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  1. Saving for College: The Top 4 Lessons I Learned

    Because you cannot go back to change poor financial decisions, here's some advice on how to plan for college costs from a ...
  2. Why Citi Says Lower Gas Prices Aren't Helping the World (C)

    Learn why lower prices of oil have done little to increase U.S. consumer spending, drive corporate earnings or increase global ...
  3. The Decline of the Middle Class: An Inside Look

    Find out what is behind the decline of the middle class in America and how the hourglass economy may effect consumption.
  4. How Minimum Wage Increases Could Hurt These Sectors

    Learn why the consumer discretionary sector, and in particular the leisure and hospitality industry, faces the biggest challenges ...
  5. How Much in Savings You Need to Live Comfortably

    Discover how Americans' perceptions of their financial security differ from reality, and learn how much in savings is sufficient ...
  6. How Good a Deal is TSA PreCheck at the Airport?

    With all the reports of mammoth airport security lines causing passengers to miss their flights, it's time for another look ...
  7. 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.
  8. China's Middle Class: An Inside Look

    Discover the catalysts for China's improving middle class population, from global demands of its consumer goods to unoccupied ...
  9. How to Break Your Bad Financial Habits

    For individuals and families to hold their own and build equity for retirement, they need to commit to responsible spending ...
  10. 3 Seemingly Non-Financial Decisions Everyone Should Take More Seriously

    None of these decisions should be considered as being purely financial, but there are severe consequences to ignoring their ...
  11. Five Rules to Improve Your Financial Health

    Learn five broad personal finance rules that can help get you on track to achieving specific financial goals.
  12. Six Critical Rules for Successful Retirement Investing

    Specific retirement investing "rule of thumb" tips are helpful, but there are broader guidelines to follow if you want to ...
  13. How to Lend Money to Family and Not Regret It

    It’s hard to refuse a family member’s request for a loan, but be sure to go into such arrangements with your eyes open.
  14. Buffett's Moat: Is Apple's Competitive Advantage Sustainable? (AAPL)

    Examine the width and sustainability of Apple's economic moat. Find out how brand loyalty, economies of scale and network ...
  15. You're Retired, but Your Adult Kids Still Want Cash

    Here's how to still help – while letting grown kids know that the Bank of Mom and Dad won't be open forever.
  16. 6 Best Summer Home Improvement Projects

    Summer has arrived. So, here are some helpful home upgrades that will help you beat the summer heat.
  17. How liquid are money market accounts?

    Understand the characteristics that distinguish money market accounts from checking, savings account and money market funds ...
  18. Behind U.S. Retailers' Negative Comparable Store Sales (WMT, M)

    Discover which trends may be driving negative comparable store sales for U.S. retailers, and why consumers may be better ...
  19. What You Gain By Automating Your Financial Life

    Most investors would be better served by automating their financial savings process, as it takes the emotion out of making ...
  20. Why a Strong U.S. Manufacturing Industry Matters (UTX)

    Consider manufacturing’s contributions to employment and GDP growth by engaging other industries, both upstream and downstream, ...
  21. Besides a savings account, where is the safest place to keep my money?

    Savings accounts are safe because investors' deposits are guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) ...
  22. NB SRI Team In Support of Limiting Methane Emissions

    On March 10, 2016, the US and Canada announced that the two countries would aim to cut methane (CH4) emissions in the oil ...
  23. Could Tesla Attain a $700B Valuation by 2031?

    Investopedia columnist David Garrity weighs in on one billionaire's surprising claim.
  24. Retirees: Should You Buy or Lease Your Car?

    To buy or lease – that is the question. For retirees, access to safer cars, comprehensive warranties and tax deductions may ...
  25. Cheapest Flight Destinations for Summer Vacation

    Open-minded about where you'll vacation this summer, but want to fly somewhere fun? Check out these airfare deals.
  26. Can You Retire Well and Still Have Kids?

    For some would-be parents the cost of doing both may be more than their budget can handle – even with two working parents. ...
  27. The 5 Best Cars for Retirees

    Remember the old "boat" that granddads used to drive? Things have changed: Witness this list of smaller, safer SUV, sedan ...
  28. 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 ...
  29. When is a Down Payment Used?

    A down payment is an initial cash payment on an expensive good.
  30. 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 ...
  31. Is It Worth Buying a New Car If You're Already Retired?

    You have to consider more than just the purchase price: Insurance, the warranty, resale value and how much you plan to drive ...
  32. Consumer Agency Acts vs. Payday Loans

    Even if you're desperate for cash, try our alternatives before falling into the payday loan trap. Read on for proposed rules ...
  33. 3 Industries That Benefit from Low Interest Rates (LEN,EXPE,NFLX)

    The industries that benefit the most from low interest rates are home builders and home-improvement retailers; the consumer ...
  34. Why the Wealth Effect Is Decelerating

    Discover why the Dallas Fed believes the wealth effect shrunk after the Great Recession, and why the wealth effect might ...
  35. Why Coverdell ESAs May Trump 529 Plans

    Coverdell ESAs still trail 529 plans in popularity by a wide margin due to their low contribution limits. But these accounts ...
  36. The Share Buyback Report: The Consumer Staples Sector

    Analyze share repurchase data for the consumer staples sector. Identify the factors that influence buybacks over time and ...
  37. Global Consumer Durables: Exploring Revenue Trends and Fundamentals

    Examine geographic revenue data from the consumer durables sector to identify catalysts and trends.
  38. Is Your Mortgage Robbing Your Retirement?

    If you picked the mortgage with the lowest possible monthly payment, you may be blowing what could be your retirement money ...
  39. How Does A Bond’s Coupon Interest Rate Affect Its Price?

    All bonds come with a coupon interest rate, which is the fixed annual interest a bond pays.
  40. The Share Buyback Report: The Consumer Discretionary Sector (XLY)

    Analyze historical share repurchase data for the discretionary sector and identify the financial and economic factors that ...
  41. Retailers: The Best and Worst Bets Right Now (JCP)

    Here's a look at two retailers that could be in big trouble and two retailers that could continue to prove doubters wrong. ...
  42. Save Money on Summer Bills

    From lawn care to summer fairs, expenses can skyrocket if you're not paying attention.
  43. Insights Into Robert Schiller's Recession Studies

    Find out what Professor Robert Shiller of Yale University has to say about recessions, what causes them and why human psychology ...
  44. Money Market Accounts with the Highest Interest Rates

    Money market savings accounts can offer higher interest rates than regular or even high-yield bank savings accounts – and ...
  45. Pros and Cons of Buying 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.
  46. These Savings Accounts Have the Highest Interest Rates

    Don't expect interest from a bank savings account to make you rich. You can do better, however, than the paltry 0.08% average ...
  47. 8 Ways a Private Family Foundation Could Spark IRS Interest

    IRS rules are extremely complex and can prohibit acts that seem – or even are – totally fair and even commonsensical. Here's ...
  48. 8 Reasons to Celebrate the 529 College Savings Plan

    Learn why May 29th is an opportunity to remind people of the importance of saving and investing for college, especially with ...
  49. Top 10 Wealthiest Families in the World

    Find out how much money it takes to land on the list of the 10 wealthiest families in the world, and why nobody is really ...
  50. The Top 4 General Motors Shareholders (GM)

    Discover General Motors’ top four direct shareholders. Learn about how many shares they hold and obtain a brief description ...
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    Cyber Monday is becoming more popular than Black Friday. Here's why.
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