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Not All Voices Are the Same: Ten Common Personal Finance Disagreements

Spend less than you earn. Pay off your high interest debts. Save for the future. Many of the tenets of personal finance are essentially common sense. They just work in practically every situation. Still, there are some areas where it’s not nearly as clear cut. Show More Summary

How This 30-Year-Old Travels The World On As Little As $30,000 A Year

Colin Wright, who blogs at Exile Lifestyle, left a job making six figures to live in a new country chosen by his readers every four months. Here's how he makes it work.

Donald Trump Deserted By Partners as Immigrant Furor Grows

The billionaire's continued attack on Mexican immigrants has caused some partners to rethink their relationship with him

BP to Pay $18.7 Billion for 2010 Gulf of Mexico Spill

Patrick Semansky/APAn inspector walks in an area of dead marsh grass on Fourchon Beach in Port Fourchon, La., in 2011, affected by oil from the BP oil spill. By Lindsay Dunsmuir WASHINGTON -- BP (BP) has reached a settlement with U.S. Show More Summary

13 Delicious Early Summer Recipes to Try on Your Grill

We're deep into summer, so it's time to get grilling to soak in as many of the season's flavors as humanly possible. Whether you're a veggie-loving vegan or a meat-obsessed carnivore, there are some amazing recipes out there that will dazzle your tastebuds. Here are a few to add straight to the top...

Does Greece Matter? The Bigger Picture For You And Your Portfolio

“Greece is a tiny player in global capital markets. Its default is 100% certain,” says Larry Swedroe, Director of Research for The BAM ALLIANCE and the author of 14 books on investing, including his most recent, The Incredible Shrinking Alpha, co-authored with Andrew Berkin. “The only question is how much and [...]

How Should I Choose a Credit Card?

Readers: This is article 2 of 25 from my no-nonsense “Credit Card Basics” quick-reference series. Not all credit cards are created equal. In fact, when choosing a card, you’ll quickly discover that there are hundreds of options for you to choose from so it makes sense to plan ahead. How can you determine which card […]

IRS To Allow Do-Overs For Some Estates

The final IRS portability rules help some surviving spouses but not all.

Social Security Q&A: Can't I Collect on Both of My Exes' Records?

What they probably didn’t tell you, but which you should keep in mind, is that if your ex-spouse dies, you may do better collecting off of his earnings record.

Is Leaving a Fortune to Your Kids a Gift or a Curse?

One of the great satisfactions of achieving financial success is the knowledge that you can provide opportunities to your children that you never had. But leaving them a large fortune can be a double-edged sword. It’s a cliché that the...Show More Summary

3 Ways to Finance a Tiny House

Could you live in a 400-square-foot home? How about one that comes with just 100 square feet of living space? People are doing this. They're joining the tiny house movement, living in homes that are 500 square feet or smaller. The proponents of this kind of living say that larger homes are...

The 5 Best Sunscreens

Spending some time in the sun is a great way to improve your mood, improve your health, get some much-needed vitamin D, and give you a better outlook on life. However, being in the sun can also expose your delicate skin to damaging UVA and UVB rays. This can cause skin damage, can increase your...

28 Items Cheaper at the Dollar Store Than at Walmart

Seth Perlman/AP By Gina Martinez Walmart is known for stellar deals, but these days it has some serious competition from dollar stores. A recent price comparison of 42 products showed Walmart (WMT) neck-and-neck with Family Dollar (FDO)...Show More Summary

Millennials Put Stock in the Future: How Generations Invest

Getty ImagesResearch shows millennials have more diversified portfolios and take better advantage of types of retirement accounts. By Joanne Cleaver Accustomed to algorithms that anticipate their needs for shopping, travel and content,...Show More Summary

10 States That Best Protect Your Retirement Nest Egg

Getty Images By Karla Bowsher Where you retire directly impacts your savings and thus your quality of life in retirement. As the financial website GOBankingRates reports: Deciding where to retire shouldn't be something you do based on weather or even proximity to kids.... Show More Summary

Are Banks Open This Fourth of July?

Shutterstock By Elyssa Kirkham Independence Day is always observed on July 4, and many workers will get this day off from work -- some will even get July 3 off as well. If you're one of the many Americans enjoying the holiday, you might...Show More Summary

What the Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Has to Do With the Economy

Jeff Amy/AP By Krystal Steinmetz Brace yourselves for wedding bells and an economic windfall. The Supreme Court's recent decision to legalize same-sex marriage across the United States will drive an estimated $2.6 billion in spending...Show More Summary

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