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The Tax Rules That Have Crypto Users Aghast

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 08:00:00 -0500

Tax attorney Tyson Cross and CPA Jason Tyra discuss all things crypto and taxes, including how you'll be taxed on hard forks and whether you can deduct a loss if you lose your private keys. Plus, they reveal the top crypto tax question.

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Ten Ways Young Can People Build A Strong Credit Record

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 08:00:00 -0500

Members of Forbes Finance Council discuss their top tips for young adults to begin building credit.

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Wayne Himelsein Sells Nvidia, Buys AMD, And Keeps Netflix

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 18:17:00 -0500

In 2017, Nvidia gained 74% contributing to Wayne Himelsein's 51% composite return last year. The algorithm doesn’t always sell big gainers. Netflix, which gained 53% last year is still in the portfolio. The key to Wayne’s success is to make these difficult decisions without emotion.

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Five Reasons Why Travel Is Good For Your Mental Health

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 17:26:00 -0500

Rachel Wolchin rightly said, "if we were meant to stay in one place, we would have roots instead of feet." Extended travel can do wonders for your emotional and mental health, let the experts tell you how and why.

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Why The WSJ Is Wrong About Long-Term Care Planning

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 17:20:00 -0500

A recent WSJ article on long-term care insurance pushes two important misconceptions and ultimately misses the mark. Long-term care insurance has had issues, impacting many people, but long-term care insurance still plays a valuable role in planning for incapacity and end of life care.

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6 Easy Tips For Paying Down Your Credit Card Debt

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 11:37:00 -0500

Credit card debt is likely to rise in 2018. Here are 6 easy-to-follow tips that will allow you to finally pay off your debt.

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Tech, Health Care And 5 Other Sector ETFs Outperform The S&P 500

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 11:33:00 -0500

Seven of the 11 sector exchange-traded funds are outperforming the S&P 500. Here's how to trade them.

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2018 Starts Off With An Unusual January In The Market

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 10:39:00 -0500

January isn’t following its normal pattern this year in the stock market.

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How To Trade Five U.S. Equity Averages With Positive But Overbought Weekly Charts

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 10:05:00 -0500

How to trade nine global indexes, one of which is an inflating parabolic bubble.

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Ask Larry: ​​​​​​Is Previous Income Subject To The Earnings Test?

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 10:04:00 -0500

Today’s column takes up the reach of the earnings test, the timing of spousal benefits, resolving incorrect SSA earnings statements, delaying or filing early and whether a previously low earner can now overpay Social Security payroll taxes to get a larger benefit.

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2018 Investor Outlook: How Technological Disruption Is Reshaping The American Economy

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 09:16:00 -0500

This Investment Outlook serves as a broad guide for how we view the modern economy shifting not just in 2018—but in the years to come.

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Women In These Jobs Are Less Likely To Have Children

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 09:00:00 -0500

According to US Census data, these careers have the highest share of women over 45 who don’t have kids.

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How To Split Vacation Costs With Your Friends

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 09:00:00 -0500

Make a plan beforehand, divide expenses once you’re there and download these apps to settle the bills.

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In 2018, Become A Quitter To Move Yourself Forward

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 09:00:00 -0500

This could be the year you decide to quit your job and leap into entrepreneurship. If so, what qualities should you already possess or should learn to develop in order to give yourself the best chance of succeeding?

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Congress Blesses Roth IRAs For Everyone, Even The Well Paid

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 08:59:00 -0500

After the new tax law, Roth IRAs make sense for even more retirement savers because Congress blessed backdoor Roths.

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How Much Do You Need To Retire? A 2018 Checklist

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 08:58:00 -0500

How much do you need to save for retirement? Here's a handy checklist.

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A New Week Begins. Ripple Effects From Shutdown This Morning.

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 01:35:00 -0500

Military families are worried about pay, but they are also worried about orders, travel pay and childcare. The government has pushed the pause button on the lives of the military.

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Bitcoin Hurt By Lack Of Viable Pricing Model And The Ghostbusters Stairs Syndrome

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 12:11:00 -0500

The absence of a viable pricing model for Bitcoin is keeping institutional investors on the sidelines, and too many others are simply true-believers its price just will keep going up and up.

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Are You Financially Ready To Retire?

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 10:00:00 -0500

While retirement readiness has many non-financial components to it, here's how you can know if you're financially ready to retire:

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Digging Out Of The Hole: How Millennials Can Reduce Their Debt

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 08:46:00 -0500

Despite the booming economy, Millennials are steeped in debt. College costs and a host of credit card expenses have impacted the life decisions of an entire generation. So, how can the average Millennial dig out of debt? Here are some tips to start shoveling!

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Here's How To Get Both Democrats And Republicans On Board With LGBTQ Protections

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 08:00:00 -0500

Lack of LGBTQ-protections is adversely affecting the bottom lines of 29 states. Ohio Business Competes is using that economic case to help add LGBTQ-protections to Ohio's laws, and this is why the other 28 states should follow.

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Do Not Invest In An Equity-Indexed Annuity

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 14:12:00 -0500

An advisors recent experiences with clients in Equity-Indexed Annuity (EIA) products, and why more regulation may be needed for an industry so lacking in self-policing bad firms and agents.

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The Government Is Shutdown. 3 Things Military Families Want You To Know.

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 13:47:00 -0500

Everyone is affected by the government shutdown. But what many do not realize is for military families, duty calls, and pay is not guaranteed.

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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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