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Let’s Try This Again: Financial New Year’s Resolutions 2.0

This was gonna be the year that you did everything right. You'd hammer out a budget, stick to it with extreme prejudice, set your financial house in order by February and coast to financial efficiency and unimaginable riches the rest of the … [Read more...]

5 Secrets To Help You Change Your Habits For Life

This time of year, perhaps the last thing you want to read is another post about New Year’s resolutions and how to make them stick. Because we all know the majority of us January 1 do-gooders are skipping the gym, smoking and binging on cookies ag … [Read more...]

Five Tips To Help You Quit Gym Memberships

It's not easy to muster the willpower every day. But it's even tougher to face the grim reality that you don't use your gym membership and need to quit. The gym industry thrives on selling monthly, automatically-billed memberships to customers … [Read more...]

How Do You Hope to Improve Your Finances Next Year?

Ok, it's question time: What’s your top financial priority next year? Your other goals? Your---dare I say---financial resolutions? Please share your goals in a comment. I’m obviously writing this around the New Year, but it doesn’t matte … [Read more...]

What Should You Do With A Year-end Bonus Check?

After many years of school, I now have my first job and I expect to receive a year-end bonus somewhere between $5,000 and $10,000. What should I do with my bonus check? What kind of saving options do I have? (I will already have maxed out my 401k.) … [Read more...]

To Be Happy, Spend Money On Experiences, Not Possessions

Our generation takes a lot of flack from our elders for being lazy, coddled, entitled and (insert your derogative adjective here). Sure, there is truth to our critics’ claims: No, we don’t want to give up our best years to work 80 hours a week … [Read more...]

Should Your Parents Still Be Your First Stop For Financial Advice When You’re 30?

As a teenager, you likely hit up Mom and Dad for money. Maybe you still do that—but as a young adults, you’re also likely to hit them up for money advice, according to two new studies. Fidelity’s first ever Millennial Money Study reveals that paren … [Read more...]

10 Things About Money 30-somethings Wish We Knew In Our 20s

As a 20-something, you probably don't realize just how much older people envy you. For your looks, your health and energy, and also for your relatively clean slate. Although it may not seem like it when you're broke and working three jobs to get a … [Read more...]

Money Manners: How to Ask Your Parents For Money

In your early 20s, you probably imagined that by the time you turned 30, you’d have a fabulous job that paid enough to cover rent for a tricked-out apartment in a high-priced city. But here you are…coming up on 30, and finding that dream job has tu … [Read more...]

Funny Money: 5 Types Of Money Morons And How To Avoid Becoming One

Just like driving, money management is something that most everyone thinks they are better at than everyone else. Since car wrecks and bankruptcy happen so often, most everyone is definitely wrong. But guess who's right -- at least about the money … [Read more...]