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11 Weird Businesses Hollywood Celebrities Actually Run

by Sharen Hoekstraon March 7, 2017
Hollywood’s finest might be busy enough with their movie careers, but in their spare time, celebrities—from moms like Jessica Alba to teens like Jaden Smith—make it a priority to invest in some sometimes unexpected secondary gigs, even if it’s not quite in line with their primary showbiz career. Just this week, for instance, Gwyneth Paltrow […]

3 Artistic Beauty Looks That Are Actually Easy to Do

by Sharen Hoekstraon March 7, 2017
With everything you’ve got going on in life, it’s easy to slip into makeup-routine autopilot. That is, until you see beauty looks like these. Get inspired by this trio of standout looks, created by makeup guru Michael Anthony, for when you’re sick of the same old thang all day, every day. This bold statement is […]

12 Things You Should Stop Doing to Your Nails Now And Forever

by Sharen Hoekstraon March 7, 2017
Perhaps you're determined to stop biting your nails or peeling off your gel polish (it's a hard habit to break, I get it). Or maybe just want to maintain your nail health (yes, please!) or learn how to fake a just-from-the-salon type of mani (also yes). Whatever the case, you'll want to put nail pro […]

Investing: The Money Blind Spot For Millennials

by Sharen Hoekstraon January 27, 2017
The Millennial generation — the kids of boomers and Generation X — seems to really get the importance of saving. But based on four new surveys I’ve seen, Millennials also seem to have a blind spot when it comes to investing. If you’re the parent of a Generation Y son or daughter, I strongly encourage […]

Is A 529 Plan The Best Way To Save For College?

by Sharen Hoekstraon January 26, 2017
For folks who expect to foot the bill for their kids’ college and maybe even graduate school education, it’s not a matter of whether to save but how to. There are state-sponsored 529 college savings plans, fancy gift trusts for education and plain old vanilla taxable savings accounts. Is one better than the other? “You’re […]

10 Things To Know About IRS Forms 1099 At Tax Time

by Sharen Hoekstraon January 26, 2017
It's that time of year again, when IRS Forms 1099 arrive. Perhaps no one likes IRS Forms 1099 except the IRS. The agency loves them, because they allow for the easy computer matching of Form 1099 data against tax returns. Businesses may not like sending the forms out, but there are penalties for failing to issue them. Besides, no […]

Celebrities Obsessed With Their Cats

by Sharen Hoekstraon January 26, 2017
Meow! Hollywood is full of crazy cat ladies and gents. Celebs like Taylor Swift, Russell Brand, Katy Perry and Ed Sheeran are absolutely in love with their felines — and with good reason. (They're adorable!) Check out the photos below to see these stars and more cuddle their purring pets. Taylor Swift The singer documents […]

3 Reasons Why You Need A Retirement Coach In 2017

by Sharen Hoekstraon January 26, 2017
Retirement coaching is a relatively new industry with a lot of misconceptions about it. Unfortunately, there is a sterile, outdated image of it that can include things that look like a combination of therapy, consulting, and an endless array of assessments to evaluate one’s capacity or “readiness” to retire. But retirement coaching is going through […]

What Do I Owe Again? 6 Tips For College Seniors Facing Down Student Loan Debt

by Sharen Hoekstraon January 26, 2017
The summer before my senior year of college, I was scrolling through my email when one subject line caught my eye: “Finish Line Grant.” I clicked on it. “Dear Alex,” it read. “We are excited to let you know that you have been awarded a Finish Line Grant – a scholarship given to you by […]

7 Decisions That Can Lead You To Financial Misery

by Sharen Hoekstraon January 26, 2017
One of the most controversial and trending topics to discuss today. Who is trolling whom— and what is the real agenda behind all those stories that you see on social media? When it comes to making money decisions, you need to decide what advice is real or fake—or be able to see the agenda behind […]