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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 08: Businessman and TV personality Mark Cuban speaks onstage at TechCrunch Disrupt at Pier 48 on September 8, 2014 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Steve Jennings/Getty Images for TechCrunch) *** Local Caption *** Mark Cuban

Quote Of The Week: Mark Cuban’s Best Investment Advice

Billionaire entrepreneur Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks basketball franchise, is known for not mincing words. He recently shared some surprisingly down-to-earth investment advice in an interview with Kitco news, talking about the investment he hates the most (gold) and his secrets to getting rich (pay off debt before investing in real estate or stocks). Here’s […]

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Quote Of The Week: What Makes Women Great Investors

Liz Ann Sonders, Chief Investment Strategist at Charles Schwab & Co., and one of the most visible women in finance, was recently interviewed by Kiplinger magazine. Here’s how she described the strengths that can help make women great investors:  “In general, they tend to have longer time horizons than men. They’re more methodical and more […]

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Quote Of The Week: Saving For College Won’t Hurt Financial Aid

It’s time to bust a few myths about saving for college. One we hear a lot from parents is that saving money for college will cost them in financial aid. Except for a few rare cases, this just isn’t true, as explained by higher-ed expert Lynn O’Shaughnessy below. The financial aid you may qualify for […]

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Quote Of The Week: ‘If You’re Holding Cash, You’re Going To Feel Pretty Stupid.’

‘If you’re holding cash, you’re going to feel pretty stupid.’ Ray Dalio, founder of Bridgewater Associates, the world’s largest hedge fund with $150 billion in assets, interviewed by CNBC at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland  The Takeaway:  Even though asset prices are higher than they have been in the recent past, it’s not smart […]

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Quote Of the Week: The Home Equity Loan Is Dead

Bad news for Americans who have borrowed $448 billion in home equity lines of credit. It’s official. The new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, just signed into law by the President, has killed the home equity deduction as of January 1, 2018.  “There is no grandfathering,” points out Greg McBride, chief financial analyst at Bankrate.com. “A […]

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Quote Of The Week: Why Charities Fear The New Tax Bill

“The new tax code further reduces the privileged status of charitable gifts, treating them the same as purchases from Walmart for the vast majority of taxpayers.” Todd C. Frankel, “Charities fear tax bill could turn philanthropy into a pursuit only for the rich,” The Washington Post, December 23, 2017 The Takeaway: Charitable gifts will still […]

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Quote Of The Week: Enjoy The Holidays Without Guilt

Here’s some good advice from financial columnist Jane Bryant Quinn just in time for the holidays. Jane reminds retirees and others living on a budget that it’s always important to make good decisions and monitor what they spend, but there’s no need  to “sacrifice needlessly.” “There’s no harm in spending even more of your disposable income […]

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Don’t Look Now, But Economies Across The Globe Are All Looking Sharp

What’s the secret behind this year’s economic recovery? It’s the first time in many years that world economies are growing in sync. After the 2008 recession, Europe was mired in its own debt crisis, so even though the U.S. was slowly recovering, the rest of the world was not taking part in the rebound. Now, […]

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Quote Of The Week: Training Women For The C-Suite

“Women often get too focused on just doing the job and think they need to spend all of their time working. They don’t understand how important it is to build relationships with others who are going to help them do their jobs. We tell women, ‘don’t eat lunch at your desk every day.’ You have […]

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Quote Of The Week: How Stocks React To Global Crises

Worried about how your portfolio will react to growing global turmoil? Here’s some research that may put you at ease: “History shows that after an initial dip, share prices tend to bounce back smartly.” “Fears about global turmoil may be misplaced. Over the past several decades, geopolitical crises have seldom had a lasting impact on […]

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