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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.

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.

Money Meltdowns You Need To Have (Only Once)

Posted 01.23.2014 | OWN

Nobody should ever, ever have to face a huge money disaster, like loss of a job or home. A small fiscal blunder, on the other hand, can teach you some...

10 Money Decisions You'll Always Regret

Posted 09.27.2013 | OWN

Live fully, move in the direction of the future and regret nothing! Well, except that late-night, infomercial Roomba purchase... and these other ill-a...

5 Ways You Think You're Saving Money (But Aren't)

Posted 05.22.2013 | OWN

Avoiding these common mistakes can give that dollar in your pocket a little more company. By Candace Braun Davison You're Not Buying A Shiny New...

The 4 Biggest Money Mistakes Parents Make

Beth Kobliner | Posted 04.01.2013 | Business
Beth Kobliner

We as parents bring a lot of baggage and emotion into the topic of money, and we can quickly feel guilty or embarrassed by what we did and didn't teach our children. It's important to keep in mind that there often aren't clear-cut right answers.

The Worst Money Mistake Parents Make

LearnVest | Posted 09.25.2012 | Money
LearnVest

If you're considering funding an increasingly expensive college education, there's a right way and a wrong way to go about it. Taking out loans in your name that you might not be able to pay back? That's a financial road you don't want to go down.

Sports Heroes as Financial Role Models?

Beth Kobliner | Posted 08.22.2012 | Money
Beth Kobliner

If kids learn good life lessons from athletes' diligence and team work, then they can also learn a few personal finance lessons from their money mistakes.

The Top 10 Money Pitfalls Moms Should Watch Out For

LearnVest | Posted 07.21.2012 | Parents
LearnVest

No matter how awesome parents are, we're still human. And sometimes we even run out of time to think about how we handle our money.

The 7 Money Mistakes Women Make More Than Men

LearnVest | Posted 07.01.2012 | Money
LearnVest

Ever bailed out an ex? Indulged in a little more retail therapy than you meant to? We'll show you the top seven mistakes women make -- and what to do instead.

The 7 Money Mistakes Women Make More Than Men

LearnVest | Posted 07.01.2012 | Women
LearnVest

Ever bailed out an ex? Indulged in a little more retail therapy than you meant to? Or woken up one day and realized you didn't know as much as you thought you did about managing your money?