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Three Charts To Email To Your Conservative Brother-In-Law (Updated)

Dave Johnson | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics
Dave Johnson

Problem: Your right-wing brother-in-law is plugged into the FOX-Limbaugh lie machine, and keeps sending you emails about "Obama spending" and "Obama deficits" and how the "stimulus" just made things worse. Solution: Here are three "reality-based" charts to send to him.

3 Ways 20-Somethings Can Get Debt-Free

Credit.com | Posted 08.07.2014 | Money
Credit.com

Getting debt-free in your 20s can be more than just a dream. It can become your reality if you are willing to work hard, pay your debt obligations as agreed and spend less than you make.

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...

'How I Cut My Food Budget $600 In 6 Months'

Credit.com | Posted 09.10.2014 | Money
Credit.com

I opened up my budget tracking tool last November and my jaw dropped -- I had spent $1,200 on food that month. That's when I knew I had to make a change.

Financial Mindfulness: The Path to Worry Free Finances

David A. Dedman | Posted 09.08.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

How would financial mindfulness work, and how would it help you and your finances? Reduction of stress and worry over money.

Five Reasons Not to Raise the Gas Tax

Randal O'Toole | Posted 09.02.2014 | Politics
Randal O'Toole

The federal Highway Trust Fund is running out of money, and some senators have proposed to fix the problem by raising gas taxes. This, however, is the wrong solution because it treats the symptom, and not the underlying reason for the shortfall.

Congress Robs Peter To Pay Paul

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 07.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House is cutting back armed air marshals but increasing funding to deal with a surge in unaccompanied immigrant children. It's...

Breaking Free of Clutter

Ree Varcoe | Posted 07.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Ree Varcoe

You can keep living under piles of possessions, whether they're in plain sight or hidden away in closets and spare rooms, or you can choose to finally get free of them. Once you start the purge, you are likely to find yourself feeling lighter and less burdened.

Receipts -- Can't Live With Them, Can't Live Without Them

David A. Dedman | Posted 06.30.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

I think we all can agree there is way too much paper in our lives! We get various statements, confirmations, letters, vouchers and receipt after re...

6 Habits That Are Draining Your Wallet

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Kristen Sturt | Posted 04.22.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Here’s the bad news: Time and again, no matter how much you scrimp and save, impulse buys wreck your whole budget. ...

Stop Hating, Millennials Spend Tax Refunds (and Money) Smarter Than You Think

Kara Kamenec | Posted 06.17.2014 | Money
Kara Kamenec

We are a generation of maximizers, and it's both a blessing and a curse. Sure, we can identify what we like, online, on our phones and in store, but liking a product simply isn't enough to make us buy it.

3 Things Wealthy People Do Differently

The Motley Fool | Posted 06.16.2014 | 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 04.30.2014 | 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 04.21.2014 | 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.