Savings and Investments

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  • April 17, 2014

    Most people want two things in life: They want to live comfortably with all their needs met, and they want to make a difference. It’s an ideal situation when both of these desires can be fulfilled through one avenue.

    Angel investing can...

  • April 8, 2014

    Advanced education is definitely valuable, but considering the cost of many 4-year degrees, is it financially worthwhile?

    No one was asking this question 10 years ago. Because back then, college grads were more employable, and college...

  • March 26, 2014

    As the world begins to learn more about bitcoin, a greater number of individuals and businesses are choosing to adopt it.  But why?  What is it about this crypto-currency that makes it an attractive medium of exchange? It turns out that...

  • March 21, 2014

    It doesn’t take long for couples to realize that some important marital issues must be approached delicately; finances are one of those...

  • March 20, 2014

    My grandmother had a coffee can for spare silver coins. My Dad saved at his local post office in a savings account. Those were a sign of the times — the U.S. postal savings system was the first government-guaranteed savings vehicle, but it...

  • March 18, 2014

    Here are the top 10 lessons I received from nearly 7 years of being a money coach.

    Lesson No. 10 — Inaccurate account balances, multiple accounts and credit card use contribute to magical thinking. “Money Fog” was the...

  • March 17, 2014

    There is comfort in coins.  

    People can now go for months — even years, theoretically — without touching physical money, and data-generated, decentralized currency, like bitcoins, may be the payment method of the future.

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  • March 12, 2014

    We all know that it's been more than a month since the new year started. However, just because some time has passed, that doesn't mean that it's too late to set goals. All you need is a plan. WSJ Wealth Management's Veronica Dagher offers tips on...

  • March 10, 2014

    Almost no one starts reading about finance for pleasure. That would be like jumping into a pit full of venomous snakes just for kicks. Well… some people do that, but they're crazy, and there's a reason why there aren't very many of them. It's...

  • March 3, 2014

    Lots has been written about how the various generations handle money. Millennials have been traumatized by economic disaster; Gen X isn't saving for retirement; and baby boomers are spending their children’s inheritance.

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