Chris Hamilton

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Know the Best Excel Formulas for Managing Your Budget

We're fans of online budgeting tools, but using a good, old-fashioned spreadsheet can work just as well. Go Banking Rates illustrates the Excel …

The Million-Dollar Income Stream

<i>Four recipes for getting $40,000 a year for 25 years</i><p>What’s the cheapest way to have $1 million coming in for your retirement spending—say, $40,000 a year for a quarter of a century? I looked at four schemes, with price tags ranging from $546,000 to $742,000. I have one favorite. You might, …

4 Best Websites for Earning Side Income to Grow Your Savings

Before you can save money, you’ve got to earn it. The web lends a helping hand for those interested in <b>how to make extra money from home</b> with a …

Tips On TIPS

A reader emailed and asked how much of an allocation should he have to Treasury Inflation Protected Securities (TIPS)? This has been an interesting question since the Treasury held the first TIPS auction in January 1997. My answer is about 20 percent of a fixed income portfolio.<p>TIPS are direct …

How to Start Investing in Stocks

If you think you are ready to start investing, it can seem daunting knowing where to begin. The following article gives you a step-by step …

Investing

How to Open a Savings Account

Opening a savings account gives you a new option for stashing your extra money — whether it's for a short-term goal like saving enough to buy a …

How to Calculate Your Net Worth

One of the ways that you can track your financial progress is to periodically check your net worth. Your net worth is a look at one moment in time as …

Personal Finance

How Students Can Improve Their Chances of Getting a Job

Follow these tips to be prepared when you enter the labor force.<p>This summer hasn’t been an especially productive one for working teenagers. After a …

Employment

How We Afford Our Kids

CNN Money recently had a fun article, “How We Afford Our Kids” that detailed how 5 families afford their children even though wages aren’t going up …

Let Microsoft take you on a seven-minute tour of the Xbox One controller

A lot has been said about the virtues of Microsoft's next-generation console — some good, some bad. One thing that's been met with near-universal acclaim, at least from first impressions, is the console's new controller. Although we already had a look at the controller when the Xbox One launched …

11-Year-Old Spends The Summer Mowing Lawns To Raise $16K For Tornado Victims

There are all kinds of kid businesses young people can run in order to rake in a little extra cash — lemonade stands, babysitting gigs, and the …

How to Keep Long-Term-Care Costs Under Control

A new study shows that cost of care in nursing homes and assisted-living facilities is on the rise.<p>The cost to receive long-term care continues to …

Retirement

Joint vs. Separate Checking Accounts, Which is Better?

Some people swear by joint checking accounts. Others wouldn’t touch it with a 10 foot pole, and prefer to stay with separate checking accounts. Which …

Turn Your Finances Into a Game

Playing games makes people feel good. Can that translate into saving and spending more wisely?<p>No one would disagree that taking the time to manage …

Personal Finance

7 Funds to Own Forever

A strategy of buying and holding index ETFs may not be exciting but it should deliver solid long-term returns.<p>You've heard it all before: You can't …

Investing

Personal Finance Guru: Here's How Gen Xers Sabotage Their Retirement

"My dad was an IT guy, and he paid a lot of attention to finance and investing, even though we didn't have a lot of money," said Wong Ulrich, whose latest book, <i>The Real Cost of Living</i>, targets families young and old.<p>"Every time there was a recession, we'd get hit pretty drastically. We had a family …

Personal Finance

Another Way to Save for Education

Coverdell education savings accounts can be used for a bigger menu of education costs than 529 savings plans.<p><i>Is it worthwhile to invest in an</i> …

How to Save Your First $100,000

Anybody who has a background in investments and is familiar with how to save money knows the oft-repeated mantra of saving: The first $100,000 is …

How Do You Define Financial Success?

As a society, we tend to view financial success in rather cut and dry ways. Some of the things that we tend to get hung up on when we try for …

10 Things You Must Know About 401(k)s

Advertisement<p>Slide Show<p>10 Things You Must Know About 401(k)s<p>By , Editor | Updated January 2014<p>Thinkstock<p>When you start a new job, one of the first …

Preparing Your Investment Portfolio for Volatile Markets

Not to be overly pessimistic, but when Wall Street starts setting records it’s time to start hatching an Investment Plan B. Stocks can continue to …

How to Make an Xbox One - Inside Gaming

NTSB Intern 'Erroneously' Confirmed Racist Asiana Pilot Names To KTVU Station

The Bay Area TV station read the racist crew names on air: Captain Sum Ting Wong, Wi Tu Lo, Ho Lee Fuk, and Bang Ding Ow.<p>Here's the full statement:<p>The National Transportation Safety Board apologizes for inaccurate and offensive names that were mistakenly confirmed as those of the pilots of Asiana …

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