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8 "Healthy" Money Habits... That Aren't

LearnVest | Posted 07.07.2012 | Money
LearnVest

Frugalista. Recessionista. In the past few years, people have coined a lot of silly words describing women and their approach to money, but the though...

6 Steps to Rethinking Your Budget

Women & Co | Posted 06.25.2012 | Women
Women & Co

Rather than thinking of a budget as an impediment, start thinking of it as an instrument that is enabling you to stay on course to reach some goal.

4 Steps to Take If You Are a Victim of Identity Theft

Women & Co | Posted 06.25.2012 | Money
Women & Co

What do you own that's more valuable than money and more precious than jewels, but can't be locked up in a safe? Your identity. And thieves will do anything to take it.

Filing a Tax Extension: 3 Things to Know Before the Deadline

Women & Co | Posted 06.12.2012 | Money
Women & Co

You must file a tax extension on or before the regular tax deadline. Normally, tax returns and extensions are due on April 15 (remember that in 2012 we have an extra two days).

5 Common Tax Filing Mistakes to Avoid

Women & Co | Posted 06.11.2012 | Money
Women & Co

With an understanding of some common mistakes and the steps you can take to try to avoid them, tax time can be less stressful.

How Does a Career Change Affect My Taxes?

Women & Co | Posted 06.10.2012 | Money
Women & Co

Have you made a job transition in the past year? Keep reading to learn some of the ways your recent change could affect your taxes.

Giving to Charity: How Much Can I Deduct From My Taxes?

Women & Co | Posted 05.27.2012 | Money
Women & Co

With all the donating we do throughout the year, how do we know what's deductible, how much of it can we write off of our taxes, and what records do we need to support it?

Financial Advice: Balancing the Needs of Three Generations

Women & Co | Posted 05.08.2012 | Parents
Women & Co

As a consequence of an aging population, more working Americans are finding themselves faced with saving for retirement while sandwiched between financial obligations to children and to parents and older relatives.

How To Organize Your Finances In Time For Tax Day

Posted 03.06.2012 | Fifty

While the bemoaning of impending Tax Day has never grown old, the organizational system of your financial records probably has. If you're housing ...

How Financially Fertile Are You?

Jacoba Urist | Posted 05.02.2012 | Money
Jacoba Urist

By the time you feel ready to get serious about your money, it may be too late to make up for lost ground. And there are no medical breakthroughs when it comes to retirement or building an adequate nest egg.

How Facebook Makes You Jealous (And Why It's Not a Bad Thing)

Jacoba Urist | Posted 04.18.2012 | Parents
Jacoba Urist

I tell parents, sometimes, wanting to keep up with the Joneses is a really good motivator.

What Your Parents Can Actually Help With (Hint: It's Not Dating)

| Laura McMullen | Posted 01.24.2012 | Home

Most high school students don't spend their time fretting over mortgages, stock prices, or their 401(k) plans, but they are at an age when smaller fin...

When Friends and Family Ask for Money: 5 Things to Consider

Stacey Tisdale | Posted 03.24.2012 | Black Voices
Stacey Tisdale

Lending money to family and friends is a big issue in our community. These transactions are as much emotional as they are financial, and they rarely end well. Here are five things to consider before you open your wallet or your checkbook for a loved one.

Retirement Planner: Minimizing Tax Hit On After-Tax Money

www.contracostatimes.com | Posted 01.21.2012 | Fifty

When mutual funds investing in stocks throughout the year buy and sell different companies, they generate profitable trades (hopefully) that add up to...

3 Times It's OK To Cheat On Your Spouse

Jacoba Urist | Posted 03.08.2012 | Weddings
Jacoba Urist

Lying to your partner about how much you spend, save or borrow all fall under the same general heading of "financial infidelity." According to the most recent data, quite a few of us are getting it on with our checkbooks.

A Quick Way To Make Your New Year Cheaper

SavvySugar | Posted 01.05.2012 | Women

It's a new year and a new you! We're kicking off a short series detailing 12 helpful tips to start off the year right, whether it be to advance your c...

13 Things That Are Causing Your Bills To Skyrocket

SavvySugar | Posted 11.18.2011 | Women

To err is human; to make budgeting mistakes, totally human as well. Most people are not aware of the little budget traps we get caught in, because lif...

Conscious Spending in Action

J.D. Roth | Posted 01.14.2012 | Small Business
J.D. Roth

Conscious spending isn't restrictive; it's liberating. It can help you recognize when your spending is aligned with your values, and when it's just being made out of habit.

Change Our Minds and We'll Change Everything

Stacey Tisdale | Posted 01.02.2012 | Black Voices
Stacey Tisdale

Education, employment, predatory lending, you name it: There are systemic forces that have worked against our ability to create wealth. However, perhaps a bigger problem is the mind-set some of these factors have helped to create.

The 2011 "Noble" Prizes for Personal Finance

Pamela Yellen | Posted 12.11.2011 | Business
Pamela Yellen

Indeed, the Noble Prizes for Personal Finance are not the Nobel Prizes, but they are high honors recognizing the highest levels of achievement in the field of consumer finances.

Is Financial Favoritism Ever a Good Idea?

Jacoba Urist | Posted 12.06.2011 | Parents
Jacoba Urist

October 2011, and people are finally raising one of the biggest parenting taboos there is: do parents play favorites among their kids? One kind of favoritism is clearly damaging well past childhood, and can even ripple through generations of families.

What U.S. Open Tennis Can Teach You About Investing

Dan Solin | Posted 11.20.2011 | Business
Dan Solin

Experts in many fields have no better predictive powers than you do. This is particularly true about investing.

4 Things Mike Tyson Can Teach You About Savings Accounts

Richard Barrington | Posted 11.09.2011 | Business
Richard Barrington

Mike Tyson was once heavyweight champion, and perhaps the most feared boxer in the sport's history. Within two decades of his prime, though, he was filing for bankruptcy.

Creating a Financial Back-up Plan

Jennifer Streaks | Posted 10.08.2011 | Business
Jennifer Streaks

In this uncertain economy, it is important now more than ever to have a financial nest egg. Without a financial back-up plan, a large number of families are one incident away from collapse.

Yes, You Can Start Your Financial Plan at Midlife

Maddisen K. Krown | Posted 08.21.2011 | Business
Maddisen K. Krown

Good financial health requires awareness, positive focus, planning, discipline, dedication, and a giant dose of optimism, and is worth the effort.