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Top Manager Says Alibaba Is A Better Investment Than Amazon

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:32:00 -0400

Amazon is up over 30% this year. With the stock now bouncing around $1000, Amazon bears have largely capitulated. But, when there is no one left asking hard questions, stock prices can become over-valued. Gorden Lam makes a strong case that Alibaba is now a better investment than Amazon.

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How Millennials Can Actually Afford An Instagram-worthy Vacay

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:04:00 -0400

It’s time to stop scrolling and start planning the vacation of your dreams. Here are six travel hacks to help you afford the Instagram-worthy vacation you need and deserve.

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How The Lives Of Seniors In The U.S. Match Up Against The Rest Of The World

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:57:00 -0400

A new index shows seniors in the US are better off than in most developed countries, but score in the middle-of-the-pack when it comes to some important measures.

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Pro Athletes Prove Why You Should Stick To A Financial Playbook

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:19:00 -0400

Vince Young, Bernie Kosar, Michael Vick and Mike Tyson represent a sad but common story, coming from nothing, earning everything and falling hard. As we avoid publicizing our financial mistakes, pro athletes play them out in public. Rather than criticize, we can learn from these stories. Here's how.

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The Biggest Estate Planning Mistake People Make

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:07:00 -0400

When doing your estate planning, this lawyer says, don't forget about you. His advice on advance directives, trusts and more.

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"Curate" Your College List For Best Results

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 10:56:00 -0400

Don't just cobble a college list together from bits and pieces of information. Take the time to curate one that will not only meet your needs but also stack the admission deck in your favor.

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In The Age Of Cyber-Terrorism, Every Investor Must Own Gold

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 09:48:00 -0400

Take it from “Dr. Doom”: own some physical gold and keep it out of the banking system.

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Ask Larry: Spousal After Husband Files And Suspends?

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 09:37:00 -0400

Today’s column addresses spousal benefits after filing and suspending, the earnings test, filing strategies for a married couple, survivor benefits and the availability of benefits.

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This Sharing-Focused Side Hustle Is All Of Our Dessert Goals

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 09:30:00 -0400

This month Miraya Berke and Liang Shi present New York City the fourth installment of Dessert Goals, a sweets-focused food festival anticipating revenue of $80,000.

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Why Bitcoin, Cryptos Aren't Gold

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 09:07:00 -0400

Bitcoin and other crytpocurrencies are all the rage. Here are five questions you need to ask before you invest.

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Why You Need Stocks In Your Portfolio -- And How Much

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 08:16:00 -0400

In retirement, how much of your portfolio do you need in stock to avoid running out of money?

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This Avoidable Bank Fee Is Costing Americans Billions

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 08:00:00 -0400

Americans are paying $15 billion for this service, which could do more harm than good to your budget.

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Spend One-Tenth Of The Time You Think About Trump On This, And Your Life Will Change

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 07:35:00 -0400

This is why queer America's obsession with President Trump is distracting us from what we can control and the distraction from what we can control is making us weaker in President Trump's America.

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Last-Minute Eclipse Junkies Flock To Farms, Ranches And Backyards Ahead Of August 21

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 15:44:00 -0400

Thanks to the total solar eclipse 2017, the hospitality business across small town America is booming. But for last-minute planners, finding a place to catch the celestial event is proving tricky.

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I Paid Off My Credit Card Debt And Saved $1,200 After A Layoff. Here's How.

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 14:21:00 -0400

What would you do if you lost your 9-to-5 job and you had debt to pay off? Here's the story of how one millennial fought her way back to financial health after losing her job.

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Could This Idea Help Fix America's Shortage Of Home Care Workers?

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 14:06:00 -0400

This AARP Foundation/Capital Impact Partners co-op program is designed to improve the pay and benefits of home care workers

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How To Mentally Handle Financially Tough Times

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 14:01:00 -0400

If you're dealing with financially tough times, follow this advice about reducing stress, getting more sleep and staying healthy

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What Market Discount For Geopolitical Risk?

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 13:29:00 -0400

Let's hope, Trump’s war of words holds at hostile rhetoric vs. Kim's matching threats, lobbed at Guam.

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Sharknado - SEC Targets Landsharks, Congress Those At Sea

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 13:07:00 -0400

Why does retail fraud seem so rampant? One reason, is the Dodd-Frank Act. It directed the SEC to de-register small retail investment advisers - leaving responsibility for these providers to states - where oversight and enforcement practices are inconsistent, unreliable and strapped for resources.

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Warren Buffett Announces Surprise Buy, 5 Holding Increases For 2nd Quarter

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 12:06:00 -0400

Also reiterates buy of STORE Capital and trims IBM, airlines

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HomeLight Raises $40M In Series B Funding To Help You Find A Listing Agent

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 10:24:00 -0400

SF based HomeLight, a marketplace for connecting home sellers with real estate agents, announced today that it has raised $40 million in Series B funding led by Silicon Valley’s Menlo Ventures. HomeLight is focused on serving home sellers as today, only 18% of homesellers find an agent online

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7 Steps To Take Before Buying Your First Home

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 10:00:00 -0400

How to get your finances in order -- and to make sure now is the right time for you to buy.

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What Does Becoming An Entrepreneur Have To Do With The Events In Charlottesville? Everything

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 09:02:00 -0400

On Saturday, August 12, 2017, almost 200 women veterans came together for Veteran Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship. Amidst the talk of entrepreneurial challenges and goals, the events at Charlottesville began to dominate the conversation. That's when I stepped in to connect the dots.

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Investing In Uncertain Times: What You Need To Know

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 09:00:00 -0400

Twelve Forbes Finance Council members discuss their top tips for investing in a market with an uncertain future.

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More Credit Card Issuers Let You Pay Off Debt For Free

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 08:00:00 -0400

It’s never been easier to dump your high-interest credit card balances without paying a penny in interest or fees.

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58% Of Homeowners Think The Housing Market Is Set For A Correction--Are Bubble Fears Founded?

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 07:30:00 -0400

History does support the idea that a housing market correction is near. But being due for a correction does not necessarily mean we are in a bubble.

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Investors Are Walking Away From Property

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 05:09:00 -0400

One in five landlords are planning to reduce the size of their portfolio this year.

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Retail Check Up: The Children's Place

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 22:00:00 -0400

If the Gymboree bankruptcy has you wary about the children’s retail space, fret not. The latest report from The Children’s Place is a positive sign that not all children’s retailers are created equal.

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