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These rapidly growing companies’ shares may rise as much as 74% in the next year

Some investors and analysts say the U.S. stock market rally has exhausted itself.<p>But among large-cap companies generating sales at a fast clip, many …

Investing

How to write the perfect cover letter, according to experts

Cover letters might seem quaint in an era when you're almost always applying for jobs online — and the first reader of your application may be a …

Parents of successful kids have these 12 things in common

And while there isn't a set recipe for raising successful children, psychology research has pointed to a handful of factors that predict success.<p>Unsurprisingly, much of it comes down to the parents.<p>Here's what parents of successful kids have in common:

Self-improvement

Why We Reach Weight-Loss Plateaus—And How To Break Them

Watching the pounds fall off after staying true to a workout program and healthy eating plan is an amazingly gratifying reward. But for many people, …

10 Reasons Gold Will Outperform Stocks in the Next Decade

Gold has been beating stocks for 10 years, and it may continue to do so for another 10.<p>The S&P 500 has been in one of the strongest bull markets in …

One couple, two approaches to risk: How do they invest their savings?

Professionals with good salaries, Jean and John face a conundrum that can afflict people at all income levels who have money in the bank but don't know what to invest in.<p>He is 55, she is 44. She earns about $105,000 a year working in the public sector and has a defined-benefit pension plan. He …

Want to Raise Successful Daughters? Science Says Nag the Heck Out of Them

For tweens, eye-rolling and backtalk really means, 'Thank you for the helpful advice. I shall endeavor to act accordingly.'<p>Someday, my daughter is going to kill me for this one, but it's a story that will vindicate parents everywhere.<p>Researchers in the United Kingdom say parents' super-high …

Why your investment portfolio is like a baseball team and how knowing that can make you a better investor

On a typical Tuesday night, listening to the call-in show after a Blue Jays loss, you would think the team was a hopeless disaster. “The manager …

Personal Finance Basics: 7 Essential Habits for Saving and Investing

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Investors<p>These are the basics of running your financial life.<p>By Suzanne Woolley | June 20, 2016 | Updated on May 3, …

Retirement

The Difference Between Investing and Saving and Why You Should Do Both

Saving vs. Investing Money<p>Finding the Right Balance Between Saving and Investing<p>Updated March 05, 2018<p>Many new investors don't understand that saving …

Investing

Here Are Some High Yield Investments Options for Risk Takers

High Yield Investments Options for Risk Takers<p>Updated August 21, 2017<p>High yield investments offer additional income, but high returns go hand in hand …

Woman who’s travelled for five years reveals how she can afford it

Nina Ragusa, now 31, from Florida, US, departed for Bangkok, Thailand a month before her 26th birthday — and has only returned home twice since.<p>She …

Robert Gannicott had an adventurous and brilliant mining career

Bob Gannicott left England for Yellowknife nearly penniless when he was 19 because of a thwarted romance. He had been studying mining engineering at the University of Nottingham, but dropped out to work at the Giant Mine in Yellowknife. From that start Mr. Gannicott, who died this month at the age …

Teaching Kids About Money: A 5-Step Guide

Image source: Getty Images<p>Teach your kids how to save and invest when they're young, and that financial literacy could one day help them achieve financial security -- or even great wealth. Unfortunately, too many Americans think money management is an adults-only subject -- and of course, money is …

Investing

How Much Money Does It Take to Be Rich?

Find Out How Much Money You Need to Invest to Be Rich<p>Updated December 24, 2017<p>Have you ever wondered how much money it takes to be considered rich? …

Income Inequality

Couple says no to home ownership and Uber plans self-driving cars: BUSINESS WEEK WRAP

A Canadian couple in their 30s who chose not to buy a home got a lot of attention this week.<p>Kristy Shen and Bryce Leung told CBC that by not giving …

14 cool apps to help you budget, save money, and invest

BI has rounded up some of the best apps and services around right now that can help you do everything from manage your household bills and save money to keeping track of your work expenses.<p>The 14 apps we've highlighted could help you track, save, make more money. Check them out: