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Kids These Days: Why Financial Literacy Should Start Early

Kids These Days: Why Financial Literacy Should Start Early

Nobody ever said a parent’s job would be easy. Keeping food on the table and a solid roof over everyone’s heads are among duties at the top of the list, of course. On top of that, there’s another critical item: teaching kids about money. Financial literacy is a critical competency children should learn at an early age to help put them on a path to health and happiness as ...

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College Days: Meet Your Future Employer, Gain Financial Literacy
September 15, 2017

College Days: Meet Your Future Employer, Gain Financial Literacy

Summer is over, and it’s time to hit the books. For young adults (and maybe not-so-young adults), college beckons. A college degree can mean hundreds of ...

Investment Clubs: The New Old-Fashioned Hangout
September 5, 2017

Investment Clubs: The New Old-Fashioned Hangout

Remember investment clubs? Popular in the 1980s, they were a way to exchange knowledge about trading, back in the pre-internet days when getting information was ...

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New College Grads to Freshman: Avoid These 5 Money Mistakes
September 4, 2017

New College Grads to Freshman: Avoid These 5 Money Mistakes

Once they are out in the job market, many college graduates look back and wish they had done a few things differently, according to young millennials and teens...

That’s the Spirit! Fine Whiskey Becomes an Investment
September 1, 2017

That’s the Spirit! Fine Whiskey Becomes an Investment

Investing in fine wines has been popular for decades, but recently fine whiskey has become a sought-after investment. High-end whiskeys can fetch top dollar at ...

Not Your Father’s Garage Sale: Social Selling in the Modern Age
August 25, 2017

Not Your Father’s Garage Sale: Social Selling in the Modern Age

One thing most Americans can agree on is that we have too much stuff. So much so that a billion-dollar industry exists around providing extra space for us to store ...

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Designer Dogs: Fetching High Prices and Spendy Services
August 25, 2017

Designer Dogs: Fetching High Prices and Spendy Services

When dogs are a member of the family, sometimes money is no object. A while back, we covered pet-friendly luxury hotels. Now, let’s "take a walk" through the elite world ...

Investing in Wine: Build a Self-Funded Wine Cellar Collection
August 18, 2017

Investing in Wine: Build a Self-Funded Wine Cellar Collection

Looking for a really liquid asset? No, we’re not talking “I-can-sell-this-easily-if-I-need-to” liquidity, but rather “it’s-drinkable” liquidity. We’re talking about wine investing. ...

 Is College Education Worth Student Loans, Debt? Survey Says Yes
August 11, 2017

Is College Education Worth Student Loans, Debt? Survey Says Yes

In today's world of rising tuition, what’s the value of a college education? It’s an especially pertinent question considering that, among 2016 college graduates who ...

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Splurge on a Dream Wedding ... or Pay Down Debt and Buy a House?
August 4, 2017

Splurge on a Dream Wedding ... or Pay Down Debt and Buy a House?

If you’re new to the wedding game or have been living under a rock, this may shock you: Weddings can cost an exorbitant amount of money. Time, too, if we’re being ...

Plug It In, Turn It On, Check It Out:  Here Come Smart Home Products
July 28, 2017

Plug It In, Turn It On, Check It Out: Here Come Smart Home Products

From the knowledge in your head to the products in your home, smarter is better, right? Well, one thing’s for sure—more smart home products are are making inroads into ...

Gear Shift: New Views on the Best Time of Year to Buy a Car
July 21, 2017

Gear Shift: New Views on the Best Time of Year to Buy a Car

Got your eye on a new roadster to celebrate the emptying of the nest? Or maybe your growing family is in need of a new SUV? Better wait until the end of the month to ...

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Decided to Stop Renting and Buy a House? Time to Start Saving
July 14, 2017

Decided to Stop Renting and Buy a House? Time to Start Saving

In a recent article, we considered the decision of whether to buy a home or continue renting. The answer may partly depend upon how much value you place on stability and planting roots versus flexibility and mobility. Buying a ...

So You Want to Buy a Home. What Will It Really Cost?
July 7, 2017

So You Want to Buy a Home. What Will It Really Cost?

Buying a house is usually the biggest purchase you’ll make. Not only is it an investment, but it’s also where you live, and buying the right place can bring both financial ...

Building Better Credit: Borrowing Wisely to Get Good Debt
June 30, 2017

Building Better Credit: Borrowing Wisely to Get Good Debt

Debt can be an albatross if used thoughtlessly, and high debt levels hamper many Americans. But debt in and of itself is not necessarily a bad thing. It’s how a person ...

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Rent or Buy? Assessing Your Housing Alternatives
June 23, 2017

Rent or Buy? Assessing Your Housing Alternatives

Home ownership in the U.S. is at nearly 64%, according to a Census Bureau report released in April. While rates have fluctuated around the mid-60% range for ...

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