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Opinion: 10 reasons to be thankful you own stocks

There are certainly a lot of big question marks for the financial markets nowadays.<p>The dangers range from geopolitical risks including the terror …

8 documentaries that will make you smarter about money

The wealthiest, most successful people continually self-educate, which is why most of them spend so much time reading.<p>If the classic finance books don't work for you, there are other ways to get smarter about money.<p>Here, we've compiled eight documentaries that will keep you entertained <i>and</i> teach you …

80 Is the New 60

Are you planning on pushing your retirement age out as far as possible, or continuing to work part-time during your retirement years? A growing number of people are following this path, driven partly by enjoyment of their work and partly by economic necessity. In addition, since people are living …

Retirement

5 Tourist-Friendly Marathons Worth Traveling To

The best way to see a city is to run through it, and these races give you plenty for your peepers. So pack your favorite running kicks and jump on …

How to inherit $1 million wisely

Inheriting $1 million may sound like a blessing. But most people experience confusion, anger, sadness or some combination of the three, according to the Financial Planning Association.<p>If you are a beneficiary grieving the loss of a loved one, here are some simple steps to make sure that the …

Personal Finance

The Only State Where Everyone Gets Free Money

This year, Alaska will give each of its residents over $2,000 in cash, no questions asked. Advocates of a basic income want to expand its model around the world.<p>Every year, the state of Alaska hands each of its citizens hundreds to thousands of dollars, no strings attached. The only requirement for …

How to Become Rich the Right Way

Our society is filled with people who want to <b>get rich quickly</b>. The desire to become rich isn’t a bad one, heck, this <i>is</i> a personal finance site! While …

Unclaimed assets: Are you missing money?

Do you know where your money is? Even those consumers meticulous about their budgets could have missing cash lingering in a state property fund.<p>States are collectively holding on to $41.7 billion in unclaimed assets, including dormant bank accounts, stock splits, life insurance payouts, gift cards …

Retirement

9 free things rich people do that make them more successful

Sure you have.<p>A great idea, motivation, persistence, and a little luck helps, but most successful people share certain habits.<p>Here are nine habits that have helped place them on the top:<p>Ray Dalio, the founder of Bridgewater Associates, told The Huffington Post in 2013 that "Meditation, more than …

15 books to read in your 20s if you want to get rich

However, it can be difficult to know where or how to start, especially if your parents didn't teach you much about money or if you've never taken a personal finance class.<p>The good news is that there are a bunch of resources out there designed to jump start you on a path to financial success, and …

Personal Finance

The Employee Perk With A Guaranteed 15% Return

Want to make easy money off your employer’s stock? In one case, an executive who didn’t sign up for his employer’s stock purchase plan would have made a sure profit of over $140,000 over his 9-year tenure at his company. The largest one-year amount an employee left on the table was $15,539. The …

Retirement

Ten ways small businesses can tap into government money

Government grants and other incentives are a great funding source for small businesses. Grants are neither debt nor equity–meaning you do not give up ownership in your business to attract this money, or have to repay it. However, many small businesses are overwhelmed by both the volume of funds and …