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How I'm Saving 40 Percent Of My Pay

LearnVest | Posted 10.17.2014 | 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 10.03.2014 | 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 10.03.2014 | 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 09.09.2014 | 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.

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.