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Flipping the Bird: A Simple Way to Achieve Financial Goals

Eric Roberge | Posted 02.23.2014 | Money
Eric Roberge

This post is about altering perspectives on what has been ingrained in our minds by our culture and our society. It's about taking the idea that things "are what they are" and throwing it out the window, because that certainly isn't always true.

5 Fab Finance Books to Brighten the 2013 Holidays

Manisha Thakor | Posted 01.27.2014 | Women
Manisha Thakor

Looking for a gift that will keep on giving? With the year wrapping up and the gift-wrapping set to begin, here are some personal finance books for the special people in your life. Young or not-so young, wealthy or struggling, happy or not quite so, there's something for everyone here.

The Secret Word to Avoid Spoiling Your Kids

Women & Co | Posted 01.23.2014 | Money
Women & Co

I suggest that the simplest way to eliminate spoiling is through the use of one word: budget. When it is consistently explained that budgeting requires planning and saving, you'll be able to respond to requests calmly.

The #1 Thing Engaged Couples Need To Talk About Before The Big Day

Elliot Grey | Posted 12.27.2013 | Weddings
Elliot Grey

Everyone has different views on money and it's rarely an easy thing to talk about, but don't let that get in the way of voicing your opinion. If you disagree on any particular financial strategy, the money talk is your chance to speak up.

Moms Talking Money: 7 Secrets for Dining Out With Kids on a Dime

Women & Co | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Women & Co

Regardless of where you live, if you're not willing to give up an occasional meal out just because you're bringing along the little ones, try these tried-and-true secrets from our Moms Talking Money bloggers.

3 Money Mistakes You're Making Right Now

Ramit Sethi | Posted 11.19.2013 | Business
Ramit Sethi

Remember, most of us don't need to delegate our finances to a financial advisor. With just a few hours of work, we can save hundreds of thousands of dollars over our lifetimes.

Is Marketing Too Expensive for Your Budget? Never.

James C. Gibson | Posted 11.18.2013 | Business
James C. Gibson

Do you have a lot of direct, face to face sales? If you execute most of your sales by networking in or out of the office, you want to leave the potential client with something tangible. Something that is more than just a business card.

Coping With Expensive Kids' Extracurricular Activities

Jason Alderman | Posted 10.14.2013 | Parents
Jason Alderman

If your kids participate in extracurricular activities, whether it's sports, music lessons or art classes, you could be on the hook for hundreds -- or even thousands -- of dollars in additional expenses throughout the year if you're not careful.

9 Tricks To Make Your Clothes Look More Expensive

The Huffington Post | Michelle Persad | Posted 08.01.2013 | Style

For most of us, spending thousands of dollars on our clothes will always be a pipe dream. But that doesn't mean we can't make our high-street items lo...

9 Summertime Savings Strategies

Women & Co | Posted 09.22.2013 | Business
Women & Co

Between blasting the AC on unbearably hot days to increasingly frequent trips to the ice cream shop, it's all too easy to break the bank before you even begin to consider an end-of-summer beach retreat.

What Are Your Financial Priorities?

Manisha Thakor | Posted 08.24.2013 | Women
Manisha Thakor

In our modern financial world with its myriad choices, it's hard to know what to focus on first. Do we prioritize saving, investing or debt reduction?

5 Common Saving Strategies That Can Lead to Overspending

Manisha Thakor | Posted 08.11.2013 | Women
Manisha Thakor

The key to effective saving strategies is simply to be as mindful and conscious as you can in your spending -- on or off sale!

Why Couples Often End Up WAY Over Budget

Posted 06.10.2013 | Weddings

By Kellee Khalil for Lover.ly When planning a wedding, couples tend to think about their budget in terms of "big ticket" items: the dress, the venu...

3 Ways To Stop The Nagging

LearnVest | Posted 07.08.2013 | Parents
LearnVest

Like water dripping from a leaky faucet, a kid's constant nagging can be annoying and almost impossible to ignore, but giving in can have real financial consequences.

5 Readers Dish: How Breaking Up Was Good for My Money

LearnVest | Posted 06.25.2013 | Women
LearnVest

If you have an ex -- which most of us do -- you've probably received the "You're better off without them," speech from a friend. But what if the breakup left you better off in unexpected ways? Say, richer?

How Financially Literate Are You?

Jason Alderman | Posted 06.10.2013 | Business
Jason Alderman

I'm not sure whether it was intentional or merely a coincidence that several years ago Congress proclaimed April to be Financial Literacy Month. Don't let another April pass without taking steps to improve your financial literacy.

April Is Financial Literacy Month! What Does This Mean for Our Generation?

Amy Lin | Posted 06.05.2013 | Impact
Amy Lin

Sometimes the harder part of being informed means asking others for advice and help. Find that person you trust who can give you the best advice for your life.

4 Steps to Help You and Your Spouse-To-Be Marry Your Financial Thinking

Women & Co | Posted 05.28.2013 | Business
Women & Co

Unfortunately, finances are one of the biggest sources of marital tension. But it doesn't have to be that way. Want to get your marriage off on the right financial footing?

Is Being Single More Expensive?

LearnVest | Posted 05.27.2013 | Women
LearnVest

While nowadays, everyone buzzes about how expensive weddings can be, it turns out the price tag on one's nuptials is a mere pittance compared to the cost of remaining single.

7 People To Cut Out Of Your Financial Life

Posted 03.26.2013 | OWN

By Amy Shearn Love them, lunch with them, just don't share money matters with them. Keep in touch! Check out HuffPost OWN on Facebook an...

What Can Boomers Learn From The Finances Of Older Americans?

Sudipto Banerjee | Posted 05.23.2013 | Fifty
Sudipto Banerjee

With the baby boom generation just starting to enter an uncertain retirement, what can we learn from the finances of current elderly Americans?

The Beauty of a Budget

Manisha Thakor | Posted 05.21.2013 | Women
Manisha Thakor

Many people think budgets are about deprivation. As a financial advisor, I feel they are about liberation. Here's a simple three-step plan to create a budget that you will feel excited to follow.

What Qualities Gauge a Woman's Success in Business?

Ellen Rohr | Posted 05.13.2013 | Business
Ellen Rohr

In 1963, Mary Kay Ash was passed over for a promotion by a man she had trained. Frustrated, she quit and made a list of everything that was wrong with company.

The Reality of Raising Kids When Money Is Tight

LearnVest | Posted 05.12.2013 | Parents
LearnVest

There is no shame in being broke, theoretically. But that hasn't stopped me from feeling horrible shame at how broke my family is.

The Costs Of Raising A Child At Every Age

LearnVest | Posted 05.10.2013 | Parents
LearnVest

It's no surprise that the overall cost of raising kids is skyrocketing. The cost of raising a child from birth to 17 rose 25% from 2000 to 2010. We spoke with parents around the country to find out which costs have surprised them most.