to Escape the Paycheck-to-Paycheck Trap

Lama Farran | Posted 07.24.2016 | 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 07.23.2016 | 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 07.23.2016 | 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 07.19.2016 | 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 07.22.2016 | 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 07.21.2016 | 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 07.21.2016 | 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 07.17.2016 | 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 07.16.2016 | 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 07.15.2016 | 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 07.15.2016 | 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 07.13.2016 | 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 07.11.2016 | 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 07.13.2016 | 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 07.13.2016 | 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 07.11.2016 | 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 07.10.2016 | 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 07.09.2016 | 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.

Andrew Lord

Here's How Much $100 Is Worth In Each State

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrew Lord | Posted 07.09.2015 | Business

$100 just doesn't go as far in New York as it does in Mississippi.

My Son's First Paycheck and His Tax Revelation

David A. Dedman | Posted 07.09.2016 | Business
David A. Dedman

We all remember that first summer job after our 16th birthday. Some of us can remember bussing tables, working the drive thru window or mowing yards for some extra money.

Squash Holiday Debt by Saving in July

Chris Mettler | Posted 07.06.2016 | Business
Chris Mettler

With all the holiday parties, gifts, and travel costs associated with the holidays, it can be incredibly easy to incur debt if you aren't careful. The best way to prepare for the holidays is to make a list, prepare a budget and start saving ahead of time.

10 Things You Need to Know About Saving Money in July

GOBankingRates | Posted 07.02.2016 | Business
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July: Climatologists agree that July 24 is the hottest day of the year in the U.S., but the tenth of every month during the summer feels the hottest to me ... that's the day our electric bill arrives in the mail.

17 Creative Ways to Save Money at Disneyland

GOBankingRates | Posted 07.02.2016 | Travel
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The "happiest place on earth" is a top destination on many families' bucket lists. If you plan ahead, this magical, unforgettable experience doesn't have to put a large dent in your budget. Here are some tried-and-true tips for saving money while enjoying your Disneyland experience.

How to Trick Yourself Into Paying Off Your Credit Card Debt

GOBankingRates | Posted 07.01.2016 | Business
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Paying off credit card debt might be one of the best moves for your personal finances. This can improve your cash flow, giving you an opportunity to build an emergency fund or save for retirement. Plus paying off credit cards helps increase your credit score.

The Couponing Guide for Shoppers Who Don't Want to Look Cheap

GOBankingRates | Posted 07.01.2016 | Money
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If the eye-rolling and heavy sighs of impatient customers waiting for the cashier to process your stack of coupons leave you utterly mortified, extreme couponing might not be for you. But, that doesn't mean you should avoid couponing altogether.