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This is the Best Safe Investment You Can Make

At a class I attended in 2012, I and other financial advisors in the room, were accused of malpractice by a well-known professor. What caused such an …

The one thing you can do to help prevent yourself from getting dementia

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>More than one-third of dementia cases can potentially be prevented by controlling nine …

15 Smart Things You Can Do With $1,000 Right Now

Deploying $1,000 in any of these ways (or several of them!) can make a meaningful difference in your life -- financially or otherwise.<p>A thousand …

Retirement

How to pay a 0% tax rate on long-term gains and dividends

Lots of folks still qualify for a 0% federal income-tax rate on long-term capital gains and dividends. You read that right: 0%. Even if President …

CNBC's Jim Cramer: Equifax CEO "should be fired today"

CNBC Mad Money host Jim Cramer said today that Equifax CEO Richard Smith should be fired after the huge data breach last week: "What does it take to …

Worried About the Equifax Data Breach? Here’s How to Freeze Your Credit

A credit freeze makes it next to impossible for thieves to open accounts in your name.<p>By now, you've probably heard about the <b>Equifax</b> data breach. …

Cruz on porn video 'liked' on his Twitter account: 'It was not me'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Sen. Ted Cruz denied Wednesday that he was the one who liked a pornographic video from his Twitter account.<p>"It was not me," Cruz said in an interview with CNN's Dana Bash in Washington, calling the mishap "an honest mistake."<p>Cruz reiterated the message from his office and said …

This chatbot could help you sue Equifax

When Joshua Browder woke up at 6 a.m. Tuesday morning, he says he had about 1,000 new emails.<p>Some sought legal advice. Others just wanted to thank …

The credit move that can bump up your score in 30 days

Building credit takes time, and there aren’t many shortcuts. But paying your credit card bill early could give you a boost in just 30 days.<p>Ted Rood, a senior loan officer in St. Louis, says he has seen credit scores jump as much as 100 points as a result of this approach. Here’s why it works and …

Personal Finance

The Equifax Data Breach Is Massive -- Here's How to Protect Yourself

Equifax announced a data breach that could affect 143 million consumers. Here's what you need to know.<p>On Thursday, Sept. 7, <b>Equifax</b> announced a data …

Identity Theft

Want to retire 30 years early? Here’s how this guy did it

Most people don’t expect to retire until well into their 60s, maybe even their 70s, but not 38-year-old Chris Reining.<p>Reining, a resident of Madison, …

Want to Learn QuickBooks for Free? These 11 Places Will Make You a Money Expert

Because there's more to accounting than simple addition and subtraction.<p>If you ask a random person to name the first accounting software that comes to mind, QuickBooks will likely be their answer.<p>Intuit's QuickBooks took the business world by storm, rocketing to stardom (especially in small …

3 Must-Dos to Prepare for When Cannabis Is Federally Legal

Legalization of marijuana nationally is a quixotic cause now but the momentum seems to make it likely to happen eventually. The opportunities that will follow will be enormous.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Green Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>On August 1, 2017, Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) introduced …

Cannabis

Should You Convert Your Retirement Savings to a Roth?

Moving some of your retirement savings into a Roth account can save you a bundle on taxes during retirement.<p>Traditional IRAs and 401(k)s are a great …

Illinois Tool Works Leads Way In August With 20% Dividend Increase

My regular followers know that I track the dividend increases of a variety of long-term dividend growth companies. Back at the end of August, I …

August 2017 Dividend Income

Another month is in the books and August 2017 brings another awesome stream of dividend income. I enjoy publishing these monthly dividend income …

Minnesota Finds a Way to Slow Soaring Health Premiums

MINNEAPOLIS — Last fall, as consumers in Minnesota were facing health insurance rate increases of 50 percent or more, Gov. Mark Dayton, a Democrat, said the Affordable Care Act was “no longer affordable to increasing numbers of people.” The state’s top insurance regulator said the Minnesota market …

A 9% Yield, Monthly Payouts, Major Growth, Insiders Buying, And This REIT Is Near 52-Week Lows

Looking for monthly dividend-paying stocks? You may want to look at American Hotel Income Properties REIT LP (OTC:AHOTF), a Vancouver-based company …

Owens Corning Stock Could Soar on Home Insulation Demand in Houston

Hurricane Harvey is a disastrous development that no sane person would have ever hoped for. But amid the chaos, some analysts are finding the silver …

Proof Obama Wanted to 'Choke' Every Business Owner in America

Opinion<p>Posted: Aug 31, 2017 9:10 AM<p><i>The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of Townhall.com.</i><p>I mentioned in a …

How To Quit Working In 5 Years With $330,000 In Savings: A Year On

<b>Ticker</b><p><b>Market Price</b><p><b>NAV</b><p><b>Premium to NAV</b><p><b>Premium 1 Year Ago</b><p>PCI<p>22.45<p>23.47<p>-4.3%<p>-5.60%<p>PDI<p>30.09<p>28.94<p>4.0%<p>5.23%<p>NIE<p>20.1<p>21.9<p>-8.2%<p>-10.60%<p>MAIN<p>39.31<p>22.62<p>73.8%<p>61.6%<p>A …

How to get rich on YouTube

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet.<p>For many people, YouTube is a site where they can spend endless hours watching cat videos, …

YouTube Red

Candid Coaches: Who are the high-major coaches who don't break NCAA rules?

Michigan's John Beilein is a winner who is respected as working 'clean' by his peers<p><i>CBS Sports college basketball writers Gary Parrish, Matt</i> …

This Entrepreneur Built an 8-Figure Business From Nothing. His Advice Will Resonate With You

Giving has immeasurable benefits.<p>Not everyone is a good networker.<p>Some people just try too hard. They go to events, wear the nametag, keep a stack full of business cards in their pocket, and run around the room with something to prove. Other people do the opposite, and keep so much to themselves …

3 Stocks You Can Buy and Hold for the Next Decade

If you buy and hold Cintas, WD-40 Company, and Waste Management for several years, they can be great wealth compounding machines for your …

Investing

8 Lucrative Careers You Can Start From Your Own Couch

The internet has given us the amazing opportunity to start highly fruitful businesses from the comfort of our own homes.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Are you interested in working from home? Or better yet -- work while traveling around the world with a steady and …

Social Media

The Senate's tax bill encourages companies to bring their cash back to the US — here's which ones have the most overseas

American companies are hoarding cash like crazy — but a huge chunk of that change isn't held in the US.<p>Under the new tax bill that Senate Republicans passed in the early hours of Saturday morning, companies would be given the chance to bring home cash stored overseas at a one-time discounted …

General Electric

10 Steps to Creating and Selling an Online Course

People go online for a variety of reasons, including for entertainment and socializing. But the Internet is also used to find information and learn …