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Here's The First Thing You Should Do With Every Paycheck

GOBankingRates | Posted 09.09.2014 | Money
GOBankingRates

Here's the problem: Once you get paid, your money has to go several places at once. Bills need to be paid, credit card balances need to be settled, groceries need to be bought, perhaps even some nonessentials, too -- and, in all the shuffle, the money that you should be saving becomes your discretionary income.

Paycheck To Paycheck: How 4 Real Single Moms Make It Work

LearnVest | Posted 07.22.2014 | Parents
LearnVest

Today there are 10 million single moms making it work, day by day, we decided to profile and celebrate four who were willing to share their tips on how they're doing it. Read on and get inspired.

Paid Biweekly? Here's How You Should Budget

Gina Horkey | Posted 08.26.2014 | Money
Gina Horkey

Do you get paid every two weeks? Is it challenging that your bills come once a month, but your salary gets pieced out every other week? I've found a method that works well for me and I think it could work for you too!

Lesson from Mike Tyson: Stop Admiring Your Balance; Start Fighting for Your Retirement

Jerry Patterson | Posted 04.14.2014 | Money
Jerry Patterson

As we go through life, the economy ebbs and flows. You work hard. You bring home a paycheck. You pay your bills. Hopefully you have money saved for retirement.

Workin' 9 To 5: Two Ways to Protect Your Livin'

Shannah L. Compton | Posted 11.12.2013 | Business
Shannah L. Compton

Listen, I know, we all take making money for granted. We just assume that we can get up every day and go out and make money. This assumption can get you into a jam, and I've seen it happen too many times.

People With These Names Are Likely To Make More Money: Study

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 05.07.2013 | Small Business

While longer names may sound more sophisticated, shorter first names are the ones that lead to a bigger paycheck, according to a new study that co...

College Is Not Inoculation

Jared Bernstein | Posted 04.03.2013 | Business
Jared Bernstein

While college completion certainly gives you a solid leg up, both in terms of jobs and earnings, it doesn't inoculate you against global wage arbitrage, accelerating labor-saving technology, and high unemployment.

How to Combat Payroll Tax Increase

Jeanette Pavini | Posted 03.20.2013 | Business
Jeanette Pavini

Americans saw a hit in their paychecks this week, which makes things harder on working families. Payroll taxes were raised by 2 percent. This means less money for necessities like gas, clothing, groceries and entertainment. Here are some ways to combat it.

Why You Can Expect Your 2013 Paychecks to Be Smaller Than 2012's

Adrian Nazari | Posted 03.17.2013 | Business
Adrian Nazari

Consumers may get a small shock when they get their first paycheck on the 15th this year. Why? The social security tax increase was not included in th...

Smaller Paycheck? Here Are 10 Ways To Get Your Money Back

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

When your first paycheck comes this month, it's probably going to be lower thanks to the expiration of the payroll tax cut. For Americans earning arou...

5 Crazy Ways To Survive The Financial Cliff

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 12.30.2012 | Business

On Friday, President Barack Obama met with congressional leaders to work on a "fiscal cliff" compromise, but no deal had been reached as of happy hour...

This Guy Doesn't Get Saved Too Often These Days

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 10.23.2012 | Money

Got five Benjamin Franklins stored under the mattress? You're doing pretty good then. Nearly half of Americans don't have more than $500 saved up,...

Most Expensive Cities For The Middle Class

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 10.22.2012 | Money

While Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama debate who's is going to help the middle class more, the two candidates are sidestepping one of the most ...

Catherine New

Dollar-Stretching Gets New Workout As Fiscal Cliff Approaches

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 10.11.2012 | Money

Kids don't understand adult phrases like "fiscal cliff." What they understand is that mom says no extra milk on the cereal or no second helpings of me...

Your Paycheck Will Likely Be Much Smaller Next Year

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 10.01.2012 | Money

Your paycheck is about to take a dive. The culprit: Payroll tax relief is set expire at the end of the year and Congress is unlikely to extend it, The...

Living Paycheck To Paycheck Is A Reality For Many Older Workers

Posted 08.19.2012 | Fifty

If you’re living for the weekend largely because it’s pay day, you’re not alone: While fewer people are dependent on their next paycheck to make...

Where Our Paychecks Went In June

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 07.31.2012 | Money

WASHINGTON -- Americans spent no more in June than they did in May, even though their income grew at the fastest pace in three months. The lack of gr...

Everyone Agrees That the Decline in Private Sector Pay Has Been Understated

Dean Baker | Posted 07.02.2012 | Business
Dean Baker

The cost to taxpayers of public employees' compensation packages are on average no greater than the cost to private sector employees. The big difference is that public employees can expect a considerably more secure retirement.

Is Your Paycheck Killing You?

Posted 05.01.2012 | Business

Wish you could predict the exact moment when you're going to die? Well, you probably can't. But you might be able to get a hint thanks to the work of ...

Beltway Influencers Still Mad Men

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 03.29.2012 | Money

If the worst-kept secret on Capitol Hill is that top lobbying groups actually control the show, then the best-kept secret is that the whizzes behind t...

Let's Not Forget About George...

Emily Cohn | Posted 04.30.2012 | Money
Emily Cohn

Today, we see our paychecks automatically appear in our bank accounts every month and lose sight of what's earned, deducted and put away for later. But what if we got back to the basics?

The Trouble with Online Payday Loans

Daily Finance | Sheryl Nash | Posted 10.10.2011 | Black Voices

If you're strapped for cash and need money quickly, an online payday loan can be tempting. But these high-interest loans can lead to financial trouble...

Friday Talking Points -- Excerpting Obama's Press Conference

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.31.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

An important debate flared this week -- one in which sides were chosen, positions staked out, and invective hurled. I will let that sentence stand in...

The New Payroll Tax Holiday Has Kicked In -- Did You Notice?

Reid Cramer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reid Cramer

By this point in the year, almost everybody with a job has gotten a paycheck. Did you notice the latest tax cut brought to you by President Obama?

Arthur Delaney

From Pawnshops to Poverty, Inc.

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Montana voters on Tuesday approved a ballot initiative to cap interest rates on short-term credit at 36 percent, effectively banning payday loans -- p...