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Why Most Mutual Funds Suck And How To Find Ones Don't

Wall Street is loathed to admit that investing in the vast majority of their nearly 8,000 mutual fundssuck. Despite their armies of research analysts, long hours interviewing management and tomes of stock research, mutual fund managers fail to beat the stock market or the S&P 500 (SPY) in the long [...]


If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too; If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies, Or being... The post ‘If–‘ appeared first on The Simple Dollar.

Saturday PS: Let's (not) pretend

SOME of us have long suspected that those running the nation’s newspapers have been quietly informed, through the “usual channels”, that the plans for State regulation of newspapers, drawn up by Lord Leveson, may, may, be made to go away...

Stock Week Ahead: Will Stronger Retail Sales Follow Mixed Jobs Data?

Stocks wrapped the trading week on wobbly footing as investors digested a decidedly mixed reading on the U.S. job market and a fleeting short-term recovery for oil prices tied to a weaker dollar. Economic uncertainty and the pacing of a Federal Reserve response to hot-and-cold economic news will likely continue to [...]

Black Coffee: Don’t Expect an Apology for All This Negativity

It’s time to sit back, relax and enjoy a little joe … And away we go … Credits and Debits Debit: Check out what $2.4 million will get you in Vancouver, British Columbia these days. Nope … there’s no housing bubble in Canada, eh: Debit: Then again, it’s probably a good thing that house for […]

#682: When CEO Pay Exploded

Politicians have argued for decades that CEOs should earn less money. But there was a moment in the 1990s when CEO pay suddenly shot up. What happened?

One Winner, Thousands of #MyMintMoment Stories

Our #MyMintMoment Instagram contest has come to an end. We are grateful and inspired by all of you who shared special moments when your life and finances aligned. Your moments included everything from visiting the Grand Canyon and glaciers, to celebrating a new home or the last student loan payment, and starting a new family […]

Dividend-Cut Risk Of The 6 Oil Super Majors

Oil prices have collapsed from highs of ~$120 per barrel to lows of ~$30 per barrel. Source:Finviz Tumbling oil prices have caused real problems for the oil industry. Marginal oil companies are facing solvency issues and are having toslash dividends. An Exxon gas station in Woodbridge, Virginia, January 5, 2016. AFP PHOTO / [...]

What Is a Fixed Rate Mortgage?

Readers: This is article 5 of 25 from my no-nonsense “Mortgage Basics” quick-reference series. A fixed-rate mortgage is a home loan that uses the property being purchased as collateral. However, unlike an ARM where the interest rate is subject to change on a periodic basis, the interest rate on a fixed-rate rate mortgage remains the […]

Best Money Tips: How to Find Amazon Freebies

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found the tricks to finding free stuff on Amazon, the best things to buy in February, and how to score big bargains on Super Bowl Sunday. Top 5 Articles 13 Tricks to Find Useful Amazon Freebies (No Junk Samples!) — Amazon offers tons...

This Week In Credit Card News: Hiding Bank Accounts From Your Spouse, Mobile Payments Are Soaring

Don't Feel Bad, Millions Hide Bank Accounts From Their Spouses Too One in twenty people in the U.S. admit to having started secret bank accounts or credit cards without their partner's knowledge. Multiply that by the number of American adults, and you could be looking at 13 million people who have [...]

Apple Will Now Let You Trade In Your Broken iPhone

It previously only accepted devices with an intact screen and working buttons

Your Money: Tips on Reducing Cable and Phone Bills From Ethically Ambiguous Experts

When calling cable and phone providers to negotiate better deals, employees of BillFixers impersonate their clients. Whatever the ethics of this approach, their negotiating tactics have much to teach.

Best Deals for Friday 02/05

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Why You Need Financial Cheat Days

Getty By Josh Felber When we think of "cheat days," we tend to think of a sweet treat or indulgent meal that breaks a cycle of strict dieting. A cheat day is meant to satisfy cravings, and it's a great way to incorporate foods you normally wouldn't include in your diet without ruining your metabolism. Show More Summary

SoFi Offers Low-Interest Loans Without A Bank

SoFi loans money for nearly any purpose, but it's not a bank (and doesn't use FICO scores). Learn more about SoFi personal loans, student loans, and more. SoFi Offers Low-Interest Loans Without A Bank appeared first on Money Under 30. © Moneyblogs, LLC.

4 Times It May Pay to Go Into Debt

Getty By Maryalene LaPonsie Debt is a four-letter word of the bad kind, according to some people. The type of thing that shouldn't even be considered by responsible adults. However, not all finance professionals agree debt is something...Show More Summary

Enjoy a ‘Free’ Birthday: Making the Most of Rewards Clubs

This year, I spoiled myself with the following treats the week of my birthday: a Starbucks caramel machiatto a Jamba Juice smoothie a free entree at a local Italian restaurant Although I certainly enjoyed the treats, the best part was that they were completely free. I used to avoid signing up for reward or loyalty […]

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