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Teen Challenges: Social Competence, Peer Acceptance And Autonomy, Negotiating Negative Peer Influences

Teenagers' struggles to connect with their peers in the early adolescent years while not getting swept along by negative peer influences predict …

Positive Psychology: The Benefits of Living Positively

Positive psychology often is passed off as pop psychology or New Age-y by those who haven’t actually looked into it.<p>The actual theory behind positive …

A Quarter Of Americans Are Taking Money From Their 401k To Stay Afloat. Are You?

Shares 32<p>With the unemployment rate hovering between 7.8-10% for the past few years, and actual unemployment figures probably being much higher than …

Stock Quotes, Business News and Data from Stock Markets

The American Retirement Asset Crisis Is Upon Us

A fresh report from the Employee Benefit Research Institute is signaling that most Americans are going to be retiring with nowhere close to having …

U.S. Senate Approves Proposed Internet Sales Tax

An Internet sales tax is inching its way closer to being the law of the land: The U.S. Senate supported a non-binding vote of approval, 75-to-24, for a law that would allow states to collect taxes from Internet retailers. If enacted as is, it would allow states to levy taxes on some online retail …

New Study Using IRS Tax Data Shows Rich Are Staying Richer, Poor Poorer

A groundbreaking new study concludes that the rich became permanently richer and the poor permanently poorer from 1987 to 2009. Five economists, including one from the U.S. Treasury and two from the Federal Reserve, used data from nearly 34,000 working age households’ 1040s, W-2s and Social …

More Than 25 Percent of Americans Are Making a Huge Financial Mistake

What mistake? According to the Arizona Star, more than 25% of Americans are raiding their 401(k)s to stay afloat.<p>The only way this even looks like a …

How to Set Up an IRA to Build Wealth

Photo: Tax Credits<p>Here's some food for thought — if you save just under $11 a day in an investment that grows 8% each year, and in 40 years you'll …

5 Ways To Avoid Outliving Your Retirement Savings

One of the biggest challenges of retirement is making sure your money will last the rest of your life—however long that might be. You can only estimate how many years you will live, and you have to manage your finances so your savings will last for that unknown number of years. Here are some ways …

What Triggers an IRS Tax Audit?

<i>By Ray Martin, CBS MoneyWatch</i><p><b>(CBSMoneyWatch)</b> The IRS examined 1.1 percent of all individual tax returns in 2010 and 2011, so the chances that your …

Do You Need Life Insurance after You Retire?

Some life insurance agents suggest (strongly) that having life insurance after you retire is a great idea. And it is great … for the agents and for …

Debt a common theme as Americans struggle to feel benefits of recovery

President Obama was in Miami on Friday, ready to tell the country how much the economy seems to be improving – but many Americans are asking when …

5 Things to Do When Retirement Savings Fall Short

The news of the retirement crisis is inescapable.<p>The latest numbers illustrating the point are, as usual, alarming. An Employee Benefit Research …

Retirement

Why 'Making Money' Should Not Be Your Investing Objective

Yippee! The S&P 500 is trading in new high ground. Time to break out the bubbly, right?<p>Not so fast. While it’s fun to watch the media jubilation about the news, it’s more important to step back and consider what this means to your portfolio.<p>First, ask yourself this question: Why are you investing? …

Saving the Baby Blues Part I

Saving the Baby Blues Part IV

FX Training: "Psychology"

Your Decisions Are Irrational--And You Don't Realize It

Michal Strahilevitz Talking about Investory Psychology on CNBC

Behavioral Economics of Intrinsic Motivation Remastered