Personal Finance

George Clooney Gave His Closest Friends $1 Million Each After He Became Famous

"That's good karma right there."<p>In September of 2013, some time after George Clooney became a famous and wealthy actor, he gathered around 14 of his …

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5 financial choices that will haunt your money for life

Everyone makes financial mistakes, but some people know how to work their way out of them.<p>When it comes to money, bad decisions can pile up and affect you for the rest of your life. Fortunately, these mistakes can be avoided — and even fixed.<p>Below are five common financial mistakes that can haunt …

Business

Understand These 7 Types of Investments and You'll Practically Be a Pro

<i>When it comes to your finances, do you take a head-on or head-in-the-sand approach? If you identify with the latter, the good news is you're not</i> …

Retirement

19 Inexpensive Stocking Stuffers Women Will Love

Treat the woman in your life to a wow-worthy stocking stuffer without breaking the bank. Here are 19 inexpensive stocking stuffer ideas worth …

Investing

MoviePass Just Got Even Cheaper, Thanks to Costco

MoviePass usually costs $120 a year<p>Movie buffs are in for a treat in 2018, thanks to a new deal that offers year-long subscriptions to both MoviePass …

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Don't Get Swept Up In The Bitcoin Craze

Bitcoin futures prices rose by as much as 22% in the first hours of trading on the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) Global Markets’ new futures …

Bond Market

The Federal Reserve raised interest rates. Here’s what that means for you.

It’s the end of an era. For the last time under chair Janet Yellen’s tenure, the Federal Reserve once again affirmed the economy’s strength by …

Economy

7 Steps to Get Water Flowing in a Frozen Pipe

Thawing a frozen water pipe quickly is important. However, it is just as important to thaw the frozen pipe correctly. Here are seven tips to follow …

Home Improvement

14 Cheap Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Men

Don't blow a ton of dough on your guy's stocking. Here are a bunch of cheap stocking stuffers that he'll actually be thrilled to receive.<p>1<p>Knife …

Shopping

Nvidia's 11% Plunge May Be Just the Start | Investopedia

<i>(Note: The author of this fundamental analysis is a financial writer and portfolio manager.)</i><p>Shares of Nvidia Corp. (NVDA) have had a rough couple of …

Finance

6 Dividend Growth Stocks to Stay Ahead of Rising Interest Rates

For years, America’s low-interest-rate environment has pushed income hunters out of bonds and into other cash-producing investments – namely, …

Stocks

Uber Charged This Passenger $15,000 for a 20-Minute Ride

The company initially refused to refund him<p>Uber apologized to a Toronto man who was accidentally charged more than $14,000 for a 20-minute …

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How to Worry Better

Worrying gets a bad reputation. It's certainly true that dwelling on "what if" scenarios and ruminating on past mistakes can be counterproductive. …

S&P 500

JetBlue Is Offering a Rare Deal on All Flights Right Now

The low budget airline is offering 15% off the base airfare on flights to all destinations<p>The low budget airline JetBlue is offering 15% off the base …

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Gift Cards You Can Buy at a 10% Discount (or More)

Why pay full price for popular gift cards when warehouse clubs and discount websites sell them well below face value.<p>Whether you’re gifting to others …

Shopping

Slash Your Debt: 4 of the Best Debt Reduction Apps for iPhone and iPad

1<p>Top 4 iOS Apps to Help Cut Your Debt<p>While there are great options for debt reduction software and solid debt reduction spreadsheets, you can also …

Investing

How To Rent Out Your Vacation Home And Not Get Slammed By The IRS

<i>Vacation homes are fun to have – a nice get-away from the hurly-burly of life. But lots of folks don’t need them year-round, and earn some side income renting out the place. What will the tax man want to know about that extra cash? Here’s how you can get on his right side, courtesy of Bruce Bell,</i> …

Real Estate

5 things small business owners should know about tax bills

NEW YORK (AP) — Some small business owners may pay lower taxes under the Republican tax overhaul, but accountants and consultants will want to read the fine print carefully — once the details are finally settled. And some owners may want to consider changing their corporate structure if parts of …

Business

Best Credit Cards

Apply Now On Chase's Secure Website<p><b>Good for: Travel miles and sign-up bonus</b><p>Chase Sapphire Preferred® offers one of the largest sign-up bonuses we …

Investing

Bad loans lurk under ‘Christmas’ wrap

While shopping for the latest toys and gadgets this holiday season, you may find your inbox or mailbox filled with ads for “Christmas loans” promising quick and easy cash.<p>But such loans can leave a hole in your wallet long after the gift wrap has been recycled. Here’s why it’s best to avoid …

Investing

Why is it so hard to get mental health treatment covered by insurance? Patients face this catch-22.

Imagine you suffer from an eating disorder, yet are limited to just three nutritional counseling sessions annually — despite no similar cap on …

Health Care

Time To Lock In Profits, Hunt Bargains: TD Ameritrade | Investopedia

For many investors who have enjoyed heady stock gains in 2017, "taking a little money off the table might not be the worst thing in the world to do," …

Finance

Use Your Amex Airline Fee Credits Now - Points Miles & Martinis

Be sure to <b>use your Amex Airline Fee credits now as they reset at the year of the calendar year</b>. This is one of my favorite beenfits of my <b>Platinum</b> …

Airlines

The 9 Best Women's Wallets to Buy in 2017

We're all particular about our wallets. And it makes sense because a wallet is something that we'll be using daily, so it's important for it to be …

Investing

Headline: Don’t Let Scroogenomics Win This Holiday Season

From a purely economic perspective, the gift-giving season is an inefficient transfer of resources, and society might be better off if Ebenezer …

Bond Market

10 Losers That Will Be 2018's Best Stocks to Buy

2017 has been a good year for stocks as a whole, although not every stock has participated in the gains.<p>Broad market indices are at record highs, …

Stocks

More than a half-million Hyundai, Kia compacts recalled for brake light problem

Brake lights remain on when not braking, and drivers can shift out of park without engaging the brakes.<p>Hyundai and Kia will recall more than a half-million compact cars in the U.S. starting next year because of a brake-light problem. The recall covers more than 390,000 Hyundai Elantras from the …

Autos

Parents are not liable for medical debts of adult children on shared insurance

Are parents responsible for adult children's medical debts? Should people squeeze in appointments and expensive procedures before year's end because …

Health Care

Double Exponential Moving Averages Explained

Traders have relied on moving averages to help pinpoint high probability trading entry points and profitable exits for many years. A well-known …

Trading

8 Ways the GOP Tax Bill Will Help (or Hurt) Your Bottom Line

From homeowners in Manhattan to renters in Milwaukee<p>While Congress irons out the differences between the tax bills proposed by the House and Senate, …

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