Are Americans Ready for Retirement?

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Are Americans Ready for Retirement?

Are Americans Ready for Retirement?

A global report shows that people are more prepared for retirement this year than they were in 2013 and 2012, but that relative improvement doesn’t mean much when you look at the details. A survey of 16,000 employees in 15 countries puts average retirement preparedness at 5.8 on a 10-point scale — anything below 6… Read More

I’m 56 & Reinventing My Career

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I’m 56 & Reinventing My Career

I’m 56 & Reinventing My Career

America: What’s your money story? Credit.com contributor Bob Sullivan is hitting the road to ask the people he meets across the U.S. that very question. Whether it’s your struggle with student loans, what you did when you lost your job, how you dealt with a house that was underwater or the ingenious way you paid… Read More

3 Ways You’re Sabotaging Your Financial Freedom

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3 Ways You’re Sabotaging Your Financial Freedom

3 Ways You’re Sabotaging Your Financial Freedom

Hitting big in Vegas, winning the lottery, inheriting a fortune and inventing the next billion-dollar idea can be paths to financial freedom. Unfortunately for most of us, our own path instead requires some smart decision-making, discipline, budgeting and real work. No matter the size of your paycheck, your financial moves can make a big impact… Read More

10 Terms You Need to Know If You Ever Plan to Retire

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10 Terms You Need to Know If You Ever Plan to Retire

10 Terms You Need to Know If You Ever Plan to Retire

In the modern economy, the responsibility for retirement largely falls to the individual. Being educated about this process can mean the difference between spending your retirement in vacation mode and working an additional decade. To secure the future you want, it’s important to plan. The earlier you start figuring it out (and saving!), the better…. Read More

6 Items You Should Consider Buying Used

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6 Items You Should Consider Buying Used

6 Items You Should Consider Buying Used

Tightening your budget doesn’t have to mean cutting out the things you need or even want. Thrift shops, garage or yard sales, online resources, flea markets and pawnshops are great sources of savings. Turning to these options can bring you the most value for your dollar because there are some things that most people simply… Read More

I’m a Professor Who Used to Live on Food Stamps

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I’m a Professor Who Used to Live on Food Stamps

I’m a Professor Who Used to Live on Food Stamps

When I was 11, I frequently dreamt that my parents won the lottery. This was despite the fact they rarely played, because we didn’t have money for “that kind of crap,” as my dad would say. Still, they bought tickets every now and then, usually when the jackpot was extraordinarily high, or when I pestered… Read More

This Kid Got Charged $300K for Pizza

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This Kid Got Charged $300K for Pizza

This Kid Got Charged $300K for Pizza

The world’s most expensive pizza costs $178 and is made of some rare, fine ingredients, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, so it’s fair to say the kid who was billed $300,000 for a Domino’s pie was seriously overcharged. Nathaniel Bolwell, a 19-year-old in the U.K., made a late-night pizza order to Domino’s… Read More

9 Impulse Purchases You Instantly Regret

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9 Impulse Purchases You Instantly Regret

9 Impulse Purchases You Instantly Regret

A new survey conducted by Bankrate.com reported that a quarter of Americans had no savings to weather financial hard times. It didn’t matter if the respondents were relatively higher earners: Folks are spending pretty much what they make. Impulse purchases are definitely a culprit here, along with the refusal to make saving a priority. The… Read More

14 Things You Need to Do to Be a Financial Adult

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14 Things You Need to Do to Be a Financial Adult

14 Things You Need to Do to Be a Financial Adult

Growing up is hard to do. And it’s even harder in today’s tough economy. With so many young adults moving back in with mom and dad, that line between childhood and adulthood is blurring. Whatever your financial situation, though, you can begin taking steps to become an independent financial adult. Even if you’re living at… Read More

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