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Weigh 2015 Medicare Part D, Advantage Plan Choices Carefully

Jason Alderman | Posted 10.22.2014 | Fifty
Jason Alderman

Reviewing your Medicare options each year is complicated and time-consuming. But if you don't and your plans change significantly, it could cost you a bundle next year.

Finding Balance: The Four Questions You Need to Ask Yourself

Karl Romain | Posted 10.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Karl Romain

One thing to remember: there will be times when one area needs more attention than another, but you can't neglect one completely. They work as a whole to keep you balanced, happy, and living an authentic life.

Flexible Spending Accounts, Commuter Benefits Cut Your Taxes

Jason Alderman | Posted 10.15.2014 | Money
Jason Alderman

For millions of Americans, 2015 open enrollment for employer-provided benefits is right around the corner. While it may be tempting to simply opt for the same coverage you have this year, doing so could cost you hundreds -- or thousands -- of dollars in tax savings.

Before Cosigning a Loan, Know the Risks

Jason Alderman | Posted 10.07.2014 | Money
Jason Alderman

First, understand that the main reason you're being asked to cosign a loan is because lenders don't think the borrower is a good risk. By cosigning, you're guaranteeing that you'll repay the full loan -- plus any late fees or collection costs -- should the borrower default.

AARP "Ideas@50+" San Diego Review

Jay Lickus | Posted 09.11.2014 | Fifty
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Jay Lickus

Baby Boomers, I have finally caught up from our wonderful trip to San Diego last weekend to attend the AARP "Ideas@50+" convention. First of all, I ...

My Secret Money Life: I Helped Bankroll My Brother -- and Came to Regret It

LearnVest | Posted 08.28.2014 | Women
LearnVest

If you're considering loaning money to friends or family, make sure you fully understand your expectations throughout the entire process, and make a plan together for how the money is to be used -- before you give.

Foreclosures Near Pre-Financial Crisis Levels

blogs.wsj.com | Posted 08.07.2014 | Business

The proportion of home loans that entered foreclosure in the second quarter of this year hit its lowest point since early 2006, before the crisis bega...

Hubble Bubble

Matthias Paul Kuhlmey | Posted 09.07.2014 | Business
Matthias Paul Kuhlmey

If we apply the "most standard view" to current market conditions, setting aside personal aspirations and desired outcomes, we need to recognize that, in cosmology, non-equilibrium systems are commonly transitional.

Humility and Growing Old

Jay Lickus | Posted 08.30.2014 | Fifty
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Jay Lickus

Have you gotten tired yet hearing how broken down and dysfunctional we have all become in our advancing years? If we are smart, we except our shortcomings, find a way to overcome them and move on with living our lives to the fullest.

Father's Day Heroes

Andrea Pett Joseph | Posted 07.29.2014 | Impact
Andrea Pett Joseph

Imagine watching your child face each day with pain and suffering, when even gentle hugs can bring about tears and every day is a challenge just to take a bath or walk up stairs.

The Mobile Issues of the Disabled

Trisha Lynn Sprayberry | Posted 04.13.2014 | Impact
Trisha Lynn Sprayberry

We need to do a hell of a lot more to help those in the disability community into their own independence. One way to start is accessible, reliable, affordable transportation so that we can dream again.

Using a Business Model to Make Jewish Summer Camp Affordable

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 04.12.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Jason Miller

Ask any Jewish family that sends their children to both a private Jewish day school and a Jewish summer camp about the affordability of such endeavors and they'll use words such as "sacrifice," "hardship" and "priorities."

How to Invest in Yourself and Watch Your Life Change in 2014

Carrie Smith | Posted 03.03.2014 | Business
Carrie Smith

Being around people with a poverty mindset will keep you in your current financial state, if not make it worse. Goals like becoming debt free are tough, so you'll need a like-minded group of people to encourage you along the way.

GOP Shutdown: A Game of Shameful Politics

Jim Moore | Posted 12.01.2013 | Politics
Jim Moore

Outrageous. And all for what? Because a small faction of snot-nosed kids within the Republican Party cannot accept the outcomes of the 2008 and 2012 elections and the passage of the Affordable Care Act.

On the 5th Anniversary of the Financial Crisis, 5 Critical Must Do's -- No. 1

Phil Angelides | Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics
Phil Angelides

Real reform of our financial system, and thus greater stability for our economy, cannot and will not occur unless action is taken to break up the country's biggest banks.

Stay Back or I'll Crowdfund You

James Napoli | Posted 11.10.2013 | Comedy
James Napoli

I'm warning you. Keep away from me. Back the eff off. I'm serious. If you come any closer, I'll crowdfund you.

USA: Online Retailers May Not Have the Lowest Prices for Much Longer

Jean-Marc Noel | Posted 08.27.2013 | Business
Jean-Marc Noel

Online retailers in the U.S. have a huge financial advantage compared with their counterparts in over-the-counter trade. Due to a loophole in legislation, they can usually get away with not adding VAT to their prices, but the U.S. Senate has now approved a law which could change this.

Top Five Financial Tips for Students

Justine Kay | Posted 08.27.2013 | College
Justine Kay

After the graduation parties, job hunting, and teary goodbyes are over, it's time to figure out the heavy stuff: finances. How much debt are you going to be in? Do you need a cosigner on your loan? Is there an app for this!?!?

Reflections of a Modern Thailand

Mary Buffett | Posted 07.17.2013 | Business
Mary Buffett

There is an urgency to make things happen in Thailand -- a sense that some of the past political disruptions may be a thing of the past. They have moved far beyond the "domino that refused to fall" during the Cold War.

Financial Abuse

Meryl Hartstein | Posted 07.03.2013 | Style
Meryl Hartstein

We have all heard the painful stories of spousal abuse. We have a good idea what physical abuse is, and we are also aware of the terrible effects of emotional abuse. There is another type of abuse that is not as well known, but can be equally damaging, and that is financial abuse.

The 5 Most Generous on Wall Street

Rachael Chong | Posted 05.12.2013 | Impact
Rachael Chong

As part of our series on generosity in business, we're looking at some of the financial wizards who are using their skills and assets to give back to society in the most impressive and inspiring ways.

Mark Gongloff

Rumored Obama Treasury Pick Lobbied For Morgan Stanley

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 01.15.2013 | Business

President Obama's pick to run the Treasury Department isn't much of a financial reformer. And it looks like his potential pick for Treasury's No. 2 sp...

How My Husband Pulled Off The Ultimate Con

Lisa Arends | Posted 01.12.2013 | Divorce
Lisa Arends

It became clear that my ex-husband had been deceptively spending large amounts of money and that his financial house of cards was in the process of crashing down.

Here's a 'Surprise' Tuition Is Set to Increase

Maura Kastberg | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Maura Kastberg

As state funding is decreased, tuition is increased. So how can you protect yourself from the ever increasing cost? Here are five good tips to get you started.

Are We Teaching Artists to Fail*?

Karen Atkinson | Posted 09.13.2012 | Arts
Karen Atkinson

I wish more programs on the business of art would include more expanded ways of thinking in their offerings. Failure or success is never final.