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Avoiding A Personal Retirement Crisis

Stuart Robertson | Posted 05.06.2015 | Money
Stuart Robertson

With the future of Social Security uncertain and an increasing number of workers approaching retirement, having access to intuitive, low-cost retirement plans along with a sound strategy to work toward retirement goals is more important than ever.

Resetting Your Retirement After Divorce

Jason Alderman | Posted 04.23.2015 | Money
Jason Alderman

Starting a new life after divorce introduces many financial challenges. Retirement may seem far away, but it should stay at the top of the list.

Salvationists Are Asking the Wrong Quesitons

Tom Gerdy | Posted 04.21.2015 | Religion
Tom Gerdy

She grabbed me by the arm, almost ripping it from the socket, and pulled me into another room away from the front door as the doorbell rang. Her index finger was at her lips, and I understood that I was supposed to be silent.

7 Ways to Go Broke

Barry Choi | Posted 05.24.2015 | Money
Barry Choi

Finding tips to save money is easy, but what are the things that make us go broke? If you're doing any of the following you might already be on the path of financial destruction.

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Stanley Ely | Posted 04.25.2015 | Money
Stanley Ely

Tell me, when you scrape through from one check to the next, how is a young guy to save anything? Look me up for other accomplishments.

9 Simple Money Moves You Can Make In 10 Minutes Or Less

LearnVest | Posted 04.21.2015 | Money
LearnVest

Minding your money doesn't have to be time-consuming. No, really! There are plenty of quick and simple steps you can take that can have a positive impact on your financial wellbeing.

Getting Serious? Five Important Money Questions to Ask

Jason Alderman | Posted 04.13.2015 | Money
Jason Alderman

This Valentine's Day, consider thinking beyond the roses and candlelit dinners to a potential future of merged finances. If your relationship is heading that way, a discussion is essential before making the move.

Tools For Starting The New Year Right: 5 Financial Hacks For Millennials

Credit.com | Posted 03.22.2015 | Money
Credit.com

No matter what went wrong for you financially last year, the new year is an opportunity to turn everything around and start fresh -- 2015 just might be the year you finally get your financial house in order.

8 Steps To Building Better Financial Habits

LearnVest | Posted 03.10.2015 | Money
LearnVest

Whether you're looking to pad your emergency fund, contribute more to retirement or save up enough to buy a new home, good habits may eventually help you make even the biggest financial goals a reality.

Buckle Down Or Mess Around? You Decide

Jonathan K. DeYoe | Posted 02.21.2015 | Money
Jonathan K. DeYoe

There are goods and services many of us decide to pay for, because we value the help of someone who knows what they're doing -- especially when we don't. Financial services are no different.

5 Millennial Power Saving Tips -– Ways to Live Frugal Part 2

Leeanne Brennan | Posted 02.01.2015 | Money
Leeanne Brennan

Sticking to a budget is as much of a sick mental game as it is a practical life strategy. For Millennials like me who are desperately struggling to climb our way out of debt, we're willing to go the road less traveled.

You Can Train Your Brain To Make Smarter Money Decisions. Here's How

LearnVest | Posted 01.20.2015 | Money
LearnVest

The human mind doesn't always work in our best interests when it comes to spending decisions. But the good news is that scientists are trying to tackle the problem -- and uncover how we can retrain our brains to make better choices.

8 Best Apps For Saving Big This Holiday Season

LearnVest | Posted 01.18.2015 | Money
LearnVest

The to-do lists you're already scribbling for the upcoming holiday season likely feel endless -- not to mention packed with pricey items to purchase. Fortunately, you don't have to pay an arm and a leg -- or even full price -- to ensure your holidays are merry and bright this year.

You're Finally Debt-Free. Now What?

LearnVest | Posted 01.13.2015 | Money
LearnVest

It's a surprisingly common position to be in: You finally achieve the impossible (or at least what seemed impossible for a long time) and become debt-free, but instead of feeling financially empowered, you have a deer-in-the-headlights episode. You're so accustomed to being in debt that you don't quite know what to do without it.

Why Millennials Need to Start Investing and Why They Haven't Yet

Robert Farrington | Posted 01.13.2015 | Money
Robert Farrington

Investing paired with smart personal finance skills, like budgeting and tracking expenses, is the fastest way to wealth. The earlier you get started investing the better.

What's The Best College Saving Strategy When You Have Young Kids?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 01.12.2015 | Money
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

And as important as it is to start saving for college, it's equally important to be strategic about how you do it. From tax considerations to investing to understanding financial aid formulas, there are ways to get more mileage out of your money.

What To Do When Your House Becomes An Empty Nest

Simple. Thrifty. Living. | Posted 01.11.2015 | Fifty
Simple. Thrifty. Living.

It's a sad moment when the last of your kids leaves home. While it can be emotional, you should also remember that you no longer have to pay for braces or broken arms or feeding growing kids, which means your finances will be freed up a bit.

Ben Walsh

Sorry, But Saving Money Won't Make You Rich

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Walsh | Posted 11.03.2014 | Business

If you think you can save your way to wealth, you’re wrong. Spending less than you make is not the path to riches. Instead, wealth comes and goes as asset prices – real estate, stocks, and bonds – rise and fall.

3 Crucial Money To-Dos For Every Decade Of Life

LearnVest | Posted 12.30.2014 | Money
LearnVest

If you adopt a marathon approach to money, it can allow you to take a more holistic look at your overall financial picture to see how decisions that you make in your 20s and 30s can impact your 40s, 50s and beyond.

How I'm Saving 40 Percent Of My Pay

LearnVest | Posted 12.17.2014 | Money
LearnVest

I've never been very good at saving. I'm a spender -- shoes, trips, nights out, you name it. It's a fact that became especially apparent to me when I found myself saddled with $10,000 of credit card debt after graduating from college.

How To Budget For Holiday Travel

WiserAdvisor.com | Posted 12.03.2014 | Money
WiserAdvisor.com

Many people start thinking about their holiday plans -- and their budget for those plans -- around October or November, just a month or two before they need to start traveling and buying gifts.

Real-Life Grocery Budgets For 4 Common Households

LearnVest | Posted 12.02.2014 | HuffPost Home
LearnVest

Grocery shopping sometimes feels like you're buying a car: Either you marvel at the great deal you got -- or get sticker shock after all the costs are added up.

Here's The First Thing You Should Do With Every Paycheck

GOBankingRates | Posted 11.09.2014 | Money
GOBankingRates

Here's the problem: Once you get paid, your money has to go several places at once. Bills need to be paid, credit card balances need to be settled, groceries need to be bought, perhaps even some nonessentials, too -- and, in all the shuffle, the money that you should be saving becomes your discretionary income.

I'm Planning To Retire In My 30s. Here's How

LearnVest | Posted 10.19.2014 | Money
LearnVest

Later this year, at the age of 32, I plan to quit my full-time job as a software developer and don't intend to look for another one. By then, I expect my portfolio will be large enough to fund my essential expenses for at least the next 30 years, if not indefinitely, so that getting another 9-to-5 job becomes an option rather than a necessity.

How To Become Rich

Ammarah Aftab | Posted 10.08.2014 | Money
Ammarah Aftab

Contrary to popular belief, any one can become rich. Yes, I mean ANYONE. Your gender, race and whether you graduated from college or not is immaterial in deciding your fate in this arena.