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The world’s five largest housing bubbles: A brief, whirlwind tour

Goldman Sachs analysts spotlighted some of the world’s fast accelerating housing markets this week, in a bid to try to sniff out potential for problems in the making. (After all, it was the high-flying US housing market that served as the epicenter for the financial crisis that set off the Great …

Canadian Real Estate

The Big Capital Gains Tax Mistake Homeowners Make

Imagine making $250,000 and not having to pay taxes on it. That’s the generous tax break –the home sale exclusion — homeowners are entitled to when they sell their primary residence for a gain after having lived in the home for at least two of the five years immediately preceding the sale. Couples …

40 Money Things You Need To Know By 40

Many by-40 milestones have become debatable: Get married? Only if you really want to. Own a home? If it’s financially feasible. Know what you want to be when you grow up? Well, if 40 is the new 30, you’re certainly entitled to change your mind.<p>But there’s one thing that’s nonnegotiable: By age 40, …

How Will Amazon’s New $35 Minimum For Free Shipping Affect Marketplace Sellers?

When we learned that Amazon quietly upped the minimum purchase to receive free Super Saver Shipping to $35 from the longtime threshold of $25 as of …

Transamerica Insurance, Investments & Retirement

Looking for a financial company that puts your wealth – and your health – first? You're in the right place.<p>Big success can come from little steps. …

The 5 Best Computer Mice

We've gone through one of the fundamental computer input devices, the keyboard, so it's time to focus our attention on the other — the mouse. While …

Obviously Your Urban Chickens Need $20 Reflective Safety Vests

Chicken-keeping has become more and more popular in urban and suburban areas, thanks to a new emphasis on local and more ethically-sourced food in …

How to Become Financially Independent | Your Plan for Success

If you don’t think you’ll be able to retire early, then YOU are your own biggest problem. The fact that millions of Americans out there are only …

Twitter Just Set A Price Range For Its IPO

In a new filing, Twitter revealed that it's pricing its stock between $17 and $20, raising more than $1 billion.<p>Twitter has priced its initial public offering between $17 and $20, proposing to raise around $1.3 billion at the midpoint.<p>The company is expected to begin its road show next week where …

Amazon beats revenue expectations in Q3 with $17.09 billion in sales

Amazon reported its third-quarter financial numbers today, delivering $17.09 billion in revenue at a loss of 9 cents per share. Revenues surpassed analyst expectations of $16.7 billion, though the per-share loss fell perfectly in line with Wall Street's predictions.<p>Amazon's stock has been surging …