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  1. What Does It Cost to Retire in Costa Rica?

    Tally up the costs associated with taking your retirement in Costa Rica, and determine whether you have what it takes to ...
  2. Can You Trust Upstart to Be Your Loan Provider?

    If you decide to take on debt to achieve a goal, Upstart is a peer-to-peer lending company that receives high praise from ...
  3. New Year Planning For Business Owners

    Make a resolution to start your business off on the right foot in the new year.
  4. The 3 Key Tips for Budgeting Your Money

    If you have never tried budgeting your money, these strategies will help you get on track with your spending – and saving.
  5. 5 Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Life (Insurance)

    Don't let these simple errors leave you unprotected. Read on to learn more.
  6. How to Make the Most From Real Estate Investments

    If you own commercial real estate, there are ways to create extra income without extra work.
  7. What Are Your Financial Resolutions for 2017?

    Start the new year off right with these five financial resolutions.
  8. How to Cover Your Assets With Life Insurance

    Here's why it's so important to cover your assets in case of an unexpected death—and how to do so.
  9. 3 Reasons Your 401(k) Is Not Enough for Retirement

    Learn the basic structure of a 401(k), and a number of reasons why it may not be substantial enough to secure an individual's ...
  10. The 4 Best Countries for Retiring in Asia

    Whether you're looking to hang out with your fellow expats, or immerse yourself in the local culture, Asia has much to offer ...
  11. Financial New Year's Resolutions You Can Keep

    Start the year off right by evaluating your financial health and setting impactful and achievable goals.
  12. Middle America Won't Benefit as Much from Trump

    Coastal elites are likely to enjoy greater tax cuts than those in Middle America who helped vote Donald Trump into office.
  13. Are Social Security Benefits a Form of Socialism?

    Socialism is a loaded word in the U.S., but Social Security, one of the nation's most popular benefit programs, is wholly ...
  14. How to Think About College as an Investment

    If you view college as an investment, the costs and risks must be weighed against potential returns.
  15. 7 Steps to Help Pay off Your Mortgage in Retirement

    A monthly mortgage payment can be hard to handle in retirement if you're not ready.
  16. When Is it Time to Pay for Financial Advice?

    Before hiring a financial planner, make sure you are ready for the task at hand.
  17. How to Protect Your Nest Egg from a Bear Market

    The economy has its ups and downs. Investors who take a disciplined approach and diversify their portfolios are better prepared ...
  18. How To Save Your First $100,000

    A few small sacrifices now will be worth it in the long run.
  19. Six Things To Buy AFTER Christmas

    Waiting out the frenzy of Christmas sales could actually save you a lot of money.
  20. Thailand Vs. Vietnam: Which Is Better for Retirees?

    Learn how Vietnam and Thailand compare in terms of living cost, access to health care and lifestyle to help you decide which ...
  21. 8 Ways Retirement Changed in the Last 20 Years

    From rising lifespans to tumbling savings, it's getting harder to save for life after your earned income stops. That's why ...
  22. What Should You Do With Your Christmas Bonus?

    Should you spend your Christmas bonus or save it? Here are a few ideas for what to do with that little extra something in ...
  23. How to Talk to Your Family About Finances

    Money talks should start within your family, but they shouldn’t end there.
  24. Should You Refinance Your Mortgage When Interest Rates Drop?

    Refinancing is a great way for many homeowners to improve their financial situation - but beware of the downsides.
  25. 5 State Tax Issues For When You Leave the Military

    When you're budgeting for post-military life, certain state tax issues need to be considered.
  26. Do You Know How Much Your Expenses Really Cost?

    Most spending is done with after-tax money, which means expenses cost more than you might think.
  27. Considering PSLF? Here's What You Need to Know

    These are the loans that are eligible (or not) for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program.
  28. 5 Myths That Could Hurt Your Retirement

    If you're making financial and lifestyle choices based on these retirement myths, you could be missing out on benefits that ...
  29. Budget Without Blowing Off Your Friends

    With a little planning, you can maintain your social life without breaking the bank.
  30. How To Pay Off Christmas Debt

    Here are some common sense tips for getting over the financial holiday hangover.
  31. A Guide To Returning Christmas Gifts

    The Christmas season can be stressful, but returning unwanted gifts can be even more stressful. Here are some tips to help ...
  32. Tapping Retirement Funds Early – Without a Penalty

    The IRS offers several ways to skirt the 10% penalty on early retirement distributions.
  33. How to Cover Long-Term Care With Life Insurance

    The concept of linking long-term care and life insurance policies is relatively new to the market.
  34. How Can You Make the Most of Your 401(k)?

    Make the most of your 401(k) plan by contributing early and taking advantage of employer matches.
  35. Are Health Savings Accounts Useful in Retirement?

    When saving for retirement, an HSA be a tax-efficient vehicle for future healthcare expenses.
  36. Average Cost Of An American Christmas

    Here's a look at how much the average American family is expected to spend this holiday season.
  37. How Social Security Works After Retirement

    Millions of Baby Boomers are looking forward to collecting benefits, but several factors can affect how much they get and ...
  38. Your Annual Financial Planning Checklist

    As the new year approaches, it's time to review your annual financial plan to make sure you've completed the most important ...
  39. How to Get Your Student Loans Forgiven

    The prospect of debt forgiveness may seem like a dream come true. In reality, though, not that many people end up being eligible. ...
  40. Your HSA: A Triple Threat Investment Tool

    Thanks to its unique tax advantages, a Health Savings Account may be the best retirement option you never knew you had.
  41. Is a Reverse Mortgage Right for You?

    Home equity can be a viable financing alternative, but it depends on how you spend the funds.
  42. The Frosty, Festive World Of Investing

    From Santa Claus rallies to evergreen loans, Wall Street can be a veritable winter wonderland for investors.
  43. Is 2017 the Year to Invest in a Rental Property?

    The rental housing forecast looks positive for 2017, and for some would-be real estate investors it may be the right time ...
  44. An Argument for Not Saving Everything for Retirement

    We know that we need to amass a significant nest egg for a leisurely retirement. But what about enjoying our time now?
  45. Who is Ruling the Jumbo Mortgage Market?

    The jumbo mortgage market appears to be booming this year, despite the few economic hurdles everyone's battling. Here's who ...
  46. Here's How to Create a Successful Budget

    Break your expenses into needs, wants, and savings goals for a budget plan you can stick to.
  47. How to Give a Tax-Saving Gift Before The Year Ends

    Giving to charity and family members before year-end can help you save on 2016 taxes.
  48. Are We in a Baby Boomer Retirement Crisis?

    Data paints a gloomy picture for Baby Boomers and their retirement. So how bad is it? We take a look at the latest research. ...
  49. 4 Investing Resolutions to Make for 2017

    As 2017 approaches, it’s time to turn your thoughts to your financial goals – and the investing resolutions needed to achieve ...
  50. When Do Social Security Benefits Start and End?

    Everything you need to know about the three primary Social Security programs, how they work and who qualifies for them.
  51. Unicorn Profile: Lyft

    Lyft is second in size to rival Uber. A look inside the privately held ride-sharing company.
  52. 5 Benefits of Rolling Over a 401(k)

    Nearing retirement or changing jobs? Here's why you might want to move your 401(k) into an IRA (more investment options, ...
  53. Why Millennials May Not Be Able to Retire

    The retirement outlook for Millennials may appear grim but it doesn’t have to be. Gen Y still has time, but it needs to get ...
  54. 9 Common Effects of Inflation

    Is inflation ever good? Maybe if you like your job it is.
  55. Which Warehouse Club and Retail Memberships Are Worth It?

    When it comes to major retail memberships in clubs such as Amazon Prime, Costco, BJ’s, and Sam’s Club, which ones are really ...
  56. How to Make Sure You're Not Over-Insured

    There is a cost—and not just in dollars—to being over-insured.
  57. Act in Your 30s to Avoid Going Broke in Your 60s

    Taking action in your 30s to secure a comfortable retirement can help you to avoid going broke in your 60s and beyond. Here ...
  58. 10 Habits of the Healthy, Wealthy and Wise

    Here are ten tips that will help make you healthy, wealthy, and wise.
  59. 5 Reasons Yelp Isn't the Best Way to Find Advisors

    Yelp isn't the right place to search for a financial advisor. Here are five reasons why.
  60. 6 Simple Steps To $1 Million

    Becoming a millionaire is not as hard as you might think — it just takes time.
  61. Top 3 Auto Industry ETFs for 2017

    Diehard car fanatics may want to check out these attractive auto industry ETFs.
  62. How to Make Your Advisor Site More Mobile-Friendly

    It's important to understand how your website is viewed by clients and prospects on mobile screens.
  63. Roth or Traditional IRA: Which Is Better for You?

    Investors should know the differences and similarities between a Roth IRA and a Traditional IRA.
  64. When You Should File Early for Social Security

    Filing early for Social Security can make sense. Here's a list of when it's appropriate to ignore the conventional wisdom ...
  65. How To Decorate For Christmas Without Going Broke

    Here are some insights on how to have an affordable holiday.
  66. How to Pay Minimal Taxes on Retirement Assets

    Withdrawing and spending during retirement can be complicated. Here are some tips on how to manage the process in the most ...
  67. 5 Tax Moves To Make Before Year End

    Taxes aren't avoidable, but you shouldn't pay more than your fair share. Here are five moves you can make at year's end to ...
  68. 5 Reasons Your Retirement Depends on Your Kids

    The career and life choices your children make now can drastically affect your life down the road. Here's how, and what you ...
  69. What's That Home's Insurance Risk?

    If you're considering a new home, use these insider tips to ferret out its insurance risk before you buy.
  70. The Dos and Don’ts of Giving Kids an Allowance

    An allowance can be a great way to teach kids how to be responsible with their money.
  71. How Pro Athletes Can Protect Themselves as Investors

    Professional athletes with a high net worth need to understand the accredited investor status.
  72. Still Working? Here's How to Invest for Retirement

    Here's how three different portfolios impact your retirement savings while you're still employed.
  73. Fund a Lifetime of Giving with Donor Advised Funds

    Donor advised funds can have tremendous tax, cost and administrative benefits.
  74. 3 Easy Ways to Save Big on Life Insurance

    Buying life insurance can be a tricky process. Here is some guidance for new and existing policies.
  75. Which NFL Franchise is Worth the Most (and Why)?

    What is the most valuable franchise in the NFL? Are any other franchises close to the top dog? Where does your favorite team ...
  76. 5 Reasons Americans Retire in Puerto Rico

    Puerto Rico’s unique status as a U.S. territory can make it particularly attractive to Americans.
  77. Should I Sell My Home When I Retire?

    One of the biggest retirement decisions you will make is whether or not to downsize. Consider these pros and cons carefully ...
  78. Who Has the Most Stressful Job?

    Government workers have the most stressful jobs, at least in Britain. Here's where job stress comes from.
  79. 4 Real Estate Trends for 2017 Investors Should Know

    As the new year gets underway, these factors will be driving the real estate market.
  80. Comparing Robos from Vanguard, BlackRock & Schwab

    BlackRock, Vanguard and now Schwab have introduced robo-advisor platforms. How do they stack up?
  81. A Trump Estate Tax Repeal? Not So Fast

    Donald Trump faces an uphill battle when it comes to his promise of repealing the estate tax. Here's why.
  82. Renter's Insurance: A Comprehensive Guide

    Everything you need to know about renter's insurance.
  83. 5 Mortgage Loans You Didn't Know About

    These lesser known mortgage loans are often overlooked by potential home buyers.
  84. Here's Your Year-End Financial Checklist for 2016

    Using these tips to review your 2016 finances will make you more prepared for 2017.
  85. Mortgage Application: Comparing Brick & Mortar vs. Online

    Learn the differences between applying for a mortgage from a brick-and-mortar lender and an online lender. Find out about ...
  86. Is Sub-Economy Class Worth the Grief?

    Sub-economy is cheaper, but how basic do you want to get?
  87. PayPower Visa Prepaid Card: What You Need to Know (HAWK)

    The PayPower prepaid card is an alternative to checking accounts and credit cards, but many online reviewers are unhappy ...
  88. Trapped in Financial Survival Mode? Here's How to Get Out

    Use these tips to be happy, save money and avoid living in financial survival mode.
  89. What Is A Short-Sale Property & How Does It Work?

    A short sale is an alternative to foreclosure whereby indebted owners get permission from a bank to sell their house for ...
  90. Why a Fire Safe Needs to Be Part of Your Estate Plan

    Too often, the security of your estate planning documents is overlooked.
  91. A Solar-Powered Home: Will It Pay Off?

    Outfitting your home with solar power can be a long-term investment, or just a step toward greener living.
  92. 5 Unusual Ways to Come Up With a Home Down Payment

    Many people get shut out of the home buying process because of the down payment. But where there's a will there's a way if ...
  93. How the Shell Credit Card Works: Benefits & Rewards (RDS.A)

    Learn the three different payment options available from Shell, including how to apply, the benefits of each, who should ...
  94. The Hi-Tech Future of Mortgage Applications

    Three sites that are simplifying your path to home ownership.
  95. Après Ski to Profit: Investing in a Swiss Chalet

    Evolving Swiss property laws mean that Swiss ski chalets have become precious commodities – and excellent investments, even ...
  96. Should I Invest My Savings or Pay off Debts?

    Is it better to pay off debt, or just pay the minimum and invest at the same time?
  97. Are You Financially Ready for 2017?

    Save on your 2016 taxes and prepare to be financially strong in 2017 with these tips.
  98. 5 Easiest Countries to get Citizenship to Retire

    Discover five of the countries that make it easiest for you to obtain citizenship and a second passport through residency, ...
  99. When Is it Time to Stop Saving for Retirement?

    Successful retirement planning demands lots of saving and smart money management. But once you retire, how do you transition ...
  100. Don't Retire Early - Change Careers Instead

    Instead of longing for an early retirement, shoot for a mid-life career change instead.
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