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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.

Money: A Tool

Theodore R. Daniels | Posted 10.02.2011 | Business
Theodore R. Daniels

In order to make money and increase your wealth you must understand what money is. Just as a carpenter looks at a saw as a tool to cut a board to build a house, you must look at money as a tool to build wealth.

Struggling Americans Avoiding All But Essential Items At Dollar Stores

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 09.11.2011 | Business

Some Americans have become concerned enough about their finances that even a spending spree at the local dollar store now seems excessive. Followi...

Poor Americans Happier Than Upper Middle Class

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 08.22.2011 | Business

Despite high unemployment and a national foreclosure crisis, most Americans still feel happy, according to a recent poll by Harris Interactive. The...

Opt out of Overdraft Protection

Richard Barrington | Posted 08.08.2011 | Business
Richard Barrington

Despite new regulations that require banks to give people the opportunity to opt out of checking account overdraft protection programs, most people stick with them. It could be an expensive choice.

What Would Jesus Spend His Money On?

Posted 07.25.2011 | Religion

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald Religion News Service BEVERLY, Mass. (RNS) No sooner had 29-year-old Graham Messier joined a small group at his church ear...

Does It Matter If The Wife Is The Breadwinner?

Slate | By Hanna Rosin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

By Hanna Rosin Slate When my husband and I got married I was making more money than he was. We both had steady journalism jobs but I was also writing...

What's Your Personal 'State Of The Union'?

Dr. Judith Rich | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Judith Rich

When was the last time you checked in with yourself? When did you last do an audit of your life's vision, the resources you have at your disposal to implement it and what you need in order to make progress?

Is Swiss Banking Still the Way to Go for Private Banking?

William Meers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
William Meers

Concepts such as offshore bank accounts are often unreasonably associated with criminal activity and tax evasion.

11 New Year's Resolutions to Achieve Financial Fitness in 2011

Steven B. Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steven B. Smith

If your personal budgeting skills need refreshing, then committing to the following eleven resolutions can help make 2011 the year you achieve financial fitness.

5 Money Myths That May Be Fouling Up Your Finances

Wallet Pop | Tara-Nicholle Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Certain money myths may be getting in the way of how you handle your personal finances. Does your financial belief system include any of these? ...

Affairs Of The Wallet: Financial Smarts For Marriage and Divorce

Rodney Anderson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rodney Anderson

Don't you want to know if a person is a financial train wreck before you fall in love with them?

Avoiding Financial Potholes

Alexa von Tobel | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alexa von Tobel

I've defined four of life's big financial milestones and what you can do to get those right.

How to Leverage the Web to Improve Your Personal Finances

Alexa von Tobel | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alexa von Tobel

You can very easily leverage the internet to gain a greater understanding of your personal finances in a few short steps.

Using Education to Cope With a Complex Economy

Timothy Geithner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Timothy Geithner

Beyond financial reform, we must encourage all Americans -- especially our youth -- to cultivate adequate individual financial literacy to succeed in this increasingly complex, fast-moving economy.

April Chosen One Challenge: Love Your Money, Love Your Debt

Aleta St. James | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Aleta St. James

Money is a form of spiritual energy. You've got to learn to move it right. Money is an indicator of how you value yourself and what kind of premium you place on yourself.

Health Care Passed, Now What About "Wealth" Care?

Ella L. J. Edmondson Bell, Ph.D | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ella L. J. Edmondson Bell, Ph.D

The bottom line is the majority of women of color in this country are living paycheck to paycheck with no safety net. Most black and Hispanic women are one check stub away from financial disaster.

How Heavy Is Your (Money) Baggage?

LearnVest Blog | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Money baggage can be thought of as an unconscious set of financial beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors that develop as a result of the way we saw money ...

Balancing Financial Power

Amy Laurent | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Amy Laurent

One third of women in the workforce now out-earn their husbands. A man wants a soft, feminine, slightly helpless woman in his life. Right? Not Exactly.

6 Tips For Facing Your Finances With Confidence

Anne Naylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Naylor

Your sense of status, place in life and well-being may have come to depend upon a level of income and expenditure. Expectations dashed, disappointment and financial loss can make for deep-seated misery.

Federal Bankruptcy Filings Are Up By 34.5%

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP/HuffPost)-- Bankruptcy filings in federal courts jumped by more than one-third this year, as businesses and individuals struggled to re...

Finance 101: Dedicated to Gov. Schwarzenegger

Mary Hall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mary Hall

Gather all important financial statements and review what you own, your assets, and what you owe, your liabilities. Look carefully at how you're putting our hard-earned cash to work.

Having Trouble Sleeping? Blame The Recession | Baylor Health Care System | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Today, millions of Americans can attest to his insight. According to a poll from the National Sleep Foundation (NSF), 27 percent of Americans say pers...

Stressed About Money? Save, Baby, Save...

Manisha Thakor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Manisha Thakor

Together we can "Save, Baby, Save" -- not just our money but perhaps also our souls.

Is Your Debt Naughty or Nice?

Manisha Thakor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Manisha Thakor

For the first time in over 50 years, it is clear that "debt" has finally come to be seen for what it is, a four letter word that should be used with extreme caution.