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Financially Speaking -- Are We An Illiterate Nation?

Financially Speaking -- Are We An Illiterate Nation?

H. D. Carver  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

Dr. Maya Rockeymoore  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

LearnVest  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

Smart Tips for Your Tax Refund

Diane Morais  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

Paula Bray  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

Susie Moore  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

Terri Friedline, PhD  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

Emily Guy Birken  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

Mark Steber  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

Bob Lotich  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"...
Ending Poverty Isn't Enough -- We Need to Expand the War for Economic Opportunity

Ending Poverty Isn't Enough -- We Need to Expand the War for Economic Opportunity

Andrea Levere  01. 8.2014
Take a single mother with an income of $15,500. When her income increases to $15,600, statisticians will celebrate that we've moved that...
The Best Gift to Yourself: Refinance a Student Loan and Save Thousands

The Best Gift to Yourself: Refinance a Student Loan and Save Thousands

Charisse Amanda (Conanan) Johnson  01. 3.2014
Not to be confused with consolidating a loan, when you refinance a loan, new lender effectively pays back your old loan and you get issued...
5 Ways to Keep Your Financial Resolutions Beyond the New Year

5 Ways to Keep Your Financial Resolutions Beyond the New Year

Tiffany Aliche  01. 2.2014
Remember, money is a tool. It can be used to build or destroy your financial life. YOU determine how it's used. Budget in fun and enjoyment...