3 of the worst ways to spend your tax refund

As refund checks arrive, many of us are making plans for the “extra” money.  Some of us will be responsible, and others will blow the money and party like it’s 1999.  What are you going to spend your refund on?

Click here to find out the 3 worst ways to spend your tax refund.

How Cars Affect your Financial Freedom

It’s not that I don’t want a really fancy car, it is just that there is something I want a bit more: financial freedom. Car payments are many times the #1 obstacle that causes the average family not to achieve financial stability. Spend some time thinking about your current car situation.  Are your car purchases making your bank richer or you?

Here is a great read about “How Your Car Affects Your Financial Freedom.”

The Boring Secret to Getting Rich

Many people dream of becoming rich but don’t have any idea how to make it happen.  There’s no magic formula, but there are many steps you can take to gain an advantage.  The secret to getting rich is simply doing what most people can’t.

Click here to learn Money Magazine’s boring secret to getting rich.

10 Ways To Prevent Money From Ruining Your Marriage

Arguments about money are by far the top predictor of divorce. It’s no secret that fighting about money puts a huge strain on a relationship. Money issues are so troublesome that people who say they’re experiencing stress in their relationship cite “finances” as the number one reason.

This may seem like a grim prognosis for married couples, but it doesn’t have to be.  There are various steps that experts say couples can take to avoid letting money matters get the best of their marriage.

So whether you’re about to say “I do” or money problems have you thinking maybe “I don’t anymore” the following tips can help prevent money from destroying  your relationship.

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In Your 20s? 30s? 40s? 50s? 60s? The Best Financial Goals for Every Age

We’ve devised a little roadmap of goals that everyone can follow to make sure they are meeting the right financial goals for their age.  Of course, you can accomplish any of these goals sooner, but this is a good general map of where you should be at any given age:

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10 Reasons You’re Not Rich Yet

No matter how much you earn you could be creating your own barriers to financial success without even knowing it. Here are 10 things you might be doing that are preventing you from achieving financial freedom.

Click here to read Money Magazine’s 10 Reasons You’ll Never Be Rich. 

Financial Habits That Will Make You Sexier

Ditch the makeup and hair products. Your budgeting skills might be the thing you should really show off on your next date.  Money skills are more important than even good looks when seeking a mate!

In a recent survey about relationships and finances, MONEY found that both baby boomers and millennials agree on the three most attractive traits in a potential mate: a sense of humor, compassion, and—yes—financial responsibility. For both groups, those qualities all rank higher than physical chemistry, diligence, and even intellect.

Click here to find MONEY’s survey results on the most attractive traits.

The Recipe for Building a $1 Million Retirement Plan

The 401(K) has become America’s number one way to save for retirement.  The stock market’s recent bull streak has not only pushed the average 401(k) plan balance to record highs, but also boosted the ranks of a new breed of retirement investor: the 401(k) millionaire.  To join this “Million Dollar Club,” you need to learn all the right ingredients to this recipe.

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