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This Year, Don't Make Resolutions -- Create Habits

Betterment.com | Posted 12.18.2014 | Money
Betterment.com

This is the year you're going to crush your resolutions. You're going to exercise five days a week, cut back on greasy foods, and save more -- a lot more -- money. You're going to feel motivated the whole time, so it will be simple. It's just a matter of adhering to your mission. Mind over matter. Right? Wrong.

401(k) Resolutions That Can Make Dollars and Sense

Catherine Golladay | Posted 12.18.2014 | Money
Catherine Golladay

Whatever your financial situation, a new year may present the perfect opportunity to improve it. If you're like many Americans, a workplace 401(k) is probably your largest or only source of retirement income -- so that's a great place to start.

5 Ways to Be Financially Stronger After Turning 25

Ashley Massis | Posted 12.16.2014 | Money
Ashley Massis

You've figured out a few things about the job market, and chances are, you've received a raise or two. With that extra money, come bigger purchases and thoughts about investing. After 25, you'll most likely make or consider these five financial changes/investments...

The Pharmaceutical Industry Still Doesn't Want You to Pay Less for Their Products

Jennifer Hoelzer | Posted 12.12.2014 | Politics
Jennifer Hoelzer

If PhRMA was smart, it would realize a lack of trust could ultimately cost the industry more than just competition from biosimilars.

7 Strategies for Growing Your Savings to $1 Million

Casey Bond | Posted 12.16.2014 | Money
Casey Bond

These days, having $1 million to your name is nowhere near as impressive as it used to be. And yet, putting away $1 million in a savings account is a major goal that requires a solid plan of attack to reach.

4 Must Have Money Saving Apps for 2015

Shannah L. Compton | Posted 12.10.2014 | Technology
Shannah L. Compton

With less than 30 days left in the year, now is the time to start thinking about all the cool new ways you can save money in 2015. Nothing starts a new year out better than extra money in your pocket.

How Much Money Is Enough?

David A. Dedman | Posted 12.09.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

I've never heard of anyone at the end of their life as they take their last breath, saying they wish they had saved more money. The most important things in life don't involve money at all, like our relationships with our family and friends, or simple pleasures like taking a walk or reading a book.

HO-HO-Hold That Holiday Spending!

Kim Harris | Posted 12.09.2014 | Money
Kim Harris

This is the time of year we feel extra generous and want to spread some holiday cheer. Rarely, do we consider the impact of all that spending until the first bill arrives in our mailbox and the cheer quickly disappears.

How to Make Hotel Loyalty Programs Work for Your Family

MiniTime | Posted 12.09.2014 | Travel
MiniTime

Family travelers may think that hotel loyalty programs are just for business travelers who log dozens of nights on the road a year. But if you plan even one week-long vacation with your family a year it can pay off to join a loyalty program.

The 14 Foods You've Been Storing All Wrong

Caroline Kaufman, RDN | Posted 12.08.2014 | Taste
Caroline Kaufman, RDN

Learn how to properly store your groceries to keep food flavorful, save money on groceries, and reduce food waste.

Which Type of Holiday Shopper Are You?

Jeanette Pavini | Posted 12.06.2014 | Money
Jeanette Pavini

Holiday shopping requires strategy, but strategy is not one size fits all. There are all types of different shoppers out there.

3 Signs You Are Secretly Keeping Up With the Joneses

GOBankingRates | Posted 12.06.2014 | Money
GOBankingRates

Keeping up with the Joneses is a phrase we are all familiar with but can't seem to avoid. We tend to look at what others have to determine whether or not they are successful.

Kick the 10 Bad Habits of the Chronically Indebted

Natalie Pace | Posted 12.05.2014 | Money
Natalie Pace

Do you deny yourself even small treats to try and balance your unsustainable budget, which is often supplemented from a credit card or by siphoning off home equity? Did you know that all of these are signs of being chronically indebted?

4 Ways to Save on Electronics This Holiday Season

SALT | Posted 12.04.2014 | Money
SALT

Holiday prep, whether it's buying gifts, trimming the tree, or preparing the feast, requires planning and some serious budgeting. It's typically the most expensive season for Americans, and one category that can quickly derail a budget is consumer electronics.

4 Ways to Teach Toddlers About Money

Beth Kobliner | Posted 12.03.2014 | Parents
Beth Kobliner

The point here is that as parents, we have to pick and choose what we value -- and what we think our children need most. These value-based decisions offer us opportunities to discuss what is important to us as grown-ups.

7 Big-Ticket Items That Save You Money in the Long Run

PureWow | Posted 12.02.2014 | Money
PureWow

Why are you still shelling out $4 for lattes and $20 for dry cleaning when there are better-bang-for-your-buck alternatives?

10 Fees You Should Think Twice About Paying Again

Posted 12.04.2014 | Money

There’s nothing worse than receiving a bill and noticing that someone has slipped in a bunch of arbitrary fees. Whether we’re faced with processin...

Find It Hard to Save Money? You're Not the Only One

David A. Dedman | Posted 11.26.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

I've seen other people who are just natural savers. They aren't necessarily cheap, they just would rather make do with what they have. Often they just spend significantly less than they earn. These are usually the clients that have six and seven-figure portfolios.

10 Ways For a Zero Dollar Christmas

Katy Wolk-Stanley | Posted 11.24.2014 | Money
Katy Wolk-Stanley

I normally don't set a concrete budget for myself, but this year I've decided to aim for a zero dollar Christmas/Chanukah/birthday season. Yes, you read that right. Zero dollars, as in nothing, nada, bupkis.

Safety Net Funds: Why Traditional Advice Is Wrong

Betterment.com | Posted 11.25.2014 | Money
Betterment.com

To prevent your safety net from getting too big, we advise transferring the excess to another goal in order to bring it back down to the correct level every time it gets to be 20 percent bigger than it needs to be.

Walmart, Sandra Lee and Others Reveal Their Best Thanksgiving Dinner Savings Tips

GOBankingRates | Posted 11.24.2014 | Money
GOBankingRates

If you're in charge of preparing some good eats this year, but are working with a smaller budget than you'd like, you are not alone.

8 End-of-Year Tax Tips You Won't Want to Miss

Lisa Greene-Lewis, CPA | Posted 11.19.2014 | Money
Lisa Greene-Lewis, CPA

2014 is quickly coming to a close. Before ringing in the New Year, take December to round out some quick and easy tips to lower your tax obligations and even boost your tax refund. And who doesn't want more money?

7 Tips To Keep You On-Budget This Holiday Season

WiserAdvisor.com | Posted 11.14.2014 | Money
WiserAdvisor.com

It's too late to "get a jump" on saving in advance for this holiday season, but that doesn't mean you're stuck paying through the nose.

Solving the Rubik's Cube of Retirement Saving

Richard Barrington | Posted 11.15.2014 | Money
Richard Barrington

Looking at the process of retirement savings as a Rubik's Cube with six sides will help you account for all the different pieces that need to fall into place. That doesn't make it easy, but it beats focusing on just one or two sides of the puzzle and then finding that everything else is a mess.

Important Overlooked Used Car Buying Tips

Sam Dillinger | Posted 11.16.2014 | Business
Sam Dillinger

I have been asked on a pretty regular basis over the years, "What should I look for when I go shopping for a used car?" Well there's not a right or wrong answer to that, but there are several things you can do to be much more certain you're not being taken advantage of.