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How To Become Seriously Wealthy

There are many ways to amass a significant personal fortune. For example, Pablo Escobar, the infamous drug cartel kingpin, earned a place of the Forbes’ list of billionaires for seven years in a row from 1987 to 1993. By 1989, he was the seventh-richest person in the world with an estimated net …

Income Inequality

Hate practicing? This brain hack could help you improve memory and learn faster.

Most tasks get easier with repetition. Whether it’s wrangling data in Excel, public speaking or cramming facts for a big meeting, any sort of tricky …

Best (and Worst) Words to Include in Your Resume

Best and Worst Resume Buzzwords<p>Updated October 02, 2017<p>Resumes don’t necessarily have to be a single page long anymore, but that real estate is …

10 ridiculously smart questions you should ask in a job interview

In a crowded job market, the last thing you want in a job interview to be is forgettable.<p>Yet people do it every day with this one mistake: not asking …

10 top-paying jobs you can do part time — or from home

If your company eliminated its telecommuting or flextime program, would you look elsewhere or brave the daily commute? Some workers, especially …

Opinion: 9 books about financial markets you really should read

Earlier this week I wrote (again) about the importance of understanding financial market history. This prompted a few people to ask for some of my …

TopResume career consultant: 7 things to take off your resume

Having a clear and concise resume that's one-page long gives you a leg up in the job hunting process. Recruiters look for a document that's free of …

Top resume templates: These 3 beautiful resumes will give you the best shot at getting a job in 2017

Perhaps you know what mistakes not to make on a resume, but what <i>should</i> you do to make your experience stand out from the rest? Are there key features …

6 Tips to Improve Your Financial Emergency Plan

What are you going to do the next time your vehicle needs emergency repairs? What about when your child gets sick and needs an expensive treatment …

Personal Finance

6 Ways It Pays to Stay Single

Being one half of a couple has its financial benefits. Combined incomes can offer a stronger financial outlook and create more disposable income, …

Bitcoin and Ethereum dropping: Here's why cryptocurrency prices are crashing right now

It's been a chaotic week for cryptocurrency traders: Prices for most of the hundred largest digital currencies, including bitcoin, fell precipitously …

You Can, and Should, Payoff Student Loans and Save for Retirement

Recent graduates (and former graduates of all ages) may wonder whether they should focus on paying off their student loans as fast as possible or …

When Your Emergency Fund Runs Out

You’ve cut spending to the bone, sold excess stuff and hustled every side gig imaginable. But your emergency fund, if it ever existed, is on …

Sales Career Advice and Tips

Updated April 22, 2018<p>How are your powers of persuasion? If you answered "excellent," then a sales job could be right for you. As a sales person, you …

Employment

What's the Difference Between Growth and Value Investing?

As an investor, it’s important to keep in mind that there’s more than one smart way to make money in the stock market. At Wela, we're big on income …

Make Sure To Do An Annual Financial Checkup

How To Do An Annual Financial Checkup<p>Updated May 04, 2018<p>Are you on the road to financial freedom or do you need to make a u-turn? You may have had …

10 Things To Know About A Health Savings Account (HSA)

Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) are employer-sponsored health plans that were created by federal legislation in 2003. An HSA is much like a savings …

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Pros and Cons of Investing in Savings Bonds

If you’re tired of the pitiful interest rate on your savings account at the bank, you may want to look into U.S. savings bonds for an equally safe …

Personal Finance

Pros and Cons Of Online Banks

When the markets turn volatile, people tend to seek out safer places to stash their cash. Naturally, some have turned towards the high-yield savings …

Personal Finance

4 Things You Must Do Before You Invest One Dollar in the Market

We’re in the eighth year of a raging bull market, and it’s tempting to dive into the investment markets. Since 2009, the S&P 500’s returns were …

Ask Brianna: What Are My Financial Must-Do’s as a Newlywed?

<i>“Ask Brianna” is a column from NerdWallet for 20-somethings or anyone else starting out. I’m here to help you manage your money, find a job and pay</i> …

9 Things That Should Be on Everyone's Annual Financial To-Do-List

Managing your personal finances can feel like another full-time job, and for some, assisting people in those managing their personal finances is …

Financial planning: Why you should scatter your bank accounts

Checking and saving accounts go together like bacon and eggs, but both are good separately, too. You don’t need to have all your accounts at the same bank. In fact, you might benefit from splitting them up.<p>About one-third of people who switched banks recently or wanted to switch had checking and …

Personal Finance

Top 5 Must-Read Investment Books for Beginners

If you want to bone up on your investment skills a good place to start is reading a book. However, the trouble with financial tomes is that they’re a …