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Why I'm not rushing to pay off my $100,000 mortgage

At 26 I bought a little condo. I was going to live there for five years — or something like that.<p>That's what most people do. They buy a "starter home" before upgrading to vaulted ceilings, walk-in closets, and double vanities. Why clean one sink when you can clean two?<p>At some point I decided more …

Liz Weston: 4 Steps to Disaster-Proof Your Finances

Mother Nature could be excused if she wondered, "How much more prompting do you people need?"This year delivered epic wildfires, devastating …

This is the scariest job interview question — and how to answer it

There’s nothing quite like the spine-tingling jolt of getting called in for a job interview after weeks of sending out your resume, crossing your …

This 17-Second Rule Will Make You More Productive (and Happy)

You can rewire your brain to improve mindset, increase happiness and success, and stay focused on your goals.<p>Everyone experiences stretches of life, whether a few days or many years, when the down moments are more frequent than the good. These periods of time can rob you of your passion, energy, …

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I ditched my financial advisor for an app, and saving money has never been easier

At the risk of sounding cliché, I'm a millennial with almost no investing experience. I have a 401(k) retirement account, but all my non-retirement savings has been stashed in a standard savings account from Bank of America.<p>With interest rates low and my savings not doing much, I decided it was …

Why it seems like everyone else can afford the things you can't

You're pretty sure these people don't make a lot more than you do.<p>So how are they able to spend that kind of money?<p>Maybe they're up to their ears in debt, or they're trust fund babies, or they'll never be able to retire. Or maybe they've figured out the secret to money, which is: You can have …

3 Stocks With Promising, Amazon-Like Growth Potential

Amazon has made investors rich over the past 20 years. These three companies could have similar potential.<p>Shares of <b>Amazon.com, Inc.</b> (NASDAQ:AMZN) …

3 Buffett Stocks To Buy Now, 3 To Sell Immediately

Warren Buffett doesn’t just beat the market – he makes a mockery of it. Since Buffett took control of Berkshire Hathaway back in the middle of 1965, the conglomerate <i>has more than doubled the average annual gain of the S&P 500</i>.<p>But here’s something you won’t hear anywhere else – Buffett doesn’t love …

All Extremely Confident People Give Up These 13 Habits

Real confidence is built through hard work and excellent habits.<p>Real confidence is not narcissism.<p>Although the two often get confused, people with narcissistic tendencies need everyone to think that they're special. They have a need for admiration and a sense of entitlement that's rooted in …

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Why You Must Delay Gratification to be Successful in 2017

In the book, Think and Grow Rich, author Napoleon Hill states, "Sex desire is the most powerful of human desires. So strong and impelling is the desire for sexual contact that men freely run the risk of life and reputation to indulge it."<p><b>Would you not agree?</b><p>But Hill goes on to pontificate, "The …

The 50 best productivity apps for mobile devices in 2017

Introduction<p>With the advances made in mobile technology over the last few years and greater reliance on remote working, many businesses use mobile …

How one 26-year-old banked nearly $150,000 in savings as part of a plan to retire by age 37

But the story is different for the Money Wizard, a 26-year-old financial analyst and blogger with a six-figure net worth who started saving before he could even get behind the wheel of a car.<p>"I remember my eighth-grade math teacher posed the magical doubling penny question to us, which opened my …

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11 things to do in your 20s to become a millionaire by 30

"In a free-market economy, anyone can make as much money as they want," emphasizes self-made millionaire Steve Siebold, who has also studied over 1,200 of the world's wealthiest people. That applies to 20-somethings.<p>To help you reach the seven-figure mark by 30, we rounded up 11 pieces of advice …

Six Things You Should Know About How Your Brain Learns

Whether you want to learn a new language, learn to cook, take up a musical instrument, or just get more out of the books you read, it helps to know …

Get out of Debt by Kelsey Folmar

During the first day of house hunting, and the seventh home we viewed, we put in an offer on a 1,650 square foot home (perfect for our minimalist …

Saving on Groceries: What's a Good Price?

As we get into gear on new budgets and goals, I want to spend the next few weeks helping us all go back to basics on how to cut the grocery …

Savings Resolutions for the New Year -- Savings Experiment

Evaluate Your Retirement Accounts in 15 Minutes or Less

Do you know how hard your money worked for you in 2014? If not, it's time to do a 15-minute checkup of your investments and make some plans for</b> …

25 Bite-Sized Money Resolutions to Make 2015 Your Biggest Year Yet

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The best thing to do now for your portfolio

The stock market roller coaster is back.<p>The Dow and S&P 500 shed over 4% in December before rebounding sharply this week. Take your pick of what to be most concerned about: cheap oil, a flat-lining Europe, a slowing China, Russia on life support, the Federal Reserve taking away the stimulus punch …

3 Quick Year End Steps Pay Off Big April 15

Tax reporting is annual, with every tax year standing alone. And by the time you figure your 2014 taxes in April 2015, it’s too late. Consider your own circumstances and focus on the biggest bottom-line effect. Here are three tax steps to consider as New Year’s approaches:<p><b>1. Get Paid This Year Or</b> …

Sprung A Money Leak? 5 Ways To Plug The Holes In Your 2015 Budget

<i>This post originally appeared on LearnVest.</i><p>The month of December can be prime time to review your spending and zero in on a year’s worth of pervasive money leaks—you know, those areas where dollars seemingly seep out of your budget, much the way water drips from a leaky faucet.<p>And before you know …

The only funds you need in your portfolio now

<i>How many mutual funds do I need to have a diversified retirement portfolio? And what funds should they be? -- E.F.</i><p>A lot of people have the mistaken impression that to successfully invest for retirement you've got to assemble a portfolio of at least a half dozen or more mutual funds or ETFs.<p>That's …

Here's The Brilliant Trading Advice 50-Year NYSE Veteran Art Cashin Has For Investors

So, what kind of wisdom does this veteran have for us after all that he's seen?<p>He shared a time-tested strategy in an interview on CNBC:<p>"...one of the key things that people can do, particularly if they're starting their investment plan, <b>there's something called dollar-cost investing, in which you</b> …

Three top stock picks from GlobeInvest Capital’s Peter Brieger

<i>Peter Brieger is chairman and managing director, GlobeInvest Capital Management. His focus is North American large caps.</i><p><b>Top Picks:</b><p><b>Royal Bank (RY.TO)</b><p>One year price target: $86.89; One year target gain: 7.7%; Yield: 3.7%; Target total return: 11.4%. Date and price of last purchase: December 23, 2014 …

A Dozen Stocks To Buy And Hold For 2015

Investors Beware: The market’s professional skeptics predictably will warn investors about their oft-repeated doomsday scenario, now that the Dow Jones industrial average has pierced through the 18,000 zone and the S&P 500-stock index has again leaped to another all-time high, with the NASDAQ …

7 top stocks to buy for 2015

Need a reason to invest in stocks? How about the beginning of a new year.<p>To help you find solid stock ideas we asked Motley Fool contributors covering technology and consumer goods stocks to talk about top stocks for 2015.<p><b>1. Ashraf Eassa likes Qualcomm</b>: It's hard not to be pleased with the …

Opinion: How index funds mislead investors

The impact of index funds has been revolutionary. When John Bogle, the founder of Vanguard, introduced the first vehicle designed to passively track …

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