REAL MONEY Excerpts from the Experts
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CHICZ MAGAZINE 5 money tipz for women of all ages
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MOMSTAR The Wall Street Journal Financial Guidebook for New Parents
Bringing home your bouncing baby boy or girl should be an exciting time of celebration not cause for worry about how youre going to pay for feeding, clothing, and caring for your new bundle of joy ... Posted on 9/17/10 at 5:49 AM
Millions of Americans celebrate receiving an income tax refund each year. Many of these same people live each month under the burden of financial hardship, struggling to make ends meet, often falling behind on living expenses and debt obligations.
Financial literacy, including saving and spending habits, decision making skills, and how to be a smart consumer, are often topics discussed at the kitchen table - by parents. These are tools, however, that prepare youth for life-long successful financial decision making.
A January poll hosted on the National Foundation for Credit Counseling NFCC) website asked consumers if they had a spending problem, savings problem, neither or both. The overwhelming majority, 62 percent, identified themselves as having problems related to both spending and saving.
There are 5.5 million family-owned businesses in the United States, according to Family Enterprise USA. These companies often unite family members behind a common purpose, but conflicts can arise when professional and personal lives overlap.
Between packing for college, buying school supplies and recovering from sticker shock, parents may be too bogged down to remember to pass on some pointers regarding finances as their child leaves the nest.
An estate sale is often held when a person is looking to liquidate and sell personal items within a home. Estate sales can take place during stressful or emotional situations such as a divorce, the death of a family member or the need to downsize before a move.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently announced that it would soon begin examining credit reporting agencies to confirm that they are producing accurate credit reports and that consumers have the ability to dispute errors on their reports.
Almost half of all adult Americans—or nearly 100 million people—either have never been married or are divorced or widowed. Many of these people incorrectly decide that financial planning is something that only married people do, but it’s always advisable to make sound financial decisions that will pay off now and in the future.
Seventy-six percent of Americans are stressed about money, according to research by the American Psychological Association, and more than two-thirds of employers say that contributed to higher health costs, employee absences and lost productivity.
Congress recently extended the payroll tax cut, so millions of Americans will continue to receive a fatter paycheck. However, a recent National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC) poll revealed that 66 percent of workers did not realize that their paychecks were larger, in spite of the 2 percent payroll tax cut having been in place for more than a year.r.
The good news: We’re all living longer. The bad news: We’re all going to have to come up with a way to pay our living expenses for our longer lives. How do you make sure your retirement income lasts as long as you do?
At the click of a mouse, unlicensed payday lenders located in other states are cashing in on Minnesota consumers. As Minnesotans struggle financially in tough economic circumstances, some payday lenders are taking their business online, charging customers big fees for small cash loans.
A National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC) September online poll revealed that twenty-four percent of more than 1,400 respondents would not tell their spouse if experiencing financial difficulties.
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