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Stock Talk for Everyone

Why didn’t we think of this? Instead of spending hours scanning business pages and investment websites for stock tips and company deets, it would be a lot easier—and more fun—if you could follow a few great minds on a financial version of...

Your Long-Term Peace of Mind

What do you see when you look ahead? Let’s look into the crystal ball and forecast your ideal financial future. You want your golden years to be golden, you want enough prosperity to bring you peace of mind. Gorgeous, Oprah-like millions would be...

What Goes in Your IRA?

A surprising number of people ask me questions like, “Which IRA is better?” or “Which IRA pays more?” An IRA—like a 401k or any other retirement account—is just an empty bucket. They’re all the same, until you put your investments into it. So,...

A Radical Rethinking of How to Invest

Even before the recession, many people felt uneasy about their investment plans. There's a good reason for that. As an investment adviser myself, I can tell you that most financial plans are based on little more than a series of smart, educated...

Unscramble Your Nest Egg in 2011

You want 2011 to be a banner year. And we do, too. Here are two simple but important ways you can maximize your money in the New Year.   Grab that match. At the depth of the recession, many companies eliminated their matching contribution to...

Be Smarter in 2011

The following is an interview with investing maven Carl Richards, aka "the napkin guy", renowned for his weekly sketches on the NY Times Bucks Blog and now a DailyWorth contributor. We all have a tendency to make the same mistakes over and over...

Take Interest in Your Mortgage

As you line up your financial goals for 2011, you may be wondering if you can still save money on your mortgage. We've got two good options for you. First, there's the obvious appeal of refinancing—which we wrote about in July. Interest rates are...

Plan Like a Woman

For decades, financial advice has been dispensed as a one-size-fits-all proposition. Since it all boiled down to dollars and cents—profit and loss—what did it matter whether you were male or female? Now, a raft of new research suggests that...

Budget Lessons from NJ

Hey New Jersey, you're an inspiration. Yesterday's stunning announcement from Governor Chris Christie, killing a $8.7 billion commuter tunnel, could be viewed as an act of budgetary courage. The tunnel, which would have expanded New Jersey's rail...

Small Loans for Small Bills

Times are tight. For the first time in a while, you may have trouble paying bills. What to do? You may have noticed an icon on the page of your utility statement online for a service called BillFloat. As the name implies, BillFloat offers...

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