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Filed Under:Business & Finance / Investing
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Archived Since:February 5, 2008

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My (100% Accurate) Financial Predictions for 2015

Mina De La O This is the time of year when predictions are made for 2015. Most of them are nonsense. The self-styled "experts" supplying these predictions have no accountability for their accuracy. Nevertheless, some gullible investors...Show More Summary

How I Wisely Navigated My Way Off My Parents' Car Insurance

Getty Images By Maggie Perkins I am a lucky girl. Throughout high school and college, my parents kept me on their car insurance policy. I was an expensive item to add! I kept the cost as low as possible by earning the good student discount, driving a 14-year-old Subaru, never having a speeding ticket and being born a girl. Show More Summary

Housing Bubble 2.0? Cheap Financing Comes Back Into Style

Getty Images Most Americans remember all too well the housing bust and subsequent financial crisis, which left millions of homeowners owing more on their mortgages than their homes were worth and made it nearly impossible for many people to sell without taking huge losses. Show More Summary

6 Things That New Mothers and Infants Can Live Without

Getty Images When our son was born healthy but early, I wasn't prepared. So my cousin Karen, mother of two, welcomed us home from the hospital with three huge bags of bottles, diapers, wipes and a rainbow of terrycloth onesies, which...Show More Summary

Why Seniors Should Declutter -- and How to Easily Do So

Getty Images By Marilyn Lewis There often comes a time when you have to part with some of your stuff. OK, a whole lot of it. Seniors, especially, have four compelling reasons to pare back possessions. 1. You Intend to Grow Old in Your Home Most people ages 50 and older want to age in place, AARP pollsters recently found. Show More Summary

Marshmallows Can Teach Us Better Retirement Planning

Christina Kennedy By Natasha Burton Many of us are like kids when it comes to squirreling away for retirement. Our more short-term money needs -- like that new car we've been eyeing -- tend to take precedence over long-term saving, causing...Show More Summary

9 Reasons Why You'll Benefit to Join a Gym Right Now

Vetta/Getty Images As much as we'd like to believe that chocolate cake and ice cream are the elixir for a long and healthy life, we know that's not the case. We also know that a regular exercise routine is one of the surest paths toShow More Summary

Should You Hire a New CPA to Prepare Your Taxes?

Getty Images As tax season draws near, it's time to think about whether or not the person who does your taxes deserves to be on your team this year. It doesn't matter if that person is a CPA or not (and in this post I'll use CPA and tax preparer interchangeably). Show More Summary

5 Tech Trends to Watch in 2015

AOL With nearly all of 2014 fading in the rear-view mirror, it's time to turn our attention to the year ahead. There will be a lot of tech trends playing out in 2015. Let's go over a few of the more compelling movements. 1. Smart Watches It's now been a couple of years since the Kickstarter-funded Pebble ushered in the era of smart watches. Show More Summary

Lincoln Logs: An American Classic Made in America Again

B Christopher/Alamy I'm an American boy at heart. As such, I grew up with Lincoln Logs. Forty-odd years later, I'm now an father, with an American boy of my own -- and of course, I want him to have a set of Lincoln Logs of his own. But...Show More Summary

Week's Winners, Losers: Apple's Hot, Keurig's in Hot Water

Tony Gutierrez/AP There were plenty of winners and losers this week, with a pair of analysts waxing kindly on the prospects for the world's leading consumer electronics company and the top dog in single-serve coffee brewers issuing an embarrassing product recall. Show More Summary

8 Secrets to Being a Great Regifter (Without Getting Caught)

#fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-893216{display:none;}.cke_show_borders #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-893216, #postcontentcontainer #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-893216{width:570px;display:block;} By Donna Freedman While a broke midlife college student, I was given a book about great movies of the 20th century. Show More Summary

ChexSystems Knows All About Your Banking Business

Getty Images Many Americans possess an elementary understanding of both credit reports and credit scores and how each plays a significant role in a person's financial life. A bad credit report can prevent you from getting a job. A low credit score can drastically increase how much you'll pay for a loan or result in a rejection for a credit card. Show More Summary

A Winning Way With Financial Literacy in High School

shutterstock Earlier this month, I wrote about teaching a financial literacy course at Brooklyn College. In a survey, over 90 percent of the students said that they wish they had received financial literacy training in high school. By...Show More Summary

Jeans Protect Your Credit Cards from Digital Pickpockets By Hal M. Bundrick While not quite a stylish version of the Iron Man exoskeleton, new crowdfunded apparel does protect the wearer from digital identity theft -- if not providing a force beam, weapon capabilities and free flight. Show More Summary

Microsoft Is Getting Pounded in Gaming Console Fight

Damian Dovarganes/AP As a company that grew to dominance by selling software, Microsoft (MSFT) has never been much of a presence in the hardware market. Remember the Zune MP3 player or the Kin family of smartphones? Yeah, probably not. The one consistent exception was its popular gaming console, the Xbox. Show More Summary

How One Firm Is Cutting the Cost of Your Newer Medicines

Tish1/Shutterstock By Deena Beasley LOS ANGELES -- Express Scripts (ESRX), the largest manager of prescription drug plans for U.S. employers, is taking an increasingly aggressive stance in price negotiations with pharmaceutical companies...Show More Summary

Don't Be Duped by Gender-Biased Pricing -- Savings Experiment

#fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-318300{display:none;}.cke_show_borders #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-318300, #postcontentcontainer #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-318300{width:570px;display:block;} These two bottles of big-name body wash are nearly identical, except that one is marketed towards men and the other one is marketed toward women. Show More Summary

Are You a Victim of Price Discrimination?

blickwinkel/Alamy By Edward Stepanyants Each and every day, seemingly small decisions about coupons, bundles, sales and retail pricing are made by retailers. The truth is almost all of these decisions are calculated with a purpose, based on consumer data and behavior. Show More Summary

5 Ways You're Sabotaging Your Future Net Worth

Getty Images By Laura Woods You may not realize it, but the actions you take now can greatly impact your sense of financial security down the road. Many Americans inadvertently minimize their future net worth by focusing only on the short-term. Show More Summary

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