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4 Ways Your Finances Suffer When You Ignore Them

It’s tough to face challenges, problems, or issues in our financial lives. No one enjoys dealing with money matters that leave us confused, hopeless, or negative about our ability to succeed. Even focusing on the good stuff can be overwhelming. Some of our biggest financial goals will take years, if ...

Win Money To Save For The Future

We know on an intellectual level that we should save money for the future. I could spend all day going blue in the face telling you, "If you have save this much money, it will grow to this much in 15 years. And then it will grow to this much ...

Is Your Money Available In A Money-Market Fund?

A lot of people stash their savings in money-market funds. But money-market funds actually come in 2 flavors—and one won't allow access to your money in the event of a financial storm. Do you know the difference? Money-market accounts vs. money-market mutual funds Many people have a traditional money-market account ...

4 Ways To Raise Financially Independent Kids

Where did you learn about money? Did a parent explain to you how credit worked, or show you how to write a check? Or did another trusted adult, like a teacher in school, provide you with your financial education? If you’re like most Americans, what you learned about money came ...

How To Teach Kids About Money By Not Using Cash

Kids and money. Two things that don't go together like ketchup and chocolate. At least, that's the feeling I get from many parents who avoid talking about money at all costs, especially to their kids. But then these same parents want their children to magically grow up and perfectly understand ...

How To Save Money: Time To Rethink Your Spending

The wonderful thing about personal finance is that it’s really quite simple. At least, the fundamental principles in play are. They’re easy to understand and easy to remember. At a basic level, to grow your wealth and to be financially successful you need to: Spend less than you earn (or ...

6 Reasons Why Budgeting Is Easier Than You Think

Ok, let's play a game. Close your eyes. Wait, no, keep reading, but imagine you are closing your eyes. Now, relax and pretend you are on a beach, sipping a delicious drink without a care in the world. Someone walks up to you and says the word "budget!" What comes ...

A key asset to avoid in your 401(k)

A key asset to avoid in your 401(k)

Your employer could be compromising your retirement if they offer this popular option in your 401(k). Are you putting your money in this basket that's too hot to touch?

Money management in a digital age

I read in The Kansas City Star about how people who can't handle their money by themselves have come up with a "scared straight" kind of way that works for them. It's a real throwback to a different era that is proving to be very successful today. Want to know ...

Free Credit Report

Are you getting all your free credit reports? Due to the passage of the 2003 Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act (FACTA), all Americans are entitled to one free credit report from each of the three major credit reporting agencies -- Equifax, Experian and TransUnion -- upon request every 12 ...

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