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10 Easy DIY Hacks To Get (And Stay) Organized

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 20:04:00 -0500

Check out these super-easy DIY organization ideas that will help you clutter-proof your entire life.

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Ripple Falls Below $1, Down 75% From All-Time High

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 18:53:00 -0500

What caused XRP's price to plunge below $1?

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Irrational Exuberance Turns Rational

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:33:00 -0500

On macro calls, nobody ever gets it all right for very long. Maybe, a year or 2. Neither does the naïve forecast that nothing changes much ever work. Black Swans do paddle into the picture, and economic cycles peak or bottom out.

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The Charles Manson Estate Battle: Is The Fight Worth It?

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:58:00 -0500

Charles Manson's body remains in limbo as several men wage war over his estate. To the victor goes the right to profit from the Charles Manson legacy. The courtroom battle raises many legal and ethical questions that may take years to resolve.

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The Best Way To Spend Money Safely In Retirement

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 13:20:00 -0500

The Stanford Center on Longevity and Society of Actuaries ran many computations to come up with their spend safely in retirement strategy.

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Navient Says It Is The Victim Of A Pointless, Copycat Lawsuit Filed By Pennsylvania's AG

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:51:00 -0500

Navient alleges Josh Shapiro's lawsuit parrots a complaint filed in January 2017 by the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau that alleges Navient violated the Consumer Financial Protection Act, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and Regulation V of the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

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How To Get The Biggest Tax Break When You Sell Your Home

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:16:00 -0500

If you’re selling your home, odds are you’ll incur a hefty tax bill. Here’s how to lessen the tax bite on the profit from your biggest financial asset.

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Robert Frazier Raises Facebook's Target Price to $215

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:55:00 -0500

Facebook's newsfeed changes have scared short-term investors out of the stock. But Robert Frazier says new revenue streams and higher cost per click justify raising his 12 month target price to $215.

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Holding Crypto Assets And Stocks? There's Now A Platform To Manage Both

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:30:00 -0500

An algorithmic trading platform has just made it easier to manage your cryptocurrency holdings alongside traditional financial securities. Do digital assets have a role to play in one's overall financial picture?

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Iran Could Be One Of The Sexiest Places For Investment, Says Exiled Crown Prince

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:02:00 -0500

But with the right conditions, there is so much potential in the Iranian people, says Reza Pahlavi. He speaks with Simon Constable.

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Ask Bankable: Should I Have More Than One Resume?

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:01:00 -0500

Career Coach says: I think I'd go even a step further - depending on your background, you may want to have more than two resumes, and here's why.

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Financial Sinkhole States In The Trump Tax Era

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 10:39:00 -0500

What damage will the loss of a deduction do to blue states with stiff taxes?

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How To Master The Money Decision-Making Process

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 10:00:00 -0500

But even if you have money goals firmly placed in your mind, when it comes to the action steps and decisions it takes to reach those goals, many people battle internal thoughts and external stimulus.

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Dentist Is No Longer The Best Job In America -- This Is

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 09:00:00 -0500

The health care industry still rules, but a high-tech job took the top spot this year.

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How Overdue Taxes Can Jeopardize Passports

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 08:49:00 -0500

Losing your passport could be harrowing. Yet Congress authorized the IRS to notify the state department to do just that for certain tax debts.

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Need A 401(k) Loan? It Just Got Less Dangerous

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 08:45:00 -0500

The new tax law liberalizes 401(k) loan repayment rules, making it safer for workers to take loans from their workplace retirement accounts.

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Asset Protection Year In Review 2017

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 01:30:00 -0500

Surveys Jay Adkisson's 2017 articles touching on asset protection planning.

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Tony Mitchell Is Buying Facebook On Friday's Pullback

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 16:22:00 -0500

After the market closed last week Thursday, Facebook announced changes to their newsfeed, prioritizing social engagement over viral videos. On Friday, the stock pulled back $8.40 closing at $179.37. Tony is using this 4.5% pullback to buy more FB.

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The Salary Chronicles: A Creative Solution Helped Me To Earn $18k More

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 15:36:00 -0500

Shortly after this woman had the courage to ask for a raise, the company went through management changes and her request was forgotten. But she continued to be vocal about her ask and was offered a creative solution that resulted in her earning $18k more.

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Transamerica's Sub-Adviser Levin Capital Makes The Argument For Active

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 14:10:00 -0500

Jack Murphy, Portfolio Manager, Levin Capital discusses his strategy as a sub-adviser to the Transamerica Large Cap Value Fund which now has over $2.3 billion in assets.

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It's Totally Legal To Pay Women Less In The US, Iceland's New Law Reminds Everyone

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 13:53:00 -0500

As Hollywood gasps at the 1,000-times more Mark Wahlberg was paid over Michelle Williams for All The Money In The World reshoots, another country is showing us how it's done.

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Gilead, CVS And Two Other Stocks Down But Not Out

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 11:16:00 -0500

These stocks have been wounded but should recover.

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The 3 Best Money Power Moves For 2018

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 09:01:00 -0500

What are the three best strategies to make money this year? Here are some power moves.

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Put REITs In Retirement

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 07:00:00 -0500

It’s the fear of losing money that is oftentimes the culprit that detracts from a quality lifestyle. For most investors, retirement satisfaction is positively correlated with income, net worth, and health.

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Ask Bankable: Is It Ever Okay To Re-Gift?

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 14:35:00 -0500

How can you re-gift without making a mistake and looking bad? To hit all the right notes, national etiquette expert Diane Gottsman offers these tips.

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5 Hard Facts About Walmart's Touted New $11 Entry Wage

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 11:04:00 -0500

Walmart has trumpeted a move to an $11-an-hour entry level wage as a product of the GOP tax cuts. A closer looks shows a different picture.

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Are Your Money Beliefs Holding You Back?

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 10:00:00 -0500

If you are bravely marching forward into the New Year with aspirations to improve your financial wellness, it is important that you are aware of the role your financial attitudes and beliefs have in shaping your future.

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'I Quit!' -- A Millennial's New Mantra For Success

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 08:43:00 -0500

With an unemployment rate at a historic low and new jobs abound, Millennials are enjoying a new mantra; "I quit." Only a few years ago we Baby Boomers wondered whether our Millennial children would have a job. Now, Millennials must make important decisions about their careers.

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Here's How This Air Force Reserves Pilot Became A Gay Multimedia Powerhouse

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 08:00:00 -0500

LGBTQ people can learn a lot from a former military veteran who, at 39, was afraid to come out to his Sicilian-Catholic mother and since became a multimedia publishing powerhouse for LGBTQ people, travel and goodwill.

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The ABCs Of Inherited IRAs

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 08:00:00 -0500

A financial planner lays out the tax rules about inherited IRAs to help you avoid owing extra taxes or penalties if you receive one.

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How To Avoid Being Victimized By Financial Deception

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 07:00:00 -0500

The message crafted by many financial industry behemoths through their commercials isn't supported by their actions and may even amount to an act of deception. Here's how you can avoid being deceived.

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Need To Pay For College? Make A Plan. Part 1: Financial Aid

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 03:00:00 -0500

Military families try and do the best to make ends meet with income received. When it comes times for a child, or even a spouse to attend college, the search becomes intense to find every option of assistance available.

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Ether 'Most Promising' Crypto Hits Fresh, All-Time High

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 15:48:00 -0500

What pushed Ether to its latest all-time high?

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Who Is The Boss? Redefining Success At Work

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 12:12:00 -0500

How do you define success? It is not what it used to be.

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Long-Term Care Insurance And The Importance Of Developing A Plan

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 11:56:00 -0500

Long-term care insurance provides care for those who need long-term assistance in a nursing home, care at home or adult daycare. What it also provides, though, is peace of mind that yourself or loved ones will be able to afford the help that they need.

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It's A Green Day For Crypto

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 11:49:00 -0500

Will South Korea ban crypto trading?

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Why 2018 Might Be A Good Year For Stocks

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 11:20:00 -0500

The market looks healthy as we move into 2018, but with such a long bull run, remember that a sell-off could come at any time

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Ask Larry: ​​Are Spousal Benefits Really Still Available?

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 09:50:00 -0500

Today’s column addresses who might or might not still be able to get spousal benefits, whether an ex can file on your record and potential options for the cash strapped.

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4 Questions Advisors Better Be Ready To Answer In 2018

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 09:44:00 -0500

From the rise of Bitcoin, to helping clients who were affected by devastating floods and fires, financial advisors dealt with number of topics they possibly didn’t see coming. As we begin 2018, what major topics should financial advisors be ready to discuss with clients?

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How To Avoid The Crypto 'Whack A Mole' Curse

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 09:17:00 -0500

Are you going to lose money with a "Whack-a-Mole" cryptocurrency strategy? Here's how to avoid trouble.

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How To Save Money In Every Room Of Your Home

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 09:00:00 -0500

Making a few simple changes can help cut your bills -- sometimes dramatically.

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8 Secrets Of Gay Power Couples That'll Help You Win 2018

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 07:35:00 -0500

You want to make 2018 the year you and your partner turn your personal, professional and financial lives around? Then, learn what other successful power couples do and mirror them for similar results. These are eight secrets of gay power couples.

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If You Resolve To Save More In 2018, Automate

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 06:00:00 -0500

How's your New Year’s resolution going? Follow this simple tip to make real changes and prepare better for retirement.

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21 Million Taxpayers Will Stop Taking Charitable Deductions Under The New Tax Law

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 15:52:00 -0500

The new law is likely to reduce charitable giving by somewhere in the neighborhood of 5%. And those gifts will come from fewer--and richer--givers.

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What New Year's Home Resolution Do You Have For 2018?

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 15:29:00 -0500

Are you looking to buy or sell a home this year? Don't do anything until you read what this housing expert has to say.

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Here's The Key Economic Indicator You Should Watch In 2018

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 14:04:00 -0500

Wage data will be important this year. It’s really the key to everything.

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Investment Ideas For Rebalancing Value And Growth Portfolios

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 13:31:00 -0500

A rebalancing program that aligns with your investing philosophy can help address the inevitable shifts the market will deliver.

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The REIT Way: Focus On Fundamentals And Ignore The Scoreboard

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 12:47:00 -0500

As former college basketball player and now kid’s coach, I constantly preach fundamentals. As I tell my son, focusing on fundamentals and ignore the scoreboard.

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Big Leaguer Recovers 'Priceless' Baseball 25 Years Later

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 12:39:00 -0500

Through a mysterious chain of events, a popular ex-big league pitcher recovers the only extra base hit from his career 25 years later. No one knows why a fan would have marked the event.

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Trump Would Weaken Mandates On Bank Lending In Poorer Communities

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 09:04:00 -0500

The Trump administration wants to change enforcement of the Community Reinvestment Act, which helps ensure mortgage access in low- and moderate-income neighborhoods.

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Premium Finance Risks And Considerations

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 09:00:00 -0500

There are several risks and considerations you need to take into account before moving forward with a premium financed transaction.

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How Is Arbitraging The Vacation Rental Market

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 08:00:00 -0500 recently announced the availability of Rented Capital, a $125 million fund dedicated to accelerating the growth of the rental property market by closing the financial gap between homeowners looking earn guaranteed income, and property managers who want to be paid on commission.

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Using AI to Fight Crime: The Terrorism, Trafficking And Money Laundering Links

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 06:00:00 -0500

AI-powered tools can process large volumes of financial data, identifying money laundering transactions that are often used to finance terrorism, trafficking, and organized crime. This article explores additional outcomes of the global quest for improved security and disruption of crime.

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Why Investors Are Flocking To Ether

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 14:36:00 -0500

Why are investors flocking to Ether?

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Hiring Predictions For 2018: What The Job Market, Wages And AI Will Look Like This Year

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 10:00:00 -0500

How will the job market, hiring climate, AI and salary trends impact you in 2018? Here is some actionable advice for anyone hiring people or searching for new opportunities.

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The Key To Investing Success: What It Is And Isn't

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 09:53:00 -0500

Some fortunate stock investors got rich by betting on Facebook early. How can you spot the next big thing? Is it even possible?

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Ask Larry: Can I Get A Lump Sum Payment?

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 09:37:00 -0500

Today’s column address the availability of lump sum payments, the availability of spousal benefits, divorced spousal benefits before retirement benefits and whether there is a lifetime limit to benefits.

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How You Could Get Crushed By Bitcoin, Cryptos

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 09:16:00 -0500

Cryptocurrencies are all the rage. While you can make money, you can also get ripped off. Here's how to protect yourself.

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What I Learned Decluttering My Closet Through 'Swedish Death Cleaning'

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 09:00:00 -0500

After reading the latest clean-living handbook, one woman tried the technique on her own closet. Here’s what she discovered.

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10 Simple Ways To Start Eating Healthier This Year

Tue, 9 Jan 2018 23:57:00 -0500

Try these simple diet tweaks to make 2018 your healthiest year yet!

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Think Twice About That In-Flight Credit Card Offer

Tue, 9 Jan 2018 16:19:00 -0500

In-flight offers can seem enticing, but unless you’ve already done your homework, you might want to wait until you’re back on solid ground.

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The Salary Chronicles: I Negotiated A $25K Raise By Acknowledging The Value I Brought To The Company

Tue, 9 Jan 2018 14:39:00 -0500

After earning a $15k raise this woman was told not to expect another large raise the following year. Undeterred, she negotiated a $25k raise one year later.

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5 Questions To Ask Your Estate Planner After The New Tax Law

Tue, 9 Jan 2018 13:01:00 -0500

Answers from your estate planner to these five questions can help you ensure that your estate plan is up-to-date and reflects your wishes.

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How The New Tax Law Will Impact Your Housing Costs

Tue, 9 Jan 2018 10:04:14 -0500

A brief roundup of the provisions in the new law that could directly impact your home or the housing market in your area.

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Alleviate Divorce Pain By Avoiding These 7 Common Mistakes

Tue, 9 Jan 2018 10:00:00 -0500

Divorce is a life transition that impacts many people. It can leave scars on families that get passed from generation to generation. Often times, divorce is filled with despair, anger, blame, shame and in many cases, the desire to inflict pain on the other party.

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Contingent Fee Lawyers Dodge Bullet In Tax Reform

Tue, 9 Jan 2018 08:48:00 -0500

Most contingent fee lawyers cover costs of the case until there is a recovery. But the IRS generally says lawyers can't deduct the costs.

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They Won The $1 Billion Jackpot - Here's What's Next

Tue, 9 Jan 2018 08:32:00 -0500

What would you do if you won $1 billion? Here are your next best steps.

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Kill Performance Reviews And Other Ways To Improve Work Culture

Tue, 9 Jan 2018 06:30:00 -0500

Netflix's former talent chief, Patty McCord, wants to help companies and workers move past antiquated processes and policies with a new book.

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How To Pick Better Exchange Traded Funds

Tue, 9 Jan 2018 05:17:00 -0500

Picking Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) can be overwhelming, here are a few tips to guide you through the process and hopefully achieve better results.

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Your Money Helps Fight Crime: Using AI To Fight Terrorism, Trafficking And Money Laundering

Tue, 9 Jan 2018 05:00:00 -0500

The ties between money laundering and organized crime have increased regulation of big banks since 9/11, accelerating the pace of technological advancement—including the introduction of artificial intelligence (AI)—changing the ethics and motivations of the industry itself.

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Rick Perry's Thwarted Attempt To Boost Coal Shows Real Welfare

Mon, 8 Jan 2018 23:42:00 -0500

Secretary of Energy Rick Perry tried to prop up coal and nuclear over renewable power. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission nixed the idea, but it still showed where the real welfare spending goes.

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The American Dream Is History

Mon, 8 Jan 2018 17:03:00 -0500

The Middle East prince, who shelled out $450 million for a mediocre Leonardo da Vinci portrait should be ashamed of himself. Not only calling attention to insufferably concentrated wealth, but adumbrating an “up yours” attitude. The Paris bread riots in 1789 took care of the privileged class.

2 Possible Reasons Why Intel Still Says Their CPUs Are Not Flawed

Mon, 8 Jan 2018 14:35:00 -0500

After admitting that their cpus are vulnerable to Meltdown and Spectre, Intel maintains that there is no bug or flaw in their processors. It strains credulity to take this position so there must be a good reason. Over the weekend, 2 possible reasons have emerged that make sense.

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How To Prevent Inertia From Damaging Your Investment Returns

Mon, 8 Jan 2018 13:33:00 -0500

Inertia is a powerful force in investing. But staying with what you did before might be ruinous in the long term. Here’s how to re-orient your investment thinking.

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Wall Street's Favorite Stocks Fizzled In 2017, How Will They Do In 2018?

Mon, 8 Jan 2018 11:41:00 -0500

Here are this year's crop of stocks analysts most adore and most despise.

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5 Smart Money Moves To Make In January And Start The New Year Right

Mon, 8 Jan 2018 11:00:00 -0500

Start the new year strong by recovering from your holiday spending and setting new goals for 2018.

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Steer Clear Of FANG Stocks, Go For Emerging Markets

Mon, 8 Jan 2018 10:54:00 -0500

Quant Rob Arnott says investors should avoid most U.S. stocks and look to emerging markets.

Ripple Has Fallen More Than 40% From Its All-Time High

Mon, 8 Jan 2018 10:51:00 -0500

XRP has plunged lately, but what caused this decline?

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Here's Investment Advice That Probably No One Gave You Before

Mon, 8 Jan 2018 10:39:00 -0500

Pay attention to that ugly prospectus, policy, or other disclosure that comes with your new stock or fund purchase. As you’ll learn in this article, it could save you from making a costly mistake.

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Ask Larry: ​​​​​​Can My Husband Get Spousal Benefits If I Continue Working?

Mon, 8 Jan 2018 10:33:00 -0500

Today’s column addresses the effect of the earnings test on the availability of spousal benefits, when to apply for widow(er)'s benefits, spousal benefits and public pensions, potential optimal filing times for a married couple and the availability of divorced spousal benefits.

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Dogecoin Explodes To $2 Billion, Reaches All-Time High

Mon, 8 Jan 2018 10:26:00 -0500

This Bitcoin alternative is now worth $2 billion - and has doubled its value in 2 weeks.

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Ask Bankable: Is Working The Room An Effective Networking Strategy?

Mon, 8 Jan 2018 09:50:00 -0500

Dear Ask Bankable: Is working the room more effective than trying to connect with five or fewer people?

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5 Student Loans Resolutions For 2018

Mon, 8 Jan 2018 09:44:00 -0500

Make 2018 the year you ace your student loans.

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How To Plan For Your Future When You're Still Paying Your Student Loans

Mon, 8 Jan 2018 09:41:00 -0500

When it comes to using money to fund your dreams, student loans can feel like lead weights on your wings. Here's how to make the burden lighter.

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How Buffett Won His $1 Million Bet

Mon, 8 Jan 2018 09:03:00 -0500

Warren Buffett bet $1 million on a boring investment technique. Here's how he won his bet.

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Do Restaurants Charge Higher Prices On Seamless Vs.

Mon, 8 Jan 2018 09:00:00 -0500

You may assume restaurants charge the same prices across delivery platforms, but in reality, food prices, delivery minimums and fees, and even actual food items may differ across platforms.

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$10K State Tax Deduction Cap Prompts Bold Moves To Skirt California Taxes

Mon, 8 Jan 2018 08:50:00 -0500

From New York to California, a $10,000 tax deduction may prompt the states and their residents to take drastic action. Meanwhile, some taxpayers might vote with their feet.

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Five Retirement Housekeeping Moves For The New Year

Mon, 8 Jan 2018 08:47:00 -0500

Do yourself and your family a favor. Update your retirement documents now.

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The Near Future For Wage Earners Is Still Deeply Uncertain

Mon, 8 Jan 2018 08:36:00 -0500

The new year sees a continuation of the uncertain labor conditions that have resulted in slow wage growth and a lack of broad economic recovery.

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Quit Your Job And Move Abroad: The Cheapest Places To Live In 2018

Mon, 8 Jan 2018 06:00:00 -0500

Here's a list of the 10 best places in the world where you can move in 2018 and live on the cheap.

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Do You Want Resolution Success? Add Accountability.

Sun, 7 Jan 2018 17:10:00 -0500

Resolutions. Something in which about 40% of America partakes. But what does it to take to be successful? Diets? Reading more? Exercising more? All those things are great but work better with accountability.

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How To Make Those Financial New Year's Resolutions A Reality

Sun, 7 Jan 2018 10:00:00 -0500

Unfortunately, there's a pretty good chance that any resolution we make won't be kept. This can be particularly true of financial goals, which can often feel confusing and overwhelming. Here are some steps to help make those financial resolutions into a reality.

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