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Personal Finance Forecasts For Americans Over 50

Last week, Next Avenue kicked off our weekly series of forecasts for Americans over 50 with predictions for the future of their health over the next five and 10 years — plus a Jetsons forecast beyond that. Now it’s my turn to do something similar for the personal finances of Americans over 50. Credit: Shutterstock Over the next three

Five Personal Finance Rules You Should Be Following

Managing money properly is one of the most common things that people struggle with on a day-to-day basis. Though it can be difficult to carefully track your finances, failure to do so can have a significant negative impact on your life, in some cases resulting in bankruptcy or an inability to ever create decent savings.

How To Stop Boring Students When Teaching Personal Finance

Is your personal finance lesson spongeworthy? In one of the most memorable Seinfeld episodes of all-time, Elaine’s preferred contraceptive sponge is pulled off the market, causing her to hoard her existing stash. With a limited supply, Elaine agonizes over whether the man she’s dating is “spongeworthy” or if she should wait for a better catch. Elaine’s dilemma