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  • Five ways to teach your kids the value of a dollar

    Five ways to teach your kids the value of a dollar

    Financial literacy is one of the most important subjects for a child to learn and carry with them into adulthood, and yet, it is one of the least taught subjects. 
    Financial literacy is one of the most important subjects for a child to learn and carry with them into adulthood, and yet, it is one of the least taught subjects. 
  • The deal boom is back with a vengeance

    The deal boom is back with a vengeance

    The calendar may say 2014, but investors are partying like it's 1999. That’s because merger and acquisition (MA) activity, along with initial public offering (IPO) issuance, have returned to their former glory days.
    The calendar may say 2014, but investors are partying like it's 1999. That’s because merger and acquisition (MA) activity, along with initial public offering (IPO) issuance, have returned to their former glory days.
  • How financial advisors mistreat women (and what women can do about It)

    How financial advisors mistreat women (and what women can do about It)

    Since the 1950s, women have increasingly assumed the breadwinner role in the household, yet many of them still don't seek out financial advice.
    Since the 1950s, women have increasingly assumed the breadwinner role in the household, yet many of them still don't seek out financial advice.
  • Bitcoin innovations and obstacles

    Bitcoin innovations and obstacles

    The Bitcoin peer-to-peer digital currency system has experienced a dramatic increase in popularity.
    The Bitcoin peer-to-peer digital currency system has experienced a dramatic increase in popularity. Since the Bitcoin currency system was created in 2009, over 12.3 million Bitcoins have been created; the total market value of Bitcoins now exceeds $6.8 billion.
  • 5 ways to make your resume stand out

    5 ways to make your resume stand out

    You have to be creative if you want to get an interview these days. Here are a few ideas designed to get you a call back from recruiters.
    You have to be creative if you want to get an interview these days. Here are a few ideas designed to get you a call back from recruiters.
  • Creative ways to protect your stock portfolio

    Creative ways to protect your stock portfolio

    After posting gains in a portfolio, the last thing you want to do is give them back. Protecting your stock portfolio is an extremely important part of portfolio management.
    After posting gains in a portfolio, the last thing you want to do is give them back. Protecting your stock portfolio is an extremely important part of portfolio management.
  • Obama's retirement cap could hit middle class

    Obama's retirement cap could hit middle class

    Obama indicated he will include in his 2015 budget proposal in March plans to limit how much Americans can put in tax-deferred retirement plans.
    Obama indicated he will include in his 2015 budget proposal in March plans to limit how much Americans can put in tax-deferred retirement plans including their company-administered 401(k)s and Individual Retirement Accounts. The limits come at a time when firms such as Fidelity say Americans are already underfunded when it comes to retirement.
  • Signs you need a money manager now

    Signs you need a money manager now

    You may want to consider an outside money manager this year.
    Do you know if you will have enough money in retirement? And is your current portfolio performing up to expectations? These are two important questions to ask yourself, and if you don't know right now, you may want to consider an outside money manager this year.
  • Why do so many people fall behind on their taxes?

    Why do so many people fall behind on their taxes?

    Despite the threat of owing thousands of dollars to the U.S. government, millions of Americans continue to fall behind on their taxes.
    In 2009, a spokesperson for the U.S. Internal Revenue Service estimated that 8.2 million Americans owed over $83 billion in back taxes, penalties and interest (approximately $10,000 per person). Despite the threat of owing thousands of dollars to the U.S. government, millions of Americans continue to fall behind on their taxes.
  • Diversity: Your shield from Madoff-style investment scams

    Diversity: Your shield from Madoff-style investment scams

    For the financial victims of Bernard Madoff's historic Ponzi scheme, the feelings of frustration and anguish just grow.
    For the financial victims of Bernard Madoff's historic Ponzi scheme, the feelings of frustration and anguish just grow. Sadly, a situation where ripped-off investors are left to feel victimized is the rule and not the exception.
  • Tax breaks for second-home owners

    Tax breaks for second-home owners

    Current tax laws offer several tax breaks that can help make second-home ownership more affordable.
    Many homeowners look forward to purchasing a second home that can be used for vacations, rental income, investment purposes or as a primary residence during retirement. Current tax laws offer several tax breaks that can help make second-home ownership more affordable.
  • Tax issues for same-sex spouses

    Tax issues for same-sex spouses

    The tax rules for married same-sex couples are largely identical to those for couples of opposite genders, but there are stipulations.
    The tax rules for married same-sex couples are largely identical to those for couples of opposite genders, but because the IRS looks to state laws to determine marital status, there are some additional stipulations for these couples that do not apply to traditional married couples.
  • Vacation savings tips

    Vacation savings tips

    Escaping from the confines of a cubicle or a classroom for a fun-filled vacation is something most people dream about. The good news is that you can enjoy your holiday without spending exorbitant amounts of money.
    Escaping from the confines of a cubicle or a classroom for a fun-filled vacation is something most people dream about. The good news is that you can enjoy your holiday without spending exorbitant amounts of money.
  • How to get the most money back on your tax return

    How to get the most money back on your tax return

    One of the primary concerns on taxpayers' minds during the tax season is how to get the most money back or pay the least amount of income tax when they file their tax returns.
    One of the primary concerns on taxpayers' minds during the tax season is how to get the most money back or pay the least amount of income tax when they file their tax returns.
  • Tax software vs. an accountant: Which is right for you?

    Tax software vs. an accountant: Which is right for you?

    With every important job comes the question of whether or not individuals should do it themselves or hire a professional.
    With every important job comes the question of whether or not individuals should do it themselves or hire a professional.
  • Netflix: Should you buy or hold or sell?

    Netflix: Should you buy or hold or sell?

    What should investors make of Netflix Inc.? Investors don't know whether the glass is half-full or half-empty when they ponder the stock's topsy-turvy movements.
    What should investors make of Netflix Inc.? Investors don't know whether the glass is half-full or half-empty when they ponder the stock's topsy-turvy movements.
  • Tax-smart ways to help your kids/grandkids pay for college

    Tax-smart ways to help your kids/grandkids pay for college

    The national median existing-home price was $199,500 in October of this year. That's less than the estimated $210,388 it will cost to send your two-year-old to an in-state, public college for four years.
    Many people say that a home is the largest single investment you'll ever make, but consider this: The national median existing-home price was $199,500 in October of this year. That's less than the estimated $210,388 it will cost to send your two-year-old to an in-state, public college for four years.
  • 6 worst financial mistakes and why you made them

    6 worst financial mistakes and why you made them

    Your financial situation is a combination of every financial decision you've made up to this point. If you're like most, you have had very little or no coaching, so you're just learning as you go.
    Your financial situation is a combination of every financial decision you've made up to this point. If you're like most, you have had very little or no coaching, so you're just learning as you go.
  • Evaluating your stock broker

    Evaluating your stock broker

    Many investors enter into a relationship with their brokers with little or no knowledge about their background, such as time in the business, expertise or ability to manage money.
    Many investors enter into a relationship with their brokers with little or no knowledge about their background, such as time in the business, expertise or ability to manage money.
  • A study on the wealth effect and the economy

    A study on the wealth effect and the economy

    The "wealth effect" refers to the premise that consumers tend to spend more when there is a bull market in widely-held assets like real estate or stocks, because rising asset prices make them feel wealthy.
    The "wealth effect" refers to the premise that consumers tend to spend more when there is a bull market in widely-held assets like real estate or stocks, because rising asset prices make them feel wealthy.
  • 10 steps to tax preparation

    10 steps to tax preparation

    There is still plenty of time left until the April 15 income tax filing deadline. But why wait until the last minute to get your affairs in order?
    There is still plenty of time left until the April 15 income tax filing deadline. But why wait until the last minute to get your affairs in order?
  • Console wars heating up

    Console wars heating up

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    With Nintendo's Wii U now more than a year old, the two remaining members of the triopoly of video game console makers - Microsoft and Sony - are now vying for market share with the latest versions of their signature consoles.
    With Nintendo's Wii U now more than a year old, the two remaining members of the triopoly of video game console makers - Microsoft and Sony - are now vying for market share with the latest versions of their signature consoles.
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