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Here's Why Kids Should Help Pay for Their College

Sorry, kids, but it's for your own good.<p>No matter how generous a parent you are, the burden of paying for college shouldn’t fall entirely on you.<p>If …

College & University

Opinion: Rising dangers show why market’s March rally is the calm before the storm​​

Not too long ago, after a dreadful January and rocky February, most market experts predicted the worst. After seven years, the bull market was below …

Stock Markets

7 rookie investing mistakes — and how to avoid them

In the wake of the Great Recession, being a little wary of Wall Street is understandable. But it shouldn't keep you from investing in the stock market. In fact, not investing means you may be missing out on one of the greatest instruments for wealth-building out there.<p>But steering clear of stocks …

Investing

Easy ways to help protect yourself against credit card fraud

The worst part about credit card fraud and identity theft isn’t the annoyance of cleaning it up (though that’s certainly a factor), but the …

US stocks jump after solid March jobs report

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks climbed Friday after the government said job growth continued at a strong clip in March. Makers of consumer goods and household products rose, and health care companies rebounded. The solid employment report helped U.S. stocks stay out of a steep global decline.<p>Early in …

Stock Markets

11 Spring Break Budget Busters to Avoid

Planning to whoop it up on spring break? Let your fun flag fly without obliterating your bank account by avoiding these getaway budget busters.1. …

Personal Finance

Clark Howard

Download Episode Clark Howard 1.26.18 Topics: Clark Stinks; Roth 401(k)'s and IRA's look…Read more<p>Download Episode Clark Howard 1.25.18 Topics: How …

How Debt & Taxes Make the Rich Richer and the Poor Poorer

As the wealth gap continues to grow, think about how you’re making your money, how it’s taxed, how much you get to keep & what your plan for the …

Personal Finance

10 Best Savings Accounts of 2016

<i>By Cameron Huddleston, Columnist</i><p>Year after year, Americans' top financial resolution is to save more. Yet, a recent GOBankingRates survey found that the majority of adults have less than $1,000 in a savings account, which means they might not have a financial cushion to cover emergencies or cash to …

Personal Finance

What Is a Cash Flow Statement?

It's one of the most important documents for investors to look at.<p>The cash flow statement is one of three major financial statements that businesses …

The 7 Debt Payoffs That Boost Your Credit Score the Most

Your credit score can be a baffling thing. Your score goes up, it goes down, and it's not always clear what is responsible for the movement.<p>If you …

Personal Finance

Millennials Have Crisis in Confidence Over Homeownership

Many believe getting their money right before buying a home is too challenging<p>News this week has not been kind to Millennials looking to purchase their first home. After a report revealed that the nation’s supply of starter homes has plummeted in the last four years, driving up prices, new research …

When you run out of money (and ideas)

I was 20 when I started my first company. I responded to fellow IIT alumnus Rakesh Mathur’s challenge to a hall full of students on campus to come up …

Startups

INVESTMENT CLINIC: I'm a debt-free graduate - how should i invest?

I am 24 and set to graduate from university this summer. I have no debt and £20,000 in savings, what should I do with it?<p>R. J., by email<p>It is …

Finance

Gold prices retreat as dollar strengthens

Gold retreated on Wednesday to its lowest level since late February, ending a brief rally spurred in part by haven buying in the wake of the …

Economics

3 Attractive Income Stocks Whose Dividends Could Double

Image source: Pictures of Money via Flickr.<p>Dividend stocks can be the foundation of a great retirement portfolio. Not only do the payments put money in your pocket, which can help hedge against any dips in the stock market, they're usually a sign of a financially sound company. Dividends also give …

Global financial markets are getting used to terrorism

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Stocks, Nike, and Easter—5 Things to Know for the Week Ahead

Hello friends and <i>Fortune</i> readers.<p>The stock market will look to stay on its roll after five weeks of gains. Apple starts off the week with a product …

Stock Markets

Why The Easter Bunny Should Give Money Instead of Candy

You can weave in personal finance lessons and still let your kids gorge on treats.<p>In 2015, the average family spent about $140 on Easter-related …

Personal Finance

Rent vs buy

Buying a home is an opportunity to settle down, join a community, and build equity. But when is it better to buy?<p>The Background:<p>It's the first of the …

Macy's Is Getting Serious About Making Money Off Its Real Estate

Just days after announcing it was hiring a specialist to help it negotiate deals to extract more money from its property, Macy’s said on Tuesday it …

Real Estate

One Millennial's Roth IRA Bet

Thinking ahead towards retirement, Dennis Negron-Rivera, a graduate student at Washington University in St. Louis, opened a Roth Individual Retirement Account last year and contributed $1,400. Then he pulled out $850 to pay off his last student loans. “So now, I’m free of student loans and slowly …

Retirement

10 Lethal Mistakes to Avoid on Your First Real Estate Investment

Even though your first deal won’t be perfect, you don’t want it to be so bad that it will knock you out of the game. Stay afloat by avoiding these …

Real Estate

Remember money market funds? They're actually making (a little) money again.

The recent rise in the stock market has attracted a lot of attention - and it's easy to see why. From the market bottom on Feb. 11 through Monday, U.S. stocks, as measured by the definitive Wilshire 5000 index, rose a bit more than 13 percent, or about $2.8 trillion.<p>A pretty nice five-week …

Investing

This stock market rally can't be trusted

This has put the index firmly in the black for 2016.<p>Well, this is a showdown, isn't it?<p>Either us… or the great mass of investors - one of us is wrong.<p>In the weeks to come, we'll find out who. (Notice to new readers: It could go either way.)<p>Everything Is Nonsense<p>Wait a minute…<p>Our old friend Rob …

Stock Markets

26% of workers have less than $1,000 in savings (and that’s good news)

Millions of workers still have abysmally low levels of savings, but those numbers are improving.<p>Fully 26% of workers have less than $1,000 saved, …

Retirement

Apple workers may rebel against FBI's demands to crack the iPhone

Apple, as a company, might eventually be forced by the court to help FBI crack open the iPhone that once belonged to one of the San Bernardino …

What to expect from Nike earnings

Nike Inc. is set to announce third-quarter 2016 earnings on Tuesday, before the market opens.<p>Athletic gear is riding a wave of popularity that has …

Markets

Here's how Apple shares do right after the new iPhone launches

The company is expected to launch a smaller phone on Monday that is believed to be called the iPhone SE. It will also drop a 9.7-inch iPad, smaller than the recently released iPad Pro.<p>In the six months after a new iPhone launches (the first was released in June 2007), Apple shares have rallied …

Stock Markets

In your 40s with 'peaking' earnings? Here's your perfect financial plan

If you’re at or near your “earnings peak” then you are probably enjoying a better quality of life than ever before. British workers are most likely to reach the height of their earning power at the age of 38, official statistics show. The average top income across a lifetime is £26,000.<p>The age at …