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How to delete all those Facebook apps you probably have

Here's a suggested item for your weekend to-do list: review what apps have access to your Facebook data, then start deleting.<p>More specifically, take a close look at apps that let developers glom onto your personal information and then potentially share, or re-sell, that information to others.<p>To …

Las Vegas

I put $600 into a roboadviser invented by a 25-year old Stanford grad and I'm beating the market — so far

The financial markets are complicated and so most people prefer to give their money to someone else to manage.<p>When Brian Barnes graduated from Stanford in 2012, he had a hard time finding a tool with which he could invest in the stock market on his own. This prompted him to start his own online …


How to Invest in Index Funds

Everyone gushes about index mutual funds, and for good reason: They’re an easy, hands-off, diversified, low-cost way to invest in the stock …


Best growth ETFs for 2017 and beyond

Growth stock ETFs can allow you to profit from rapidly-growing companies while diversifying your risk.<p>Growth stocks are generally defined as the stocks of companies growing at faster-than-average rates, and they can be exciting and lucrative investments. Growth stocks have the potential for high …


How to clean your pillows, because they are full of dead bugs

<i>— Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. Our picks and opinions are independent from any business incentives.</i><p>What You Need<p>Washing machine<br>• Dryer<br>• Gentle laundry …

Washing Machines

The 'car recession' is sinking America's largest automakers

Automakers and dealers had certainly tried. Inventories are high, layoffs and plant closings have already been announced, and so every effort was made to move the iron and pull out the year. No incentive was spared to get the job done.<p>With this gain in December, total sales for 2016 edged up 0.4% …

Automotive Industry

The 18 best movies on Netflix you've probably never heard of

There are so many movies on Netflix that your typical Friday night is probably spent trying to find something to watch, as opposed to actually watching something.<p>The streaming service has a huge, rotating selection of movies both old and new. It is hard to navigate through Netflix's massive library …

Die Hard
Personal Finance

How To Start Investing With Just $1,000

Recently a Forbes reader I’ll call Susan emailed me about how to get started investing. Here’s what she said:<p>I just turned 18 years old, and would like to invest young so that I can have life-long investments. I’m interested in investing in mutual funds, and somewhere where there will not be …


Wisconsin Congresswoman: mandatory drug tests for anyone claiming $150K in itemized tax-deductions

After Governor Scott Walker [R-WI] and Congressman Paul Ryan [R-WI] both proposed expanding drug-testing for poor people on benefits, Congresswoman …


I’m Not Rich, But I Am Financially Free — And Here’s How I Got There

For starters, I've always lived below my means.<p>Let’s face it, the more choices we have in life, the richer and more rewarding it becomes.<p>Fortunately, …

Personal Finance
Personal Finance

20 Money Mistakes Everyone Makes But No One Admits

Our communal tightlippedness about financial problems keeps everyone in the dark.<p>Although Americans are known, adorably, throughout the world as a …

Personal Finance

Two important new federal retirement savings initiatives

The Obama administration is addressing the 55 million Americans who do not save for retirement. The new initiatives will make saving easier than ever.<p>…


FAFSA Tips: How to Shelter Your Savings and Get More College Aid

The key is knowing what’s reportable and what isn’t.<p>The Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA looks at both your family income and assets …

College & University
Holistic Medicine

Shares guru Jim Slater: eight books that will make you a better investor

Whether you are experienced in the workings of the financial markets or have no finance background at all there's a title out there to suit you<p>When I am asked if I can recommend clear and easy-to-read primers on investment, there are two books that spring instantly to mind. Both of them should be …

3 Out of 4 People With Excellent Credit Do This

How does a credit score of 800 sound to you?<p>Many consumers believe that to get a high credit score, you need to carry a balance on your credit cards …

Personal Finance

6 companies that receive 'corporate welfare'

Late last week, Mayor Robert McDonald published an op-ed in the local Twin City Times, arguing that if taxpayers have a right to know the salaries of public employees, they also have a right to know who is taking welfare money.<p>But if the government is supposed to publish the names of everyone on …


5 Year-End Tax Tips That Will Save You Money

Take these 5 steps to save some money on your 2015 taxes.<p>Your 2015 tax return may be the furthest thing from your mind right now. However, one of the …


4 Easy Ways to Improve Your Financial Future Right Now

Start by paying yourself first.<p>While we Fools are passionate believers in investing in the stock market for the long term, we realize there’s far …

Personal Finance
Frugal Living

12 Rules on Personal Finance

1. Don’t get a salary. A salary will never make you money.<p>2. Don’t invest any of your money. Investing is for wealth preservation, not wealth …

Personal Finance

5 Self-Limiting Beliefs That Stop You From Building Wealth

Are you rich yet? You're probably you're own worst enemy if you think these 5 limiting things stopping you from achieving desired wealth.

11 signs you aren't as good with money as you think you are

Newsflash: We all make money mistakes sometimes.<p>The trick is to know what they are, and to improve upon them on the road to building wealth.<p>If you think you're the exception to the rule, take a look at the points below — you might not be as flawless with your finances as you think.

Personal Finance