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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.

The True Definition of Financial Freedom

It may seem unattainable, but you can free yourself from your finances! Here’s how to gain financial independence.

The Real Reason You Feel Broke

Americans' wealth just hit a new record. So, why do so many people feel so poor? Most people say they're falling behind financially, according to a recent Pew Research Center survey, with 56 percent reporting that their incomes aren't keeping up...

Act Fast: 7 Things to Do When Your Wallet Is Missing

I knew I should have carried my wallet in a purse that night. Instead, I fashionably tucked it under my arm and headed to the local wine bar with my husband. Two pinot noirs later I reached over to pay the bill only to realize that my wallet —...

Debunking the Top 4 Myths About Financial Planning

Unsure what financial planning really means? Brittney Castro gives you the real story behind popular misconceptions

10 Tips For Stronger Identity Theft Prevention

Identity theft is extremely common, but you can avoid it with these important and easy-to-follow tips.

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