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#500 How Women Investors Make Money

Author: Daniel Williams

Would the 2008 financial crisis have happened if Lehman Brothers had been Lehman Sisters? Surveys and scientific studies show that women invest distinctly differently from men – and post markedly different returns. Paradoxically, the reasons may be rooted in what have often been considered inv... see more

#491 5 Times Cash Rewards Credit Cards Come In Handy

Author: Michael Smith

Life is one big unpredictable journey, and when the unexpected happens it often comes with surprise expenses. Utilizing a credit card with cash rewards during emergencies can help you get through tough times and buy you time to pay off costs you didn't plan for, and even reap a cash back reward.... see more

#482 How Retirement Communities Work

Author: Jacob Smith

Choosing a retirement community is a big decision. Your choice will affect your – or your loved one's – finances, quality of life, and in many cases, health and longevity. Here's an overview of the four main types of retirement communities, how they work and their approximate cost.... see more

#479 The Pros & Cons Of Personal Loans vs. Credit Cards

Author: Jacob Taylor

Credit. It's what separates us from the lower primates. With it, we're granted temporary access to other people's money; money we can use to finance aspirations greater than if we were limited to our own money. The lenders get interest, the borrowers get leverage and the economy grows. What's not... see more

#475 Home Energy Audit Checklist – 5 Important Steps

Author: Andrew Taylor

A home energy audit is designed to identify improvements that will add comfort and enhance the performance of your HVAC system.#1 Identify air leakage areas.To achieve a higher level of energy efficiency, it's important to find air leaks in your home. If the weathe... see more

#468 Cash Back Credit Cards: A Way to Fight Bad Airline Rewards

Author: Christopher Williams

What started as a simple idea around 1980 has grown into a full-blown cottage industry. Airline frequent flyer programs have expanded to include hundreds of millions of members in the United States alone, and the constant changes to terms and conditions have generated consumer an... see more

#467 Expanding Access to Work-Based Retirement Plans

Author: Andrew Williams

There was once a time when many retired Americans could count on a regular pension payment every month, not to mention a nice check from Social Security. Now, those days look like a very distant memory.Relatively few jobs come with a pension any more, and demographic shifts could mean smal... see more

#456 Why Millennials Should Invest in a Roth IRA

Author: Matthew Davis

For university graduates entering the workforce, the vast array of retirement options may be confusing and overwhelming. Should I contribute to a 401(k) plan? How much should I contribute? What about an individual retirement account? (For more, see: Retirement Savings Tips for Young People.)... see more

#453 Pros and Cons of Indexed Universal Life Insurance

Author: Jacob Harris

Indexed universal life (IUL) insurance is often pitched as a cash value insurance policy that benefits from the market's gains – tax free – without the risk of loss during a market downturn. While the sales pitch certainly sounds compelling on the surface, critics warn that market returns are... see more

#452 Do Oil Prices Affect The Auto Industry?

Author: Christopher Harris

In economic theory the use of complementary goods is associated with the use of another good, while substitute goods are goods viewed by consumers as similar or comparable in some way. Within the auto industry, vehicles and petroleum are considered complimentary goods whereas gas-guzzling trucks ... see more

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