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7 Tips to Get Your New Year's Money Resolution Started Off Right

Adam Levin | Posted 03.04.2014 | Money
Adam Levin

Many of us spend more time watching TV shows we don't even like than we would need to fix our finances. Just follow these seven easy tips and not only will you be on the road to financial stability, you'll also realize how easy it is to stay on course.

Why Employees Hate Money

Dan Henry | Posted 02.04.2014 | Money
Dan Henry

Money is a year-round problem -- not just a holiday concern. And the simple domino effect is that money problems cause stress. And we have solid research showing that employees falter with more stress, and work better with less.

Just Won't Quit

Reuters | Posted 11.28.2012 | Money

WASHINGTON, Sept 28 (Reuters) - U.S. consumer spending rose in August by the most in six months as households stretched to pay for higher gasoline p...

I'm Ashamed of My Money: Why Broke Is the New Single for Me

LearnVest | Posted 11.06.2012 | Money
LearnVest

Promising temp-to-perm positions petered out for my husband. Asking for raises lost me clients as a freelance writer. Unemployment ran out. And now, with two kids in preschool, our "trimming down" is more like a Brazilian bikini wax.

Good News For Your Budget

Reuters | Posted 08.14.2012 | Money

WASHINGTON, June 14 (Reuters) - U.S. consumer prices fell in May by the most in over three years as households paid less for gasoline, possibly givi...

How To Save Money In Every Room In Your House

MoneyNing | VINCENT KING | Posted 05.14.2012 | Money

You work hard every day, doing everything you can to bring more bacon home, and trim the fat from your spending. But it still isn’t enough. If...

And The Average Salary Is...

The Huffington Post | Khadeeja Safdar | Posted 03.21.2012 | Money

If you're feeling poor you're not alone. We're bringing home less money now than when the recession began. According to a newly released report fro...

The Psychology of Budgeting

Women & Co | Posted 04.28.2012 | Women
Women & Co

Key to successful budgeting is a good attitude, consistent communication, and an ongoing commitment.

Emily Cohn

Americans Households Still Failing Financial Distress Test

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Cohn | Posted 02.16.2012 | Business

Seth was in his 20s on spring break in Florida when he fell into a debt trap. Alongside the cocktails on the beach and wet T-shirt contests were credi...

Please, Don't Save for College

Jacoba Urist | Posted 03.25.2012 | College
Jacoba Urist

Here are the four financial goals I believe every family should reach before they think about putting cash in their kiddo's college fund.

10 Cities Spending The Most On Fast Food

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 09.24.2011 | Business

Few topics provoke such fierce debate in America as fast food. But like it or not, the drive-thru has become more popular than ever with the economy g...

What Gas Prices Have Caused Americans To Cut Back On

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 08.17.2011 | Business

High gas prices might have fallen slightly in recent weeks, but that hasn't stopped Americans from cutting back on other expenses in order to afford p...

The Financial Burden of Being Mobile

Catherine Lutz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Catherine Lutz

Young or old, profligate or prudent, first-time lessee or seasoned buyer, many Americans have little idea of the true financial cost of car ownership. How can we reduce the cost of being mobile?

The Importance of Being You

Robyn O'Brien | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robyn O'Brien

As Americans, it appears that hope has been genetically engineered into our DNA. So perhaps, in an enormous burst of patriotism, it is time to fear less so that you can do more.

The Deficit Myth: The Misconception That Could Derail the U.S. Economy

Marshall Auerback | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Marshall Auerback

It is no coincidence that the budget surpluses of the Clinton years subsequently led to recessions: government budget surpluses ultimately restrict private sector demand and income growth.

HAPPY for Pets

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Markarian

By encouraging affordable pet care, the bill not only promotes animal health and well-being, as well as our well-being, but could also help to stimulate the economy.

Six Steps On the Easy Road to Unlimited Happiness

Todd Bottorff | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Todd Bottorff

The biggest impact on our happiness begins with the difference between thinking about it and doing something (which is a step that most people never take).

Lasting Homeowner Help? Try (Financial) Fishing Lessons

Manisha Thakor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Manisha Thakor

As a nation, we have lost our financial way. Founded in the principles of thrift, frugality, and hard work, our beloved country has morphed into a giant financial couch potato.

Soaring Gas Prices Threaten Family Budgets

New York Times | JAD MOUAWAD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Gasoline prices, which for months lagged behind the big run-up in the price of oil, are suddenly rising quickly, with some experts saying they could a...