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6 Warning Signs That You Need to Stop Using Your Credit Cards

In romantic relationships, career choices, even struggles with drugs and alcohol, professionals often ask us to look out for warning signs. Well the same should be done with credit cards. (See also: 12 Habits of Highly Responsible Credit Card Users) According to the Federal Reserve, average household credit card debt in the U.S. Show More Summary

So Your Friend Wants to Borrow Money? Here’s What to Do

You love your friends and family, and you’d do absolutely anything to help them. Then one day, your friend is late on rent and asks to borrow $500 from you. He promises to pay you back when he gets his next paycheck, but you’re not so sure. Show More Summary

What a Scream! Floating Head in a Jar DIY

Make a bit of Halloween decor that will really turn heads with this fun DIY. We know you already love taking selfies, making this a spooky way to put one on show. And this project is so easy, which makes it fun to do with your nieces...Show More Summary

Tiffany Boosts Full-Year Forecast on Improved 2Q Profit

Mark Lennihan/AP By Devika Krishna Kumar and Ramkumar Iyer Upscale jeweler Tiffany & Co. (TIF) raised its full-year profit forecast for a second time following a better-than-expected quarterly profit, driven by strong sales in the Americas...Show More Summary

Is An MBA A Big Waste Of Time And Money?

During the summer of 2014, Personal Capital had the luxury of hosting three MBA interns in the marketing department where I consult part-time. One was actually a Harvard JD/MBA, which is darn impressive because she has to get into both schools separately. The other two were from Stanford. They did a great job brainstorming and Read More...

My unconventional plans to pay for my daughter’s college education

This article is by staff writer Holly Johnson. I just sat down to write this post a moment ago and literally stared at the screen for twenty minutes. I’m still ready to bolt out the door at a second’s notice, if needed, and the tears won’t stop rolling down my face. But thankfully, these are [...]

IMF Chief Under Investigation in French Fraud Case

Jim Watson, AFP/Getty Images By Chine Labbe PARIS -- IMF chief Christine Lagarde was placed under formal investigation by French magistrates Wednesday for her alleged role in a long-running political fraud case, a source close to the...Show More Summary

12 Back-to-School Shopping Tips for the Busy Parent

Shopping for everything on the back-to-school list can be a real pain. Not only do those $0.75 highlighters add up (especially if you have several children), but it's easy to feel overwhelmed when you're adding that shopping on top of everything else you have to do to prepare for the coming season. Show More Summary

Burger King Deal Gets a Proverbial Shrug in Washington

Christopher Millette/Erie Times-News via AP By Ben White | @morningmoneyben You would think Burger King's decision to buy Tim Hortons (THI) for $11 billion and move its headquarters to Canada would spark national outrage and move the debate over tax inversion deals to the proverbial front burner. But you would be wrong. Show More Summary

After Ferguson, we don't need another dialogue on race

The prolonged spasm of fury that followed the shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old African American, by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, appears to have subsided. The actions of the Ferguson police department...Show More Summary

Why Millennials Resist Any Kind of Insurance

Young adults are the most underinsured generation of our time, which makes sense—up to a point.

Wait a minute, Mr. Postman: Why postal banking won't work

The United States Postal Service just reported that it lost $2 billion in the last three months, surprising no one. The news has once again prompted calls for the federal government's most omnipresent institution to come up with creative solutions to stay solvent. Show More Summary

Why a hedge fund manager will tell you big government is great for capitalism

What can government do to cultivate a vibrant economy? Nothing, if you ask our political class. Ever since Bill Clinton declared that the era of big government was over, even Democrats have treated the welfare state like a drag on the free market, focusing on its social benefits rather than its economic ones. Show More Summary

12 New Ways Restaurants Trick You to Spend More

It may not be your fault that you spend too much at a restaurant. In fact, restaurants may be tricking you to spend more! Wise Bread has uncovered the 12 ways that restaurants intentionally try to make you dole out more cash. Keep scrolling...Show More Summary

Debt Killed My Dad. Learn from His Mistakes - and Mine.

Shutterstock According to his death certificate, my dad died of myocardial infarction, otherwise known as a heart attack. His health had been deteriorating for some time, so it wasn't a total surprise. He gained weight and was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Show More Summary

There's More Than One Way to Profit from an IRA Conversion

malerapaso Many Americans have traditional Individual Retirement Accounts, where your annual contributions are reduced from your taxable income, yielding a tax deduction now, but your withdrawals are taxed. And many also have Roth IRAs,...Show More Summary

Private Colleges May Not Be Worth the Price of Admission

Fuse/Getty Images Whether you're a parent wanting the best for their children or a student hoping to launch a dream career after college, you've likely spent a lot of time thinking about choosing the right college. Even though tuition...Show More Summary

IMF Chief Lagarde Under Investigation in France

PARIS (AP) — Christine Lagarde, the chief of the International Monetary Fund, was placed Wednesday under official investigation for negligence in a French corruption probe that dates back to her days as France’s finance minister. In a statement after a fourth round of questioning before magistrates, Lagarde said she would return to her work in…

Here’s Why It’s Not All About Your Personal Success

Companies must adapt to see themselves as units within a bigger system

How To Get [Basically] FREE Home Phone Service!

[This is post #1 in a 3-part series on how to save money with your cable, phone, and internet bills. And also how to FAIL at it the same time.] This post is going to be bitter sweet. On one hand I found a KILLER way to save some dough on our home phone line and am super excited about it (it’s basically FREE now […]

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