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‘Gravity’ and the Long-Term Care Crisis

By Chris Orestis I recently went to see the movie “Gravity” starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. It is a fast-paced, exciting thrill-ride from start to finish. After we left the movie, and I replayed the life-threatening events for the actors that unfolded on the screen, I could not help but begin drawing comparisons to […]

5 Money Management Tips Every Woman Should Know

By Luna Jaffe While women are earning bigger paychecks and many consider themselves their family’s Chief Financial Officer, nearly half fear they’ll end up broke and homeless and 54 percent feel alienated by a financial industry they say is male oriented. The Great Recession prompted more women to get involved in financial matters, but more […]

Do You Have a Written Income Plan For Retirement?

By Ginny Grimsley “Age 85 is a bad time to go broke,” says expert retirement planner Jeff Gorton. Personal savings, various investments and, yes, Social Security may prove to be short of what you’d expected. “Budgeting how you spend money before retirement can often be a misleading measurement of how you’ll actually spend it during […]

How A Feminine Approach To Money Management Benefits Women

By Luna Jaffe Most women would rather have a root canal than talk about money with a professional. Intense and often complicated feelings surround our relationship with money; shame, guilt, anger, inadequacy, grief and confusion can cloud decision-making, threaten relationships and intensify dysfunctional business practices. But you know you need financial planning or advice when: […]

Planning for an American Dream Retirement

By Ginny Grimsley ‘Financial Engineer’ Shares 4 Secrets Everyone Should Know It’s no wonder baby boomers worry about outliving their retirement savings. One out of four 65-year-olds today can expect to live past 90, and if they’re married, one of every four will live even longer. With 10,000 boomers turning 65 every day, it’s a […]

Make Your Home Look Better On A Budget

By Jessica Snow Almost three-quarters of American homeowners have at least one home improvement project on their annual to-do list, and they expect to spend an average of $4,000 on the task. However, it needn’t cost thousands to make your home look better if you follow these simple budget tips. Have Fun with Paint A […]

Back-to-School is High Season for Child Identity Theft

By: Caroline Wilbert Tips From Equifax Experts to Help Protect Your Child’s Identity Whether you are enrolling your kindergartener in school for the first time, equipping your middle school child with his first smartphone or sending your daughter to high school with a debit card, it’s important during the back-to-school season to be vigilant about […]

4 Reasons to Plan Your Child’s College Funding Wisely

By Ginny Grimsley Avoiding the Debt Trap Can Be Just as Important as Getting a Degree, Says Financial Specialist Generation after generation, parents have taught their children to prepare for college now, which often means in elementary school or even earlier. These days, financial experts like John McDonough are giving parents the same advice. “Can […]

Can Anyone Become a Millionaire?

By: Rick Rodgers Can Anyone Become a Millionaire? Research Says ‘Yes;’ Expert Shares 4 Tips to Take You There A report released earlier this year from the Chicago-based Spectrem Group estimated there were 8.99 million households in the United States with a net worth of at least $1 million at the end of 2012. A […]

Are You Teaching Your Children Responsible Personal Money Management?

The following is a guest post by one of our personal finance expert friends. In this post, Cary Siegel gives his take on managing money as a parent. By: Cary Siegel As a parent of five teenagers, it feels like all I do every day is teach my kids lessons. These lessons span a wide […]

4 Things Parents Should Know Before Paying for College

By John McDonough Financial Specialist Shares Ways to Help Your Child While Protecting Your Retirement From $20,000 to $65,000 a year – that’s the tuition cost for one year of college, says John McDonough, a money expert who helps retirees and parents plan for their families’ futures. “For the 2012–2013 academic year, the average cost […]

Aiming for the Top – Tips for Women

Executive Coach Offers Her Own ‘MBA for Success’ By: Debora McLaughlin What becomes of the women who graduate with MBAs from Harvard Business School? Do most go on to fulfilling careers, or do they drop out of the work force when they become moms? “The number that has been floated for years, and is quoted […]

7 Things You Should Have in Your Wallet, 10 You Shouldn’t

By Angela Colley reposted from MoneyTalksNews.com You get up from a crowded restaurant and realize your purse or back pocket feels a bit lighter. Like a brick, it hits you: Someone’s lifted your wallet. You know you’ve lost your cash. Are they already using your credit cards? Have they figured out your PIN number yet? […]

Student Debt Continues Haunting Millions of People

Graduating from college doesn’t guarantee financial stability anymore. You can be a straight-A student and take the best internships available, but with the current economic situation the first job you land may not be enough to cover living expenses and student loans. Student loan debt skyrocketed in the last decade, reaching $1 trillion. Loan companies […]

Steps to Achieve Your Short and Long-Term Financial Goals

Financial success doesn’t happen overnight. Just because you dream about it, it doesn’t mean it will magically happen. That’s why establishing goals is crucial to turn those dreams into reality. Most experts recommend that we set short and long-term goals when planning our financial future. Short-term goals are easier to accomplish and take less commitment. […]

Are You Financially Prepared for a Baby?

Having a baby can be one of the most rewarding experiences, but it’s definitely hard work. Building a sound financial framework involves several steps such as eliminating debt and creating a budget. These steps may be intimidating at first, especially when added to the mix of other necessary preparations. I have put together six savings […]

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Breathe Fresh Air! It’s Time to Spring Clean Your Finances

Spring is around the corner, and I’m sure many of you already started opening your windows and cleaning the dust that accumulated during the winter. While cleaning your house is important, don’t forget to give some fresh air to your finances. As organizing a messy closet makes you feel more comfortable and happier, getting rid […]

New Credit Scoring Model Could Boost Consumers’ Scores

Has your credit been affected by late payments? Or are you trying to rebuild your credit after being unemployed for months? Well, I have good news for you. A new scoring system that could help you boost your credit score is now available. This new credit scoring model doesn’t factor in debts that went into […]