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Now anybody can use Robinhood, the no-fee trading app backed by Snoop Dogg and Marc Andreessen

And after months of waiting, it's now open to anyone who wants to join.<p>Robinhood, a zero-commission brokerage app for iPhone that launched in December to a 700,000-person waitlist, is now available to the general public.<p>Here's why Robinhood is unlike any existing stock market app.<p>For starters, it's …

How Much Should You Be Earning On Your Savings?

We are living in a world with abnormally low interest rates. For borrowers, that should make mortgages and auto loans historically cheap. But for savers, finding yield has become a real challenge. The interest rate being paid on a basic savings account at our largest banks is 0.01%. A $50,000 …

Finance

How To Not Raise Spoiled Children: 7 Crucial Money Lessons

When fellow Forbes contributor Vanessa McGrady was checking out at Trader Joe’s, her three-year-old daughter requested jellybeans. Upon hearing the response “No, not today,” the toddler shouted, “But we have enough money!” prompting laughs from the other customers.<p>Even at that age, children make …

Kids

What Does A College Degree Mean Now?

When I was a little kid, my mom used to tell us stories about growing up on the south side of Chicago in the 1930s and 40s. I used to think “Man! I can’t believe my mom watched a guy in a horse-drawn carriage come down the street selling blocks of ice.” To me, like every kid, it seemed like my mom …

College & University

Terminally Ill Eminem Fan Dies a Day After Meeting the Rapper

All Gage Garmo wanted was to meet his idol, Eminem.<p>Garmo, 17, suffered from a rare and aggressive form of bone cancer, and his health was spiraling …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Nine foods to help you beat belly fat

<b>(CNN) —</b> For a lot of people, fighting belly fat is part of their New Year's resolution. But for me it's a lifelong mission.<p>Growing up as a fat kid in the 1980's, I figured there was nothing I could do about my growing girth.<p>My dad was obese, and I was well over 200 pounds by the time I was 14.<p>I'd …

Nutrition

10 Surefire Ways To Build Your Wealth In 2015

<i>Be sure to check out the related story, 10 Surefire Ways To Boost Your Productivity in 2015.</i><p>A new year brings renewed energy to strive for one’s goals and dreams. And key to that pursuit is money.<p>Whether you’ve set your sights on launching a business, taking a trip to Patagonia, or buying a house, …

Personal Finance