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What Is the Fiduciary Rule?

What Is the Fiduciary Rule?

Yesterday, the headlines were full of the news that Texas federal trial Judge Barbara M.G. Lynn had ruled in favor of the Labor Department, and against financial industry challengers as well as the Trump administration, on the DoL&rsquo…

Overcoming the Stress of Overachieving

Overcoming the Stress of Overachieving

We’re currently facing an epidemic. It’s got a lot of different names: anxiety, uncertainty, overwhelm, burn out. The problem is that unnoticed, these things can turn into medical problems with real consequences: digestive problems, headaches, disturbed sleep, depression, and even autoimmune conditions.
Changes to Obamacare Affordable Care Act

Changes to Obamacare Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, has become a polarizing political issue over the past several years. Americans are deeply divided over their views of the law, and while leaders on both sides of the aisle seem to…

President Donald Trump and Your Taxes  part 2

President Donald Trump and Your Taxes part 2

On Tuesday we covered how the new administration will affect your taxes.

A new president has taken office, and a centerpiece of his campaign included promises to strengthen American businesses and create new jobs. While large corporations, such as Carrier…

President Donald Trump and Your Taxes

President Donald Trump and Your Taxes

As a new administration takes up residence in the White House, most Americans are preparing to file their 2016 taxes. But if the new administration has its way, the tax-paying process could look quite different a year from now…

Comparing Different Nonprofit Organizations and Charities

Comparing Different Nonprofit Organizations and Charities

Education is one of the most cost-effective ways to fight global poverty, especially for girls. Attending school empowers girls to make informed life choices and to confidently participate as leaders and decision-makers in their communities. A relatively small…

Returning to Work After Maternity Leave

Returning to Work After Maternity Leave

Welcoming a new baby into your world is a wonderful, exciting, and overwhelming experience. And it can feel like almost no time has passed before you are faced with the difficult decision of whether to stay home with your baby…

How to Save $5,000 in a Year

How to Save $5,000 in a Year

Don’t Give Up That Latte
Financial expert David Bach coined the now-famous phrase “latte factor” more than a decade ago to illustrate the thousands of dollars you could save over time by giving up your daily latte. The…

Financial Benefits of New Year’s Resolutions

Financial Benefits of New Year’s Resolutions

Already slacking on your New Year’s resolutions? You’re not alone. The Washington Post reports that within the first week of January, a quarter of us give up. If you’re struggling to stick to your resolutions, consider the…

How to Regift Without Getting Caught

How to Regift Without Getting Caught

Admit it. You’ve totally taken a present you were just given, gone home, and rewrapped it to give to someone else. More than 75 percent of Americans think regifting is socially acceptable and 42 percent admitted to regifting last…

20 Quotes from Powerful Women on Gratitude

20 Quotes from Powerful Women on Gratitude

If you’re reading this, chances are you have a lot to be grateful for. You’ve most likely achieved many resources — be that the electricity that powers your home, a job that pays for your smartphone, or the opportunity…

How to Be Happy

How to Be Happy

Perhaps we’re thinking about happiness in the wrong way. It’s an attitude, yes, and some of us are genetically happier people, but it’s also a byproduct of very specific habits we do consciously or subconsciously throughout our…

6 Important Business Email Templates

6 Important Business Email Templates

Do you ever open your least favorite client’s email, think about punching him, close the email, and then stew about it the rest of the day (without ever responding)? Do you wonder if you’re being too direct? Or…

The Warning Signs of Financial Abuse

The Warning Signs of Financial Abuse

[Editor’s Note: The following piece contains descriptions of graphic violence.]

One hot summer afternoon, 15-year-old Nancy Salamone was hanging out on the boardwalk at Orchard Beach, in her hometown of the Bronx, which is how she spent…

How to Work for Free

How to Work for Free

Should you ever work for free?

NO!

….Except sometimes for nonprofits. And your friends. And when you’re just starting out. And when you’re building your portfolio. So maybe you should work for free a little, right?

If you…

What to Ask Before You Take a New Job

What to Ask Before You Take a New Job

When you interview for a new position, much of the conversation focuses on you and how you’d fill the given role and meet the expected qualifications. As a result, you spend a lot of time selling yourself and your…

How to Lower Utility Payments and Other Bills

How to Lower Utility Payments and Other Bills

Who isn’t turned off by high bills? I am, yet I’ll go months, even years, without investigating ways to cut them down, even when it could mean saving thousands. The obvious reason: I think I don’t know…

Signs You’re Being Passive-Aggressive

Signs You’re Being Passive-Aggressive

We’ve all come across passive-aggressive behavior at some point — from the friend who compliments your “starter home” to the coworker who checks his phone while you’re talking. But while it’s easy to spot when it’s…

6 Millionaire Myths Debunked

6 Millionaire Myths Debunked

Many people believe that — while it’d certainly be nice — they’ll never become millionaires. That it’s an utterly unattainable dream.

The truth is: Hitting the $1 million mark is more attainable today than ever — and more important. That…