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30 Ways to Save at the Grocery Store

Coupons are a great way to save money at the grocery store—but geez, the process of finding and organizing them is a little bit too annoying for many …

These two guys just hacked the chip card that was supposed to keep your credit card safe

Though most credit card companies are moving away from cards that swipe to chip cards — or EMV for Europay, MasterCard, and Visa — two researchers presenting at the Black Hat security conference last week demonstrated how a criminal can steal the data from cards that are being billed as more secure.<p>…

Identity Theft

Ask Brianna: Should I pay off my student loans early?

"Ask Brianna" is a Q&A column from NerdWallet for 20-somethings or anyone else starting out. I'm here to help you manage your money, find a job and pay off student loans — all the real-world stuff no one taught us how to do in college. Send your questions about postgrad life to …

Personal Finance

3 strategies to fund your child's college education

Bills to pay, retirements to be funded, big purchases to be saved for: The financial demands most families face can make saving for a child's college education seem overwhelming or even unattainable. But with some planning, it doesn't have to be.<p>Here are three flexible strategies that can help you …

Get Instant Gratification With This Millennial-Friendly Stock Investing App

Nothing says “millennials” more than instant gratification, zero fees, and mobile apps for doing things that once required hiring expensive …

Apps

A Nobel Prize winner gives his single best piece of advice about money

Markowitz, who is known as the "father of Modern Portfolio Theory" for his work in portfolio construction, is a member Personal Capital's Board of Academic Advisors, which works to devise innovative solutions to help millions of Americans reach their retirement goals and better manage their …

Investing

6 tips for surviving the next stock market crash

Fears of a seemingly imminent stock market crash might have you wondering what you should do with your money. Before you make an impulsive decision that you'll regret later, read on to learn what you can do to navigate market turbulence successfully.<p><b>Put it in perspective</b> <br>The decline that the Dow …

Stock Markets

50 Tax Deductions You Didn't Know About

From home renovation deductions to hobby expenses.<p>Tax deductions reduce your taxable income by accounting for expenses you’ve incurred. The IRS …

Personal Finance

7 ways you're wasting money while traveling

Seemingly tiny expenses can add up quickly when you're traveling. And often it's money that's better spent elsewhere.<p>Here are seven expenses you can (and should) avoid paying for on your next trip.

Personal Finance

Homeowners take note: You may have more tax deductions than you know

The 2016 tax year officially opened Jan. 19 when the Internal Revenue Service started accepting 2015 tax returns.<p>Despite rumors that several valuable homeowner deductions might be eliminated or modified, taxpayers are in luck this year. In mid-December, Congress passed the Protecting Americans from …

Personal Finance

Everything you need to know to deal with the stock market collapse is on this index card

Stock prices have declined about 9 percent this year, and it's only January. The good news is that everything the typical saver needs to know to safely navigate the tumult in the global financial sector fits on the four-by-six index card shown above.<p>At a time like this, this card is more …

Personal Finance

Dollar cost averaging January 2016

A trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange during the afternoon of January 4 in New York City. Andrew Burton/Getty Images<p>Financial markets have started 2016 in turmoil, with a particularly disastrous Friday seeing US stocks sharply down.<p>Fortunately for investors, there's a smart, …

Investing

This Is The Ultimate Budgeting Tool For 2016

Because money is what buys more pizza.

Personal Finance

12 Ways to Save at Whole Foods

Or, how not to spend your whole paycheck at the famously pricey grocery store.<p>Whole Foods has some of the best produce, organic finds, and gourmet …

Personal Finance

The 9 best pieces of advice we've heard about money this year

There's a plethora of money advice out there — some worth sharing and some worth tuning out.<p>To help you separate the noise from the good stuff, we rounded up the nine best pieces of advice we heard about money this year.<p>Here's what self-made millionaires, financial planners, and CEOs had to say …

Personal Finance

How 3 investors, all under 25, made money this year

Talk about a tough year to invest.<p>Markets were volatile left and right, driven by three main reasons -- Oil prices tanked, China's economic slowdown got worse and the U.S. Federal Reserve kept everyone on their toes over whether it was going to increase interest rates for the first time in a decade.<p>…

Investing

The single most effective way to get rich, according to a 90-year-old personal-finance classic

That's what George S. Clason preaches throughout his 1926 personal finance classic "The Richest Man in Babylon," a collection of parables from the wealthiest city of the ancient world: Babylon.<p>Clason opens with the story of Arkad — the son of a humble merchant, of a large family with no hope of …

Personal Finance

Where 5 Smart Investors Are Putting Their Money in 2016

<b>By Joshua Brown</b><p>Photographs by Reed Young for Fortune<p>December 9, 2015, 9:00 AM EDT<p><b>The global economy may be growing, but that doesn’t mean smooth</b> …

Stock Markets

The 10 Biggest Investing Myths

Don't fall for these common misperceptions.<p>There’s a lot of information about investing floating around. There are also a lot of bad opinions, …

Investing

9 successful people share the smartest thing they've ever done with their money

"Successful people look at other successful people as a means to motivate themselves," writes T. Harv Eker in "Secrets of the Millionaire Mind." "They see other successful people as models to learn from. They say to themselves, 'If they can do it, I can do it.'"<p>Business Insider asked several …

Real Estate

74% of millennials make this big mistake when it comes to investing

<b>The reasons people don't invest, and how to get around them</b> <br>In a survey by Bankrate, investors who don't own stocks were asked why they aren't in the market. Here are the top four answers, and why you shouldn't let any of these excuses stop you from investing.<p>1. <b>"I don't have the money" (53% of</b> …

Investing

12 things everyone should know before investing

Contrary to popular belief, you don't have to be an expert to start investing.<p>You don't even need to be rich to invest, yet so many of us fail to get started managing our money because we're intimidated or don't know where to start.<p>But investing is crucial. Inflation lops an average 3.87% off your …

Investing

74% of millennials don't invest in stocks, but maybe they should

If you're a member of the other 74%, you could be making a terrible financial mistake. As you'll see shortly, investing for the long term is much more effective if you start as early as possible.<p>In a survey by Bankrate, investors who don't own stocks were asked why they aren't in the market. Here …

Investing

I've been writing about money for 15 years, and here is the single best piece of financial advice I can give you

I had a strong feeling that this was the meeting where we'd discuss money. At the time, I was earning around $45,000 at NY1 News as a producer and sometimes-on-camera reporter. And, crazy as it sounds, I wanted to double my salary with the new job.<p>An anchor at NY1 whom I confided in directed me to …

Personal Finance

Shares guru Jim Slater: eight books that will make you a better investor

Whether you are experienced in the workings of the financial markets or have no finance background at all there's a title out there to suit you<p>When I am asked if I can recommend clear and easy-to-read primers on investment, there are two books that spring instantly to mind. Both of them should be …

Star of 'Million Dollar Listing' Says Anyone Can Make Money in Real Estate

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s no secret that real estate is and always has been one of the best investment opportunities, no matter the market condition. In fact, roughly 77 percent of entrepreneurs with at least one million in assets own real estate, according …

Real Estate

3 Bluntly Simple Personal Finance Advice That Work Miracles

I have never earned a lot, but I always had the money -- both for essential things and some random spending on things I like. Travels, for instance. Pursuing a location independent lifestyle, hobbies and a lifestyle business, rather than a soul-crushing corporate career.<p>Now before I move to …

Personal Finance

Too many people are pretending to be rich

His mother- and father-in-law are in their early seventies and have virtually nothing put away for retirement. Before too long, they're going to be unable to work, and because his spouse is an only child, his in-laws are expecting that Tim's family will take them in.<p>On the other hand, Tim's parents …

Retirement

What You Need to Know About Paying With Cash

<i>By Lisa Gerstner</i> <b><br>1. A cashless society? Not so fast.</b> From PayPal to Bitcoin to Samsung Pay (the newest contender among mobile wallets), advances in …

Personal Finance

13 psychological biases that explain why we make terrible financial decisions even though they 'feel' right

We all have these biases, yet most of us don't know how powerful they are. They frame information for us so that it "feels" like you're being rational. But they're leading you to make decisions that are completely wrong. That's why you end up making horrible decisions with your money.<p>You may have …

Critical Thinking