Thinking about your finances can be overwhelming if you don’t have some action items in mind. Here are three key things you can do to improve your finances. More »3 Steps to Improving Your Finances This Month
You aren't a dimwit. You're just stressed. According to a recent study published in Science magazine, if you're poor and mismanage your money, you may be very capable of making good financial decisions. ... More »3 Ways You May Be Throwing Money Away Without Realizing It
Young women at Miami Beach, Florida (Photo credit: State Library and Archives of Florida) People often say “life is short” as a justification to do or buy something immediately rather than waiting. But ... More »7 Financial Decisions Made in Your 30s That May Haunt You in Your 50s
Nearly everyone has holes in their budgets. And as with other kinds of leaks, you may have hardly noticed some of them. But those small drips can quickly add up to big bucks. The trick is to find the holes ... More »Ways to Waste Your Money
Cartoonist Allen Saunders long ago expressed one of life’s greatest truths: “Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans.” No matter how carefully you plan, money can run a little short ... More »50 Ways to Make a Fast $50
Everyone loves to complain about customer service, and over the years, businesses have given the public plenty of reasons to gripe with automated phone service, hidden fees and shoddy workmanship. But ... More »3 Ways to Get Your Customer Service Complaint Resolved
A new study illustrates how the shift from pensions to individual savings accounts has affected retirees. More »Study: 401(k) Retirement Plans Failing Most Workers
One of the most dangerous personal finance myths is that saving money is hard. It's not, at least if done the right way. The problem is that many people see cutting back as requiring significant sacrifice ... More »7 Painless Ways to Save Money Without Making Sacrifices
Do you ever look at your bank account and wonder, “Where did it all go?” The most challenging client for a financial advisor is someone who can’t get out of his or her own way, whether it’s acting like ... More »Eight Ways to Stop Overspending Now
An important first step in controlling your financial future is calculating your net worth . It's not hard: add up what you own and subtract what you owe. Creating a net worth statement, and updating it ... More »Know Your Net Worth
Most financial advice starts with basics, like save and invest. But there are several more first steps to consider. More »10 Simple Steps to Shore Up Your Financial Life
The young entertainment mogul opens up about rejection, marriage to a mega-breadwinning wife, and his biggest financial regret. More »Nick Cannon: I Gotta Make That Mariah Paper!
As a financial advisor, I have spent many years helping other people overcome financial stumbling blocks so they can become rich. Ironically, the one person I have had the most trouble helping is myself.... More »10 Reasons You’re Not Rich Yet
The first and only joint checking account I’ve had with my husband lasted approximately six months. More »Why Separate Accounts Helped Keep Us Together
If you took benefits early but now wish you hadn't, you still have several options to boost your benefits. More »4 Ways Early Claimers Can Boost Social Security Benefits
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