Markets

9 signs you’re lying to yourself about money

Honesty goes a long way in personal finance, and we have to start with ourselves. If you tell yourself you don’t need to save for retirement because it’s years away or that it’s OK to have debt because everyone else does, you have some work to do. Replacing our white […]
9 signs you’re lying to yourself about money
Markets

The 7 biggest money mistakes people make before they retire

With more Americans than ever living past age 100, it’s important to prepare your finances for a long retirement. You can start by avoiding mistakes now that could leave you strapped for cash in your old age. Business Insider spoke with financial planner Richard Hall about some of the biggest […]
The 7 biggest money mistakes people make before they retire
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6 things I wish I could tell my 20-year-old self about money

Your 20s are a time in your life to figure things out, and that probably involves making a few mistakes along the way (I know I did!). Especially regarding money, there’s a lot to wade through and make sense of. I wish I could go back and tell my 20-year-old […]
6 things I wish I could tell my 20-year-old self about money
Strategy

8 things I wish I knew before I got divorced

My divorce was more amicable and less stressful than many, but even so, it was chock-full of unexpected financial landmines. I’ve learned that everything is more expensive when you’re single, from taxes to insurance to your phone service. Not only does spousal support leave me without disposable income, but the […]
8 things I wish I knew before I got divorced
Markets

6 sneaky ways coupons and sales actually make you spend more money

Business Insider spoke with marketing experts and found that coupons trick you into spending more money than you save. When using a coupon, most people feel so excited that they buy too much, buy items they don’t need, and spend over their budget. Tricky marketing tactics like “BOGO” sales and […]
6 sneaky ways coupons and sales actually make you spend more money