Dame Magazine: Why Am I Spending Money Like I Have It?

Published on 02 February 2015 by | Category: News, Updates

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By Noelle Howey When she was on salary, the writer brought lunch to work and drank office coffee to save money. Now that she’s freelance, she is buying everything in sight. And there’s a good reason for that. Right after leaving a job, some people drink. Some cry. Some binge-watch Gilmore Girls. I went shopping. […]

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By Kristin Wong Investing isn’t as complicated as it seems. But getting started can be really overwhelming, even when you know the basic rules. To make it less scary, try a mock portfolio before diving into the real thing. Over at LearnVest, financial advisor Brad Klontz says a mock investment portfolio can help people ease […]

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Wall Street Journal: The Financial Problems in Your Head

Published on 24 January 2015 by | Category: News, Updates

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Psychology Explains Why Many People Mismanage Money By Veronica Dagher If you think you’re making the best possible decisions with your money, think again. We all like to regard ourselves as rational spenders and investors, optimizing the use of our hard-earned money. But in fact, say psychologists and financial advisers, most people are generally in […]

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By Shana Lebowitz We’re just three weeks into 2015, and you’ve hopefully taken our challenges to heart, pushing yourself to up your savings gameand tighten your budget. Way to go! Now it’s time to work on taking your money to the next level with an even higher-stakes exercise, which is why this week’s challenge is […]

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By Kristin Wong , Gawker Media Dear Two Cents, I’m debt-free and follow a strict budget. My wife has student loan debt, earns less than I do, and tends to be spendier. I’d like to combine finances and manage our money together, but I think I have to address our differences. How can I bring this […]

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Farnoosh Torabi Overdid it on spending? Stop pointing fingers at each other and start taking action jointly. For Michelle Argento and Brendan Diamond, bickering over holiday spending usually kicks off as soon as the Christmas tree goes up and lasts until they pay off their credit card bill in February. While she’s a self-described “giver,” […]

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Deborah Sutton, Deseret News Modified: December 30, 2014 at 4:07 pm Published: January 1, 2015 A budget is much more effective if you include a savings plan for fun things. It gives you motivation to stick to a budget and give you something to look forward to throughout the year. Collette Zeller and her husband […]

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By John S. Kiernan The first of the year always brings with it the promise of new beginnings and the burden of self-improvement. Fueled by the nostalgia of the holidays, armed with a year’s worth of regrets, and unleashed by the ceremonialism and ritual of the calendar’s turn, some 45% of Americans decide to make New […]

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Dec 25th 2014 6:00AM By Natasha Burton Many of us are like kids when it comes to squirreling away for retirement. Our more short-term money needs — like that new car we’ve been eyeing — tend to take precedence over long-term saving, causing us to miss out on the benefits of compound growth. The secret […]

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US News: 5 Signs Your Financial Advisor Is Not a Good Match

Published on 24 December 2014 by | Category: News, Updates

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By Joanne Cleaver Dec. 24, 2014 | 9:00 a.m. EST Do you and your advisor belong together? Here are some red flags that signal it’s not meant to be. You play golf with your financial advisor. You get invitations to attend local concerts as his guest. Your sister’s husband thinks he’s a great guy. And […]

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