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Why You Don't Want Google's New Project Fi Wireless Service By Mike Murphy Google has announced that it's rolling out a wireless service in the U.S. Project Fi combines access to Sprint and T-Mobile's wireless networks with the ability to make calls over Wi-Fi. This means calls, texts...Show More Summary

How Do Higher Interest Rates Affect Retirees?

Now that the Federal Reserve has announced its intention to begin raising interest rates, many retirees want to know: What do higher interest rates mean for their savings?

3 Sectors That Could Benefit From Rising Interest Rates

dbimages/Alamy By Kira Brecht With the 2008 global financial crisis finally in the rearview mirror, improvement in the U.S. economic picture has increased expectations that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates in 2015. The Standard...Show More Summary

Strategies: Apple Won’t Always Rule. Just Look at IBM.

Like IBM in the 1980s, the stock market giant has room to grow, but there are early signs of the end of its dominance.

The Haggler: Spurned by an Insurer After Filing Small Claims

The Haggler helps a homeowner whose insurance policy was not renewed by State Farm after he made two claims and received no reimbursement.

Tax Savings To Clear Path For Josh Hamilton's Return To Texas Rangers

When running a business, it's best to pay employees for what you anticipate they will do in the future, rather than what they have done in the past. The effects of this basic tenant become magnified when the annual salaries you're handing out are in the tens of millions, a [...]

Black Coffee: What? Me Worry?

It’s time to sit back, relax and enjoy a little joe … Welcome to another rousing edition of Black Coffee, your off-beat weekly round-up of what’s been going on in the world of money and personal finance. Okay, off we go … Credits and Debits Debit: Believe it or not, a recent survey found that […]

When Living for the Moment Gets in the Way of Living

A few weeks ago, I was absolutely struck by this article from The Atlantic, which talks about Sarah Manguso’s recent book Ongoingness: The End of a Diary. Manguso’s book focuses on her personal history of keeping a diary/journal, something I’m very familiar with personally. Show More Summary

Brands We Love to Love: Familiarity, Quality, Consideration

Shutterstock By Jane Wells It takes a long time to build a trusted brand, and that trust can be lost in one fell swoop of a hack attack. Just ask Target, which suffered a massive data breach last year affecting millions of customers....Show More Summary

Why Being Content is the Most Important Financial Principal

I have a confession to make. The day before I wrote my last post titled, 5 Undeniable Benefits to Living in a Small Home, my husband and I were talking about buying a larger home and a larger car. We flirted with the notion of how nice...Show More Summary

Saturday PS: Believe in miracles?

HEADING into the electoral home straight, it seems the Conservative Party is going to play up the “jobs miracle” for all it is worth. Use of the M-word brings a tug of nostalgia to those of us who are just...

20 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Financial Adviser

samxmeg By Lou Carlozo Remember the game "20 questions"? It's no game at all if you're hunting down the best financial adviser that your time, money and portfolio can buy. Yet the quest to find the right adviser is too often turned on its head, with potential clients considering themselves lucky to meet with an investment professional. Show More Summary

For Retirement - or Any Savings Goal - Be Lazy, Self-Centered

Alamy By Hal Bundrick Saving success is not a numbers game, though we're often told it is. Investing for retirement? Save 10 percent to 15 percent beginning in your 20s. College fund? Count on tuition rising by a factor of three over...Show More Summary

Living in a Tiny House Lets Me Live Out My Dreams

Oliver PariniEthan Waldman's house cost $42,000 to build; his utility bills cap at $150 a month. By Ethan Waldman as told to Meghan Rabbitt In its Money Mic series, LearnVest hands over the podium to people with controversial views about money. Show More Summary

Looking Good: How to Get a Killer Deal on Eyeglasses

#fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-529825{display:none;}.cke_show_borders #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-529825, #postcontentcontainer #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-529825{width:570px;display:block;} By Marilyn Lewis Prices for eyeglasses...Show More Summary

8 Ways Having Kids Makes You More Frugal

By Carrie Kirby I was chatting with a childless friend over dinner about how I'd been feeding our family of five on $80-$100 a week. The friend was flabbergasted. "My shampoo alone would take up most of that budget!" she said. (I hope...Show More Summary

Bruce Jenner's Transgender Plan Offers Retirement Gold

Bruce Jenner's transgender plan reiterates that retirement is the prime time to break free and truly reach your full potential.

Episode 619: The Free Throw Experiment

Casinos are worried that young people aren't interested in playing slots or other games of luck. They're turning to games that require skill, like basketball.

Step-by-Step Guide: How to Retire Comfortably with Passive Income

I’ll be honest.  I didn’t come from the frugality and savings world.  I came from the high-risk world of entrepreneurship. Some entrepreneurs chase high-risk and high reward.  Here, I’m risking capital to make more everyday.  The true untold story about my life is: I started out with nothing. Show More Summary

Market Wrap: Tech Giants Propel Nasdaq, S&P to Record Highs

Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg via Getty ImagesTraders at work Friday on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. By Noel Randewich The Nasdaq composite and S&P 500 chalked up record high closes Friday, propelled by strong results from tech...Show More Summary

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