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Buckle Down Or Mess Around? You Decide

Jonathan K. DeYoe | Posted 12.22.2014 | Money
Jonathan K. DeYoe

There are goods and services many of us decide to pay for, because we value the help of someone who knows what they're doing -- especially when we don't. Financial services are no different.

5 Millennial Power Saving Tips -– Ways to Live Frugal Part 2

Leeanne Brennan | Posted 12.05.2014 | Money
Leeanne Brennan

Sticking to a budget is as much of a sick mental game as it is a practical life strategy. For Millennials like me who are desperately struggling to climb our way out of debt, we're willing to go the road less traveled.

You Can Train Your Brain To Make Smarter Money Decisions. Here's How

LearnVest | Posted 11.20.2014 | Money
LearnVest

The human mind doesn't always work in our best interests when it comes to spending decisions. But the good news is that scientists are trying to tackle the problem -- and uncover how we can retrain our brains to make better choices.

8 Best Apps For Saving Big This Holiday Season

LearnVest | Posted 11.18.2014 | Money
LearnVest

The to-do lists you're already scribbling for the upcoming holiday season likely feel endless -- not to mention packed with pricey items to purchase. Fortunately, you don't have to pay an arm and a leg -- or even full price -- to ensure your holidays are merry and bright this year.

You're Finally Debt-Free. Now What?

LearnVest | Posted 11.13.2014 | Money
LearnVest

It's a surprisingly common position to be in: You finally achieve the impossible (or at least what seemed impossible for a long time) and become debt-free, but instead of feeling financially empowered, you have a deer-in-the-headlights episode. You're so accustomed to being in debt that you don't quite know what to do without it.

Why Millennials Need to Start Investing and Why They Haven't Yet

Robert Farrington | Posted 11.14.2014 | Money
Robert Farrington

Investing paired with smart personal finance skills, like budgeting and tracking expenses, is the fastest way to wealth. The earlier you get started investing the better.

What's The Best College Saving Strategy When You Have Young Kids?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 11.12.2014 | Money
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

And as important as it is to start saving for college, it's equally important to be strategic about how you do it. From tax considerations to investing to understanding financial aid formulas, there are ways to get more mileage out of your money.

What To Do When Your House Becomes An Empty Nest

Simple. Thrifty. Living. | Posted 11.11.2014 | Fifty
Simple. Thrifty. Living.

It's a sad moment when the last of your kids leaves home. While it can be emotional, you should also remember that you no longer have to pay for braces or broken arms or feeding growing kids, which means your finances will be freed up a bit.

Ben Walsh

Sorry, But Saving Money Won't Make You Rich

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Walsh | Posted 11.03.2014 | Business

If you think you can save your way to wealth, you’re wrong. Spending less than you make is not the path to riches. Instead, wealth comes and goes as asset prices – real estate, stocks, and bonds – rise and fall.

3 Crucial Money To-Dos For Every Decade Of Life

LearnVest | Posted 10.30.2014 | Money
LearnVest

If you adopt a marathon approach to money, it can allow you to take a more holistic look at your overall financial picture to see how decisions that you make in your 20s and 30s can impact your 40s, 50s and beyond.

How I'm Saving 40 Percent Of My Pay

LearnVest | Posted 12.17.2014 | Money
LearnVest

I've never been very good at saving. I'm a spender -- shoes, trips, nights out, you name it. It's a fact that became especially apparent to me when I found myself saddled with $10,000 of credit card debt after graduating from college.

How To Budget For Holiday Travel

WiserAdvisor.com | Posted 12.03.2014 | Money
WiserAdvisor.com

Many people start thinking about their holiday plans -- and their budget for those plans -- around October or November, just a month or two before they need to start traveling and buying gifts.

Real-Life Grocery Budgets For 4 Common Households

LearnVest | Posted 12.02.2014 | HuffPost Home
LearnVest

Grocery shopping sometimes feels like you're buying a car: Either you marvel at the great deal you got -- or get sticker shock after all the costs are added up.

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

GOBankingRates | Posted 11.09.2014 | 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.

I'm Planning To Retire In My 30s. Here's How

LearnVest | Posted 10.19.2014 | Money
LearnVest

Later this year, at the age of 32, I plan to quit my full-time job as a software developer and don't intend to look for another one. By then, I expect my portfolio will be large enough to fund my essential expenses for at least the next 30 years, if not indefinitely, so that getting another 9-to-5 job becomes an option rather than a necessity.

How To Become Rich

Ammarah Aftab | Posted 10.08.2014 | Money
Ammarah Aftab

Contrary to popular belief, any one can become rich. Yes, I mean ANYONE. Your gender, race and whether you graduated from college or not is immaterial in deciding your fate in this arena.

Stop Lying to Yourself About Early Retirement, It's Not About Saving Millions

MyBankTracker | Posted 09.15.2014 | Money
MyBankTracker

Ever indulged in that dream of basking in the sun by your cabin on the lake while you're still young enough to enjoy it? Early retirement -- the id...

Are You 18 To 35? Read This Before You Spend Another Dollar

WiserAdvisor.com | Posted 09.14.2014 | Money
WiserAdvisor.com

Do you think that just because you're young, you don't need to worry about money? Guess again. Whether you're a high school graduate, college student or you've recently entered the working world, getting a good handle on your finances is key to living a happy life.

For The Healthy, Wealthy and Wise, The Future Is Long

Wray Herbert | Posted 08.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Wray Herbert

Psychological scientists are very interested in the dynamics of future planning, in part because people are so bad at it. There is circumstantial evidence that people who are financially irresponsible also take poor care of themselves. Is it possible that a single underlying trait is shaping behaviors that promote both health and wealth?

10 Grocery Shopping Tips To Keep Rising Food Costs In Check

LearnVest | Posted 07.21.2014 | Money
LearnVest

Ongoing droughts have bumped up prices for produce and produced a trickle-down effect on meat, since feeding cattle has become costlier. At the same time, a virus has been plaguing pigs across the nation, spiking prices on pork. It's not a pretty picture just as barbecue season goes into full swing. But you can still find ways to grocery shop on a budget, especially if you know where to expect the hikes.

4 Money Tips That Will Help Jumpstart Your Retirement

The Fidelity Viewpoints Team | Posted 04.28.2014 | Fifty
The Fidelity Viewpoints Team

Retirement is not a destination but a journey--the accumulation of many steps over many years. Whether retirement is months or years away for you, it's crucial to begin thinking about how you'll support yourself once you're relishing post-employment life.

When Should You Begin to Aggressively Pay Down Your Mortgage?

Michael Corbett | Posted 06.10.2014 | 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.