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Debunking Five Stock Market Myths

David A. Dedman | Posted 09.17.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

There seems to be a believability about all of these stock market myths. That's where things could be dangerous to your financial health. Believing in any one of these could cause your to not reach your financial goals.

Dental Insurance Questions Debunked By a Dentist

Alina Lukashevsky DDS | Posted 09.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Alina Lukashevsky DDS

Innovation in technology and advancements in the quality of dental materials have made it easier than ever to achieve desired cosmetic results. Using dental insurance can help cut down on costs, but it is important to know how the different plans work in order to get the most out of having insurance.

Too Clever by Half

Daniel P. Collins | Posted 09.15.2014 | Business
Daniel P. Collins

It is one thing to read the 'so-called' Fed tea leave and another to be so tied to your point-of-view that you ignore the writing in front of you, and instead attempt to read between the lines.

Life Insurance Advisor: Out of the Closet

Don McNay | Posted 09.13.2014 | Business
Don McNay

I've called myself other titles, masking that my income comes from the life insurance industry. There are multiple reasons why my lifetime occupation became a semi-hidden secret. The industry itself went through the same kind of identity crisis.

What Wealth Isn't

Richard Barrington | Posted 09.15.2014 | Money
Richard Barrington

Perhaps one reason so many Americans find it difficult to build wealth these days is that they are aiming at the wrong target. They get lured by decoys -- things that might seem like wealth, but in the end do not have its true staying power. Here are some of those decoys.

Are You Afraid of Money? 6 Ways Math Fears Can Cost You

Simple. Thrifty. Living. | Posted 09.10.2014 | Money
Simple. Thrifty. Living.

People who can navigate the more complicated math problems of the money world end up saving hundreds, if not thousands, in fees, interest and taxes. So the big question is: Is being afraid of money costing you?

Social Security And Divorce: Can You Collect Benefits On Your Ex's Earnings Record?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 09.10.2014 | Money
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

Even though you're divorced, it's still possible to collect Social Security benefits on your ex-spouse's work record. The basic qualifications are pretty straightforward, but read on for a few permutations.

How Vegas Casinos Get You Hooked

Quora | Posted 09.10.2014 | Travel
Quora

No windows in the gambling areas. You cannot track time if you cannot see out, and the lighting is consistent indoors.

WATCH: Why You Need To Talk About Money Before You Get Married

HuffPost Live | Ishita Singh | Posted 09.10.2014 | Divorce

You've met the love of your life, you're getting married and you're set for life, right? Not so fast. Many couples forget about the financial impl...

3 Simple Steps to Financial Gratitude

David A. Dedman | Posted 09.09.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

Don't go into further debt or make your situation full of anxiety. If you can save more money, do it. If you can reduce debt, then by all means do it. Anytime you have the money to improve your personal conditions both physically or financially you should do it.

9 Well-Intentioned Ways You're Passing On Bad Money Habits To Your Kids

Beth Kobliner | Posted 09.08.2014 | Parents
Beth Kobliner

It's a classic scenario: You give your kid his allowance with the caveat that he won't be getting more until the following week. The next day, he blows it all during a trip to the mall. Then when he begs and pleads for more money... you give in.

Why Everything Is Not All About You (And Why That's Awesome)

Susie Moore | Posted 09.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Susie Moore

We all have a purpose, a reason we are here on planet Earth, and that is what it is about. We are not here to be endlessly interested in our superficial selves and obsess over what we want, what we have and what other people think of us.

60 Years Together

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 09.08.2014 | Weddings
William B. Bradshaw

There are many other attributes that need to be added to the foundation of love for a marriage to be filled with happiness that lasts for as long as the two people live.

I Took a Major Pay Cut and I Survived

Quia Querisma | Posted 09.05.2014 | Money
Quia Querisma

I'm really shocked at how efficient this new life phase has forced me to be -- and how tolerable it actually is.

Attraction and Credit: The Power of Focus

Jeanne Kelly | Posted 09.05.2014 | Business
Jeanne Kelly

While listening to the radio the other day I happened to hear a talk on the law of attraction, a subject that interests me a great deal. It got me th...

Parents: Are You Favoring Boys Over Girls?

Judith Ward | Posted 09.03.2014 | Money
Judith Ward

In a recent survey by T. Rowe Price, we found that, across the board, boys feel they are better prepared for their financial future.

How Financially Savvy Is Your Teenager?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 09.03.2014 | Money
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

In an uncertain economic world, these kids are going to have to take care of themselves financially. Are they getting prepared?

Why President Obama Needs to Listen to American Muslims

Lorna Byrne | Posted 09.02.2014 | Religion
Lorna Byrne

I am told that if a small group of American Muslims drawn from both the Sunni and Shia strands of Islam, and from different ethnicities come together to discuss solutions they will come up with ideas that can lead to breakthroughs.

Has Paper Money Outlived Its Purpose?

Stephen G. Cecchetti | Posted 09.10.2014 | Money
Stephen G. Cecchetti

Serious people have been suggesting that we think hard about eliminating paper currency. Paper money facilitates criminality and creates the zero lower bound (ZLB) for nominal interest rates. So, why not just get rid of it and replace it with electronic money?

Avoiding Auto Repair Scams

Gini Graham Scott | Posted 09.03.2014 | Money
Gini Graham Scott

Many people like me know little or nothing about their cars and don't understand what is being done to them, so they can easily be persuaded to get repairs they don't need or be subjected to other scams.

The Yoga of Data Roaming

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 09.02.2014 | Technology
Mitch Ditkoff

So there I was, living the good life in San Miguel de Allende just a few weeks ago, enjoying the slow lane, mucho tiempo, hot springs, frosty margarit...

10 Steps To Getting A Raise

Rana Florida | Posted 09.01.2014 | Business
Rana Florida

If you're doing an outstanding job, your bosses will do what it takes to keep you. All that you need is a plan. Here's one you can carry out in ten easy steps.

The High Cost of a Bad Marriage

Richard Barrington | Posted 08.30.2014 | 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. However, you can also turn that around and look at it the other way: A bad marriage can put an awful strain on a couple's finances.

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.