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3 Things Wealthy People Do Differently

The Motley Fool | Posted 04.16.2014 | Money
The Motley Fool

Napoleon's definition of a military genius was "The man who can do the average thing when all those around him are going crazy." Rich people are similar. They remain normal when everyone else can't.

Why Life's An Endless Treadmill To Buy And Satisfy

Posted 04.07.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

According to Joshua Becker, writer at Becoming Minimalist, the constant yearning for more material goods is something we can't escape, no matter how h...

The Great Debt Shuffle

Richard Barrington | Posted 03.03.2014 | Money
Richard Barrington

Recent changes in household balance sheets can be viewed as a glass half-full or half-empty. But there are some traps lurking behind an apparent reduction in overall debt.

Everything You Need To Build Wealth.. In One Sentence

Todd Tresidder | Posted 02.19.2014 | Money
Todd Tresidder

If you just do this one thing right for an entire lifetime you will end up wealthy. It is literally that simple.

Don't Be a (Financially) Stupid Cupid

Neale Godfrey | Posted 04.14.2014 | Money
Neale Godfrey

Diamonds may be a girl's best friend, but there's nothing romantic or sexy about going into debt. This Valentine's Day, use your head as well as your heart. Spend within your means. Be creative.

Are You Financially Fit?

Kathryn Sollmann | Posted 04.14.2014 | Women
Kathryn Sollmann

We'll force ourselves to commit hours and hours to a treadmill or yoga class, but we just don't have time for a seminar about financial planning or a self-help book on fiscal health.

Stop! Don't Buy That! Be Happy!

Nancy Deville | Posted 04.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Deville

Conspicuous consumption is kind of a fun concept. We've all done it. Clothing. Cars. Jewelry. Homes. Does buying more things make you happier? Actuall...

On the Horizon: Small Business Spending Predictions for 2014

VisualNews.com | Posted 03.25.2014 | Small Business
VisualNews.com

One of the best indicators of how well an economy is doing is the strength of small businesses. With that standard, 2014 is looking to be a good year for the U.S.

Money Meltdowns You Need To Have (Only Once)

Posted 01.23.2014 | OWN

Nobody should ever, ever have to face a huge money disaster, like loss of a job or home. A small fiscal blunder, on the other hand, can teach you some...

My New Year's Resolution: Stop Impulse Buying "As Seen On TV"

Arlene Nisson Lassin | Posted 02.25.2014 | Fifty
Arlene Nisson Lassin

These days, if an "As Seen on TV" product comes on the TV, my husband will throw his body in front of the TV, shielding it from my view like he was protecting his child from a searing missile.

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 New Year's Financial Resolutions You Should Be Making

Noah St. John | Posted 02.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Noah St. John

1. Stop associating money with crisis. Rather than thinking about all the fun things you can do with money -- like taking that vacation you've been dr...

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year -- Or Is it?

Deni Carise | Posted 02.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Deni Carise

Most of us are guilty of some overindulgence during this happiest of seasons. We may eat more than usual, drink more than usual or spend to excess. And while sometimes we can reign in our overindulgences, it doesn't mean we aren't affected by our friends, family and colleagues who don't.

'This Thanksgiving Retail Craze Represents The Opposite Of Counting Our Blessings'

Mary Novaria | Posted 01.29.2014 | Fifty
Mary Novaria

Some of my friends can't wait for the holidays. The rest can't wait for them to be over. It's no wonder we're conflicted. We've allowed our most traditional, warm and fuzzy holiday to be smothered by an avalanche of consumerism and immediate gratification.

Buy Experiences, Not Stuff This Holiday Season

Rana Florida | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
Rana Florida

We need to place more value on experiences than on things. At the end of our lives, we treasure our memories more than our things.

Congress Sees Little Progress In Budget Negotiations

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 11.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — House and Senate budget negotiators say they're not close to an agreement but plan to keep at it. "We're trying to find common gr...

Betraying the Young

Douglas Holtz-Eakin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Douglas Holtz-Eakin

The Congress is beginning negotiations on the budget. If the end result is a budget dominated by tax increases and discretionary spending cuts, the deficit will be lower but the unfairness will be magnified.

Why The Republicans Are Satisfied

Gene Marks | Posted 12.18.2013 | Small Business
Gene Marks

Back this past summer there were a few things that were very, very obvious. We knew that Walter White was going to meet his demise (c'mon...too many ...

Embrace Your Finances and Attain Financial Freedom

Erin Cox | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Erin Cox

It is refreshing to finally get honest with yourself and know exactly where you stand. Write out every dollar that you owe and write out the interest rate of each debt. It may not be pretty, but now you can create a plan and feel a sense of control.

Don't Believe the Talking Points, Republicans Don't Want to Bargain

Sean McElwee | Posted 12.08.2013 | Politics
Sean McElwee

Obama is happy to negotiate. If Republicans want to prove that they are, it will take more than a photo-op -- it will take concessions.

GOP and the Dicey Debt Ceiling Waters

Kevin Price | Posted 12.07.2013 | Politics
Kevin Price

The Republicans who voted for these budgets (or contributed to the earmarks and voted "no" later), have morally obligated themselves to support the debt ceiling. After all, these budget packages are what raised the debt to such high levels.

3 Budgets: Women's Night In

Women & Co | Posted 11.20.2013 | Women
Women & Co

I've always loved a good girls' night out, but lately, I've grown tired of the "out" part. That's why, instead of waiting forever to get into clubs or struggling to hear each other over loud music, my friends and I prefer women's nights in.

6 Tips for the Business Lunch

Women & Co | Posted 11.13.2013 | Business
Women & Co

Whether you're taking potential clients to lunch, meeting with colleagues, or acting as a mentor to a young person, here are some tips that will help make your lunch a successful one.

How Your Native Language Shapes Your Health and Spending Habits

Annabelle Buggle | Posted 11.12.2013 | Weird News
Annabelle Buggle

Yet just as we must learn a language, it seems the language itself may train us: to focus on one area of life and disregard another, to acquire and practice a new skill while putting others on the back burner, to prioritize the present or prepare for our future.

Why You Spend Too Much Money

Neal Frankle | Posted 08.16.2013 | Business
Neal Frankle

The first step towards finding a solution to this problem is to simply admit the truth. After owning up to what is really going on, the next step is to understand the consequences of your behavior. And then you can dust off your budget.