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Money stress can be caused by an empty wallet

Millennials’ Financial Habits Are Making Them Ill

September 29, 2017 | Gregory Cox

And they’re more stressed about money than their parents and grandparents

Housing bubble 2017 is going to pop soon

We’re Not Sure If We’re In A Housing Bubble

September 28, 2017 | Michelle Bryan

And it’s making us nervous about buying property

Man and woman sit on the couch looking at a bill and dealing with money fears

Men And Women Have Different Money Fears

September 21, 2017 | Joe Pye

Guess who’s afraid of never being able to retire? And who fears living paycheck to paycheck?

A man carefully holds a tiny house in his hands because he knows housing is a good long-term investment

Housing is Still Americans’ Favorite Long-Term Investment

September 13, 2017 | Gregory Cox

People say sinking money into the housing market is the safest way to shore up cash, but is it?

40-hour work week? Try 60

Financial Woes Are Literally Killing Us

August 2, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Almost half of Americans worry about their finances at least once a week, and almost one-quarter of us are probably thinking about our money problems at least once a day.

Time to think about retirement savings: Stacks of coins lead up to a retirement savings jar with an alarm clock

The World Is Running out of Retirement Money

July 3, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Generations retiring in a couple decades may not even get a retirement because of a $400 trillion retirement savings gap.

Paying credit card debt with your 401k could delay retirement significantly

We Grade Our Retirement Plans On a Curve

June 19, 2017 | Joe Pye

Americans give themselves a passing grade on saving for retirement, but most are failing.

A look at the key aspects of the Financial Choice Act legislation on a mobile app (illustrated)

Where Does Trump Stand on Financial Reform?

June 8, 2017 | Brandon Ballenger

He wants the CFPB gutted, but also is “looking at” busting up big banks.

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Beware of Buried Expenses When Selling Your Home

June 7, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Homeowners don’t realize that they can pay upwards of $15,000 just to sell their home.

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Financial Flexibility Is Top Goal Among Pre-Retirees

June 1, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Except only a handful are on their way to achieving that goal

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How Do We Prepare For The Next Recession?

May 31, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader agrees with her husband: A recession is coming. They don’t agree on what to do about it.

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10 Ways to Retire Earlier Than Friends on the Same Salary

May 26, 2017 | Money Talks News

Yes, you can retire earlier than your friends, and live much more comfortably.

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Good And Bad News About Recession 2018

May 15, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

The economic recovery is literally one step forward, one step back.

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ESI Money Retired in His Early Fifties

April 26, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

And some people still don’t believe him

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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.

The cost of funerals can lead to debt without end of life planning; even without family inheritance you need estate planning

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.

Rising interest rates affect different kinds of consumers (illustrated)

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.

The stock market continues to rise and break records, but are Trump and the stock market a match made in Heaven?

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?

A giant Donald Trump lounges in a speech to Congress (illustrated)

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.

The cost of funerals can lead to debt without end of life planning; even without family inheritance you need estate planning

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.

Placing solar panels on a residential home is a great way to save money on energy bills, if you can afford installation costs

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

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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 | Debt.com

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.

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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

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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 | Debt.com

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.

A businessman considers what a fed rate hike might mean for him

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 | Debt.com

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.