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Market Correction? How The Rich Are Investing Now

According to a recent report by Tiger 21, North America’s premier peer-to-peer learning network for high net worth investors with a collective $25 billion in assets, wealthier investors have shifted their investment allocations this year and it may be wise for you to listen and learn what they’re …

Celebrities as Neoclassical Paintings

With his Replace Face project, an artist has decided to draw his inspiration from English painter George Dawe who painted 329 portraits of Russian …

The Best of Everything, 2013

We choose the crème de la crème in stocks, credit cards, travel, retirement spots, cars and more.<p>Want to know the best place to retire? We'll tell …

How to Invest in Real Estate

Many investors like the idea of investing in real estate. Real estate has the allure of being considered “tangible.” After all, you can touch it, and …

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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 …

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Why You Should Rebalance Your Portfolio

Bonds may not look appealing right now, but there are still compelling reasons to own them.<p>It’s not quite a Shakespearean dilemma, but lots of …

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6 Stocks That Share the Wealth With Their Investors

These firms are raising their dividends and buying back shares—and are attractively priced.<p>During and just after the Great Recession, it seemed …

10 Real Estate Investing Tips from a Successful Investor

I began investing in single family homes with a good friend and business partner about 4 years ago. In that time, we’ve purchases and remodeled 5 …

The Science Of The Customer Experience: A Consultant, A Blindfold, And Your Customer's Service Memories

Although I usually play the mildish-mannered customer service experience consultant and speaker, if you were here with me right now, I might start off by slapping a blindfold on you.<p>In the name of customer service, of course. Specifically, as part of a little experiment to show you how the …

How to Build a Great Investment Portfolio with Low Cost Funds

If you are looking for an instant diversification as you work to grow your wealth, a mutual fund (or an ETF) can be a good way to proceed. With …

The 5 Most Enticing Countries To Retire Abroad

When it comes to the perfect overseas retirement destination, there’s no single country best suited for the needs of every retiree. What thrills the heart of one would-be expat might be irrelevant to another. Still, there are five standouts that just might tip the scales by providing the best …

What Recruiters Look At During The 6 Seconds They Spend On Your Resume

Although we may never know why we didn't get chosen for a job interview, a recent study is shedding some light on recruiters' decision-making behavior. According to TheLadders research, recruiters spend an average of "six seconds before they make the initial 'fit or no fit' decision" on …

How To Ace The 50 Most Common Interview Questions

I recently laid out the year’s most oddball interview questions. The Glassdoor list included queries from companies like Google, Bain & Co., and Amazon, which are notorious for their perplexing and unusual job interview questions.<p>In 2012, the search giant asked a candidate, “How many cows are in …

Index Fund vs. ETFs: Get The Facts

You probably already hear a lot about investing using an index fund vs. ETFs. Both are cheap, and both can be used to own whole markets.<p>Beyond that, things can get fuzzy. There are some very detailed breakdowns of the differences, largely on tax matters. And you can catch up on the specific …

Financing Parenting: What It Really Takes To Raise Kids Today

With his five-bedroom Colonial house set in homey Orange, Conn., beautiful wife, two dachshunds, and a three-year-old son so cute that his face graces the packaging of diapers sold in hundreds of Stop & Shop grocery stores, Richard Samela, by all accounts, is living the American Dream.<p>But behind …

10 Investing Tricks That Will Help You Outperform Most Investors

PHILADELPHIA — For all the books, articles and TV shows devoted to investing, it seems to be a difficult body of knowledge to master.<p>But what if the best investing advice is actually the simplest?<p>That’s the bet being made by a group of rabid do-it-yourself investors called the Bogleheads who are …

How to Start Investing in Stocks

If you think you are ready to start investing, it can seem daunting knowing where to begin. The following article gives you a step-by step …

Warren Buffett: Top 3 investing mistakes to avoid

Imagine having Warren Buffett as your personal financial adviser. USA TODAY asked the Oracle of Omaha to put on his personal finance hat and tick off the biggest mistakes investors make<p>NEW YORK — Warren Buffett, the billionaire investor with the Midas touch, has a message for Main Street stock …

How to Raise Your Child's Financial IQ

Here are five lessons to help kids increase their knowledge about personal finance.<p>First, the good news: Americans are having an easier time making …

20 Stunning Free-Kick Goals

Link to Media<p>A stunning goal can make you do a number of things.<p>Scream, drop open your jaw in disbelief, shake your head—all are completely normal reactions to watching a stunning goal take place in front of you.<p>Be prepared, then, for that to happen here.<p>We've put together the 20 greatest free-kick …

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Income Diversification: Why You Need to Diversify Your Income

Diversification is a concept that I’ve embraced all my life. In the past, I have discussed investment diversification and also touched on the concept …

Best-Performing Fidelity Mutual Funds

The Boston behemoth offers hundreds of choices. Here are our favorites.<p>Fidelity has a mutual fund roster filled with stalwarts: portfolios that …

Millennials And 20-Somethings Generation: Change Your Life In Five Steps

Millennials, and most notably the 20-something generation, are usually portrayed in social media as an unfortunate generation—crowded in part time jobs, propertyless, heavily in debt, and heading back to the empty nest.<p>But there is another group of millennials and 20-somethings — the most dynamic …

Debunking 8 Stock Investing Myths

Investors often underperform by following investing strategies that are based on perception rather than long-term research or reality. Even though there have been many studies showing what does work, several stock investing myths continue to exist. Understanding and avoiding these myths can make a …

5 Personal Finance Experts Tell Us What's In Their Wallet

Finding the right one is a whole other challenge. There are nearly twice as many credit cards in circulation in the U.S. as there are human beings, and terms change so frequently that entire websites are dedicated to sifting through them for consumers.<p>We thought we'd take a different approach.<p>We …

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 …

7 Best Large-Company Mutual Funds

Our picks, including four members of the Kiplinger 25, are led by veteran managers who deliver consistent returns with low fees.<p>Identifying the seven …

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