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3 Incredibly Cheap High-Yield Dividend Stocks

Finding a high-yielding dividend stock that sells on the cheap isn't that hard. There are plenty of high-yield stocks out there that sell for bargain-basement prices. The real challenge is finding a quality business with those credentials that can be held for a long time to let the wonders of …

Investing

16 Best Stocks to Buy Under President Donald Trump

Donald Trump has, against all odds, been elected the 45th president of the United States of America. There are many winners, and thus many strong …

Financial planner: I spend more time talking young people out of buying houses than anything else

Among them: Don't buy a home.<p>"I spend more time talking young people out of buying houses than pretty much anything else with clients," the cofounder of XY Planning Network wrote. "Now, I know it's the American Dream and I know that we've been told that buying a home is cheaper in the long run than …

Three Scientifically Proven Steps For Talking With Strangers

Behavioral scientists have found that strangers are more open to small talk than you might think.<p>Want to be better at small talk? Of course you do–or you will the next time you find yourself at a dinner party, business meeting, or networking event. You can practice the “art” of small talk, or you …

48% of Americans saving for retirement are pretty sure they have no idea what they're doing

The US has a retirement problem.<p>In the Federal Reserve's 2015 report on US household economic well-being, about half of respondents who said they were working towards saving for retirement were less than confident they were making good investment choices.<p>According to the Fed, 48% of respondents who …

These 3 Marijuana-Related Stocks Are Poised for Strong Growth

The year 2016 might just be the comeback year for stocks in the cannabis and marijuana sector. Retail sales of marijuana are on the rise, and the …

10 things you can learn about money in 10 minutes that will change your life

On Inc., Ilya Pozin wrote about 10 things anyone can learn in 10 minutes to make them more productive for the rest of their life.<p>More productive is one thing — but how about richer?<p>Only 10 minutes won't teach you everything there is to learn about managing your money and building wealth, but …

Five Reasons The Wealthy Buy Index Funds

Family offices can buy investments – including exotic investments available only to very rich “qualified purchasers” – that ordinary investors can only dream about. Yet, highly sophisticated family offices will often choose to invest a portion of their wealth in index funds. Sometimes the simplest, …

Investing

5 Growth Stocks to Buy in March

Facebook is one of our contributor's picks. Image source: Facebook.<p>Following the market's January plunge, investors seem to be warming back up to high-multiple stocks as their appetite for risk returns. All of the major indices recently hit 2016 highs as sentiment recovers. While 2016 could still …

Investing

7 Exercises For a Strong and Stunning Midsection

Core training is always a hot topic. If we're honest, we all want that toned midsection for Summer, and from a health perspective, a strong core is vital. Especially as we get older and especially if we're stuck at a desk all day. Posture, balance, lower back health — they all relate to the …

Workouts

ASK A FINANCIAL PLANNER: 'Do I need life insurance?'

<i>I'm in my 20s and I've heard that I need life insurance. I don't have kids, though, or a large amount of student loans ... do I still need it?</i><p>There is quite a bit of conflicting information in regards to life insurance.<p>I'd like to start with why you'd need life insurance. If you were to pass away, …

Why Retirees Need to Invest in Stocks

Sticking all your money in cash and bonds isn't as safe as it seems<p><i>In this series, Tips from the Pros</i>, <i>MONEY taps the collective wisdom of expert</i> …

5 Dividends Set To Double (Again)

It’s easy to beat the stock market – just buy stocks in companies that pay dividends, and boost their payouts every year.<p>While dividends help you “cash out” of your investment over time, the annual raises are what really make you money. Let me explain…<p>Even after a 15% pullback, the S&P 500 yields …

Investing

Top Ten Benefits of Creatine | Poliquin Article

Creatine is as close as it comes to being a wonder supplement. It has significant performance enhancing effects, while simultaneously being …

Exercise

4 Compound Exercises That Will Forge Massive Biceps and Triceps

Barbell curls. Preacher curls. Extensions. Pressdowns. On arms day, these are a few of our favorite things. But why do so many guys use single-joint …

Fitness

Bill Ackman Is Right About Index Funds

He’s often controversial… and usually pretty brash. But Pershing Square’s Bill Ackman is also usually quite insightful. He’s been at this game a long time, and he’s had his share of big wins… and big losses. Ackman has an ego on him. (What hedge fund manager <i>doesn’t?</i>) But he’s also his own biggest …

Investing

BILL BONNER: It may be 2042 before we recover the losses from the coming stock market crash

Travel can be fun. It can also be "broadening." But the most interesting thing about it is not so much what you find out about other places. It's what you discover about your home.<p>You return to the land you once knew, as T.S. Eliot put it, and know it for the first time.<p>And what's this?<p>No Shame in …

Opinion: Bill Ackman actually had a point with his index fund bubble theory

A lot of mutual fund investors heard the phrase “index fund bubble” for the first time this week.<p>Without knowing what one is, what it could look like …

New study shows how Seattle and S.F. compare on tech salaries and job-hopping

Seattle has certainly established itself as a prime location for technology companies looking to establish engineering centers outside of the Bay …

First Buffett And Icahn, Now Billionaires Mandel And Klarman, All Bottom Fishing Energy Stocks

At Forbes Billionaire’s Portfolio we study the buying patterns of the world’s greatest billionaire investors and hedge funds. So when the greatest billionaire investors in the world are scooping up beaten down stakes in energy companies, we pay close attention.<p>We know two things about the best …

Investing

I help multimillionaires manage their money, and here are the 10 best pieces of financial advice I can give you

I have spent the last 16 years advising some of the most amazing, successful, and yes, wealthy families in the US.<p>These enterprising families have worked most of their lives to be the best at what they do and bring the same talent to managing their wealth. Wealth does not build itself, but it can …

The Big Short Reinforces a Widespread Misperception About the Financial Crisis

This highly rated movie is about a few sharp operators who saw the financial crisis coming and decided to profit from their insight by shorting the private mortgage-backed security market. "Shorting" means to sell at the current inflated price but not deliver until later when the price of buying …

The stagflation spectre: Why gold's time may have come

I've been a gold bear for four years, but no longer: I think gold may soon rise significantly.<p>Why did I change?<p>In a word: Stagflation. It is the toughest investment regime, composed of inflation and economic stagnation. The last time we saw this was in the late 1970s. And it's coming again. In such …

America's Most Popular Investment May Be Toxic

The virtue of index funds is well known. They tend to offer higher investment returns than actively managed mutual funds, in part because of their …

Being lazier about investing could also make you more successful

Your investment portfolio, on the other hand, doesn't need to get your heart racing. Of course, investing always involves risk and the value of your investment can go down, but it's often the "boring" investment strategies that perform best over time.<p>It's smart to opt for a "boring," balanced …

Investing

Should you fear the ETF?

GRAPHIC<p>Exchange-traded funds have suddenly become scary—at least to some in the investment community.<p>“It may be time to re-examine the entire ETF …

I’m a financial planner, and here are the 11 best pieces of advice I can give you about money

As a financial planner who specializes in working with Gen X and Gen Y clients, I've come to learn a few basic facts about money.<p>I'll share those with you today in hopes that it provides you some insight to what, from a professional standpoint, you can do to be smarter with your money.

Gary Vaynerchuk: There's Never Been a Better Time to Be an Introvert Entrepreneur | Inc.com

VaynerMedia CEO Gary Vaynerchuk is a total extrovert. If you couldn't guess that from his lively and outgoing social media presence, Vaynerchuk will confirm it himself. "I am an extroverted entrepreneur. That is no secret," he wrote recently on Medium. "I put myself out there and surround myself …

Entrepreneurship

Here's How Millennials Think About Money and Financial Planning

While our grandparents' financial views were forged during the Great Depression, millennials learned about money in the Great Recession, many graduating college or attempting to buy their first homes as companies were cutting back and lenders were getting lax—a dangerous cocktail of unemployment …

The Fed has painted itself into the most dangerous corner in history

Yet during that same period, the consumer price level has risen by 1.75% per year. And that's if you give credit to all of the BLS gimmicks, such as hedonic adjustments for quality change, homeowners "imputed" rents and product basket substitution, which cause inflation to be systematically …

Economics