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  1. 3 Things to Know When Labor Day Car Deals Come Around

    How to get the very best deal on current year car models during Labor Day sales.
  2. How to Find Scholarships for Little People and Persons of Short Stature

    The Little People of America offers scholarships for people with dwarfism, their family members, students with disabilities ...
  3. How Negative Interest Rates Can Affect Consumers

    Negative interest rates encourage banks to lend but not consumers to spend.
  4. A Monthly Budget Blueprint for Medical Residents

    Medical students should start budgeting before classes or their residency begins. Here are some tips, including a spreadsheet. ...
  5. Top 7 Unusual Jobs That Pay Six Figures

    A handful of unusual jobs offer a six-figure salary, including elevator installers, funeral home managers and transportation ...
  6. Should You Hoard Your Miles?

    Here's who should hoard airline miles (and who shouldn't). And how to use your hoarded miles strategically.
  7. 7 Ways to Get Cheap Rental Car Deals

    Following these tips can dramatically reduce your final bill.
  8. Self-Directed IRA: Rules and Regulations

    Self-directed IRAs are distinguished from other IRAs by differences of permissible investment types and regulatory restrictions, ...
  9. Top 3 Jobs That Pay $15 an Hour

    Discover several jobs that pay $15 an hour or more and do not require a college degree or years of previous experience to ...
  10. 5 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Leasing a Car

    If you like driving newer cars and want to spend less money doing it, leasing can be a great option... as long as you avoid ...
  11. The Cost of a Road Trip Across the United States

    Estimate the cost of a road trip across the United States, and evaluate how the cost of such a trip has changed from 2015 ...
  12. Is An Ivy League Degree Worth It?

    In 600 B.C. Aesop determined that a bird in the hand was worth two in the bush. Warren Buffett claims that this axiom can ...
  13. Online MBA Programs: Study From Home And Succeed!

    The freedoms available with online MBA programs can outweigh the hardships. Find out if an online program is right for you. ...
  14. 7 Ways To Get Through Grad School Debt-Free

    As if figuring out what to take in school isn't hard enough, you also have to find a way to pay for it.
  15. Ace Your Business School Courses

    Work smarter, not harder, to get top grades in your business school classes.
  16. Want to Rent a Yacht in New York? Here's How

    Renting a yacht in New York isn't as pricey as you would think.
  17. Top 10 Most Expensive Cities in the U.S.

    New York City tops the list of most expensive cities in the US, and five of them are located in California.
  18. Signs You Should Be Spending More Money

    If the sleeves of all your shirts are frayed and even your thrifty friends think you're a tightwad, consider reading this ...
  19. Does It Pay Off to Attend Community College?

    Associate degree holders in some professions can earn more than bachelor's degree holders.
  20. The Time to Think about Thanksgiving Flights Is Now

    It's not too soon to shop for Thanksgiving flights.
  21. Looking for a Tuition-Free College? Move Abroad

    College tuition abroad is free in some cases, allowing students to get a debt-free jump on life. But you might need to brush ...
  22. 5 Countries Where the USD Is Commonly Accepted

    In these five countries, the U.S. dollar is either the official currency or is used alongside native currencies for transactions.
  23. 5 Free Ways to Learn New Skills Online

    Stay sharp and up to speed with today's valuable skills on these five, completely free online platforms.
  24. Student Loan Forgiveness: How Does It Work?

    With student loan debt at an all-time high, more graduates are considering loan forgiveness programs.
  25. Money Habits Of The Millennials

    Millennials are facing the bleakest financial future of any generation in decades, and are not likely to enjoy the same standard ...
  26. 11 Things You Pay For That Libraries Have For Free

    If it's been a few years since you ventured into a library, you'll be amazed at what they offer - for free!
  27. 5 Staycation Ideas for Couples on a Budget

    Investigate 5 staycation ideas for couples on a budget.
  28. Amazon: 10 Secrets You Didn't Know (AMZN)

    10 little-known facts about e-commerce leader Amazon.com Inc., the world's largest online provider of retail goods headed ...
  29. Smart Tips for Traveling to the Rio Olympics

    Going to the Rio Olympics? Here's how to find good deals, stay safe – and avoid ticket scams.
  30. How are Discount Airlines so Cheap?

    Ever wonder what the fees are behind airfare prices? It's more complex than you think.
  31. Have A Charming (And Cheap) Wedding

    Learn how to have the wedding you've always wanted ... without going broke.
  32. Foodzie Review, Is It Worth It?

    Learn about the purchase of Foodzie and its sale to online retailer Joyus and the importance of acquiring the client base ...
  33. Financial Planning: It's About More Than Money

    Financial planning isn't just about the money. Find out where else to focus on.
  34. Top 5 Shopping Apps of 2016 (AMZN, SALE)

    Explore Goldman Sachs' list of the five best shopping apps and the basis for its call for $50 billion in sales to shift to ...
  35. The Story Behind Tesla's Success (TSLA)

    Tesla’s cars have catapulted the company into the spotlight as one of the few successful independent automakers.
  36. 3 Best Staycation Ideas for Seattle

    Discover ways to have an ideal staycation in Seattle, such as taking a bicycle tour of the city, and visiting the Pacific ...
  37. Declare Your Own Financial Independence Day

    Financial independence is not easy, but it is there for the taking with hard work and careful planning.
  38. 5 Top Business Schools in America

    These schools produce many of the most successful business grads and offer some of the best education in business and management. ...
  39. I Make $100K a Year - How Much Rent Can I Afford?

    You know your salary, but how much should you be spending on rent? Here's how to figure it out.
  40. 3 Reasons Costco Has Membership Fees

    There's more to Costco's membership fees than meet the eye.
  41. Affordable Staycation Ideas for Families

    Skip the crowded highways and the long airport lines and enjoy a relaxed – and money-saving – family staycation.
  42. 10 Global Regions Experimenting with Driverless Cars

    Read about how 10 countries have been experimenting with driverless cars, and learn about some of the technology that comes ...
  43. Large-Cap Companies: Less Growth Potential Than Amazon? (AMZN)

    Learn why one analyst believes Amazon.com may be the largest U.S. company by market cap by 2020, and why he may be overestimating ...
  44. 5 Tips for Finding Your Perfect Job Online

    With so many jobs being advertised online, it pays to know your way around an online job search. Here's what you need to ...
  45. Is TSA PreCheck at the Airport Really a Deal?

    With all the reports of mammoth airport security lines causing passengers to miss their flights, it's time for another look ...
  46. How to Tell If You're Cheap or Frugal

    Here are a few distinct character differences between those who understand value and those who don't.
  47. 529 Strategies That Maximize Student Aid Options

    Paying for college isn’t just about putting savings into a 529; how that money is spent can determine whether there will ...
  48. Will Automaking Save Apple's Branding? (AAPL)

    Explore Apple's potential shift to the automotive market, its secretive Titan Project and how the company might change the ...
  49. Costco: Yet Another Retailer Pressured by Amazon? (COST, AMZN)

    Assess the likelihood that Amazon will take market share away from Costco. What factors allow Costco to maintain competitive ...
  50. Could Tesla Attain a $700B Valuation by 2031? (TSLA)

    Investopedia columnist David Garrity weighs in on one billionaire's surprising claim.
  51. Summer Vacation Destinations: Which are Cheapest?

    Open-minded about where you'll vacation this summer, but want to fly somewhere fun? Check out these airfare deals.
  52. U.S. Consumer Spending Weak Despite Low Gas Prices (M)

    Find out why American consumers are spending less and saving more, and why that might actually be a good thing for the whole ...
  53. Why the Saudi Investment Fund Put $3.5B Into Uber

    Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund was originally set up to develop the country and invest in local projects. Why did ...
  54. Budget-Friendly Summer Fun

    Keep the kids out of your hair and wallet by saving on summer camps, sports leagues, day trips and more.
  55. Help! My Unemployment Benefits Are Running Out

    Don't wait for your unemployment insurance to expire before planning what to do if you haven't found a new job yet.
  56. Is Your Loyalty Paying Off?

    Not always. But here is the way to make the best of an increasingly shrinking rewards universe.
  57. Should You Buy a Certified Used Car?

    A certified pre-owned (CPO) vehicle can bring peace of mind, but is it right for you? Here are some factors to consider.
  58. Top 5 Luxury Car Features That Are Over the Top

    Automakers are thinking up and designing ever more ingenious add-ons to entice buyers to ante up. But are the latest cool ...
  59. Tesla Stock: Capital Structure Analysis (TSLA)

    Learn why Tesla’s capital structure may be working against its ability to continue to raise funds for its electric vehicle ...
  60. Amazon Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Suppliers (AMZN)

    Discover which companies depend the most on Amazon.com, the largest retailer in the world, for sizable portions of their ...
  61. Emergency Funds: 5 Unexpected Expenses to Save For

    Rainy day funds are important, and not just in the event of a job loss. Here are five reasons why you should have easy access ...
  62. Subprime Auto Loans: What Borrowers Should Know

    Are subprime auto loans a disaster waiting to happen?
  63. How to Save Up to 50% on Airfare (Sometimes Even More)

    If you're willing to put up with airport stopovers, you could save thousands on your next family vacation.
  64. Why Used Cars Are a Good Deal Right Now

    The supply of used cars is growing, making a pre-owned automobile a good deal once again. Here are the models to look for ...
  65. How Much Is Your Used Nintendo Worth?

    The market for used electronics is growing rapidly. Whether you opt to sell online or in-person, you can make good money ...
  66. Pro Flowers vs. 1-800 Flowers: Comparing Floral Retailers (FLWS)

    Learn how the top two floral providers, ProFlowers and 1-800-Flowers.com, compare to one another in selection, service, value ...
  67. Tesla Model 3 Launch Reminds Us to Sell the News (TSLA)

    Tesla’s Model 3 launch was associated with very positive sentiment among investors, but when it comes to a new launch, the ...
  68. Ways to Destroy Your Net Worth

    Many people fall victim to these mistakes, and they can drastically affect a person's net worth in a negative way.
  69. Get a More Comfortable Seat in Coach

    Try these four strategies to get a better seat in economy class the next time you fly.
  70. North Carolina 529 College Savings Plan: Investment Plan Analysis

    Learn about the 529 North Carolina College Savings Plan, complete with a summary of the plan and different investment options ...
  71. Air Ticket Rules Change for Making Multiple Stops

    Thanks to new rules, if you book a flight with multiple stops as one round trip, it may now cost more than if you book each ...
  72. 3 Thoughts from Deutsche Bank on U.S. Airline Stocks (DB, DAL)

    Explore the near- and long-term outlooks for the airline industry, and discover why Deutsche Bank analyst Michael Linenburg ...
  73. Getting Luggage Fee Refunds on Mishandled Bags

    If they lose or delay your luggage, you’re due a refund of your luggage fee. Or are you? In 2016, most airlines seem to think ...
  74. 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 ...
  75. ‘Last Class’ – A Sub-Economy Seat You Might Want

    Surprise: The new basic economy airline ticket, dubbed “last class” by critics, might actually be worth the price. Here’s ...
  76. Advantage Amazon: How Apple's Court Defeat Will Reshape the E-book Market (AMZN, AAPL)

    Apple recently lost the final appeal in the e-book price-fixing case and Apple's loss is Amazon's win.
  77. 4 Ways to Get a Degree Without Student Debt

    Although taking out student loans has become the norm in recent times, it is possible to get a degree without the burden ...
  78. Watch Those New Car Fees

    If you’re in the market for a new car, the asking price isn’t the only number you should be negotiating. The fees can cost ...
  79. Will Cuba Fares Fall by 50%?

    As U.S.–Cuba relations continue to thaw, and U.S. travel restrictions loosen, flying to the island may get both easier and ...
  80. 6 Best Last-minute Spring Break Trips

    Spring break is here and if you are looking for a last minute vacation idea, then here are six to consider.
  81. Which Airline Has the Best WiFi?

    Airlines know that flyers expect a wireless connection – but not all offer the same level of connectivity.
  82. 5 Reasons You Should Have Global Entry

    Have you been considering Global Entry? Here are five reasons why you should go ahead and fill out your application today. ...
  83. Airbag Recalls: What to Do If It's Your Car

    The recall numbers are even higher than previously estimated. How to look up your car – and what to do if you find it on ...
  84. The Cheapest Way to Buy Two or More Airline Tickets

    A quirk in the reservations system can make you pay extra if you don't use this special technique for buying multiple tickets ...
  85. Airline Fees: Will Congress Restrict Them?

    Democratic senators want to crack down on high fees the airlines charge for things like changing flights. The airlines say ...
  86. Automatic Emergency Brakes Will Be Standard

    Most vehicles will have automatic emergency brakes by 2022. This has far-reaching impacts, from safety to the price of insurance ...
  87. Why Is Travelex So Expensive & How It Makes Money

    All its locations make Travelex the most convenient option for getting foreign currency. But there are cheaper alternatives ...
  88. Short-Sighted Retailers: Why Target is Losing the Retail Wars (TGT)

    Target has not invested enough in its long-term future, preferring instead to borrow ideas from other retailers.
  89. 8 Ways to Score a Cheap Flight

    Here are eight tips that will help you save money on your next airfare purchase.
  90. Alibaba Reaches Sales Milestone (BABA)

    Alibaba believes it has tons of roads left to travel and expects many more milestones to fall on its journey.
  91. Painful but Necessary: Wal-Mart's Plan to Avoid Becoming the Next Kmart & Sears (WMT, SHLD)

    Wal-Mart has been making massive investments to avoid the problems that K-Mart and Sears faced.
  92. Amazon Dash Button: Convenience for a Price (AMZN)

    The Amazon Dash Button is a convenient but expensive way to reorder products. Frugal shoppers should stay away.
  93. Amazon is the New King of the Wal-Mart Effect (AMZN, WMT)

    Amazon.com Inc is taking over where Wal-Mart Stores Inc left off—crushing the competition until it is the leader in retail.
  94. Will Amazon's Logistics Ground UPS and FedEx? (AMZN, UPS)

    Amazon's goal is to get products to the consumer as quickly and as efficiently as possible.
  95. Is Amazon Prime for Frugal Shoppers? (AMZN)

    Amazon Prime sounds like a great deal. However, its addictive properties mean that frugal or budget-conscious shoppers should ...
  96. Wait on Buying a Pickup (F, GMC)

    Used car prices are dropping everywhere. But if you're in the market for a pickup truck, a good bargain is less of a guarantee ...
  97. Airline Ticket Prices: What a Difference a Day Makes

    When to start ordering airline tickets for the best prices.
  98. What is Costco’s Auto Program? (COST)

    A look at Costco's somewhat unknown Auto Program.
  99. Amazon Prime Creates a Captive Audience (AMZN)

    Amazon Prime is an addictive service which has created a captive consumer audience for Amazon.com Inc.
  100. What is Google Express? (GOOG, GOOGL)

    A look at Google Express and how it operates.
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