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7 Strategies to Pay Down Your Debt

Jeanette Pavini | Posted 03.24.2014 | Women
Jeanette Pavini

With holiday spending and New Year's resolutions fresh in our mind, January is a good month to get serious about paying down your debt.

401(k) Resolutions for 2014

Catherine Golladay | Posted 03.15.2014 | Fifty
Catherine Golladay

Making New Year's resolutions is easy, but we know that sticking to them can be a lot harder. While many of us are resolving to ditch the junk food or to get to the gym more often, it's also a great time of year to shape up your retirement savings.

Are You Enabling Your Adult Children?

Manisha Thakor | Posted 03.11.2014 | Money
Manisha Thakor

It has been widely reported that the last recession and subsequent sluggish recovery were especially brutal for millenials. The sleeper story is the subsequent impact all that joblessness has had on parents of millenials.

What You Should Know About Your Parents' Affairs

Jim T. Miller | Posted 03.08.2014 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

My pastor recently suggested that I get informed on my elderly parents' financial situation and end-of-life plans so I can be better prepared when something happens to them. What's the best way to handle this and what all do I need to find out?

I Make 6 Figures, But I'm in Financial Trouble

LearnVest | Posted 02.17.2014 | Women
LearnVest

For a few months I hadn't been able to pay the minimum balance on the card I had, and I was still at a steady pace of charging around $1,000 a month. When I saw the amount of debt I had on my card, I freaked.

Do You Love Your Money?

Lisa Ellen Niver | Posted 02.16.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Ellen Niver

Although I have always felt in charge of my working life, I have ignored my IRAs and retirement accounts.

Are you 70 1/2 and ready for IRA withdrawals? Take the Money This Year to Avoid a Big Tax Bite

Bob Rosenblatt | Posted 02.11.2014 | Fifty
Bob Rosenblatt

You have been fortunate enough to pile up savings in your Individual Retirement Account for all those years at work, and it's grown to a tidy sum. At age 70 1/2 , you need to start making withdrawals. Here is some good advice to avoid tax traps.

Why I Lie to My Parents About How Much I Make

LearnVest | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
LearnVest

I realized that if I continued to bail my parents out, nothing would ever change for them. They needed to get on a better financial track, and coming to their rescue wasn't going to help them do that.

Pennywise or Wealthy?

Deborah Owens | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Deborah Owens

If women take their increased earning power and make their financial security a priority, we will achieve the same type of success we have in closing the income gap.

A Prescription for a Healthier 401(k)

Catherine Golladay | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Catherine Golladay

Taking the time to give your 401(k) an annual check-up now, while benefits are top-of-mind, can help put you on course for a healthier retirement.

Use Your Kids' TV Time for Money Lessons

Neale Godfrey | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Neale Godfrey

There is no point bemoaning the fact that TV exists or that your kids are subject to an inescapable bombardment of commercials on it. We know it does. We know they are. So make use of it. Talk to your kids about what they see on TV.

Moms Talking Money: 7 Secrets for Dining Out With Kids on a Dime

Women & Co | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Women & Co

Regardless of where you live, if you're not willing to give up an occasional meal out just because you're bringing along the little ones, try these tried-and-true secrets from our Moms Talking Money bloggers.

The Sit-It-Out Syndrome: Why Women Are Afraid to Invest Their Hard-Earned Cash

LearnVest | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
LearnVest

Is the sit-it-out syndrome a hangover from the Great Recession, or did we all watch too much "Mad Men" and internalize retro relationship roles?

Allowance and Kids: What Parents Should Think About

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

It wouldn't occur to me to give a kindergartener an allowance. Which illustrates an important point about allowances: every family does them differently.

You Can Raise Secure Kids Even in This Financially Insecure Time

Neale Godfrey | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Neale Godfrey

The economy has been slowly recovering, and the stock markets have reached historic highs, but for many, times are still tough. First, we had sequestr...

5 Tips for Paying Off Your Own Student Loans While Saving for Your Kids' Education

Women & Co | Posted 12.08.2013 | Parents
Women & Co

How do you pay off student loans when you need to manage other debts, fund your retirement and save for the future cost of your children's education? It starts with knowledge and a plan.

Parents: Fundraisers Are In the Budget

Neale Godfrey | Posted 12.02.2013 | Parents
Neale Godfrey

Supporting fundraisers is a great way teach your children the concepts of charity and volunteerism. It is also an important way of reinforcing money lessons in the real world that will last a lifetime.

Don't DIY Your 401(k)

Catherine Golladay | Posted 12.01.2013 | Fifty
Catherine Golladay

Taking advantage of professional help that may already be offered as part of your 401(k) plan could go a long way toward easing some of your investing concerns.

Autumn Checklist

Neale Godfrey | Posted 11.25.2013 | Parents
Neale Godfrey

Explain why we budget. Stick to it. Don't give in to whining -- if your kid wants a toy or the hottest new gadget, it has to be budgeted for.

Our First Money Fight: The Trip That Almost Blew Our Marriage

LearnVest | Posted 11.23.2013 | Women
LearnVest

Two weeks after tying the knot, my husband, Robert, and I set out to Peru with $3,000, two one-way tickets, two backpacks -- and two wildly different philosophies about how to handle our money.

How I Finally Stopped Spoiling My Kids

LearnVest | Posted 11.22.2013 | Parents
LearnVest

The best advice I can share with other moms is this: Don't give in to guilt. Your kids won't love you less because you refused to buy them the latest video game. If anything, they'll love you more when they see you as the strong and financially capable woman who keeps a roof over their heads.

3 Budgets: Women's Night In

Women & Co | Posted 11.20.2013 | Women
Women & Co

I've always loved a good girls' night out, but lately, I've grown tired of the "out" part. That's why, instead of waiting forever to get into clubs or struggling to hear each other over loud music, my friends and I prefer women's nights in.

The Real Reasons You Overspend

Manisha Thakor | Posted 11.12.2013 | Women
Manisha Thakor

Have you ever set a financial goal only to find that your actual spending significantly surpassed your budget? When you have the best of intentions to create financial health, why is it so darn easy to sabotage your progress?

Active vs. Passive Investing: Which Is Right For You?

Manisha Thakor | Posted 11.11.2013 | Women
Manisha Thakor

Two cars are driving down a highway. A red sports car is darting between all three lanes, trying to find the fastest possible way to get ahead. A gray sedan is in the right lane, going the speed limit. Suddenly, a train horn sounds. The red car comes to a screeching halt next to the gray sedan.

Plan for Your Wealth and Wellness

Stacia Pierce | Posted 11.05.2013 | Women
Stacia Pierce

I teach my clients there's no sense in building your wealth if you're not going to take care of your health. If you want to perform at optimum level, then you have to preserve your body.