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Money, Power and Your Health

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 11.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

There is little doubt that lack of sufficient money constitutes a major stress and contributes to bodily ills. Our attitudes toward money undergird much of our lives, impacting our lifestyle and sense of well-being. Yet many of us ignore the task of managing our finances, often with dire consequences.

How Much Emergency Money You Should Have On Hand, From Suze Orman (VIDEO)

Posted 03.03.2014 | MarloThomas

Personal finance expert Suze Orman had some great advice to share when it comes to how much emergency money you should have on-hand. “I always li...

Why You Absolutely Need an Emergency Fund

SaveUp | Posted 05.07.2013 | Business
SaveUp

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.

Recent Grads Face the Real World of Money Management

Joe J. Wilson | Posted 10.30.2012 | College
Joe J. Wilson

Think about what your living situation might be for the next few years. Will you live with your parents, with one or more roommates, or by yourself?

One Expense Leads to Another?

J.D. Roth | Posted 07.11.2012 | Money
J.D. Roth

Have you ever bought something only to discover that this one purchase led to another? And another? And another? I have, and it's frustrating.

How I Paid Off my Student Loan in Only Three and a Half Years

LearnVest | Posted 06.12.2012 | Women
LearnVest

I didn't want the world to know that I'd racked up almost $8,000 in credit card debt or that the way I got rid of the debt was by freakishly and obsessively tracking how I spent every dollar.

Alexander Eichler

Almost Half Of U.S. Households Live One Crisis From Poverty, Study Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Alexander Eichler | Posted 01.31.2012 | Business

What does it mean to be poor? If it means living at or below the poverty line, then 15 percent of Americans -- some 46 million people -- qualify. B...

Government Shutdown Averted -- Again (For Now)

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 12.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The House passed a spending bill Tuesday to fund the government for six weeks, delaying a series of battles over spending and polic...

House Poised To Pass Government Funding Bill, Avert Shutdown

Posted 12.04.2011 | Politics

By ANDREW TAYLOR, ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- The House has passed a short-term spending bill that keeps the government running for six weeks an...

Janell Ross

Financial Ignorance and Denial High But Preparedness Low, Study Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Janell Ross | Posted 08.09.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- Americans are mired in debt they don't understand, according to a new working paper. Not only do many Americans not have a financial pl...

Most States Have Yet to Claim Emergency TANF Funds

Michael Laracy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Laracy

The TANF Emergency Fund is potentially an important resource for states, which get four federal dollars from the fund for each dollar they put up.

Bear Stearns Stockholders Socked

Mortgage News Daily | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The news wasn't surprising but the price tag was a real stunner. On Sunday J.P. Morgan chase agreed to pay $2 per share to acquire failing Wall Stree...