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How to Turn Your End of Year Charitable Contributions Into Tax Savings

How to Turn Your End of Year Charitable Contributions Into Tax Savings

Lisa Greene-Lewis, CPA  12.24.2014
While many of us show our generosity throughout the year by donating to charity and volunteering our time to help causes we support, there's...
For The Kids: The Gift That Keeps On Giving

For The Kids: The Gift That Keeps On Giving

Rich Linton  12.18.2014
As the holidays approach, so do requests from family and friends about what to give the kids this year. Instead of asking for the hottest...
A Holiday Wish for Inclusive Financial Institutions

A Holiday Wish for Inclusive Financial Institutions

Terri Friedline, PhD  12.15.2014
Our mainstream financial institutions are positioned to play a critical role in providing financial inclusion to young Americans and, by...
7 Strategies for Growing Your Savings to $1 Million

7 Strategies for Growing Your Savings to $1 Million

Casey Bond  12.10.2014
These days, having $1 million to your name is nowhere near as impressive as it used to be. And yet, putting away $1 million in a savings...

Lessons Learned When Wells Fargo Didn't Honor Widow's CD

MyBankTracker  12. 9.2014
Why is that we always get stuck with the short end of stick when banks mess things up? A perfect example is Arizona's KPHO's story on Rosemarie...

5 Reasons a Comfortable Retirement Is More Uncertain Than Ever

Barry N. Koslow, J.D.  12. 5.2014
For all but the wealthiest, a guarantee to a comfortable retirement does not exist, and changes in the law, business practices and the...
Hey Millennials! 8 Important Financial Tips from Your Future Self

Hey Millennials! 8 Important Financial Tips from Your Future Self

Jerry Patterson  12. 4.2014
If you could go back 30 years and give yourself one piece of advice regarding retirement planning, what would you say?
Should You Use Savings to Pay Off Debt?

Should You Use Savings to Pay Off Debt?

David A. Dedman  12. 2.2014
It's not an either-or question. It's both. You really need to save and reduce debt. Easier said than done, right? It can be done, you just...
Find It Hard to Save Money? You're Not the Only One

Find It Hard to Save Money? You're Not the Only One

David A. Dedman  11.25.2014
I've seen other people who are just natural savers. They aren't necessarily cheap, they just would rather make do with what they have....

Unexpected Resource for Personal Finance Tools

Jim Gibson  11.21.2014
Who would have thought it? Would you believe there is set of financial tools and resources out there just waiting for you to stop by and...

Safety Net Funds: Why Traditional Advice Is Wrong

Betterment.com  11.21.2014
To prevent your safety net from getting too big, we advise transferring the excess to another goal in order to bring it back down to the...

Should Government Policies Rely More on Psychology?

Tilman Ehrbeck  11.20.2014
Most policy matters are not as profound as the design of a national approach to organ donations, but governments are increasingly using...
8 End-of-Year Tax Tips You Won't Want to Miss

8 End-of-Year Tax Tips You Won't Want to Miss

Lisa Greene-Lewis, CPA  11.18.2014
2014 is quickly coming to a close. Before ringing in the New Year, take December to round out some quick and easy tips to lower your tax...
No Regrets: Three Money Mistakes To Avoid

No Regrets: Three Money Mistakes To Avoid

Jonathan K. DeYoe  11.17.2014
As I see it, there are only three big mistakes (not 300 tiny ones) that will completely torpedo your financial future. These three mistakes...