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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...

Which Should I Do First — Pay Off Debt or Save?

When I was up to my earlobes in debt in my early twenties, I knew I needed to change my money reality. I started reading personal finance books by David Bach, Suze Orman, Robert Kiyosaki and more and was well aware that living below your means and...

5 Times to Talk to a Financial Advisor

People meet with me on a daily basis about money. It is the primary reason I have employment: People need to know what to do with their money. They want to know how to make it work for them, how to save it, how to invest it, even how to spend it....

Should You Consolidate or Refinance your Student Loans?

When it comes to student loans, there’s a lot of confusing — and conflicting — information out there. You want to make smart decisions about your loans, but sometimes the right answers aren’t obvious. For a lot of people, it’s much easier just to...

Which Expenses Are Worth Sharing?

Type “sharing economy” into Google and you’ll find two things: First, people can’t agree on a definition. Second, ‘sharing’ isn’t really about sharing at all, it’s more about money — both making it and saving it. Does your car sit in your driveway...

Financial Advisors Aren't Just for the Rich

Time was, stockbrokers dealt primarily with the wealthy. That was before low-commission trades, triggered by deregulation in 1975, democratized the industry. Then, 401(k) retirement plans practically forced Americans to gain at least a bit of...

4 Ways To Close Your Confidence Gap

Think back to the person you were 10 years ago. Do you feel more or less prepared than that person to tackle your long-term financial goals? Or are you just about the same? Despite the fact that more women are taking control of their household’s...

Calculate Your Personal Balance Sheet

What do you own and what do you owe? To figure out where you stand financially, you need to know your net worth — and yet that number is surprisingly difficult to calculate. Your assets are more than just your home and your investments, while...

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