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10 Ways Black Friday Retailers Trick You
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10 Ways Black Friday Retailers Trick You

Black Friday is the traditional kickoff to the holiday shopping season. Think: Doorbuster deals, overcrowded malls and staying glued to your laptop...

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The 10 Least Tax-Friendly States for Military Retirees
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The 10 Least Tax-Friendly States for Military Retirees

The 10 Least Tax-Friendly States for Military Retirees The 10 Least Tax-Friendly States for Military Retirees If you spent your career in the...

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10 Worst Things to Buy in Bulk at Costco
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10 Worst Things to Buy in Bulk at Costco

Worst Things to Buy in Bulk at Costco 10 Worst Things to Buy in Bulk at Costco Costco gets big ups from shoppers and shopping experts alike for its...

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Making the 1031 Exchange: Is Swap Till You Drop Always the Best Motto?
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Making the 1031 Exchange: Is Swap Till You Drop Always the Best Motto?

Holding property for too long is a mistake many investors make. On the other hand, rushing to buy a property to comply with 1031 rules can be a...

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How to Invest in Real Estate Without the Headaches
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How to Invest in Real Estate Without the Headaches

Those investing in real estate have to be prepared for the baggage that comes with it. If you'd rather not bother, there are two investment...

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Election Day 2018: 18 States With Tax Proposals on the Ballot
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Election Day 2018: 18 States With Tax Proposals on the Ballot

Utah has a good mix of interesting tax-related measures on its November 6 ballot. First, there’s Amendment A, which would make it easier for...

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Is a Rental Property the Best Way to Grow Your Wealth?
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Is a Rental Property the Best Way to Grow Your Wealth?

A rental real estate investment can seem like a great way to build your wealth (and maybe generate a little extra income), but how often does it...

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What Sears Meant to Us
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What Sears Meant to Us

Besides creating iconic brands, including Craftsman and Kenmore, Sears was a financial innovator. Besides creating iconic brands, including...

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Supermarket Showdown: Aldi vs. Whole Foods
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Supermarket Showdown: Aldi vs. Whole Foods

Whole Foods and Aldi have traditionally rested on opposite ends of the supermarket spectrum. The former known for being upscale and expensive; the...

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15 Things Retirees Should Buy at Costco
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15 Things Retirees Should Buy at Costco

American shoppers are going gray. Chalk it up to aging baby boomers born between 1946 and 1964. There are roughly 74 million of them alive today,...

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A Move Manager Helps You Downsize in Retirement
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A Move Manager Helps You Downsize in Retirement

Leave it to the pros to help guide you in deciding what's going with you and what to dispose. Leave it to the pros to help guide you in deciding...

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Seasonal Hirings to Hit a Record High
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Seasonal Hirings to Hit a Record High

If you want to earn some extra cash for the holidays, you’ll have a better chance than ever of landing a temporary job as retailers and delivery...

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7 Great Companies You Could Buy If You Win Mega Millions
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7 Great Companies You Could Buy If You Win Mega Millions

7 Great Companies You Could Buy If You Win Mega Millions 7 Great Companies You Could Buy If You Win Mega Millions Most people have already mapped...

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What Happens When a Retailer Goes Bankrupt?
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What Happens When a Retailer Goes Bankrupt?

What Happens When a Retailer Goes Bankrupt? What Happens When a Retailer Goes Bankrupt? Just when it looked like the so-called retail apocalypse...

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7 Golden Rules for Investing and Advanced Estate Planning
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7 Golden Rules for Investing and Advanced Estate Planning

You've worked hard to build your nest egg. To protect it, for yourselves and for your heirs, follow this set of golden rules. You've worked hard to...

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Home Buyers, What $300,000 Buys in 21 Big Cities Across the U.S.
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Home Buyers, What $300,000 Buys in 21 Big Cities Across the U.S.

The national median sales price for existing single-family homes hit $269,000 in the second quarter of this year, according to the National...

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The 10 Most Tax-Friendly States in the U.S.
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The 10 Most Tax-Friendly States in the U.S.

The 10 Most Tax-Friendly States in the U. S. The economy is booming, with the unemployment rate at the lowest level in nearly 50 years. Wages have...

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The 10 Least Tax-Friendly States in the U.S.
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The 10 Least Tax-Friendly States in the U.S.

The Least Tax-Friendly States in the U. S. 2018 The 10 Least Tax-Friendly States in the U. S. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will reduce federal taxes...

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Wealthy People Have Smart Financial Habits. But There's More.
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Wealthy People Have Smart Financial Habits. But There's More.

Having enough money for a sweet retirement takes more than just saving. It takes smart spending and discipline. If you're falling behind, it's time...

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Dormant Accounts Pose a Risk for Buy-and-Hold Investors
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Dormant Accounts Pose a Risk for Buy-and-Hold Investors

Dormant Accounts Pose a Risk for Buy-and-Hold Investors If you haven't been in contact with your investment firm, your state may be quicker to...

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Even Your Pet Needs an Estate Plan
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Even Your Pet Needs an Estate Plan

Even Your Pet Needs an Estate Plan Who will feed Fifi once you’re gone? It's something you should probably put in writing. There are three...

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How to Use a Self-Directed IRA to Invest in Real Estate
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How to Use a Self-Directed IRA to Invest in Real Estate

How to Use a Self-Directed IRA to Invest in Real Estate Stocks, bonds and mutual funds are the usual way most people invest their IRAs, but there...

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8 REITs to Buy for Bargain Prices, Bloated Dividends
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8 REITs to Buy for Bargain Prices, Bloated Dividends

8 REITs to Buy for Bargain Prices, Bloated Dividends By Charles Lewis Sizemore, CFA, Contributing Writer | September 18, 2018     Getty Images Real...

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10 Ways to Spend Less at Target
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10 Ways to Spend Less at Target

10 Ways to Spend Less at Target By Andrea Browne Taylor, Online Editor | September 6, 2018     Getty Images It happens to all of us: A quick trip...

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What Makes an Investment Right or Wrong for Your IRA?
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What Makes an Investment Right or Wrong for Your IRA?

What Makes an Investment Right or Wrong for Your IRA? When you think about IRAs, you're probably thinking stocks and bonds. But private equity...

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12 Smart Moves to Save More at IKEA
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12 Smart Moves to Save More at IKEA

12 Smart Moves to Save More at IKEA By Bob Niedt, Online Editor | August 29, 2018     Getty Images It’s easy to think of IKEA, the Swedish ready-to...

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Look to REITs for Retirement Income as Inflation Heats Up
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Look to REITs for Retirement Income as Inflation Heats Up

Look to REITs for Retirement Income as Inflation Heats Up Find bargains among real-estate investment trusts focused on shopping centers, senior...

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7 Struggling Companies in Retreat Mode
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7 Struggling Companies in Retreat Mode

7 Struggling Companies in Retreat Mode By James Brumley, Contributing Writer | August 23, 2018     Getty Images The economy's as strong as it's...

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9 Best Things to Buy at an Estate Sale
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9 Best Things to Buy at an Estate Sale

9 Best Things to Buy at an Estate Sale By Andrea Browne Taylor, Online Editor | August 21, 2018     Getty Images Estate sales can be a gold mine...

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The Money-Management Secrets of A 56-Year Union:
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The Money-Management Secrets of A 56-Year Union: "It's Always Been Ours"

The Money-Management Secrets of A 56-Year Union: “It’s Always Been Ours” Money is a frequent cause of marital friction. Not with Eddie and Sylvia...

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