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  1. The Best (Colleges) Of Boston

    In a town famous for its colleges and universities, these are the top ones to consider if you're set on being part of the ...
  2. Avoid Credit Card Rewards Devaluation At All Cost!

    If you don't know how to redeem your rewards points, we'll show you the easiest way to avoid rewards devaluation this year. ...
  3. Resume Rules For Graphic Designers

    One resume approach may not suit all jobs. Here's how a graphic designer can produce the resume that gets the job.
  4. The Best ETFs to Play 2015's Housing Rebound

    Housing starts will likely rise about 20% this year, reviving the recovery. Stocks and ETFs have already begun to move.
  5. Which Are Houston's Top Colleges?

    If you want to go to college in Houston, Texas, here are four universities that should be at the top of your list.
  6. TIPS ETFs: No Inflation, No Reason to Buy

    No inflation means there's no reason to buy TIPS ETFs.
  7. On-the-Job Training Or College: Which Is Better?

    With student debt mounting, you may ask, Is college worth it? Here's how to decide what's right for you – on-the-job training ...
  8. Ready To Save Money While Eating Healthy?

    These six cheap and nutritious foods are a perfect way to deal with rising grocery prices while staying healthy.
  9. Top Checking Accounts With No Overdraft Fees

    Choosing the right checking account could save you hundreds of dollars in fees every year.
  10. Mergers and Acquisitions Analysts: What They Do, How Much They Make

    Mergers and acquisitions analysts perform the the analysis and modeling to support buying, selling, restructuring, and combining ...
  11. How You Can Become A Venture Capital Associate

    Venture capital analysts are the junior members of the venture capital firm. They receive compensation that is typically ...
  12. Uber Versus Yellow Cabs In New York City

    Once you use a ride app like Uber in New York, you may never want to go back to hailing taxis. However, taxis are still a ...
  13. Resume Roundup For Freelancers

    Radical resume advice for atypical careers: permanent freelancers and "slashers" with multiple talents, such as wedding musician/composer/house ...
  14. Why You Should Consider A Career In Supply Chain Management

    Supply chain managers ensure that increasingly global companies can coordinate distant sources of materials, labor, and manufacturing ...
  15. Eyeing a Loan? Consider Skipping the Banks

    Peer-to-peer lending platforms, such as Lending Tree, Lending Club and Prosper, offer borrowers newfound leverage. Here's ...
  16. Greedy on the Dollar? See This Leveraged ETN

    There are several ways to play the rise in the U.S. Dollar, and the UUPT ETN is definitely one way to consider playing it. ...
  17. How To Make Money WIth Real Estate Options

    Buying real estate options is one way to invest in real estate at a lower entry cost.
  18. How To Land a Wall Street Job Out of College

    Getting a job on Wall Street right after college can be difficult, but there many paths that eventually lead to Wall Street.
  19. Gazelle Recycles Smart Phones For Green Profits

    Founded in 2006, Gazelle in one of several new companies that buy used, broken, or outdated mobile phones and other electronics ...
  20. 5 Money-Saving Tips For Visiting China

    The most expensive part of visiting China is getting there. To save your budget once you arrive, try these strategies.
  21. Is This the Best Advice You Can Give Your Clients?

    For all the specialized advice you could give your financial advisory clients, this one, simple tip beats them all.
  22. Obamacare Penalty: What Actually Happens (& When)

    If you didn't have health insurance last year – or miss this year's deadline – how is the Affordable Care Act penalty enforced?
  23. Funding A Startup When Bank Loans Aren't Possible

    There are alternative ways to fund your business start-up when it is not possible to secure a bank loan, but consider the ...
  24. What's The Tax Hit On An IRA Withdrawal?

    That depends on factors from the type of IRA you have to your age. Use this guide to plan ahead – and try not to withdraw ...
  25. How Important Is Social Media For Your Company?

    Freelancers and marketing agencies are just some of the resources companies are now using to develop their social media.
  26. What Advisors Should Know about Millennial Clients

    Millennials are coming of age, advancing their careers, having families and thinking retirement. At 80 million strong, advisors ...
  27. Which Credit Cards Are Best In Europe?

    These cards avoid the main credit issues facing U.S. travelers to Europe – foreign transaction fees that make purchases more ...
  28. How To Start A Successful App Business

    How to start a business creating apps, how other profitable business have done it, and the most important things to consider.
  29. Beat The Deadline! Cheap Choices in Health Insurance

    Sign up by February 15 - or else pay 2015's higher tax penalty. If you miss the deadline, there are exceptions.
  30. Xoom Vs. Western Union: Which Should You Choose?

    That depends on where you need to send the money, among other things. How to decide between the classic service and the new ...
  31. Retirement Investing with BlackRock's CoRI Funds

    A look at BlackRock’s CoRI Funds as a retirement investment option.
  32. Getting A Mortgage In Your 50s

    The financial considerations are different when you take out a mortgage in your 50s. Here's what you need to review as you ...
  33. How the Harvard and Stanford MBA Programs Stack Up

    Harvard and Stanford have two of the best MBA programs in the world. But how do the two programs compare to each other?
  34. Xoom 101: How Do Xoom Money Transfers Work?

    Xoom is a newer alternative to Western Union and other money transfer mechanisms. Should you switch?
  35. Why You Should Buy A Car Instead Of Leasing

    While leasing has certain advantages, buying a car tends to save you money in the long run and offers greater flexibility. ...
  36. Mortgage Guide For Thirty-Somethings

    Five things to consider before you sign on the dotted line for a mortgage.
  37. Leaving the Military? Best Next-Step Careers

    Vets bring skills and stamina to the job market. These fields offer good career opportunities for those moving out of the ...
  38. 5 Ways Your Clients Can Shrink Their Tax Footprint

    If your clients don’t like the projected tax results they're seeing, now is a good time to teach them how to reduce their ...
  39. Robo-Advisors and a Human Touch: Better Together?

    Combining the services of traditional advisors and robo-advisors can offer the best of both worlds. But where does one start ...
  40. Review: Discover Credit Cards

    Discover it cards still offer generous rewards and no annual fee. But how generous depends on which card you end up with, ...
  41. Motif Investing vs. ETFs: What's The Difference?

    While there are many apparent similarities between ETFs and newer motif investments, there are also some important differences. ...
  42. Will Your Net Worth Be Affected By A Recession?

    Here's a look at how a potential recession could impact your net worth in a negative way.
  43. Review: Old Navy Credit Cards Costs & Benefits

    If Old Navy is your favorite store, here's the lowdown on its two credit cards. Interest rates are high, but rewards are ...
  44. Sending Money? The Top Money Transfer Services

    Need to send money in a hurry? Here's a list of the major players in the money transfer business. Compare rates, times and ...
  45. Review: Banana Republic Cards' Costs & Benefits

    You get rewards for buying at any store in the Gap chain. Does that make one of the Banana Republic store cards worth adding ...
  46. Save Now To Retire Earlier - Or Just Work Longer?

    Working longer might seem a solution, but job and health risks make it an unreliable option. Compound interest, though, means ...
  47. After Poor Performance, Now a Mutual Fund Tax Hit?

    If the performance of mutual funds in 2014 wasn't bad enough, here comes a tax hit from liquidations.
  48. Top 10 Chinese Entrepreneurs

    Many of the world's millionaires and billionaires are now found in China.
  49. Top 10 Indian Entrepreneurs

    India has produced a number of billionaire businessmen and women.
  50. Retire in the Caribbean: Top Islands For Expats

    Palm trees, turquoise waters, white-sand beaches – but which Caribbean island is best for retirement? Here's what we learned.
  51. What Gets You In Grad School: GPA Vs. Work History

    Grad schools usually take a holistic approach when evaluating applicants. That means it's a good idea to scrutinize every ...
  52. Retiring In Mexico? The 5 Top Cities

    If retiring in Mexico is on your bucket list, check out these cities and regions for a range of cultures and climates.
  53. How To Pick The Right Lender When Refinancing A Mortgage

    Refinancing your mortgage has never been easier with the range of lenders and access to information that are available to ...
  54. Are You A Business Owner Suffering From Stress?

    Don't run yourself down. It's OK to take a vacation. We give you some tips on how to let go.
  55. A Soaring Housing Market: College Apartments

    How to play the boom in upscale student housing.
  56. Will Alex Tsipras Change The European Economy?

    A debt default and a Euro exit by Greece's leaders would likely cause more harm to Greece's economy than to the EU, of which ...
  57. How Much Should Retirees Withdraw From Accounts?

    Figuring out how much to withdraw from a retirement account every year can be a tough task. Here's help for both the saver ...
  58. How Cheap Is Retiring In Mexico?

    A comfortable life in Mexico can be remarkably affordable. Here's what you can expect to pay.
  59. Planning for Healthcare Costs in Retirement

    Healthcare often is the highest cost during retirement. Here's how to plan for and possibly buck that trend.
  60. Indeed vs. LinkedIn

    There are a large number of employment websites to choose from and not all of them operate the same way, making finding a ...
  61. Visa vs. MasterCard: Is There a Difference?

    Visa and MasterCard are two of the most widely used credit card brands. But are the differences between the two significant ...
  62. Top Ten US Economic Indicators

    We explain the most important economic indicators for the US economy.
  63. Looking To Clear Up Your Credit Report?

    If you look at your credit report you might see any number of various items that are harmful to your credit score, but you ...
  64. How To Find A Job With Poor Credit?

    It's not legal for an employer to refuse to hire you for having bad credit, but he doesn't have to say that you weren't hired ...
  65. Investing Strategies For The Millennial Generation

    Suggestions to build a long-term plan for the millennial generation, according to their needs and goals.
  66. Retiring In the Philippines? Try These Top Cities

    Four cities in different regions of the Philippines that offer a range of activities and settings, along with good healthcare ...
  67. Past 40? Advice On Starting A Business

    Pluses and maybes to consider before you leap – or before you dig yourself deeper into the hole where you’ve landed.
  68. How Minimum Wage Impacts Unemployment

    We explain how the minimum wage affects unemployment, public assistance, and the economy overall.
  69. What Cuba-US Relations Could Mean For U.S. Industry

    The restoration of diplomatic relations with Cuba could mean big profits for U.S. travel, agriculture, and financial services ...
  70. Is There a Way to Get Out of Your Car Lease Early?

    For those who no longer want their car for whatever reason, transferring the lease to an interested party can be a particularly ...
  71. Frequent Flyer Tips: Take Your Carry-On Only

    If you only have carry-on luggage, you can skip the cab and take public transportation to the hotel, such as subways, trolleys ...
  72. Capital One Cards: VentureOne Vs. Venture Rewards

    Which Capital One rewards credit card offers the best deal for you?
  73. How Long Should My Resume Be?

    This question troubles many people from beginners to senior executives. Here's a roundup of expert answers.
  74. Make The Most Of LinkedIn For Your Job Search

    Why LinkedIn is such a great job-hunting tool – if you tailor your profile for the biggest impact and stay visible in the ...
  75. Read This Before You Retire In The Philippines

    The Philippines has a warm climate, a low cost of living and plenty of people who speak English. What to do next if you think ...
  76. Your Lease Is Up: When Should You Buy The Car?

    In general, the fact that you know the car is to your benefit. Before deciding, compare the buyback price to what the car ...
  77. What Are The Latest News On The Beer Industry?

    Beer isn’t a traditional commodity, as there are no futures markets associated with it, but it is considered an alternative ...
  78. Credit Card Review: The Amazon.com Rewards Visa

    The rewards from
  79. 5 Top Credit Karma Tools To Keep Your Credit High

    As if the free, no-strings credit checkup weren't enough, this site also gives you personalized feedback to make you a better ...
  80. How Steve Jobs Changed The World

    As an innovator and visionary, Steve Jobs’s accomplishments can be held on a pedestal with the likes of Microsoft’s Bill ...
  81. Credit Card Review: Southwest Rapid Rewards Cards

    Do Southwest Airlines' free checked bags make one of their credit cards a good choice for you?
  82. Ways Advisors Should Evolve in 2015 and Beyond

    Technological evolution, robo-advisors, regulatory and compliance shifts and more. Here's how financial advisors should evolve ...
  83. 4 Steps to a Happy Retirement

    These basic retirement planning tips are essential for both savers and their financial advisors.
  84. How American Express Counts on Your Profligacy

    Consumers like novelty, reliability, variety, and other subjective qualities. But what really keeps them coming back to American ...
  85. A Look at the 5 Richest People in the World

    Who are the five richest people in the world and how did they manage that feat?
  86. Just Retired? No Better Time for a Second Career

    After working for decades and reaching retirement age, what's next? A second career, of course. Here's why and how.
  87. When Is Leasing A Car Your Best Bet?

    Leasing a car isn't right for everyone. But it's attractive for those who want low initial payments and the ability to get ...
  88. The Top 10 Best Ways To Turn An Idea Into Money

    A job no longer has to be your only source of income. Thanks to the Internet and other outlets, people can more easily turn ...
  89. When Your Client's Retirement is Around the Corner

    With thousands of Baby Boomers reaching retirement age every day, here's a guide as to how financial advisors should approach ...
  90. A New Wake-up Call for Savers

    Recent findings from an index that measures how many people who are at risk of not being able to maintain their current standard ...
  91. Where To Get The Cheapest Airline Tickets

    We test out a range of ways to get cheap tickets for your next flight.
  92. What Happened To Obama’s Amnesty Bill?

    The sweeping Republican majorities were supposed to trigger change, but now they are preparing to embrace the Obama immigration ...
  93. Finding The Best Health Insurance You Can Get

    A close look at the pros and cons of Aetna vs. Cigna PPO health insurance helps you decide what's important for you.
  94. Best Credit Cards For 2015

    The best credit card for you depends on your financial goals. Our choices for the best cards in 4 different categories.
  95. Avoid The No-Health-Insurance Penalty By Feb 15

    If you don't have health insurance, act NOW or you could owe penalties on your 2015 taxes, in addition to this year's.
  96. Retirement Bliss? Not So fast: When Savings Lag

    Most people aren't saving enough for retirement. Here are some tips savers and financial advisors can use to change that.
  97. Why Now is the Time to Snag Gen X Clients

    Millennials might have more buzz, but Gen X savers are more likely to enlist the services of a financial advisor right now.
  98. EU Probes Tax Laws To Catch Corporate Cheaters

    Recently, the EU has launched an investigation into tax deals between Amazon and the country of Luxembourg.
  99. How Expensive Is New York City To Live In?

    Considering how many people live in New York City, can it really be that much more expensive than other big cities? Take ...
  100. Preparing Your Clients for the Next Bear Market

    It has been almost six years since the last bear market, so it might be time for advisors to start preparing their clients ...
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