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Bad $$ Ideas of the Young

Submitted by Kimberly J. Howard on Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 3:00pm

You found the one to start a life with. You now share home, love – and your financial backgrounds with your new partner and family. Here’s what to know and how to tackle debt, budgeting and other aspects of your newly merged money matters.

Trump’s 12 Business Lessons

Submitted by Wes Moss on Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 9:00am

Donald Trump is one controversial guy. Love him or hate him, though, no one denies he is a good businessman. In 2004, I was a contestant on his TV show, The Apprentice. During that time and the years following the show, I learned 12 helpful things about business from my exposure to Trump.

How to Grow a Business

Submitted by Scott Thompson on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 3:00pm

Some small businesses start with a strong initial intention and moneymaking idea; others seem to begin accidentally with no deliberate strategy. As your business evolves, the need to develop a conscious strategy becomes more important. Here’s what to know.

Saved Enough to Retire?

Submitted by Jim Blankenship on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 12:00pm

One reason retirement funding may mystify you: How do you know when you saved enough so you won’t run out of money during your golden years? The answer begins with an understanding of your day-to-day expenses, and how those expenses may change in 30 or more years of retirement.

Commodities: Winners, Losers

Submitted by Nicholas Atkeson and Andrew Houghton on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 9:00am

Commodities have been in a bear market for the past seven years. In the past several months, the downturn has accelerated significantly. This produces losers, but also winners, namely the developed world.

Buy or Rent a Home?

Submitted by Taylor Schulte on Monday, August 31, 2015 - 3:00pm

Do you fork cash over to a landlord in exchange for freedom of responsibility for residential maintenance, or take out a mortgage and shell out monthly for the pride – and eventually financial payoff – of homeownership?

Stock Panic Mechanics

Submitted by Nicholas Atkeson and Andrew Houghton on Monday, August 31, 2015 - 9:00am

The chief reason for last week’s market slide – down more than 10% from its high, which is commonly known as a correction – is computer-driven institutional selling. If those traders’ algorithms tell them to sell, because everyone else is, they join the crowd and sell.

Thinking Through a Legacy

Submitted by Lewis J. Walker on Friday, August 28, 2015 - 3:00pm

When you say, “I want to leave a legacy,” what do you mean? Is legacy about money, possessions, memories, spirituality, meaning, love, circles unbroken, the lives of loved ones and fellow humans who are better off because you were here ... what?