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Money Tips for New College Grads

Neale Godfrey | Posted 07.21.2014 | College
Neale Godfrey

Welcome to the real world, class of 2014. You're probably swamped with student loan debt, and just entering your chosen career field -- if you're lucky. But, now is the time to secure your financial future by taking charge today.

Money, Marriage and Lies: Keeping Money Secrets From Your Spouse?

David A. Dedman | Posted 05.19.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

Whether it's credit card spending or the secret cash stash, it's not healthy for a marriage to have secrets -- financial or otherwise. Broken trust and hurt feelings from financial secrets will put a wedge between a marriage. Often the damage is irreversible.

Get More Financial Aid for College

Mike Branch, CFP | Posted 05.05.2014 | College
Mike Branch, CFP

I do not recommend families hide money or game the system to get additional financial aid. However, I do recommend that you know the financial aid rules, work within those rules and adjust your college planning accordingly.

I Overcame My Money Fears (And So Can You)

Anelle Mensah | Posted 04.27.2014 | Teen
Anelle Mensah

You do not want limitations placed on you when you are starting to gain freedom, but there will be times when they are necessary. After some thought, I arrived on some methods to bring about some ease to this different and, truthfully, somewhat terrifying idea.

Higher Education or a House: Can Young Americans Have Both?

Ellen Haberle | Posted 04.26.2014 | Money
Ellen Haberle

16 Percent of First-time Homebuyers Say Student Debt Has Kept Them From Buying: My husband and I would love to own a home, but right now we just ca...

Do 401(k)s Have Stop-Losses?

David A. Dedman | Posted 04.05.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

It never fails. My best article ideas come from my clients! Thank you! Today one of my clients called and asked a rather interesting question: "Do ...

New Job? Tax Deductions for Your Job Search Can Save You Money on Your Taxes

Lisa Greene-Lewis, CPA | Posted 03.19.2014 | Money
Lisa Greene-Lewis, CPA

Many job search expenses are tax deductible, and knowing what job hunting deductions you qualify for and having your receipts in front of you when you file your taxes can save you some money when you file your taxes.

Financial Advice to Give Your High School Senior for the New Year

Jodi Okun | Posted 03.18.2014 | Money
Jodi Okun

While a good college education is certainly one gift most parents want to bestow on their children, the financial responsibility shouldn't all fall on the parents' shoulders.

Common Money Stories That Keep Us From Financial Freedom

Amanda Abella | Posted 03.08.2014 | Money
Amanda Abella

By flipping the script from a place of scarcity and hopelessness to one of looking into options, you put the power to control your finances back into your own hands.

10 Things I Gave Up to Get Out of Debt

Allison Vesterfelt | Posted 02.16.2014 | Money
Allison Vesterfelt

If we're really interested in paying off debt, growing a savings account, purchasing a house, or going to college without loans, we have to be willing to put our money where our mouth is.

4 Bad Money Habits & How to Get Rid of Them

SaveUp | Posted 12.11.2013 | Business
SaveUp

Everybody has their share of bad habits, and financial ones can often be the hardest to identify. Fortunately, once identified, bad money habits can be combatted and kicked with a healthy dose of self-discipline

50 Ways To Send Your Boomerang Kid Packing

Posted 07.10.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Lisa Endlich Once back home, they tend to grow roots. So tell them there must be 50 ways to leave their mother. W...

7 Hot-Button Topics To Avoid With Your Adult Child

Posted 06.26.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Linda Bernstein 7 hot-button topics that could lead to conflict if you're not careful In hindsight, I realize I n...

Applying Sage Graduation Advice to Your Financial Life

Jacob Gold | Posted 08.10.2013 | Business
Jacob Gold

I always enjoy graduation season, as students don their caps and gowns and listen to commencement addresses filled with sage advice. Given my profession as a Certified Financial Planner practitioner, I am struck by how well this advice applies to one's personal finances.

7 Things To Stop Spending Money On Right Now

Posted 04.19.2013 | OWN

By Lynn Andriani No, we're not suggesting you ditch your latte: We've found seven expenses you can cut out painlessly. Keep in touch! Check ...

Forget Frugality. Start Earning More Instead

Ramit Sethi | Posted 05.27.2013 | Business
Ramit Sethi

The classic advice of cutting back on lattes is the best example of personal-finance "experts" run amok. Not only does the advice not work -- most people fail to cut back on their caffeine because it's an important pleasure in their day -- but even if it did work, $3 a day doesn't add up to much!

7 People To Cut Out Of Your Financial Life

Posted 03.26.2013 | OWN

By Amy Shearn Love them, lunch with them, just don't share money matters with them. Keep in touch! Check out HuffPost OWN on Facebook an...

Life Lessons on Finding a Good Adviser

Don McNay | Posted 05.03.2013 | Business
Don McNay

I've blown off plenty of good advice. I thought I was smart and could figure things out on my own. Wrong. I'm finally starting to learn.

Common 'Cents': Tips for the Working Poor

Ryan Mack | Posted 04.16.2013 | Business
Ryan Mack

"I don't make enough money to save." This statement is arguably the most powerful statement an individual can make as it relates to their finances. The one who makes a statement such as this has already thrown up the white flag in their quest to move forward economically.

The ABCs of Money Is a Book Every Woman Should Love

Kay Koplovitz | Posted 04.15.2013 | Business
Kay Koplovitz

This is straightforward advice your mother never told you. Let me be clear, Natalie Pace's book The ABCs of Money is not for women only. But I thi...

Common "Cents" -- Financial Tips for Couples

Ryan Mack | Posted 03.05.2013 | Business
Ryan Mack

With all the media chatter about "Kim-YE" I thought it appropriate to discuss our own personal relationships. Yes... we all know that Kim and Kanye West are both multimillionaires, but do you know the financial picture of the person you are dating?

3 Ways To Resist Holiday Overspending

Posted 12.14.2012 | OWN

By Suze Orman I call it the buy-it-now bug: We come down with it every giving season and feel the effects in January when we see our credit car...

When Overspending Leads to a Financial Hangover

Carrie Smith | Posted 02.10.2013 | Money
Carrie Smith

During this time of year, we all get caught up in the spending frenzy and buy things we can't afford. But if we continue to overspend without thinking, it can lead to a very painful financial hangover come the New Year.

Is Money A Distraction From Your Soul's Work?

Kathy Caprino | Posted 01.12.2013 | Women
Kathy Caprino

In our culture, people believe that if you're an artist or do deeply creative work, you will inevitably struggle financially, and that there is a "rightness" to that struggle. In other words, it is believed that if you're rolling in money, and money flows easily to you, then you're not spiritually evolved.

3 Things You’ll Regret Spending Money On (And 5 You Won't)

Posted 11.29.2012 | OWN

By Amy Shearn Sometimes, efforts to save money just net you a cheap, terrible version of something you'll have to replace before you can say, "That...