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6 Smartest Moves for First-Time Home Buyers

You need the right loan, the right price, and the right advice.<p>Ready to buy a home? Be prepared: With inventory tight and prices rising, this is a …

9 Signs You Need to Leave Your Job

How many jobs have you had during your lifetime? I’m on my 15th. Some were great; others sucked, and most of them were somewhere in the middle. The …

Frugal Living

The Definitive Guide to Budgeting Your Money for 2017

AKA how to get your shit together when it comes to your hard-earned cash this year.<p>Money. We all want more of it, we all want to know how much others have and what *they* do with it, and we all want to know that we're doing all the right things with it. But when you're just figuring out this whole …

Roth IRA

7 Things You Should Know About Budgeting on an Entry-Level Salary

Congratulations—you’ve scored your first job! But while the exhausting search for a full-time gig is over, the real hard part has just begun: …

Personal Finance

How to talk to your kids about family addiction

By the time my daughter Christina was 4, she had attended the funerals of my elder sister and my mother, both of whom died of alcoholism-related illness at the respective ages of 42 and 67.<p>I don’t remember the first time Christina asked how her “Nonnie” and aunt died, but I do remember my answer: …

Parenting
Self-improvement

52 Ways You Can Be Kinder to Yourself

If you're feeling stressed, there are healthy ways to deal with your feelings.<p>If you are stressed, anxious, and feeling fearful these days, the best way to cope, psychologists say, is to be kinder to yourself.<p>The problem is, most of us concentrate on being kind to others but all too often we forget …

Self-help

11 Ways To Release More Happiness Chemicals

There are a number of "happiness chemicals" responsible for our good moods, including serotonin, dopamine, oxytocin, endorphins and more. We've heard …

Happiness

Researchers Find That This Song Can Reduce Anxiety By 65%. Listen To It Now.

It’s no secret that music can have a profound effect on our emotions. It can bring us joy or move us to tears; it can sharpen our focus or allow us …

Depression

The Most Important Homeownership Chart You'll Ever See

To be perfectly clear from the start, I'm a big advocate of homeownership. I own my own home, and have written before about all the reasons to buy a home. I simply believe that for many people, owning a home is a smart financial decision and here's why.<p>To illustrate the potential long-term …

Retirement

7 Websites Every Psychologist Should Bookmark

The life of a psychologist is filled with research studies, academic journals, online sources, and books. Catching up on all the latest psychology …

Psychology

11 signs you're not ready to buy a house

But it's also a big decision, both for your future and your finances.<p>It's a long-term commitment that requires strong financial standing, and in many ways it's about more than just money.<p>If any of the following signs strike a chord with you, you may want to delay the home-buying process.<p><i>Kathleen</i> …

Personal Finance

9 Misconceptions About Buying Your First Home

Buying your first home is a confusing process, and it doesn’t help that there are loads of common myths about real estate that you probably don’t …

Personal Finance

6 Easy Ways to Save $100 This Week

After you've tackled the big-picture savings tactics like canceling subscriptions, negotiating insurance premiums to lower rates, and reducing energy …

Personal Finance

Five fuss-free plants

<b>Liriope</b><p><b>2.</b> Looking handsome all year, liriope forms compact clumps of strappy green foliage that grow in most soils with minimal watering. Look for …

Gardening

Neuroscience Show These Are 5 Top Ways To Clear Your Mind

We’re all trying to achieve great things. With a troubled mind, this can be significantly more difficult. Imagine if you could ‒ at will ‒ calm your …

Mindfulness

15 Daily Routines That Will Boost Your Productivity

Looking to become more productive? Here are 15 daily habits that can help you.<p>Feeling the office blues?<p>It's okay. It is an unfortunate reality that most U.S. workers spend long hours in the office, working themselves to death until they become office zombies.<p>Because of the long hours and often …

Bookkeeping 101 for Therapists | Private Practice Kickstart

Bookkeeping 101 for Therapists<p>Does the idea of “doing your books” intimidate you? It doesn’t have to. Many therapists figure out that business …

Small Business

Therapeutic Office Design: It Matters

Finding and setting up a new office as I return to private practice has meant thinking about the impact of space and design and décor. Oh, there’s a …

11 Tips That Can Help You Learn Faster - And Actually Remember It

You've got this.<p>Kids can and should practice the skill of learning if they want a fighting chance at fulfilling all those lofty goals their parents …

Prenatal Development

12 books that offer a solid return on investment

by Barry Ritholtz<p>About once a week, I get an email like this: "I am interested in learning more about investing. What books would you recommend I …

Investing

Ten Reasons Not to Get a Divorce

Ten Reasons Not to Get a Divorce<p>Updated on October 17, 2016<p>I think the average couple in today's world has thought about divorce at least once during …

Kenny Chesney

14 Ways to Save Money in Your 20s

<b>I recently turned 29 years old</b>, so I definitely can’t deny that I’m in my “late 20s” now. Although my late 20s came with a few more wrinkles and a …

19 Frugal (And Easy) Ways to Update an Old Home

Even though I have a tight budget for home improvement, my wife and I have been able to make cheap changes that have the neighbors complimenting us …

Home Improvement

5 Things Millennials Can Learn About Saving Money From Gen-X

Millennials think they've got it all figured out — just ask one and they'll tell you. But while I'm an advocate of the so-called "Me Generation," …

Frugal Living