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#1801 Life Insurance vs. IRA for Retirement Saving

Author: Andrew Taylor

If your employer matches a portion of your 401(k) contribution, these accounts are an obvious place to start squirreling away retirement funds. But where do you go once you've taken full advantage of these matching funds, or if your place of work doesn't offer any?A lot of workers continue... see more

#1795 Winning Retailers Amid Sales Slump

Author: Daniel Jackson

The Great Recession officially ended in June 2009, over 6 years ago. Since that time the economy has struggled to get back on track with the unemployment rate very slowly declining, new home sales slowly ticking back up and retail sales reports often looking rather bleak. The reality is that many... see more

#1794 Earned Income Tax Credit: Why Millions Pay No Tax

Author: Daniel Taylor

The earned income tax credit (EITC) is a refundable credit against federal income taxes. Refundable means that you can receive the credit even if it is more than the taxes you owe. In 2013 (the most recent year for statistics), more than 29 million taxpayers out a total of 147.7 million individua... see more

#1792 What Happens to a 401(k) After You Leave Your Job?

Author: Ethan Jackson

After you leave your job, there are several options for your 401(k). Depending on how much you saved, you may be able to leave your account where it is. Alternatively, you may roll over an old 401(k) into a new account with your new employer; begin taking distributions; cash it out entirely; or r... see more

#1764 Elon Musk Success Story: Net Worth, Education & Top Quotes

Author: Daniel Davis

Some people refer to Elon Musk, the founder and CEO of SpaceX, as the real-life version of comic-book icon Tony Stark. The Canadian-American Musk, who was born in South Africa, was also a co-founder of PayPal and Tesla Motors. He is best known for his vast imagination and entrepreneurial drive to... see more

#1763 Adjustable Rate Mortgage: What Happens When Interest Rates Go Up

Author: Matthew Jackson

Adjustable rate mortgages can save borrowers a lot of money in interest rates over the short to medium term. But if you are holding one when it's time for the interest rate to reset, you may face a much higher monthly mortgage bill. That's fine if you can afford it, but if you are like the vast m... see more

#1761 Best 2015 Balance Transfer Credit Card Promotions

Author: Jacob Jackson

The balance transfer – it's probably one of the most successful credit card promotions ever invented. Maybe you have a credit card from way back in the day when you made next to no money, had no credit history and were happy to get a $500 credit limit with a 20-something-percent interest rate.... see more

#1760 How To Make Money With Airbnb: Risks & Rewards

Author: Daniel Jackson

Does your 9-to-5 paycheck leave much to be desired? Are you trying to pay down a mountain of debt as quickly as possible? Do you have a room in your home that you aren't using, or are you frequently out of town and paying rent or a mortgage on space you aren't occupying very often?The peer... see more

#1757 How to Save Money on Your Disney Vacation

Author: Michael Jackson

Disneyland and Disney World, part of the Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS), may be two of the happiest places on Earth, but for people's wallets, Disney vacations can be anything but happy. With transportation and accommodations needed even before entering the parks, taking a family to Disneyland o... see more

#1751 10 Things Your Real Estate Broker Won't Tell You

Author: Jacob Jackson

When Americans were asked to rate various professions for honesty and ethical behavior in a recent Gallup poll, real estate brokers rated higher than United States senators, but not by much.And yet, whether you're buying a home or selling one, brokers probably won't lie to you, or almost n... see more

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