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Investment

Having an ample salary is great, but if you're not investing some of that money wisely maybe it's time to start. We'll bring you financial experts and articles with some great advice on successfully investing your hard-earned paychecks.

Investment Advice

  • 4 Reasons You Should Negotiate a Raise (But Never Spend the Money)

    If you’re like many Americans, even if you get that raise, you’ve already spent the additional money before it even clears direct deposit. According to a CNN/Money survey, 76% of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck, 50% have less … Read more...

  • Older Workers Are Delaying Retirement

    The stock market is thriving and the rest of the economy is slowly strengthening. But despite this good news, the number of workers planning to delay retirement is soaring, according to a new report by The Conference Board, a business … Read more...

  • 14 Last-Minute Tax Tips: Don't Leave Money on the Table

    For a lot of us, filing taxes is only slightly more fun than having a fender bender, and not quite as exciting as a major dental procedure. No wonder we put off wrestling with the 1040 form. But even at this late date, there's plenty of … Read more...

  • Survey Results: Where are you cutting back?

    In these tough times everyone is cutting back in some way. We wanted to know how your spending habits have changed in recent months. Read more...

  • Money Markets and CDs

    Personal savings is the base of your financial pyramid. It is the foundation of your family's well-being and it's your starting point to building wealth. Starting a sound savings program isn't difficult, but it takes some thinking, … Read more...

  • First-Time Home Buyer Tips - Making the Offer

    Good real estate agents are invaluable when it comes time to make an offer on a house. Invariably the agent will provide you with a preprinted form of a purchase contract, which together you rework to fit your needs. The contract begins by … Read more...

  • First-Time Home Buyer Tips - Closing Time

    Closing is the last step in buying a home. Unless you are paying cash for the house, you cannot buy without backing from a lender, which comes in the form of a commitment letter. The lender will require that you have a homeowner's insurance … Read more...

  • Bonds - A Bond for Every Occasion

    Now that the roaring bull that was the stock market has been put out to pasture, let us turn our attention to bonds and bond mutual funds. With investors accepting the sad reality that stock values can drop as fast as they may rise, bonds … Read more...

  • Talking Taxes - How to Select an Accountant

    When my wife and I began to gather receipts and other scraps of paper for our taxes this year, I called our long-time accountant with a routine request for an organizer to help us make sense of all the numbers. Read more...

  • Talking Taxes - How to Avoid an Audit

    A few years ago, the Internal Revenue Service challenged the tax deductions a college professor took for losses he reported in his business as a book author. "They came in and said, 'OK, prove to us it's a business,'" recalled Joseph … Read more...