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The Most Ridiculously Expensive Places To Park In America

Earlier this year, the New York Post alerted readers to

5 Gift Card Discount Sites The Big Stores Don't Want You To Know About

Gift cards have surpassed all other categories as the most popular gift, according to the

13 Sure-Fire Signs Your Craigslist Dream Job Is A Scam

With more than a million new job listings every month, Craigslist is flush with opportunities in

Why Buying A New Car Is For Suckers
Just one more year.
That's the goal as we cajole our cars to stay on
Enjoy Great Pay, Great Life With These 8 Surprising Jobs
In a workforce in which employees often are instructed to do more with less, it seems "work-
The Surprising Formula Every International Investor Must Know

Mexico and Brazil had a big problem several decades ago.

They had a small but very

3 Types Of Explosive-Growth Companies -- And Why They're Dangerous
Growth, for its own sake, has tripped up many companies -- and investors, for that matter.
The Secret Ratio That Predicts Winning Stocks Time And Again
Ever wonder how the most successful investors do it, correctly calling
13 Indispensable Investing Lessons That Poker Can Teach You

Many of the most famous names on Wall Street count poker as one of

Warren Buffett's Surprising Key To Picking A Great Investment

Each week, one of our investing experts answers a reader's

'Shares Outstanding' Reveals More About A Company's Future Than You'd Ever Think
Each week, one of our investing experts answers a reader
How to Profit from Rising Gas Prices

In January, the average price per gallon of gasoline was $3.38. But the national average is

How the IRS Plans to Track Down Secret Offshore Accounts

Several years ago, the federal government rolled out legislation meant to keep Americans from

How the 5 Wealthiest MLB Owners Got Rich

Have you ever watched a baseball game and wondered how those lucky people in the owner's box got

Making Sense of the NFL's Million Dollar Salaries

The Super Bowl is behind us, but the off-season drama in the National Football League is just

3 Tax Mistakes Retirees Can't Afford to Make

Retirement is supposed to be "the golden years," but make a few tax-planning mistakes along the

How the Put/Call Ratio Can Help You Make Smart Investments

One of the most useful tools to decipher

The 5 Rules Every Income Investor Has to Know

Dividends are the forgotten heroes that have made countless investors rich.

When people

Understanding "Reaganomics"

Ronald Reagan, the 40th President of the United States (1981-1989), was a busy man. A former

Tips to Save Money on Your 2020 Taxes

It’s tax season once again, and if you’re like

Understanding the Four Pillars of Warren Buffett

It's that time of year again.

Not March Madness -- that comes a little later. It's

6 Ways to Avoid an IRS Tax Audit in 2011

Not to be the bearer of bad news, but the

The Basics of Trading Forex

The basic idea of

The Smart Way to Buy Foreign Stocks

A decade ago, the idea of buying a

How to Profit From the "Short Squeeze"

The short seller is the one trader most investors love to hate. Often misunderstood and maligned

Profiting from Options

Options are a powerful tool that all investors need to become

The Hidden Costs of "Free" Credit Reports

With these names, it's

5 Ways to Guarantee Your Home Is Properly Insured

If you own a home, hopefully you own a homeowners insurance policy. But what you don't know

How to Protect Yourself From Rising Mortgage Rates

Everyone understands a higher interest rate on a

Buried Treasures: 5 Things To Always Buy Used
Other than a new smell and the satisfaction of being the only owner, buying something new
The Secret To Drama-Free Discussions About Inheritance

When aviator, film producer and engineer Howard Hughes died in 1976, no will was found. Suddenly

17 Shocking Facts About Identity Theft And Fraud In America

America is over the Nigerian prince scam -- I think -- but there are fresh scams getting

10 Most Costly American Natural Disasters Of The Past 35 Years

Editor's note: All data in this report supplied by the National Weather Service, Weather

The Safest Banks in America -- 2nd Quarter 2012

The relationship between Americans and their banks used to be based on trust. 

As well it

Safest Banks

Editor's note: This article is updated as of Sept. 21, 2012, to reflect the latest

Dreaming Of A Second Home? These 9 Tips Can Make It A Reality

Buying a second home before selling the first is a scary proposition. But some move-up buyers

Ripoffs: 8 Everyday Buys That Are A Total Waste Of Money
We all have our bad spending habits: a $3 latte in the morning, an expensive taxi fare now and
This Fail-Safe Trick Can Spare Your Home From Costly Damage

The nation's widespread drought is forecast to be costly for Americans as the prices of fuel and

How Much Money Makes You Happiest? Princeton Has An Answer

With all of the discussion about the widening

5 States Where ID Theft Is Booming (And The Surprising Reasons Why)

As people flock to states like Florida and Texas for a warmer climate, someone they would rather

7 Reasons Your Kids Shouldn't Always Get The Same Inheritance

Every parent with more than one child knows that not all kids are created equal. One child may

10 Middle-Class Jobs That Will Vanish By 2020

Rapid improvements in technology have helped to increase worker

The Insurance That Plays On Your Emotions -- And Wastes Your Money
Buying life insurance is daunting enough. No one wants to think about when they'll die and how
Is Growth Always a Good Thing?

Growth equals success, right? Not necessarily. There are many companies that experience

Grab Volatility by the Horns and Profit with Straddles

The great thing about options compared to

So You Want to Take the CFA Exam: The Pros and Cons

Chances are you've seen this curious designation on a few business cards:

Traditional vs. Roth: Which IRA is Right for You?

Updated: August 1, 2012

Individual retirement accounts (IRAs) are one of the

When Refinancing Your Mortgage Makes Sense

When you are trying to decide whether or not to refinance your

Economics for Investors: The Basics

Supply and Demand: The Basic Principle of

The Lowdown on Penny Stocks

Think penny stocks will make you rich? If you don't understand the risks, you could end up

How to Trade a Range Bound Market

Markets moving strongly in one direction or the other make trading look easy and seems to offer

401(k) Plans At Age 30 -- Are You On Pace to Retire?

You probably should have read this article before you took your first job out of college. And

Lessons from "The Witch from Wall Street"

What can a woman born in New England in 1834 teach us about

Cyclical versus Non-Cyclical Stocks

When things are better, people have more

A How-to Guide: The Iron Butterfly & Other Option Spread Strategies

By their names, these options strategies sound intriguing. Iron Butterfly. Iron Condor. Most

Another Boring Filing? Not So Fast, Profiting from 13Ds

It seems like there's a never ending flow of filings that public companies are required to issue

Enjoying the Benefits of Employee Stock Options

The image that a lot folks get in their heads when they hear the term "employee

Why You Should Consider a Gold Investment

History has shown that gold has been sensitive, whether that comes from

The Safe Haven of Municipal and Local Bonds

Bonds are recognized as an important element of a well-balanced

A Primer on American Depository Receipts

The world is a big place, but for investors it doesn't have to be. In fact, investors seeking a

What Stock Buybacks Mean to Investors

Also called a share repurchase program, stock buybacks are a way a

Flip Flops: Going from Public to Private

Anyone that watches financial news on cable television has likely witnessed this scene before:

Value Traps vs. Bargains -- How to Spot the Difference

The old adage “You get what you pay for” is one we've heard all our lives, probably since we

Umbrella Insurance: Why You Could Need It

If you’re like many American homeowners, the only

Top Tools for Successful Technical Analysis

While there are many different approaches to the analyzing of the markets,

The ABC's of Stocks

Stocks can be put into various

Tape Reading: A Lost Trading Art That Can Yield High Returns

The term tape reading originally referred to actual reading of the old style ticker tapes that

The Four Habits of Financially Secure People

Good habits are the key to financial security. If you want to put yourself in position to

The Simple Ways to Profit from a Falling Dollar

The value of the U.S. dollar isn't just some nebulous concept that concerns only

7 Steps to Creating a Smart Financial Plan

If you want financial security, you’ll need to know how to make a better financial

Beat The Tax Man With This 1 Easy Trick

In the decade after the dot-com stock boom ended, investors were in

Why You Should Treat Your Portfolio Like A Marriage

What if you could improve your portfolio performance just by paying attention?

When a

When Is A High Dividend Yield Just Too High?

When I started playing around with the idea of dividend

3 Tax Questions You Must Ask Before Buying Rental Property

What easier way to bring in income than with rental property, right

How Is A Stock's Price Set Each Day?

Sometimes the most basic aspects of the stock

5 Steps To Finding The Perfect Tenants For Your Rental Property

In recent years, there has been a surge in investment property

Forget Mutual Funds -- Billions Of Dollars Are Pouring Into These Instead...

Mutual funds are one of the great success stories in the history of financial services.


It's a shame that more people don't invest in income-producing real estate, because it's one of the most powerful ways middle-class folks can generate wealth.  There is one major...
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