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7 Simple Ways to Protect Kids from Over-Spending Online

Women & Co | Posted 08.25.2012 | Parents
Women & Co

In an age where a simple click can allow kids to unknowingly rack up thousands of dollars in charges, how can parents help children understand the do's and don'ts of online spending?

China's Rate Cut: Good News for the U.S.?

Richard Barrington | Posted 08.19.2012 | Money
Richard Barrington

After interest rate cuts have failed to stimulate growth in the U.S. and Europe, why should there be faith that rate cuts in China will be any more effective?

Investing in Your Happiness

Women & Co | Posted 08.19.2012 | Women
Women & Co

I'd like to introduce a new concept, something that may be difficult for us financially responsible women to accept: There is such a thing as an investment in your happiness.

The 9 Reasons You Are Still Broke

LearnVest | Posted 08.11.2012 | Women
LearnVest

You can't blame everything on the world, your circumstances or other people. Here are the nine reasons you're broke... when you shouldn't be.

Ask the Readers: Items Worth the Extra Money?

J.D. Roth | Posted 07.30.2012 | Money
J.D. Roth

I don't think people should scrimp on anything related to health, whether that's food or exercise or health insurance. No, you shouldn't pay for things you won't use, but if you are going to use it, then there's nothing wrong with an expensive gym membership.

How A Cash-Strapped Seattle Mom Got A Full Financial Makeover

The Seattle Times | SUZANNE MONSON | Posted 05.21.2012 | Money

Monthly pedicures? It's a thing of the past. An occasional girls' night out? That's ancient history, too. A video-game system for her 9-ye...

Ask the Readers: What Do You Wish You'd Learned About Money?

J.D. Roth | Posted 07.16.2012 | Money
J.D. Roth

Wouldn't it be nice if you could go back and give your younger self some words of wisdom? Since time travel doesn't exist, the best thing you can do is try to help other young people.

Romney Debt Talk Debunked

AP | TOM RAUM | Posted 07.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney decried the "prairie fire" of U.S. debt Tuesday, he ignored some of the sparks th...

How To Save Money In Every Room In Your House

MoneyNing | VINCENT KING | Posted 05.14.2012 | Money

You work hard every day, doing everything you can to bring more bacon home, and trim the fat from your spending. But it still isn’t enough. If...

Is Your Spending Normal?

J.D. Roth | Posted 07.01.2012 | Money
J.D. Roth

Do you like to compare your spending to a broader average? What are your favorite sources for comparing numbers? Do you worry when your spending on, say, housing is far greater than the norm? Or do you just figure different people have different priorities?

Resist Impulse Shopping

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 06.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

So often, we operate on habit and impulse; by recognizing the subtle factors that promote shopping, we can turn that information to our advantage if we're trying to shop wisely.

How to Solve All Our Budget Fights, Forever

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.18.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Imagine: after filling out your tax form, you then filled in a separate form. Say you paid $5,000 in income taxes last year. You'd then allocate that money as you saw fit, dollar by dollar, among the budget line items you chose.

A Philosophy of Failure

J.D. Roth | Posted 06.11.2012 | Money
J.D. Roth

Though I've been reading and writing about money for six years now, I still do stupid things sometimes. Last week I made another relatively un-interesting mistake, but one that's educational at the same time.

In America, A Rising Tide Lifts Only Some Boats

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 04.10.2012 | Business

It doesn't just seem like America is dividing into two nations -- one where luxury spending is going strong, the other where more and more people can'...

Shopping for the Sake of Shopping

J.D. Roth | Posted 06.09.2012 | Money
J.D. Roth

As a younger man, I spent to feel better about myself. I spent to keep up with my friends. I spent to have the things I felt that I deserved. Now good habits are ingrained -- I find it difficult to go shopping, even when I need to.

Birth Order Survey Yields Big Surprise About Who Is Financially Responsible

Posted 04.09.2012 | Science

By: Chad Brooks, BusinessNewsDaily Contributor Published: 04/09/2012 08:01 AM EDT on BusinessNewsDaily While studies have long shown the role th...

Spending Jump Outpaces Income Growth

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 05.30.2012 | Money

WASHINGTON — U.S. consumers boosted their spending in February by the most in seven months, raising expectations for stronger growth at the star...

Ask the Readers: How Much Do You Spend on Housing?

J.D. Roth | Posted 04.30.2012 | Business
J.D. Roth

Where do you live and how much do you pay on housing? What percentage of your budget does this represent? Does your housing payment cramp other parts of your life? Or have you intentionally kept it low so that you can afford to spend on other things?

The Power of Financial Planning

Michael Kaiser | Posted 04.28.2012 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

Organizations that devote time and energy to developing strategic plans must have the courage to imagine truly different futures. And the financial forecasts that should end every plan should reveal one aspect of this new tomorrow.

Emily Cohn

Americans Households Still Failing Financial Distress Test

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Cohn | Posted 02.16.2012 | Business

Seth was in his 20s on spring break in Florida when he fell into a debt trap. Alongside the cocktails on the beach and wet T-shirt contests were credi...

Bonnie Kavoussi

An Illusory Holiday Shopping Season: Americans Spent Less In December

HuffingtonPost.com | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 01.30.2012 | Business

The boost that the holiday shopping season was supposed to have given the economy proved to be mostly an illusion. Consumer spending actually decli...

Bonnie Kavoussi

Americans Save Less As Economic Growth Remains Sluggish And Real Wages Fall

HuffingtonPost.com | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 01.27.2012 | Business

At a time that the U.S. economy is struggling to pick up steam, Americans are struggling just to keep up. Over the last three months of last year,...

The Calculus of Convenience

J.D. Roth | Posted 03.27.2012 | Business
J.D. Roth

For several years now, I've lived in a sort of financial sweet spot. After paying off my debt, I realized that Kris and I had everything we really w...

States With The Highest And Lowest Credit Card Debt

24/7 Wall St. | Charles B. Stockdale | Posted 01.22.2012 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St.: Americans cut down their credit card debt by 11 percent last year, compared to 2010, according to a new report by Credit Karma. 24...

Ike's Nightmare

Derrick Crowe | Posted 03.18.2012 | Politics
Derrick Crowe

Fifty-one years ago today, President Dwight D. Eisenhower issued his final, prescient warning about the rising power of the military industrial complex. Eisenhower was right to be worried. We're living in his nightmare.