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The High Cost of a Bad Marriage

Richard Barrington | Posted 08.29.2014 | Money
Richard Barrington

Money problems are frequently cited as a source of friction in marriages, and there is no doubt that bad finances can put a strain on a marriage. Howe...

Don't Wait Until You're Dying: Plan and Save for Your Funeral Now

Amandah Blackwell | Posted 08.29.2014 | Money
Amandah Blackwell

Death does not discriminate and comes to all of us in one form or another. Make sure you are prepared by planning and saving for your funeral. This way you'll get the funeral you want and won't have to come back and haunt your kids or family. You'd rather rest in peace, right?

Teachers' Salaries in Illinois' 10 Biggest School Districts

Reboot Illinois | Posted 08.29.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Illinois teachers' salaries aren't the highest in the country, but our teachers do the important work of educating our children and setting up the next generation for success.

Why the Ice Bucket Challenge Works (And Doesn't Work)

Greta Perel, Ph.D. | Posted 08.28.2014 | Impact
Greta Perel, Ph.D.

While I certainly do not begrudge the funds raised for ALS research -- money is, after all, the only way to develop life-saving treatments through expensive research and trials -- it does raise some questions about awareness campaigns in the digital age. Why do some causes get so much attention and not others?

6 Things You Must Know About Money And Happiness

Posted 08.28.2014 | Healthy Living

By Amanda MacMillan If you were offered a well-deserved raise at work or a no-strings-attached wad of money, would you take it? You’ve surely h...

Got Kids In Grade School? Start Their Financial Education Now!

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 08.27.2014 | Money
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

The new school year is just around the corner, and as I think about the importance of financial education, I want to remind all parents -- and grandparents -- that it's never too early to help kids learn about money.

You and Me: We All Create Abundance Every Day

Donna Labermeier | Posted 08.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Donna Labermeier

How can we all be more aware of and transform the kind of abundance we are creating each day? The answer: Love yourself, be open to the power of possibility, live and let live, be supportive but not enabling, and make a concerted effort to be the change you wish to see.

Understanding Scarcity

Michael Neill | Posted 08.27.2014 | Business
Michael Neill

Economics is a vast and complex field, but in some ways it can be reduced down to one simple principle.

My Surprising Conversation With Dick Fuld (Yes, That Dick Fuld) and the Future of America

Peter Sims | Posted 08.28.2014 | Business
Peter Sims

Now, America has long been an exceptionally redemptive society. Even if you screw up really badly, if you are willing to reflect long and hard, learn from your mistakes, and demonstrate a commitment to a larger purpose than your own ego, you can emerge on the other side and begin anew.

You Have Chosen Your Current Income

Meiko S. Patton | Posted 08.26.2014 | Business
Meiko S. Patton

What if you were told you are earning today exactly the amount you have chosen to earn, no more and no less -- that you are where you are financially because you have chosen to be right there. Would you agree with that? Most would adamantly disagree.

The Fate of the Novelist: A Reality Check

Warren Adler | Posted 08.26.2014 | Books
Warren Adler

Over the past 15 years as an independent author, I have learned a few things. Some might disagree with my conclusions, but not to worry. I am used to being pummeled, rejected and contradicted. I have been around a long time, and I am still standing.

Trying to Encourage Millennials to Save for Retirement? Three Key Factors to Consider

Jerry Patterson | Posted 08.26.2014 | Money
Jerry Patterson

Here are my top three things to consider if you're trying to encourage millennials to save for retirement.

5 Steps to Financial Freedom

Leisa Peterson | Posted 08.26.2014 | Money
Leisa Peterson

when we learn how to change our money mindset so we think creatively and divergently, whereby allowing our problems, even those with money, to be addressed with an endless range of solutions, we take control of our own lives and leave the machine behind.

Advancing Past Average: PISA's Financial Literacy Assessment Shows United States Has A Long Way To Go

Shannon Schuyler | Posted 08.29.2014 | Money
Shannon Schuyler

"Average is not good enough." I couldn't agree more with that statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan about financial literacy. Yet average is what the United States is, according to the Programme for International Student Assessment's (PISA) recently released financial literacy data.

Getting Rich After 50 Isn't Nearly As Hard As It Sounds -- Seriously

Buck Wargo | Posted 08.25.2014 | Fifty
Buck Wargo

Everyone dreams of getting rich and if you're in your 50s or older and getting by in your career and don't have a lot saved for retirement, becoming a millionaire over the next five years doesn't have to be a fantasy. All it takes is a change of mindset about money.

On Experiencing Fear

Carol Morgan | Posted 08.22.2014 | Women
Carol Morgan

Everyone has experienced fear. And fear comes in all sorts of shapes and sizes. It can be disguised as jealousy, envy or fake self-confidence. When we...

Form Follows Dysfunction: The Enduring Legacy of a Strategic Failure

Paul Gunther | Posted 08.22.2014 | Politics
Paul Gunther

Besides some failed emblem of American exceptionalism shining brightly abroad, it seems reasonable to conclude that national security and its according intelligence tools were and remain the principle role for such a massive presence abroad.

Inversion Thinking

Nelson Davis | Posted 08.22.2014 | Small Business
Nelson Davis

The world I operate in is that of small to medium sized business enterprises and they aren't thought of in relationship to big international businesses and their issues.

Sudden Wealth From a Divorce?

David A. Dedman | Posted 08.21.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

Divorce may require you to deal with a lot of wealth and complex questions that you never had before. Make sure you have the right advisers in place.

5 Household Budget Templates That Will Help If You Actually Stick With It

Bob Lotich | Posted 08.21.2014 | Money
Bob Lotich

If you are like many, the challenging economy has caused us to take a look at our personal finances and consider making a budget. Good news! Budgeting doesn't have to be painful!

Create an Online Gift Registry for Your Baby and Get the Items You Need and Want

Nancy Lee | Posted 08.20.2014 | Parents
Nancy Lee

Online gift registries are making it easy and convenient for expectant parents to get everything on their wish lists.

Want to Save More Money? Join a Credit Union

Charisse Amanda (Conanan) Johnson | Posted 08.22.2014 | Money
Charisse Amanda (Conanan) Johnson

If you want to have more money to do stuff with, then setting up a savings account at a credit union is one powerful way to do so. Whether you want to save more as an individual or as a family there is no shortage of information touting the benefits.

5 Reasons You Are Richer Than You Think (And a Little Bit About Buddha)

Susie Moore | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Susie Moore

It is often said that the best things in life are the most simple and therefore the most under-appreciated. If you think of the happiest times in your life they are most likely to be around loved ones, when you were being creative or when you were giving of yourself. These have nothing to do with money.

Millennials: Before You Spend Another Dollar, STOP and Read These Tips! Don't Go Broke

Amandah Blackwell | Posted 08.15.2014 | Money
Amandah Blackwell

Is Your Local Park Well-Funded? If You Live in a Latino Neighborhood, Odds Are Slim

Angela Caputo | Posted 08.15.2014 | Chicago
Angela Caputo

Roughly three decades ago, the U.S. Justice Department brought national attention to one of Chicago's open secrets. Park district officials lavished money on parks in white neighborhoods at the expense of those in African-American and Latino ones.