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Neil Hennessy Expects Bull Market To Continue In 2018

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 16:12:00 -0500

If you're evaluating and rebalancing your portfolio for the coming year, you might want hear the 2018 market outlook of Neil Hennessy, the head Hennessy Funds, whose midcap fund topped the Russell Midcap Index.






Second Career: Becoming A Financial Adviser

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 11:48:00 -0500

Some people are leaving one profession in midlife to become a financial adviser. Here's what it takes and what the rewards can be.


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Rare Baseball Autographs Found In Dilapidated Building Sell For Over $125K

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 10:51:00 -0500

A lucky contractor is more than $125,000 richer, thanks to two boxes of autographs from baseball's earliest stars which he found in an old building he was cleaning out.


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What Medicaid's Work Requirement Means For Seniors, People With Disabilities, And Their Caregivers

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 09:45:00 -0500

Medicaid's work requirement could hit family caregivers and people with disabilities.


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IRS Sets Final 2018 Deadline For Roth Conversion Do-Overs

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 09:37:00 -0500

The IRS issues a taxpayer-friendly answer to a question dogging taxpayers who did Roth IRA conversions in 2017.


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Trump Administration Requests $0 In Funding For Consumer Protection Agency

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 08:31:00 -0500

Acting CFPB Director Mick Mulvaney requests $0 in quarterly funding.


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Ask Larry: ​​What Will My Widow's Benefit Be At Age 64?

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 08:00:00 -0500

Today’s column addresses early widow's benefits, when spousal benefits become available, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, how married couples can sequence benefits and whether to file and suspend.


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Ask Bankable: How Do I Ask For A Raise?

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 07:16:00 -0500

Most of us are uncomfortable asking for more money, but waiting for someone else to decide you're worth more than what you are paid is rarely a good strategy.


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Need To Pay For College? Make A Plan. Part 3: Other Financial Options

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 02:00:00 -0500

The last installment of having a plan for college: When financial aid and scholarship funds have been determined, there may be yet other options to help save on the final bill for the semester.


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Want To Make $75,000 A Month And Quit Your Day Job?

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 21:12:00 -0500

Alex Nerney and Lauren McManus are making over $75,000 per month blogging. Learn how they left their full-time jobs on their quest toward freedom.


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Mindful Tips That Can Help You Achieve A Healthy Body And Fit Wallet

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 18:49:00 -0500

Do you know what the most popular New Year’s resolutions are? To save money and to get into shape. I realized that it takes the same mindset, drive, and motivation to succeed at either. Here are some tips for achieving both.


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Aalok Devkota Shows Warren Buffett's Style Can Work For Chinese Stocks

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 13:10:00 -0500

A lot of fast growing Chinese companies look cheap next to comparable western companies. Aalok Devkota has adapted Warren Buffett's value investing approach to select Chinese stocks. His investment in TAL Education Group has returned 279% in 2 years. Here's what he has learned.


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Trump Administration To Turn Religious 'Liberty' Into Medical Bigotry And Death

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 12:02:00 -0500

Today's decision to push for enforcement of so-called religious liberty statutes in relation to medicine is cheap election year pandering that encourages discrimination of all all forms and endangers lives, particularly of low- and moderate-income people.


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Banks Will Be Slammed In The Next Crisis, And That May Be Good News

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 11:40:00 -0500

Will the government help banks in the next financial crisis?


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Amazon Chooses 20 Finalists For Its Second Headquarters

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 09:58:00 -0500

After 238 communities submitted proposals, Amazon narrowed its list down to 20.


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Is Bitcoin A 'Busted Flush' As Price Falls 20% Below $10K Mark?

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 21:19:00 -0500

With the price of Bitcoin, the 'Big Daddy' of cryptocurrencies, falling below $10,000, as regulators in Asia and Europe circle and call for restrictions on trading will the current rout continue and where could the digital currency tread next?


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Analysts: Bitcoin's Sharp Decline A Temporary Pullback

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 13:10:00 -0500

Bitcoin plunged lately, but is this pullback only temporary?


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Ask Bankable: How Much Sleep Do I Need To Be Productive?

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:35:00 -0500

Ask Bankable: How many hours do I need to sleep each night? I'm trying to figure out my most productive sleep schedule.


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These ETF 'Pairs' Have A Story To Tell About Market Risk (And Reward)

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:13:00 -0500

I will highlight here are some ETFs that, through their returns and return patterns last year, tell us a lot about market sentiment and possibly where some extremely overvalued and undervalued market areas lie. You see, market sectors often move from one extreme to the other over time.


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A Tale Of Two Travel Opportunities: How To Handle Being More Jet Set Than Your Partner

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 11:26:00 -0500

Couple travel can be difficult, especially when you come from different financial backgrounds.


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7 Exchange-Traded Funds Outperforming The S&P 500

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 10:39:00 -0500

These sector ETFs are doing better the S&P 500 and set new highs. While three had daily key reversals.


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Why We Fight Over Money So Much, And How To Stop

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 09:45:00 -0500

It’s been 17 years since David Bach published “Smart Couples Finish Rich.” But when it comes to money, we're still having the same fights. Bach, who has a new update to his book, explains why that is and what couples can do to get on the same page financially and create a future they'll both enjoy.


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Ask Larry: ​​​​​​Is My Friend Right About Delayed Retirement Credits?

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 09:27:00 -0500

Today’s column speaks to the wisdom of taking friends' pronouncements about Social Security with large grains of salt, the ability to still suspend a benefit, potential effects of public pensions and delaying retirement benefits after taking widow(er)'s benefits early.


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10 Colleges That Pay You Back Big

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

Some colleges will pay you back big time. Here are the top 10.


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Work From Home 2018: The Top 100 Companies For Remote Jobs

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 08:00:00 -0500

Looking to work from home? Here are the top 100 companies offering remote opportunities.


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How To Automate Your Finances In 5 Easy Steps

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 07:00:00 -0500

Finances have a way of getting increasingly complicated in all stages of life, but putting your finances on autopilot can simplify things. A good system directs dollars to the things that matter most and keeps you on track for reaching your goals. Use these 5 easy steps to automate your finances.


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Need To Pay For College? Make A Plan. Part 2: Scholarships

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 06:00:00 -0500

College is expensive, so financial aid, scholarships and other programs can help reduce the cost, but one must do the work. Scholarships is part two of three.


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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 time 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 Realtor.com 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 Rented.com Is Arbitraging The Vacation Rental Market

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 08:00:00 -0500

Rented.com 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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