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8 Excuses for Not Saving Money — Debunked

After two decades of personal finance reporting, I’ve heard every excuse in the book for not saving money. That said, none of them really hold up — at least over the long term. Here are eight excuses I hear all the time, why you’re likely saying...

Yes, You Can Save and Invest When You Have Student Loans

The path to prosperity has never been easy, but these days you could argue it’s a lot less simple than it used to be. A big factor? Student loans — and lots of them. Today more people are taking on a larger amount of education debt than ever...

How Reality Stars Like Kim Kardashian Make Millions

Starring in a reality television show won’t guarantee the big bucks necessarily; but by building their brands, expanding their empires and hustling any and every sales opportunity possible (Kim Kardashian actually opened a bathroom for money...

The Simplest Way to Manage Your Money

There are so many formulas you learned growing up that seem so irrelevant to everyday living. But one that most people didn’t learn — and still don’t know — is how much money you should be spending on things like rent, car payments, and food, and...

This is the Worst Thing About Getting a Mortgage

Prospective home buyers are confident that they’ll be able to find an affordable mortgage to make their purchase. Still, they’re thoroughly overwhelmed by the amount of information they have to wade through when securing a mortgage. That’s...

5 Common — and Costly — Investing Mistakes

Survey after survey shows that women are less confident about making wise financial decisions despite feeling more financially secure, that we’re more likely to defer to a partner in making important money decisions and that some of us have no...

How to Gauge Your Risk Tolerance

I can recall the day vividly.  “This is like the other ones I’ve been on, right?” I asked my dad.   “Sure,” he replied, “You’ll love it!”   I sat next to my father, a hesitant smile on my face, as the man fastened the safety bar over our laps. Our...

The Truth About Debt Consolidation

When it comes to personal finance, I’m a strong believer in simplicity. Although I’m still trying to break the habit of claiming to be bad at math, I know that the more complicated my financial plan is, the less likely I’ll be sticking to it. ...

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