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Sudden Wealth From An Inheritance?

David A. Dedman | Posted 07.26.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

When you inherit money it usually accompanies a very emotional time. You may be still grieving over a lost relative or friend. Sometimes the sudden wealth from an inheritance can create even more stress in your life.

40 Ways to Become an Irresistible Money Magnet

Shannon Kaiser | Posted 07.24.2014 | Money
Shannon Kaiser

Owing money can be frustrating, especially when you are worried about a steady income stream, but taking your attention off what's not working and focusing on an action plan can bring in major moola. Here are 40 ways to become rich from the inside out -- and become an irresistible money magnet.

'Dad, Are We Poor?'

Aaron Gouveia | Posted 07.24.2014 | Parents
Aaron Gouveia

My son has already been subject to terms like "foreclosure" and "bankruptcy," and he'll see his parents constantly struggle to make ends meet. While others use their tax returns and bonuses to go on vacations, he'll see us use that money to catch up on the never-ending debt.

Financial Lessons From a Simple Lunch

David A. Dedman | Posted 07.24.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

I think so many times we forget that we should demand quality and value with every purchase. The degree to which is up to the buyer and seller and that particular transaction. You expect more, the more you pay.

Booing at Bingo

Fiona Finn | Posted 07.23.2014 | Money
Fiona Finn

Yesterday my twenty-four year old son sent me a message via Facebook about a local woman who won over $976,000 on a casino slot machine.

Roth vs. Traditional 401(k) -- Which Is Better?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 07.23.2014 | Money
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

The sheer number of retirement accounts can make anyone's head spin. Once you've opened a specific type of account -- for instance a traditional 401(k) -- it's tempting to just figure you're set. But with more and more employers now offering a Roth 401(k) as well, it's smart to take a step back and consider the potential benefits of each.

5 Ways to Make Peace With Money

Leisa Peterson | Posted 07.23.2014 | Money
Leisa Peterson

Managing money includes the mental action of spending and saving.  We all have some type of living expenses so that is of first concern when it comes to managing finances. Ensuring we live within our means and have money left over for savings is one way to create greater peace of mind.

'Click': Are You Ready for the Big Switch?

Jerry Patterson | Posted 07.22.2014 | Money
Jerry Patterson

At the moment of retirement, our paycheck stops like a light switching off. (Click!) For many, Social Security checks are significantly lighter than a regular paycheck, and yet, most of us still do next to nothing to adjust to this new reality.

Health Before Wealth

Mike Sheridan | Posted 07.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Mike Sheridan

Throughout the week there's a lot of things that make me say WTF! But two that continue to stand out include: Millionaire celebrities choosing DUI...

The 7 Retirement Mistakes That Finance Experts Tell Their Clients to Avoid

Mark Fidelman | Posted 07.21.2014 | Business
Mark Fidelman

As a future retiree I start from where my financial situation is today, not as I would like it to be. That I accept that fact does not in any sense undermine my future goals -- but it is necessary to begin where I am today, if I am to change it to where I want to be.

Let's Fix Stuff

Sandra Ramos O’Briant | Posted 07.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Sandra Ramos O’Briant

Like all of you I can't ignore what's happening in our country and in our world. Except for the stock market, the financial outlook for most people ...

Weird Al Tries To Teach Fox Business Reporter How Internet Comedy Works

The Huffington Post | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 07.17.2014 | Comedy

When "Weird Al" Yankovic stopped by Fox Business on Thursday to promote his new album, he ended up having to explain the economics of Internet comedy....

You Make Money. Money Doesn't Make You.

Fiona Finn | Posted 07.21.2014 | Money
Fiona Finn

There's a proverb that says that the real measure of your wealth is how much you'd be worth if you lost all your money. And for me, no truer words have ever been spoken!

Is Your Home Equity Part Of Your Retirement Savings?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 07.16.2014 | Money
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

For many people, their home is their biggest investment, so it only makes sense to think of it as part of what you have 'set aside.' But while your home is definitely part of your overall net worth, how it factors into your retirement savings depends on more than your current equity. It depends on whether or not you're going to turn that equity into cash when you retire.

What The Top 30 Personal Finance/Wealth Influencers Know That You Don't

April Rudin | Posted 07.15.2014 | Business
April Rudin

Perhaps the quietest, yet most pernicious, danger we face is the lack of financial knowledge. Every year, this ignorance leaves millions of Americans woefully unprepared to fund their children's education or enter retirement.

Why A Walgreens Boycott Could Be A Wakeup Call For Washington

Don McNay | Posted 07.23.2014 | Business
Don McNay

Walgreens becoming a "foreign" company is a slap in the face to Americans for a number of reasons. As Sorkin noted, they received $16.7 billion from Medicare and Medicaid last year, which is about 25 percent of its corporate revenues.

What's The Biggest Mistake Young Women Make? You May Be Surprised!

Margaret Manning | Posted 07.12.2014 | Fifty
Margaret Manning

If you are in your 20s or 30s, I can guarantee that, when you are in your 60s, you will look back and think 'How on Earth could I have been so stupid?' No, I'm not talking about your decision to get back together with what's-his-name or your tattoo.

The Changing of the Guard

Monica Parker | Posted 07.11.2014 | Fifty
Monica Parker

We got smartphones and we got smarter at navigating our way around the Internet. We've become savvy at finding new 'likes': online dating, Scrabble, Skype, Twitter and every hot travel deal going. We've joined Facebook in droves (until our sons and daughters fought back by un-friending us).

Democracy: No Longer for Sale?

Robert Koehler | Posted 07.10.2014 | Politics
Robert Koehler

How does "getting together" actually unify and strengthen, rather than scatter, a given movement for social change?

I Pledge Allegiance to Greed

Kelsey Minor | Posted 07.09.2014 | Money
Kelsey Minor

Imagine sitting on a plane either at the gate or on the runway for five hours. Well it happened to me over the holiday weekend. Not once did a fligh...

3 Reasons Investors Fail and the Solutions

David A. Dedman | Posted 07.10.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

We have all made investments that we'd like to forget about. You know the one. The one that had such great promise only to plummet like a runaway elevator in a horror flick!

Ann Brenoff

5 Money Mistakes That Can Hurt Your Retirement

HuffingtonPost.com | Ann Brenoff | Posted 07.10.2014 | Fifty

As the Hippocratic Oath is often (wrongly) credited with saying, "First do no harm." With that philosophy in mind, here are five money mistakes you ma...

Economic Dependence Promotes Prudishness

Rob Brooks | Posted 07.09.2014 | Science
Rob Brooks

More often than not, women's economic dependence on men is bundled up with strong views against sexual promiscuity. But why? Are economic dependence and anti-promiscuity morality both symptoms of the same cause? Patriarchy, perhaps? Or does one bring about the other?

Helping Recent Grads: How Much Financial Support Should You Give?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 07.09.2014 | Money
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

The "real world" right after graduation may look a little different than you or your son anticipated. But that doesn't mean he should stop trying to get a good job -- or that you can't help him get a handle on real-world finances.

Art of Making Money: 3 Keys to Getting Obsessive to Achieve Greatness

Shaahin Cheyene | Posted 07.09.2014 | Business
Shaahin Cheyene

With these three keys in hand,the great entrepreneur inside of you can emerge and embrace the infectious obsession that has made so many men and women great.