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  • Your Credit Card’s Best-Kept Secrets DailyWorth - 15 hours ago
    Your Credit Card’s Best-Kept Secrets

    Some cards, including Citibank, Discover, and MasterCard, offer a “price rewind” service, which allows cardholders to take advantage of sale prices for items they recently purchased, Graw says. “Such policies have important details to be aware of,” says Sean Graw, spokesperson at BradsDeals.com. With Citi’s plan, cardholders …

  • 7 Top Money Management Apps — Updated DailyWorth - Fri, Feb 27, 2015 12:00 AM EST
    7 Top Money Management Apps — Updated

    Understand Your Spending

  • From Guilt to Sadness — How Emotions Affect Money Habits DailyWorth - Tue, Feb 24, 2015 12:00 AM EST
    From Guilt to Sadness — How Emotions Affect Money Habits

    Get In Touch With Your Feelings

  • 4 women’s real tax nightmares — and how they solved them DailyWorth - Tue, Feb 10, 2015 12:00 AM EST

    What happened: A few years ago, Lindsay Daly, 29, lived in Massachusetts for the first three months of the year and didn’t have health insurance (which is required there). At the end of the year, Daly’s father mistakenly filed taxes for her as a full-year Massachusetts resident, which left her with a penalty of $2,000 …

  • What You Need Before You File Your Taxes DailyWorth - Tue, Feb 10, 2015 12:00 AM EST
    What You Need Before You File Your Taxes

    Get Ready

  • The Surprise Costs of Getting Pregnant DailyWorth - Mon, Feb 9, 2015 12:00 AM EST
    The Surprise Costs of Getting Pregnant

    “We think this is supposed to be the cheap and easy part, but that isn’t always the case,” says Jean M. Twenge, PhD, author of The Impatient Woman’s Guide to Getting Pregnant. “Even if you’re trying the old-fashioned way, you should be on prenatal vitamins. As the months go by, you may decide to invest in ovulation predictors …

  • Elizabeth Holmes is rich. As the founder and CEO of Theranos, a biotech blood-testing company, 31-year-old Holmes is the youngest self-made female billionaire in America. More than a decade later, and with a partnership with Walgreens, Holmes’ Palo Alto–based business is flourishing.

  • The 10 Worst Credit Card Mistakes You Can Make DailyWorth - Wed, Feb 4, 2015 12:00 AM EST
    The 10 Worst Credit Card Mistakes You Can Make

    Credit cards can be a convenient, safe way to make purchases and build your credit scores. Credit cards offer consumers better protections, plus they function as a middleman when you have disputes with a retailer or service provider. You should use credit cards for all major purchases and for transactions that carry a …

  • How to File Your Taxes: DIY or Professional DailyWorth - Mon, Feb 2, 2015 12:00 AM EST
    How to File Your Taxes: DIY or Professional

    There are plenty of individuals and firms vying to help you complete your taxes: The tax preparation industry represents more than $10 billion each year. If your employer provides you with a W-2, “taxes have already been taken out of your paycheck and going the DIY route is fairly simple,” says Shannah Compton, a certified …

  • 11 Basic Tax Terms You Should Know DailyWorth - Mon, Feb 2, 2015 12:00 AM EST
    11 Basic Tax Terms You Should Know

    Adjusted gross income: Your total income minus any allowable deductions. This number is essential for calculating your tax liability. It determines your tax bracket, as well as how much you can contribute to tax-deferred retirement accounts.

  • Can These Robots Make You Rich? DailyWorth - Tue, Jan 27, 2015 12:00 AM EST
    Can These Robots Make You Rich?

    Many robo-advisors, like Betterment and Wealthfront, use algorithms (computer-based problem-solving processes) to determine your optimal investment strategy: First, you provide personal details about your age and risk tolerance. Then, based on your propensity toward (or against) risk, you are given a portfolio recommendation, …

  • 3 Quick Tips to Save Hundreds of Dollars DailyWorth - Tue, Jan 20, 2015 12:00 AM EST

    A few weeks ago, I saved our family $792 a year with a single, 10-minute phone call. A few months earlier, another quick call saved us $833 a year.

  • How to Deal With Debt Collectors DailyWorth - Fri, Jan 16, 2015 12:00 AM EST

    You don't have to be a hot financial mess to have collection accounts ruining your credit. Rosemary had great credit scores until a $46 medical bill went into collections.

  • 7 Money Habits to Start Now DailyWorth - Tue, Jan 6, 2015 12:00 AM EST
    7 Money Habits to Start Now

    Practice Makes Perfect

  • 10 Money Resolutions You Should Make This Year DailyWorth - Wed, Dec 31, 2014 12:00 AM EST

    It’s that time of year. Yes, the week when millions of Americans make their oaths to the fitness gods. Being physically fit is certainly a worthy (if elusive) goal.

  • The Smart Way to Give to Charity DailyWorth - Mon, Dec 22, 2014 12:00 AM EST
    The Smart Way to Give to Charity

    Charitable contributions have increased more than 12 percent since the recession ended in 2009, according to Giving USA’s annual report, with the average household donating $2,974 last year. Here’s how to make sure your charitable contributions do the most good. If most of your donations are made spontaneously, in response …

  • What to Do Before 2014 Ends: A Financial Cheat Sheet DailyWorth - Mon, Dec 15, 2014 12:00 AM EST

    The holidays are a busy time of year — and expensive too. That's why it makes sense to take a break from the hubbub and look for some last-minute ways you can save money on your taxes.

  • How to Spend a Million Dollars DailyWorth - Fri, Dec 12, 2014 12:00 AM EST

    I read once that the typical windfall is spent within 18 months.

  • The holidays are prime time for ID theft DailyWorth - Wed, Nov 26, 2014 10:15 AM EST

    Our shopping habits put us at greater risk for identity theft during the holidays.

  • A Post-Thanksgiving Shopping Survival Guide DailyWorth - Wed, Nov 26, 2014 12:00 AM EST

    ’Tis the season of buying and spending. Or so it seems. If you’re like me, the thought of lining up in the cold, dark night to pounce on a discounted TV or half-price sweater makes you recoil.

  • Don’t Go Broke This Holiday Season DailyWorth - Mon, Nov 17, 2014 12:00 AM EST

    Finding it hard to feel festive when all you can think about is that fat credit card bill or those student loans you’re (still) paying off? Unfortunately, you’re not alone: three in four American households ...

  • How to bounce back from credit disaster DailyWorth - Wed, Nov 5, 2014 10:26 AM EST
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    Here are six ways to fix your credit starting ... now.

  • When You Need a Financial Expert and When You Don’t DailyWorth - Tue, Oct 28, 2014 12:00 AM EDT

    When I started the Certified Financial Planner training program, I believed a reasonably intelligent woman could handle her own finances without hiring help.

  • 5 Apps Changing the Way We Spend Money DailyWorth - Tue, Oct 28, 2014 12:00 AM EDT

    When my grandmother lived in New York City in the 1940s, she paid 10 cents to ride the subway and complained about the cost.

  • What do millionaires know that we don’t? DailyWorth - Fri, Oct 24, 2014 4:06 PM EDT
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    Millionaires aren't exactly rare. One in 12 US households now has a net worth of $1 million or more not counting the value of their primary residence, according to the latest Spectrem Group survey.

  • Act Fast: 7 Things to Do When Your Wallet Is Missing DailyWorth - Tue, Oct 14, 2014 12:00 AM EDT

    I knew I should have carried my wallet in a purse that night. Instead, I fashionably tucked it under my arm and headed to the local wine bar with my husband.

  • The Real Reason You Feel Broke DailyWorth - Tue, Oct 14, 2014 12:00 AM EDT

    Americans' wealth just hit a new record.

  • Get More for Less on Your Next Trip DailyWorth - Wed, Oct 8, 2014 12:00 AM EDT

    Getting out of town is expensive. The average summer traveler expects to pay $1,145 per person, according to a 2014 American Express survey of 1,500 Americans.

  • Share, Buy or Profit? 6 Hacks to Boost Your Budget DailyWorth - Tue, Oct 7, 2014 12:00 AM EDT

    A huge part of successful budgeting is correctly deciphering needs — determining which items you actually need versus what you only want.

  • 4 ways to trick your brain and build your wealth DailyWorth - Fri, Oct 3, 2014 3:19 PM EDT

    Sadly, our brains aren’t wired to make us rich.

  • The Science of Buying Happiness DailyWorth - Wed, Oct 1, 2014 12:00 AM EDT

    How much is happiness worth to you? Placing a price tag on emotional well-being may seem like a slippery slope, but scientists have a lot to say about the intersection between happiness and the money we ...

  • 25 Quotes on Wealth From Powerful Women DailyWorth - Sat, Sep 27, 2014 12:00 AM EDT

    Any woman who has made it to the top knows that being boastful about your accomplishments can cost you — and not just in terms of dollars.

  • 8 Surprising Things You Can Get for Free DailyWorth - Tue, Sep 23, 2014 12:00 AM EDT

    In our culture of buy, buy, buy, it’s easy to forget that some things in life are still free.

  • Kerry Washington’s PSA Raises Awareness About Financial Abuse DailyWorth - Fri, Sep 19, 2014 12:00 AM EDT

    This week, Emmy-nominated actress and “Scandal” star, Kerry Washington, appeared in a PSA by the Allstate Foundation about financial abuse — a tactic used in abusive relationships to manipulate victims ...

  • 6 Fascinating Mind Tricks That Help You Save Money DailyWorth - Wed, Sep 17, 2014 12:00 AM EDT

    Putting money aside seems pretty straightforward. But seeing as the average personal-savings rate is just 5.7 percent (compared to 11 percent two decades ago), it’s definitely easier said than done.

  • Who Will be the Most Financially Stable in 10 Years? DailyWorth - Tue, Sep 16, 2014 12:00 AM EDT

    If we had a crystal ball to tell us exactly how financially fit we’ll be in the coming years, our money stress would probably drop exponentially.

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    The popular notion that shelling out more for luxury items guarantees better craftsmanship, better fit or longer use doesn’t mean that’s what you actually get.

  • 5 Common — and Costly — Investing Myths DailyWorth - Tue, Sep 2, 2014 12:00 AM EDT

    Myths about investing are costly. They can lead you to take too much risk, or too little, or avoid investing altogether, which likely is the most costly mistake of them all.

  • Back-to-School Savings Tips You Can Use All Year DailyWorth - Wed, Aug 27, 2014 12:00 AM EDT

    For parents, the beginning of a new school year requires more than just getting children back on a regular schedule and helping out with homework. It requires money — often lots of it.

  • Want to Save More? There’s an App for That DailyWorth - Wed, Aug 13, 2014 12:00 AM EDT

    How’s your bank balance? Could be better? You’re not alone. Only one in four Americans surveyed by Bankrate.

  • 6 Simple Ways to Save More DailyWorth - Tue, Aug 12, 2014 12:00 AM EDT

    It’s no surprise that Americans are not particularly good at saving money. Even after the financial crisis of 2008, the savings rate only went up to about 5.5 percent, and it was back down to 2.

  • 8 Excuses for Not Saving Money — Debunked DailyWorth - Tue, Aug 12, 2014 12:00 AM EDT

    After two decades of personal finance reporting, I’ve heard every excuse in the book for not saving money. That said, none of them really hold up — at least over the long term.

  • 5 things you should never buy at full price DailyWorth - Fri, Aug 8, 2014 3:08 PM EDT

    Maybe it’s true that “you get what you pay for” with certain products and services, but for many commodities and everyday needs, it’s easy to pay way too much.

  • The Best Times to Buy Big-Ticket Items DailyWorth - Wed, Aug 6, 2014 12:00 AM EDT

    Savvy shoppers know the best time to get linens is during January’s white sales and that July is a great time to buy swimsuits.

  • 5 Common — and Costly — Investing Mistakes DailyWorth - Tue, Aug 5, 2014 12:00 AM EDT

    Survey after survey shows that women are less confident about making wise financial decisions despite feeling more financially secure, that we’re more likely to defer to a partner in making important money ...

  • 7 Top Money Management Apps DailyWorth - Tue, Jul 29, 2014 12:00 AM EDT

    Keeping a balanced budget can help you stay on track and sleep better at night.

  • Are You Committing Financial Infidelity? DailyWorth - Tue, Jul 15, 2014 12:00 AM EDT

    Several years ago, a friend of mine admitted she had a bank account her husband didn’t know about so that she could spend from her secret stash on the sly.

  • Meet 6 Entrepreneurs Who Are Changing the World DailyWorth - Fri, Jul 11, 2014 12:00 AM EDT

    CEOs are frequently seen as profit-driven with a laser-beam focus on the bottom line.

  • What Makes a Business Most Likely to Succeed? DailyWorth - Wed, Jul 9, 2014 12:00 AM EDT

    So you say you want to start a business, but what are its chances of survival? What types of businesses are voted “Most Likely To Succeed”? More importantly, what skills can you acquire to make sure your ...

  • 4 Ways You May Be Unknowingly Hurting Your Credit DailyWorth - Tue, Jul 8, 2014 12:00 AM EDT

    Tammy listed her son as an authorized user on one of her credit cards to help him build his credit history.

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