People often put off investing because they just don’t understand it. High rewards are hard to achieve if you’re always living in fear of those high risks. Luckily, your friends at are here to help you understand ways to invest your money and new types of investments you can use to boost your savings and achieve your long-term financial goals.

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startup equity

Your New Startup Employer Offered You Equity, Now What?

April 20, 2017 | Make Change

We break down this complicated financial topic in terms anyone can understand.

Shhh: I’m Giving You Money

April 10, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Aging Americans want to leave an inheritance, but don’t want to talk about it.

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Interest Rates Are Going Up. Should You Be Worried?

March 30, 2017 | Brandon Ballenger

It depends on whether you have debt, and what kind. If you’re rich, it’s strictly good news.

Ask the Expert: Jump On The Trump Train?

March 29, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

This week: A reader wants to dive into the stock market and clean up. But is he making a mess?

Trump's speech to Congress

State of the Dystopia

March 2, 2017 | Brandon Ballenger

Donald Trump’s first speech to Congress Tuesday night was a nice change of pace. But actually doing stuff would be better.

Do you pay use tax?

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.

Americans Can’t Handle Will, Estate, Inheritance Talks

February 15, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Most families have strong misconceptions about the value of an estate and this hurts us later in life when our loved ones pass away.

Why The Green Swan Says Solar Is Sexy

February 15, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

Maybe going green really is worth it.

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Ask The Expert: Is This The Dumbest Idea You’ve Ever Heard?

February 1, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

This week: How Trump, gold bullion, and credit cards don’t mix.

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All the Best Places for Your Money in 2017

January 9, 2017 | Dori Zinn

If you want to make the best investments in 2017, bank at Ally, get a Capital One credit card, and live in Nashville. Those are some of the biggest recommendations from experts as you look to make the best decisions for your money this year.

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Guess Who’s At Risk for Investment Fraud?

December 28, 2016 | Lucy Lazarony

Hint: It’s exactly who you would expect to be a smart investor.

pay off my mortgage with my 401k?

My Experience With a Get-Rich-Quick Scheme

December 22, 2016 | Treanna Lawrence

The things I learned during my time at Than Merrill’s Real Estate Class

Money saving resolutions

Most Americans Don’t Have a Financial Plan

December 6, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Most middle-income Americans don’t have a financial plan, while nearly half of those making more than $100,000 a year have do have one.

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Retirement Strategies For A Non-Working Spouse

November 24, 2016 | Dollar Stretcher

Knowing your options is important to a comfortable retirement.

America Saves Week

Why Can’t Americans Save Even Though They Want To?

November 9, 2016 | Lucy Lazarony

Americans are trying to save, but they’re uncertain about money.

How to celebrate your mom on Mother's Day.

Women Advising Women

November 7, 2016 | Lucy Lazarony

Will female clients increase demand for female financial planners?

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How To Manage Your Finances When You Get A Raise

November 3, 2016 |

Yes, you should think hard about what to do with this extra money.

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Ask The Expert: Is Saving For Retirement Over-Rated?

October 26, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader worries that her husband doesn’t worry about saving for retirement.

Make sure your health benefits add up.

How Physical Health Helps Financial Health

October 3, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Want to get your finances on track? Try moving more.

America Saves Week

Ask The Expert: My Husband Hates 529 Plans. Is He Right?

September 21, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader wants to save now for their infant son’s college, but her spouse has serious doubts.

Get a helping hand with debt problems

How to Choose the Perfect Financial Adviser

September 13, 2016 | Money Talks News

There are at least 250,000 financial advisers in the United States, and not all are created equal.

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Retirement Is the Biggest Source of Financial Stress

August 15, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Young people are more stressed about retirement than paying off their student loans.

Millennials Can’t Make a Million

August 4, 2016 | Dori Zinn

With low wages and high student loan debt, it turns out millennials can’t fathom the idea of saving more than they actually need, if they can save at all.

Do you actually eat on lunch break?

The $200,000 Lunch

July 12, 2016 | Money Talks News

Only an idiot, and a very rich one at that, would waste $200,000 on lunch, right? Wrong.

Millennial retirement

Can You Afford To Grow Old?

June 28, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Most Americans predict they’ll run out of money before they die

Student loan memes war

Male Millennials Are More Confident Investing Than Their Female Counterparts

June 23, 2016 | Treanna Lawrence

women of this generation feel less secure in their financial futures

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Ask The Expert: Fighting Over Found Money

May 18, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader says she and her husband never fought about debt, but they’re fighting over an inheritance.

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Cut This One Silly Expense and Retire With an Extra $20K

April 12, 2016 | Money Talks News

If you have so much stuff that you,re paying to store it, do yourself a favor by getting rid of it.

Who's smarter about money? Women

11 Millionaires Reveal Their Success Secrets

March 31, 2016 |

These bloggers walk the walk. They tell readers how to be rich, and they are.

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7 Ways Donald Trump is Destroying His Brand and 4 Ways He’s Improving It

March 22, 2016 | Money Talks News

Would you buy a condo from this man?

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10 Guaranteed Ways to Retire Rich

March 15, 2016 | Money Talks News

To accumulate the funds for your golden years is not that hard, but it requires some planning.

The Secret To A Successful Marriage: Separate But Equal Cash -

Ask The Expert: Does The Fed Matter To Me?

December 23, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader is fed up with hearing about the Federal Reserve and its rate hike.

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6 Ways To Ensure Enough Money For Retirement

November 10, 2015 | Money Talks News

Following these steps can help ensure that you do not live longer than your money once you stop working.

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Ask The Expert: Resigned About Retirement

November 4, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader’s husband thinks their golden years are forever tarnished, but she still has hope.

How to get IRS tax debt help

4 Common Reasons People Go to Financial Planners

October 8, 2015 |

You don’t need a lot of money to get a lot from a financial planner.

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Even The Rich Are Worried About Their Retirement Savings

May 18, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

Their woes might be good for the rest of the country.

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Why A College Degree Is Still More Valuable Over Time

May 5, 2015 | Jess Miller

Call it unemployment insurance: A college degree is still your best bet for getting a job.

lottery myths

More People Would Rather Win The Lottery Than Find True Love

April 14, 2015 | Jess Miller

Surprised? Here are 5 myths about winning the lottery that you didn’t know.

disrupted Americans

Two-Thirds of Americans See Retirement Savings “Disrupted”

February 26, 2015 | Jess Miller

Even worse, a fifth of them do not expect to recover financially. Here’s how to save your retirement from the same fate.

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Why Women Don’t Talk About Money

February 23, 2015 | Jess Miller

Women save better than men, but talking about financial planning is a different story.

The Top 10 Financial Predictions for 2015

January 6, 2015 | Jess Miller

From legal weed to the mortgage market, here’s what we predict will go down in 2015.

top startups of 2014

What We Learned From The Top 7 Startups in 2014

December 25, 2014 | John Rampton

From Snapchat to Uber, the most successful startups in 2014 are here. Find out how they made the list.

Investing in fantasy football?

Ask The Expert: Is Fantasy Football A Better Investment Than Powerball?

December 3, 2014 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A husband and wife fight over how to spend their money to make money.

How you think about money can make you rich — or broke

October 2, 2014 | Brandon Ballenger

A new PBS documentary about the psychology of spending translates neuroeconomics into plain English

Should you invest or pay off credit cards?

Ask the expert: Should you invest or pay off credit cards?

September 10, 2014 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A young woman inherits thousands. What happens now?

Around the web

This week around the web

August 29, 2014 | Brandon Ballenger

Insurance claims for bombings, how to be happily frugal, and why your spouse needs their own bank account.

Ruining retirement with bad planning

3 stupid ways we’re ruining retirement

August 25, 2014 | Brandon Ballenger

How is it that your dog has life insurance, but you don’t have a 401(k)?

America Saves Week

The retirement trap

July 28, 2014 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

Retire your debts before you worry about retirement.

How many of these retirement myths do you fall for?

9 retirement myths you won’t believe

May 6, 2014 | Brandon Ballenger

Most Americans have some majorly mistaken assumptions about retirement. How many of these do you fall for?

Beat the IRA deadline and Uncle Sam, too.

How to hide thousands from Uncle Sam — legally

April 8, 2014 | Brandon Ballenger

There’s still time to stuff an IRA full of tax-deferred or tax-free cash.