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Facebook shares see 1.6% pop in premarket trade after announcing privacy-setting changes

Facebook Inc.'s stock FB, +0.46% rose in premarket trade early Wednesday as the social network said it was redesigning its privacy settings in the …

How 10 Types of Retirement Income Get Taxed

When you’re planning for retirement, it’s fun to contemplate all the cruises, rounds of golf, and restaurant meals you have ahead of you. You've …

How Smart Savers Choose Between a 401(k) or Roth IRA

You should save in both retirement plans, but not necessarily in equal amounts. Here's what to consider.<p><b>Q: My husband and I are in our middle 30s and</b> …

How to save for retirement: The 5-minute guide to 401(k)s, IRAs, Roth accounts and more

You know that you should be saving for retirement, but it's hard to worry about something that's decades away — especially on an entry-level …

Why some Americans are using 8-year loans to buy fancier cars

At Shaun Del Grande’s car dealerships in the San Francisco Bay Area, the salespeople sometimes find themselves trying to convince shoppers to buy …

Your Car Loan Is Killing Your Wealth - Dave Ramsey Rant

When Your Credit Score Is High, But Your Financial Health Is Poor

Don't let a lofty score go to your head.<p>There are few numbers that can make you feel prouder of your money-management skills than a strong credit …

3 signs you're living beyond your means

It's a frightening statistic that 47% of Americans would struggle to come up with $400 to cover an unplanned expense. Yet nearly half of today's workers are living paycheck-to-paycheck, with no financial cushion whatsoever, and a big part of the reason boils down to living beyond our means.<p>Now you …

Personal Finance

Store-Branded Credit Cards Charge All-Time High Interest Rates

And sign-up bonuses might not be as generous as they seem.<p>At some point, many consumers have likely been tempted to sign up for a store credit card …

Store credit cards - the good and the bad

A store card is just another name for a credit card, with the exception that you can only use it in a particular retail chain.<p>Unfortunately, store …

7 Reasons to Ditch Your Credit Card

You might want to just pay for things with cash, not credit cards. Doing so can help you avoid problems such as terrible debt, costly interest …

Your FICO Credit Score (8 Things Everyone Should Know)

If you’ve ever tried to get a loan or applied for a credit card, you’ve likely heard the term “FICO score” mentioned on more than one occasion. …

20 Financial Facts You Should Know by Age 35 | Investopedia

You’ve heard numerous financial terms by the time you are in your 30s. But how many of them have stuck, and which ones are relevant to you? Here are …

Personal Finance

7 Tricks to Stop Overspending

Overspending is such a common problem. So many of us are guilty for overspending on something. You can even go broke trying to save money. It’s …

Personal Finance

Woman who paid off $24,000 in debt in 15 months shares strategies to living a debt-free life

When Anna Newell Jones got married in May 2009 there was a hitch: Her husband was ready to have and to hold her but he wasn’t so excited about …

Our Cash Envelope System

<i>Trying to do a better job at keeping track of where our money goes!</i><p>I’ve always admired those of you who keep track of every penny spent. Although in …

Personal Finance

Amazon's AI-Infused Grocery Store Is Open: What Investors Need to Know

After more than a year of testing, futuristic grocery store Amazon Go has made its debut.<p>When <b>Amazon.com, Inc.</b> (NASDAQ:AMZN) opened as an online …

Amazon Go

Jeff Bezos Gains $2.8 Billion After Amazon Go's Debut, Reaches Highest Net Worth Ever

The only centi-billionaire on the planet just got another couple billion dollars richer. Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of Amazon, saw his fortune rise $2.8 billion on Tuesday as the stock of his e-commerce giant climbed 2.5% — a day after the launch of its first cashier-less store garnered much …

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More Than a Quarter of Americans Have No Emergency Savings

About a third of Gen X say they don't have enough saved to cover six months' worth of expenses.<p>If you don’t have money squirreled away for an …

The average American saves less than 5%, so how are you doing?

The average American saves less than 5% of his or her disposable income. Many financial advisors say that isn’t enough to ensure a comfortable retirement.<p>The personal saving rate, calculated by the federal Bureau of Economic Analysis, has hovered around 5% for the last few years. By the end of …

Retirement

6 Things You Should Be Saving for -- but Aren't

These expenses are common, so why not save for them?<p>Saving money is a tall order for the average American. In fact, 69% have less than $1,000 in the …

12 Months of Smart Money Moves to End 2018 Richer

Making small changes each month will leave you much better off.<p>The start of a new year is an optimum time to get your finances in order. While …

Facebook Is Testing a Way for Brands to Send Mass Messages via Messenger

Businesses sending out mass messages via Facebook Messenger? It’s being tested.<p>Facebook confirmed to Social Pro Daily that it is conducting an …

Why Your Business (Still) Needs to Be on Twitter: 'The Tao of Twitter' Author Mark Schaefer on Marketing Smarts [Podcast]

Since its publication in 2011, <i>The Tao of Twitter: The World's Bestselling Guide to Changing Your Life and Your Business One Connection at a Time</i> has …

5 Social Media Content Tips to Keep Your Audience Coming Back for More

Wondering what that “secret recipe” is to compelling social media content? Curious as to how you can take your social media posts to the next level? Get people to click and engage? In this article you’ll learn my top five social media content tips to keep your audience coming back for more.<p><b>1. Know</b> …

Why Roku's Rocketing Stock May Flame Out | Investopedia

<i>(Note: The author of this fundamental analysis is a financial writer and portfolio manager. He and his clients own shares of GOOGL.)</i><p>Some analysts on …

FANG Stocks: Don’t Fight Them – Own Them

This clique of tech stocks might seem expensive, but consider the alternatives<p>“If you can’t beat them, join them.”<p>This is the modern version of what</i> …

7 debt payoffs that boost your credit score the most

If you are looking to increase your credit score, here are some ways to improve your score by tackling certain debts head on.<p>If you have a FICO …

What Does It Mean When Your Credit Score Is More Than 800?

FICO credit scores can range from as low as 300 to as high as 850. That said, for people who always pay their monthly bills and manage their debts wisely, getting a credit score of 800 or better is just a matter of time.<p>But what does a 800 credit score actually mean when it comes to loans, credit …

Personal Finance

Google joins India's cashless payments rush

India's push to go cashless has another high-profile supporter: Google.<p>It launched a mobile payments app designed for the Indian market on Monday, becoming the latest big player to join an increasingly crowded field.<p>The app, called Tez, will connect users' smartphones to their bank accounts via …

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