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Fix Housing, Fix The Economy? How The Homeownership Crunch Cost The U.S. $300B Last Year

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 14:43:00 -0400

With the rate of homeownership near the lowest it's ever been, a new report looks at how we got here, and argues that reversing the decline is critical for our collective prosperity.

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Don't Get Trapped By Old And Outdated Ideas About Retirement

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 14:42:00 -0400

The biggest retirement trap that people can fall into is not planning for the non-financial aspects of it

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Why $1 Million Isn't Your Magic Retirement Number

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 14:07:00 -0400

More than a third of Americans think they'll need $1 million or more to retire comfortable, according to the latest EBRI report. Here's why that may not be the best guess.

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Millennials, Money & Social Media: How To Avoid The 'Keeping Up' Trap

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 13:37:00 -0400

Social media influences the purchasing decisions of 47% of millennials. Follow this millennial financial advisor's tips to take back control and build better habits.

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6 Tough Money Choices For Millennials -- And How To Make Them6 Tough Money Choices For Millennials -- And How To Make ThemThe Choice: Pay down debt or save?The Choice: Fund a 401k or Roth IRA?The Choice: Buy or rent?The Choice: Credit or debit?The Choice: Buy clothes (or tech toys, or other material goods) or an experience?The Choice: Eat out or dine in?

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 13:37:00 -0400

There are certain “this or that” financial decisions that Millennials have a particularly hard time making. Here are what experts say are the trickiest choices -- and how to go about reaching a decision that’s right.

The Choice: Pay down debt or save?
The short answer: Fund an emergency cushion first. After that, it depends.

The Choice: Fund a 401k or Roth IRA?
The short answer: Both, if possible. But if not, grab the employer match in a 401(k) first.The Choice: Buy or rent?
 The short answer: Increasingly, renting is the better option – but do what’s right for you.

The Choice: Credit or debit?
The short answer: Credit – but only if you can pay your bill off in full at the end of every month.

The Choice: Buy clothes (or tech toys, or other material goods) or an experience?
The short answer: Experiences.The Choice: Eat out or dine in?The short answer:If you want to save money, stay in.

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5 Easy Steps To Help Avoid Fraud And Identity Theft

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 12:33:00 -0400

No one is immune from identity theft. However, there are some simple steps to help you stay protected. This article explore five simple ways to protect your wallet and your time.

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The Salary Chronicles: A Failed Negotiation Led Me To A Job That Paid $37K More

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 12:12:00 -0400

After a disappointing negotiation conversation, this woman ended up with an even better opportunity.

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How To Protect Your Health Care Wallet

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 11:54:00 -0400

Follow this expert's tips to reduce your out-of-pocket health costs and to prevent, or handle, overcharges on your medical bills

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Estate Planning: Include Your Pets!

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 11:39:00 -0400

How to account for your pet’s well-being in your will after you die.

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U.S. To Lose $1.6B As Mexican Vacationers Choose Canada

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 10:34:00 -0400

After decades as a bucket list destination, the US is less attractive to Mexican tourists.

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What To Do When You Receive A Surprise Medical Bill

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 10:00:00 -0400

So what can you do if you find yourself the unlucky recipient of a surprise medical bill? Torre recommends the following:

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Many Couples Make The Same Mistake Before Having Their First Child -- Here Are 3 Ways To Avoid It

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 09:50:00 -0400

You never really know what lies ahead in life. A new baby brings unexpected expenses and changes in perspective. Don't make this common mistake when you first get married.

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Despite Medicare, Seniors Will Pay More For Medical Care In Coming Years

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 09:45:00 -0400

Despite Medicare, seniors will spend far more of their income in coming years than they do today.

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The 3 Best Assets To Add To Your Portfolio In This Quarter

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 09:30:00 -0400

The stock market’s 109 trading-day run without a 1% decline was finally broken last Tuesday.

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David Rockefeller: A Personal Remembrance And Tribute

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 09:30:00 -0400

When I reflect on my own career, I often remember those who have helped me along the way. David Rockefeller, during my time as an executive at Chase Manhattan Bank, was one of those people. My interactions with him always make me smile. I owe David a deep sense of gratitude. Thank you, David.

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Without Action From Congress, We Could Lose Our Public Health System

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 09:00:00 -0400

The current administration is pro-job, so the loss of 50,000 jobs will be big news if funding for community health centers isn’t addressed very quickly. Congress needs to act by September 17, 2017, preferably sooner.

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5 Smart Ways To Spend Your Tax Refund

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 08:02:00 -0400

1. Make this the last year you ever receive a tax refund

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Should You Purchase Gold In Your Portfolio?

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 08:00:00 -0400

Investing all your money in any one commodity is always risky business.

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College Students Using Loans For Spring Break, Alcohol, Drugs

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 18:21:00 -0400

A poll of current college students found that nearly a third will spend student loan money on their spring break trips. Here's why that may not be a big deal.

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A Painful Lesson From A Falling Knife -- Chapter 3 Of 3

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 17:13:00 -0400

Simple ideas and strategies for investing in dividend stocks

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Evolution Of Money: From Kings With The 'Midas Touch' To E-Money Accounts

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 16:41:00 -0400

Money and commerce have come a significant way since the days of Croesus, the last King of Lydia, and legendary King Midas. Here we plot the evolution right up to e-money accounts and developments in the space today with Tobias Schreyer, co-founder of cross-border e-payments specialists PPRO Group.

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Hidden Nuggets In The Forbes 400 List

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:16:00 -0400

Rockefeller kept buying his own stock, proving the magic of compounding over decades is the formidable motive force, explaining massive fortunes of Warren Buffett, Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos. Most entrepreneurs, when successful, retain arithmetic control long after retiring from active management.

Cash Price Or Credit? Supreme Court Says That Might Be First Amendment Question

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:05:00 -0400

The Supreme Court says it may violate the Constitution to bar stores from charging their customers more for credit.

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The Simple, Critical Reason Women May Need To Pay More Attention To Their Credit Scores Then Men

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:00:00 -0400

How you think about your credit score may say a lot about your overall confidence in all financial matters and could shape the financial choices you make.

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Pop-Up Expenses New Parents Should Definitely Prepare For

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:00:00 -0400

Under-the-radar costs the baby books don't always tell you about.

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Get Financially Organized for Marriage: Six Things You Should Do Before You Tie The Knot

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:46:00 -0400

Marriage is a big deal for lots of different reasons. Before you tie the knot, it is crucial to talk to your future spouse about money. Here are six things to do before the big day.

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