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Why Amazon Will Now Sell Apple TV And Google Chromecast

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 18:06:00 -0500

Amazon will start selling Apple TV and Google Chromecast on its site - following a two-year ban. Here's why.


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Two Ways To Donate To Charity With Little Impact On Your Finances Today

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 18:03:00 -0500

If you aren't sure if you can to give to charity now, don't worry. You can plan to impact your charity in a big way in the future when you are positive you won't need the money yourself.


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The Best Tracking Apps To Meet Your New Year Goals

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:58:00 -0500

Apps that empower you to set, track, and meet your new year goals.


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Ripple Up More Than 90% In Last 24 Hours

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 13:58:00 -0500

Ripple rose 80% in 24 hours, but what caused this sharp gain?


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Here's Fiat Money's Advantage Over Bitcoin That Many Seem To Forget

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 10:26:00 -0500

Is bitcoin a risk asset you should own? Probably not, unless you are prepared for some serious pain whenever the price heads south.


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Ether Climbs Past $750, Up More Than 9,000% This Year

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 09:53:00 -0500

Ether broke through $750. Where will it go next?


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6 Tips To Help Queer People Close The Sexual Orientation Pay Gap

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 07:35:00 -0500

To fight the sexual orientation pay gap, queer people need to advocate more for ourselves. These six tips will help queer people better sell ourselves with our self-assessments during this annual performance review season.


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Millennials: Here's How To Focus And Meet Your Goals

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:32:00 -0500

Technology can be distracting, but it can also help you focus and become more productive and efficient. The choice is yours with these resources.


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Fed Raises Rates For Third Time In 2017 As U.S. Economy Chugs Along

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 14:02:00 -0500

At the conclusion of the Federal Open Market Committee's two-day meeting, policymakers hiked the benchmark interest rate from 1.25% to 1.5%.


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Planning To Sell Your House? The Tax Reform Bill May Make You Reconsider

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 13:37:00 -0500

Currently homeowners pay no taxes on capital gains from the sale of their home on up to $250,000 ($500,000 for married taxpayers). The proposed tax bill may change that.


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Joyful Collector Recovers His Long-Lost Baseball Autograph Albums And Boyhood

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 12:13:00 -0500

Sometime in the early 1960s a boy's cherished baseball autograph albums disappeared. Then they mysteriously reappeared a half century later, transporting the 68-year-old man back to his childhood.


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How To Rent Out Your Vacation Home And Not Get Slammed By The IRS

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 12:12:00 -0500

Want to rent out your vacation home? You’d better know the tax rules first. Here’s a handy guide.


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Today's Technological, Monetary And Political Forces Are Raising a Perfect Economic Storm

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 11:18:00 -0500

Technological, monetary and political entities are joining forces to stir up a maelstrom of change that is going to bombard all of us. I’m not an exception, and neither are you.


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The Largest U.S. Charities For 2017

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 09:45:00 -0500

United Way Worldwide still leads the list, but contributions continue a long decline.


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How To Analyze A Charity Before Giving

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 09:45:00 -0500

Look at financial efficiencies, then ask lots of questions


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Why 2017 Is The Year To Give To Charity (If You Want A Tax Break)

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 09:45:00 -0500

Check out these three ways to get a bigger tax break and amplify your charitable donations, in light of the tax cuts bill.


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Ask Larry: Can I File On My Ex's Earnings Record?

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 09:17:00 -0500

Today’s column examines the availability of divorced spousal benefits, the earnings test, getting enough insured quarters to be eligible for a retirement benefit, foreign pensions and the WEP and sequencing available benefits.


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4 Solid Ways To Give Wisely This Holiday Season

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 09:15:00 -0500

There is such a thing as a bad charity. Here's how you can avoid them.


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Your Holiday Tipping Guide: How Much To Give, And To Whom

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 09:00:00 -0500

It can be confusing to know how much to tip and to whom, so we’ve broken it down for you.


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California Taxes Already Prompt Moving Then Selling, No Deduction Could Mean Exodus

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 08:55:00 -0500

Moving to avoid California's taxes is already a big trend. Just imaging if state income taxes are no longer deductible.


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The U.S. States With The Most People In Debt [Infographic]

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 08:04:00 -0500

Across the United States, 33 percent of people have debt that has gone into collections, meaning they have unpaid bills creditors have either closed or are trying to collect. Which states have the highest share of residents in debt?


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You Could Have Been A Bitcoin Billionaire (And Other Myths)

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 06:37:00 -0500

How much money could you have made if you invested in Bitcoin when it was first launched? Here's the answer, and why it could harm your future investing decisions.


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3 Gifts That Will Help People Save Money

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 05:00:00 -0500

What gifts are you planning to give those on your list this year? Give some thought to giving the gift of a solid financial future.


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How Far Will A 2.4% Pay Increase Really Go?

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 02:00:00 -0500

Most military publications are predicting one of the largest military pay increases in a long time. No matter the percentage, there are many steps to maximize any increase in pay at the beginning of each year.


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U.S. SEC Stops 'Munching' Munchee's ICO After Reg Concerns Raised

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 20:06:00 -0500

As the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) halts an initial coin offering (ICO) in San Francisco-based Munchee Inc., a blockchain-based food review service that sought to raise $15 million, SEC Chairman Clayton has issued a statement on the cyptocurrency and ICO markets for 'Main Street'.


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Crypto Market Value Surpasses $500 Billion As Interest Surges

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 18:40:00 -0500

The digital currency market's value has risen more than 2,500% this year. What will it do next?


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Corporate Tax Flim Flam: 20% Pulled From A Top Hat

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 18:31:00 -0500

Republican Murphymen, alumni of Goldman Sachs, surely concocted this 20% corporate tax plank, but the number is unsound, uncalled for and doesn’t flow out of postwar financial history.



Stuck In The Work And Life Balancing Act? Focus On Progress

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 14:54:00 -0500

Is there hope for the work-life equation, or is it time to let it go?


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The Jobs Report Misled You, Job & Wage Growth Are Actually Decelerating

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 12:07:00 -0500

Looking ahead, 2018 should be another year for growth. So I look around and ask, what could endanger that? I think the biggest risk is central bank policy error.


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Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs): The Real News And The Fake News

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 11:51:00 -0500

Exchange Traded Funds or ETFs, have now become a potent force in the day-to-day life of investment markets and investors. An ETF is a security that trades on a stock exchange like a stock, but it is not an operating business. It is a portfolio of securities that is intended to mimic an index.


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Litecoin Rally Continues, Crypto Up More Than 7,500% Year-To-Date

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 11:42:00 -0500

Litecoin keeps pushing higher, but what is fueling this sharp rally?


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Alternatives Rising: California's Three Bell Capital

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 10:58:00 -0500

Three Bell Capital ranked #1 on the Top 100 Emerging Wealth Management Firms by RIA Channel.


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SAPVoice: When Corporate Anti-Bodies Attack Innovation, This Is How Banks Fight Back

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 08:30:00 -0500

Why AI, machine learning and other technology advancements aren’t all bad for society, and how established financial institutions can learn to innovate.


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Best Credit Cards For Everyday Use

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 07:20:00 -0500

For those looking to carry just one rewards credit card, here is a list of the best credit cards for everyday use.


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Government Scheme To Boost Saving Habit Postponed

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 05:39:00 -0500

The Help to Save scheme is designed to help get people into the savings habit, but the full launch has now been pushed back until late next year


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Just 100: 14 CEOs On Why Treating Workers Well Is Good For Business

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 05:00:00 -0500

CEOs from 14 companies on Forbes' Just 100 list speak out on why treating workers well is good for business.


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Goldman's Green Inspiration? The Marketplace

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 05:00:00 -0500

For Goldman Sachs, environmental sustainability is driving new business opportunities. On Monday evening, the firm's over $1 trillion asset management business launched an ETF that will track an index of companies possessing " just business behavior" as determined by Paul Tudor Jones' Just Capital.


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Generous 401(k) Matches Helped Scott Scherr Build The Ultimate Software Stock

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 05:00:00 -0500

From generous 401k matches to fully covered healthcare and unlimited paid time off, Ultimate Software CEO Scott Scherr has created one of Wall Street's best performing stocks by putting workers first.


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SEC Chairman Statement On Crypto And ICOs Offers No Bright Line Tests

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 20:06:00 -0500

SEC Chairman Jay Clayton furthered the agency's stance that whether or not a particular offering constitutes a security depends on the facts and circumstances of the case, plus gave the first indication of its stance on so-called utility tokens.


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10 Smart Ways To Make Self-Care A Part Of Every Meal

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 18:00:00 -0500

No matter how fancy or even selfish the term may sound, self-care is crucial for your health. And the best way to incorporate it into your life is to adopt simple self-care habits that you can practice daily. Read on to learn about ten smart eating habits that'll make you healthier and happier.


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The Best Mobile Banking Apps Of 2017

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:39:00 -0500

People increasingly use mobile banking apps instead of visiting branches. Every year, MagnifyMoney ranks the best mobile banking apps. In 2017, there were some surprising new names at the top of the list.


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Holiday Shopping Brings Record Sales To The U.S., But Is The Trend Global?

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 14:45:00 -0500

Black Friday versus Cyber Monday. Which one comes out on top globally, and what does it mean for retailers?


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Why You Should Use This Holiday Season To Plan Your Financial Future

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 14:42:00 -0500

The holiday season is the perfect time to plan for your financial future. Jack Teboda explains why having the retirement conversation now can save you a serious headache later.


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Affirm Raises Another $200 Million, With Investment From Singapore's Sovereign Wealth Fund

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 12:26:00 -0500

Affirm, which offers instant loans for online purchases, said on Monday it has raised another $200 million in equity.


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10 Energizer Bunny Stocks

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 12:10:00 -0500

These ten U.S. stocks have posted average earnings growth of 25% or better in the past five years, yet sell for 12 times earnings or less.


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The Salary Chronicles: How I Negotiated An Extra $10K With One Phone Call

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 10:23:00 -0500

Negotiating an offer for a job right out of college can be intimidating, but it doesn't need to be. This woman negotiated a starting salary increase of $10k with one phone call.


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How To Trade The S&P 500 Sectors Using ETFs

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 10:19:00 -0500

The S&P 500 is divided into 11 sectors and each sector can be traded using its own exchange-traded fund. The index ended last week up 18.4% year-to-date


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Ask Larry: ​​​​​​Can I Report My Income In My Wife's Name?

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 09:51:00 -0500

Today’s column addresses the advisability of reporting personal income in another person's name, filing at 62, potential benefits after remarriage, the effect of public pensions on Social Security benefits and how married couples might sequence benefits.


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Bull Market Is Lowest-Returning In History, But Don't Worry, It Still Has Legs

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 09:50:00 -0500

The current bull market is the lowest returning one in the industrial age, when adjusted for inflation. But don't worry, it's not done rising yet.


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Four Ways A Bitcoin Bubble Plays Out

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 09:15:00 -0500

If Bitcoin is in a massive bubble, how would we know in real time? Here are four red flags.


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Make Your Life Better Reading Howard Bloom

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 09:11:00 -0500

America needs more books like Bloom's. It's funny and smart, which is a rare combination in a country where much of the publishing industry looks to bang out 'worthy' beard-pulling tomes that may never fully get read. His work is a refreshing change.


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Book A Budget NYE Girlfriend Getaway Before They're Gone

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 09:00:00 -0500

Ten out of the box travel destinations for you and your girlfriends this New Years Holiday.


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I Spent A Month Testing The Top Food Subscription Boxes, And These Were The Winners

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 09:00:00 -0500

A mom of two tests which fit her family’s picky tastes, healthy diets and grocery budget.


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Bitcoin Investors Hunt For Transfers That Aren't Taxable

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 08:50:00 -0500

WIth 1031 exchanges soon unavailable, Bitcoin investors may be looking for other non-taxable transfers.


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A Roth IRA At Age 15, Thanks To The Parent Match

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 07:00:00 -0500

How to give your kids a head start on retirement saving.


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Lawyer For Madoff Victims Says DOJ Skipped Him During $4B Payback Process

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 06:36:00 -0500

A New York law firm has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice, claiming it has illegally changed the terms and conditions of its $4 billion fund designed to compensate victims of Ponzi scheme perpetrator Bernie Madoff.


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What Closing The Gender Pay Gap Could Mean For Your Retirement

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 06:00:00 -0500

The gender pay gap is closing in many states, but not fast enough and a small difference in pay now adds up by the time you retire. Find out how much more and how you can get paid more and close the gap.


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Reports Filed In Microsoft Lawsuit Find 'Significant' Gender Gap At Firm

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 00:05:00 -0500

As part of a lawsuit alleging gender imbalances, plaintiffs' attorneys have submitted studies suggesting the company's ladder and pay scale need work.


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How To Beat Impulse Buying At Baseball Shows And Beyond

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 20:54:00 -0500

I recently broke a 30-year cycle of impulse buying at baseball shows. I think that I can help you stay on a budget in sports and non-sports venues— maybe even at your local shopping mall, particularly during the high-pressure holiday season.


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12 Stocks To Buy To Keep The Gains Going In 2018

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 19:15:00 -0500

It’s been a banner year for equities, but here are a dozen stocks that still look cheap with the overall market trading at lofty levels heading into 2018.


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Sports Collector Pays $37.5K For Wall Street Charging Bull In NYC Financial District

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 17:03:00 -0500

Heritage Auctions has sold for $37,5000 one of one of ten known 14-inch bronze prototypes for the world-famous charging bull on Wall Street. The buyer is a high-end sports collector.


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Franken's Story Shows The Ugly Value Calculations That Hurt Women

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 16:01:00 -0500

Although the the cases of Al Franken and Roy Moore differ significantly, those trying to protect each are fundamentally similar, taking care first of their own interests rather than being truly concerned about sexual harassment or abuse.


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The Top 3 Rules For Navigating The Bitcoin, Blockchain And Crypto Craze

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 12:08:00 -0500

Cryptocurrency has woven its way into conversations at cocktail parties, on the golf course and everywhere in between. Investors must recognize the risks. To that end, here are my top 3 rules for navigating the crypto craze.


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Which Credit Cards Are Most Rewarding?

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 10:00:00 -0500

Are you the kind of person who pays off your credit card balance every month without fail? If so, you could be missing out on some rewards for your good financial habits.


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Sexual Harassment Is Bad Business. Now What?

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 08:29:00 -0500

Sexual harassment and sexual misconduct at the workplace was never acceptable, but the surge in negative publicity has made it bad for business. The #MeToo movement was a great start, but we need to pave a path forward. Let us talk about #NowWhat and how we resolve these issues once and for all.


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What Same-Sex Couples Should Know About Marriage Agreements Before Getting Married

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 08:00:00 -0500

Whether marriage is new to you or not, there are better ways to do it than others. This is why marital agreements are more popular than ever and why you and your partner should consider getting one.


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8 Ways To Start Or Buy An E-Commerce Business In Midlife

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 08:00:00 -0500

Starting an e-commerce business in midlife may be easier and less costly than you think. Here are eight ways to do it and advice from experts.


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Entrepreneur Shares 'Life-Saving' Career Change

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 07:30:00 -0500

This is the story of how an entrepreneur combined his passion with his competence to transform his hobby into his side hustle and, ultimately, an international fly fishing company.


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11 Quick Ways To Save Money On Car Insurance

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 07:16:00 -0500

Good insurance doesn't have to cost an arm and a leg. Here are some tips on how to lower your auto insurance premiums.


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17 Gifts That Give Back To Help Make Sense Of This Year

Sat, 9 Dec 2017 07:00:00 -0500

It's the thought that counts, but when you give any of these, you're supporting those in need.


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Bitcoin Frenzy Sees Price Top $16,000 Before Losing 20% In Roller Coaster

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 17:38:00 -0500

Bitcoin hit new record high of over $16,000 overnight before sliding around 20%. Trading in the 'Big Daddy' of cryptocurrencies has witnessed a huge rise since the start of 2017 but some pundits are asking if this is a bubble and it is only a matter of time before it pops. Others are more bullish.


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Market Forecasts: Helpful or Useless?

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 16:37:00 -0500

Are market forecasts helpful or useless to individuals when they think about their investments? In my opinion, they lack predictive power. It's better to stick with an investment portfolio that's imbedded in your financial plan. Don't have a plan? Get one!



How To Handle Financial Planning During A Divorce: 4 Steps To Protect Yourself

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 15:19:00 -0500

Divorce can be extremely stressful for all parties involved. The emotional toll, as well as the physical and psychological impact on the family, can be devastating. Dealing with financial issues and the allocation of assets can be overwhelming.


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Deadline For Donor-Advised Funds

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 14:51:00 -0500

A quick guide to the economics of charitable giving pools from Fidelity and other brokers.


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Litecoin Reaches New High, Up Nearly 3,000% This Year

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 13:46:00 -0500

Litecoin has climbed nearly 3,000% this year. What's next for this cryptocurrency?


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THE STAMP INVESTOR

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 13:00:00 -0500

The success of bit coins is demonstrating again peoples' desire for a currency without transparency. Stamps have become a popular alternative investment for those more interested in preserving what they have, not risking it for more.



How Small-Business Owners Can Keep Good People: Offer Better Retirement Plans

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 10:11:00 -0500

To keep employees happy, many small business owners use SIMPLE IRAs as retirement plans. But many would be a lot better off shifting to 401(k)s. Here's why.


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Ask Larry: ​​Can I Still Restrict My Application?

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 09:38:00 -0500

Today’s column addresses restricted applications, whether it's possible to file for an early retirement benefit while delaying a spousal benefit, the availability and calculation of spousal benefits and the amount and availability of widow(er)'s benefits.


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I Was The First Person To Rent Out A Hammock On Airbnb, And It Was Seriously Lucrative

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 09:00:00 -0500

When this Seattle man started renting his home on Airbnb, he didn’t realize just how lucrative it would become.


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House And Senate Tax Bills Bar Lawyer Tax Write-Offs For Costs

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 08:54:00 -0500

Contingent fee lawyers must usually front all costs, but usually cannot write off the costs on their taxes until the very end of the case. Congress is about to make this harsh rule even more pervasive.


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Where People Are Working Beyond 65 [Infographic]

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 08:01:00 -0500

In more and more countries, it seems like older people are putting their retirement plans on hold. A recent OECD report has highlighted a glaring disparity in employment rates among over 65s in different countries.


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7 Ways To Avoid Holiday Cyber-Scams

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 07:37:00 -0500

Cybercriminals are stepping up their game for the holidays. Here's how to protect yourself.


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Ask Bankable: How Can I Find My Career Path After College?

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 07:22:00 -0500

I passed my exams but I still can't see a meaningful path or direction of my life and opportunities are nonexistent. What advice do you have for me?


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'I Only Gave It To My Spouse In Case I Got Sued' Defense Flops Once Again In Soley Case

Thu, 7 Dec 2017 22:36:00 -0500

A husband who claims that he made a gift to is wife only in case he was sued finds out that the gift is still good even though they are now divorced.


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Thou Shalt Not Lie...

Thu, 7 Dec 2017 18:50:00 -0500

I've studied fraud for over 20 years



What's Keeping Investors Up At Night?

Thu, 7 Dec 2017 16:38:00 -0500

To explore what financial advisor’s high-net-worth clients are worried about and how to best address these concerns, I spoke with Andy Schwartz, CFP®, a Principal at Bleakley Financial Group.


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Ask Bankable: Should I Save My Bonus Or Use It To Pay Down Debt?

Thu, 7 Dec 2017 15:43:00 -0500

I just received a year-end bonus. Is it better to use it to pay off my credit card or should I put it in savings?


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What Does Bitcoin's Meteoric Rise Mean For Investors?

Thu, 7 Dec 2017 15:31:00 -0500

Bitcoin prices have risen sharply this year, but what does this mean for investors?


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11 Questions With Oakmark's Bill Nygren And Win Murray

Thu, 7 Dec 2017 14:44:00 -0500

GuruFocus discusses investing with two index-beating value investors



Tesla And Ford Are Not Comparables

Thu, 7 Dec 2017 13:09:00 -0500

In February, Goldman Sachs and UBS downgraded Tesla to a Sell rating in part because they thought it was overvalued compared to Ford. At that time, Tesla’s market cap exceeded Ford’s, $50 billion to $48 billion. Here's where their analysis took a wrong turn.


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Bitcoin Hits Almost $19K, Coinbase Crashes Under Buying Pressure

Thu, 7 Dec 2017 12:08:00 -0500

The buying frenzy was so strong, Ross said, that it crashed Coinbase, a popular exchange for buying and selling cryptocurrencies.


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5 Credit Card Trends To Look Out For In 2018

Thu, 7 Dec 2017 11:06:00 -0500

The future of credit cards includes even more luxurious rewards.


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Bitcoin Surges Past $15,000, Up More Than 1,500% Year-To-Date

Thu, 7 Dec 2017 10:47:00 -0500

Bitcoin has surpassed $15,000. Where will it go next?


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Gifts At Work? An Expert Weighs In (Plus 7 Things Your Co-Workers Actually Want)

Thu, 7 Dec 2017 08:15:00 -0500

Expert Lizzie Post of the Emily Post Institute addresses tricky work gifting situations, plus seven can't-miss ideas for great presents.


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Five Ways To Save Serious Money On Last-Minute Holiday Travel

Thu, 7 Dec 2017 08:05:00 -0500

The holiday season is one of the most expensive times to fly. Luckily for all you late planners out there, we're experts at travel hacking the holidays.


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How Much Is Bitcoin Really Worth?

Thu, 7 Dec 2017 05:11:00 -0500

Bitcoin and other digital currencies are all the rage. But how do you value Bitcoin? You don't.


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