Budgeting & Saving

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Americans Dread Tax Season

March 24, 2017 | Joe Pye

Most of us are confident we can file our taxes, but we hate doing it.

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No Parents, You Can’t Have It All

March 22, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Parents are downsizing and delaying retirement to make sure their kids and their savings are both in tact.

Around the web

This Week Around The Web

March 21, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

Motivation, retirement planning, boring talk, savings opportunities and more.

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Need a Job? Head to Health Care

March 20, 2017 | Dori Zinn

There are more than 20,000 openings across the country for nurse practitioners, physicians.

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Netflix Is More Valuable Than Cable TV

March 17, 2017 | Joe Pye

Almost half of cable subscribers feel it isn’t worth the money.

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15 Painless Ways to Save $1,000 by Summer

March 17, 2017 | Money Talks News

A fun summer vacation doesn’t have to be just a dream.

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Couples Aren’t Talking About Money in Marriage

March 16, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Lack of communication about finances can ruin relationships. Most marriages that end in divorce prove that money played a part in some form.

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Jessica Moorhouse Quit Her Emotional Spending Habit

March 15, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

It wasn’t hard — all she had to do was blow up her lifestyle.

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Need Long-Term Health Care? Move to Louisiana

March 14, 2017 | Dori Zinn

The least and most expensive states to live in when it comes to long-term health care, from home health aides to living facilities.

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This Week Around The Web

March 14, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

Golden rules, FOMO, love or money, lists and more.

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Tax Refunds Are Helping Us Save

March 13, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Most Americans will save their money or pay off debt with their returns.

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Ten States With Best Paid Teachers

March 8, 2017 | Joe Pye

Teachers living in Alaska and New York can make nearly twice as much as those living in Mississippi and Oklahoma.

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Health Savings Accounts Hit Record Highs

March 8, 2017 | Dori Zinn

More than 20 million Americans are taking advantage of health savings accounts. Should you get one?

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Digging Holes Helped Andrew From Family Money Plan Pay Down Debt

March 8, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

Manual labor stinks, but it certainly helped him think toward the future.

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Look Out: Mortgage Payments Will Go Up This Year

March 7, 2017 | Dori Zinn

With the expected raise in the federal funds rate and climbing home values, potential homeowners may be wary about buying this year.

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This Week Around The Web

March 7, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

Reducing spending, the 48-hour rule, boosting credit, shacking up and more.

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Join the Club, Tax Refund Savers

March 6, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Most of us will stash away our refunds this year, as fewer Americans plan to spend them.

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It’s Not You, It’s the House

March 2, 2017 | Dori Zinn

If you were looking to purchase a house this year, you may not be able to afford it.

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This Year, I’m Getting Rid of Money Shame for Good

March 2, 2017 | Make Change

One woman’s personal quest to get right in her head and wallet.

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Medical Records are Stolen Every Single Day

March 1, 2017 | Dori Zinn

44 percent of Americans are worried about their personal health care information being stolen and at least one record is stolen everyday.

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Even Military Families Are Cutting Back Spending

February 28, 2017 | Dori Zinn

The vast majority of middle-class military families — like commissioned officers and senior non-commissioned officers — are planning to improve their finances this year, even though they make at least $50,000.

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This Week Around The Web

February 28, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

Mental accounting, car insurance, debt and weight, divorce and more.

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Tax Refunds Aren’t Getting Us Out of Debt

February 23, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Forty percent of American families are making thousands of dollars in medical, auto, or tax payments at some point in a year but even after paying, they’re suffering from crippling debt.

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8 Ways to Identify Good Small Businesses

February 23, 2017 | John Rampton

We all want to support the little guy. But how can you tell if you’re making a big mistake?

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The Big, Important Tax Credit You’re Missing

February 22, 2017 | Dori Zinn

The majority of Americans are eligible for a tax credit just for saving retirement money, but aren’t aware this credit exists.

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Alyssa from Mixed Up Money Saved Big By Getting Sick

February 22, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

Now that she’s feeling better, she’s also eating and budgeting better.

Around the web

This Week Around The Web

February 21, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

Student loans, extra money, common setbacks, emotional spending and more.

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7 Ways To Save Money Even When You’re Depressed

February 20, 2017 | Lucy Lazarony

Abigail Perry is chronically depressed, but she’s still smart about spending and saving.

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How to Get Married Without Going Broke

February 16, 2017 | Make Change

Weddings are expensive, but these three thrifty brides had the day of their dreams while continuing to save for happily ever after.

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What Is Your Lover Hiding?

February 14, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Millions of Americans secretly stash money away from their partners and the older you are, the more acceptable it is.

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For Love of Money

February 14, 2017 | Joe Pye

Americans prefer financial stability over looks and fitness in romantic partners.

Around the web

This Week Around the Web

February 14, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

Manage debt, shun the TV, rescue your retirement fund and more.

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Study: Millennials Just Aren’t Worth Much

February 8, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Millennials have half the amount of savings baby boomers did at the same age. They’re also making $10,000 less today than their 1989 counterparts.

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Fritz Gilbert from The Retirement Manifesto Lived by this Quote

February 8, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

The words were financially inspiring, but you’ll never guess who said them.

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I Love You, But Not as Much as Last Year

February 7, 2017 | Dori Zinn

National Retail Federation estimates that V-Day spending will drop from $19.7 billion to $18.2 billion this year.

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Having Bad Credit Makes Saving for Emergencies Nearly Impossible

February 6, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Most Americans can’t afford an unexpected expense and low credit scores have a lot to do with it.

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Trump Makes Hispanic Democrats Fear for Their Finances

February 3, 2017 | Joe Pye

Most Hispanics expect the economy to continue improving, but not because of the president.

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10 Strategies to Save Big Bucks on Amazon

February 3, 2017 | Money Talks News

Learn a few tricks that can save you 10 percent or more on every Amazon purchase.

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How to Prepare and File Your Taxes for Free

February 1, 2017 | Dori Zinn

There are plenty of ways to pay for tax help, but you don’t necessarily have to. The Internal Revenue Service helps millions of people annually file their taxes for free.

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The Mystery Money Man Isn’t Really a Mystery

February 1, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

He remains anonymous for a good reason.