money mistakes

Avoid These Classic Taxpayer Errors

Changing rules and new forms make it easy to make mistakes when filing taxes. Before sending your return, make sure you're not making these classic errors.

13 Common Money Mistakes to Avoid in 2013

The new year is upon us, and it's a great time to resolve to be better at managing your money in 2013 and beyond. To help you drill down on the biggest opportunities, here are 13 of the most common mistakes people make with their money.

Have You Made a Big Money Blunder? You're Not Alone

A new report reveals that two out of three middle-class Americans acknowledge having made at least one "really bad financial decision" -- at a median cost of $5,000. And that's not the only surprising fact in the results.

Would You Take a Payday Loan from Octomom?

"Octomom" Nadya Suleman has taken on some fairly sleazy jobs to support her super-sized family: reality TV star, stripper, porn actress. But this may be a new low. She's out to become America's most fecund financial adviser, shilling for a payday lending company called OctoLoan.

7 Money-Saving Moves That Will Cost You More Later

When it comes to saving money, too many of us try to cut expenses in the short term in ways that are almost guaranteed to cost us much more down the road. On NBC's Today Show, personal finance expert Jean Chatzky talks about how to avoid seven big mistakes that fall into the category of penny wise, but dollar foolish.

10 Things You Don't Want to Tell Yourself About Money

When it comes to money, mindset really matters. What you tell yourself over and over again becomes what you do -- over and over again. Don't fall into the trap of shoddy thinking: Here are 10 bad memes that can seriously mess up your financial health, and advice on how to avoid them.