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  1. Who Gets Your Retirement Accounts?

    Are the beneficiaries of your IRA or Roth IRA who you now want to get them? How to update if your life's changed since you first filled out the forms.
  2. Is "100 Minus Your Age" Outdated?

    A longstanding rule of thumb says that your stock allocation should equal "100 minus your age." Now, some experts suggest being a little more aggressive.
  3. Boom or Bust? The End of China's One-Child Policy

    China's easing of its one-child policy has demographers speculating whether it'll lead to a baby boom. Here's why it might not.
  4. Find The Best Homeowners' Insurance

    Don't wait for the next Hurricane Sandy to find out if your homeowners' insurance really protects you. Test your insurance savvy now and get what you need.
  5. 10 Surefire Signs You’ll Ruin Your Financial Life and Die With Debt

    For many Americans, debt is a way of life. Loans allow most Americans to pay for their cars, education, and houses. But how much debt it is too much?
  6. How to Day Trade Volatility ETFs

    A primer on the ideal time to day trade volatility ETFs, and how to do it.
  7. Should You Buy Or Build A Home?

    You're ready for a new house. Should you buy it or build it? Here's how to think through the pros and cons, whether it's your first home or your fifth.
  8. Should You Double-Down On Dorms?

    Even with the cost of college so dear, enrollment continues to surge. That's good news for operators of student-housing real estate.
  9. Make Money Off Credit Card Sign-Up Bonuses

    It's easy to benefit from credit card sign-up bonuses, but you have to know what you're getting into.
  10. Avoid ETFs With These Traits

    Deciding which ETFs to avoid can be as important an investment decision as deciding in which ones to invest.
  11. Day-Trading Gold ETFs: Top Tips

    Learn when is the most favorable time to day-trade gold ETFs and how to take advantage.
  12. What Kind Of Financial Plan Makes Sense For You?

    Comprehensive financial plans can help people maximize their financial potential and make smart decisions. But how complex a plan do you really need?
  13. Want To Be A Financial Planner? Click Here

    Boomer-aged financial advisors are retiring in droves. Luckily, more and more schools are creating financial planning programs. Here's a quick list.
  14. Retirement Planning The Millennial Way

    Saving for retirement is completely different if you have a Millennial mindset. These retirement plans will turn your head around.
  15. 6 Best Personal Finance Apps

    The right app can help you track your bills, monitor your bank accounts and credit cards, and otherwise stay on top of your financial life.
  16. Retirement Costs: Men vs. Women

    When it comes to the cost of living in retirement, men and women aren't equal after all.
  17. Why The Best Financial Advisor Might Be You

    Many people enlist expert advice when dealing with their finances. But could going it alone be the best option?
  18. What You Need To Know About Net Neutrality

    The fight over net neutrality has become an amazing spectacle. But at its core, it's yet another skirmish in cable television's war to remain relevant.
  19. Five Tax Strategies For A Bonus Or Windfall

    That bonus for a job well done or inheritance from Great Uncle Alfred can often result in your paying a bigger chunk of money to the Internal Revenue Service.
  20. How To Get Rid Of Private Mortgage Insurance

    Private mortgage insurance benefits the lender (the sole beneficiary of PMI), but it can add a sizable chunk to your monthly house payment.
  21. New Retirement Living Option - And Income Source

    Here's a new option for retirement planning that could help three generations of a family – and be the glue that binds them together.
  22. 7 Mid-year Tax Moves

    If you wait until year-end to check on your tax status, you’ll be right in the middle of holiday season. And summer is your tax advisor’s slow time, too.
  23. Avoid The Downsides Of Downsizing In Retirement

    Done right, downsizing can still be a good idea. You can have more money, simplify your life, and reduce home-maintenance and utility costs.
  24. 5 Ways To Get Maximum Student Financial Aid

    Getting the best possible package for a college fund depends on minimizing assets and maximizing the energy you use to find possible funding sources.
  25. This Asian Nation Is Poised For Steady Growth

    This Southeast Asian nation's growth has analysts calling it a ‘Tiger Cub’, ‘a Next Eleven economy’ and ‘a new Tiger of Asia.’ Here's why.
  26. Buyout Cycle Boosts Biotech ETFs

    The 230% single day gain that IDIX experienced as a result of the buyout had a huge impact on the SPDR Biotechnology ETF (XBI), which rose more than 6% that day
  27. Supply, Demand and Interest Rates: Why One thing Leads to Another

    A recent report from the Federal Reserve reveals a disconnect in global bond supply and demand, which partially explains why interest rates have fallen so far in 2014.
  28. Synthetic vs Physical ETFs

    New and advanced versions of ETFs have been developed over the years.
  29. What You Need To Know About The Fiduciary Standard

    The financial industry has spent a boatload of money to prevent more stringent fiduciary requirements. Here’s what’s at stake.
  30. The Rise of 401(k) Brokerage Accounts

    Many 401(k) plans now allow participants to trade stocks and bonds by offering brokerage accounts inside the tax-deferred plan. Good idea or too risky?
  31. Disturbing Headlines, Strong Equity Markets: Why the Disconnect?

    It’s hard not to see some disconnect between recent disturbing world news headlines and the market’s quiet advance.
  32. U.S. Marshals To Auction Off Seized Bitcoins

    The U.S. Marshals are auctioning off 29,656.51306529 bitcoins seized from drug site Silk Road. To be eligible, you'll need $200,000.
  33. Seven Emerging Currencies Challenging The Forex Hierarchy

    While the top-seven currencies follow a somewhat stable hierarchy, second-tier currencies can be all over the map.
  34. The Best Of The Best Wealth Management Firms

    Looking for a fee-only wealth management firm? Here's a handy ranking to get you started on your search for a top financial advisor.
  35. Don't Sign That! Legal Pitfalls of Signatures

    Why using the wrong-color ink – or signing for your spouse or child – could trigger a fraud alert, nullify a check or get you in bank or credit card trouble.
  36. With HO5 Insurance, You're In Charge

    This home insurance covers everything and will put the onus on your insurance provider.
  37. Real Estate Flipping: 8 Disclosures You Must Make

    If you don't tell potential buyers about these situations and possible hazards, you could find yourself in court. Here's how to profit – and stay out of trouble.
  38. Disability Insurance For Business Owners

    If you become injured and no longer able to work, would your business survive?
  39. The Best Day-Trading Schools

    Here are the top day-trading schools that offer courses and mentoring in the stock, options, futures and forex markets.
  40. Will The High Times In High Yield Continue?

    With junk bond yields at around 5% now, investors are wondering whether the risk is worth the reward.
  41. A Guide To Trading Binary Options In The U.S.

    What binary options are, how they work and where you can legally trade them in the U.S.?
  42. What is the OIS LIBOR Spread And What Is It For?

    When the LIBOR-OIS spread rises significantly, it represents the worry that banks might not be able to pay down even their short-term debt obligations.
  43. Five Creative Ways To Pay For College

    If your financial aid package isn't helping as much as you need, there are other ways to fund your education.
  44. Pay Less For Medicine By Not Using Health Insurance

    You might be paying more for your prescriptions at the pharmacy if you use your health insurance than if you pay cash out of pocket.
  45. Hey, Baby. How's Your College Fund?

    What better time is there to ponder your baby's college fund?
  46. Why Real Estate Crowdfunding Will Be Loved by You, The Lazy Investor

    A new investment that is growing in popularity is called real estate crowdfunding.
  47. Five Credit Card Perks That Will Cure Many Headaches During Your Summer Trips

    It is a time when credit cards will become more than just convenient payment methods.
  48. Impact Investing: Making A Difference And A Profit

    Most investors spend their time chasing returns. But what if there was a way to do good while also turning a profit?
  49. Where Should I Retire?

    It's not just about money or weather or beautiful scenery and a lively cultural scene. Here, some other real-life ways to think about your post-work life.
  50. What Women Investors Are Doing Right

    Women's risk aversion, penchant for research – and lack of male-style "irrational exuberance" – means their investing strategies often put them ahead.
  51. Binary Options FAQs - Sponsored by Nadex

    Many investors may not be familiar with binary options, but they’re actually quite easy to use. And they can play an important role in your investing strategy. Here are some of the more common questions surrounding these options.
  52. How To Get The Most Out Of Your Financial Advisor

    Like most things in life, the effort and thought you put into something will determine what you get out of it. It's no different with a financial advisor.
  53. Which Billionaire Could Be Your New Neighbor?

    Just how much real estate can the fortunes of the founders of Tesla, Google, Amazon and Microsoft buy? You'll be surprised.
  54. Divorcing? The Right Way to Split Retirement Plans

    Mishandling how you define and allocate retirement-plan assets in a divorce can cost you plenty in taxes and aggravation. Here's how to do it right.
  55. How to Trade Volatility Using Binary Options - Sponsored by Nadex

    Binary options are similar to classic options with some slight nuances but the components used for the option’s pricing are the same; underlying market, strike (K), volatility and time.
  56. Why Caregivers Should Enlist A Financial Advisor

    Stressed caregivers in need of help managing their loved one's affairs should consider enlisting a financial advisor.
  57. How We'll All Be Amazon.com Customers Eventually

    Amazon is unusual among large U.S. companies ranked by market cap in that its profit margins are tiny and its stock is phenomenally pricey. Here's why.
  58. Using Binary Options to Trade Direction - Sponsored by Nadex

    Binary options are an outstanding method of trading market direction, whether it’s going up or down.
  59. Time to Cash In Your U.S. Savings Bonds?

    If your U.S. Savings Bonds are dated 1984 or earlier, they've reached maturity and stopped paying interest. Cash them in pronto and put that money to work!
  60. Common Misconceptions About Binary Options - Sponsored by Nadex

    There are many misconceptions about binary options, so it is really important that traders understand exactly what they are--and what they are not--in order to use them effectively.
  61. Eight Financial Safeguards If Disaster Strikes

    In an emergency like a fire, hurricane, flood, tornado or earthquake, you may not be able to protect your home. But you can take steps to avoid financial disaster.
  62. Binary Options Strategies - Sponsored by Nadex

    Because of their all-or-nothing character, binary options offer traders a great way to trade on the direction of an asset or the overall market. And what makes binary options intriguing, besides their straight-forward risk/reward profiles and defined risk, is that they can be used for shorter strategies due to the hourly, daily or weekly expirations of the contracts.
  63. eBank or Brick-and-Mortar Bank?

    The bank type that makes the most sense for you depends on the services you need. The best choice could be both.
  64. Who Actually Benefits From Target Date Funds?

    This pre-packaged retirement investment option could be the perfect fit for some investors and a downfall for others. Which are you?
  65. The Benefits Of Exchange Traded Binary Options - Sponsored by Nadex

    Binary options can be a fantastic trading instrument, as long as they are structured correctly and traded on a regulated exchange.
  66. Best Apps For Buying A Home

    If you are in the market for a new home, technology can help make your search a little easier. Mobile apps allow you to search listings, calculate mortgage costs, find out which businesses and attractions are nearby, and even decipher real estate terms.
  67. Introduction To Binary Options - Sponsored by Nadex

    Binary options may sound complicated, but they're really not. In fact, they offer traders alternative ways to trade stock indices, commodities and currencies-even economic events. Say you think the S&P 500 is going to rise, or the U.S.
  68. Why This Investment Will Remain A Boomer's Best Friend

    The retirement of millions of Baby Boomers will come with many knock-on effects, but risk-averse investors can take solace in knowing that U.S. Treasury bonds are likely to remain strong and popular.
  69. Trading Volatile Stocks with Technical Indicators

    Short-term traders seek volatility because of the profit potential, which leads to two common questions. How do I find volatile stocks? And how do I use technical indicators to trade them? Find out here.
  70. 4 Big Reasons Your Expenses Could Rise In Retirement

    Here's how to save where you can while you enjoy the fruits of all those years at the office.
  71. How To Sell Your Company At A Premium

    When businesses are looking to make acquisitions, it's a good time to sell your company. But don't rush to take advantage of a positive economic climate – like retirement, getting the best price takes time and planning.
  72. Five Little Money Leaks That You Can Plug Right Now

    If you sometimes feel that money trickles through your fingers, you could be right. Here's how to take control and keep yourself from getting underwater.
  73. 3 “Risk-Off” Signs For ETF Investors

    Warning signs that ETF investors may wish to follow.
  74. This Company Is As Unavoidable As It Is Unloved

    It used to be that just two things in life were unavoidable: death and taxes. But with its purchase of rival Time Warner Cable Inc., one should consider adding communications and entertainment giant Comcast Corp. to that list.
  75. 7 Reasons You Have a Love-Hate Relationship With Home Insurance

    What is covered in a policy can vary widely by company, so you’d better know what to look for when shopping for home insurance.
  76. 10 Ways to Save on Air Conditioning Costs

    Save on the costs of air conditioning by following these tips.
  77. 10 Unfamiliar Ways to Help Pay Down Medical Bills

    Paying your medical bills can seem frightening, given the high cost. Don’t let unpaid medical bills ruin your credit.
  78. How Risky Is A Short Sale?

    Short selling has a number of risks that make it highly unsuitable for the novice investor.
  79. Can the Stock & Bond Market Rallies Continue?

    If you’ve watched the news lately, you’ve noticed there is a lot of talk about interest rates. So you might be asking: Why should I care? What’s the big deal? And will it affect me?
  80. What You Need To Know About EMV Credit Cards

    Finally, the U.S. is beginning to move to EMV credit cards. Here's how they'll keep us safer and what they won't fix.
  81. This Company Is No Mickey Mouse Operation

    With its famous history that's become part of popular culture, and the instantly recognizable silhouette in its logo, The Walt Disney Co. is only an animation studio in the same way that Johnson & Johnson is only a baby powder manufacturer.
  82. Must-Do Financial Moves For Same-Sex Marriages

    Same-sex couples should create the safeguards all married people need, plus a few more. The good news: You may be owed a tax refund.
  83. A Guide For Buying ETFs On Margin

    "Buying on margin" is like shopping with a credit card, as it allows you to spend more than you have in your wallet.
  84. How Merck Found Its Way Into Millions Of Medicine Cabinets

    With over $40 billion in revenue from pharmaceutical sales, there's a good chance that you'll be very grateful for one of Merck & Co.'s drugs some day.
  85. What Is The Relationship Between The Federal Funds, Prime And LIBOR Rates?

    The prime rate and LIBOR rate, two of the most prominent benchmark rates, tend to track the federal funds rate closely over time. However, during periods of economic turmoil, LIBOR appears more likely to diverge from the central bank’s key rate to a greater extent.
  86. Will Bitcoin And Walmart Force Western Union To Change Its Business Model?

    Western Union is recognized across the globe for providing a fast, efficient way to move money. Just walk into a Western Union office and you can transfer money to friends, relatives or business partners halfway around the world.
  87. Top Stocks High-Frequency Traders (HFTs) Pick

    High-frequency trading (HFT) firms make money by exploiting inefficiencies in the pricing of shares quoted on several exchanges in an increasingly fragmented marketplace. They also generate significant income by capturing rebates offered by various exchanges for providing liquidity.
  88. Should India Be On Investors' Radars?

    Policy paralysis and investor indifference have defined India for some time, but a new government bent on cutting red tape and ramping up infrastructure spending could put the country back on "buy" lists.
  89. An Introduction To Target Date Funds

    Target date mutual funds can be an alternative to bonds and CDs for investors who do not wish to actively manage their savings. The reason: These financial products periodically reallocate fund holdings to a more conservative mix over time as the fund holder approaches the target date – usually retirement.
  90. How Doing Your 'Share' Has Enriched Facebook

    The phenomenon of Facebook, and the speed at which users joined and continue to join, is unprecedented. But just because a novelty is adopted by a large chunk of humanity, does that mean it’s inherently an economic powerhouse?
  91. Five Questions to Ask About Your Company's 401(k) Plan

    Having a comfortable retirement depends on taking maximum advantage of your company's 401(k), if it's offered. Here's what you need to know.
  92. Seven Well-Worn Secrets to Investment Success

    Highlights and recommendations of a veteran portfolio manager for investment success.
  93. Make Money Fast From The New 'Sharing Economy'

    The sharing economy has introduced a whole new way to earn a few extra dollars each month.
  94. Accidentally Conservative: The Risk that Lies Ahead for Millennials

    Research shows that Millennials are substantially more conservative when it comes to their finances than previous generations. Jessie Szymanski explains why this age group may be missing out.
  95. Will OIS Replace LIBOR?

    LIBOR manipulation by large banks during the financial crisis has raised serious doubts about the interest rate's reliability. Now, the question is whether to reform the rate or replace it with another benchmark such as OIS.
  96. What's At Stake As Google Takes On Amazon?

    Google's decision to go head-to-head with Amazon with a new same-day shopping service isn't just about cheap Cheerios, coffeemakers, and clothing.
  97. How Women In Transition Should Mind Their Finances

    With roughly 80% of women dying single due to divorce or outliving their spouses, they must become more involved in their financial planning – and advisors must to do more to help.
  98. What Is The Difference Between After-Hours Trading And Late Trading?

    “After-hours” trading and “late trading” both refer to investments made outside of normal business hours. While the two activities sound similar and often take place in similar time frames, the former is perfectly legal while the latter is not.
  99. Russian Interests

    Tensions between Russia and Ukraine remain high, and have spilled onto the international stage.
  100. Financial Changes When You Marry

    Before you tie the knot, here are some steps to take so the legal underpinnings of your marriage will be as solid as your love.
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