personal finance

When you make the jump into retirement, what will catch you? On this edition of Up to Date, the Smart Money Experts discuss the long-term prospects of Social Security and Medicare and how to prepare for an uncertain future. We also take a look at cyber-security and protecting your personal information in the digital era.

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The financial ripples from Britain's decision to leave the European Union were felt  on this side of the pond, leaving plenty of Americans wondering how the departure affects their monetary plans. While many details surrounding the split remain up in the air, Up To Date's Smart Money Experts have sage advice to keep skittish savers grounded.

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If you've planned a wedding lately, you know it's neither easy nor cheap, with the average wedding in the U.S. costing more than $30,000. On this edition of Up To Date, the Smart Money Experts discuss some common financial pitfalls to avoid before and after your nuptials.

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It's widely acknowledged that college graduates earn more than non-graduates, but given the ever-increasing cost of higher education, is it still worth the investment? Up To Date's Smart Money Experts weigh in. Also, an update on recent financial headlines. 

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Inspired by KCUR's series, When I'm 64, we examine the future of retirement. Will it still be around for future generations, or will it become something entirely different?

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Money is the leading cause of stress in many relationships. On this edition of Up To Date, a panel of Certified Financial Planners discusses solutions to common monetary problems couples face. 

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  • Alex Petrovic is founder of Petrovic Financial Services.
  • David Jackson is with the Financial Planning Association.
  • Barbara McMahon is the president of Innovest Financial Partners in Brookside.

At the end of the year, a lot of financial planning is about taxes, but retirement, education savings and gift-giving can play into the equation as well. On this edition of Up to Date, the Financial Planners give some year-end advice, and Steve Kraske chats with them about what the interest rate increase might mean for you.

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It’s been a big year for Blooom, the Leawood, Kansas, based finance-tech company.

In addition to taking home a $50,000 grant from LaunchKC during Techweek in September, the company has just been crowned the first-ever winner of the "One in a Million" startup competition, presented by the Kauffman Foundation's 1 Million Cups program.

The grand prize — $10,000.

Experts say financial planning is often key to financial success but one of the biggest challenges is finding the right person to manage your money. A panel of wealth management professionals offer advice on how to find someone who is competent, trustworthy, and interested in helping you achieve your financial goals.

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Schools don’t teach financial literacy to kids these days, so that makes it even more important to teach some of those skills at home. From playing “store” with your kids to teaching them how to balance a budget, Up To Date's panel of financial planners discuss how to talk about money at different stages of growing up. 

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Advice on money management often seems geared towards the affluent. On this edition of Up To Date, a panel of financial planners give advice on managing and improving finances for those of modest means. 

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So, you want to go into business for yourself. Live the dream. Become your own boss. What's the best attitude to have going into it, and what are the practical steps you should take to lay the groundwork? Plus, how to ensure you're building a dream, rather than a nightmare.

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With the foliage at its finest, "For Sale" signs are popping up in front of houses all over town. Home ownership is a staple of the American Dream but in reality renting may make more sense.

On Monday's Central Standard, the Cash Money Crew explores the age old question of whether to rent or buy.

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  • Lucas Bucl, Financial Planner, KHC Wealth Management 
  • David Jackson, Financial Planning Association
  • Sandi Weaver, Financial Security Advisors

Financial Behavior

Feb 18, 2013

Paying bills, making purchases and balancing a checkbook all seem like straight forward actions with money. But a person's behavior toward money and wealth and how they integrate it into their lives is a psychological and sociological issue as well.