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Wealth Matters: From the Likes of the Roosevelts and the Hanes, Family Lessons Gleaned

Unlike many families that lose touch, families like the Roosevelts and Haneses have used their histories to stay together or at the very least, guide them.

The Truth About Your Future Self

In the moment where you simply want something, it’s really tempting to find justifications for it, and one of the easiest justifications is to simply say that your “future self” will pay for it. You can use a credit card, after all, or some kind of payment plan. Show More Summary

6 Ways to Cut Remodeling Costs Without Sacrificing Quality

Alamy Building an addition, finishing a basement, or updating a tired kitchen can add functionality and value to your home, along with making it more fun to live there. But these projects cost big bucks. The average cost of a modest family-room addition in 2014? $80,756. Show More Summary

Do Annuities Make Good Investments? What to Consider Before Purchasing

In a recent post’s comment section a reader expressed interest in seeing a article about annuities. While I don’t know much about annuities from personal experience, since I have yet to explore many of the possible retirement options, I did a little research on the subject. Show More Summary

Vacations You Can Take With Credit Card Rewards

The average vacation for a family of four rang in at a staggering $4,580 in 2014, according to a recent study from American Express. That total includes the cost of lodging, transportation, food, and entertainment, and of course the excessive taxes and fees that are levied on every component of your travel itinerary. Show More Summary

5 Frugal, Non-Depressing Ways to Spend NYE

New Year's Eve can be a dreaded holiday for both singles and frugal families. We all have friends who are jetting off to Vegas or going to the hottest boutique hotel's $250-a-head bash, but you don't have to! Here are five frugal, non-depressing ways to spend NYE: 1. Host a Champagne Potluck This...

5 DIY Cold Remedies to Stay Healthy All Season

It's that time of year again when you inevitably catch a cold and find yourself looking for the best and quickest ways to recover. All You has five natural DIY remedies you can whip up at home to boost your immune system and kick your...Show More Summary

The $65 Billion Tax Credit You Don't Have to Be Rich to Get

Getty Images It's almost tax time again, and before you know it, you'll be looking for every way you can find to cut your tax bill. All too often, though, many American taxpayers pass up available tax credits and deductions simply because they don't realize they're eligible. Show More Summary

10 Reasons Not to Join a Gym When Everyone Else Does

jupiterimages Don't let the headline deceive you. This is not an article that will provide you with excuses to sit in the recliner, eat chips and get fatter. It does not give you a list of reasons to avoid exercise. No, it gives youShow More Summary

Got a Gift That Just Isn't You? Be a Smart Returner

Jeff Greenberg/Alamy Now that all of the gifts have been unwrapped, you have three choices: use the present because you really do like it, put it in the back of the closet because you'll never use it but you may regift it next year,Show More Summary

Your Financial Checklist for Every Decade of Adulthood

Corbis Different seasons of your life call for different financial focuses. When you're young, you're in accumulation mode; as you age, your financial focus should be on preserving the money you've made. Wherever you fall on the age spectrum, here are the top financial moves you should make at every decade of life. In Your 20s Create a budget. Show More Summary

5 Factors That Surprisingly Don't Affect Your Credit Score

jupiterimages By Casey Bond By now, you're probably well aware of how important your credit score is to your financial well-being and likely do your best to dodge potential threats to that precious number. Late payments, hard credit inquiries -- you avoid them like the plague. Show More Summary

The 5 most important developments in climate change in 2014

This year may go down as one of the more consequential years for action to prevent the worst effects of climate change. I have written in the past about why fighting climate change is proving to be such a challenge, but an end-of-the-year reflection on what we are getting right might make for a refreshing change. Show More Summary

All I Want For My Birthday…

Good morning friends! And a very happy Boxing Day to you Canadians, UK’ians, Hong Kong’ians, Australians, New Zealanders, Kenyans, Jamaicans, Norway’ians and Swedes too. You all get to celebrate on the second best birthday there is out...Show More Summary

POPSUGAR Shout Out: Perfectly Printable 2015 Calendars

Ring in the new year with these excellent printable calendars - Smart Living Kick off 2015 with this fat-blasting workout - Fitness Find out how Jennifer Lawrence spent her Christmas Eve - Celebrity & News Employ these stylish bedroom...Show More Summary

Your Money: Affordable Care Act’s Tax Effects Now Loom for Filers

Issues that will be handled through the federal tax system include health insurance exemptions, penalties, and repayment of excess subsidies.

Q. and A.: How Affordable Care Act Rules Affect Your Taxes

Questions and answers about how to file a return this year, the first time taxpayers have to report their health care status to the I.R.S.

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