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When Facebook is a bank...

Would you trust the 'Bank of Facebook' with your cash? Here's how Facebook's big money project is getting started. More>>

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.
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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.
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Bitcoin innovations and obstacles

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. More>>

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. More>>

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.
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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 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. More>>

Signs you need a money manager now

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. More>>

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. Sadly, a situation where ripped-off investors are left to feel victimized is the rule and not the exception. More>>

Tax breaks for second-home owners

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. More>>

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. More>>

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. More>>

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.
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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.
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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. More>>

Investing 101

Market investment tips for beginners. More>>

9 ways to have better vacations

If you are going to take time off work for vacation, make sure to really do just that and enjoy yourself. Here are some tips to help you relax. More>>

Secrets of debt collection agencies

It can be unsettling when a debt collector tracks you down and inquires about repayment. But owing money to a creditor does not place you completely at its mercy. More>>

Cash in on spring cleaning

6 ways clutter-busting can save you money. More>>

6 ways to cut child care costs

Ensure quality care at an affordable price More>>

Save money with social media

Find discounts and deals on Facebook and more. More>>

5 simple steps to creating a budget

A budget plays a vital role in helping manage your money, getting out of debt and staying that way. It is also a must for ensuring your long-term financial future. More>>

Romance on a budget

6 low-cost ways to show your love this Valentine's Day. More>>

5 things you need to know about the Affordable Care Act

Learn how health care reform may impact your finances. More>>

5 steps to protect your credit

Recent data breaches remind consumers to secure financial information. More>>

Smart money moves to kick off the New Year

2014 can be your year to make smarter financial decisions that bolster your bottom line. More>>

5 new year's resolutions for financial improvement

As you resolve to make some changes in 2014, do not forget about improving your financial health. More>>

Make 2014 the year to save money

Whether you are recovering from a holiday spending hangover or simply resolving to do better fiscally in the future, the clean slate of a new year is a perfect time to reassess your finances. More>>

4 bad money habits to break in 2014

Make 2014 your fiscally fittest year yet by kicking these bad money habits. More>>

Make the most of charitable giving and tax breaks

Giving now can save money later on taxes.
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Avoid these 6 holiday spending mistakes

This may be the most wonderful time of the year. But the holiday season also can be one of the costliest. More>>

Save money this holiday season

Avoid a spending hangover with these 5 smart tips. More>>

Financial tips for adults returning to college

Returning to school requires an upfront financial commitment. But college can be affordable when you put these tasks on your personal syllabus. More>>

Keep yourself and your bank account healthy

5 steps to managing medical debt.
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Steps to saving for a down payment

Be smart with your money and move into your dream home sooner. More>>

The DOs and DON'Ts of applying for credit

Understand your risks and obligations. More>>

The changing face of debt settlement

The deeper Americans go into debt, the greater the need for debt relief assistance. If you find yourself in very serious debt, here is what you need to know about getting help. More>>

Financial survival tips for furloughed workers

Many of those who have suddenly find themselves without incomes are facing tough times. These steps can help see you through this lean time. More>>

Manage the costs of pet ownership

If your home is one of the 60 percent of U.S. households that have a pet, here are some things that you can do to ensure the well-being of your beloved furry family member without breaking the bank. More>>

Find your financial footing after bankruptcy

Six tips to get you back on track. More>>

6 financial tips for the savvy single

Taking care of business when you take care of yourself. More>>

How to survive a job loss

Here are 8 tips to help you get through lean times.
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Never too early or too late to plan for retirement

Retirement can sound almost too good to be true. Unfortunately, fewer than half know how much to save in order to maintain something close their current lifestyle. More>>

The company you're keeping on Facebook could affect your credit score

There are a number of valid reasons why you need to keep watch of the people you add and keep on Facebook. More lending outlets are turning to checking social connections online to evaluate people's loan eligibility. More>>

Top 12 vacation money savers

Whether you’re hopping in the car with the family for a weekend getaway or flying across the country, you can follow these simple tips to total vacation bliss. More>>

Save money for Mother's Day, or any day

Whether you've always wanted to take mom to Mexico or splurge on a day at the spa, here are some easy tips for saving up dinero for Mother's Day and all year round! More>>

How to say no to your boss

To create a good work-life balance, you might have to learn to say no to your bosses. More>>

"Scrooge Index" shows that New York is America's least charitable city

America's richest communities have been cross-referenced with how much, or little, those who live there give to charity. If you're looking for donations, you may want to avoid New York. More>>

4 tips for a tough summer job market

If you're a high school or college student looking for work in the coming months, here's some tips on how to make your own form of employment, whether you're looking to pad your resume or line your pocketbook. More>>

What size cellphone data plan is best for you?

Choosing the right size data plan will let you use your phone to its fullest, without overpaying for a plan you don't use or expensive overages. Here's how to size up your usage. More>>

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