money mistakes

Are you worried about getting swindled out of your savings or losing everything in a crash? Alice Finn, the author of Smart
There's nothing wrong with a little laziness. After all, someone has to make the overachievers of the world look good. When your lazy tendencies begin to have a negative impact on your finances, however, it's time to change your behavior.
Summer is the most carefree season but that doesn't mean you have to relax your budget to enjoy it. There are plenty of free things to do this summer that allow you to make the most of warm weather.
To help save you a headache and some cash, Worth It...Not Worth It? author Jack Otter shares three innocent money mistakes
Though you might feel settled, becoming complacent could impact your financial well-being. Don't fall prey to these common money mistakes that people often make in their 40s.
Navigating your finances in your 20s is tough enough without everyone and their brother tossing in their two cents about what you should and shouldn't do. Friends and family may mean well in offering up guidance, but sometimes the things they preach are just plain wrong.
Many budgets are like leaky buckets -- they are full of holes. Most holes are small and hardly noticeable, but those little drips can add up over time. Well, it's time to patch up your leaky budget and start saving a greater chunk of your paycheck.
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Since it's probably safe to say that many of us haven't read the U.S. tax code verbatim, there's quite a lot of room for error when it comes to correctly filling out forms and filing your return.
While building up a credit score and credit history is ingrained in virtually every American today, we are seldom presented with information that can make the tasks at hand less perilous. Below is a simple list of mistakes to avoid as you use credit cards.
Suze: Right Track Suze: Wrong Way Suze: Right Track Scenario 2: After landing a new job with a great salary, you plan to
What she should have done: Hooper says that not only are your 20s a good time to start saving, they're a good time to start
Whether you're ready for it or not, your future will come, and when it does (usually quicker than expected), you will likely
As I see it, there are only three big mistakes (not 300 tiny ones) that will completely torpedo your financial future. These three mistakes are almost impossible to reverse -- especially once they become habits.
The money decisions you make today can lead to either a secure or a scary financial future. Don't be tricked into being complacent. Think ahead, plan ahead -- and avoid these 13 money mistakes that could haunt you for years to come.
Think tracking your spending is all there is to money management? You might notice your debt shrinking and your savings growing, but you could be doing a lot more to fatten your piggy bank.
So what are the most common financial blunders that newlyweds tend to make? We asked financial pros to pinpoint the eight biggest offenders -- and then offer up some advice for how to help right them early on.
If you're part of the minority and are putting money away regularly, congratulations -- it's an important part of laying the groundwork for a more secure financial future. But just because your balance is growing doesn't mean there isn't room for improvement in the way you save.
If you're in high school and all you've got is an allowance, a part-time job and occasional birthday checks from Grandma, you're still ready to become money-savvy. The smarter you are with your cash, the farther it will stretch.