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Funny Money: 5 Things Soccer Can Teach You About Money

You can't get away from soccer right now. Thanks to the World Cup, it's all over TV and social media. Like a zombie apocalypse, no one is untouched by the epidemic. No matter how paranoid and hermetic you try to be, it will hunt you down. So … [Read more...]

Five Things To Do Now That Will Ensure You Don’t Regret Your Life When You’re 80

If there’s one thing I try to remind myself of everyday, it is this: The key to happiness – or as close to one as exists -- is to live in the present moment. Living for now means savoring a turkey sandwich rather than scarfing it down while che … [Read more...]

Money Does, In Fact, Buy Happiness, But Only If You Use It Right (Here’s The Secret)

Most people believe that the more money they earn, the happier they’ll be. After all, with a lot of money, you can buy a big house, a cool car, fancy clothes, and luxurious vacations. And those are the things in life that lead to happiness, r … [Read more...]

Can Tithing Make You Rich? Why Some of the World’s Wealthiest Give Away 10 Percent of Their Money

When we talk about money, the subject of giving is often a distant afterthought. That’s unfortunate, because tithing—that is, the practice of giving 10 percent of your income to charity (typically a church or religious community)— has been espoused fo … [Read more...]

Funny Money: Dribbling All Over Your Brackets for Fun and Profit

You're supposed to be working right now, and that's just what you're doing. It's just that you're not focused on any of that lame, boring stuff your company is paying you to do. Instead, your focus is on the shared national obsession of NCAA … [Read more...]

Funny Money: Dirt Cheap Eats; The 5 Best Values in Fast Food

It's easy to sneer at the success of giant fast food chains, ubiquitous on every street corner. The bane of all paleo diet attempts. But there's a reason such places thrive: Value. When the factors of time, taste and money all collide -- and … [Read more...]

Overcoming Obstacles to Earning More: Beat Your Fear of Failure and the ‘Not Enough Time’ Excuse

Two weeks ago, I asked you – that if want to earn more money -- what’s holding you back? Even if the path to a larger income is as simple as getting a weekend bartending gig or reaching out to existing contacts for freelancing work, we all have ple … [Read more...]

Funny Money: 5 Ways to Recession-proof Your Life

You may feel young and invincible. You survived the last recession, but don't get all cocky. The next recession is out there, ready to topple your financial castle like the angriest of birds, leaving only broken dreams and crushed piggy banks in its … [Read more...]

To Make Your New Year’s Resolution Stick — Aim Lower

Improving financial budgeting is America's third most common New Year's resolution for 2014 (behind only losing weight and getting organized), according to stats from a study in the Journal of Clinical Psychology. Whether it's to pay off debt, budget … [Read more...]

Survey Finds Most Americans are Delusional About Their Money — Are You?

More than half of Americans 25 and older give the average American a failing grade when it comes to their knowledge of saving and investing according to a survey by Genworth Financial. Respondents (whose average annual income is $50,000 or higher) … [Read more...]