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Money Management Tips

How to Get Financially Ready to Buy a Home

Jeanne Kelly | Posted 04.08.2014 | Money
Jeanne Kelly

Buying a home for the first time is so exciting! But be careful not to get carried away, and bite off a bigger financial commitment than you can chew....

Two Rules My Grandmother Had About Money -- And What They Mean For Your Investments

Mike Branch, CFP | Posted 04.06.2014 | Money
Mike Branch, CFP

For my Grandmother the idea was to stay in the game. By reducing risk and going with the odds you are able to stay at the table when others have long since folded. Keeping these two rules in mind when making your investment decisions will help keep you in the game as well.

5 Strategies To Teach Young Kids About Proper Money Management

Women & Co | Posted 10.31.2013 | Business
Women & Co

Unfortunately, personal finance courses are not taught in schools, so it's completely up to you -- and the earlier you begin the process, the better chance your children will have to grow up into responsible, thrifty young adults.

How Real Parents Talk Money With Their Kids

LearnVest | Posted 04.29.2013 | Parents
LearnVest

Television. School. Osmosis. These are just a few of the ways that many parents would prefer that their children learn about finances -- as long as they don't have to bring up the sticky subject themselves.

The Definition of Wealthy: Living Small

James Berman | Posted 02.27.2013 | Business
James Berman

A key to acquiring wealth is preventing living standards from rising along with income. Those who let their needs swell commensurately with their wallet never feel rich.

Recent Grads Face the Real World of Money Management

Joe J. Wilson | Posted 10.30.2012 | College
Joe J. Wilson

Think about what your living situation might be for the next few years. Will you live with your parents, with one or more roommates, or by yourself?

Take Charge Before Your Bank Charges You

Mary Johnson | Posted 10.01.2012 | Money
Mary Johnson

If you're a young adult, college student, or previously "unbanked," understanding your needs and priorities is paramount to picking the account option and bank that work best for you.

Fathers as Financial Role Models

Beth Kobliner | Posted 08.13.2012 | Money
Beth Kobliner

Naturally, as a proud daughter and, now, a proud mother, I love hearing from dads about the ups and downs of imparting money lessons to their kids.

Managing Your Business (and Your Life) in the Cloud

Women & Co | Posted 07.22.2012 | Technology
Women & Co

With laptops, we can file sales reports from home, conference from a hotel room, and (regrettably) update spreadsheets on vacation. What's becoming increasingly common, however, is that many of these tasks can be accomplished from your smart phone.

What Losing Weight Taught Me About Saving Money

Well Heeled | Posted 05.23.2012 | Money
Well Heeled

Watching CB lose weight and then working at it myself, I realized that there are so many lessons that losing weight have taught me about saving money.

How to Be a Temporal Millionaire

Maria Lin | Posted 03.05.2012 | Money
Maria Lin

Given the choice between being a money millionaire and a temporal millionaire, I'd choose the latter.

For Richer, Not Poorer: Five Ways to Manage Money and Marriage

Irvin G. Schorsch III | Posted 04.30.2012 | Money
Irvin G. Schorsch III

Money can't buy you love, but fighting about it can buy you a whole lot of marital strife. In fact, money issues are the primary reason many couples untie the knot.

Your Finances Are Killing Your Sex Life

Justine Rivero | Posted 04.30.2012 | Money
Justine Rivero

Only about one in seven Americans were willing to give up Internet access. We are more willing to give up sex for six months than cut off access to email -- is this really what money stress has come to?

The Impossible Conundrum

Alexa von Tobel | Posted 04.30.2012 | Money
Alexa von Tobel

Keeping our long-term goals on our radar, and knowing the exact steps we can take to get there via a financial plan, is just the motivation we need to stick to our budgets, save for retirement and plan ahead.

Take 'America Saves Week' to Heart

Jason Alderman | Posted 04.23.2012 | Business
Jason Alderman

After four years of coping with a stagnant economy, probably the last thing you want to hear is how important it is to sock away money for a rainy day -- you already know that. But hear me out, just in case.

Money Problems: 6 Steps to Transform Your Money Life

Therese Borchard | Posted 09.20.2011 | Business
Therese Borchard

I don't know of anyone who doesn't have a money problem right now, in this economy.