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How to Couple Your Money

Submitted by Taylor Schulte on Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 3:00pm

Valentine’s Day is of course an extremely popular day for marriage proposals. Regardless of which side of the engagement you’re on, consider when deciding to take that next big step how, when and where to wed not just each other, but also your finances.

How Couples Can Handle $

Submitted by Rick Kahler on Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 12:00pm

Money is just one challenge to becoming part of a couple. Probably the most common question couples ask concerns how to manage cash, specifically whether to combine all money into one joint account, keep everything separate or use some combination. The answer: There is no one best method.

Making Your Goals Real

Submitted by Jim Blankenship on Monday, February 2, 2015 - 3:00pm

Establishing goals is the real meat of financial planning. Use any tactic to improve your odds of success, including an easy-to-remember catchphrase that outlines your plan and motivates you start to finish.

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?