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The One Dumb Mistake That Is Destroying Your Retirement

Amandah Blackwell | Posted 07.10.2014 | Money
Amandah Blackwell

Start saving for retirement today! While your kids may not like the fact that you won't co-sign for a student loan or even give them money toward college, it may be the right decision for you.

How to Bring Your Financial Life Online

Jeanette Pavini | Posted 06.24.2014 | Money
Jeanette Pavini

Even the most Internet savvy of us have at one time or another felt a little reluctance to bring our financial life online. And while it always comes with a risk, the truth is, you could be more at risk sending a bill payment by snail mail than you are paying it online.

What Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Can Teach You (And Me) About Retirement

April Rudin | Posted 06.09.2014 | Business
April Rudin

There it was, flickering on my Apple Cinema monitor: I was that 1 boomer in 3 with NO real retirement plan. I was totally busted. My head spun, and in the next few minutes, I went through all five stages of the Kübler-Ross grief model.

Receipts -- Can't Live With Them, Can't Live Without Them

David A. Dedman | Posted 06.30.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

I think we all can agree there is way too much paper in our lives! We get various statements, confirmations, letters, vouchers and receipt after re...

4 Tips For Tidying Your Finances This Spring

Jacob Gold | Posted 04.24.2014 | Money
Jacob Gold

As warmer weather arrives and households tackle spring cleaning to-dos, it is the perfect time to bring a simplified approach to your finances and "clean house."

6 Habits That Are Draining Your Wallet

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Kristen Sturt | Posted 04.22.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Here’s the bad news: Time and again, no matter how much you scrimp and save, impulse buys wreck your whole budget. ...

Divorce Confidential: The Importance of Being Financially Savvy During Divorce

Caroline Choi | Posted 06.18.2014 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

Budgeting your finances and being mindful of how you spend will be key in creating a foundation for a healthy financial picture going forward.

5 Steps to Giving Your Finances a Fresh Start

Carrie Smith | Posted 06.08.2014 | Money
Carrie Smith

Ahh, spring is in the air, which of course means time for spring cleaning! Many of us are finishing up (or just finished) our taxes, which means we're having a pretty up-close-and-personal look at our money situation. Which makes right now the perfect time to analyze everything for the upcoming year.

Three Costly Divorce Settlement Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Christian Denmon | Posted 03.23.2014 | Divorce
Christian Denmon

During divorce proceedings, the devil is truly in the details. One small oversight in a divorce settlement agreement can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars over the course of your lifetime. Here are three examples of small mistakes, based on real-life examples, in which one party has suffered devastating financial consequences.

New Year: New Reasons to Plan, Pay Down Debt and Save

Kathleen Murphy | Posted 03.10.2014 | Money
Kathleen Murphy

Now that the New Year is underway, it's time to stick to those resolutions you promised to keep. And if you're like the many Americans who made resolutions of the financial sort, now is the time to develop a realistic game plan.

Taking Control of the Finances During Divorce

Suzy Miller | Posted 01.25.2014 | Divorce
Suzy Miller

In this interview with financial expert Hollis Colquhoun, I talk to Hollis, who reflects on the shock and pain we go through when relationship breakup...

Understanding Consumer Adoption of Mobile Banking in 2013

Joseph Polverari | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Joseph Polverari

It came a lot faster than anyone predicted: Mobile banking is growing so quickly that it is even overtaking traditional online banking. It's quite possibly the most significant innovation across the industry since the ATM.

Will the Government Shutdown Affect My Personal Finances?

MyBankTracker | Posted 12.02.2013 | Business
MyBankTracker

On the first day of the open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare as it is commonly called, instead of questions about health care, many Americans are asking how the government shutdown will impact their lives.

Reviving Financial Education

Joe Duran | Posted 11.09.2013 | Business
Joe Duran

Millions of dollars are spent each year on financial education programs to educate our populace on the costs and benefits of sound money management. Unfortunately, to date, financial education has been remarkably unsuccessful.

Revisiting the Rule of 72: The Power of Compound Interest Over Time

SaveUp | Posted 08.27.2013 | Business
SaveUp

How can you make compound interest work for you? Start contributing today towards your long-term goals, which will happen more than 10 years from now. You can use the Rule of 72 as a quick way to calculate how your money can grow.

Why More Than Half Of Couples Are Postponing The Big Day

Posted 06.20.2013 | Weddings

Recent research has shown that Americans are increasingly putting off marriage until they are financially stable, and a new survey suggests that Canad...

For A Better Retirement, Act More Like Your Wife

Market Watch | Posted 06.19.2013 | Fifty

Empirical evidence shows that retired men and women would like more of the same things in life; good health and more free time with family, according ...

The One Thing You Feel MOST Stressed About

Posted 05.09.2013 | Teen

With young adults saying that they experience more tension and anxiety than any other age group, millennials have recently been labeled America's "mos...

Moms: Give Yourself a Gift for Mother's Day

Neale Godfrey | Posted 07.07.2013 | Parents
Neale Godfrey

An important part of raising financially responsible children is knowing that they learn a great deal by example. Have you thought about getting your financial "house" in order? You know it's the sensible thing to do, but as a busy mom you have a long list of things that you give higher priority.

How To Raise 3 Kids On $40,000 A Year

Posted 04.25.2013 | Divorce

Raising kids as a single parent is no easy feat, especially when it comes to paying the bills. We were reminded of that earlier this week, when pe...

Eight Steps to Making Great Financial Decisions

Pamela Yellen | Posted 05.01.2013 | Business
Pamela Yellen

Freezing up and doing nothing is a decision by default. And for most personal financial situations, it's not a very good one. So how do we break the logjam and get back to good decision making about our finances?

Jason Cherkis

Marco Rubio's Personal Finances Don't Match His Rhetoric

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Addressing the nation on Tuesday night, Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio came with a simple message. "More government isn't going ...

How to Gain Patience, Positivity and Confidence: Ask Noah

Noah Kass | Posted 02.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Noah Kass

It's essential for you to do anything you can do to create confidence and positivity in your current condition. These traits are not an added bonus in gaining access to greater opportunities -- they're a necessity for your toolbox.

Common 'Cents': Money Tips for the Working Poor -- Tip #3: Take a Financial Picture

Ryan Mack | Posted 03.26.2013 | Business
Ryan Mack

If you are going to chart the progress of your weight loss during a diet, you must first start by facing the music and stepping on the scale. The same applies for your finances.

Sorry, Lizzie Wurtzel, It's Not Cool to Not Have a Savings Account

Nisha Chittal | Posted 03.12.2013 | Women
Nisha Chittal

Saving, investing and growing your net worth gives you the greatest freedom of all, because you're no longer tied down by the limits of money; you're free to travel, to move, to take risks, to ascend in your career, to take care of your family and to handle unexpected surprises.