Financial planning

4 Surprising Ways to Help You Build Wealth

You likely already know the standard advice about building wealth: Live below your means. Max out your retirement accounts. Pay off your debt. But in addition to those tried-and-true methods, there are other, less well-known ways that can help...

Time for a Money Check-In

Most of us know we could make improvements to our finances. But we’re either not sure where to start, or we’re worried about the time and effort that might be required to make the changes. So we tell ourselves we’ll take a closer look at our...

3 Ways to Beat the Odds and Save More Money

We’re supposedly in a new era of financial sobriety. Yet the evidence suggests otherwise. Amid the rubble of the 2008 financial crisis, there was talk of a return to thrift. For a brief period, it looked like it might happen. According to the...

Can Money Really Buy Happiness?

Yes, money can buy us many things, but is happiness one of them? In the broadest sense: yes. But not necessarily in the ways you think. For one, the effect on our happiness depends a lot more on what we do with our money — and how we got it —...

5 Celebrity Money Mistakes We Can All Learn From

As Chris Rock once said, “Rich is some (bleep) you could lose with a crazy summer and a drug habit.” Just because one may be good at making money doesn’t mean he or she necessarily has the savvy to save, invest and grow that money. The financial...

The Worst Money Mistakes You Can Make at Any Age

Everyone makes mistakes with money. We don’t save enough, or we spend too much on something frivolous. We sell shares in a stock too soon or not soon enough. “But there are also financial concerns that are unique to different stages of life,”...

7 Simple Rules for Making Money

If you’re smart, accomplished, advancing in your career, and embarrassed by how little you know about money, you’re not alone. We have to make a lot of choices about our money these days — not just how to save it and spend it, but how to invest...

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