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When Facebook is a bank...

Would you trust the 'Bank of Facebook' with your cash? Here's how Facebook's big money project is getting started. More>>

Reduce your taxes for next year

5 ways to lower your 2014 tax bill. More>>

3 tax tricks for the worst procrastinators

You still have the weekend to try to save on your taxes. More>>

Did Steve Jobs lower your salary?

Google and Apple colluded to help keep salaries low in the Valley. Now your own workers may be affected. More>>

The biggest hiring mistake you can make

Landing top talent is never easy, but there are ways to sweeten the deal. Here's the biggest tool in your arsenal and how to put it to use. More>>

3 things every business can learn from gamers

They drove mobile, they drove freemium, and now they are proving that everything is better by the byte. More>>

Make the most of your tax refund

6 ways to use Uncle Sam's check. More>>

3 unexpected (and easy) ways to cut travel costs

Most travel managers expect travel costs to rise in 2014, according to a recent survey from AirPlus International. Here's what you can do about it. More>>

Basketball Diaries: Lessons in leadership from the Final Four coaches

These coaches represent everything required for great leadership. More>>

From the horse's mouth: Twitter on best tweeting techniques for small businesses

Businesses can see a return on Tweets, they just need to be using the social media platform properly. More>>

The deal boom is back with a vengeance

The calendar may say 2014, but investors are partying like it's 1999. That’s because merger and acquisition (MA) activity, along with initial public offering (IPO) issuance, have returned to their former glory days.
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How financial advisors mistreat women (and what women can do about It)

Since the 1950s, women have increasingly assumed the breadwinner role in the household, yet many of them still don't seek out financial advice.
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Bitcoin innovations and obstacles

The Bitcoin peer-to-peer digital currency system has experienced a dramatic increase in popularity. Since the Bitcoin currency system was created in 2009, over 12.3 million Bitcoins have been created; the total market value of Bitcoins now exceeds $6.8 billion. More>>

5 ways to make your resume stand out

You have to be creative if you want to get an interview these days. Here are a few ideas designed to get you a call back from recruiters. More>>

Creative ways to protect your stock portfolio

After posting gains in a portfolio, the last thing you want to do is give them back. Protecting your stock portfolio is an extremely important part of portfolio management.
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Obama's retirement cap could hit middle class

Obama indicated he will include in his 2015 budget proposal in March plans to limit how much Americans can put in tax-deferred retirement plans including their company-administered 401(k)s and Individual Retirement Accounts. The limits come at a time when firms such as Fidelity say Americans are already underfunded when it comes to retirement. More>>

Signs you need a money manager now

Do you know if you will have enough money in retirement? And is your current portfolio performing up to expectations? These are two important questions to ask yourself, and if you don't know right now, you may want to consider an outside money manager this year. More>>

Why do so many people fall behind on their taxes?

In 2009, a spokesperson for the U.S. Internal Revenue Service estimated that 8.2 million Americans owed over $83 billion in back taxes, penalties and interest (approximately $10,000 per person). Despite the threat of owing thousands of dollars to the U.S. government, millions of Americans continue to fall behind on their taxes. More>>

Diversity: Your shield from Madoff-style investment scams

For the financial victims of Bernard Madoff's historic Ponzi scheme, the feelings of frustration and anguish just grow. Sadly, a situation where ripped-off investors are left to feel victimized is the rule and not the exception. More>>

Tax breaks for second-home owners

Many homeowners look forward to purchasing a second home that can be used for vacations, rental income, investment purposes or as a primary residence during retirement. Current tax laws offer several tax breaks that can help make second-home ownership more affordable. More>>

Tax issues for same-sex spouses

The tax rules for married same-sex couples are largely identical to those for couples of opposite genders, but because the IRS looks to state laws to determine marital status, there are some additional stipulations for these couples that do not apply to traditional married couples. More>>

How to get the most money back on your tax return

One of the primary concerns on taxpayers' minds during the tax season is how to get the most money back or pay the least amount of income tax when they file their tax returns.
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Tax software vs. an accountant: Which is right for you?

With every important job comes the question of whether or not individuals should do it themselves or hire a professional.
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Netflix: Should you buy or hold or sell?

What should investors make of Netflix Inc.? Investors don't know whether the glass is half-full or half-empty when they ponder the stock's topsy-turvy movements. More>>

Tax-smart ways to help your kids/grandkids pay for college

Many people say that a home is the largest single investment you'll ever make, but consider this: The national median existing-home price was $199,500 in October of this year. That's less than the estimated $210,388 it will cost to send your two-year-old to an in-state, public college for four years.
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6 worst financial mistakes and why you made them

Your financial situation is a combination of every financial decision you've made up to this point. If you're like most, you have had very little or no coaching, so you're just learning as you go.
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Evaluating your stock broker

Many investors enter into a relationship with their brokers with little or no knowledge about their background, such as time in the business, expertise or ability to manage money.
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A study on the wealth effect and the economy

The "wealth effect" refers to the premise that consumers tend to spend more when there is a bull market in widely-held assets like real estate or stocks, because rising asset prices make them feel wealthy. More>>

10 steps to tax preparation

There is still plenty of time left until the April 15 income tax filing deadline. But why wait until the last minute to get your affairs in order?
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Console wars heating up

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With Nintendo's Wii U now more than a year old, the two remaining members of the triopoly of video game console makers - Microsoft and Sony - are now vying for market share with the latest versions of their signature consoles.
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Companies' all-time best April Fools' Day pranks

From Warby Parker's canine glasses line to Honda's in-car haircutting tool, it seems like every company is using the holiday to engage their customers. More>>

Investing 101

Market investment tips for beginners. More>>

Minimum wage hike: Why what happens in Connecticut may not stay in Connecticut

State Dems say hiking the state minimum is good for workers, Republicans say it's bad for business. More>>

9 ways to have better vacations

If you are going to take time off work for vacation, make sure to really do just that and enjoy yourself. Here are some tips to help you relax. More>>

How to tell If stress is destroying your performance

Here's how to find those subtle signs stress is impacting your productivity. More>>

Happiness can boost employee productivity by 10 percent

So says new research that determined increasing happiness boosted productivity. More>>

When your tax guy talks basketball, start listening

Here's why your tax accountant would rather talk more about hoops this year. More>>

No, you can't deduct that: 11 tax deductions that can get you in trouble

There's a fine line between saving money and triggering an audit. Here's how to take advantage of the trickiest of tax deductions. More>>

Secrets of debt collection agencies

It can be unsettling when a debt collector tracks you down and inquires about repayment. But owing money to a creditor does not place you completely at its mercy. More>>

Cash in on spring cleaning

6 ways clutter-busting can save you money. More>>

6 ways to cut child care costs

Ensure quality care at an affordable price More>>

Save money with social media

Find discounts and deals on Facebook and more. More>>

5 simple steps to creating a budget

A budget plays a vital role in helping manage your money, getting out of debt and staying that way. It is also a must for ensuring your long-term financial future. More>>

Romance on a budget

6 low-cost ways to show your love this Valentine's Day. More>>

5 things you need to know about the Affordable Care Act

Learn how health care reform may impact your finances. More>>

Businesses urge change to Obamacare's insurance mandate

Beginning in 2015, U.S. businesses with 50 or more workers must provide health insurance to "full-time" employees, meaning workers who log at least 30 hours a week, on average. More>>

Tax Tip: Top 10 tips about free tax preparation

Each year millions of people have their tax returns prepared for free by volunteers. These volunteers are part of the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and Tax Counseling for the Elderly programs. More>>

5 steps to protect your credit

Recent data breaches remind consumers to secure financial information. More>>

Get ready for tax season

April 15 might seem a long way off, but tax time has a way of sneaking up on people. Do not wait until the last minute to get your financial documents in order. More>>

Smart money moves to kick off the New Year

2014 can be your year to make smarter financial decisions that bolster your bottom line. More>>

5 new year's resolutions for financial improvement

As you resolve to make some changes in 2014, do not forget about improving your financial health. More>>

Make 2014 the year to save money

Whether you are recovering from a holiday spending hangover or simply resolving to do better fiscally in the future, the clean slate of a new year is a perfect time to reassess your finances. More>>

4 bad money habits to break in 2014

Make 2014 your fiscally fittest year yet by kicking these bad money habits. More>>

Make the most of charitable giving and tax breaks

Giving now can save money later on taxes.
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Avoid these 6 holiday spending mistakes

This may be the most wonderful time of the year. But the holiday season also can be one of the costliest. More>>

Save money this holiday season

Avoid a spending hangover with these 5 smart tips. More>>

Financial tips for adults returning to college

Returning to school requires an upfront financial commitment. But college can be affordable when you put these tasks on your personal syllabus. More>>

Keep yourself and your bank account healthy

5 steps to managing medical debt.
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Steps to saving for a down payment

Be smart with your money and move into your dream home sooner. More>>

The DOs and DON'Ts of applying for credit

Understand your risks and obligations. More>>

The changing face of debt settlement

The deeper Americans go into debt, the greater the need for debt relief assistance. If you find yourself in very serious debt, here is what you need to know about getting help. More>>

Financial survival tips for furloughed workers

Many of those who have suddenly find themselves without incomes are facing tough times. These steps can help see you through this lean time. More>>

Manage the costs of pet ownership

If your home is one of the 60 percent of U.S. households that have a pet, here are some things that you can do to ensure the well-being of your beloved furry family member without breaking the bank. More>>

Find your financial footing after bankruptcy

Six tips to get you back on track. More>>

6 financial tips for the savvy single

Taking care of business when you take care of yourself. More>>

How to survive a job loss

Here are 8 tips to help you get through lean times.
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Never too early or too late to plan for retirement

Retirement can sound almost too good to be true. Unfortunately, fewer than half know how much to save in order to maintain something close their current lifestyle. More>>

The company you're keeping on Facebook could affect your credit score

There are a number of valid reasons why you need to keep watch of the people you add and keep on Facebook. More lending outlets are turning to checking social connections online to evaluate people's loan eligibility. More>>

Tax Tip: Beware of fake IRS emails and phone calls

Tax scams that use email and phone calls that appear to come from the IRS are common these days. These scams often use the IRS name and logo or fake websites that look real. More>>

Tax Tip: The child tax credit may cut your tax

If you have a child under age 17, the Child Tax Credit may save you money at tax time. Here are some key facts the IRS wants you to know about the credit. More>>

Form W-2 missing? IRS can help

Most employers give Forms W-2 to their workers by Jan. 31. If you haven't received yours by mid-February, here's what you should do. More>>

Updated IRS smartphone app now available

Are you on the go but need the latest tax information at your fingertips? There's an app for that. More>>

Report name change before you file taxes

Did you change or a dependent change names last year? If the answer to either question is yes, be sure to notify the Social Security Administration before you file your tax return with the IRS. More>>

IRS small business tax center has everything you need

You don't need to be a tax expert to run a business, but knowing the basics about taxes can help you run it better. More>>

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