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Is trading up to a bigger home the right move?

With 10-month-old Oliver and hopes for another child in the near future, Colin and Jenna G., both 38, want to trade up to a bigger house.<p>Like many homeowners looking to move to a bigger, and more expensive, property, the big question is whether the numbers make sense.<p>Colin and Jenna, who asked that …

So You Finally Paid Off Your Debt. Now What?

For many, debt is a fact of life — one that causes sweating brows when bills come due and interest rates are reviewed.<p>One survey in early 2014 …

Spending money on these things may make you happier

When lonely people go shopping this holiday season, they’ll likely get more satisfaction from cult-like and quirky items — the kinds you might find …

Best Debt Management Companies for 2018

Debt management is one of several debt-relief options for those who are struggling to keep up with a growing pile of bills each month. When you sign …

Personal Finance

Young family craves vacation retreat, but should they wait?

Lena and Louis have good jobs and manage their money well. She is 38, he is 39. They have two children, ages 1 and 3.<p>Lena is in the Canadian Armed Forces, while Louis works as a manager. Like many parents, they are eager to buy a vacation retreat while their children are small, but they still have …

Decorating Ideas, Home Improvement, Cleaning & Organization Tips

If you're only using your washing machine for clothes and linens, you're working way too hard. ...<p>Trying to eat healthier in 2018? This compilation …

How to become wealthy: It's simpler than most 'experts' say

Ask any honest financial planner how to become wealthy, and they'll tell you the simple act of saving money is far, far more important than picking the next hot stock.<p>So I was surprised when I came upon an article from The Billfold titled "You Don't Get Wealthy from Savings." The article was so …

The Save Money Blog

Posted on April 22, 2017 by<p>More and more people are starting to realize that their cable or satellite bill is becoming one of their largest monthly …

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Pennywise: The Millenial's Ultimate Guide To Managing Money

Tips on Managing Money for the Millenials. Where to save and how to spend, Get the best of both worlds in one neat infographic.

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8 Strategies To Double Your Savings (Really!)

Photographed by <b>Ruby Yeh</b>.<p><i>Sure, women are bringing home the bacon in record numbers these days, but what if you're still not reaching your maximum</i> …

50 Ways To Save Money I Wish I Knew Earlier

Are you scratching your head at the end of each month, wondering how your bills soared <i>that</i> high, or where your “extra” money went? Do you daydream …

Sustainability

Know the Best Excel Formulas for Managing Your Budget

We're fans of online budgeting tools, but using a good, old-fashioned spreadsheet can work just as well. Go Banking Rates illustrates the Excel …

You Can Train Your Brain to Make Smarter Money Decisions. Here's How

They say money can't buy happiness, but who hasn't pictured how wonderful life could be if you bought that must-have tech gadget or new set of wheels?<p>Of course, you've probably also experienced the letdown that accompanies the realization that such purchases don't actually provide the lasting …

Becoming Financially Independent: Habits To Make You A Millionaire

Fall has officially kicked off, school has started and for many, it is time to put the nose to the grindstone at work. The next few months are the perfect time to reset your wallet and focus on the long-term financial goals that you want ahead of the holiday season, when restraint and moderation …

10 stupidest money mistakes

For many Americans, money is a constant source of stress.<p>According to <i>Money</i> magazine, 70% of married couples argue about finances – and more than half the fights stem from what one spouse saw as a "frivolous" purchase.<p>Even teenagers who haven't left the nest stress about their finances. A study from …

Start Now: A Step By Step, Tough Love Guide To Saving For Retirement In Your 20s

As Stuart Ritter instructed new T. Rowe Price hires on the retirement savings options available to them, a woman in the back of the room at a recent orientation started pounding on the table in front of her. The 53 year-old told her mostly 20-something colleagues that after she graduated from …

Prevent Debt Accumulation by Avoiding Assumptions About Future Income

When you have debt, it's easy to put off paying it down when it's just a small amount. The problem is that debt can hurt you a lot in the long run if …

The Pay Off $10K in a Year Plan

Introducing <i>The Pay Off $10k in a Year™</i> Plan<p>The entire Pay Off $10K Online Class including 60 lessons<br>(over 35 video lessons).<p>5 printable worksheets to …

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CORRECTION: A 27-year-old millionaire reveals how he built his wealth

<i>CORRECTION: Since the publication of this story on Nov. 4, new details have come to light which have made Anton Ivanov's claims of becoming a</i> …

Why Debt Consolidation Can Leave You Deeper in Debt

When you're struggling with debt, combining all of your debts into one easy-to-pay loan sounds pretty good. The idea is that you'll reduce the overall interest you pay, and be hit with fewer late fees since you'll only have one payment to remember.<p>There's just one problem.<p>Debt consolidation can …

Couple in 40s, see early retirement ahead

Michael and Sheila are only seven years from burning the $87,000 mortgage on their $400,000 home and 14 years from retiring, thanks to some prudent …