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Is Your Spouse Hiding Money?

Americans keep plenty of secrets when it comes to money — some they even keep from their significant others. One in three people in a relationship say they have hidden cash from their partner. Experts say when you make your budget, make sure each member of the couple gets a certain amount of money to spend on what they want to each month without many strings attached — which can help prevent couples feeling the need to hide cash or spend secretly.

Money Mistakes 30-Somethings Shouldn’t Make

Choices you make in your 30s will determine how you will be living in your 60s. Yahoo!Finance has some mistakes you should avoid making now.

How to Fire Your Financial Adviser

If you’ve been unhappy with your financial adviser, but have been putting off firing him, here are some tips on how to fire him without angst.

How to Save for Retirement on a Low Income

Saving for retirement is especially difficult when you are earning a small salary. However, there are a variety of ways you can begin building a nest egg, even if you are receiving small paychecks. Try these strategies to build a nest egg with a small salary.

Can You Make $1000 a Month in Retirement?

There is a lot of talk about how much money one should save for retirement and what percentage of assets retirees can withdraw each year.  Many retirees hope to preserve their principal, living off just their investments.  That sounds simple enough, but how does it actually play out with different investment options?

How to Ask for a Raise

You’re ready to ask your boss for more money, but the problem with asking for a raise is that there are only a few ways it could go right, and so many ways it could go wrong. Here are the 10 biggest mistakes you can make when asking for a raise.

How to Deal With a Bad Contractor

If a contractor left your home renovation project unfinished or did a poor job, US News Money presents some of your options.

Rejuvenate Your Retirement

The South Barrington Park District is offering the “Rejuvenate Your Retirement” program at the South Barrington Community Center, 3 Tennis Club Ln., S. Barrington on Thurs, Sept 25 & Oct 2 at 1:30-3:30 pm, or Tues, Sept. 30 & Oct. 7 at 9:30-11:30 am. For more info, call 847-381-7515

9 Bad Personal Finance Habits

Personal finance is a big task comprised of a lot of little everyday decisions. Click on the link for nine of the worst personal finance habits, and how to break them.

Overdraft Coverage for Debit Cards

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau reports that on average people tend to incur a median overdraft fee of $34 on debit card transactions of $24 or less. That’s the equivalent of an annual rate of 17,000 percent. You might want to think twice about using your debit card if it means incurring an overdraft fee.