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How To Avoid The Credit Mistakes 20-Somethings Make

Credit.com | Posted 11.26.2014 | Money
Credit.com

Whether you're ready for it or not, your future will come, and when it does (usually quicker than expected), you will likely

What It Takes To Banish Bad Money Habits

LearnVest | Posted 11.24.2014 | Money
LearnVest

If you've ever experienced a sense of euphoria after paying off your credit card in full or purchasing a piece of furniture that finally completes your living room, you know that our relationship to money isn't just a purely economical one. There's a big psychological component, too.

How This 28-Year-Old Paid Off $81K In Debt

Credit.com | Posted 11.21.2014 | Money
Credit.com

As a kid, Austin Netzley remembered being enthralled with the concept of money and promising himself that one day he'd be wealthy. And now, at 28, by most people's measure, he is. He's been an athlete, student, engineer and entrepreneur. And at this point in his life, he considers himself "retired."

You Have More Power Than You Think

David Geller | Posted 11.21.2014 | Healthy Living
David Geller

When life deals you a tough blow, it's easy to get down and feel powerless. Remember you have more power than you think. You have the power to choose how you respond to adversity. You have the power to use your energy in a positive way.

You Can Train Your Brain To Make Smarter Money Decisions. Here's How

LearnVest | Posted 11.20.2014 | Money
LearnVest

The human mind doesn't always work in our best interests when it comes to spending decisions. But the good news is that scientists are trying to tackle the problem -- and uncover how we can retrain our brains to make better choices.

Should You Be Debt-Free Before You Retire?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 11.19.2014 | Money
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

Keeping control of overall debt is an important part of financial planning no matter what your stage of life. But a flat statement about eliminating all debt in retirement may be too simplistic. That's because the amount of debt you can comfortably handle is very individual and depends on your bigger financial picture.

No Regrets: Three Money Mistakes To Avoid

Jonathan K. DeYoe | Posted 11.17.2014 | Money
Jonathan K. DeYoe

As I see it, there are only three big mistakes (not 300 tiny ones) that will completely torpedo your financial future. These three mistakes are almost impossible to reverse -- especially once they become habits.

Are You an Entrepreneur or Employee?

Alex Pirouz | Posted 11.17.2014 | Business
Alex Pirouz

Just because you are self-employed and own a business, doesn't make you an entrepreneur. The difference between an entrepreneur and a business owner is the mindset of how you go about building your business.

You're Finally Debt-Free. Now What?

LearnVest | Posted 11.13.2014 | Money
LearnVest

It's a surprisingly common position to be in: You finally achieve the impossible (or at least what seemed impossible for a long time) and become debt-free, but instead of feeling financially empowered, you have a deer-in-the-headlights episode. You're so accustomed to being in debt that you don't quite know what to do without it.

What's The Best College Saving Strategy When You Have Young Kids?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 11.12.2014 | Money
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

And as important as it is to start saving for college, it's equally important to be strategic about how you do it. From tax considerations to investing to understanding financial aid formulas, there are ways to get more mileage out of your money.

10 Steps To Fixing A Credit Report Error

WiserAdvisor.com | Posted 11.10.2014 | Money
WiserAdvisor.com

Did you spot a mistake on your credit report? Take action immediately. This isn't the sort of thing you should overlook. A single blemish on your credit report can negatively affect your ability to get a loan, apply for a job, and may even be a symptom of potential identity theft.

Is Maxing Out Your 401(k) Enough?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 11.05.2014 | Money
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

It's understandable for us to assume that the government-allowed maximum 401(k) contribution would be sufficient -- and sometimes it is. The reality, though, is that there is no magic number that works for everyone. To get a more reliable assessment, you have to take a deeper look.

14 Things You Need To Do To Be A Financial Adult

Credit.com | Posted 11.03.2014 | Money
Credit.com

With so many young adults moving back in with mom and dad, that line between childhood and adulthood is blurring. Whatever your financial situation, though, you can begin taking steps to become an independent financial adult.

Bringing Money Matters to Light

Kat Katsanis-Semel | Posted 10.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Kat Katsanis-Semel

Recently, a friend asked if I have money wisdom to share. I contemplated what the symbol called money really stands for, and how it serves us in hono...

3 Crucial Money To-Dos For Every Decade Of Life

LearnVest | Posted 10.30.2014 | Money
LearnVest

If you adopt a marathon approach to money, it can allow you to take a more holistic look at your overall financial picture to see how decisions that you make in your 20s and 30s can impact your 40s, 50s and beyond.

Being Financially Prepared Can Save You Money and Stress

Nandita Bakhshi | Posted 10.29.2014 | Money
Nandita Bakhshi

Buying your first home, starting a family or purchasing a car are major events that require a lot of financial planning. Unfortunately for millennials, a recent TD Bank survey found that two-thirds of older millennials (ages 24-34) wish they had been more financially prepared for these life events.

Ben Walsh

Financial 'Experts' No Better At Finance Than Normal Humans

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Walsh | Posted 10.30.2014 | Business

Knowing more about finance does not lead to better financial decisions. In fact, some of the most supposedly knowledgeable people in finance -- mutual-fund managers -- don't make better financial decisions than other people.

Get Out Of Credit Card Debt -- With A Little Help From Your Peers

Shindy Chen | Posted 10.28.2014 | Money
Shindy Chen

It's the revolutionary multi-billion-dollar industry nobody's heard of, and it's killing credit card debt for hundreds of thousands of consumers. It's not only disrupting, but completely undressing the traditional credit model.

Surprisingly Valuable Advice on Giving Unsolicited Advice

Lauren Cahn | Posted 10.28.2014 | Comedy
Lauren Cahn

Your opinion is valuable, your advice even more precious. So, save it. Keep it for yourself. Odds are, you need it more than I do. So, please don't give that sh*t away, certainly not without even being asked, lest you be perceived as promiscuous.

Suze Orman With Marlo Thomas (VIDEO)

Posted 10.27.2014 | MarloThomas

This week, I was joined by personal finance expert Suze Orman who is a veteran on Mondays With Marlo! Suze is so knowledgeable -- we spoke about every...

Do I Need To Start A College Fund For My Baby? From Suze Orman (VIDEO)

Posted 10.27.2014 | MarloThomas

How early should you start saving for your child's college fund? Personal finance expert Suze Orman says that before you start saving for your kids e...

Three Things To Do After Declaring Bankruptcy, From Suze Orman (VIDEO)

Posted 10.27.2014 | MarloThomas

If you've declared bankruptcy, personal finance expert Suze Orman says that the number one thing you should be doing is to make sure you're living be...

Do You Need To Own A Home To "Make It?" From Suze Orman (VIDEO)

Posted 10.27.2014 | MarloThomas

If you're under the impression that you need to own a home in order to be financially secure, personal finance expert Suze Orman says that's simply no...

How Much Savings Should You Have Before Investing? From Suze Orman (VIDEO)

Posted 10.27.2014 | MarloThomas

How much money should you have in savings before you start to make investments with your money? According to personal finance expert Suze Orman, you s...

Will My Children Inherit My Bills? From Suze Orman (VIDEO)

Posted 10.27.2014 | MarloThomas

If you die before you're able to pay all of your debts off, will your children inherit your bills? According to personal finance expert Suze Orman, as...