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Money Tips for Gen Y (Part 1)

Submitted by Cassandra Latsios on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 12:00pm

If you’re a millennial, aka Generation Y born between 1980 and 2000, you hear a lot about your age group facing high unemployment and overwhelming student loan debt. The news isn’t all bad: Gen Y saves more than almost every other generation and steadily increases its financial literacy.

Improving Financial Intimacy

Submitted by Hilary Hendershott on Friday, June 19, 2015 - 3:00pm

Money issues often cause stress and arguments in relationships. If you and your partner disagree about how to handle money, here are tips on how to adjust to each other’s financial language and come up with one you share.

How to Be Financially Healthy

Submitted by Larry Light on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 9:00am

Paul Sullivan had a rough early life: a threadbare home, divorced parents, a lousy school and few prospects. Today, he is a highly regarded personal finance columnist for the New York Times, has a nice salary and lives in a wealthy suburb. How did that happen? Pluck and luck, yes, but also insights from savvy onlookers.

Why Not Print More Money?

Submitted by Brenda Wenning on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 9:00am

The Federal Reserve loves to print money. Governments love to spend it. So maybe the problem isn’t that the Fed has been printing too much money – the problem is that the Fed hasn’t been printing enough money to keep up with government spending.

How Money Can Buy Happiness

Submitted by Lewis J. Walker on Monday, May 18, 2015 - 9:00am

It’s a quintessential question: Can money buy happiness? The answer is: Yes, if it goes for the right things. Academic research shows that money buoys your happiness if you spend it on charity or other generous works and on buying experiences rather than things.

Ending a Bad Money Cycle

Submitted by Mary Beth Storjohann on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 3:00pm

Living paycheck to paycheck causes obvious stress. Even worse, it puts you at risk for financial disaster when an unexpected expense or loss of income drives you to credit cards and mushrooming debt. Here’s how to escape this vicious merry-go-round.

Risk of Helping Grown Kids

Submitted by Josh Patrick on Friday, May 22, 2015 - 12:00pm

You saved your entire life for the day you can retire. You brought up your children and you hope that they enjoy productive lives. Unfortunately, one of your children never seems to grow up: dropped out of school, continually got into trouble. You feel you must keep helping this kid – but can you afford to?

Credit Card Do’s and Don’ts

Submitted by Blake Faust on Friday, May 22, 2015 - 3:00pm

We all hear horror stories of credit cards’ risks, often about people who build up mountains of debt that take a lifetime to pay off. When used responsibly, though, credit cards can be some of your best friends in securing your long-term financial success. Here are a few do’s and don’ts.

Your Credit Report: Vital

Submitted by Kay Allen on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 3:00pm

Your credit report greatly influences whether you get a mortgage or other loan, take out insurance, rent a home or even secure a job. Few other numbers help or hurt your life so deeply. Here’s how to find and improve this key tool in your financial life.