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Tools You Can Use For The Most Difficult Aging Parent Conversations

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 19:31:00 -0500

Awkward conversations about end of life issues and health care preferences are essential if we want control over the last part of our lives. The American Bar Assn offers free a free Consumer's Tool Kit to help with advance healthcare planning. You and your aging parent can try it out.

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Quarterly 13Fs: Endless Flailing, Courage Failing

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 17:54:00 -0500

Reviewing a dozen high profile operators’ 13Fs, too many portfolios show static ratios as low as 10%. This pattern of 40% sells, 40% buys spells hyperactive money management, never a felicitous indicator.

The War Between Millennials And Boomers Is A Myth

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 17:37:00 -0500

A Next Avenue Influencer Aging and AARP exec on what's really happening

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The Big Changes Ahead For Boomer Workers

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 15:21:00 -0500

Disruptions will be enormous, but so will opportunities

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How Investors Will Benefit As Facebook And Twitter Replace Traditional News

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 15:15:00 -0500

Facebook and Twitter have already replaced broadcast TV, cable TV, and newspapers for lots of Americans. By becoming trusted news sources, Facebook and Twitter are creating a lot of value for shareholders that the market has not yet recognized.

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The Salary Chronicles: I Negotiated A $20K Raise, But Made One Big Mistake

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 15:12:00 -0500

What do you do when a coworker tells you you’re being wildly underpaid? This woman faced that situation and successfully negotiated a $20k raise. But she made one big, costly mistake.

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What You Need To Know Before You Start A Business

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:24:00 -0500

Have you ever wanted to be your own boss? You better read this before making the leap and packing up your cubicle.

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Budget: Good And Bad News For Older Americans

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:34:00 -0500

An elder advocate on the sense and nonsense of the budget process

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Litecoin Reaches 1-Month High After Hard Fork

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 12:28:00 -0500

What caused Litecoin's recent rally?

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Five Reasons You're Not Maximizing Your Rewards Program

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 11:54:00 -0500

You’ve likely been accumulating credit card points or miles, but are you cashing out these points for less than they’re worth? A lot of people know how points work—but what they don’t know is what they’re doing wrong.

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8 Reasons Your Portfolio Needs Crisis Insurance Right Now

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 10:34:00 -0500

If we are closer to a top and we start seeing early signs of a correction, it’s important to adopt a defensive investment strategy before a more serious crash occurs.

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Kimco Realty Rings The Register With Albertson/Rite Aid Merger

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 10:18:00 -0500

Back in 2006 Kimco invested in the Albertsons consortium, due to the potential value from the grocer’s real estate.

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3 Biotech Stocks To Avoid

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 10:07:00 -0500

Buyer beware: These stocks sell for more than 100 times revenues.

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Tax Reform Sparks Interest In Life Insurance and Secondary Markets

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:43:00 -0500

The Tax Cuts and Job Act is now on the books, impacting almost all Americans in a significant way. But, it might come as a surprise to many that the tax cuts and recently passed laws might impact the valuation of your life insurance policy.

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Do You Really Need Long-Term Care Insurance?

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 08:32:00 -0500

Do you need to buy a long-term care policy? If so, how much and what will it cost? Some answers to hard questions.

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Sell Your Reit Fund. Buy The Stocks

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 07:17:00 -0500

Sometimes you’re better off owning individual stocks than owning a fund.

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These 3 REITs Should Weather The Storms

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 07:00:00 -0500

By law REITs are forced to distribute at least 90% of taxable income to investors., that means they are less susceptible to abuse, waste, and likely under-performance.

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Finding Value With Russian and Chinese ETFs

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 06:36:00 -0500

With the US markets appearing expensive, which international markets offer better value? We investigate two of them via ETFs.

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5 Things To Consider Before Taking That Side Gig

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 05:00:00 -0500

Taken on a side gig can be a rewarding experience in many ways but it can also turn into a nightmare. Here are some ways to ensure that you make the decision that's right for you.

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Four Takeaways From Black Panther You Probably Understood, Too

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 20:09:00 -0500

Marvel's Black Panther rocked the box office this weekend, but the movie was indeed a lot deeper than a superhero claiming what is his.

Stock Bubbles Have Popped And Correction Is Consolidating, What's Next?

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 15:51:00 -0500

The correction ended on Feb. 9 when the S&P 500 tested its 200-day simple moving average.

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How Artificial Intelligence Will Soon Change Your Life

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 14:23:00 -0500

You: "Hey Google, can you tell me what article I should read today?" Google Assistant: "How about this one?"

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How To Use Life Insurance To Pay Your Student Loans

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 11:00:00 -0500

Life insurance isn't normally thought of as a way to help pay off your student debt. This article explores that possibility.

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Seven Things You Need To Know About Money

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 10:00:00 -0500

There are seven concepts you can commit to memory and practice regularly in order to effectively manage your finances. These won't guarantee financial success, but they will dramatically improve your odds of achieving your financial goals and avoiding financial disasters:

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This Is The New Price Of Happiness

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 09:00:00 -0500

Psychologists argue that a blissful life starts when you earn a certain amount.

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How To Save More For Retirement And Deal With Volatility

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 07:00:00 -0500

The stock market has entered a new era of volatility. Here's how you can protect yourself.

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3 REITs That Scream 'Sucker Yield'

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 07:00:00 -0500

As part of my job as a REIT analyst, I am trained to analyze the underlying safety of the company’s dividend, the ability for the dividend to grow, and the overall merit of the stock.

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Love Is 'No Battlefield' With The Blockchain, But Is It A Perfect Match?

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 15:09:00 -0500

As an industry, dating and matchmaking services have become a $3 billion market and online dating has gone a long way from its infancy in the early 2000s - the noughties. Now emerging technologies like blockchain are coming on the scene, but is it perfect match for building online dating services?

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The Racial Wealth Gap: Addressing America's Most Pressing Epidemic

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 12:15:00 -0500

As we celebrate Black History Month, we can take pride in the progress we’ve made while also acknowledging how far we have to go. One troubling sign of the work we have to do can be seen in a wealth gap between black Americans and white Americans that persists and even seems to be widening.

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Cashing Out With 'CoinOut': Jeffrey Witten's Digital Wallet Gives Value To Pocket Change

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 08:08:00 -0500

Meet Jeffrey Witten's new mobile app, CoinOut. The new way to capitalize on your pocket change is as easy as snapping a picture of your receipt. Witten sat down with me Saturday for an exclusive phone interview talking CoinOut and his appearance on ABC's Shark Tank, airing this Sunday at 10pm EST.

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Why Community Involvement Might Mean Financial Security For LGBTQ People

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 07:34:00 -0500

More LGBTQ Americans than non-LGBTQ Americans see emotional, financial and career advantages to being a part of a community. LGBTQ Americans are also more likely to be actively engaged with their finances. Get more comparisons with MassMutual’s "You Get What You Give Survey" here.

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Military Family Tax 101: Spouses Have To Know How To File, Too

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 02:00:00 -0500

Last part of the three-part series, where tax professional Kristen Morgan, gives effective information for military families to survive tax season.

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10 DIY Hacks To Keep Your Pets From Ruining Everything In Your Home

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 22:03:00 -0500

Are you a pet parent? Here are ten ingenious hacks you need to know to stop worrying about your belongings and get back to having a hug fest with your furbaby.

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Infrastructure Spending Will Be Difficult With Massive State And Local Debt

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 21:45:00 -0500

The Trump administration wants a $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan with state and local governments picking up most of the price tag. But these governments are already heavily in debt.

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No Requirement For Banks To Tell Customers Their Info Was Hacked In New Breach Notification Bill

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 18:24:00 -0500

Banks and other financial institutions aren't required to notify customers of breaches in the draft of a new data security bill. Merchants and other non financial operations would have a "immediately without unreasonable delay" obligation

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How A Charitable Trust Could Save Your IRA

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 17:18:00 -0500

You can provide security for your heirs, make an IRA last for years after you, solve several estate planning problems, and help a charity. All you have to do is join the growing trend of naming a charitable trust as beneficiary of your traditional IRA.

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Litecoin Has Rallied More Than 60% This Week

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 15:47:00 -0500

What caused Litecoin prices to spike this week?

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United Capital Breaks Through $20 Billion In Assets

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 14:13:00 -0500

Joe Duran, Founder and CEO, United Capital spoke with Julie Cooling, CEO, RIA Channel on the key aspects of what has made United Capital so successful over the years. The firm has bought and partnered with several RIA firms, and helps to fuel their growth with what Duran calls his “secret sauce”.

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How to Ask for That Well-Deserved Raise: Four Things You Should Know

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 14:08:00 -0500

For most people, asking for a raise is a pit-in-your-stomach endeavor. You feel a little clammy, a little worried, and you sometimes find yourself in full-on flight or fight mode. Why shouldn’t I get a raise?

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Selling Your Business In 3 To 5 Years? Buy Another Company Now - Part 2

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 13:51:00 -0500

The financial case has been made as to why you should buy another firm. However, once you have decided to acquire, this is the decision that you must absolutely get right.

4 REITs To Help You Sleep Well At Night

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 11:46:00 -0500

REIT income should be a part of the retirement process and investors should take a closer look at the asset class that offers an outsized dividend yield along with very predictable sources of income.

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Ask Larry: ​​Full Spousal After Reduced Retirement Benefits?

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 10:09:00 -0500

Today’s column addresses how benefits can be sequenced for married couples, payment of Medicare premiums, the availability of divorced widow(er)'s benefits, restricted applications and non-covered pensions.

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Why Trump Is Backing Off Equifax Hack Probe

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 09:18:00 -0500

The Trump Administration Doesn't Want to Probe or Punish Equifax. Here's what you can do.

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How To Best Manage Your Money During Market Corrections

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 09:12:00 -0500

The series of sudden drops in the stock market recently, which seemed to come out of nowhere after a long, epic run, struck panic in the hearts of many investors. Especially those who are counting on Wall Street for a major share of their retirement savings.

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Why I Decided To Go Public With How Much Money I Earn

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 09:00:00 -0500

A writer reveals the pros — and cons — of being frank about her earnings.

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The U.S. States With The Highest Rates Of Burglary [Infographic]

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 08:12:00 -0500

The most recent FBI data shows that the South-Central region suffers the worst rates of burglary in the United States.

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Why Being A Millionaire Isn't Such A Big Deal Now

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 07:16:00 -0500

Why it’s no great distinction to be a millionaire these days. A million bucks ain’t what it used to be.

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Bill Ackman Buys Nike

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 16:24:00 -0500

Also acquires more Mondelez

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A More Secure Way To Home Share? Blockchain Technology

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 15:56:00 -0500

Home sharing with a peer-to-peer network? Blockchain is making it possible.

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U.S. CFTC Commissioner Says Cryptocurrency Exchanges Adopting 'Self-Regulation' Could Spur Standards

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 15:30:00 -0500

A top official at the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) in Washington has suggested at the agency's Technology Advisory Committee that the cryptocurrency industry could adopt self-regulation to spur development of standards around protection of consumer accounts and trading practices.

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Bitcoin Breaks Through $10,000 As Sentiment Improves

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 14:47:00 -0500

What helped fuel Bitcoin's latest climb above $10,000?

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Cryptocurrency Tax Evasion, Other Illicit Activity Frequent, Says CFTC Chair Giancarlo

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 12:07:00 -0500

Tax evasion and other illicit activities are going on to a great extent in cryprocurrencies, CFTC Chair Christopher Giancarlo told a Senate Agriculture Committee meeting today. The members sometimes seemed on edge talking about Bitcoin and their ilk.

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How The Dow's DipAffects The Baseball Card Market

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 11:27:00 -0500

While a market correction for many vintage baseball cards has already occurred, the best continue to rise.

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How You Can Put Your Money In Asset-Based Investments

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 11:14:00 -0500

Have you ever considered putting your money in alternative investments? YieldStreet is here to help you do just that with asset-based investment options.

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Richard Pryor & Marlon Brando Rumor Rekindles Bitter Feud Over Pryor's Estate

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 10:56:00 -0500

The family argument about whether Richard Pryor did or didn't sleep with Marlon Brando has dredged up a long-simmering family feud based on allegations of fraud, forgery, and even elder abuse.

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Forbes Best-In-State Wealth Advisors Methodology

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 09:45:00 -0500

Here's how we created the list of Forbes' Best-In-State Advisors.

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Las Vegas Advisor Randy Garcia Manages $1B -- And Clients' Organ Transplants

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 09:45:00 -0500

Las Vegas financial advisor Randy Garcia maintains a 99% client retention rate by sharing investing wisdom and arranging organ transplants.

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Why This Arizona Advisor Thinks You Should Invest Overseas

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 09:45:00 -0500

Advisor Allan Flader is warning clients to ratchet back their expectations for 2018 and steering portfolios into overseas markets like China and Brazil, which have recently been outperforming those in the U.S.

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How This Pennsylvania Mom Went From ICU Nurse To Managing $568M

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 09:45:00 -0500

Former ICU nurse and current financial advisor Patti Brennan attributes her 99% retention rate to her willingness to go "above and beyond."

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How One Wealth Manager Helped A Client Uncover $250,000 Of Lost Marriott Stock

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 09:45:00 -0500

When Judith McGee got her CFP designation in 1979, she never imagined that treasure hunting and investigating would be part of her job. But sometimes, when heirs of clients who’ve ignored McGee’s advice about tidy record-keeping come in, that is exactly what McGee has to do.

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The Mistake A $1.6B Wealth Manager Says Most Entrepreneurs Make

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 09:45:00 -0500

The biggest mistake entrepreneurs can make is thinking they can do it all themselves.

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2018 Tax Guide To MLPs

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 21:03:00 -0500

Master limited partnership investors are going to get a 20% deduction. How does it work?

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Is Your Aging Parent Trusting The Wrong Financial Advisor?

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 20:10:00 -0500

When a financial advisor puts an unsophisticated widow in her 60s into high risk investments, there can be a price to pay for bad advice. In this case, the modest income widow found an attorney and won an arbitration award to reimburse her for most of the losses the advisor had needlessly caused.

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Bargain Shopping In The REIT Sector? Try Tanger

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 17:03:00 -0500

When shoppers visit a Tanger outlet, they are usually seeking bargains, but now investors have the same opportunity, to own shares in a high-quality REIT that is trading at a deep discount.

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What Trump's Budget Would Mean For Seniors

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 14:37:00 -0500

President Trump's 2019 budget proposal has many priorities. Seniors are not among them.

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Congress Ratcheting Up Pressure On Companies To Notify Consumers of Data Breaches Sooner

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 13:16:00 -0500

Congress is sounding the alarm to companies they should notify consumers earlier about data breaches. But whether the jawboning turns into tough rules remains to be seen

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Arise Ye Prisoners Of Ten-Year Treasuries

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:56:00 -0500

Unlike great Bordeaux, the market doesn’t necessarily evolve better and get more expensive with age. Even vintage Petrus peaks after 50 years and morphs into a fond memory like Polaroid and Xerox.

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Got The Flu? You Should Probably Take A Sick Day

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:26:00 -0500

If you've come down with the flu, should you take a sick day? Here's what you should know about making that decision.

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Litecoin Rises Close To 40% As Markets Await Hard Fork

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 11:18:00 -0500

What impact is the pending hard fork having on Litecoin prices?

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Why You Should Store Precious Metals In Multiple International Locations

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 10:08:00 -0500

In short, the main reason why investors would consider storing precious metals in more than one international location is risk mitigation.

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Ask Larry: Is My Bonus Subject To The Earnings Test?

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 09:50:00 -0500

Today’s column examines how bonuses are treated by the earnings test, sequencing retirement and spousal benefits, some potential ramifications of filing and suspending and how widow(er)'s benefits are calculated.

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4 Ways To Show Your Money Love On St. Valentine's Day

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 09:11:00 -0500

I know it doesn't sound romantic, but discussing money issues can preserve your romance. Here's what you need to know.

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The Middle-Class Money Epidemic

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 09:00:00 -0500

The vast majority of our middle-class money problems are us reacting with our emotions and not responding based on consideration for our future selves and others.

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Trump May End Student Loan Forgiveness Program

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 08:20:00 -0500

President Trump's budget proposal may signal the end of public service loan forgiveness.

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Why The New Tax Cut Will End Up Hurting Us

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 08:19:00 -0500

When the next recession comes, and it will, the tax cut will prove to be a hindrance to fighting it. Here’s why.

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How Do The Hollywood Elite And Power Couples Keep Their Love Alive?

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 00:43:00 -0500

How do power-couples like Hollywood duo, Leslie and Robert Zemeckis, and entrepreneurs, Pilar and JB Glossinger, keep their relationships beating throughout the 9-5 workday? I sat down for an exclusive interview with both couples. Find out their secrets!

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Love And Hope: How This Accidental Entrepreneur Raised Millions To Save Lives

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 17:34:00 -0500

An effort to help one person bloomed into a multi-million-dollar effort to support those suffering from anxiety, addiction, depression and self-harm.

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Is U.S. SEC Action On Deutsche Bank Repaying $3.7M To Misled Customers Enough?

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 15:53:00 -0500

The U.S. SEC has instituted an enforcement action against Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Deutsche Bank AG, which has agreed to repay more than $3.7 million to customers in relation to over charging on commercial mortgage-backed securities. But is more action called for?

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How To Leave An Inheritance Without Causing Grief

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 15:34:00 -0500

Amy Castoro, an expert in family wealth, offers advice to affluent parents about how to leave their children an inheritance and how to discuss it.

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Billionaire Jon Gray, Architect Of Blackstone's $115B Real Estate Business, Named President

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 15:26:00 -0500

Jonathan Gray built Blackstone's powerhouse $115 billion real estate business. Now he's going to run the private equity giant's day-to-day operations, putting him atop the list to lead the firm one day.

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What To Know Before You Switch Banks

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 15:22:00 -0500

If you want to switch banks, you'll need to have patience and be prepared for problems. Here's one woman's experience and advice.

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Use Volatility To Buy Stocks Like Nvidia, Apple, And Tesla On The Cheap

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 14:14:00 -0500

If you just look at the points gained or lost in a day -- down 1,000 points then up 400 -- you want to get off the roller coaster. But if you ask yourself where stocks like Nvidia, Apple and Tesla will be trading in 5 years, you can see today’s volatility as a chance to buy stock cheap.

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What To Do With Your College Savings In Bear Markets

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 13:59:00 -0500

Was the recent market correction a one-time deal, or the beginning of a bear market? Regardless, now is a good time to reassess your college savings strategy. Here we look at prudent responses in the face of uncertainty.

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How To Spot Fake Gold And Avoid Fraud

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 13:26:00 -0500

Counterfeit products exist in almost all industries, and precious metals are no exception.

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Want To Invest In Your Favorite Sports Team?

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 10:35:00 -0500

Want to learn more about investing? Try buying stock in your favorite sports team.

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Why Valentine's Day + Money = The Perfect Marriage

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 10:00:00 -0500

Valentine’s Day is a great way of giving your loved one a reminder of your commitment and care. How, you ask? Good question. Read on.

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Forbes Fintech 50 2018: The Future Of Investing

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 09:45:00 -0500

Here are our Forbes Fintech 50 top picks in the world of investing, trading and wealth management.

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Forbes Fintech 50 2018: The Future Of Personal Finance

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 09:45:00 -0500

These start-ups are changing the way we save, invest, borrow and insure our belongings.

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Forbes Fintech 50 2018: The Future Of Lending

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 09:45:00 -0500

The nine lenders on the Forbes Fintech 50 for 2018 are some of the largest and most established companies we feature on this, the third edition, of our list.

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Forbes Fintech 50 2018: The Newcomers

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 09:45:00 -0500

There are 22 newcomers on the Forbes Fintech 50 for 2018, the third edition of our list.

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Forbes Fintech 50 2018: The Future Of Real Estate Investment And Finance

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 09:45:00 -0500

The underlying pipes that make the real estate market run have largely remained stuck in the past.

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