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A Winning Strategy for Saving: These Sites Make It a Game

With interest rates so low these days, it's hard to get motivated about putting money into a savings account. But it is important to save, and so services have popped up that use other methods to encourage us. Two in particular -- SaveUp and SmartyPig -- turn saving and paying down debts into a game.

7 Ways to Encourage Your Kids to Develop Good Money Habits

Low interest rates have made convincing kids to open savings accounts a tougher sell. You can't just tell a 9-year-old to save because it's good for her -- you need an incentive, like prospect of a great return. So here are seven ideas to help your kids profitably put their money to work.

Money-Life Balance: What It Is and How to Get It

We're all know about work-life balance -- the idea of hitting that sweet spot where one's home life is rich and full, and doesn't collide with one's career. But how about money-life balance, when you can enjoy your earnings without racking up uncomfortable debt? Too few of us have that: Here are some tips on how to get it.