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Boy tears up after meeting pony he saved up for — by selling lemonade for 2 years

Sabastian Lucas, 7, worked a lemonade stand for two years in the hopes of getting his own pony — and his hard work paid off!

Will You Be Part of the Subprime Car Loan Crisis…?

The mortgage crisis of 2008 was a period of time that will forever be remembered. It affected thousands upon thousands of people and threw not only the United States, but the whole world into a sever recession. Behind the great depression, this is arguably the worst financial disaster to happen in modern times. More recently, the subprime […]

The Best No Annual Fee Credit Cards of 2016

Credit cards can be great tools to help you better manage your money. With credit cards, you end up with the convenience and safety of plastic. They are low-hassle ways to ensure that you can pay for your needs and wants. However, convenient...Show More Summary

Obamacare Is Draining Our Financial Reserves

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton addresses a campaign event, October 22, 2016 at Taylor Allderdice High School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. / AFP / Robyn BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images) Barack Obama will stop being president on January 20. He will leave behind the signature accomplishment of his eight [...]

10 Offbeat Economic Indicators That (Might) Predict The Future

Here's a sampling of 10 of the weirdest economic indicators out there. The effects of economic strength or weakness are far-reaching and, occasionally, humorous.

Bank Stocks: Play The NIM, NIM, NIMS

My Three Musketeers are stirring - JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup and Bank of America, getting my money. Not that they're fundamentally cheap at 10 to 11 times earnings and near book value. Historically, banks sell at 60% of the market’s earnings multiplier which is where they tick currently. Institutional memory is [...]

Uber-Dovish Fed Is In Denial Over Coming Crisis

US Secretary of Treasury Jack Lew speaks to U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen while waiting to take a group photo during the 2016 Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund Headquarters and the World Bank Group on October 6, 2016 in Washington, DC. Global finance leaders publicly confronted the [...]

7 Things Most Millennials Don't Know About Preparing For Retirement

Nearly half of millennials say they don't have a plan for retirement. Make sure that's not you.

Earnings: What Happens When CAT, GM And UA Get Together?

The earnings lineup for Tuesday morning may give investors an interesting look at what’s going on in the economy, from bulldozers and automobiles to T-shirts and basketball shoes. Caterpillar, General Motors and Under Armour all report earnings before the bell Tuesday. Caterpillar’s Sales: Stuck In A Rut Or Out Of The [...]

Public Sacrifice: Answers to Questions About 403(b) Plans

A 403(b) plan is similar to the more familiar 401(k), but it is subject to less stringent securities regulations.

Sketch Guy: Do Your Investments Actually Help You Reach Your Goals?

The answer to this basic question is the key to ensuring you’re on the right path, a financial adviser writes.

The Secret To Boosting Ebay Sales: Use Your Cat Or Dog

An active eBay seller discovered that his cat's desire to pose for photos next to his items boosted business. If you don't have a cat, an adorable puppy or baby will do the trick.

Americans Throw Away $62 Million In Coins Each Year. Here's A Plan To Cut That

Know that financial cliché about “throwing money away?” Turns out it’s actually — literally — true. As Bloomberg reported earlier this month, Americans chuck an estimated $62 million in coins into the trash each year. “The coins get swept off restaurant tables, mixed in with scraps when people empty their pockets, [...]

The Haggler: Do Not Anger the Travel Gods. Sweat the Details.

When the travel insurance company Allianz denies a claim for a trip that was canceled for medical reasons, a traveler seeks help getting a reimbursement.

Ask Larry: Will Early Spousal Reduce My Wife's Retirement Benefit?

Today’s column examines the effects of claiming early reduced spousal benefits, benefits for singles, the feasibility of divorcing to increase benefits and filing for widow's benefits based on a previous spouse's record.

The Skill That's Paving The Way For Freelancers To Make $500K Or More

Thanks to an explosion of apps across all walks of consumer and corporate culture, there's a big opportunity for software developers to cash in.

Want To Be A Rock-Star Manager? Overcome These 5 Pitfalls

You've got a big new job. Congrats! Now try not to blow it. Career pros share how to make that first management job a success.

IRS Offshore Account Collections Top $10 Billion, FATCA Hunt Continues

IRS has collected over $10 billion in taxes and penalties from Americans with offshore accounts, and FATCA disclosure pain is only beginning. As over 100,000 Americans have come into IRS compliance, are you safe?

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