How to write a will — and what happens when you die without one

Fans were shocked to learn Aretha Franklin didn't leave behind a will. Here's what will happen to her estate — and why you really, really need a will of your own.

Money managers aren’t just for people with money — here’s how to decide if you need a finance expert

At some point, it's wise to have an expert plan out your financial future. Here's how to figure out if the time is now.

Will investing in wine, art and fancy cars help you get rich fast? Here's the truth.

You can grow your money quickly if you invest in "alternative assets" like collectibles, but there's a catch.

Wells Fargo gets a record-setting fine for roping customers into fake accounts

The bank allegedly set up hundreds of thousands of accounts without customers' permission.
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This One Type Of Startup Fails the Most

Six examples of venture-backed startups that failed to launch, and why.

Apple (APPL) Stock: If Apple Were a Person, How Much Would It Pay in Taxes?

Without getting too technical, would you believe Apple would pay 60% of what they are estimating in their current SEC 10-K filing.

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Skoll World Forum 2013: 5 Conversations Worth Having On Social Entrepreneurship

The world's experts on social entrepreneurship are all in Oxford this week. Here's what they're talking about and what they're missing.
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Cyprus Deposit Tax: A Hint At the Future For the U.S. and EU

Cyprus is the latest European nation to be bailed out by the IMF and EU. A tax on all bank deposits was used to raise revenue for the bailout for the first time, but it won't be the last time.
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Effects of Cyprus Bank Crisis: Capital Will Flee Island Nation and Make Room For New Players

One of the effects of the Cyprus bank crisis could be the entrance of new players into Cyprus' financial system, such as the Chinese or Qatari.
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Stocks 2013: Why It Could Be a Good Year for Markets

Moving out of defensive assets such as Treasuries and cash into a diversified stock portfolio would be a logical choice at this time.
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Financial Meltdown 101: 10 Reasons Why Banks Fail

There are many reasons why banks can fail, and cause severe damage to the economy as a whole.

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Thanks to Jamie Dimon JPMorgan Scandal, Expect More Financial Reform in Washington

More is surfacing about the derivative trades that resulted in a more than $2 billion JPMorgan loss. The question remains, did JPMorgan hedge against risk or speculate? What role did Dimon play?