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  • 11 Money Mistakes You Probably Don’t Know You’re Making DailyWorth - Tue, Apr 22, 2014 8:00 PM EDT

    Three years before reaching retirement age, a friend of mine quit his (full-pension, government) job, and soon began subtracting money from his 401(k) in order to pay off his mortgage.

  • What Can We Do About My Husband’s Student Loan Debt? DailyWorth - Mon, Apr 21, 2014 8:00 PM EDT

    Our family is suffering from my husband's overwhelming student loan debt.

  • The worst money mistakes you can make in a marriage DailyWorth - Fri, Apr 18, 2014 12:14 PM EDT

    Each marriage has its own money dynamic.

  • Don’t Want Your Identity Stolen? Better Do This DailyWorth - Mon, Apr 14, 2014 8:00 PM EDT

    Linda Foley of San Diego didn’t think twice about filling out the tax forms her employer handed her. That is, until a credit card company called her to confirm her change of address — and she hadn’t moved....

  • Lessons From Secret Millionaires DailyWorth - Mon, Apr 7, 2014 8:00 PM EDT

    Eugenia Dodson grew up on a Minnesota farm, the daughter of poor Swedish immigrants.

  • Why I Signed a Prenup (and You Should Too) DailyWorth - Thu, Apr 3, 2014 8:00 PM EDT

    I was a teenager when I first heard the term “prenuptial agreement.

  • Why stay-at-home parenting just isn’t worth it DailyWorth - Wed, Apr 2, 2014 9:05 AM EDT
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    With just three months left until we welcome our first child, my husband and I have naturally been discussing how to best manage our future family, in terms of child care.

  • Is Negative Thinking Keeping You From Getting Rich? DailyWorth - Mon, Mar 31, 2014 8:00 PM EDT

    While I like to think that I have a pretty healthy relationship with money — I save, I try to stick to a budget (key word: try) — I still have nagging negative thoughts about my income and what I choose ...

  • Think like a millionaire DailyWorth - Thu, Mar 27, 2014 10:27 AM EDT

    Two years after launching my sales and business development consulting firm, I was inspired to launch the Millionaire Girls’ Movement, a resource to help women regenerate, grow and sustain their own wealth....

  • How we made $1 million (and more) DailyWorth - Tue, Mar 18, 2014 3:51 PM EDT

    A nest egg of at least $1 million is a goal many financial planners recommend for those who plan to retire. But to many, amassing $1 million seems like a pipe dream. (It doesn’t help that only about 1....

  • 4 Hacks to Boost Your Credit Score Quickly DailyWorth - Mon, Mar 17, 2014 8:01 PM EDT

    Losing points from your credit scores is all too easy — and getting them back is hard. But if you know how credit scoring works, you can hack the process to rehabilitate your numbers faster.

  • Create Your Own Career: How 6 Women Did It DailyWorth - Sun, Mar 16, 2014 8:00 PM EDT

    “So, what do you do?” It’s the perennial conversation starter of cocktail parties and business-card exchanges. Some professions — like accountant or computer programmer — are pretty self-explanatory.

  • Which Home Improvements Actually Pay Off? DailyWorth - Mon, Mar 10, 2014 8:00 PM EDT

    When I remodeled my house, I knew what I wanted: a bigger kitchen with room for two refrigerators, more family space and another bedroom. But there are dreams and then there’s reality.

  • 6 millionaire myths debunked DailyWorth - Fri, Feb 28, 2014 4:42 PM EST

    Many people believe that — while it’d certainly be nice — they’ll never become millionaires. That it’s an utterly unattainable dream.

  • A Day in the Life of 7 Highly Successful Women DailyWorth - Sun, Feb 23, 2014 7:00 PM EST

    What if we just stopped talking about “having it all” and started focusing simply on being content with our choices as a woman? Whether you choose to focus more on career, family, or relationships at a ...

  • Want to Succeed? Don’t be Afraid to Fail DailyWorth - Thu, Feb 20, 2014 7:00 PM EST

    Sara Blakely, founder of the mega-successful, multibillion-dollar company Spanx, has never shied away from failure.

  • 8 Phrases You Should Never Say at Work DailyWorth - Sun, Feb 16, 2014 7:00 PM EST

    Sometimes the little things we say can have a positive lasting impression. Maybe your boss shared bad news about a project, and you thought of the perfect response to soften the blow.

  • Why I’ll Never Let Love Trump Money Again DailyWorth - Fri, Feb 14, 2014 7:00 PM EST

    There’s a real liability in doing work you love: You may have a harder time getting paid for it.

  • We’re All A Work in Progress DailyWorth - Wed, Feb 12, 2014 7:00 PM EST

    We all have idiosyncrasies. Sometimes they even keep us from being the ideal partner, parent, co-worker or friend. Most of us know (or think we know) what we could or should do to improve ourselves.

  • Get Almost Everything You Want – for Less DailyWorth - Tue, Feb 11, 2014 7:00 PM EST

    I’ll never forget my best money-saving moment.

  • How we paid off $440,500 in debt DailyWorth - Tue, Feb 11, 2014 2:21 PM EST

    Here’s how six women broke free from the debt cycle and paid off a total of $440,500.

  • 7 'Soft' Skills You Need for Career Success DailyWorth - Sun, Feb 9, 2014 7:00 PM EST

    Want the secret to career success? Hint: It’s not just the mastery of a specific software program, excellent writing or organizational skills, or anything else that might show up on the list of must-haves ...

  • Do Optimists or Pessimists Manage Their Money Better? DailyWorth - Mon, Feb 3, 2014 7:00 PM EST

    When it comes to our ability to make healthy and sound financial choices, mindset matters. If you’re an optimist, you’re likely someone who focuses on growth and advancement.

  • Anatomy of a Credit Report: What You Should Know DailyWorth - Mon, Jan 27, 2014 7:00 PM EST

    When you’re trying to build your credit — or just being vigilant about avoiding identity theft — it’s important to check your credit report regularly.

  • Pay Off Your Debt for Good This Time DailyWorth - Mon, Jan 13, 2014 7:00 PM EST

    There is an enemy amongst us, my friends. Its name? Revolving Debt. You might know it by other names: Plastic fantastic, Charge! or “passport to debt slavery.

  • Double Your Savings This Year -- Really DailyWorth - Tue, Dec 31, 2013 7:00 PM EST

    Forget about losing that last 10 pounds. Want to really make a difference in your life? Start saving 10 percent of your income.

  • The Costliest Mistakes You Can Make on Your Taxes DailyWorth - Mon, Dec 23, 2013 11:28 AM EST

    What if just a few hours — or even minutes — of effort could result in hundreds, maybe even thousands, more dollars in your bank account? You’d make the effort, right?   Well, maybe.

  • How to Build Wealth at Every Stage of Your Life DailyWorth - Mon, Dec 16, 2013 7:00 PM EST

    While staying healthy may not always be easy, at least there’s a checklist of steps you can take to skew the odds in your favor.

  • 7 Warning Signs You’re In Financial Trouble DailyWorth - Sun, Dec 8, 2013 7:00 PM EST

    I vividly remember being in my kitchen a couple years ago and having to decide between two bills to pay: our mortgage or day care.

  • 5 Smart Tips for Traveling Safely DailyWorth - Wed, Nov 20, 2013 7:00 PM EST

    I like to think of the lead-up time to a vacation as the “honeymoon phase”: dreamily perusing guidebooks and making lists of the must-sees I’ll be touring in some beautiful, foreign locale.

  • The Best Days To Get Discounts on Almost Anything DailyWorth - Tue, Nov 19, 2013 7:00 PM EST

    Love a good deal? Sometimes finding the best ones depends not just on finding the right place to buy, but on choosing the right day to shop.

  • What Lifestyle Can You Afford on $50,000? DailyWorth - Mon, Nov 11, 2013 7:00 PM EST

    Median household income in the United States has hovered just over $50,000 for the past few years, according to research from the U.S. Census Bureau.

  • Make the Most of Your Giving DailyWorth - Tue, Nov 5, 2013 7:00 PM EST

    Mailboxes jammed with appeals from charities you’ve donated to in the past — and others that hope to add you to their list of benefactors — is a sure sign the holidays are approaching.

  • How to Make the Most of Your Giving DailyWorth - Tue, Nov 5, 2013 7:00 PM EST

    Mailboxes jammed with appeals from charities you’ve donated to in the past — and others that hope to add you to their list of benefactors — is a sure sign the holidays are approaching.

  • 15 Tax-Saving Steps to Take Now DailyWorth - Mon, Nov 4, 2013 7:00 PM EST

    With the end of the year quickly approaching, you are probably focused on finalizing travel plans and squeezing in last-minute holiday shopping.

  • When the time comes in the job offer process to talk benefits, you know to ask about a 401(k) plan and health insurance.

  • 8 Ways Your Upbringing Can Affect Your Money Habits DailyWorth - Thu, Oct 31, 2013 10:42 AM EDT

    Whether we realize it or not, how we were raised has a tremendous impact on how we make decisions as adults. Sometimes the results are positive, certainly.

  • Should You Buy or Rent? DailyWorth - Tue, Oct 29, 2013 8:00 PM EDT

    Ever since my husband and I got married a little over a year ago, we’ve been debating whether or not to buy a house.

  • What to Look for in the Fine Print DailyWorth - Mon, Oct 28, 2013 8:01 PM EDT

    Have you ever signed documents without reading them? If you have, you’re not alone.

  • What Do You Want From Your Next Job? DailyWorth - Sun, Oct 27, 2013 8:00 PM EDT

    When you were fresh out of college, you might have taken any job that fit your major and paid enough to cover your share of the rent and student loan payment.

  • The Real Reasons You’re Not Saving Enough DailyWorth - Mon, Oct 21, 2013 5:13 PM EDT

    As a financial advisor, working with clients is often a lesson in psychology. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard the same old excuses for why people aren’t saving more money or saving at all.

  • 6 Signs Your Job Might Be in Jeopardy DailyWorth - Sun, Oct 20, 2013 8:00 PM EDT

    We’ve all experienced it at some point or another in our careers: New management comes in, and suddenly a surge of closed-door meetings has the office buzzing.

  • The Secrets of My Success DailyWorth - Sun, Oct 20, 2013 8:00 PM EDT

    Meet Kate White, former editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine (and three other major publications before that).

  • Is There a Right Way to Fire Someone? DailyWorth - Sun, Oct 20, 2013 8:00 PM EDT

    I recently became COO at my firm, which is exciting. But my job now includes HR, and my boss wants to fire an underperforming employee who has small children.

  • Ask an Advisor: Do I Really Need a Financial Advisor? DailyWorth - Thu, Oct 17, 2013 8:00 PM EDT

    While many people avoid working with a financial advisor because of the presumed cost, hiring a trustworthy, qualified advisor can actually be the best investment you make.

  • Say It Loud: I’m Cheap and I’m Proud DailyWorth - Thu, Oct 17, 2013 8:00 PM EDT

    For the past five years, my family’s prime mode of transportation has been a banged up 1997 Subaru.

  • Why You Should Care About the Debt Ceiling Debate DailyWorth - Mon, Oct 14, 2013 8:00 PM EDT

    In just two days, the U.S. government will run out of money to cover its bills unless Congress votes to raise the debt ceiling. Whether that will happen is still unclear.

  • Sold! Your Home-Selling Guide DailyWorth - Mon, Oct 14, 2013 8:00 PM EDT

    When my husband and I put our first house on the market, we were determined to make someone fall as deeply in love with it as we were. We cleaned, polished, de-personalized and de-cluttered.

  • 8 Great Little-Known Breast Cancer Charities DailyWorth - Mon, Oct 14, 2013 8:00 PM EDT

    It's October, which can only mean one thing: It’s time to put the girls first.

  • Do Nice People Really Finish Last? DailyWorth - Sun, Oct 6, 2013 8:00 PM EDT

    There is something eating at me: Do nice people really finish last? There is a serious killer in me I keep at bay.

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