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Savannah Guthrie, aerobics instructor? Stars share their #firstsevenjobs

Camp counselor? Baby sitter? See how your earliest jobs match up with those from celebrities who shared their #firstsevenjobs.

Maximize the Resale Value of Your Car

Did you know... There are some easy things you can do to get more money for your used car, with a little less stress! First, spruce up your vehicle - and not just the interior. A good wash on the outside and a thorough detailing on the...Show More Summary

Zeek Review: Buy & Sell Discount Vouchers & Gift Cards

Zeek is a new marketplace for buying and selling gift vouchers & cards. I gave it a go to see how it performs. Read on for our Zeek review. Continue reading Zeek Review: Buy & Sell Discount Vouchers & Gift Cards at Money Watch - Personal Finance Blog.

Where The Flexible Jobs Are For People 50+

Flex work, like telecommuting, is the number one factor when people 50+ evaluating job prospects, a FlexJobs survey finds.

Income Investors Just Got A Gift From The SEC

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 14: SEC Chairman Mary Jo White testifies during a Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, June 14, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images) Cheap bonds are hard to find in a world dominated by negative short-term interest rates. Record-low [...]

6 In 10 Parents Aren't Using A 529 To Save For College

In the most recent How America Saves For College report, only 37% of college savers are using 529 plans. Find out why.

How To Pick An Active Manager

In my previous post, I wrote about when investors should consider selecting an active manager rather than investing in a passive index fund. Investors who decide that an active manager makes sense must then sort through many different fund options to select the fund that is best for their portfolio. [...]

5 Most Shocking Facts From The Latest Report On Public Service Loan Forgiveness

Image courtesy of Student Loan Hero Hoping to have your student loan debt wiped away? You might be holding out for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF). The program allows borrowers who work for government, non-profit, or other public service organizations to discharge their student loans after making 10 years of qualifying payments. [...]

How Much Does Appearance Really Matter?

We’re all told that appearances shouldn’t matter — we shouldn’t judge other people by their appearances or make a priority of keeping up with the Joneses. But you’d think that we wouldn’t have to keep reinforcing these beliefs on appearance if they are such universal truths. We’d have no problem avoiding spending money on things […]

31 Days to Financial Independence (Day 7): Cutting and Minimizing Debt

“31 Days to Financial Independence” is an ongoing series that appears every Thursday on The Simple Dollar. You might want to start this series from the beginning! Last time, we talked about something that I referred to as the “big boost“:...Show More Summary

Figuring Out What Safe And Guaranteed Really Mean?

Don’t assume common financial terms like safe, guaranteed, or flexible mean the same thing to all the players involved

How This Blogger Wrote Her Way To A Six-Figure Salary - Part 2

A lot of people have excellent writing skills, yet they have no idea how to parlay those skills into a writing career. They don’t have any contacts, nor do they know which online platforms are best for getting work. They have the passion and the drive, but don’t know how to start. My course answers every question I have ever been asked and then some.

Get More Done: Productivity Tips From Work-At-Home Pros

Only seven percent of workers name their office as their most productive venue when they’ve got work to do, according to a recent FlexJobs survey. But working at home can be equally distracting. Here's some advice on getting it all done.

Older Adults Not A Focus For Presidential Candidate Jill Stein

Although Jill Stein hasn't said much on retirement security, caregiving or long-term care, the Green Party nominee has favored a 'Medicare-for-all' plan.

Picking Health Insurance 'Worse Than Talking To Your Ex,' Says Survey

Shutterstock How much do wedread picking ourhealth-care plans? More than talking with an ex or walking across hot coals — at least according to 48% of those surveyed by insurer Aflac. Hyperbole? Sure, but that doesn’t make survey results released todayin Aflac’s Open Enrollment Survey ring less true. The endless tumult surrounding [...]

How To Survive Divorce After 50

Shutterstock I was recently talking to a dear friend in her 50s whose husband recently announced that he wanted a divorce. As I talked to her, she reflected not only on the 30+ years of marriage that was coming to an end but also the end of her identity as she [...]

Survey: More Than One-Third Of Working Millennials Have A Side Job

Workers ages 18 to 34 are far outpacing any other age group when it comes to hustling with a side gig to earn some extra cash.

Why SoFi Is Better Than Wells Fargo

Investors love growth -- something I look for when Iputmymoney intocompanies.The most valuable public companies are large and growing faster than 20% -- such as Amazon (at the end of 2015 I wrote about why it was a buy) which has enjoyed a 21% surge in its stock pricethis year. But [...]

Party Like Wells Fargo, But What Happens Tax-Wise If You Forfeit Pay?

Returning compensation hurts tax-wise too. Unless you're careful, your employer and the IRS can leave you holding the bag.

3 Ways People With High Credit Scores Are Hurting Their Financial Health

So you've cracked 700—congratulations! But are you sabotaging your good financial standing with these not-so-smart money moves?

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