Parents often believe the most recent request for money will be the last, the one that finally launches Junior on the path to success.
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Research shows that women tend to differ from men in their approach to investing.
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Markets are complicated, so we often rationalize that a complicated strategy is necessary to beat them. That logic is faulty.
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A Fed study finds that couples with higher credit scores are more likely to stay together.
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The radical premise of a new book suggests that free markets, even when they function perfectly, don’t operate to the benefit of all.
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Our bias in favor of U.S. stocks robs us of opportunities to invest in promising companies that happen to be based elsewhere.
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Extreme frugality may be a sign of a deeper emotional issue, but in most cases, you can learn to spend without pain.
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Be sure to have a complete investing strategy, including your plan to sell, in place before any mayhem occurs.
Discover how a trusted friend and a diary can make you a better investor.
Financial literacy is a key to fighting economic abuse.
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To protect your budget while shopping, be aware of the sneaky tricks that will trigger your urge to buy.
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Trusted financial professionals can be among the first to spot a problem that's more than just normal forgetfulness.
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Many companies will raise your annual retirement contribution for you--no need to lift a finger.
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One-third of adults who combine finances with a partner or spouse have committed financial infidelity.
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Data from investors' brain activity, prices, trading volume and social-media chatter help detect an overpriced stock market.
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Set realistic, attainable goals, declare them publicly and develop a detailed action plan.
Research shows that women prefer a personalized approach that focuses more on goals than on results.
When top dogs fall to being underdogs, watch out that you're not along for the ride.
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Playing games makes people feel good. Can that translate into saving and spending more wisely?
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Educated investors are often too confident in their own capacity to evaluate a deal.
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Just the thought of money can make us focus more on ourselves than on others.
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Be an Anglophile and adopt this British investing approach to ease young investors into stocks.
We tend to pay off the card with the smallest balance first, regardless of the interest rate.
This book on how our minds’ intuitive and logical parts work together can help us recognize investing mistakes.
Giving up a lump sum in favor of a series of payments may wreak havoc with our mental accounts.
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Both of these extreme spending personalities suffer pain and guilt when faced with opening up their wallets. Here's how you can strike a better balance.
The relationship between happiness and income can be summed up in a simple equation, but really, it's complicated.
You'll beat tricky merchants and let bad shoppers pay for your bargain.
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Believing in the illusion of control, or the ability to forecast the future, can cause overconfidence in investors and harm to your portfolio.
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Step one: Recognize -- and overcome -- the psychological hurdles that influence our behavior.
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Don't let tricky marketing ploys influence your financial decisions and get you to spend more.
Don't let an inundation of news scare you away from your long-term investing strategy.
Set goals and monitor your spending and saving to strengthen your financial resolve.
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