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What It Takes To Banish Bad Money Habits

LearnVest | Posted 11.24.2014 | Money
LearnVest

If you've ever experienced a sense of euphoria after paying off your credit card in full or purchasing a piece of furniture that finally completes your living room, you know that our relationship to money isn't just a purely economical one. There's a big psychological component, too.

How This 28-Year-Old Paid Off $81K In Debt

Credit.com | Posted 11.21.2014 | Money
Credit.com

As a kid, Austin Netzley remembered being enthralled with the concept of money and promising himself that one day he'd be wealthy. And now, at 28, by most people's measure, he is. He's been an athlete, student, engineer and entrepreneur. And at this point in his life, he considers himself "retired."

The 4 Most Common Causes of Cash Flow Challenges (and what to do about them)

David Finkel | Posted 11.19.2014 | Business
David Finkel

Before you rush off to sell your way out of a cash flow challenge, make sure you take a moment to see if that is the real root cause of the crisis.

You're Finally Debt-Free. Now What?

LearnVest | Posted 11.13.2014 | Money
LearnVest

It's a surprisingly common position to be in: You finally achieve the impossible (or at least what seemed impossible for a long time) and become debt-free, but instead of feeling financially empowered, you have a deer-in-the-headlights episode. You're so accustomed to being in debt that you don't quite know what to do without it.

14 Things You Need To Do To Be A Financial Adult

Credit.com | Posted 11.03.2014 | Money
Credit.com

With so many young adults moving back in with mom and dad, that line between childhood and adulthood is blurring. Whatever your financial situation, though, you can begin taking steps to become an independent financial adult.

Does Money Scare You?

Leisa Peterson | Posted 10.31.2014 | Money
Leisa Peterson

When it comes to money, we've often been trained to believe there is not enough to go around, and this leads to fearful feelings. The only way to break this cycle is to shift our mindset into one of sufficiency and of understanding the true laws of nature.

Being Financially Prepared Can Save You Money and Stress

Nandita Bakhshi | Posted 10.29.2014 | Money
Nandita Bakhshi

Buying your first home, starting a family or purchasing a car are major events that require a lot of financial planning. Unfortunately for millennials, a recent TD Bank survey found that two-thirds of older millennials (ages 24-34) wish they had been more financially prepared for these life events.

Who Says Financial Abuse Has to Be Romantic? 10 Signs You're in a Financially-Abusive Relationship With Friends and Family

Patrice C. Washington | Posted 10.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Patrice C. Washington

We've learned that domestic violence victims typically stay in abusive relationships for two reasons: fear and finances. And before most suffer physic...

How I'm Saving 40 Percent Of My Pay

LearnVest | Posted 10.17.2014 | Money
LearnVest

I've never been very good at saving. I'm a spender -- shoes, trips, nights out, you name it. It's a fact that became especially apparent to me when I found myself saddled with $10,000 of credit card debt after graduating from college.

5 Budget Mistakes You Didn't Know You Were Making

SALT | Posted 10.01.2014 | Money
SALT

Think tracking your spending is all there is to money management? You might notice your debt shrinking and your savings growing, but you could be doing a lot more to fatten your piggy bank.

Show Your Money Some Love

Laurie Gerber | Posted 11.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Laurie Gerber

Most of us have a really twisted, tumultuous relationship with money (kinda like time and food!). You probably can catch yourself thinking you shouldn't have to deal with something so complicated and often emotional.

Money, Power and Your Health

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 11.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

There is little doubt that lack of sufficient money constitutes a major stress and contributes to bodily ills. Our attitudes toward money undergird much of our lives, impacting our lifestyle and sense of well-being. Yet many of us ignore the task of managing our finances, often with dire consequences.

Travel Like a Pro Without Bankrupting Your Savings

Amandah Blackwell | Posted 11.17.2014 | Travel
Amandah Blackwell

You have the option to spend thousands of dollars on a luxury vacation, and there's nothing wrong with that. Or, you could travel on a budget. Either way, learn how to save for travel and take a vacation each year.

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

Aisha Barrows | Posted 11.08.2014 | 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 10.29.2014 | 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 10.27.2014 | 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 10.27.2014 | 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 10.26.2014 | 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 10.20.2014 | 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 10.14.2014 | 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 10.07.2014 | 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 10.06.2014 | 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 09.22.2014 | 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.