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Gary Brooks: Plan to prevent bad money moves

When managing personal finances and investments, people frequently exhibit irrational behavior for different reasons. If you're one of these folks, be fair to yourself: It doesn't even take a spate of market zigzags like October's to prod you into...

Sterling Raskie: Knowing needs from wants

Making more money is not a necessary step to achieve your goals. If you truly wish to save more, you have to know how to identify a want in disguise of a need.

Sometimes, when you save for large goals in the future, such as retirement or a down ...

Ugly Christmas sweaters bask in mainstream appeal

CHICAGO -- If you have been invited to an ugly Christmas sweater party -- which is likely these days -- you have some decisions to make.

You could go the traditional route and rifle through the thrift store racks for a $5 itchy wool monstrosity ...