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When Should You Begin to Aggressively Pay Down Your Mortgage?

Michael Corbett | Posted 04.10.2014 | HuffPost Home
Michael Corbett

I am a big proponent of paying down that ugly mortgage beast as soon as is practical. But, before you go cutting a check to the bank, there is a pecking order of financial priorities you need to address before you consider tackling your mortgage.

5 Ways to Get Financially Intimate

Manisha Thakor | Posted 04.13.2014 | Women
Manisha Thakor

You may believe these topics will ruin the bliss of romance, but I think you'll be pleasantly surprised. Money talks may not be romantic, but honesty and agreement build trust -- and THAT preserves Cupid's promise.

WATCH: Teen Bought House With Pig Winnings

HuffPost Live | Posted 02.06.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Though most of us scrimp to buy a house in our 20s or 30s, Lindsay McNeal bought her first home at age 18, thanks to one very valuable asset: pigs. Ov...

10 Money Lies To Stop Telling Yourself By 30

LearnVest | Posted 03.30.2014 | Women
LearnVest

Even though you're all grown up, you might still feel like a freshman when it comes to your money. And that's ok -- except for the fact that this is one very important decade when it comes to reaching your financial goals.

How Fit Are Your Finances? What to Check Up On in the New Year

Manisha Thakor | Posted 03.18.2014 | Women
Manisha Thakor

"So how are those 2014 financial resolutions going?" If you find that question cringe-inducing, trust me: you are not alone. And you may be over-reacting.

Are You Enabling Your Adult Children?

Manisha Thakor | Posted 03.11.2014 | Money
Manisha Thakor

It has been widely reported that the last recession and subsequent sluggish recovery were especially brutal for millenials. The sleeper story is the subsequent impact all that joblessness has had on parents of millenials.

Five Smart Financial Goals for 2014

Jacob Gold | Posted 02.25.2014 | Business
Jacob Gold

Many people shy away from New Year's resolutions, but setting concrete goals for 2014 can be the start of making some truly positive changes in your life.

Low on Dough This Holiday Season?

Natalie Pace | Posted 02.18.2014 | Money
Natalie Pace

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are stark reminders that Christmas has become the most wonderful time of the year... for retail. When the main focus of the holiday is on, 'What did you get?' we miss out on the true spirit of the holiday season.

5 Fab Finance Books to Brighten the 2013 Holidays

Manisha Thakor | Posted 01.27.2014 | Women
Manisha Thakor

Looking for a gift that will keep on giving? With the year wrapping up and the gift-wrapping set to begin, here are some personal finance books for the special people in your life. Young or not-so young, wealthy or struggling, happy or not quite so, there's something for everyone here.

Saving for College the American Way... By Shopping!

Chris Wang | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Chris Wang

While this seems daunting, I will share an easy and painless way that I saved $2000 for Chloe in less than one year. You may expect me tell you to cut out your Starbucks, fine dining and travel, but I will actually tell you to do the opposite.

Retirement Planning: Where Do You Stand?

Manisha Thakor | Posted 12.24.2013 | Women
Manisha Thakor

Have you heard about folks who hike the Appalachian Trail for 2,200 miles, end to end? Imagine if 61% of them ventured forth with no compass, no idea how long the trip would take, how much food they'd need and a single pair of sneakers

These Parents Save HOW Much With Coupons?!

Posted 09.17.2013 | Parents

Living on a budget is tough enough on your own, but when you add in a spouse, children, pets and home expenses, it can seem impossible. Now more th...

The Secrets of How My Parents Made a 50 Percent Return on Tuna Fish

Beth Kobliner | Posted 10.29.2013 | Business
Beth Kobliner

There's no question that the money saved over many years allowed my parents to build a large enough college fund to send me to the private college of my choice. That's a whole lot of money saved on tuna.

9 Summertime Savings Strategies

Women & Co | Posted 09.22.2013 | Business
Women & Co

Between blasting the AC on unbearably hot days to increasingly frequent trips to the ice cream shop, it's all too easy to break the bank before you even begin to consider an end-of-summer beach retreat.

What Are Your Financial Priorities?

Manisha Thakor | Posted 08.24.2013 | Women
Manisha Thakor

In our modern financial world with its myriad choices, it's hard to know what to focus on first. Do we prioritize saving, investing or debt reduction?

5 Common Saving Strategies That Can Lead to Overspending

Manisha Thakor | Posted 08.11.2013 | Women
Manisha Thakor

The key to effective saving strategies is simply to be as mindful and conscious as you can in your spending -- on or off sale!

President Obama: Protect Bristol Bay, Stop the Pebble Mine

Joel Reynolds | Posted 04.28.2013 | Green
Joel Reynolds

EPA's comprehensive Bristol Bay watershed assessment needs to be completed and issued in final as soon as possible, and EPA must then proceed promptly to protect the region under its federal Clean Water Act authority.

How to Make Valentine's Day More Meaningful

Manisha Thakor | Posted 04.14.2013 | Women
Manisha Thakor

alentine's Day gives us an opportunity to honor our significant others, but this authentic desire can be easily redirected into excessive spending.

5 Questions Every Financial Advisor Should Ask You

Manisha Thakor | Posted 04.01.2013 | Women
Manisha Thakor

Taking care of your financial health is a continuous process, and life changes at a rapid pace. It is essential to honor yourself by asking for help during major transitions.

5 Ways To Stop Impulse Spending

LearnVest | Posted 01.29.2013 | Parents
LearnVest

If your child is constantly asking, "Can I have that?" and you're not sure when to say yes and when to say no, we have a solution.

The Pig is a Viper: College with Too Much Debt is Not Worth It

Bob Hildreth | Posted 01.15.2013 | College
Bob Hildreth

Saving is not enough. Families must educate themselves about the college access process. Many Americans spend more time buying a car, yet the risk of a lemon is nothing compared to the risk of shackling their children with debt.

Chasing A Dream Around The World

Kathleen Fordyce Rohan | Posted 09.23.2012 | Travel
Kathleen Fordyce Rohan

Betsy and Warren Talbot always dreamed of traveling. But like most people, life got in the way. They were both moving up in their successful careers, living in the suburbs and accumulating cars, a house and stuff to fill it with. Then, everything changed.

Would Becoming Homeless Be a Good Strategy to Cut Costs?

Quora | Posted 10.29.2012 | Money
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Michael Forrest Jones I've been there. Some years ago, I actually lived out of a van for the b...

When Should I Take Social Security -- a "Simple" Formula

Laurence J. Kotlikoff | Posted 09.17.2012 | Politics
Laurence J. Kotlikoff

Some 78 million baby boomers are poised to make one of their most important financial decisions of their lives, namely when to take Social Security benefits. Deciding is no picnic.

10 Things I Wish I'd Known About Money When I Was a Teen

Natalie Pace | Posted 09.16.2012 | Money
Natalie Pace

This year, your biggest problems might be school food and scraping together enough change for a movie. However, your life as an adult is just a few years away.