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7 Reasons You Need An Emergency Fund

7 Reasons You Need An Emergency Fund

04.17.2014
Saving up your hard-earned cash to stash away an emergency fund? Well, it can be a hard sell. Spare cash can be hard to come by, and, after...
10 Things I Learned in My 20s About Investing

10 Things I Learned in My 20s About Investing

04.16.2014
I didn't want to work the next five, 10, or 30 years of my life and have nothing to show for it. I started to venture outside my comfort...
Will You Outlive Your Money? Simple Question, But Do You Have the Answer?

Will You Outlive Your Money? Simple Question, But Do You Have the Answer?

04. 3.2014
Don't be a deer in the headlights. Figure out the answer to the question.
Financially Speaking -- Are We An Illiterate Nation?

Financially Speaking -- Are We An Illiterate Nation?

04. 2.2014
Those volunteering for military service are given basic training before being sent into battle. Shouldn't your child have some basic preparation...
The President and the Pope: What's Missing From Their Inequality Talk

The President and the Pope: What's Missing From Their Inequality Talk

04. 1.2014
We knew before the meeting that economic inequality would be a topic of discussion, and afterwards we were told it was part of the conversation....
Why I Went on a Cash-Only Diet

Why I Went on a Cash-Only Diet

03.18.2014
It was after several months of blowing between $800 and $1,200 on food alone that I realized it was time for a change.

Smart Tips for Your Tax Refund

02.12.2014
While few people will regret saving money, another wallet-friendly option is to invest your tax refund into money-saving projects, such...
Mr. President, This Is My America

Mr. President, This Is My America

02. 4.2014
This is America today. We have no running water; we use a hose to fill jugs. At night, in my bed, when it's cold out, my blanket can freeze...
8 Tips for Financial Wellness

8 Tips for Financial Wellness

01.31.2014
Need all those cable channels? Need that gym membership if you only go once a week?
Building Better Balance Sheets In 2014

Building Better Balance Sheets In 2014

01.28.2014
The news is already filled with advice on how to build better finances or warnings that Americans' balance sheets are tilted too far toward...
3 Ways Your Brain Is Derailing Your Retirement

3 Ways Your Brain Is Derailing Your Retirement

01.27.2014
The human brain is pretty well-equipped to handle immediate problems and issues, but it's not so hot at making plans for the future. If...

Big Tax Refunds Really Are Good

01.23.2014
For many taxpayers, the income tax return and corresponding income tax refund is the largest single financial transaction of the year --...
10 Out-Of-The-Box Ways To Pad Your Savings Account

10 Out-Of-The-Box Ways To Pad Your Savings Account

01.15.2014
Having a healthy savings account is a great way to start building your financial foundation. It's essential to have an "emergency fund"...