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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 | Posted 11.25.2014 | Money

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

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 | Posted 11.14.2014 | Money

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.

Saving More Money Means Creating More Time, Not Cash

MyBankTracker | Posted 11.16.2014 | Money

How to save money has become an endangered activity in the United States. In September, the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis reported that Americans' personal savings rate was 5.6 percent of disposable income, about half of what it was between 1960 and 1980.

Where To Go To Get A Deal Next Year

trivago | Posted 11.20.2014 | Travel

Whether you're planning a much-needed vacation or a spontaneous weekend away, these 50 bargain hotspots complied by hotel search are not to be missed in the coming year.

Even Rich Girls Worry About Being Bag Ladies

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn | Posted 11.10.2014 | Women
Jane Sarasohn-Kahn

Charles Schwab found that 87 percent of American workers would hire someone to change their car's oil, but only 24 percent of people would get help to figure out their 401(k) plans. Avoid the bag-lady scenario: Put taking care of your personal and financial health on par with your car's.

Credit Card Debt: 12 Common Debt Habits That Lead to Financial Ruin

Amandah Blackwell | Posted 11.10.2014 | Money
Amandah Blackwell

The reasons for credit card debt vary from person-to-person. But there are some common debt habits that can lead to credit card debt and cause it to grow instead of shrink. Likewise, there are ways you can break free from the clutches of credit card debt.

Investing in Your Future -- It's About Time

Kathleen Murphy | Posted 11.06.2014 | Women
Kathleen Murphy

Growing up, my mom and dad had a very traditional approach to family financial matters. My mom took care of the household bills and my dad handled the investment decisions. It worked quite well for them... until my dad suddenly passed away of a heart attack at the young age of 57.

8 Reasons My College Town Is Better Than Your City College

College Magazine | Posted 11.04.2014 | College
College Magazine

The rolling green hills scattered with students on blankets, strumming guitars and singing "Kumbayah." The lines of campus-wide tailgates, fraternity mansion parties and college town traditions. These college career staples you could never find on a city campus.

The Gratitude Game: 21 Days to a Healthier, Wealthier, More Beautiful You

Natalie Pace | Posted 11.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Natalie Pace

There's so much in our lives that allow us to exist that we walk right by without noticing -- even our breath. Today, more than you have in a while, feel that interconnectedness with the air, the soil, the sky. Be very, very aware of and in awe of the divine nature of this creation.

Ben Walsh

Sorry, But Saving Money Won't Make You Rich | 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.

How to Fund Your Travel Lifestyle

Cliff Hsia | Posted 11.03.2014 | Travel
Cliff Hsia

If the lack of money is stopping you from achieving your travel dreams, with a little flexibility, creativity, and resourcefulness, you'll be able to live your travel dreams on any budget.

7 Things You Absolutely, Positively Need To Know About Your Partner's Finances

Posted 10.31.2014 | Weddings

You know about their big-haired homecoming photo, the tattoo they “accidentally” got in Cancun, and the collection of figurines they claim is an i...

Turn Money Tricks Into Treats

Soul Dancer | Posted 10.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Soul Dancer

This holiday season, watch out for money tricks! Halloween isn't the only time of the year where we're tricked into spending money on things we know ...

What Are Some Lifestyle Changes That Save Money?

Quora | Posted 10.31.2014 | Money

Read up on behavioral economics and think about the ways that your own spending decisions are biased. A dollar is a dollar, not a percentage of what you're buying.

These Effortless Shortcuts Could Equal Big Savings

SALT | Posted 10.31.2014 | Money

When it comes to spending, there's never any reason to pay more than you have to; however, sometimes the secret isn't finding a sale, but getting money back.

Being Financially Prepared Can Save You Money and Stress

Nandita Bakhshi | Posted 10.29.2014 | Money
Nandita Bakhshi

Buying your first home, starting a family or purchasing a car are major events that require a lot of financial planning. Unfortunately for millennials, a recent TD Bank survey found that two-thirds of older millennials (ages 24-34) wish they had been more financially prepared for these life events.

25 Simple Ways to Save Money as a Dog Owner

Anna Jane Grossman | Posted 11.03.2014 | Green
Anna Jane Grossman

I work as a dog trainer and am surrounded by a lot of nerdy dog types, all of whom don't skimp when it comes to their doggie pals. But that doesn't mean we spend a bundle.

10 Things to Do to Prepare For Retirement

Quora | Posted 10.28.2014 | Fifty

The way you've handled your investments over the past 30 years is not how you should handle them for the next 30.

3 Quick and Easy Fixes for Drafty Windows

This Old House | Posted 10.28.2014 | HuffPost Home
This Old House

Keeping your home warm doesn't come at a high price, thanks to these easy-to-do fixes.