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Foolproof Methods for Building an Emergency Fund on Any Income

MyBankTracker | Posted 09.18.2014 | Money

With your fund, you have room to breathe. You don't have to panic if you have to visit the hospital emergency room, or your car breaks down, or the hot water heater blows.

Slumming It With a Stanford MBA: Paying Off Six-Figure Student Loan Debt

Michael Ruderman | Posted 07.20.2014 | Money
Michael Ruderman

Graduation day itself was a sunny day, but my future didn't look as bright as it did uncertain, if not ominous. I was graduating without a job, with no savings and with six-figure debt.

7 Timeless Money Tips for Graduates

David A. Dedman | Posted 07.15.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

Futures that will include their diligent and disciplined use of money. So it makes it critical that I share some personal finance tips with graduates and their families.

7 Reasons You Need An Emergency Fund

LearnVest | Posted 06.17.2014 | Money

Saving up your hard-earned cash to stash away an emergency fund? Well, it can be a hard sell. Spare cash can be hard to come by, and, after all, taking a vacation is a heck of a lot more fun. Or at least a lot of us seem to think so.

7 Ways To Leverage Your Tax Refund Into Something More

David A. Dedman | Posted 05.12.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

The average tax refund is around $3,000. If you are lucky enough to get a refund. That may not sound like a lot, but there are some interesting ways to leverage that return.

10 Money Lies To Stop Telling Yourself By 30

LearnVest | Posted 03.30.2014 | Women

Even though you're all grown up, you might still feel like a freshman when it comes to your money. And that's ok -- except for the fact that this is one very important decade when it comes to reaching your financial goals.

The 4 Resolutions Every Indebted Consumer Should Make in 2014

Odysseas Papadimitriou | Posted 03.15.2014 | Money
Odysseas Papadimitriou

Interestingly enough, however, getting out of debt shouldn't actually top your New Year's self-improvement agenda. That distinction, as you'll see below, instead goes to crafting a well-thought-out budget and building an emergency fund.

How To Be Rich in Your 20s

Unwritten | Posted 03.04.2014 | College

If you strategize and prioritize correctly, you really can be rich in your twenties.

Billions in New Credit Card Debt Represents Clear Impetus for Change

Odysseas Papadimitriou | Posted 06.06.2013 | Business
Odysseas Papadimitriou

Responsible credit card use is a recipe for saving money, considering the lucrative rewards, 0 percent rates, and fraud protections that are available. The thing is, of all the words in that sentence, "responsible" is both the most important and the most likely to be ignored.

Preparing for a Child: A Financial Checklist

SaveUp | Posted 05.18.2013 | Parents

There are so many things to consider when having a baby! Here is financial checklist to get you started.

Why You Absolutely Need an Emergency Fund

SaveUp | Posted 05.07.2013 | Business

An emergency fund must be in place before you can be effective with many other aspects of your finances. If you're not convinced, here are three reasons why setting up an emergency fund is important.

5 Easy-to-keep Money Resolutions That You Can Make in 10 Minutes or Less

Women & Co | Posted 03.20.2013 | Business
Women & Co

What are your biggest pain points and time drains when it comes to money? Are you constantly forgetting to pay your bills on time and incurring multiple late fees as a result?

10 Simple Money Resolutions All Parents Should Make in 2013

LearnVest | Posted 03.13.2013 | Parents

We just love the new year, from the festive parties to the chance to stay up past midnight for a reason other than catching up on Homeland. We also love the elusive New Year's resolution. Here are 10 financial New Year's resolutions you can act on right now.

Resolve to Be Financially Secure in 2013

Jason Alderman | Posted 02.25.2013 | Business
Jason Alderman

When it comes to making New Year's resolutions, getting into good shape financially ranks right up there with losing weight and eating healthier. All three goals require discipline and planning. Here are a few suggestions for better managing your personal finances in the New Year.

How My Dad's Life Insurance Rescued My Family

LearnVest | Posted 02.09.2013 | Women

Mom and Dad had just moved us to a tiny town in North Carolina to be closer to family. They bought some land, started building their dream home and convinced my grandparents to build a little home nearby. They had a lot of financial obligations that depended on my father's income.

7 Things I Learned About Money by Becoming a Mother

LearnVest | Posted 02.04.2013 | Parents

If you're looking for a lesson in personal finance, all you have to do is get pregnant. Parents learn so many life lessons in such a short time, that they form a special club of their own. I've found that, when you're a mom, you just get it.

Cut Your Holiday Expenses

Jason Alderman | Posted 01.30.2013 | Money
Jason Alderman

As an occasional procrastinator myself, let me share a few tips I've picked up over the years that can help take the expense -- and stress -- out of holiday planning.

Ask the Readers: How Do You Merge Finances and Philosophies?

J.D. Roth | Posted 06.25.2012 | Money
J.D. Roth

When two people fall in love, the meshing of these differences can be both fun and frustrating, especially when it comes to personal finance. Here are a few ways to be sure that both partners are on the same page.

Can Money Buy Freedom?

J.D. Roth | Posted 04.09.2012 | Business
J.D. Roth

Money can't buy happiness, it can't buy love, and it can't buy freedom either. But money does make obtaining these goals much, much easier.

11 New Year's Resolutions to Achieve Financial Fitness in 2011

Steven B. Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steven B. Smith

If your personal budgeting skills need refreshing, then committing to the following eleven resolutions can help make 2011 the year you achieve financial fitness.

Avoid Holiday Spending Hangover

Jason Alderman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jason Alderman

At this time of year, many people overindulge, whether it's overeating or drinking too much at holiday parties or spending too much on gifts and decor...