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[WATCH] Millennials Resorting to Payday Loans to Help Make Ends Meet

Here are some better ways to manage day-to-day financial challenges

“Millennials confront greater difficulties – including economic uncertainty, student debt – than those who came…

By Stacey Tisdale

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Creating A Financial Plan You Can Stick To

Why so many of us have trouble with the ‘B’ word

The word ‘budget’ conjures up feelings of deprivation and sacrifice – feelings humans avoid. Seeing…

By Stacey Tisdale

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Part 2: How to Make Financial Resolutions Stick

There's a science to change

“Change is a process. The key to successfully changing behavior is knowing where you…

By Stacey Tisdale

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[WATCH] Trade Unused Gift Cards for Cash, Different Cards, or Charity

Three options that can help you pay bills, pay down debt, or help a cause

GiftCardGranny.com compares the offers of several potential buyers, allowing you to pick the best. …

By Stacey Tisdale

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[WATCH] BE’s Stacey Tisdale Talks Keeping Spending and Emotions in Check on ABC’s ‘Here and Now’

Protecting your budget from the holiday urge to splurge

‘Tis the season when even the best budgeters have a hard time staying on track,…

By Stacey Tisdale

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3 Questions to Keep Your Emotions and Spending in Check this Holiday Season

Taking an honest look at why you feel pressured to spend

There’s more to holiday overspending than just dollars and cents. This story looks at some…

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For many Americans, a big part of the holidays involve giving presents to others. But it’s perfectly fine and feasible to not give gifts to family and friends and still enjoy the holiday season.
	
In fact, if the tough economy or a job layoff has taken a toll on your household budget, this could be the year to not spend any money at all on gifts. Even if you do have money in a bank account to spend, it’s important to realize that there are plenty of other ways to celebrate the season without making all the festivities centered on gift-giving.

	Still, the average American is expected to spend $704 on holiday gifts in 2011, according to the National Retail Federation. Should you opt out of this year’s holiday shopping frenzy like the folks who’ve joined Buy Nothing Day? Perhaps. Here are five reasons why it might be wise not to spend any money at all on gifts on Black Friday and this entire holiday season. —Lynnette Khalfani-Cox

Ho Ho No! Parents Tapping Retirement to Buy Holiday Presents

Survey finds parents sacrificing short and long-term financial security

“Our long-term goals, such as retirement savings and having an emergency fund, should always take…

By Stacey Tisdale

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Where to Find the Best Deals During Cyber Week

Here are the biggest discounts to be found this holiday season

“The four days starting from Black Friday were filled with deals,” says Jie Zhang, an…

By Stacey Tisdale

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Giving Tuesday: 5 Reasons Women Are the More Generous Gender

New survey finds women give 'more' for different reasons

“When women give, they want to see the effects of what they do. They…

By Stacey Tisdale

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5 Things to Think About When Friends and Family Ask For Loans

How to handle the pressure to lend

Almost everyone has a story about asking for a loan from a friend or…

By Stacey Tisdale

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Breaking the Rules to Reach Retirement Goals

How a new approach to retirement investing is boosting their bottom line

“When you look at the social and economic realities of the day, particularly the fact…

By Stacey Tisdale

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How to Reprogram Your Brain to Save Money

Moving past our natural tendency to avoid long-term planning

When it comes to managing the our brain’s hardwiring against saving, Klonz says the solution…

By Stacey Tisdale

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[WATCH] Part 1: Luxury and Adventure on a Budget: Maldives

BE’s luxury travel on a budget series in Maldives, Zanzibar, and Costa Rica

Diving with whale sharks, flyboarding in turquoise blue water, and an unforgettable stay in an…

By Kandia Johnson

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African American ‘Gen-Xodus’ and ‘Baby Boom Bail’ Coming for High-Priced Big Apple

High cost of living in New York City driving African Americans out

A study by the AARP finds that African American Gen Xers and Baby Boomers plan…

By Stacey Tisdale

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Celebrity Chef Marcus Samuelsson Shares Recipes for Financial and Entrepreneurial Success

Red Rooster restaurant owner shares wisdom and insights at REFRAME: The Summit conference

At 23 to 28 [to] 29, I was ahead of where I thought I would…

By Stacey Tisdale

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Attention Consumers: ATM and Overdraft Fees Are Climbing

How to keep more of your money in your pocket

While the best way to avoid these fees are to keep good records, stick to…

By Stacey Tisdale

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Sachia Vickery, Playing it Safe With Her Money, Playing to Win on the Tennis Court

Sacrifice, Love, and ‘Team Family’ lifting Sachia Vickery to tennis elite

Rising tennis star Sachia Vickery, ranked 133 in the world, and her family shares their…

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[WATCH] B.E.’s Stacey Tisdale Talks ‘Kids and Money’ on NBC’s “Positively Black”

How parents can raise money smart kids

Communication: We must have open and honest conversations about money with our children so…

By Stacey Tisdale

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The 3 Lies We ALL Tell Ourselves About Money

And the truths that will change your relationship with your finances forever

Through her many years as an activist in everything from fighting poverty and hunger around…

By Stacey Tisdale

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Feature: When Going Back to School Makes ‘Cents’

Alternative Medicine Student T.Cleo Austin sets up long-term career plan and helps Tanzanians

“I wanted to do something that better reflected my philosophy in life and work in…

By Dayvee Sutton

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