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5 Bad Money Habits You Can Fix Right Now

Posted 03.20.2014 | OWN

By Lynn Andriani You probably don't even realize you're practicing these bad spending behaviors -- but here's how to stop (and save). Graciously...

Who Will Overspend This Holiday Season?

Hersh Shefrin | Posted 02.16.2014 | Money
Hersh Shefrin

The temptation to overspend is extremely strong when people do their holiday shopping. The truth is that some shoppers have more self-control than others. It's easy to come up with all kinds of anecdotes to illustrate this point, but only research can paint an accurate picture of what is going on.

Who's Watching Your Holiday Spending?

Terry Savage | Posted 02.11.2014 | Money
Terry Savage

The worst penalty isn't a lump of coal in your stocking. It's a lowering of your credit score -- something that impacts your future cost of credit, and even the cost of homeowners and auto insurance.

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.

5 Moments When You're Most Likely To Overspend

Posted 10.01.2013 | OWN

By Candace Braun Davison Little things can trigger impulse buys. Knowing these unexpected times when you may be getting spend-y can help you keep t...

The Only Benefit Of Wearing High Heels

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 08.27.2013 | Business

Leave it to academics to finally discover a somewhat practical reason to wear high heals. A new study by two Brigham Young University marketing pro...

Broke Is the New Black

Kimberly Couzens | Posted 10.22.2013 | Style
Kimberly Couzens

By the time I was 24, I owed nearly $35,000 on eight credit cards. Staying on top of the payments was like having a second full-time job.

Seek a Balance Between Consuming and Creating

Robert Pagliarini | Posted 03.30.2013 | Business
Robert Pagliarini

That bloated sensation you feel isn't just from the excess eggnog and stuffing you ate over the holidays. It's far worse. It's actually the end, not the beginning, of each January that's the most important time of the year.

What I Learned From My Mother's Overspending

The Billfold | Posted 10.03.2012 | Money

I've never bought my own handbag. For years, I was afraid to buy my own clothes. For years, I didn't need to buy my own clothes. Because my mother bou...

New Poll Reveals Consumer's Top Financial Regrets -- But Is It Accurate?

Kevin Yu | Posted 09.11.2012 | Money
Kevin Yu

When you're polling consumers who are buried in debt, it's simple to blame overspending as the preliminary cause, but in reality it's a combination of not having an emergency savings fund, not budgeting, and trying to live the life of a rockstar.

We're Living A Lie: Report

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 05.18.2012 | Money

We need to come to terms with our spending habits. About half of 3,000 Americans polled in a recent survey said that they're spending more than the...

Four Money Habits You Need To Ditch Now

LearnVest | Posted 06.19.2012 | Money
LearnVest

If you're having trouble acting in your best financial interest at all times, you're not alone. And you've come to the right place. We've provided resources to help you tackle the biggest financial issues Americans said were standing in their way.

Breaking the Consumer Addiction

Jamie Anne Richardson | Posted 05.27.2012 | Parents
Jamie Anne Richardson

The problem is that the ease with which we buy online is now rubbing off on our kids. The era of instant gratification blurs the line between wants and needs.

How Credit Card Debt Almost Cost Me What Matters Most

Cristie Ritz King | Posted 05.07.2012 | Women
Cristie Ritz King

I had to be honest with my kids and confess to them we were also out of money and couldn't get more gas.

Alice Hines

When A Purse Costs More Than Your Paycheck

HuffingtonPost.com | Alice Hines | Posted 03.03.2012 | Money

Admitting that she paid $500 for a new floral print Vera Wang bag, Adriana Castro couldn’t help but blush. “I got it on sale two months ago,”...

Catherine New

More Americans Charged The Holidays

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 12.28.2011 | Business

In a turnaround from last year, shoppers were not afraid to pull out the plastic this holiday season. Spending on credit cards jumped 7 percent in Nov...

The Best Reason I've Heard To Spend Less

Maria Lin | Posted 01.28.2012 | Women
Maria Lin

There is something to be said for not unwittingly losing the "warmth and conviviality" in our lives as we grow in our financial prosperity.

4 of 7 Public School Board Members Spent Beyond Budgets

Education News Colorado | Charlie Brennan | Posted 10.31.2011 | Education

An Education News Colorado analysis of spending by Denver school board members shows that four of the seven blew their annual $5,000 budgets for the f...

Even in a Recession, Many Americans Overspend

Richard Barrington | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Richard Barrington

How do we bridge this gap? Financial responsibility should not be thought of as a once-a-year theoretical budgeting exercise. It has to be lived day in and day out.

Worried about Money? 9 Ways To Avoid Overspending

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

Every Wednesday is Tip Day. This Wednesday: Nine tips to avoid overspending. One source of unhappiness for people is feeling out of control of their ...