April 23, 2018

What If We Didn’t... have banks?

Imagining a world where money and property could be stored digitally — and financial institutions didn't take a cut of every thing we buy.

April 16, 2018

These are the most common money mistakes Americans make — and what you should do instead

Many of us are guilty of spending money we don't have to hang out with friends, but that's just one common money mistake.
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April 9, 2018

How to “hack” your way to mortgage-free housing

Learn how to house-hack like a pro with the help of a real estate agent.
April 2, 2018

Spotify non-IPO: What to know about the unusual listing and investing in your favorite companies

Spotify stock will start trading Tuesday under the ticker symbol SPOT in one of 2018's most anticipated stock market listings. Here are the pros and cons of investing in the music streaming service.
March 30, 2018

Make money moves: 30 simple ways to grow richer and smarter each day of Financial Literacy Month

Financial Literacy Month 2018 begins in April — and if you're looking for ways to save and earn more cash, turbocharge your career or just get your finances organized, this checklist can help.
March 26, 2018

Remington’s bankruptcy is just the start: Why gun companies are struggling in the United States

Remington's bankruptcy filing follows financial woes that have been an issue for some time now — and the company’s not the only gunmaker in America with declining sales in recent months.

March 20, 2018

Can you trust your financial adviser? The 3 best questions to ask before hiring a professional

The world of financial designations is full of fraud, as almost anyone can call themselves a financial planner. Here are three questions to ask before you pay someone for independent, unbiased advice.
March 13, 2018

Where is my tax refund? How to track federal or state return status and best use your 2018 IRS check

Tax refund tips for 2018, like where your check is, how to contact the IRS if you filed your return by the deadline and your refund is late and the best, smartest ways to spend or invest your cash.
March 9, 2018

Dodd-Frank rollback: 5 ways losing the post-crash reforms could affect your bank account and more

The Dodd-Frank partial repeal bill, which rolls back parts of the act, would relax regulations on financial institutions as large American Express and Suntrust.
March 7, 2018

Are your tax withholdings right? How to check with a calculator — and fix your 2018 paychecks

Tax refunds are a sign your withholdings might be wrong. How to check your 2018 paycheck and allowances, given changes from tax cuts and life events affecting your income tax bracket — and more.
March 1, 2018

How to invest money in 2018: The best beginner’s investment plan, with funds, stocks, bonds and more

What are the best investments? How do you invest in the first place? Here's how to grow your wealth in stocks, bonds, ETFs and more — so you can end up richer and maybe actually retire.

Feb. 28, 2018

Gun companies and your money: The truth about divesting — and what might work even better

Gun control, NRA boycotts and firearm stocks on your mind? Divesting from gun companies can be tough and costly. Here's how you can go about it if you're determined, and what might work even better.
Feb. 14, 2018

Dow Jones today: Why the stock market had a mini-freakout about the inflation rate — then recovered

The Dow Jones industrial average opened lower today on news the consumer price index climbed more than expected. Why is that — and why is the market so volatile right now? Here's what to know.
Feb. 7, 2018

Trump stock market tweet: Is the president right that “good news” caused stocks to drop?

President Donald Trump on Wednesday tweeted that when good news was reported in the “old days,” the stock market would go up, today that’s not the case and it’s a “big mistake.” Is that true?
Feb. 7, 2018

Stock market explained: Why the Dow and S&P are acting wild in 2018 — and what you can do about it

Why did the Dow Jones industrial average and S&P 500 crash — and will a rebound last? Here's what experts suggest just happened, and three steps you can take to protect your money.
Jan. 31, 2018

Tax returns 2018: Here are the best and the worst places to live for getting a tax refund

2018 tax refund checks vary from state to state — but getting a smaller payout might actually be a good thing.

Jan. 25, 2018

The 5 big risks to investing in bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies right now, according to the SEC

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies need to overcome key problems before retail investors can safely invest in the industry through ETFs, according to the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Jan. 23, 2018

If new bonuses are because of tax cuts, why aren’t new layoffs and bank fees?

The economy is doing well. But how much credit does the president deserve? If the administration wants to own economic wins, why not Carrier and Kimberly-Clark layoffs, or Bank of America’s new fees?
Jan. 22, 2018

Can you retire 5 years early? Here is how to find out.

Want to retire early? Adding a few percentage points to your savings rate can lengthen your retirement, a new study found. This is how to figure out how much money you'll need.
Jan. 18, 2018

Bitcoin’s price — like the Dow Jones Industrial Average — does not mean what you think it does

As the stock market hits highs and bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies rebound from lows, it's hard to resist asking, "Buy or sell?" But the daily swings are a distraction: Here's what to ask instead.
Jan. 3, 2018

Should you buy bitcoin? Warren Buffett’s $1M bet has a hidden lesson for cryptocurrency investors.

If you find yourself Googling "bitcoin price" or "what is Ripple?" — you should probably read this first: A big bet (and win) by famed investor Warren Buffett has a surprising takeaway for you.

Jan. 2, 2018

What to expect for your money in 2018 — and how to brighten your financial future

If your New Year's resolution is to save more money, get a raise or try your hand at "investing" in bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies, these are the economic trends to watch in 2018.
Dec. 18, 2017

Twitter Stock Price: Why TWTR is up after the site booted some alt-right users — but spared others

Twitter’s stock price just got a big boost after the platform banned some alt-right users for hate speech. But major business challenges — that all TWTR investors should know about — remain.
Dec. 6, 2017

What is bitcoin? Here are answers to your 12 biggest questions on cryptocurrency and blockchain.

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Litecoin, Lumens, Monero or Iota — or none of the above? Here's everything to know about investing in cryptocurrencies, ICOs and blockchain; plus how to spot a bitcoin scam.
Nov. 27, 2017

Is bitcoin really worth $10,000 — or is it in a bubble? The truth about bitcoin’s rapid price rise

How high will bitcoin go? Big trading desks like CME Group and Cboe Global Markets might buy up bitcoin. Here's what to know about bitcoin's true value, whether it's $10,000 or not.
Nov. 7, 2017

Want more money and job opportunities? These 3 simple questions could help you be more successful.

Do you love risk? Are you a spender or a saver? These are some of the questions you need to be able to answer in order to be more successful.

Oct. 19, 2017

Dow Jones Industrial Average: The problem with invoking Black Monday in 2017

Black Monday happened thirty years ago today. Here's what people are getting wrong about one of the worst crashes in market history.
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Oct. 19, 2017
Oct. 17, 2017

Dow Jones Industrial Average 23,000 stock market record might obscure trouble brewing

The DJIA today crossed the 23,000 threshold for the first time, and President Donald Trump tweeted about it. Here's what to know about the Dow's new record.
Oct. 12, 2017

Bitcoin price today hit a new high: What the news means, and whether mining or investing makes sense

Everything to know about bitcoin price history, and news analysis of why the cryptocurrency has climbed so quickly: Nations and banks are opening up, but risks remain.