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Sudden Wealth: 5 Tips to Protect Your Financial Interests

When you find yourself responsible for a large sum of money — sudden wealth — financial planning is crucial for your well-being. Find out how to protect your financial interest.

7 Questions to Ask Your Financial Advisor

Relationships with financial advisors require trust, of course. If we're taking someone's advice, we're relying on him or her to know more — and better — than we do. But sometimes that faith is based on little more than a warm smile and a nice...

6 ‘Good’ Credit Card Moves That Are Actually Terrible

Credit cards can cause problems for those who overcharge and can’t pay their bills on time, but they can also be valuable tools for building credit history and reaping rewards. But to maximize credit cards as a valuable financial tool, you must...

What To Do If You Can’t Pay Your Tax Bill

We’re closing in on Tax Day, which means some of us are handing over a sizable sum to our best friend, the IRS. But what happens if you simply don’t have the money to pay your tax bill? First and foremost, file anyway. Your bill won’t even come...

9 Money Experts on Their Biggest Financial Fails

Admitting to failure is not easy. Especially when you’re a well-respected entrepreneur or money expert. But those difficult experiences can bring real moments of clarity. That’s why asking about failure is one of my favorite questions on the...

7 Tips for Financial Spring Cleaning

With spring rapidly approaching, it’s not only a great time to spruce up your home and organize your closets, but it’s also an ideal time to clean up your finances. Here are some ideas from some top consumer finance advisers: 1. Sweep Away Winter...

How Much Should I Spend on a House?

Your house is likely to be the biggest purchase you will make in your life, and you may spend years paying for it. Getting a mortgage to purchase a home can be a wise financial decision since you’re building equity and getting nice tax...

7 Warning Signs You’re In Financial Trouble

I vividly remember being in my kitchen a couple years ago and having to decide between two bills to pay: our mortgage or day care. My husband has recently gotten laid off for the second time in four years, and in the meantime, we had doubled our...

5 Facts for Finding the Right Financial Advisor

Women should work with a financial professional who understands them and will take the time to teach them about the implemented investment strategy for their own portfolio.