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The Real Reason the Holidays Are So Pricey (It’s Not the Gifts)

Every year, thousands of Americans blow their budgets come December — and while they may be tempted to blame that on the dough they fork over for gifts (ahem, office Secret Santa), that explanation is only a small part of the reality. Americans...

The Two Major Reasons Women Can Go From Wealthy to Poor

If you’re a wealthy woman, these two circumstances could end up hindering your financial success if you’re not careful.

The World’s Richest Women — By Region

Who is the richest of them all? Private wealth consultancy Wealth-X has calculated the wealthiest women by region. And No. 1 is American. The oldest on the list is 92 and the youngest is just 33, according to Wealth-X. But these women are still...

What Banks Can Learn From Women

Yesterday, DailyWorth founder Amanda Steinberg and the FCS hosted a panel for financial services executives about how banks lack clarity when it comes to women. And clearly they need our help: 73 percent of surveyed women have said they feel...

5 Apps Changing the Way We Spend Money

When my grandmother lived in New York City in the 1940s, she paid 10 cents to ride the subway and complained about the cost. In the 1950s, she started using tokens (which cost a whopping 15 cents) — a nifty change in how she purchased...

Sneaky Ways Banks May Be Robbing You

When you cheat on your bank by withdrawing cash from a competitor’s ATM, a warning message on the screen makes it clear customers will likely face various fees. But analysts say banks are still far less forthcoming when it comes to fees tied to...

Backwards Budgeting: How Doing It Backwards Leads to Everything You Want

Instead of looking at what you make and deciding what you can or can’t do, start with your goals and aspirations, then figure out how much you need to earn to make it happen

Rachel’s Rhinestone Earrings: The Secret to Spending Money On What Matters

Before you make a purchase, ask yourself, “Is this something I really need?” Find out the secret to making conscious choices on how to spend your money.

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