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Literally Every Sentence In This Ted Cruz Quote Is Misleading Or False

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 02.07.2016 | Politics

Health care got some attention in Saturday night’s GOP presidential debate. And when it was Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s turn to speak, h...

Sharing Money Problems with Kids

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 02.03.2016 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

Kids are surprisingly resilient in the face of a crisis. But even so, serious family money troubles can potentially affect their home life, education and outlook on money management down the road.

How a Missing Wallet Inspired a Spending Diet

John F. Sweeney | Posted 01.06.2016 | Fifty
John F. Sweeney

My wallet slipped out of my jacket pocket as I snoozed on a recent early morning flight from New York to Washington, DC. I only realized it was missing when I tried to pay the cab driver who picked me up after I landed in Washington.

The Debt Ceiling: A Monkey in a China Shop

Max J. Skidmore | Posted 01.05.2016 | Politics
Max J. Skidmore

The United States currently functions without a debt ceiling. Legislation in November suspended it through March of 2017, and it should stay gone. O...

Utilize Credit Without Accumulating Holiday Debt

Kali Hawlk | Posted 12.28.2015 | Business
Kali Hawlk

The idea of "holiday debt" suggests that spending and debt go hand in hand. But spending isn't inherently bad, and neither is credit. Money is meant to be used -- used in a smart, responsible, and thoughtful way.

5 Things to Do With an Unexpected Inheritance

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 12.10.2015 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

Whether it comes from a generous friend, relative or outside source, an unexpected financial windfall can be a life-changing blessing... or a very tough money lesson.

5 Ways to Give: How We Can Be Difference Makers

Adam Davis | Posted 12.04.2015 | Impact
Adam Davis

One of the goals I had when I went full-time entrepreneur was to be a giver. I was raised by my parents to never brag or be boastful, and I we shouldn't brag or gloat about our finances, but this is to spell out how I overcame a negative period in my life.

Do You Make These Holiday Money Mistakes?

Diane Passage | Posted 12.03.2015 | Money
Diane Passage

If you don't typically budget for the holidays, you might not even realize the hefty spending you've done until it's over. Planning is key for keeping your spending on track. Whether you budget or not, watch out for these holiday spending blunders:

Must-Pass Spending Bill No Place for Controversial Riders

Minister Leslie Watson Malachi | Posted 11.20.2015 | Politics
Minister Leslie Watson Malachi

The parade of outrageous riders that have been attached to appropriations bills so far reflects just how far Republicans will go in trying to hold a must-pass spending bill hostage to unpopular, ideological measures.

5 Great Ways to Save During the Holidays

Dave Austin | Posted 11.30.2015 | Business
Dave Austin

It's the holiday season, and for many of us that means spending season. Whether it's on holiday gifts or traveling to spend time with family, the costs can begin to add up quickly. Finding ways to save can help reduce the impact on our wallets.

U.S. and Canada Need Two-Way Super Partnership

Diane M. Francis | Posted 09.14.2015 | World
Diane M. Francis

Canada faces existential challenges that should be addressed. In the spirit of politically-incorrect Donald, here a few major ones, not necessarily in order of importance.

Can You Spend Money on Fun Without Feeling Guilty?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 08.17.2015 | Business
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

Cut yourself some slack. Because while preparing for the future is important -- especially saving for retirement -- so is enjoying the present.

5 Steps to Getting Out of Debt Without Cutting Up Your Credit Cards

Debra Carpenter | Posted 08.06.2015 | Business
Debra Carpenter

Debt is the four-letter word Americans hate to hear. Today, the average American household has debts totaling around $7,200. According to Aimee Picchi on CBS Moneywatch, American household credit card debt is increasing despite the fact that average household earnings have not experienced a similar increase to account for that new debt.

Learning to Be Frugal

Nina Boug Lichtenstein | Posted 06.23.2015 | Fifty
Nina Boug Lichtenstein

Talk about a sexy blog title. The word "frugal" does not score high in the sexy department, but that is something I am committed to change. This summer I will turn 50. I am, in my ripe age, learning to be (deep breath)... frugal.

The Be-All, End-All Saving Solution: Stop Locking Your Cards Drawers! Instead, Do This...

Eli Dagostino | Posted 06.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Eli Dagostino

Slowly but surely shopping cart tabs disappear, I find myself spending more time producing and sharing and less time consuming. I will have what I'm saving for (and more) sooner than ever!

4 Ways to Lower Your Credit Card Debt

Dustin Jacobs | Posted 06.10.2015 | Business
Dustin Jacobs

Many people use credit cards to build their credit but lose track of how much they're spending. Credit cards are a quick and easy fix when you want something and don't have the means for it. If you're swimming in credit card debt, these tips will help you get to dry land.

The Time Is Now: 7 Ways To Teach Your Kids The Value Of A Dollar

Kari Luckett | Posted 05.15.2015 | Money
Kari Luckett

Even when they're little, kids pick up on a lot more than we often give them credit for, and they are paying attention to how you spend money. It's important to frequently engage your kids, from a young age, in conversations about money -- what it is and how it functions within our economy.

Baby Boomers' Retirement Strategy: Binge Spending Or Nothing At All

Buck Wargo | Posted 05.30.2015 | Fifty
Buck Wargo

When it comes to retirees and their nest egg, there's no strategy regarding how much they spend a year. It's either a big chunk or nothing, according to a study by a financial research firm.

Involving Kids in Family Vacation Planning

Jason Alderman | Posted 05.18.2015 | Money
Jason Alderman

Learning about actual costs involved in the average family vacation can be an eye-opener for kids. By planning all or part of the trip, kids can gain an understanding of how to bargain hunt, budget and save money. Here are a few ideas to help involve the kids in family vacation planning.

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.

Before You Say 'I Do'... a Few Don'ts

Melanie Young | Posted 04.01.2015 | Money
Melanie Young

Don't delay writing wills or reviewing and planning for insurance coverage when starting out in a marriage. You need to know how finances will be managed while you are both alive and healthy and also if one of you becomes disabled or dies.

Financial Advice You Might Want to Ignore

Steph Wagner | Posted 03.28.2015 | Money
Steph Wagner

Taking advice at face value, or blindly following one rule or formula, doesn't do anything to increase your financial know-how. Long-term success will only come when you learn the rationale behind the advice and then decide for yourself if you should take it (or leave it)!

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.

7 Ways To Secure Your Financial Future

Donny Gamble | Posted 06.25.2015 | Money
Donny Gamble

Your financial future is incredibly important. If there is anything we have learned from the recent financial crisis, it is that we can only count on ourselves to make sure our financial future is secure.

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.