Mike Cleary

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50 Ways to Feel Better About Yourself Right Now

When you're feeling down, turn things around with a few tips and tricks for thinking about things differently. No need to wallow when there are quick …

The Best Investing Advice From Top Pros

Want to make the most of your investments? We asked six experts from top investing firms for their favorite pieces of advice when it comes to fine …

10 Huge Mistakes to Avoid When Trying to Save Money

Addressing the issue of saving money is the most fundamental, yet neglected aspect of personal finance in the U.S. today.<p>According to a 2012 survey …

Top 40 Buffett-isms: Inspiration To Become A Better Investor

When you hear Warren Buffett speak or read Berkshire Hathaway’s annual letters to shareholders you can always take away a few words of wisdom. Buffett’s message is simple, you don’t have to be an investing guru or know anything about finance to be a successful investor. Focus on good companies with …

How an Annuity Is Taxed

Timing is important when it comes to defining how you're going to take -- and be taxed on -- annuity income.<p>The conventional advice is to avoid …

13 Highest Paying Bank Jobs

If you want a high-paying career, consider choosing from a range of finance jobs in the banking industry. Although the field can be a bit stressful, …

7 Strategies to Build an Emergency Fund

You can find cash to set aside for a rainy day -- even if you're living paycheck to paycheck.<p>You know you need an emergency fund -- easily accessible …

4 Questions You Must Ask at Your Next Job Interview

Job interviews can be stressful. Quite often you've focused so much of your energy on making a good impression that the last portion of the …

Employment

7 Rules for Growing Slow (But Sustainable) Wealth

You can grow — and sustain — wealth if you have nothing right now.<p>Many will argue that fortunes can be made overnight; while that may hold very true …

How to Win at the Sport of Business

• <b>Author:</b> Mark Cuban<p>Mark Cuban shares his wealth of experience and business savvy in his first published book, HOW TO WIN AT THE SPORT OF BUSINESS.<p>"It's New Year's resolution time, and Mark Cuban's new book offers the rationale for a good one." —BUSINESS INSIDER<p>Using the greatest material from his …

4 Brain Hacks for Better Investment Decisions

When it comes to investing, we all know what we should do: invest money early in our careers, so compound interest can do its magic; buy low and sell …

Seven Of The Most Common Investment Mistakes

In life, mistakes happen. The same is true in investing. With all of the historical data and experience we possess there is still no computer program or individual that will get it right all of the time. This is because investing contains uncertainty. Moreover, investing is an emotional endeavor, …

How to Fund a Roth IRA If You Earn Too Much

You can make nondeductible contributions to a traditional IRA and convert it to a Roth.<p><i>I earn too much money to contribute to a Roth IRA, but I do</i> …

6 Investment Alternatives to the Stock Market

When many of us think of investing, we think of the stock market. Perhaps, we even think about bonds. However, investing doesn’t have to be limited …

Build Up Your Portfolio With These Infrastructure Stocks

We name eight stocks that will benefit from the growing need to build and repair roads, bridges, water systems, telecom infrastructure and more.<p>In …

5 Tips for Investing in Mutual Funds

Investing in mutual funds is a popular strategy for wealth building because it’s relatively easy to do, while adding a level of diversity to a …

Investing

6 Small Investment Ideas When You Have Less Than $500

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need to be rich to start investing. Even if you have less than $500 to invest, you can get in on some good …

4 Types of Investments to Avoid

Watch out for darling stocks, hidden costs, overly complicated investments and a whole slew of bond funds.<p>Most financial advice-givers will tell you …

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Best Investments In Unpredictable Markets

When markets move, that can feel like a terrible time to buy. We love the idea of “buying the bottom” but hate falling prices. And it always seems that the best investments are the ones everyone else is buying — everyone but us.<p>To remedy this, financial advisers tell people to use dollar-cost …

5 Mistakes College Graduates are Making Right After Graduation

It can be an eye opening experience when you first graduate from college and lose many of the safety nets that you have grown accustom to having …

Personal Finance

How to Get a Big Return From Spending $1,000

Invest in stocks, your career and even your love life. Our ideas are designed to pay dividends.<p>You can do a lot with $1,000. In fact, we came up with …

Roth IRA

20 Crazy Ways to Save Money

Our family sometimes comes up with some pretty crazy ideas to reduce spending. It’s fun to make a game of saving and talk about crazy ideas for …

What Money-Smart Women Want

Research shows that women prefer a personalized approach that focuses more on goals than on results.<p>Leave it to a man with a big case of …

Ten Secrets to Saving

Write down your goals. Pledging to save $2,000 for a vacation to Cancun is likely to get you there.<p>Cheap is chic, frugality is in fashion, and …

Garage Sale Tips and Tricks

Last weekend, I hosted a garage sale with my brother, my ex-wife, and my girlfriend. It was a raging success. We cleared out tons of stuff, and we …

Why Whole Life Insurance Works Better for Kids

The chorus that can be heard from financial planners recommending against buying whole life insurance is deafening. Most strongly recommend that you …

Personal Finance