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Want to Save More Money? Join a Credit Union

Charisse Amanda (Conanan) Johnson | Posted 08.20.2014 | Money
Charisse Amanda (Conanan) Johnson

If you want to have more money to do stuff with, then setting up a savings account at a credit union is one powerful way to do so. Whether you want to save more as an individual or as a family there is no shortage of information touting the benefits.

Why the Rich Live Paycheck to Paycheck

Betterment.com | Posted 08.20.2014 | Money
Betterment.com

Many people do live paycheck-to-paycheck--not because they're flat-out broke, but because they've wisely allocated their income into all the necessary buckets.

Where 'Back-to-School' Means Private School

Jed Kolko | Posted 08.19.2014 | Education
Jed Kolko

One way or another, good schools cost money. Private school tuition can easily exceed monthly housing costs, but home prices in top-rated public school districts are 32% above the local average.

The Working Poor's Diet Plan

K. Ford K. | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics
K. Ford K.

The working poor deserve to be healthy, strong and happy. Eat as well as you possibly can. Stay as healthy as you can. Above all, live to fight another day towards a better life for you and your children.

Millennials: Before You Spend Another Dollar, STOP and Read These Tips! Don't Go Broke

Amandah Blackwell | Posted 08.15.2014 | Money
Amandah Blackwell

The Road Between Employment and Entrepreneurship: Let's Talk About Money

Erica Noelle Duncan | Posted 08.04.2014 | Small Business
Erica Noelle Duncan

Earlier this year I surveyed individuals who desire to make the transition from employment to entrepreneurship. I discovered that, overwhelmingly, the biggest roadblock that keeps people from taking action is fear about money.

Put Your Money to Work!

Steph Wagner | Posted 08.01.2014 | Women
Steph Wagner

It's tempting to fixate on the dollar amount of your paycheck. But the fact is: What matters far more is what you do with those dollars -- and what you allow those dollars to do for you over time. True financial freedom doesn't happen until you've put your money to work for you.

5 Expensive Mistakes Parents of a Teen Driver Should Avoid

Laura Adams | Posted 07.29.2014 | Parents
Laura Adams

Having a teenage driver is a hair-raising experience that can keep parents awake at night. And, as if that wasn't enough, parents also get hit with an enormous spike in their auto insurance premium after adding junior to their policy.

5 Things Smart 20-Somethings Are Doing to Save for Retirement

Graham Ober | Posted 07.24.2014 | Money
Graham Ober

As the U.S. economy tries to right itself after a rocky six years, it isn't surprising that many young people haven't given much thought to retirement.

5 Rules for Professional Chic On a Budget!

Susie Moore | Posted 07.23.2014 | Style
Susie Moore

There is no reason to ever have credit card debit for clothes. Ever. Living in New York, I was astounded at people who shop with money they don't have for expensive fashion items they don't need. In your blazer, heels, pearls and stilettos, you will look effortlessly chic.

College Textbooks Don't Need to Break the Bank: 10 Tips to Save You Money

Nicole Allen | Posted 07.23.2014 | College
Nicole Allen

Even though textbook prices can be pretty outrageous, there are many ways to reduce how much you spend. Being smart about how you shop could save you hundreds of dollars this year.

Getting Bids: Yes or No?

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 07.19.2014 | Money
William B. Bradshaw

We frequently hear about the need for governments -- local, county, state and federal -- to get competing bids, and too often we learn after the fact that contracts were let without getting bids. But many people ask, "Does getting competing bids really make any difference?"

Some States Are Using An Unusual Tactic To Encourage People To Save More Money

Pew's Stateline | Marsha Mercer | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

The One Dumb Mistake That Is Destroying Your Retirement

Amandah Blackwell | Posted 07.10.2014 | Money
Amandah Blackwell

Start saving for retirement today! While your kids may not like the fact that you won't co-sign for a student loan or even give them money toward college, it may be the right decision for you.

Ann Brenoff

5 Money Mistakes That Can Hurt Your Retirement

HuffingtonPost.com | Ann Brenoff | Posted 07.10.2014 | Fifty

As the Hippocratic Oath is often (wrongly) credited with saying, "First do no harm." With that philosophy in mind, here are five money mistakes you ma...

Helping Recent Grads: How Much Financial Support Should You Give?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 07.09.2014 | Money
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

The "real world" right after graduation may look a little different than you or your son anticipated. But that doesn't mean he should stop trying to get a good job -- or that you can't help him get a handle on real-world finances.

Money 101: Tips for Exchanging Currency Before a Trip

Go Ahead Tours | Posted 07.08.2014 | Travel
Go Ahead Tours

Exchanging money before a trip abroad can be a little confusing -- we get questions all the time about how to avoid certain fees and get the best rate. Here are our tried-and-true currency tips to keep in mind, no matter where you're going.

27 Sneaky Ways To Save $100s A Month

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Donna Freedman | Posted 07.08.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Think you can’t save? Think again! Sure, it seems like there’s not much wiggle room in your budget, due to the ri...

Navigating Financial Milestones: Taking Control of Your Personal Economy in a Global Environment

Andrew Ireland | Posted 07.02.2014 | Money
Andrew Ireland

A strong personal economy has, historically, been built on traditional pillars: Make smart investments, manage expenditures, and build sound credit history. But in today's increasingly interconnected world, that alone won't cut it.

Saying 'No' Can Yield Big Returns

Steph Wagner | Posted 07.07.2014 | Money
Steph Wagner

For the first year after the divorce was final, my auto-response to just about every question that flew out of the mouths of my three sons was "YES!" It was an automatic, rapid-fire and knee-jerk reaction to each and every query.

How to Finance Your Wedding and Crowdfund Your Honeymoon

Kristen Ley | Posted 07.01.2014 | Weddings
Kristen Ley

The cost of saying "I do" is on the rise, reaching an all-time high of almost $30 thousand. Findings from The Knot's 2013 survey indicated that couples spent an average of $29,858 on their wedding - up five percent from 2012.

Four Steps Toward Financial Independence

Catherine Golladay | Posted 06.30.2014 | Money
Catherine Golladay

For many Americans, the stress of debt and other financial responsibilities can feel like a loss of freedom. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to prioritize these competing obligations to put yourself in control of your financial future.

Delay Retirement, But No Dirty Looks Please

David A. Dedman | Posted 07.01.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

As you get closer to retirement, your investments should be more conservative. That's because you have less time to recoup any losses incurred by our beloved stock market. To be honest, saving more will impact your situation more than hiking your stock allocation.

Yagana Shah

The Very Best Money-Saving Discounts For Boomers

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 06.17.2014 | Fifty

Turning 50 can be scary... besides becoming increasingly worried about your impending empty nest, the uphill battle to defy the effects of gravity, an...

How Can You Set A Good Financial Example For Your Kids?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 08.11.2014 | Money
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

It's our turn to teach our kids that while times change, certain values remain the same. That's not old-fashioned; it's just smart.