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Stocks: Better Than a Gift Card?

Your dad loves to roam the electronics section at Costco (COST). Your mom raves about T.J. Maxx (TJX). Rather than buying them gifts from those stores, give a share in the company itself. It’s easy to buy a single stock online. And even if the...

The Temptation of HELOCs

With interest rates around 4%, you may be tempted take out a home equity line of credit (HELOC)—and not just because it’s cheap. Given the dicey real estate market, you may need to make repairs you’d hoped to avoid by selling—or you may want to...

Harvest Time for Taxes

The stock market may be surging today, but it hasn't exactly been a banner year for investing. If your portfolio is showing more red than a Valentino runway show, don’t get mad, get tax-savvy. Selling investments at a loss can generate a nice tax...

Bonds. Italian Bonds. And Why The World is Watching Them.

From left: German Chancellor Angela Merkel, France's President Nicolas Sarkozy, and Italy's Prime Minister Mario Monti These days, the ongoing European debt crisis has more twists and turns than a plate of spaghetti. Several countries—Ireland,...

Why is it so Hard to Split the Holiday To-Do List?

When I was faced with planning my son’s fifth birthday party a few months ago—in the middle of a work crisis—I finally asked my husband to take over. Then I closed my eyes and tried to smack down the voices telling me a) I was a Terrible Mother...

Getting the Big Banks to Listen Up

The "Occupy" protesters may be getting evicted from their trenches across America, but they're having an impact on financial practices across the country. Not only did Bank of America rescind its notorious debit-card fee, some upstart...

Global Thought Leaders: Jessica Jackley Wants Your Small Business to Thrive

The DailyWorth Global Thought Leader series features exclusive interviews with remarkable entrepreneurs and activists who are striving to improve women's lives around the world.Jessica Jackley is an entrepreneur dedicated to entrepreneurs. She...

Your Pre-New Year's Must-Dos

Set yourself up for success in 2012. Here, part two of the DailyWorth Ready-Set-Go! Guide for your money. Great! You’ve given your finances the “Back to the Future” treatment. The next step to get ahead for 2012? Set priorities and anticipate...

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