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'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 07.13.2014 | Business
Don McNay

Born down in a dead man's town The first kick I took was when I hit the ground End up like a dog that's been beat too much Till you spend half your li...

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.

Financial Mindfulness: The Path to Worry Free Finances

David A. Dedman | Posted 07.09.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

How would financial mindfulness work, and how would it help you and your finances? Reduction of stress and worry over money.

Paris's Newest Galerie Glitter

Frank Browning | Posted 07.09.2014 | Arts
Frank Browning

What sort of "art" Fondation Lafayette's curators choose to install is of passing interest to the Koolhass team. Their aim was to take a banal and useless space and allow it to support whatever art may follow.

Money 101: Tips for Exchanging Currency Before a Trip

Go Ahead Tours | Posted 07.08.2014 | Travel
Go Ahead Tours

Exchanging money before a trip abroad can be a little confusing -- we get questions all the time about how to avoid certain fees and get the best rate. Here are our tried-and-true currency tips to keep in mind, no matter where you're going.

What's Your Enough?

Ayelet Baron | Posted 07.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Ayelet Baron

Imagine a world where we respected our time as much as we did money. Time is so precious that every year we celebrate our birthdays with joy and love. And often, presents. But as we get older, there is a generation of people who are starting to value experiences more than gifts.

27 Sneaky Ways To Save $100s A Month

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Donna Freedman | Posted 07.08.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Think you can’t save? Think again! Sure, it seems like there’s not much wiggle room in your budget, due to the ri...

Think Vacations Are Luxuries? Think Again

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 07.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

By interrupting our normal pattern, we not only gain a fresh perspective, but we get to rest, refresh, and recharge. No matter how little time or money you think you have, you just can't afford not to take vacations!

Ask the Art Professor: How Do You Explain to Potential Clients That Artists Need to Be Paid?

Clara Lieu | Posted 07.02.2014 | Arts
Clara Lieu

I get emails all the time from people asking to use images of my artwork for free. At the beginning of my career, I figured these requests were an opportunity for me to get exposure. The problem is that once you grant permission for someone to use your artwork, you basically lose all control over how your artwork will be used.