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Your Monthly Money Moves

Submitted by Eve Kaplan on Friday, January 2, 2015 - 12:00pm

Cleaning up personal finances remains one of the top resolutions every New Year’s. We all know what happens to most such self-promises, so here’s a month-by-month to-do list to cultivate better financial health.

Your Fitness Resolution: The $

Submitted by Harold Wong on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 12:00pm

Losing weight and getting in shape probably rank as two of the most popular New Year’s resolutions. Joining a health club is a great idea – and a total waste of money if you don’t actually exercise in the facility. Some clubs are also more interested in reducing your wallet than your waistline.

Gen Y, Use Your Money

Submitted by Sophia Bera on Thursday, January 8, 2015 - 3:00pm

Personal finance scares a lot of people. But money can be about joy, doing what you love in your young adulthood and living the life of your dreams. It’s time to see how to use your money to build security and confidence.

Good Use of a Year-End Bonus

Submitted by Mary Beth Storjohann on Friday, January 2, 2015 - 3:00pm

As the economy continues to grow and almost three out of every four executives surveyed say they feel generous, you may find yourself fortunate: You got a year-end bonus for 2014. Shelve for a moment your visions of exotic trips and instead evaluate how to make the most of this extra money.

Raising Money-Savvy Kids

Submitted by Barry Glassman on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 3:00pm

Coming into the holiday season when marketers foment every kid’s wish list into a begging frenzy, it’s a good time to give your children a lifelong gift that always holds its value – teach them to be financially savvy.

Retire Early With $1M? (Pt. 2)

Submitted by Jeff Rose on Friday, January 23, 2015 - 12:00pm

Our first article looked at how a 50-something husband and wife stood nearly a 92% chance of retiring comfortably – and early. An optimistic financial plan for long golden years started with such basics as the couple’s income, travel plans and investments. Where to go from there?

Money Smarts: How U.S. Rates

Submitted by Jonathan DeYoe on Friday, December 19, 2014 - 9:00am

We all flip between believing that America leads the world at everything to thinking our nation lags behind foreign powerhouses in every way. Regarding financial literacy, we’re solid in the top five – but far from best.

Bouncing Back From $ Goofs

Submitted by Mary Beth Storjohann on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 3:00pm

We’re not perfect. We’re all guilty of one financial mistake or two, whether it happened yesterday or years ago. How do you shake off these money blunders and bounce back? With some honesty, reflection, preparation and a touch of class.

I made my fair share of mistakes in life, and although financially conscious, I had missteps on the money front, too. I still remember those feelings of anxiety and disappointment when I realized I messed up.

Dwelling on past failure doesn’t help you. Follow these steps I learned from my experience to come out from a bad financial error:

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