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How To Take Control Of Your Finances This Summer: Financial Tips For Teens & Parents Alike

Aisha Barrows | Posted 09.08.2014 | Money
Aisha Barrows

I've found that the summer months are the perfect time for a mid-year check-up on my finances, when I can adjust my financial goals based on my needs for the summer and throughout the year. Based on my experiences, here are a few tips for parents to consider as they talk to their teens about the value of saving money this summer (while still having a little fun!).

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?

Debunking Myths Surrounding Reloadable Prepaid Cards

Tami Farrow | Posted 08.27.2014 | Money
Tami Farrow

Reloadable prepaid cards have evolved over the past few years, but many Americans are not informed on how to compare and benefit from this financial product. These cards can be very beneficial for a variety of consumers, as long as they devote the time to finding the card that's best for them.

The Truth About Going to College and Getting Into Debt

Amandah Blackwell | Posted 08.27.2014 | Money
Amandah Blackwell

Wouldn't it be wonderful if you could make your own decisions by meditating and listening to that small still voice that whispers, 'Don't go to college; you're not ready yet. Save your money instead.'

You're Out Of Debt, Have Savings, And Are On Track For Retirement. What's Next?

LearnVest | Posted 09.16.2014 | Money
LearnVest

Congratulations! You're one of the lucky, financially diligent few who have your basic financial security numbers -- that is, retirement, credit card debt and emergency savings -- under control, and you deserve a big pat on the back. But the big question remains: Now what?

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!

9 Money Habits That Will Put You On The Path To Wealth

LearnVest | Posted 08.14.2014 | Money
LearnVest

While a six-figure inheritance or high-paying job can land you in the top 1 percent of earners, it's the little things -- your money habits -- that of...

13 Smart Money Tips That Could Change Your Life

Betterment.com | Posted 08.07.2014 | Money
Betterment.com

Living as a married couple, saving for kids, buying a house, helping aging parents. Sound familiar? Many of our staff here at Betterment HQ are also Betterment customers trying to meet all these financial goals. And like you, they care about keeping costs low and doing the smart thing with their money for better peace of mind.

College Grads -- What You Don't Know CAN Hurt You Financially

Nandita Bakhshi | Posted 08.06.2014 | College
Nandita Bakhshi

In a recent TD Bank Financial Education survey, we learned that nearly 70 percent of Millennials (ages 18-34) have never received formal financial education. Moreover, 76 percent of Millennials reported that they are seeking financial advice, from basic information about checking and savings accounts to more complicated topics, such as mortgages and starting a small business.

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.

Study Supports Getting Onboard With Financial Literacy Education

Mary Johnson | Posted 09.16.2014 | College
Mary Johnson

Recent news that Florida is the first state in the nation to adopt the Council for Economic Education's National Standards for Financial Literacy is an encouraging development -- and hopefully other states will similarly follow suit.

5 Common Money Mistakes That Even Good Savers Make

LearnVest | Posted 09.14.2014 | Money
LearnVest

If you're part of the minority and are putting money away regularly, congratulations -- it's an important part of laying the groundwork for a more secure financial future. But just because your balance is growing doesn't mean there isn't room for improvement in the way you save.

The One Dumb Mistake That Is Destroying Your Retirement

Amandah Blackwell | Posted 09.09.2014 | Money
Amandah Blackwell

Start saving for retirement today! While your kids may not like the fact that you won't co-sign for a student loan or even give them money toward college, it may be the right decision for you.

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...

With Wedding Season Upon Us, Financial Advice For Newlyweds

Ryan Bailey | Posted 08.31.2014 | Weddings
Ryan Bailey

There is no one right way to manage money with your partner. That being said, there are some things that every couple should take into consideration as they approach marriage and go about exploring their financial options.

How Young Adults Can Up Their Financial Vocabulary

Posted 06.26.2014 | Money

The first of the month means bills, bill, bills. But for the majority of young adults those words don't resonate beyond catchy lyrics to a Destiny's C...

Gender Equity Can Make America Competitive

Eve Ellis | Posted 08.20.2014 | Business
Eve Ellis

In his recent address at West Point, President Obama said the U.S. must always be a leader. And yet, leaders of U.S. corporations, so far, have seemed complacent with a lagging status quo.

Do You Spend More On Cable Than You Save For Retirement?

Gina Horkey | Posted 08.03.2014 | Money
Gina Horkey

According to this article from Dave Ramsey's website, "the majority of American workers, 69 percent, have less than $50,000 saved for retirement -- 36 percent have less than $1,000."

Money for Nothing? Well, Almost...

Jason Gordo | Posted 07.30.2014 | Money
Jason Gordo

Money for nothing doesn't exist, but something does come close: generating money through compound interest. One of the most common ways investors generate compound interest is by investing in a diversified portfolio of ingredients from the financial markets: stocks, bonds, real estate, and commodities.

Some Investors Must Fail

The Motley Fool | Posted 07.23.2014 | Business
The Motley Fool

Not probably, or unfortunately, but must. Professional, amateur. Hedge fund manager, day trader, indexer, 401(k) saver. Some of you must fail. It's a necessity of how markets work.

10 Grocery Shopping Tips To Keep Rising Food Costs In Check

LearnVest | Posted 07.21.2014 | Money
LearnVest

Ongoing droughts have bumped up prices for produce and produced a trickle-down effect on meat, since feeding cattle has become costlier. At the same time, a virus has been plaguing pigs across the nation, spiking prices on pork. It's not a pretty picture just as barbecue season goes into full swing. But you can still find ways to grocery shop on a budget, especially if you know where to expect the hikes.

Save Money and Calories at the Same Time!

Brandon Drenon | Posted 07.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Brandon Drenon

A common misconception and frequent rebuttal from those reluctant converts to the world of clean eating is that it's too expensive. The belief that it costs more money to eat fruits and vegetables over processed goods that contain more ingredients is far from the truth.

8 Credit Cards Mistakes Everyone Makes

NextAdvisor.com | Posted 07.16.2014 | Money
NextAdvisor.com

With billions of credit cards being used every day, it's no surprise that there are a lot of misconceptions and misunderstandings when it comes to credit.

How To Budget Your Money With The 50/20/30 Rule

LearnVest | Posted 07.12.2014 | Money
LearnVest

No matter whether you're a mom with two kids or a recent college grad working your first job, this rule can help you not only figure out how much you should be spending in each area every month, it will also tell you in what order you should be spending your money.

10 Deadly Childhood Money Habits That Are Killing Your Finances Today

Amandah Blackwell | Posted 07.12.2014 | Money
Amandah Blackwell

What if you could learn money habits that would set you free from the bondage of financial ruin? Money is paper and coins used as an exchange to purchase goods. It's also energy.