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September 2018

6 Companies That Invest in Themselves

For most of the past decade, investors have embraced the idea that companies should pay them first—via fat dividend checks or stock buybacks that bump up investors’ share of company profits—rather ...

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Stock Watch
August 2018

Is the Stock Market Closed on Labor Day 2018?

The stock market is closed on Monday, Sept. 3, for the Labor Day holiday. The bond market is also closed for Labor Day.

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SLIDE SHOW
August 2018

Ways for Everyone to Save on Taxes Under the New Tax Law

We’re living in a new tax world now, thanks to the overhaul passed by Congress last year. A number of breaks bit the dust, but some new ones were introduced as well. Your 2018 return will be the first ...

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SLIDE SHOW
August 2018

50 Quick and Easy Tips to Make and Keep More Money

The end of summer, when job and school routines kick back in, is a great time to kick your financial life into gear, too. We’ve made it easy with our roster of quick financial tips designed to save ...

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SLIDE SHOW
July 2018

10 Great Places to Retire for Your Health

Retirees who want to move when they’re ready to quit their day jobs face a conundrum: They’d like to live in a slower-paced, budget-friendly small or midsize city, but they don’t want to travel for ...

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SLIDE SHOW
June 2017

Financial Advice From the Founding Fathers

Benjamin Franklin famously coined the phrase, "A penny saved is a penny earned." That's a good start. To help you prosper even more, in honor of Independence Day, consider what other founders of the ...

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Stock Watch
June 2018

Does the Stock Market Close Early on July 3 for Independence Day?

The stock market closes at 1 p.m. ET on July 3, 2018, the day before the Independence Day holiday. The bond market also closes early, at 2 p.m. ET.

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Smart Buying
July 2018

33 Super Deals and Discounts for 2018

We found 33 super deals and discounts on everything from travel to tech to exchange-traded funds.

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QUIZ
June 2018

Put Your Retirement IQ to the Test

What's the biggest threat to a comfortable retirement? Ignorance. The decisions you make leading up to retirement, including how much to save, how to allocate your investments, when to claim Social...

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SLIDE SHOW
June 2018

The Worst Things About Being a Millionaire

Who wants to be a millionaire? The more intriguing question would be, “Who doesn’t?” For most people, a million smackers conjures up images of vacations on the Riviera, Arabian racehorses and mattresses ...

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QUIZ
June 2018

The Millionaire Quiz: Do You Have What It Takes?

Being a millionaire isn't a ticket to mansions, yachts and caviar, as it once was, but the goal is more reachable than ever. According to Phoenix Marketing International, a firm that tracks the aff...

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Stocks & Bonds
January 2018

The Practical Investing Portfolio

Columnist Kathy Kristof is putting her real money into the market so she can help you be a better investor.

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SLIDE SHOW
June 2018

Secrets to Save Money on Travel

A good economy is bad for travel deals. More people around the world are looking to visit other places, and that increasing demand is driving up travel costs. Airfares and hotels are expected to go up ...

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SLIDE SHOW
June 2018

6 Stocks Battling Bad News: Sell, Hold or Buy?

Plenty of worries can keep investors up at night, from the prospects for corporate earnings to whatever the Federal Reserve Board might have up its sleeve. Lately, a number of investors have learned that ...

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SLIDE SHOW
June 2018

Best Travel Websites to Save You Money

Travel prices are flying up as the global economy improves and more people are spending to quench their wanderlust. But you can still find good deals to get away — if you know where to go online first. ...

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QUIZ
May 2017

Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Millionaire?

Being a millionaire isn't a ticket to mansions, yachts and caviar, as it once was, but the goal is more reachable than ever. According to Phoenix Marketing International, a firm that tracks the aff...

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SLIDE SHOW
May 2018

FAQs About RMDs: Don't Blow Your Required Minimum Distributions

Required minimum distributions are annual withdrawals people generally are forced to start taking from tax-deferred retirement accounts, such as traditional IRAs and 401(k)s, once they reach age 70½. ...

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