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5 Surprising Reasons Credit Scores Have Reached A Record High

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 17:08:00 -0400

Credit scores have reached a record high. This article outlines five key drivers of the improvement - and considers whether or not it will last.


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Landing Your First Investing Job

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:55:00 -0400

If you are applying for a job at an investment firm, you know that the competition is fierce. To stand out from the crowd bring a few time-stamped stock recommendations to the interview.


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Older Workers Are More Easily Distracted---And That's A Good Thing

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 15:12:00 -0400

Surveys of studies show that workers get more distracted as they get older but this turns out to be useful for their employers


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Debt Snowball Versus Debt Avalanche: What The Academic Research Shows

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 14:00:00 -0400

Getting out of debt is as difficult as it is liberating. The debt snowball and debt avalanche are two approachings to paying off all of your debt. Here's what academic studies have to say about the most effective approach.


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$12-A-Year Insurance And Other Ignorant And Misleading Statements On Healthcare

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 13:38:00 -0400

The GOP's defense of its desired healthcare changes are fueled by misinformation, manipulation, and a disconnection with reality.


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True Or False: Being Married Has An Impact On Your Credit Score

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 12:12:00 -0400

For many people, credit scores remain among the most mystifying facets of modern financial life, a sort of shadowy SAT-score for grown ups with a huge impact on your ability to buy a car, a home or even get a job.


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Wealthy Retirees Stick With Stocks, And They're Happy

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 09:27:00 -0400

Here’s a positive retirement outlook story for a change.


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10 Managers Who Beat The Top Mutual Fund For The Last Decade

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 08:00:00 -0400

Marketocracy’s freshly updated rankings show 10 managers whose model funds did better than the top mutual fund for the past decade. Clients have been able to invest in 3 of them for the past 3 years. Here is how they are doing with real money.


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Why Your LGBTQ Business May Need An LGBTQ Business Coach

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 07:35:00 -0400

Even the most successful athletes, CEOs and entrepreneurs have coaches. Because of a history of being marginalized, many LGBTQ entrepreneurs feel they must go it alone. We don't and here's why and how one LGBTQ business is changing that.


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Consider Ten Basic Questions When Applying To College As A Student-Athlete

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 07:00:00 -0400

Applying to colleges as a student-athlete can be very complicated. Consider some important issues before deciding which division makes the most sense to play it, what your goals in college and post-college are and where to go to understand the guidelines that ensure you're treated fairly.


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What This Week's Congressional Action On Health Care And Social Services Will Mean For Seniors

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:53:00 -0400

The death (for now) of congressional efforts to replace the Affordable Care Act and House Republican changes in senior services will have a big impact on older adults.


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8 Rumors To Ignore If You Actually Want To Retire

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 13:28:00 -0400

If you actually want to retire, however, you have to learn to sort fact from fiction and the good advice from the bad. Here are some of the most prevalent retirement rumors you should definitely ignore:


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Investors: Surprise, Preferreds Thriving As Rates Rise

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 12:18:00 -0400

Preferred securities have rallied as interest rates have risen over the past few weeks. Here are two to consider.


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The Sneaky Tricks Banks Are Playing On Savers

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 11:33:00 -0400

Here's why many savers are not able to get the highest rates some banks and credit unions are paying on CDs and savings accounts.


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Are the Citi Prestige Changes Positive? Higher Bonus & Higher Minimum Spend

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 11:18:00 -0400

After several recent benefit cuts including free rounds of golf and American Airlines lounge access, the Citi Prestige is receiving a shot in the arm.


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The Most Overvalued Housing Markets In America Are In Texas

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 10:32:00 -0400

About 27% of housing markets in the United States are currently overvalued, according to Fitch Ratings, but none more so than these five booming metro areas out West.


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New York Is One Of The Most Undervalued Housing Markets Of 2017--Yes, Really

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 10:32:00 -0400

About 28% of housing markets in the United States are currently undervalued, according to Fitch Ratings. Here are the five where homes are at the deepest discount.


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The 6 Do's And Don'ts For Your Next Bonus

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 10:01:00 -0400

While there are many smart ways to spend your bonus, there are just as many pitfalls to watch out for. The most important 'DO' is to create a strategy of how to allocate your money based on your financial priorities.


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Not On Track For Retirement? 5 Steps To Get There

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 10:00:00 -0400

You can retire no matter how late you start, but it will require sacrifice and saying “no” to a lot of things so you can say “yes” to retirement.


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Ask Larry: Will Back Taxes Increase My Benefit?

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 09:31:00 -0400

Today’s column addresses when back taxes can be paid, optimal filing times when an older spouse is sick, the size of widow's benefits, when spousal benefits become available and filing now or later.


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How GOP Will Still Carve Up Medicare

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 09:12:00 -0400

The GOP still wants to privatize Medicare. Here's what that's an awful idea.


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The Myths About Dividend Investing

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 09:07:00 -0400

Dividend paying stocks can be a great thing. But beware of the myths about them.


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It's Not How You Start But How You Finish

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 09:00:00 -0400

Consider not only the ascent up the mountain but how to safely navigate your way down. Once we have saved for retirement, how do we manage our money when we actually retire?


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SAPVoice: Try This Facebook Bot Before You Cancel Your Lost Credit Card

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 08:24:00 -0400

AI-powered Facebook Messenger bot, life doesn’t have to work this way. AI-powered Facebook Messenger bot allows people to pay bills from one place, turn their credit card on or off at will, and set spending limits to fit their budget, travel and lifestyle directly from Facebook.


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Here's How Much You Should Actually Be Tipping

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 08:00:00 -0400

The gratuity game is best for restaurant servers and hair stylists, but not so much for hotel housekeepers or baristas.


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Powerful Lobby Group Wants To Prevent You From Voting For Senators

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 19:50:00 -0400

A powerful corporate-backed lobbying group is trying to end direct election of senators by the public.


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Four Buffett-Inspired Picks That Could Outrun The Bulls

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 16:15:00 -0400

Buffett's message remains steadfast: Investors should look for companies with a competitive edge and focus on underlying operations using criteria that are readily available and easily measurable.


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Is Eighteen The Right Earnings Multiplier?

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 15:49:00 -0400

Big upside surprise, ironically, is the market, itself, as it flows on like “Ol’ Man River.” Everyone's music sheet forecasting the market boils down to a few variables: Earnings, interest rates, operating profit margin leverage and finally the present level of the S&P 500 Index.



Where To Find Hourly Financial Planners

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 15:39:00 -0400

Are you paying a percentage fee? Check out our list of alternatives.


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'I Was Insecure About Being 30 And Going To Europe For The First Time'

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 13:51:00 -0400

When Refinery29’s senior features writer planned her first overseas trip with her well-traveled fiancé, she wanted to make sure that he wasn’t showing her the world.


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