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  1. Ultra-Safe Cars Can Cost More to Insure

    Insurance premiums on cars with advanced safety systems are going up, not down, because all that fancy equipment is pricey ...
  2. Life Insurance Should Cover Emotional Needs Too

    Life insurance should cover the financial and emotional needs of family members.
  3. What is an HSA?

    Financial advisor Louis Kokernak explains health savings accounts.
  4. Plan for the Inevitable: How We Can Prepare for Death

    Preparing for death doesn't just include getting your financial house in order.
  5. Is Life Insurance Through Work Enough?

    Covering the needs of the ones you would leave behind is not easy. But efforts to secure a life insurance policy outside ...
  6. How Not to Use Life Insurance to Pay for College

    Like anything else, there’s a right way and a wrong way to use life insurance to pay for college.
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  1. You Can Now File the FAFSA Starting Oct. 1

    New rules to simplify the FAFSA application process let you apply for college financial aid three months earlier and use ...
  2. Credit Card Default Rate Hits 4-Year High

    The default rate on bank credit cards has risen for the fifth consecutive year.
  3. These Changes Are Coming to Credit Scores

    New credit scoring guidelines at VantageScore that incorporate trended data may impact your credit score in a big way.
  4. To Lend or Not to Lend: That Is the Question

    When lending money to a family member, set up an agreement to protect your money and relationship.
  5. Altitude Reserve Visa Infinite vs. Platinum vs. Sapphire Reserve

    The brand-new U.S. Bank Altitude Reserve Visa Infinite credit card targets Platinum and Sapphire Reserve. Which is best?
  6. The Nation’s Healthiest and Unhealthiest Housing Markets

    Nobody can dispute that the housing market has come back, but the recovery has been uneven. Here are the healthiest and unhealthiest ...
  1. Tour Legendary Investor Jack Bogle's Office

    Legendary investor Jack Bogle takes Investopedia on a tour of his historic office at Vanguard.
  2. Big Money is Moving to Socially Responsible Investing

    Mega-sized endowments, pension funds and hedge funds have the ability to move the markets and change investing trends.
  3. Why is social responsibility important to a business?

    Take social responsibility seriously, and your business could benefit from happier, more productive staff members while helping ...
  4. How to Fund a New Business With a ROBS Plan

    A ROBS plan provides a unique way to fund a new business.
  5. Extreme Socially Responsible Investing

    Make your money work for you without putting it into ventures that don't support your values.
  6. The Economic Benefits of Legalizing Weed

    As more states vote in favor of legalizing weed, here's a look at the economic benefits to state economies.
  1. Selling Employee Stock Purchase Plan Shares

    An in-depth look at how qualified sales of employee stock purchase plan shares work, and the tax consequences under different ...
  2. Financial Planning for Gen X and Millennials

    Gen X and Gen Y to need to get their finances in order, so here are some tips to get started.
  3. The Ultimate List of Painful Financial Mistakes

    Here are 24 preventable tax and investment mistakes that advisors see often; mistakes that can ruin your retirement planning.
  4. 4 Risks of Giving Your House to Your Child

    Your instincts may be generous, but handing over the house may not be the best financial plan for you – or your child.
  5. Women Stuck Paying the ‘Pink Tax’

    If you're a woman, you could be paying more than a man for the same stuff, from shirts to personal care products. Here's ...
  6. Millions Wait to the Last Minute to File Their Taxes

    Online filing encourages procrastination. Millennials are most likely to leave filing till last day
  1. The Nation’s Healthiest and Unhealthiest Housing Markets

    Nobody can dispute that the housing market has come back, but the recovery has been uneven. Here are the healthiest and unhealthiest ...
  2. 6 Steps to Becoming a Real Estate Agent

    Get a head start in the real estate business by following these six steps.
  3. Top 10 States Where It’s Cheaper to Rent than Own

    Is it cheaper to rent than own? Renting is generally more affordable, and here are the top 10 states in which that is most ...
  4. 15-Year vs. 30-Year Mortgages: A Comparison

    Many buyers default to the 30-year mortgage simply because it's the norm. Before you sign, consider all the arguments for ...
  5. What to Consider When You Finance a Home

    These are the many factors that need to be considered when obtaining financing for a home.
  6. Top 10 Cities for Early Retirees

    If you are looking to take an early retirement, find a place where it's easiest to significantly reduce your cost of living. ...
  1. You Can Now File the FAFSA Starting Oct. 1

    New rules to simplify the FAFSA application process let you apply for college financial aid three months earlier and use ...
  2. Credit Card Default Rate Hits 4-Year High

    The default rate on bank credit cards has risen for the fifth consecutive year.
  3. The Top General Motors Shareholders (GM)

    Discover General Motors’ top four direct shareholders. Learn about how many shares they hold and obtain a brief description ...
  4. Is it Worth Going Green?

    Going green might make you feel good about your purchases, but it probably won't help your finances.
  5. 10 Tips to Teach Your Child to Save

    Begin by helping your children develop positive money habits that can last for a lifetime.
  6. The Business of Sports: NFL Players and Bankruptcy

    Bankruptcy and NFL players: an all-too-common theme.
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  1. 5 Ways To Make Your Home Remodels Pay Off

    Here are five ways to make your home renovation worth the money and effort you put into it.
  2. Differences Between Private Foundations And Public Charities

    Here's a look at the differences between these types of charitable organizations.
  3. How To Monetize Your YouTube Channel

    YouTube's Partner Program helps users earn money through their channels. Find out how.
  4. The World's Most Valuable Private Companies

    In spite of the rewards going public can bring, some companies prefer to remain private, and they are very successful in this.
  5. Is Cyber Monday The New Black Friday?

    Cyber Monday is becoming more popular than Black Friday. Here's why.
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