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17 Ideas to Organize and Display Travel Mementos With Style

It always seems like a great idea to purchase souvenirs on your trip... until you're home and realize the mementos are just clutter. If you're the sentimental traveler, you may be trying to find a way to keep your trip memories alive in your home. Show More Summary

Nissan Recalls 768,000 SUVs to Fix Two Safety Issues

Kent Nishimura/Bloomberg via Getty Images DETROIT -- Nissan is recalling nearly 768,000 SUVs worldwide to fix faulty hood latches and electrical shorts that could cause fires. The largest recall covers more than 552,000 Rogue small SUVs worldwide from 2008 to 2014. Show More Summary

Should You Trust Your Money With These 4 Popular Financial Robo-Advisers?

Getting good investment advice is no longer a privilege of the filthy rich. The Internet has made readily available the kind of expert, personally tailored investment guidance that was once enjoyed exclusively by the likes of movie stars, monied inheritors, and CEOs. Many of these...

How Will Merger Change Family Dollar, Dollar Tree Stores?

Rogelio V. Solis/AP Now that Family Dollar (FDO) shareholders have voted to merge with Dollar Tree (DLTR) over rival suitor Dollar General (DG), what kind of makeover should shoppers -- and investors -- expect to see in the combined company's stores? The answer lies in how the battle between dollar store giants was finally resolved last week. Show More Summary

It Might Be Time to Sell the Homebuilders

Getty Images Investors are getting mixed signals out of the homebuilders this earnings season. Shares of D.R. Horton (DHI) rose 6 percent on Monday after it posted better-than-expected quarterly results. Unfortunately for the industry, D.R. Show More Summary

Six Big Financial Differences Between a Normal Job and Self-Employment

In 2008, I took the leap from a traditional white collar job into self-employment, mostly on the back of a small side gig I had built for myself that was mostly based around The Simple Dollar. It was a scary change, as I walked awayShow More Summary

Obama Cries Uncle on Changing 529 College Savings Plans

Saurabh Das/AP Facing angry parents and opposition from Republicans and Democrats as well as Wall Street, President Obama backed away from a controversial proposal to end a tax break on future use of 529 college savings plans, the New...Show More Summary

Don’t Quit Your Job Without Making These 5 Financial Moves

Quitting your job is a decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly. It’s a big risk to leave the certainty of a consistent paycheck, for the uncertainty of the unknown. But quitting  your job to start a business, stay at home with the kids, or salvage your health can be such a rewarding experience. Show More Summary

5 Surprises in Apple's Earnings Report

Marcio Jose Sanchez/APApple CEO Tim Cook jokes with an employee at Apple headquarters in October. It really wasn't a surprise to see Apple (AAPL) deliver a blowout quarter after Tuesday's market close. Anyone walking past an Apple store...Show More Summary

10 Genius Storage Solutions for Your Home Office

The holidays hit my home office like a tornado, but one of my New Year's resolutions was to get my office space spic and span, and keep it that way. And with a genius storage system, a change in behavior, and a few simple items that are inexpensive and widely available, I plan to do just...

Starting a Business? 12 Must-Read Books

If you want to be a successful entrepreneur, reading is essential. It will change your world and expose you to new information, points of view, and ideas to help you see the world through a different lens and launch your business. According to the Harvard Business Review, all leaders are readers. Show More Summary

Managing A Complicated Net Worth: How Messy Is Your Money?

A blogging buddy of mine named J from Budgets Are Sexy publishes his net worth figures every month. Although I advise people against sharing all of their financial details, if the figures are at levels most people can relate to, that’s probably fine. Otherwise, the pitchforks will be focused on people who brazenly display obsequious amounts Read More...

Prepare Your Brain for the Next Bear Market

Gary Curtis/Alamy We are again going to experience a market correction or a bear market. Since 1957, there has been a market correction (defined as a decline of the S&P 500 ( ^GPSC ) by 10 percent or more) every 1.5 years on average....Show More Summary

Can Nissan's New Titan XD Pickup Compete Against Ford?

NissanNissan CEO Carlos Ghosn reveals the 2016 Titan XD pickup. It hits U.S. dealers late in 2015. When Nissan (NSANY) has unveiled its 2016 Titan XD this month in Detroit, it said it's set to "shake up the highly competitive full-size pickup segment." That's a tall order. Show More Summary

Most-Overlooked Tax Breaks for the Self-Employed

Mark Bowden By Kevin McCormally Have you recently gone into business for yourself? Check out these six ways to make tax law work for you. 1. Home-Office Deductions Whether you are fully self-employed or do some freelancing in addition...Show More Summary

Free Credit Scores Aren't Enough: We Need Credit Monitoring

David Rogowski/AOL President Obama has announced that he's taking steps to safeguard our privacy. But, when it comes to our finances, that apparently entails providing free credit scores to customers of Chase (JPM) and Bank of America (BAC) and notifying people when they've been involved in a data breach. Show More Summary

If the recession is over, where are the jobs?

This article is by staff writer William Cowie. A few weeks ago, we asked the question “What is your investment strategy?” and described the survey Get Rich Slowly did of attitudes toward investing and a few related subjects. In thatShow More Summary

Pop Pop – Lil’ Vee’s Back! Did She Hit Her $10,000?

Remember our friend Vee who set out to hustle her way to $10,000 come Christmas? Through secret shopping and selling all kinds of books, designer clothes/shoes/handbags, and even her JUNK MAIL?? Haha… Well, she’s back :) Last time we chatted with her she was up $4,100 with two months to go. Think she made it? What UP, J. Money! Happy New Year! It’s me, Lil’ VEE – […]

Dirty Harry Teaches Us A Lesson on Opportunity Cost

I was in heaven last week because one of my favorite movie channels ran all five Dirty Harry movies in succession. In Dirty Harry, during that famous bank robbery scene where Harry ends up spouting off his “Do ya feel lucky?” line, Inspector Harry Callahan gets shot in the leg. It is one of the […]

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