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Money Moves for Gen Y (Pt. 1)

Submitted by Jeff Rose on Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 3:00pm

Some young adults seem stuck: Baby boomers took the best of what’s available and those nearing middle age always stand in line just ahead of millennials. If you’re a millennial, born between 1980 and 2000, you just need to change habits and work harder on your finances.

Easing the Money/Love Clash

Submitted by Eve Kaplan on Friday, February 13, 2015 - 12:00pm

Do you and your spouse ever scream at each other over spending? You’re not alone: More than one in four American couples fight about money. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, let’s see how one couple with severe financial differences avoided divorce.

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.

Are You Protected Online?

Submitted by Joseph A. Clark on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 3:00pm

We feel safe in a diminishing number of places these days, and online sure isn’t one. Identity theft and cyberattacks seem to run rampant almost every day. How can you fend off intrusions that might cost you agonizing hours – not to mention a lot of money – to correct?

Why to Avoid 401(k) Loans

Submitted by Roger Wohlner on Monday, February 9, 2015 - 12:00pm

Many 401(k) plans allow you to take a loan against what you saved. Such money, though, comes with catches. Overall, tapping your tax-advantaged retirement savings is a bad idea because it saps your retirement kitty.

Kids’ Harsh Money Lessons

Submitted by Harold Wong on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 12:00pm

After last Christmas, millions of people – including maybe you – returned gifts you didn’t want and either exchanged or just pocketed a refund. The process only increased the pressure that exhausts everyone, especially parents: Rush and spend to the limit of your credit, often to help your kids. Your kids are watching, though, and for their own good you must teach realities about money.