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Epic: Money Moves to Make When You Have Your First Child

Do you have a little bundle of joy on the way? Your life is probably filled with new tasks: outfitting the nursery, buying baby clothes, …

Personal Finance

The Best Way To Tap Your Retirement Accounts

When it comes time to tapping your retirement accounts, be smart about withdrawing money from your IRAs and 401ks tax efficiently.<p><b>Q: I recently</b> …

How to Never Get Angry: 3 New Secrets From Neuroscience

They’re one inch from your face, boiling with rage, screaming and yelling at you.<p>And all you want to do is scream and yell back. But you know that’s …

CARL ICAHN WARNS: The red-hot stock market is being supported by an unsustainable earnings mirage

In a new video titled "Danger Ahead," the billionaire Wall Street veteran lays out the major problems coming out of both Washington and Wall Street to argue that what's coming next will be "very dangerous and could be disastrous."<p>He started by explaining why Donald Trump had become so popular in …

Markets

Financial planners share their best advice for saving money

Saving money is one of the most important steps people can take to bolster their financial security and plan for the future. But it's not as simple as it might seem because there are many ways to go about it.<p>A tried-and-true savings plan doesn't have to be a challenge when you've got the right …

Retirement

Meet the evil twin of 'quantitative easing'

Unfortunately no one in the mainstream is too sure what the last chapter was about, and fewer still have any clue as to what the next chapter will bring.<p>There is some agreement however, that the age of ever easing monetary policy in the U.S. will be ending at the same time that the Chinese economy …

Economics

‘My Generation Will Never See One Dollar From Social Security’

The sense of doom expressed in one younger reader’s comment about the Social Security system opened an intergenerational conversation about the program’s actuarial predicament.<p>“I would be fine with seeing my contributions to Social Security and Medicare decline substantially or disappear because I …

Lies You Will Hear As The Economic Collapse Progresses

It is undeniable; <b>the final collapse triggers are upon us</b>, triggers alternative economists have been warning about since the initial implosion of …

How to save yourself when the stock market turns cruel

The stock market has turned cruel, probably leaving you with losses in your 401(k), IRA and college savings.<p>What should you do?<p>If you want to know how far this downturn will go, be skeptical of any answer you receive. When a downturn is in motion, top analysts cannot determine whether it's going to …

Stock Markets

A successful CEO shares 5 tricks for boosting your productivity while traveling

Part of building a successful small business is keeping your foot on the gas even when you aren't in the office.<p>Kara Goldin, founder and CEO of Hint Water, a flavored-water company, has developed habits that help her stay productive while traveling.<p>Goldin started Hint Water in 2005 because she …

Nutrition

The Fed is at risk of repeating one of the biggest mistakes in the history of the US economy

Chinese growth is slowing, Hong Kong's Hang Seng is officially in a bear market, Greece is heading into elections, and emerging markets around the world are feeling the strain of the strong US dollar.<p>In the advanced world, the United States and United Kingdom are seeing some decent growth, while …

Economics

The 'time blocking' productivity hack changed my life — here's how it works

Email, phone calls, meetings, interviews, driving, answering questions, tech support, coding, hosting webinars, and whatever else you have to accomplish during those hours that you've defined as "work."<p>Interruptions abound and productivity drops. Your day is spent playing catch-up on a million …

Time Management

This simple mathematical equation will show you how much time you're really wasting at work

Now take that number and multiply it by 25.<p>That's how many minutes of concentration you're losing. It takes an average of about 25 minutes (23 minutes and 15 seconds, to be exact) to return to the original task after an interruption, according to Gloria Mark, who studies digital distraction at the …

Time Management

Euro tanks after Greece votes 'no'

At around $1.100, the euro is down about 0.7% against the US dollar.<p>This comes after polls closed for Greece's referendum. With a little more than 50% of the votes counted, the "No" vote is in the lead with about 60% of the count. In other words, "No" the Greek people do not want to accept strict …

Economics

KRUGMAN: Greece's 'no' vote is a win for Europe

And for New York Times columnist Paul Krugman, a Nobel laureate, this is a win for all of Europe.<p>"Tsipras and Syriza have won big in the referendum," Krugman wrote on Sunday, "strengthening their hand for whatever comes next."<p>"But they're not the only winners," he added. "<b>I would argue that Europe,</b> …

Europe

Crowdfunding platform Billion applies bracketology to social entrepreneurship

An Ohio State University student is leading a team building a new crowdfunding platform aimed at finding the best ideas for social entrepreneurship …

Entrepreneurship

17 Ways to Conquer Soul-Crushing Negativity

<i>When we are aware of our weaknesses or negative tendencies, we open the opportunity to work on them.</i><p>Ever had one of those moments when all you wanted …

3 Remarkably Effective Habits for a Happier, More Successful You

When you're happier at work, you're 31 percent more productive.<p>To be happy, you have to want to be happy. It is a personal choice. You can define your own happiness; it is OK. Going through life is easier when you embrace happiness and when you see life through a more positive lens. Not only that, …

Happiness

Oil heads for biggest weekly drop since March as rig count rise

Oil headed for the biggest weekly decline since March as a rebound in U.S. drilling added to signs that producers will keep pumping into an oversupplied market.<p>Futures in New York fell for a third day, extending this week's decline to 5.4 per cent. The number of active rigs seeking oil climbed by …

Here's one way to sniff out a bubble within the stock market

It's hard to spot an asset price bubble, especially if you're in the midst of one. Usually, people find out they're in a bubble only after it bursts.<p>Goldman Sachs' David Kostin offers this interesting stock market chart in a new note to clients. It's a favorite of his.<p>It shows the sector …

Stock Markets
Retirement

Boomers Spend Their Kids’ Inheritance — on Supporting Them

Will your kids get to enjoy your retirement more than you will?<p>In monetary terms, it seems baby boomers are transferring steadily growing sums to …

Retirement

MORGAN STANLEY WARNS: Chinese stock prices could crash another 30%

The red-hot market is now down 19% from its high, which it set on June 12.<p>Some folks may see this as a buying opportunity, but not the analysts at Morgan Stanley.<p>"[T]his is probably not a dip to buy," Morgan Stanley's Jonathan Garner said. "In fact, we think the balance of probabilities is that the …

Stock Markets

A financial planner explains how to prepare your money to weather 5 economic trends

Here are smart ways to manage the five trends that we think are important to you over the next five years.<p>The combination of too much global debt, aging demographics and low energy prices force many countries in the developed world to lower the interest rates they pay on short-term notes.<p>European …

Personal Finance

How to talk to millennials about money

Patrick O'Shaughnessy, CFA, principal and portfolio manager at O'Shaughnessy Asset Management and author of Millennial Money: How Young Investors Can Build a Fortune (read the Enterprising Investor review), recently discussed the qualities that make the generation unique, and how best to work with …

Investing

Greek minister says Athens cannot make IMF debt repayments

Interior minister Nikos Voutsis makes most explicit remarks yet that if talks with creditors fail, Greece will default next month<p>Greece cannot make debt repayments to the International Monetary Fund next month unless it achieves a deal with creditors, its interior minister said on Sunday, the most …

How the American economic story changed in just a few weeks

On April 2, just a few days after the first quarter officially ended — but still about a month before we'd get our first read on economic growth to start the year — the Atlanta Fed's GDPNow tracker indicated that the economy did not grow at all to start the year.<p>At that time, Wall Street was still …

Federal Reserve