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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 07.17.2014 | 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 07.15.2014 | 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 07.10.2014 | 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 07.01.2014 | 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 06.20.2014 | 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 06.03.2014 | 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.

6 Big Mistakes Teens Make With Their Money

WiserAdvisor.com | Posted 07.09.2014 | Money
WiserAdvisor.com

If you're in high school and all you've got is an allowance, a part-time job and occasional birthday checks from Grandma, you're still ready to become money-savvy. The smarter you are with your cash, the farther it will stretch.

How Prepaid Debit Cards Can Teach Teens Financial Responsibility

Tami Farrow | Posted 07.08.2014 | Money
Tami Farrow

Certain prepaid cards are specifically designed with parents and teens in mind -- giving parents the ability to have control over how their teen is spending money. Using a card like this will help your teen develop into a financially savvy and responsible adult, while keeping the risks of offering them more financial independence at bay.

Here's My Two Cents

Warren Cassell, Jr. | Posted 07.07.2014 | Teen
Warren Cassell, Jr.

Anyone can achieve greatness. It doesn't matter what your background is, if you weren't born into wealth, or where you live. To be successful you need to set big goals, create a framework that will assist you in reaching those goals and stay committed to working to achieve what you want.

T Is For 'Teaching Your Teen' To Manage Money

Ann Zuraw | Posted 07.06.2014 | Money
Ann Zuraw

In order for teens to have full ownership of their financial future, they will need some important money management lessons. Parents have a tremendous influence and can help their teens' financial literacy improve today.

6 Ways To Help Spring Clean Your Finances

LearnVest | Posted 06.29.2014 | Money
LearnVest

To save you time, we asked financial advisers around the country for their best advice on how to spring clean your finances. Consider trying these tactics to do a quick spruce-up.

One Income or Two?

Cindy Tansin | Posted 06.28.2014 | Money
Cindy Tansin

Too many relationships end because of wedges that are caused by money issues. Don't be part of that statistic.

10 Money-Saving Things Everyone Should Know How To Do By 30

LearnVest | Posted 06.25.2014 | Money
LearnVest

By the time we embark on our fourth decade, there are a few things we should all know: life skills to help us manage our money, maximize our talent and make the most of where we are.

The Keys To Getting Millennials Financially Educated

Nandita Bakhshi | Posted 06.22.2014 | Money
Nandita Bakhshi

Year after year in the United States, we have celebrated Financial Literacy Month in April. Yet it seems that we still lack a sufficient understanding of young people's experiences with and attitudes towards financial literacy.

6 Habits That Are Draining Your Wallet

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Kristen Sturt | Posted 04.22.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Here’s the bad news: Time and again, no matter how much you scrimp and save, impulse buys wreck your whole budget. ...