MSN Money advice, articles and financial news stories - MSN Moneyhttp://money.msn.com/Find expert advice on retirement planning and savings. From insurance to investment tips, learn how to budget your money on MSN Money.2011 Microsoften-us60investment, retirement planning, taxes, savingsAre you saving too much for retirement?Retirement planning can be extremely stressful, and outliving your finances is a real worry. Those concerns spur some people to save more than they need.Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement/are-you-saving-too-much-for-retirementretirement/http://money.msn.com/retirement/are-you-saving-too-much-for-retirementMarilen Cawad, MainStreetPros and cons of long-term care insuranceIf long-term care insurance is right for you, be sure to research your options before buying. 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Toss these investmentsRebalancing your retirement portfolio is more crucial than ever this year.Tue, 22 Apr 2014 14:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/spring-cleaning-toss-these-investmentshow-to-invest/http://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/spring-cleaning-toss-these-investmentsBy Jeff Reeves, MarketWatch 10 dirty secrets of the credit card industryThe less you know about the plastic in your wallet, the more it could cost you.Mon, 21 Apr 2014 14:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/credit-cards/10-dirty-secrets-of-the-credit-card-industrycredit-cards/http://money.msn.com/credit-cards/10-dirty-secrets-of-the-credit-card-industryBrian Penny, MainStreetGushing over oil stocksEnergy companies lead StockScouter's latest list of 10 recommended stocks for the second week in a row. 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Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement/running-out-of-retirement-money-what-to-doretirement/http://money.msn.com/retirement/running-out-of-retirement-money-what-to-doGeoff Williams, U.S. News & World Report5 tips for avoiding supermarket trapsSimply being aware of the subtle ways grocery stores get you to spend can help save you money at the checkout.Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-budget/5-tips-for-avoiding-supermarket-trapshow-to-budget/http://money.msn.com/how-to-budget/5-tips-for-avoiding-supermarket-trapsSwitchYard MediaYour retirement is in danger: Save itFew financial issues are more important to us than planning for our golden years. 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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/charities-that-pay-more-to-fundraisers-than-the-needypersonal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/charities-that-pay-more-to-fundraisers-than-the-needyMarketWatch4 things smart investors look for in annual reportsBuried in the boredom are important clues about the health of your investment. Here's a quick-and-dirty guide to uncovering them.Mon, 14 Apr 2014 13:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/4-things-smart-investors-look-for-in-annual-reportsexchange-traded-fund/http://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/4-things-smart-investors-look-for-in-annual-reportsChuck Jaffe, MarketWatchEnergy stocks lead 10 picks to watchStockScouter's latest list of 10 recommended stocks is loaded with oil- and gas-related companies.Fri, 11 Apr 2014 18:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/stock-broker-guided/energy-stocks-lead-10-picks-to-watchstock-broker-guided/http://money.msn.com/stock-broker-guided/energy-stocks-lead-10-picks-to-watch6 funds you can own for $500 or lessEven with just a little seed money, you can find an attractive mutual fund to fit your needs.Fri, 11 Apr 2014 15:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/6-funds-you-can-own-for-dollar500-or-lessmutual-fund/http://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/6-funds-you-can-own-for-dollar500-or-lessStacy Rapacon, Kiplinger4 ways to transition into retirementWhen it comes to a major life-change like ending your working career, sometimes it's best to ease into it. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 15:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement-plan/4-ways-to-transition-into-retirementretirement-plan/http://money.msn.com/retirement-plan/4-ways-to-transition-into-retirementSheyna Steiner, Bankrate.comBuy, hold and prosper: The power of patient investingIt's behavior that determines your success or failure as an investor -- not knowledge, skill or luck. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 16:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/buy-hold-and-prosper-the-power-of-patient-investinghow-to-invest/http://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/buy-hold-and-prosper-the-power-of-patient-investingJames K. Glassman, KiplingerThe least expensive 2014 cars to insureMost of the cheapest cars to insure aren't actually cars, they're SUVs and minivans. 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Tue, 08 Apr 2014 15:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/auto-insurance/the-most-expensive-cars-to-insure-in-2014-1auto-insurance/http://money.msn.com/auto-insurance/the-most-expensive-cars-to-insure-in-2014-1Jeffrey Steele, Insure.com The 3 most common credit report errorsWhen scouring your credit report, pay attention to your address and credit limit information. And don't gloss over details like your name. Mon, 07 Apr 2014 14:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/credit-rating/the-3-most-common-credit-report-errorscredit-rating/http://money.msn.com/credit-rating/the-3-most-common-credit-report-errorsBethy Hardeman, U.S. News & World Report5 do-good ETFs that beat the marketWant to invest with a clear conscience? Socially responsible funds no longer have to sacrifice profits to take the moral high ground. Mon, 07 Apr 2014 14:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/5-do-good-etfs-that-beat-the-marketexchange-traded-fund/http://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/5-do-good-etfs-that-beat-the-marketAaron Levitt, InvestorPlaceInternet fund avoids Facebook, TwitterBurned by the dot-com crash, fund manager Peter Doyle knows to ignore hype. 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Thu, 03 Apr 2014 14:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/10-tips-to-ensure-your-yard-sale-is-worth-itpersonal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/10-tips-to-ensure-your-yard-sale-is-worth-itKathryn Tuggle, MainStreetTax records you can toss (and what to keep)After you've filed your taxes, it's OK to shred statements and stubs you no longer need. But be sure to keep your actual tax returns.Wed, 02 Apr 2014 18:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/tax-planning/tax-records-you-can-toss-and-what-to-keeptax-planning/http://money.msn.com/tax-planning/tax-records-you-can-toss-and-what-to-keepKimberly Lankford, Kiplinger5 bull market overachieversThe market has been on a roll, rising 170% from the bottom five years ago. 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Here's how to pick up some good-quality, foreign dividend stocks. Mon, 31 Mar 2014 19:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/look-abroad-for-higher-dividendsexchange-traded-fund/http://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/look-abroad-for-higher-dividendsBruce W. Fraser, Bankrate7 ways your 401k is improvingWill 401k's become American retirees' savings plan of choice? Here's how they're evolving to fit the times.Mon, 31 Mar 2014 14:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement/7-ways-your-401k-is-improvingretirement/http://money.msn.com/retirement/7-ways-your-401k-is-improvingJennie L. Phipps, Bankrate.comTop 4 financial jobs you can do from homeThe financial industry has opened up for telecommuters in the past few years. 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Cussen, Investopedia8 bargain stocks for value investorsEven in this rich market, these shares are still trading at a discount, says one fund manager.Fri, 28 Mar 2014 13:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/8-bargain-stocks-for-value-investorsmutual-fund/http://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/8-bargain-stocks-for-value-investorsBrett Arends, MarketWatch How to overcome a shopping addictionIf you’re trying to spend less, try these strategies.Thu, 27 Mar 2014 15:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/how-to-overcome-a-shopping-addictionpersonal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/how-to-overcome-a-shopping-addictionKimberly Palmer, U.S. News & World Report4 advantages of small-time investors You can beat the pros at their own game if you extend your time horizon, exercise patience and look for ways to move against the crowd when opportunities arise. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 12:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/4-advantages-of-small-time-investorshow-to-invest/http://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/4-advantages-of-small-time-investorsCharlie Bilello, U.S. News & World ReportGeneration Roth: How millennials can retire tax-freeRoth IRAs offer two huge advantages to young savers: lots of flexibility and tax-free withdrawals in retirement. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 17:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/tax-planning/generation-roth-how-millennials-can-retire-tax-freetax-planning/http://money.msn.com/tax-planning/generation-roth-how-millennials-can-retire-tax-freeAshlea Ebeling, Forbes10 ways to teach your kids to be saversGames, piggy banks and charts can help convey your important messages.Wed, 26 Mar 2014 15:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/10-ways-to-teach-your-kids-to-be-saverspersonal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/10-ways-to-teach-your-kids-to-be-saversAaron Crowe, U.S. News & World ReportMy so-called market: Are stocks going totally '90s?Analysts see many similarities between then and now, such as persistently low inflation, partisan gridlock in Washington and a jobless recovery. Tue, 25 Mar 2014 18:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investment-advice/my-so-called-market-are-stocks-going-totally-90sinvestment-advice/http://money.msn.com/investment-advice/my-so-called-market-are-stocks-going-totally-90sRoben Farzad, Bloomberg Businessweek5 ways to use a card to repair bad creditCredit cards often get you into your bad credit mess in the first place, but under certain circumstances they can also get you out.Tue, 25 Mar 2014 15:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/credit-cards/5-ways-to-use-a-card-to-repair-bad-creditcredit-cards/http://money.msn.com/credit-cards/5-ways-to-use-a-card-to-repair-bad-creditBrian O'Connell, MainStreetThe military gateway to the middle class is vanishingWill proposed cuts to the Pentagon's budget make it harder for military families to get by? Tue, 25 Mar 2014 15:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/the-military-gateway-to-the-middle-class-is-vanishingpersonal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/the-military-gateway-to-the-middle-class-is-vanishingEric Pianin and Timothy R. Homan, The Fiscal Times9 great funds for young investorsMany millennials remain understandably wary of the stock market. But for young people with time on their side, these mutual funds present good long-term options.Tue, 25 Mar 2014 01:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/9-great-funds-for-young-investorsmutual-fund/http://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/9-great-funds-for-young-investorsStacy Rapacon, Kiplinger11 essential rules for negotiating a discountThe number on the price tag in the store doesn't have to be the final word. Here's how to talk yourself into savings.Mon, 24 Mar 2014 14:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/11-essential-rules-for-negotiating-a-discountpersonal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/11-essential-rules-for-negotiating-a-discountEmily Lugg, Cheapism.com10 steps for retiring entrepreneursThe most important milestones on your route from business owner to retiree.Mon, 24 Mar 2014 14:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/small-business-smarts/10-steps-for-retiring-entrepreneurssmall-business-smarts/http://money.msn.com/small-business-smarts/10-steps-for-retiring-entrepreneursJoanne Cleaver, U.S. News & World ReportInvest in real estate without the headachesOwning rental property can be a source of cash flow -- and nuisances. These real estate ETFs offer investors some of the same benefits, without the leaky faucets and broken boilers.Mon, 24 Mar 2014 13:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/invest-in-real-estate-without-the-headachesexchange-traded-fund/http://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/invest-in-real-estate-without-the-headachesBarbara Friedberg, U.S. News & World ReportDick's Sporting Goods, 9 more stocks to watchThe retailer scores a spot on StockScouter's latest list of 10 recommended stocks.Fri, 21 Mar 2014 19:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/stock-broker-guided/dicks-sporting-goods-9-more-stocks-to-watchstock-broker-guided/http://money.msn.com/stock-broker-guided/dicks-sporting-goods-9-more-stocks-to-watch10 ways to find cheaper prescriptionsFollow these easy tips to cut down your medication costs.Fri, 21 Mar 2014 15:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/health-and-life-insurance/10-ways-to-find-cheaper-prescriptionshealth-and-life-insurance/http://money.msn.com/health-and-life-insurance/10-ways-to-find-cheaper-prescriptionsHal Bundrick, U.S. News & World ReportWhy deductibles differ for each type of insuranceSetting your deductibles can seem like a difficult, arbitrary exercise. Here's what you should know.Thu, 20 Mar 2014 15:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/insurance/why-deductibles-differ-for-each-type-of-insuranceinsurance/http://money.msn.com/insurance/why-deductibles-differ-for-each-type-of-insuranceSusan Ladika, Insurance.comThe case for living on half your incomeWith a little willpower, it’s possible to save half of what you make.Wed, 19 Mar 2014 15:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/the-case-for-living-on-half-your-incomepersonal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/the-case-for-living-on-half-your-incomeGinger Dean, U.S. News & World ReportSave $1,000 on your 2013 tax billThere's still time to make a last-minute IRA contribution, which could significantly reduce your tax bill or boost your refund.Wed, 19 Mar 2014 13:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/tax-planning/save-dollar1000-on-your-2013-tax-billtax-planning/http://money.msn.com/tax-planning/save-dollar1000-on-your-2013-tax-billEmily Brandon, U.S. News & World ReportWhere to save after maxing out your 401k and Roth IRAAggressive savers can turn to taxable accounts, SEP IRAs and variable annuities after hitting their limit in tax-advantaged retirement plans.Wed, 19 Mar 2014 13:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/tax-planning/where-to-save-after-maxing-out-your-401k-and-roth-iratax-planning/http://money.msn.com/tax-planning/where-to-save-after-maxing-out-your-401k-and-roth-iraSandra Block, Kiplinger10 ways to boost your retirement savingsHere are some strategies for rounding out your nest egg.Tue, 18 Mar 2014 15:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement/10-ways-to-boost-your-retirement-savingsretirement/http://money.msn.com/retirement/10-ways-to-boost-your-retirement-savingsKimberly Palmer, U.S. News & World Report3 things to remember when your credit improvesIt's such a relief when you dig yourself out of a financial hole. Here's how to avoid falling back in.Tue, 18 Mar 2014 15:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/credit-rating/3-things-to-remember-when-your-credit-improvescredit-rating/http://money.msn.com/credit-rating/3-things-to-remember-when-your-credit-improvesJustin Boyle, Money Blue BookAre mobile apps dangerous to your wealth?Banking apps can be a major convenience, but they also come with risks. Make sure your data is secure.Tue, 18 Mar 2014 15:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/are-mobile-apps-dangerous-to-your-wealthpersonal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/are-mobile-apps-dangerous-to-your-wealthRobert McGarvey, MainStreetDo target-date funds have it backward?Critics of the traditional 'glide path' approach suggest starting out with a small proportion of stocks and gradually increasing the allocation.Mon, 17 Mar 2014 19:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/do-target-date-funds-have-it-backwardmutual-fund/http://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/do-target-date-funds-have-it-backwardStan Luxenberg, TheStreetAn ETF to invest in LGBT-friendly companiesA new fund appeals to a different kind of activist investor -- by holding only stocks of businesses that support equality in the workplace. Mon, 17 Mar 2014 15:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/an-etf-to-invest-in-lgbt-friendly-companiesexchange-traded-fund/http://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/an-etf-to-invest-in-lgbt-friendly-companiesRoger Nusbaum, TheStreet The 10 biggest scams of 2013The Better Business Bureau was busy last year. Make sure you don't fall for these nefarious schemes in 2014.Mon, 17 Mar 2014 15:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/the-10-biggest-scams-of-2013-1personal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/the-10-biggest-scams-of-2013-1MarketWatchTech dividend stocks among 10 picks to watchHewlett-Packard, IBM and Oracle are among the high-tech high-yielders on StockScouter's latest list of 10 recommended stocks. Fri, 14 Mar 2014 19:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/stock-broker-guided/tech-dividend-stocks-among-10-picks-to-watchstock-broker-guided/http://money.msn.com/stock-broker-guided/tech-dividend-stocks-among-10-picks-to-watch5 small things that are killing your budgetThe little things really do add up. 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Mon, 10 Mar 2014 15:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/credit-rating/bad-credit-these-cards-can-helpcredit-rating/http://money.msn.com/credit-rating/bad-credit-these-cards-can-helpPeter Andrew, IndexCreditCards.com7 new retirement trendsYour retirement is likely to be quite different from what your parents experienced.Mon, 10 Mar 2014 15:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement/7-new-retirement-trendsretirement/http://money.msn.com/retirement/7-new-retirement-trendsTom Sightings, U.S. News & World ReportMacy's, Home Depot among 10 stocks to watch this weekThe retailers shake off the winter doldrums to land in StockScouter's latest list of recommended stocks. 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Bundrick, MainStreetThe 401k move that guarantees a higher returnWhen it comes to company retirement plans, costs loom large, though few people pay much attention to them. It's simple math: Lower your fees and reap the reward. Mon, 03 Mar 2014 15:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/the-401k-move-that-guarantees-a-higher-returnexchange-traded-fund/http://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/the-401k-move-that-guarantees-a-higher-returnJohn Wasik, Forbes7 easy steps to pay off debtThe road to a debt-free life doesn’t have to be long – or painful.Fri, 28 Feb 2014 15:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/debt-management/7-easy-steps-to-pay-off-debtdebt-management/http://money.msn.com/debt-management/7-easy-steps-to-pay-off-debtHitha Prabhakar, U.S. News & World ReportHow to save and build credit at the same timeDoes it sound impossible? 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Thu, 27 Feb 2014 16:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/taxes/10-common-tax-filing-mistakes-to-avoidtaxes/http://money.msn.com/taxes/10-common-tax-filing-mistakes-to-avoidKay Bell, Bankrate.com11 little-known car insurance discountsThis list could save some drivers hundreds of dollars a year.Thu, 27 Feb 2014 16:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/auto-insurance/11-little-known-car-insurance-discountsauto-insurance/http://money.msn.com/auto-insurance/11-little-known-car-insurance-discountsCatey Hill, MarketWatch6 surprisingly silly ways to wreck your creditThey say that little things add up, and that's certainly true when it comes to your credit scores.Wed, 26 Feb 2014 20:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-budget/6-surprisingly-silly-ways-to-wreck-your-credithow-to-budget/http://money.msn.com/how-to-budget/6-surprisingly-silly-ways-to-wreck-your-creditSwitchYard MediaThe hidden costs of MedicareWatch out for these unexpected Medicare costs.Wed, 26 Feb 2014 15:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/health-and-life-insurance/the-hidden-costs-of-medicarehealth-and-life-insurance/http://money.msn.com/health-and-life-insurance/the-hidden-costs-of-medicareEmily Brandon, U.S. News & World ReportWho pays the 3.8% investment tax?Hint: It isn't you. The bulk of the burden of a new tax on net investment income falls squarely on the top 0.1 percent of Americans. But they also reap an exclusive tax benefit. Wed, 26 Feb 2014 15:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/tax-planning/who-pays-the-38percent-investment-taxtax-planning/http://money.msn.com/tax-planning/who-pays-the-38percent-investment-taxTony Nitti, Forbes Traditional or Roth IRA: Which should you choose?IRAs let you save on taxes while you save for retirement. But with two types, which one is right depends on ... well, you.Tue, 25 Feb 2014 20:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/traditional-or-roth-ira-which-should-you-choosehow-to-invest/http://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/traditional-or-roth-ira-which-should-you-chooseCharles Sizemore, Macro Trend Investor3 reasons to be all in with stocksIt's not for everybody: Most of us can't resist the urge to sell during a downturn. But if you understand the risks and keep realistic expectations, a 100-percent equity portfolio isn't as crazy as it sounds. Tue, 25 Feb 2014 19:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investment-advice/3-reasons-to-be-all-in-with-stocksinvestment-advice/http://money.msn.com/investment-advice/3-reasons-to-be-all-in-with-stocksDana Anspach, U.S. News & World ReportThe growing case against ETFsExchange-traded funds have been touted as the 'better' investment vehicle, but your safety still depends on who's driving. Mon, 24 Feb 2014 18:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/the-growing-case-against-etfsexchange-traded-fund/http://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/the-growing-case-against-etfsChuck Jaffe, MarketWatchThe best, most unused credit card perkPrice-match credit cards can mean less legwork and more savings.Mon, 24 Feb 2014 16:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/credit-cards/the-best-most-unused-credit-card-perkcredit-cards/http://money.msn.com/credit-cards/the-best-most-unused-credit-card-perkCatey Hill, MarketWatchHow to stop living paycheck to paycheckChanging your spending habits can lead to financial freedom.Mon, 24 Feb 2014 16:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-budget/how-to-stop-living-paycheck-to-paycheck-1how-to-budget/http://money.msn.com/how-to-budget/how-to-stop-living-paycheck-to-paycheck-1Abby Hayes, U.S. News & World ReportVerizon, AT&T among 10 stocks to watch this weekBoth telecom giants appear on StockScouter's latest list of 10 recommended stocks. Fri, 21 Feb 2014 19:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/stock-broker-guided/verizon-atandt-among-10-stocks-to-watch-this-weekstock-broker-guided/http://money.msn.com/stock-broker-guided/verizon-atandt-among-10-stocks-to-watch-this-weekHow lenders use your secret credit scoreMore lenders are using big data to judge if they should extend credit to you.Fri, 21 Feb 2014 15:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/credit-rating/how-lenders-use-your-secret-credit-scorecredit-rating/http://money.msn.com/credit-rating/how-lenders-use-your-secret-credit-scoreHal Bundrick, U.S. News & World Report5 lessons from this bull marketFive years in, here's what we've learned from the market's astonishing rise from the ashes of the financial crisis. Thu, 20 Feb 2014 17:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/5-lessons-from-this-bull-markethow-to-invest/http://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/5-lessons-from-this-bull-marketCarolyn Bigda, Kiplinger4 home insurance mistakes to avoidIt may be tempting if you need some cash, but it's best to leave your home insurance policies alone. Here's why.Thu, 20 Feb 2014 16:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/home-insurance/4-home-insurance-mistakes-to-avoidhome-insurance/http://money.msn.com/home-insurance/4-home-insurance-mistakes-to-avoidDonna Fuscaldo, Fox Business10 things to know about Roth accountsCreating a tax-free stream of income is a powerful retirement tool. Here's the scoop on Roth IRAs and 401k's.Thu, 20 Feb 2014 16:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement/10-things-to-know-about-roth-accountsretirement/http://money.msn.com/retirement/10-things-to-know-about-roth-accountsKiplinger5 'passive-aggressive' investing tipsHere are five ways an active approach can help even hands-off, index-fund investors squeeze more gains out of their portfolios.Wed, 19 Feb 2014 21:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/tax-planning/5-passive-aggressive-investing-tipstax-planning/http://money.msn.com/tax-planning/5-passive-aggressive-investing-tipsDavid Ning, U.S. News & World ReportInside 4 beaten brandsStores and eateries often find consumer tastes can be fickle. Here's what went wrong at some popular names.Wed, 19 Feb 2014 18:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/inside-the-ticker/inside-4-beaten-brandsinside-the-ticker/http://money.msn.com/inside-the-ticker/inside-4-beaten-brandsSwitchYard MediaHow -- and why -- to launch a side businessHere are some reasons you should consider starting a business on top of your full-time job.Wed, 19 Feb 2014 17:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/small-business-smarts/how-and-why-to-launch-a-side-businesssmall-business-smarts/http://money.msn.com/small-business-smarts/how-and-why-to-launch-a-side-businessKimberly Palmer, U.S. News & World Report10 steps to reducing your credit card debtDo you owe more money on your credit cards than you have in your emergency savings? You're not alone -- and the situation isn't hopeless. Wed, 19 Feb 2014 17:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/credit-cards/10-steps-to-reducing-your-credit-card-debtcredit-cards/http://money.msn.com/credit-cards/10-steps-to-reducing-your-credit-card-debtBill Hardekopf, MainStreet7 warning signs your finances need helpIf you’re missing bill payments and not saving, it’s time for a financial check-up. Wed, 19 Feb 2014 16:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/7-warning-signs-your-finances-need-helppersonal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/7-warning-signs-your-finances-need-helpSabah Karimi, U.S. News & World ReportWashington, Colorado ahead of the curve on pot?Marijuana legalization presents some interesting opportunities for investors and entrepreneurs. Tue, 18 Feb 2014 16:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/small-business-smarts/washington-colorado-ahead-of-the-curve-on-potsmall-business-smarts/http://money.msn.com/small-business-smarts/washington-colorado-ahead-of-the-curve-on-potScott Shane, Entrepreneur.comDo rich people have better credit than you?Not necessarily. Having lots of money and having good money management don't always go hand-in-hand. Tue, 18 Feb 2014 16:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/credit-rating/do-rich-people-have-better-credit-than-youcredit-rating/http://money.msn.com/credit-rating/do-rich-people-have-better-credit-than-youChristine DiGangi, Credit.comUse Twitter to boost your credit-worthinessIt's not just your coworkers, buddies and Mom's friend Louise following you on social media. Lenders are scrutinizing your Facebook and Twitter output, too.Mon, 17 Feb 2014 16:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/credit-rating/use-twitter-to-boost-your-credit-worthinesscredit-rating/http://money.msn.com/credit-rating/use-twitter-to-boost-your-credit-worthinessJuliette Fairley, MainStreet5 reasons you need travel insuranceSome travel mishaps can’t be avoided, but travel insurance can be a security blanket worth packing.Mon, 17 Feb 2014 16:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/insurance/5-reasons-you-need-travel-insuranceinsurance/http://money.msn.com/insurance/5-reasons-you-need-travel-insuranceNeda Jafarzadeh, U.S. News & World ReportBoeing, 2 airlines among 10 stocks to watch this weekSouthwest and Delta join the plane manufacturer on StockScouter's latest list of 10 recommended stocks. Fri, 14 Feb 2014 18:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/stock-broker-guided/boeing-2-airlines-among-10-stocks-to-watch-this-weekstock-broker-guided/http://money.msn.com/stock-broker-guided/boeing-2-airlines-among-10-stocks-to-watch-this-weekChanging the student debt gameTwo little-known programs in the works could offer much-needed relief paying down student loan debt.Fri, 14 Feb 2014 16:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/debt-management/changing-the-student-debt-gamedebt-management/http://money.msn.com/debt-management/changing-the-student-debt-gameChristina Scotti, Fox Business 8 ways to spend less at the moviesA trip to the movies could add up to $50 for a family night out, but it doesn’t have to.Fri, 14 Feb 2014 16:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/8-ways-to-spend-less-at-the-moviespersonal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/8-ways-to-spend-less-at-the-moviesTeresa Mears, U.S. News & World Report7 expenses that vanish during retirementThese bills will disappear for many retirees, who won't miss them.Fri, 14 Feb 2014 16:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement/7-expenses-that-vanish-during-retirementretirement/http://money.msn.com/retirement/7-expenses-that-vanish-during-retirementRobert Berger, U.S. News & World Report10 ETFs to bet on Europe in 2014With US stocks looking pricey even after a rough January, investors are turning to the eurozone, where it appears the worst could finally be over. Fri, 14 Feb 2014 03:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/10-etfs-to-bet-on-europe-in-2014-1exchange-traded-fund/http://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/10-etfs-to-bet-on-europe-in-2014-1Ari I. Weinberg, The Wall Street Journal 3 new ideas on retirement investingSome experts say it's time to rethink the nest egg. 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Thu, 13 Feb 2014 16:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/credit-cards/5-common-credit-card-mythscredit-cards/http://money.msn.com/credit-cards/5-common-credit-card-mythsJason Steele, Credit.comWill Uncle Sam match your 401k? Here's how low- and middle-income earners can take advantage of the retirement saver's tax credit.Wed, 12 Feb 2014 21:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/tax-planning/will-uncle-sam-match-your-401ktax-planning/http://money.msn.com/tax-planning/will-uncle-sam-match-your-401kEmily Brandon, U.S. News & World ReportWhat should teenagers pay for?The question arises when kids start earning their own money.Wed, 12 Feb 2014 16:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/what-should-teenagers-pay-forpersonal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/what-should-teenagers-pay-forDemetria Gallegos, The Wall Street Journal6 smartphone shopping app trapsIt's so easy to shop on smartphones these days. As far as your bank account is concerned, though, it may be a little too easy.Wed, 12 Feb 2014 16:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-budget/6-smartphone-shopping-app-trapshow-to-budget/http://money.msn.com/how-to-budget/6-smartphone-shopping-app-trapsNaomi Mannino, Bankrate.comWhy is the FICO score such a big deal?It sounds like a character in a Disney movie, but FICO has no magical powers. But if your score is good, you can live happily ever after.Tue, 11 Feb 2014 16:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/credit-rating/why-is-the-fico-score-such-a-big-dealcredit-rating/http://money.msn.com/credit-rating/why-is-the-fico-score-such-a-big-dealJanna Herron, Bankrate.comWhy women should plan to live to 100We are living longer, much longer -- and the statistics continue to show that women seem destined to outlive men. Tue, 11 Feb 2014 16:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement/why-women-should-plan-to-live-to-100-1retirement/http://money.msn.com/retirement/why-women-should-plan-to-live-to-100-1Melody Juge, MarketWatch4 cheap newspaper stocks that could reboundTo say the industry is struggling is an understatement. But revolutionary management could transform some of these discounted businesses into worthy investments. Tue, 11 Feb 2014 13:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investment-advice/4-cheap-newspaper-stocks-that-could-reboundinvestment-advice/http://money.msn.com/investment-advice/4-cheap-newspaper-stocks-that-could-reboundJames K. Glassman, Kiplinger'sMore men in prime working ages don't have jobsTechnology and globalization have transformed employment amid the slow economic recovery.Mon, 10 Feb 2014 17:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/more-men-in-prime-working-ages-dont-have-jobsinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/more-men-in-prime-working-ages-dont-have-jobsMark Peters and David WesselExtreme distracted drivingFrom eating to texting to cooking a meal (Wait ... what?), we do some pretty dumb things when we're driving. Mon, 10 Feb 2014 16:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/auto-insurance/extreme-distracted-drivingauto-insurance/http://money.msn.com/auto-insurance/extreme-distracted-drivingMark Vallet, CarInsurance.comA less stressful way to invest in AsiaThis fund taps into the upside of emerging markets, while reducing some of the risk. Mon, 10 Feb 2014 16:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/a-less-stressful-way-to-invest-in-asiaexchange-traded-fund/http://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/a-less-stressful-way-to-invest-in-asiaSteve Goldberg, KiplingerHow the military made me a better business ownerDiscomfort. Crisis. Long days. Sound familiar? Those are just some of the experiences that helped an Air Force pilot become an entrepreneur.Fri, 07 Feb 2014 22:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/small-business-smarts/how-the-military-made-me-a-better-business-ownersmall-business-smarts/http://money.msn.com/small-business-smarts/how-the-military-made-me-a-better-business-ownerGreg Coleman, Entrepreneur.com6 reasons your investments stinkHave you ever looked under the hood of your mutual fund? Many of them suffer from a common set of problems. Fri, 07 Feb 2014 19:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/6-reasons-your-investments-stinkmutual-fund/http://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/6-reasons-your-investments-stinkBrett Arends, MarketWatchThe shape of 401k's to comeYour employer likely will make changes to your retirement account. Make sure you know what those changes are, and what they mean to your nest egg.Fri, 07 Feb 2014 16:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement/the-shape-of-401ks-to-comeretirement/http://money.msn.com/retirement/the-shape-of-401ks-to-comeMark Miller, ReutersHow to read your credit reportsDo you ignore your credit reports because you're not really sure what they say? Here's how to cut through the confusion.Thu, 06 Feb 2014 17:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/credit-rating/how-to-read-your-credit-reportscredit-rating/http://money.msn.com/credit-rating/how-to-read-your-credit-reportsGerri Detweiler, Credit.comGood news: There's still time to trim your tax billIt's not too late to make some smart tax moves that will save you money.Thu, 06 Feb 2014 17:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/taxes/good-news-theres-still-time-to-trim-your-tax-billtaxes/http://money.msn.com/taxes/good-news-theres-still-time-to-trim-your-tax-billShelly K. Schwartz, CNBCAre you an investor or a gambler? Without research and patience, buying a stock is hardly different from buying a lottery ticket -- so consider the risks you're willing to take with your retirement savings. Thu, 06 Feb 2014 17:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/are-you-an-investor-or-a-gamblerhow-to-invest/http://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/are-you-an-investor-or-a-gamblerCharlie Bilello, U.S. News & World Report Are these Amazon's next victims?The giant has taken a heavy toll on rival booksellers. Who's next?Thu, 06 Feb 2014 02:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/inside-the-ticker/are-these-amazons-next-victimsinside-the-ticker/http://money.msn.com/inside-the-ticker/are-these-amazons-next-victimsSwitchYard MediaGetting your retirement plan in orderSimplifying your savings strategy and organizing your investments can help you avoid some tax landmines. Here's how to get started. Wed, 05 Feb 2014 18:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/tax-planning/getting-your-retirement-plan-in-ordertax-planning/http://money.msn.com/tax-planning/getting-your-retirement-plan-in-orderCharles Sizemore, InvestorPlace9 ways to raise your credit scoresFor something that few people track regularly, credit scores resonate throughout your financial life. Here's how to give them a boost.Wed, 05 Feb 2014 16:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/credit-rating/9-ways-to-raise-your-credit-scorescredit-rating/http://money.msn.com/credit-rating/9-ways-to-raise-your-credit-scoresJennifer Calonia, GoBankingRates.com7 reasons to buy emerging marketsScary headlines aside, while US stocks have been getting more expensive, their counterparts in the developing world have been getting much, much cheaper. Tue, 04 Feb 2014 23:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investment-advice/7-reasons-to-buy-emerging-marketsinvestment-advice/http://money.msn.com/investment-advice/7-reasons-to-buy-emerging-marketsBrett Arends, MarketWatch7 money-saving moves that can backfireSometimes, a move that seems like a good idea ends up being a bad idea. Here's how that can apply to your finances.Tue, 04 Feb 2014 16:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/7-money-saving-moves-that-can-backfirepersonal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/7-money-saving-moves-that-can-backfireApril Dykman, Get Rich SlowlyWhat it's like to owe $20,000 in card debtTo some, that sounds like a crazy amount of debt. Lots of Americans can relate, though. Here's a look at how they built that debt, and how they can get rid of it.Tue, 04 Feb 2014 16:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/debt-management/what-its-like-to-owe-dollar20000-in-card-debtdebt-management/http://money.msn.com/debt-management/what-its-like-to-owe-dollar20000-in-card-debtChristine DiGangi, Credit.comThe hidden costs of bad creditYour credit rating impacts many aspects of your everyday life. Here's how.Mon, 03 Feb 2014 17:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/credit-rating/the-hidden-costs-of-bad-creditcredit-rating/http://money.msn.com/credit-rating/the-hidden-costs-of-bad-creditNicholas Pell, MainStreetAn ETF that Mr. Burns would loveWary of social media startups and untested upstarts? A new fund holds only companies that have been around for 100 years or more – a strategy the miserly millionaire from 'The Simpsons' would surely deem 'excellent.'Mon, 03 Feb 2014 16:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/an-etf-that-mr-burns-would-loveexchange-traded-fund/http://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/an-etf-that-mr-burns-would-loveRoger Nusbaum, TheStreet5 ways to cut your investment feesMost investors remain blissfully unaware of the hundreds of dollars they pay in fees each year. Here are five ways to keep more of that money in your portfolio. Sat, 01 Feb 2014 01:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/5-ways-to-cut-your-investment-feesmutual-fund/http://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/5-ways-to-cut-your-investment-feesElizabeth MacBride, CNBC.comYour 10-step plan to financial recoveryWhen you've hit bottom, there's nowhere to go but up. Here's how to get on the road to financial well-being. Fri, 31 Jan 2014 16:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/your-10-step-plan-to-financial-recoverypersonal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/your-10-step-plan-to-financial-recoveryKimberly Palmer, U.S. News & World ReportWhen a giant gain causes painIf you have a small amount of money invested in a company, you own the stock. But if that stake suddenly grows enormous, the stock can own you. Fri, 31 Jan 2014 00:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/when-a-giant-gain-causes-painhow-to-invest/http://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/when-a-giant-gain-causes-painJason Zweig, The Wall Street Journal9 states that don't have an income taxYou'll have a lower overall tax burden if you live in one of these states. Thu, 30 Jan 2014 15:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/taxes/9-states-that-dont-have-an-income-taxtaxes/http://money.msn.com/taxes/9-states-that-dont-have-an-income-taxKay Bell, Bankrate.comConsidering a Roth IRA? Check state taxes firstIf you live in a high-tax state such as New York but plan to retire to an income-tax haven like Florida, a Roth IRA may not make sense.Wed, 29 Jan 2014 19:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/tax-planning/considering-a-roth-ira-check-state-taxes-firsttax-planning/http://money.msn.com/tax-planning/considering-a-roth-ira-check-state-taxes-firstScott Hanson, CNBC.comThe magic of compound interestSaving even just a small amount of money every week can eventually turn into a sizable pile of cash over time. Wed, 29 Jan 2014 18:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-budget/the-magic-of-compound-interesthow-to-budget/http://money.msn.com/how-to-budget/the-magic-of-compound-interestSwitchYard MediaBuild your own hedge fundSave a small part of your portfolio for investments that don't move in lock-step with the stock market. Wed, 29 Jan 2014 00:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investment-advice/build-your-own-hedge-fundinvestment-advice/http://money.msn.com/investment-advice/build-your-own-hedge-fundJames K. Glassman, KiplingerAfraid of stocks right now? Try commoditiesWith many investors leery of high-priced stocks, some experts say there are opportunities in industrial metals and grain as global growth continues. Tue, 28 Jan 2014 20:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/afraid-of-stocks-right-now-try-commoditiesexchange-traded-fund/http://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/afraid-of-stocks-right-now-try-commoditiesJeff Cox, CNBC5 credit tips for college studentsThere's a lot to do when you go off to college, and managing credit is usually far down the to-do list. It's important to learn how to use credit cards, though.Mon, 27 Jan 2014 16:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/credit-rating/5-credit-tips-for-college-studentscredit-rating/http://money.msn.com/credit-rating/5-credit-tips-for-college-studentsA.J. Smith, Credit.com3 card benefits you pay for but don't useWhat good are the perks in your credit card agreements if you ignore them?Fri, 24 Jan 2014 16:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/credit-cards/3-card-benefits-you-pay-for-but-dont-usecredit-cards/http://money.msn.com/credit-cards/3-card-benefits-you-pay-for-but-dont-useLuke Landes, GoBankingRates.com5 debt management mistakes you probably makePaying down debt is a lot easier if you eliminate these financial practices.Fri, 24 Jan 2014 15:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/debt-management/5-debt-management-mistakes-you-probably-makedebt-management/http://money.msn.com/debt-management/5-debt-management-mistakes-you-probably-makeAllison Martin, Credit.comThis 'shocking' strategy will save your portfolioToo many investors buy into sexy gimmicks when simple diversification remains the best way to get the most out of your investments. Fri, 24 Jan 2014 01:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/this-shocking-strategy-will-save-your-portfoliohow-to-invest/http://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/this-shocking-strategy-will-save-your-portfolioJeff Reeves, MarketWatchIs your portfolio a tax time-bomb? Last year's incredible returns could be this year's tax problem. Here are some strategies to minimize the tax impact of those big gains. Thu, 23 Jan 2014 23:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/tax-planning/is-your-portfolio-a-tax-time-bombtax-planning/http://money.msn.com/tax-planning/is-your-portfolio-a-tax-time-bombRichard Barrington, MoneyRates.com 25 annual expenses to budget for nowYou know the routine by now -- certain bills come due at certain times of the year. Here's how to make sure you're prepared for the next 12 months.Thu, 23 Jan 2014 16:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/25-annual-expenses-to-budget-for-nowpersonal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/25-annual-expenses-to-budget-for-nowAbby Hayes, U.S. News & World ReportConsumer's guide to breaking up with your bankThe fees have really piled up lately, and you and your bank have drifted apart. Here's how to make a clean break and find a new home for your money.Thu, 23 Jan 2014 16:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/consumers-guide-to-breaking-up-with-your-bankpersonal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/consumers-guide-to-breaking-up-with-your-bankLaura Shin, The Fiscal TimesChasing growth stocks? Lessons from the prosSky-high valuations are back as the allure of stable dividend stocks fades and investors seek out -- and pay up for -- companies that can disrupt their industries. Thu, 23 Jan 2014 04:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investment-advice/chasing-growth-stocks-lessons-from-the-prosinvestment-advice/http://money.msn.com/investment-advice/chasing-growth-stocks-lessons-from-the-prosSuzanne McGee, The Fiscal TimesHow to spot -- and stop -- insurance scamsAnywhere you find money, you can usually find con artists and fraud -- and that's certainly the case in the health insurance industry. Here are details of some scams you should guard against.Wed, 22 Jan 2014 16:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/health-and-life-insurance/how-to-spot-and-stop-insurance-scamshealth-and-life-insurance/http://money.msn.com/health-and-life-insurance/how-to-spot-and-stop-insurance-scamsCarole Moore, Bankrate.com8 costly mistakes on your credit card agreementWhen it comes to your credit cards, it can pay big to read the fine print closely.Wed, 22 Jan 2014 16:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/credit-cards/8-costly-mistakes-on-your-credit-card-agreementcredit-cards/http://money.msn.com/credit-cards/8-costly-mistakes-on-your-credit-card-agreementJoe Taylor Jr., CardRatings.com7 retirement planning rules of thumbThese guidelines can help you prepare for a comfortable retirement.Tue, 21 Jan 2014 17:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement/7-retirement-planning-rules-of-thumbretirement/http://money.msn.com/retirement/7-retirement-planning-rules-of-thumbRobert Berger, U.S. News & World Report4 energy stocks hoping for a Keystone XL boostApproval of the controversial oil pipeline looks increasingly likely, and when the green light comes, these stocks could pop.Tue, 21 Jan 2014 17:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/inside-the-ticker/4-energy-stocks-hoping-for-a-keystone-xl-boostinside-the-ticker/http://money.msn.com/inside-the-ticker/4-energy-stocks-hoping-for-a-keystone-xl-boostAaron Levitt for InvestorPlace3 ways to get your customer service gripe fixedNo matter how angry you are, insulting the service rep isn't going to help your cause.Tue, 21 Jan 2014 02:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-budget/3-ways-to-get-your-customer-service-gripe-fixedhow-to-budget/http://money.msn.com/how-to-budget/3-ways-to-get-your-customer-service-gripe-fixedGeoff Williams, U.S. News & World Report5 reasons singles need life insurance, tooWhile singles likely need less coverage than married couples, they often have relatives who would be affected financially by their deaths.Mon, 20 Jan 2014 21:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/health-and-life-insurance/5-reasons-singles-need-life-insurance-toohealth-and-life-insurance/http://money.msn.com/health-and-life-insurance/5-reasons-singles-need-life-insurance-tooNeda Jafarzadeh, The Fiscal TimesHow I cut $21,000 off my wedding budgetYour special day doesn't have to bankrupt you. Here's how one woman tied the knot without tying her bank account in knots.Fri, 17 Jan 2014 16:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-budget/how-i-cut-dollar21000-off-my-wedding-budgethow-to-budget/http://money.msn.com/how-to-budget/how-i-cut-dollar21000-off-my-wedding-budgetJane Bianchi, LearnVest5 second-act careers to sail through retirementAre you bored, burned out and close to retirement? It's not too late to change course. Fri, 17 Jan 2014 15:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement/5-second-act-careers-to-sail-through-retirementretirement/http://money.msn.com/retirement/5-second-act-careers-to-sail-through-retirementSusan Adams, Forbes.comThe secret to investing safely? TimeIt's one of the most powerful tricks at an investor's disposal, and also one of the easiest to employ.Thu, 16 Jan 2014 23:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/the-secret-to-investing-safely-timehow-to-invest/http://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/the-secret-to-investing-safely-timeTimothy McCarthy, U.S. News & World ReportNew retirement challenges for boomersDuring the financial crisis, many people vowed they would never retire, and now they are. What changed?Thu, 16 Jan 2014 16:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement/new-retirement-challenges-for-boomersretirement/http://money.msn.com/retirement/new-retirement-challenges-for-boomersRichard Satran, U.S. News & World Report6 things to know when choosing a bankYour bank is there to serve, but don't forget that it's also serving itself. Here are some things to consider when you're looking for a place to put your money.Thu, 16 Jan 2014 16:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/6-things-to-know-when-choosing-a-bankpersonal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/6-things-to-know-when-choosing-a-bankConstance Gustke, Bankrate.comCar hacking: The next big cybercrime?As the in-car computers pick up more steam, keep in mind that more technology often means more ways for crooks to get you. Wed, 15 Jan 2014 17:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/auto-insurance/car-hacking-the-next-big-cybercrimeauto-insurance/http://money.msn.com/auto-insurance/car-hacking-the-next-big-cybercrimeHolly Ellyatt, CNBC10 tips to pay for college in 2014College is still expensive and financial aid is still tricky to land, but help is available. Tue, 14 Jan 2014 16:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/debt-management/10-tips-to-pay-for-college-in-2014-1debt-management/http://money.msn.com/debt-management/10-tips-to-pay-for-college-in-2014-1Christina Couch, Bankrate.comRetirement planning with 3 numbersRetirement math can be enough to drive anyone a little batty. If you've got handle on these 3 factors, though, you're off to a good start.Tue, 14 Jan 2014 16:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement/retirement-planning-with-3-numbersretirement/http://money.msn.com/retirement/retirement-planning-with-3-numbersRobert Berger, U.S. News & World ReportThe sneaky hidden clause in card agreementsThey always get you with the fine print, right? Here's the scoop on how banks use arbitration clauses to keep you from suing. Tue, 14 Jan 2014 16:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/credit-cards/the-sneaky-hidden-clause-in-card-agreementscredit-cards/http://money.msn.com/credit-cards/the-sneaky-hidden-clause-in-card-agreementsRob Garver, The Fiscal TimesWhy your nest egg needs a cash cachePortfolios that include a one-year cash reserve are better able to withstand the impact of taxes, transaction costs and volatility, a new study shows.Mon, 13 Jan 2014 19:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/tax-planning/why-your-nest-egg-needs-a-cash-cachetax-planning/http://money.msn.com/tax-planning/why-your-nest-egg-needs-a-cash-cacheSusan B. Garland, Kiplinger7 ways cheap car insurance can backfireWhen it comes to auto insurance, sometimes you get what you pay for -- and if you're not paying a lot, you might regret it.Mon, 13 Jan 2014 16:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/auto-insurance/7-ways-cheap-car-insurance-can-backfireauto-insurance/http://money.msn.com/auto-insurance/7-ways-cheap-car-insurance-can-backfireBarbara Marquand, Insurance.com10 tips for buying a car in 2014A purchase this big usually doesn't come without a lot of planning beforehand. Make sure you know how to pull off a successful car purchase. Mon, 13 Jan 2014 16:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/car-buying/10-tips-for-buying-a-car-in-2014-1car-buying/http://money.msn.com/car-buying/10-tips-for-buying-a-car-in-2014-1Tara Baukus Mello, Bankrate.comBeware of gangsters filing tax returnsLaw enforcement officials keep a sharp eye out for tax fraud, but some worry that they're only catching 'the idiots.'Fri, 10 Jan 2014 17:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/taxes/beware-of-gangsters-filing-tax-returnstaxes/http://money.msn.com/taxes/beware-of-gangsters-filing-tax-returnsDavid Wolman, Bloomberg BusinessWeekTop 10 dumb debt decisions in 2014If you want to maintain your finances this year, here are some debt moves to avoid. Fri, 10 Jan 2014 16:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/debt-management/top-10-dumb-debt-decisions-in-2014-1debt-management/http://money.msn.com/debt-management/top-10-dumb-debt-decisions-in-2014-1Steve Bucci, Bankrate.comHas your partner committed financial infidelity?If you are in a relationship with a sneaky spendthrift it's time to have a serious talk.Thu, 09 Jan 2014 23:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/has-your-partner-committed-financial-infidelitypersonal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/has-your-partner-committed-financial-infidelityTrent Hamm, U.S. News & World ReportHow to invest as interest rates riseAs the Fed starts to lift its foot off the gas pedal, it may be time to ditch beloved, high-income sectors such as utilities and telecommunications in favor of stocks that can better ride the economic recovery. Thu, 09 Jan 2014 19:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/how-to-invest-as-interest-rates-riseexchange-traded-fund/http://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/how-to-invest-as-interest-rates-riseJoe Light, The Wall Street JournalFrom market darlings to dogsEven the hottest companies can go cold. Here's a graphic look at five former leaders that hit the skids.Thu, 09 Jan 2014 00:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/inside-the-ticker/from-market-darlings-to-dogsinside-the-ticker/http://money.msn.com/inside-the-ticker/from-market-darlings-to-dogsSwitchYard MediaCar insurance when you have no carEven if you don't own a vehicle, instances will pop up when you still need insurance. Wed, 08 Jan 2014 16:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/auto-insurance/car-insurance-when-you-have-no-carauto-insurance/http://money.msn.com/auto-insurance/car-insurance-when-you-have-no-carMichele Lerner, Bankrate.comCreate a personal budget in 8 stepsDesigning a budget you can stick to doesn’t have to be a painful process.Wed, 08 Jan 2014 16:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-budget/create-a-personal-budget-in-8-stepshow-to-budget/http://money.msn.com/how-to-budget/create-a-personal-budget-in-8-stepsSienna Kossman, U.S. News & World ReportConsidering a lump sum from Social Security?Here are the pros and cons of taking a large Social Security payout.Wed, 08 Jan 2014 16:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement/considering-a-lump-sum-from-social-securityretirement/http://money.msn.com/retirement/considering-a-lump-sum-from-social-securityDan Rafter, MoneyRates.comA fund that invests like BuffettThis mutual fund holds a small number of thoroughly vetted value stocks, including Sysco and Goldcorp, evoking some of the Oracle of Omaha's famous folk wisdom. Wed, 08 Jan 2014 16:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/a-fund-that-invests-like-buffettmutual-fund/http://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/a-fund-that-invests-like-buffettLewis Braham, Bloomberg4 ways women make better investorsGuys could stand to learn a few things about investing from their female counterparts -- such as the virtues of patience, risk aversion and research. Tue, 07 Jan 2014 18:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/4-ways-women-make-better-investorshow-to-invest/http://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/4-ways-women-make-better-investorsTom Sightings, U.S. News & World Report7 realistic strategies for retirementPreparing for retirement can be tricky – and daunting. Here's how to ensure you'll have enough money to go forward.Tue, 07 Jan 2014 16:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement-plan/7-realistic-strategies-for-retirement-1retirement-plan/http://money.msn.com/retirement-plan/7-realistic-strategies-for-retirement-1Tom Sightings, U.S. News & World Report5 credit card hacks that save big bucksHere are some ways to win the processing fee war and use credit card rewards to your advantage. Mon, 06 Jan 2014 16:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/credit-cards/5-credit-card-hacks-that-save-big-buckscredit-cards/http://money.msn.com/credit-cards/5-credit-card-hacks-that-save-big-bucksPaul Sisolak, GoBankingRates.comMax out your IRA now, not next AprilWaiting until the last minute to contribute to your IRA means missing out on up to 16 months of potential tax-deferred gains -- which can really add up over the years.Mon, 06 Jan 2014 16:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/tax-planning/max-out-your-ira-now-not-next-apriltax-planning/http://money.msn.com/tax-planning/max-out-your-ira-now-not-next-aprilJonnelle Marte, The Wall Street JournalPicking the wrong major: Big mistakeAiming for a degree that doesn't match a student's interests and skills could turn into a big waste of time and money.Fri, 03 Jan 2014 20:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/debt-management/picking-the-wrong-major-big-mistakedebt-management/http://money.msn.com/debt-management/picking-the-wrong-major-big-mistakeLiz Weston, ReutersAt 77, former VP prepares burgersFrom a VP job to flipping burgers and handing out free samples: Here's a cautionary tale of what can happen if you don't save for retirement. Fri, 03 Jan 2014 16:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement/at-77-former-vp-prepares-burgersretirement/http://money.msn.com/retirement/at-77-former-vp-prepares-burgersCarol Hymowitz, BloombergBeyond utilities: Investing in airports, toll roadsPressured by rising rates, solar energy and a need to upgrade aging infrastructure, utility stocks and ETFs may not be as safe as they once were. Here are some interesting alternatives. Fri, 03 Jan 2014 15:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/beyond-utilities-investing-in-airports-toll-roadsexchange-traded-fund/http://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/beyond-utilities-investing-in-airports-toll-roadsRoger Nusbaum, TheStreetWhat 2014 brings for Obamacare Health insurance will become more affordable for many and mandatory for most this year.Fri, 03 Jan 2014 01:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/health-and-life-insurance/what-2014-brings-for-obamacarehealth-and-life-insurance/http://money.msn.com/health-and-life-insurance/what-2014-brings-for-obamacareJay MacDonald, Bankrate.com5 tips to get your 401k in shapeA new year gets folks flocking to the gym to improve their health, but it's a good time to whip your retirement savings into shape as well.Thu, 02 Jan 2014 19:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/5-tips-to-get-your-401k-in-shapemutual-fund/http://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/5-tips-to-get-your-401k-in-shapeRoger Wohlner, U.S. News & World Report Is your partner a money match?When it comes to love and finances, you should watch carefully for these red flags.Thu, 02 Jan 2014 16:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement/is-your-partner-a-money-matchretirement/http://money.msn.com/retirement/is-your-partner-a-money-matchKimberly Palmer, U.S. News & World Report14 ways to slash your expenses in 2014Boost your bottom line in the new year with these budget cuts.Thu, 02 Jan 2014 16:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement/14-ways-to-slash-your-expenses-in-2014-1retirement/http://money.msn.com/retirement/14-ways-to-slash-your-expenses-in-2014-1Teresa Mears, U.S. News & World ReportPay attention: Ranking 6 driving distractions Once you've racked up a lot of hours behind the wheel, driving becomes a little pedestrian (no pun intended). Driving distractions abound, though -- be careful. Tue, 31 Dec 2013 16:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/auto-insurance/pay-attention-ranking-6-driving-distractionsauto-insurance/http://money.msn.com/auto-insurance/pay-attention-ranking-6-driving-distractions Chris Kissell, Bankrate.comAt 61 she lives in basement while her dad, 87, travelsFather and daughter are an example of how retirement will be a bleaker experience for baby boomers than what their parents experienced.Mon, 30 Dec 2013 22:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement/at-61-she-lives-in-basement-while-her-dad-87-travelsretirement/http://money.msn.com/retirement/at-61-she-lives-in-basement-while-her-dad-87-travelsCarol Hymowitz, BloombergA money checklist for the new yearAfter you vow to get more exercise, start 2014 off right by taking some time to review your finances. Here's where to start.Mon, 30 Dec 2013 21:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement/a-money-checklist-for-the-new-yearretirement/http://money.msn.com/retirement/a-money-checklist-for-the-new-yearGeoff Williams, U.S. News & World Report5 tips to get your bank loan approvedIt's tougher to get a bank loan, so make sure you have your financial ducks in a row before you apply.Mon, 30 Dec 2013 16:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/debt-management/5-tips-to-get-your-bank-loan-approveddebt-management/http://money.msn.com/debt-management/5-tips-to-get-your-bank-loan-approvedDebbie Dragon, InvestopediaThe 3 biggest tax stories of the yearThe year 2013 will go down in history as a pretty big one for tax developments. Here are the three most important stories.Mon, 30 Dec 2013 14:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/tax-planning/the-3-biggest-tax-stories-of-the-yeartax-planning/http://money.msn.com/tax-planning/the-3-biggest-tax-stories-of-the-yearBill Bischoff, MarketWatchHow Uncle Sam pinches your portfolioMaking educated decisions about your savings and investments could save you money by avoiding common taxes.Fri, 27 Dec 2013 16:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/tax-planning/how-uncle-sam-pinches-your-portfoliotax-planning/http://money.msn.com/tax-planning/how-uncle-sam-pinches-your-portfolioNeil O'Hara, Investopedia7 ways to get organized for tax timeFiling taxes can be less frustrating and less time-consuming when you're ready for the task.Thu, 26 Dec 2013 21:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/taxes/7-ways-to-get-organized-for-tax-timetaxes/http://money.msn.com/taxes/7-ways-to-get-organized-for-tax-timeKay Bell, Bankrate.comHow to manage the Obamacare tax on investorsAll the details you need to minimize paying the new 3.8 percent Medicare tax.Tue, 24 Dec 2013 02:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/tax-planning/how-to-manage-the-obamacare-tax-on-investorstax-planning/http://money.msn.com/tax-planning/how-to-manage-the-obamacare-tax-on-investorsBill Bischoff, MarketWatch3 ways to restart your retirement savingsThe biggest mistake you can make is to give up after a financial setback, so don't delay on rebuilding your nest egg.Tue, 24 Dec 2013 01:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement/3-ways-to-restart-your-retirement-savingsretirement/http://money.msn.com/retirement/3-ways-to-restart-your-retirement-savingsDorianne Perrucci, LearnVestThat Christmas gift could be taxableIf you luck out and receive more than $14,000 in gifts, you better let Uncle Sam know. Gifts from employers often need to be reported, too.Mon, 23 Dec 2013 21:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/taxes/that-christmas-gift-could-be-taxabletaxes/http://money.msn.com/taxes/that-christmas-gift-could-be-taxableEric Reed, MainStreetDo you behave like a poor person?Many people who grow up without a lot of money are frugal when they finally have some. Others, though, seem to be making up for lost spending time.Mon, 23 Dec 2013 18:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/do-you-behave-like-a-poor-personpersonal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/do-you-behave-like-a-poor-personMegan Champion, LearnVest25 ways to improve your finances in 2014These nuggets of financial wisdom will lead you to a richer and more prosperous new year.Mon, 23 Dec 2013 18:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/25-ways-to-improve-your-finances-in-2014-1personal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/25-ways-to-improve-your-finances-in-2014-1Kimberly Palmer, U.S. News & World Report10 trends changing how you'll shop in 2014You'll order things more easily and they will be more tailored to your needs. See what 2014 will bring. Fri, 20 Dec 2013 20:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/10-trends-changing-how-youll-shop-in-2014-1personal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/10-trends-changing-how-youll-shop-in-2014-1Beth Braverman, The Fiscal Times7 things you should have learned in 2013 -- but didn'tThese 7 lessons from the stock market will help you in 2014 and beyond.Fri, 20 Dec 2013 19:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/7-things-you-should-have-learned-in-2013-but-didnthow-to-invest/http://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/7-things-you-should-have-learned-in-2013-but-didntJeff Reeves, MarketWatchWhat the big money's buying in 2014Wall Street's money managers expect US stocks to keep rallying through the new year and bonds, gold and commodities to slump. But should you bet with them, or against them?Fri, 20 Dec 2013 00:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investment-advice/what-the-big-moneys-buying-in-2014-1investment-advice/http://money.msn.com/investment-advice/what-the-big-moneys-buying-in-2014-1Brett Arends, MarketWatchConsider a Roth IRA for tax-free incomeThis Q&A answers essential questions about adding a Roth account to your nest egg.Thu, 19 Dec 2013 19:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/tax-planning/consider-a-roth-ira-for-tax-free-incometax-planning/http://money.msn.com/tax-planning/consider-a-roth-ira-for-tax-free-incomeRachel L. Sheedy, Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazineIs the Dreamliner back on course?Boeing's stock flew high in 2013 despite problems with the jet. Thu, 19 Dec 2013 18:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/inside-the-ticker/is-the-dreamliner-back-on-courseinside-the-ticker/http://money.msn.com/inside-the-ticker/is-the-dreamliner-back-on-courseSwitchYard MediaThe keys to KeystoneControversy has delayed plans for an oil pipeline from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico. Here's a graphic look at the issue.Thu, 19 Dec 2013 18:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/inside-the-ticker/the-keys-to-keystoneinside-the-ticker/http://money.msn.com/inside-the-ticker/the-keys-to-keystoneSwitchYard MediaAn airline investors love but consumers hateSpirit Airlines has annoyed passengers with fees for almost every extra. But its stock keeps hitting new all-time highs.Thu, 19 Dec 2013 18:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/inside-the-ticker/an-airline-investors-love-but-consumers-hateinside-the-ticker/http://money.msn.com/inside-the-ticker/an-airline-investors-love-but-consumers-hateSwitchYard MediaTimeless moves for a successful retirementTimes change, markets go up and down, and new innovations come along all the time. Still, some financial moves always make sense.Thu, 19 Dec 2013 16:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement/timeless-moves-for-a-successful-retirementretirement/http://money.msn.com/retirement/timeless-moves-for-a-successful-retirementDavid Ning, U.S. News & World ReportDon't stop investing after retirementIf you've made it this far, chances are you'll live longer than average, and an overly conservative portfolio won't cut it. Here are three ways to keep your money growing through retirement, but diversified against risk. Thu, 19 Dec 2013 02:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/dont-stop-investing-after-retirementhow-to-invest/http://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/dont-stop-investing-after-retirementTimothy McCarthy, U.S. News & World ReportShould you ever lend out your credit card?Usually it's harmless, but sometimes there may be costly consequences. Be careful with your cards.Wed, 18 Dec 2013 16:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/credit-cards/should-you-ever-lend-out-your-credit-cardcredit-cards/http://money.msn.com/credit-cards/should-you-ever-lend-out-your-credit-cardDawn Papandrea, CreditCards.comCan gold miners dig out of bottomless pit?Mining stocks are down 50% on the year and still falling as tax-loss selling adds insult to injury. But patient investors could eventually be rewarded. Tue, 17 Dec 2013 20:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investment-advice/can-gold-miners-dig-out-of-bottomless-pitinvestment-advice/http://money.msn.com/investment-advice/can-gold-miners-dig-out-of-bottomless-pitMyra P. Saefong, MarketWatchIns and outs of credit card grace periodsRead on for tips to maintain or regain the period when you can borrow for free.Tue, 17 Dec 2013 17:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/credit-cards/ins-and-outs-of-credit-card-grace-periodscredit-cards/http://money.msn.com/credit-cards/ins-and-outs-of-credit-card-grace-periodsFred O. Williams, CreditCards.com10 reasons to buy Apple nowThe company has changed, but so have expectations. Here's why the consumer tech giant's stock is a good long-term value play. Tue, 17 Dec 2013 03:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investment-advice/10-reasons-to-buy-apple-nowinvestment-advice/http://money.msn.com/investment-advice/10-reasons-to-buy-apple-nowJeff Reeves, MarketWatchHow to test-drive your retirementOnce you're finished working, things are going to be ... different. It might be a good idea to dip your toe in the retirement financial waters before you retire.Mon, 16 Dec 2013 16:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement/how-to-test-drive-your-retirementretirement/http://money.msn.com/retirement/how-to-test-drive-your-retirementScott Holsopple, U.S. News & World Report10 things consumers don't understand about credit scoresCredit card experts debunk common misconceptions about credit scores.Mon, 16 Dec 2013 16:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/credit-rating/10-things-consumers-dont-understand-about-credit-scorescredit-rating/http://money.msn.com/credit-rating/10-things-consumers-dont-understand-about-credit-scoresStephanie Steinberg, U.S. News & World ReportSkiing becomes a luxury sportThe number of new skiers and snowboarders hitting the slopes is declining as lift ticket prices soar. Advance planning and a little shopping around, however, can still score you deals.Fri, 13 Dec 2013 21:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/skiing-becomes-a-luxury-sportpersonal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/skiing-becomes-a-luxury-sportRob Lovitt, CNBCHow unpaid medical bills damage your creditDo what you can to make sure your medical debt does not go to collections, as it can lay waste to your scores.Thu, 12 Dec 2013 23:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/credit-rating/how-unpaid-medical-bills-damage-your-creditcredit-rating/http://money.msn.com/credit-rating/how-unpaid-medical-bills-damage-your-creditJanna Herron, Bankrate.com3 reasons to invest in 'Made in USA' Here are three crucial catalysts driving a resurgence in American manufacturing -- and four ETFs that allow investors to ride the revival. Thu, 12 Dec 2013 19:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/3-reasons-to-invest-in-made-in-usaexchange-traded-fund/http://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/3-reasons-to-invest-in-made-in-usaJonathan Burton, MarketWatchPros and cons of sharing a credit cardWhether you open a joint account with someone depends on lots of factors. Make sure the move is right for everyone.Thu, 12 Dec 2013 18:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/credit-cards/pros-and-cons-of-sharing-a-credit-cardcredit-cards/http://money.msn.com/credit-cards/pros-and-cons-of-sharing-a-credit-cardSimon Zhen, U.S. News & World Report10 keys to retiring on your terms Planning is essential, but it takes more than just sufficient savings to ensure you have a successful retirement.Wed, 11 Dec 2013 22:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement-plan/10-keys-to-retiring-on-your-termsretirement-plan/http://money.msn.com/retirement-plan/10-keys-to-retiring-on-your-termsRobert Klein, MarketWatch5 investment moves to make in DecemberIt's easy to forget about your retirement savings amid the holiday bustle, but here are a few things you should tend to before the end of the year. Wed, 11 Dec 2013 21:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/5-investment-moves-to-make-in-decemberinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/5-investment-moves-to-make-in-decemberJoe Udo, U.S. News & World ReportThe truth behind 9 debt mythsDealing with debt is tricky enough without erroneous information and wrong-headed advice. Here are some debt myths in need of some serious debunking.Wed, 11 Dec 2013 17:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/debt-management/the-truth-behind-9-debt-mythsdebt-management/http://money.msn.com/debt-management/the-truth-behind-9-debt-mythsDana Dratch, CreditCards.comThe top tech investment of 2014Sensor technology and the 'Internet of Everything' could be the biggest technological transformation the human race has ever seen. Here are the stocks to play it with.Tue, 10 Dec 2013 23:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investment-advice/the-top-tech-investment-of-2014-1investment-advice/http://money.msn.com/investment-advice/the-top-tech-investment-of-2014-1Michael A. Robinson, MarketWatch8 ways lenders make student debt harderLots of people have horror stories about the tactics used by private lending companies. Here are some ways they make an already contentious issue even more so.Tue, 10 Dec 2013 17:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/debt-management/8-ways-lenders-make-student-debt-harderdebt-management/http://money.msn.com/debt-management/8-ways-lenders-make-student-debt-harderMaggie McGrath, Forbes.comWhere the pros are investing in 2014Will gold bounce back? Is biotech in a bubble? Eight leading money managers offer their best investment ideas for the year ahead. Tue, 10 Dec 2013 04:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/where-the-pros-are-investing-in-2014-1mutual-fund/http://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/where-the-pros-are-investing-in-2014-1Alexis Leondis, BloombergHow joint accounts ruin your creditSharing a joint account for your checking or credit card can hurt your credit if you run into one of these common problems.Mon, 09 Dec 2013 22:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/credit-rating/how-joint-accounts-ruin-your-creditcredit-rating/http://money.msn.com/credit-rating/how-joint-accounts-ruin-your-creditGerri Detweiler, Credit.comHow 'gray charges' cost you dearlyThey can nickel and dime you to death, and often you don't know you're paying them for a long time. Here's how to be aware of so-called gray charges -- and how to dodge them.Mon, 09 Dec 2013 16:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/credit-cards/how-gray-charges-cost-you-dearlycredit-cards/http://money.msn.com/credit-cards/how-gray-charges-cost-you-dearlyGinger Dean, U.S. News & World ReportThe worst holiday giftsFruitcake is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to hazards of the holiday season.Mon, 09 Dec 2013 15:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/the-worst-holiday-giftspersonal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/the-worst-holiday-giftsGeoff Williams, U.S. News & World Report15 ways financial decisions cost usDecisions about money are some of the hardest we make in our lives. Do you have all the information you need to make sound financial choices?Fri, 06 Dec 2013 16:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/15-ways-financial-decisions-cost-uspersonal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/15-ways-financial-decisions-cost-usPhilip Moeller, U.S. News & World ReportKrispy Kreme's second actAfter a dizzying decade of highs and lows, the doughnut chain's stock is back on the roller coaster. But at these prices, leave it to the speculators. Thu, 05 Dec 2013 16:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/inside-the-ticker/krispy-kremes-second-actinside-the-ticker/http://money.msn.com/inside-the-ticker/krispy-kremes-second-actDana Blankenhorn, TheStreet10 year-end tax moves to makeThe year is winding down, but it's not too late to make some money-saving tax moves.Wed, 04 Dec 2013 21:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/taxes/10-year-end-tax-moves-to-maketaxes/http://money.msn.com/taxes/10-year-end-tax-moves-to-makeKay Bell, Bankrate.com 5 reasons not to contribute to your 401kOne of the most common pieces of retirement advice is to max out your 401k. That bit of conventional wisdom isn't for everyone, though.Wed, 04 Dec 2013 16:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement/5-reasons-not-to-contribute-to-your-401kretirement/http://money.msn.com/retirement/5-reasons-not-to-contribute-to-your-401kCliff Goldstein, MarketWatch5 stocks to sell nowIt's time to lose these laggards and overvalued names, especially if you can still come out ahead. Wed, 04 Dec 2013 16:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/5-stocks-to-sell-nowinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/5-stocks-to-sell-nowKathy Kristof, KiplingerDisney's plan to keep kids hooked on TV foreverWith pay TV subscribership on the decline, content kings are cutting the cord a bit themselves, trying to win over children on the 'second screen.' Tue, 03 Dec 2013 20:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/technology-investment/disneys-plan-to-keep-kids-hooked-on-tv-forevertechnology-investment/http://money.msn.com/technology-investment/disneys-plan-to-keep-kids-hooked-on-tv-foreverChris Morris, CNBC.comAre credit cards more expensive now?Three years ago a major credit card reform law was implemented. Has it affected the way you use your cards?Tue, 03 Dec 2013 16:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/credit-cards/are-credit-cards-more-expensive-nowcredit-cards/http://money.msn.com/credit-cards/are-credit-cards-more-expensive-nowJanna Herron, Bankrate.comHow to retire with $1 millionSaving a large nest egg is not an impossible goal, especially if you start young. These strategies can help you become a millionaire.Mon, 02 Dec 2013 21:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement-plan/how-to-retire-with-dollar1-millionretirement-plan/http://money.msn.com/retirement-plan/how-to-retire-with-dollar1-millionEmily Brandon, U.S. News & World ReportFear is killing your investmentsHockey great Wayne Gretzky famously said, 'You miss 100 percent of the shots you don't take.' This mantra applies to investing as well.Mon, 02 Dec 2013 21:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/fear-is-killing-your-investmentsmutual-fund/http://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/fear-is-killing-your-investmentsChuck Jaffe, MarketWatch.comHow much of your pay should you save?Often, the last thing on your mind when you get your paycheck is 'How much of this am I going to put in the bank?' But you know you have to save -- here's a primer on how to do it.Mon, 02 Dec 2013 16:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/how-much-of-your-pay-should-you-savepersonal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/how-much-of-your-pay-should-you-saveLibby Kane, LearnVest6 key retirement planning stepsThe earlier you take proactive steps, the greater your odds will be of having a successful retirement.Fri, 29 Nov 2013 20:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement-plan/6-key-retirement-planning-stepsretirement-plan/http://money.msn.com/retirement-plan/6-key-retirement-planning-stepsPhilip Moeller, U.S. News & World ReportDon't let money ruin your relationshipMake sure money doesn't torpedo your love life by establishing clear communication with your partner.Wed, 27 Nov 2013 19:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/dont-let-money-ruin-your-relationshippersonal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/dont-let-money-ruin-your-relationshipKathryn Buschman Vasel, Fox BusinessHow card companies spot fraud before you doAdvances in technology help credit card companies notice irregularities first. Wed, 27 Nov 2013 17:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/credit-cards/how-card-companies-spot-fraud-before-you-docredit-cards/http://money.msn.com/credit-cards/how-card-companies-spot-fraud-before-you-doKimberly Palmer, U.S. News & World Report7 money moves to become a stay-at-home parentIf you're planning on staying at home with the kid and becoming a one-income family, here are some pointers to clear up your financial picture.Wed, 27 Nov 2013 16:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/7-money-moves-to-become-a-stay-at-home-parentpersonal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/7-money-moves-to-become-a-stay-at-home-parentGary Foreman, U.S. News & World ReportBest children's books for money lessonsWhen it comes to explaining Dad’s unemployment or family budgeting, these stories offer parents easy openings.Wed, 27 Nov 2013 16:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/best-childrens-books-for-money-lessonspersonal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/best-childrens-books-for-money-lessonsKimberly Palmer, U.S. News & World ReportHow Wal-Mart's new CEO can win onlineDespite its 'everyday low prices' and famously efficient supply chain, the world's biggest retailer has struggled to keep up with Amazon.com in cyberspace. New CEO Doug McMillon has a chance to change that. Tue, 26 Nov 2013 18:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/how-wal-marts-new-ceo-can-win-onlineinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/how-wal-marts-new-ceo-can-win-onlineDiane Brady, Bloomberg Businessweek10 reasons to rent in retirementRetirees often need the help with maintenance and repairs that renting provides.Tue, 26 Nov 2013 17:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement/10-reasons-to-rent-in-retirementretirement/http://money.msn.com/retirement/10-reasons-to-rent-in-retirementEmily Brandon, U.S. News & World Report10 retail stock bargains for Black FridayThe holiday season is generally the most profitable time of the year for retailers, but Wall Street is worried about disappointing sales this year.Mon, 25 Nov 2013 18:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/10-retail-stock-bargains-for-black-fridayinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/10-retail-stock-bargains-for-black-fridayBen Eisen, MarketWatchHow to get a mortgage with bad creditYou don’t need a large down payment or great credit in order to purchase a home with competitive market terms.Mon, 25 Nov 2013 17:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/home-loans/how-to-get-a-mortgage-with-bad-credithome-loans/http://money.msn.com/home-loans/how-to-get-a-mortgage-with-bad-creditScott Sheldon, Credit.com5 bad ways to pick a mutual fundFocusing too much on ratings and past performance are common, and often costly, mistakes. Mon, 25 Nov 2013 16:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/5-bad-ways-to-pick-a-mutual-fundmutual-fund/http://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/5-bad-ways-to-pick-a-mutual-fundAndrea Coombes, The Wall Street JournalDow 20,000, here we comeBig gains alone don't make this market a bubble waiting to pop. So far, the mania is missing. Dow 20,000 is not only doable, but reasonable, if that gets going.Fri, 22 Nov 2013 18:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/dow-20000-here-we-comeinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/dow-20000-here-we-comeMichael Sincere, MarketWatchUse technology to build your creditCommon sense dictates that you need to keep a close eye on your finances, but often life gets in the way. Technology can help.Fri, 22 Nov 2013 15:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/credit-rating/use-technology-to-build-your-creditcredit-rating/http://money.msn.com/credit-rating/use-technology-to-build-your-creditJeanne Kelly, Credit.comIt's time to buy ChinaWith US stocks as pricey as they've been in years, here's how to gain exposure to a still-undervalued market.Thu, 21 Nov 2013 21:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/its-time-to-buy-chinaexchange-traded-fund/http://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/its-time-to-buy-chinaJeff Reeves, MarketWatch4 debt collection practices that need to changeIf you don't have your own debt collector horror story, you probably know someone who does. Here is a modest proposal for some improvements to the system.Thu, 21 Nov 2013 17:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/debt-management/4-debt-collection-practices-that-need-to-changedebt-management/http://money.msn.com/debt-management/4-debt-collection-practices-that-need-to-changeGerri Detweiler, Credit.comWhen should you request a credit increase?A boost to your credit limit might be the thing you need to give your finances a shot in the arm. Proceed with caution, though.Thu, 21 Nov 2013 16:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/credit-rating/when-should-you-request-a-credit-increasecredit-rating/http://money.msn.com/credit-rating/when-should-you-request-a-credit-increaseChristine DiGangi, Credit.comIs dividend investing doomed?It's time investors stopped worshiping at the altar of dividend stocks, and started weighing whether they are truly as low-risk as they used to be.Thu, 21 Nov 2013 00:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/is-dividend-investing-doomedinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/is-dividend-investing-doomedJeff Reeves, MarketWatch10 retirement moves for your 20sSure, you have decades to save. But this is the time to adopt financial habits that determine a successful retirement (and you don't want to miss out on the magic of compound interest). Wed, 20 Nov 2013 23:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement-plan/10-retirement-moves-for-your-20sretirement-plan/http://money.msn.com/retirement-plan/10-retirement-moves-for-your-20sRobert Berger, U.S. News & World Report3 reasons the market isn't overvaluedWe're overdue for a correction. But for investors with a long-term view, share prices, while hardly in bargain territory, are still reasonable.Wed, 20 Nov 2013 23:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/3-reasons-the-market-isnt-overvaluedinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/3-reasons-the-market-isnt-overvaluedAnne Kates Smith, Kiplinger'sHave video games overtaken movies?Here's a comparison of gaming vs. filmmaking, dollar for dollar.Wed, 20 Nov 2013 02:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/inside-the-ticker/have-video-games-overtaken-moviesinside-the-ticker/http://money.msn.com/inside-the-ticker/have-video-games-overtaken-moviesSwitchYard MediaInside the 3-D revolutionThe potential uses for printers that create objects in three dimensions have barely been tapped. Here's how the devices work.Wed, 20 Nov 2013 02:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/inside-the-ticker/inside-the-3-d-revolutioninside-the-ticker/http://money.msn.com/inside-the-ticker/inside-the-3-d-revolutionSwitchYard MediaVideo games: The new blockbustersThe biggest titles are still cheaper to make than big-ticket movies, and the payoffs can reach sums that rival those of Hollywood's biggest hits.Wed, 20 Nov 2013 00:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/inside-the-ticker/video-games-the-new-blockbustersinside-the-ticker/http://money.msn.com/inside-the-ticker/video-games-the-new-blockbustersBrad Moon for InvestorPlaceHow to rescue your retirement at 55So, retirement is right around the corner and you're not prepared? Fear not -- you can still enjoy your golden years if you act fast. Tue, 19 Nov 2013 17:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement/how-to-rescue-your-retirement-at-55-1retirement/http://money.msn.com/retirement/how-to-rescue-your-retirement-at-55-1Elizabeth MacBride, CNBCHow taxes impact your ideal retirement spotIt pays to know how much you might pay in state and local taxes before you move.Mon, 18 Nov 2013 22:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement/how-taxes-impact-your-ideal-retirement-spotretirement/http://money.msn.com/retirement/how-taxes-impact-your-ideal-retirement-spotKiplinger editorsThis sector is ready for an explosive reboundLargely left out of the 2013 rally, real estate investment trusts offer better yields than most income alternatives. And with demand building, investors will reap big rewards if the economy roars back to life. Mon, 18 Nov 2013 19:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/this-sector-is-ready-for-an-explosive-reboundmutual-fund/http://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/this-sector-is-ready-for-an-explosive-reboundJames K. Glassman, Kiplinger's9 ways to make your home offer irresistibleWhen you're competing with a lot of other buyers for a hot piece of property, your bid needs to stand out.Mon, 18 Nov 2013 19:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/home-loans/9-ways-to-make-your-home-offer-irresistiblehome-loans/http://money.msn.com/home-loans/9-ways-to-make-your-home-offer-irresistiblePat Mertz Esswein, Kiplinger5 reasons to expect a correctionWhile optimism goes a long way in capital markets, stock prices can only defy gravity so long before reality beats back unrealistic expectations. Mon, 18 Nov 2013 16:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/5-reasons-to-expect-a-correctioninvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/5-reasons-to-expect-a-correctionJeff Reeves, MarketWatch6 ways to spoil your cash-back rewardsCash back from credit cards can seem like free money. But how much you get can depend on your financial decisions and practices.Fri, 15 Nov 2013 16:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/credit-cards/6-ways-to-spoil-your-cash-back-rewardscredit-cards/http://money.msn.com/credit-cards/6-ways-to-spoil-your-cash-back-rewardsJanna Heron, Bankrate.comWill FlexScore replace credit scores?A new scoring system created by two financial advisers aims to upend the way we evaluate our financial health.Thu, 14 Nov 2013 23:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/credit-rating/will-flexscore-replace-credit-scorescredit-rating/http://money.msn.com/credit-rating/will-flexscore-replace-credit-scoresKimberly Palmer, U.S. News & World ReportDebit vs. credit: Which card should you use?Using a credit card can have financial benefits and provide a level of consumer protection. But in some instances, debit is the wiser choice.Fri, 08 Nov 2013 20:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/credit-cards/debit-vs-credit-which-card-should-you-usecredit-cards/http://money.msn.com/credit-cards/debit-vs-credit-which-card-should-you-useAllison Kade, LearnVestWill SeaWorld tank after 'Blackfish' backlash?The film explores the accidental deaths of SeaWorld trainers and exposes the dark side of holding killer whales captive.Fri, 08 Nov 2013 18:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/inside-the-ticker/will-seaworld-tank-after-blackfish-backlashinside-the-ticker/http://money.msn.com/inside-the-ticker/will-seaworld-tank-after-blackfish-backlashAL Lewis, MarketWatch4 ways to get your retirement numberThere are many paths to retirement, and which path you take hinges on many factors. Make sure you reach your golden years with a financial plan.Fri, 08 Nov 2013 16:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement/4-ways-to-get-your-retirement-numberretirement/http://money.msn.com/retirement/4-ways-to-get-your-retirement-numberRobert Berger, U.S. News & World Report5 fast ways to ease money worriesIf money anxiety has you losing sleep, these approaches may lower your stress in minutes and provide long-term benefits.Thu, 07 Nov 2013 22:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/5-fast-ways-to-ease-money-worriespersonal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/5-fast-ways-to-ease-money-worriesNaomi Mannino, SavingsAccounts.comWhy to buy emerging markets nowRight now, when developing markets are flat on their backs, is the time for contrarian investors to look closely at them.Thu, 07 Nov 2013 18:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/why-to-buy-emerging-markets-nowexchange-traded-fund/http://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/why-to-buy-emerging-markets-nowJames K. Glassman, Kiplinger's Personal FinanceTwitter IPO is investing at its worstThe buzz over Twitter's IPO reflects investors' very worst instincts -- putting too many eggs in one basket, following the herd and getting caught up in the euphoria of the moment.Thu, 07 Nov 2013 17:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/twitter-ipo-is-investing-at-its-worstexchange-traded-fund/http://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/twitter-ipo-is-investing-at-its-worstHoward Gold, MarketWatchWal-Mart, champion of solar power? The retail giant now draws 89 megawatts of solar energy -- more than 38 US states. Wed, 06 Nov 2013 18:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/wal-mart-champion-of-solar-powerinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/wal-mart-champion-of-solar-powerTom Randall, BloombergHow to tell if your 401k stinksSome 401k plans offer better benefits to plan participants than others.Wed, 06 Nov 2013 17:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement/how-to-tell-if-your-401k-stinksretirement/http://money.msn.com/retirement/how-to-tell-if-your-401k-stinksEmily Brandon, U.S. News & World Report6 signs you need a new credit cardIf you're careful with it, a new credit card can be a great addition to your financial tool belt. Wed, 06 Nov 2013 17:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/credit-cards/6-signs-you-need-a-new-credit-cardcredit-cards/http://money.msn.com/credit-cards/6-signs-you-need-a-new-credit-cardNatalie Wearstler, LearnVestThe rise of virtual retirement villagesAffordable networks allow seniors to enjoy many of the amenities retirement communities offer -- without having to leave their homes. Wed, 06 Nov 2013 00:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement-plan/the-rise-of-virtual-retirement-villagesretirement-plan/http://money.msn.com/retirement-plan/the-rise-of-virtual-retirement-villagesLeah Ingram, LearnVestWarning to wannabe Twitter IPO investorsIf the social media company's shares should double on their stock-market debut Thursday, they won't just be priced for perfection, but for utopia.Tue, 05 Nov 2013 20:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/technology-investment/warning-to-wannabe-twitter-ipo-investorstechnology-investment/http://money.msn.com/technology-investment/warning-to-wannabe-twitter-ipo-investorsSuzanne McGee, The Fiscal TimesWill Tesla win the electric-car battle?Investors have been hot on the company, but the competition is fierce. Here's a graphic look.Tue, 05 Nov 2013 20:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/inside-the-ticker/will-tesla-win-the-electric-car-battleinside-the-ticker/http://money.msn.com/inside-the-ticker/will-tesla-win-the-electric-car-battleSwitchYard MediaShould you pay off your mortgage quickly?Paying down your mortgage faster can seem smart -- it's always a good idea to pay off your debts as soon as possible, right? Not always. Tue, 05 Nov 2013 14:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/home-loans/should-you-pay-off-your-mortgage-quicklyhome-loans/http://money.msn.com/home-loans/should-you-pay-off-your-mortgage-quicklyErin Baehr, Credit.com5 reasons you're in debt up to your eyeballsAre the bills piling up on your desk? Don't despair -- just get to work. Here's how to move the pile.Tue, 05 Nov 2013 14:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/debt-management/5-reasons-youre-in-debt-up-to-your-eyeballsdebt-management/http://money.msn.com/debt-management/5-reasons-youre-in-debt-up-to-your-eyeballsGinger Dean, U.S. News & World ReportTrick your brain into banishing bad money habitsIf you struggle with saving and spending, try these scientifically proven strategies to help change your ways.Mon, 04 Nov 2013 23:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/trick-your-brain-into-banishing-bad-money-habitspersonal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/trick-your-brain-into-banishing-bad-money-habitsCarrie Sloan, LearnVestInvestors rush to join IPO frenzyThe Container Store offering capped a busy month in October, and Twitter's debut is imminent. All signs say investors are hungry for more.Mon, 04 Nov 2013 22:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/inside-the-ticker/investors-rush-to-join-ipo-frenzyinside-the-ticker/http://money.msn.com/inside-the-ticker/investors-rush-to-join-ipo-frenzyThe Wall Street JournalThe Fed has no endgameWhenever tapering begins, the Federal Reserve will still face the bigger challenge of unwinding its $4 trillion balance sheet. That will shape the market and economy for years to come.Mon, 04 Nov 2013 19:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/the-fed-has-no-endgameinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/the-fed-has-no-endgameJim JubakIs Tesla Model S killing the Prius?There aren't nearly as many of the pricey Teslas hitting the road right now. But an intriguing battle is shaping up between hybrids and all-electric vehicles.Mon, 04 Nov 2013 19:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/inside-the-ticker/is-tesla-model-s-killing-the-priusinside-the-ticker/http://money.msn.com/inside-the-ticker/is-tesla-model-s-killing-the-priusInvestorPlaceGoogle now the Apple of fund managers' eyesThe online search and advertising giant has eclipsed Apple as the most widely held stock among mutual funds. Mon, 04 Nov 2013 18:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/google-now-the-apple-of-fund-managers-eyesmutual-fund/http://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/google-now-the-apple-of-fund-managers-eyesSeema Mody, CNBCChipotle: McDonald's biggest regret?In 2006, the burger giant sold off what would become the most disruptive and successful new restaurant brand of the past 15 years. Mon, 04 Nov 2013 16:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/chipotle-mcdonalds-biggest-regretinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/chipotle-mcdonalds-biggest-regretRoben Farzad, Bloomberg BusinessweekWhen employers eyeball your credit scoreIt doesn't matter if you don't think your credit scores are your prospective boss's business -- they often check them to make sure potential hires aren't in financial trouble. Here's what you should know.Mon, 04 Nov 2013 16:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/credit-rating/when-employers-eyeball-your-credit-scorecredit-rating/http://money.msn.com/credit-rating/when-employers-eyeball-your-credit-scoreAdam Levin, Credit.com10 ways to avoid car-buying gotchasSometimes you find yourself in a financial minefield when you buy a car. Here's how to avoid money traps at the dealer. Mon, 04 Nov 2013 15:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/car-buying/10-ways-to-avoid-car-buying-gotchascar-buying/http://money.msn.com/car-buying/10-ways-to-avoid-car-buying-gotchasBob Sullivan, Credit.comWhy this rally may really be differentThe old rules that suggest this market needs a correction may not apply when the Fed is pumping in liquidity and companies have tons of cash on hand.Sun, 03 Nov 2013 16:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/inside-the-ticker/why-this-rally-may-really-be-differentinside-the-ticker/http://money.msn.com/inside-the-ticker/why-this-rally-may-really-be-differentJeff Reeves for MarketWatchHow to prepare your 'retirement landing'When you're getting ready to touch down in retirement, be sure you're prepared with these eight smart financial steps.Fri, 01 Nov 2013 19:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement/how-to-prepare-your-retirement-landingretirement/http://money.msn.com/retirement/how-to-prepare-your-retirement-landingScott Holsopple, U.S. News & World ReportWhy your credit card was closedEven if you're not in default, an issuer can boot you at any time.Fri, 01 Nov 2013 18:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/credit-cards/why-your-credit-card-was-closedcredit-cards/http://money.msn.com/credit-cards/why-your-credit-card-was-closedSusan Lahey, CreditCards.comFidelity sparks ETF price warInvestors stand to benefit as the fund giant rolls out new a line of low-cost, commission-free exchange-traded funds. Fri, 01 Nov 2013 14:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/fidelity-sparks-etf-price-warexchange-traded-fund/http://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/fidelity-sparks-etf-price-warChuck Jaffe, MarketWatch Supermarket bromance: More men are shoppingAn increasing number of men are sharing grocery responsibilities, while some are even taking on a majority of the shopping load.Thu, 31 Oct 2013 19:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/supermarket-bromance-more-men-are-shoppingpersonal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/supermarket-bromance-more-men-are-shoppingDavid Koeppel, The Fiscal TimesInvestors wiser ahead of Twitter IPOSeveral wealth managers told Reuters that they would advise their clients to wait until after the IPO, and buy Twitter only if and when the stock tanks. Thu, 31 Oct 2013 19:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/investors-wiser-ahead-of-twitter-ipoinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/investors-wiser-ahead-of-twitter-ipoCarol Kopp, MarketWatchHow risky hobbies raise your insuranceLove skydiving or mountain climbing? Such thrill-seeking pastimes can cost you more than you think.Thu, 31 Oct 2013 14:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/insurance/how-risky-hobbies-raise-your-insuranceinsurance/http://money.msn.com/insurance/how-risky-hobbies-raise-your-insuranceGeoff Williams, U.S. News & World Report10 ways health care may changeWhile many plans and benefits will be similar to those in the past, corporate efforts to rein in costs and other trends will bring some changes. Here's a guide to what you may see in the coming year.Wed, 30 Oct 2013 19:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/insurance/10-ways-health-care-may-changeinsurance/http://money.msn.com/insurance/10-ways-health-care-may-changeBeth Braverman, The Fiscal TimesIran: The next investment frontier?A slow thawing of diplomatic relations could eventually open the door to foreign investment.Wed, 30 Oct 2013 19:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/iran-the-next-investment-frontierinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/iran-the-next-investment-frontierMatt Clinch, CNBC.com Halloween means treats for investorsIf you sold in May and went away, it's time to come back. Historically, the stock market delivers stellar returns from November through April. Tue, 29 Oct 2013 18:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/halloween-means-treats-for-investorsinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/halloween-means-treats-for-investorsSteven Goldbert, Kiplinger'sWith a 401(k), it pays to stay the course in crisesIt's tempting to pull out your money amid uncertainty, but consistent savers fare better than others during rough patches, a new study shows.Mon, 28 Oct 2013 23:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/with-a-401-k-it-pays-to-stay-the-course-in-crisesmutual-fund/http://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/with-a-401-k-it-pays-to-stay-the-course-in-crisesSharon Epperson, CNBCRide this market's last-gasp rallyWith Fed money still rolling in, look for another six weeks of gains as a market that’s already advanced 25% this year melts up. Then get ready: A meltdown could follow.Mon, 28 Oct 2013 19:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/ride-this-markets-last-gasp-rallyinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/ride-this-markets-last-gasp-rallyJim JubakThis isn't your parent's tech bubbleSky-high valuations for unprofitable tech startups stir memories of 1999, but there are some differences. Mon, 28 Oct 2013 19:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/this-isnt-your-parents-tech-bubbleinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/this-isnt-your-parents-tech-bubbleRolfe Winkler and Matt Jarzemsky, The Wall Street JournalFacebook may flop after earningsThe stock can't keep up this run for much longer — and investors who are sitting on big profits may be wise to sell now rather than risk steep declines. Mon, 28 Oct 2013 17:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/facebook-may-flop-after-earningsinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/facebook-may-flop-after-earningsJeff Reeves, MarketWatchHow many bank accounts do you need? Every personal finance situation is different, and sometimes 2 bank accounts -- 1 checking, 1 saving -- may be adequate. Many times, though, things are more complicated.Mon, 28 Oct 2013 16:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/how-many-bank-accounts-do-you-needpersonal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/how-many-bank-accounts-do-you-needMichael Estrin, Bankrate.comBudgeting strategies for single parentsHere are some budgeting tips for single moms and dads with a full house of kids – and bills.Mon, 28 Oct 2013 16:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/family-money/budgeting-strategies-for-single-parentsfamily-money/http://money.msn.com/family-money/budgeting-strategies-for-single-parentsGeoff Williams, U.S. News & World ReportStocks too bubbly? 5 warning signsWith stocks at record highs, Wall Street is feverishly bullish. But here are a few red flags investors seem to be ignoring. Fri, 25 Oct 2013 21:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/stocks-too-bubbly-5-warning-signsinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/stocks-too-bubbly-5-warning-signsPatti Domm, CNBC6 credit mistakes moms makeNobody's perfect, not even Mom. Here are some of the most common credit mistakes mothers make, and how they can avoid them.Fri, 25 Oct 2013 19:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/family-money/6-credit-mistakes-moms-makefamily-money/http://money.msn.com/family-money/6-credit-mistakes-moms-makeGerri Detweiler, Credit.comThe incredible shrinking plane seatAirlines are adding an extra seat to each row of their coach cabins, reducing seat width to about 17 inches on many international flights.Thu, 24 Oct 2013 18:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/the-incredible-shrinking-plane-seatinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/the-incredible-shrinking-plane-seatJon Ostrower and Daniel Michaels, The Wall Street Journal5 ways parents can be good money role modelsChildren look to Mom and Dad to learn how to live their lives -- and that includes finances. Here's how to set a good fiscal example for your kids.Thu, 24 Oct 2013 15:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/family-money/5-ways-parents-can-be-good-money-role-modelsfamily-money/http://money.msn.com/family-money/5-ways-parents-can-be-good-money-role-modelsJennifer Calonia, U.S. News & World Report4 better bets than the Twitter IPOIt's not that Twitter won't be a good investment -- it could be. But investors should wait 90 days on any IPO to let the hype die down and allow for rational analysis.Wed, 23 Oct 2013 19:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/4-better-bets-than-the-twitter-ipoinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/4-better-bets-than-the-twitter-ipoDavid Milstead, Kiplinger'sDon't let debt destroy your creditOn-time payments are much more important than how much you owe. Credit card users, however, need to take extra care to protect their scores.Wed, 23 Oct 2013 19:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/debt-management/dont-let-debt-destroy-your-creditdebt-management/http://money.msn.com/debt-management/dont-let-debt-destroy-your-creditGerri Detweiler, Credit.comHigh-end spenders shrug off economic headwindsWeak unemployment data and gridlock in Washington aren't slowing down well-heeled consumers, who continue to open their wallets for big-ticket items.Wed, 23 Oct 2013 18:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/high-end-spenders-shrug-off-economic-headwindsinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/high-end-spenders-shrug-off-economic-headwindsJames R. Hagerty and Ben Casselman, The Wall Street Journal6 ways to scare up Halloween savingsLooking to trick-or-treat on a budget? Here are some boo-tiful ways to save on Halloween festivities. Wed, 23 Oct 2013 17:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/family-money/6-ways-to-scare-up-halloween-savingsfamily-money/http://money.msn.com/family-money/6-ways-to-scare-up-halloween-savingsLora Shinn, Bankrate.com5 reasons to add index funds to your portfolioResearch shows mutual funds and ETFs that passively track their benchmarks produce better returns for investors than actively managed ones.Tue, 22 Oct 2013 20:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/5-reasons-to-add-index-funds-to-your-portfoliomutual-fund/http://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/5-reasons-to-add-index-funds-to-your-portfolioDaniel Solin, U.S. News & World ReportWashington dysfunction may trim Wall Street profitsProfits at New York investment banks are expected to take a fourth-quarter hit as political gridlock and legal costs weigh on earnings. Tue, 22 Oct 2013 18:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/washington-dysfunction-may-trim-wall-street-profitsinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/washington-dysfunction-may-trim-wall-street-profitsSuzanne McGee, The Fiscal TimesRaising kids and strapped for cashI do the best I can for my kids. In the end, our hand-to-mouth existence will, I hope, make for great stories and a resilient spirit. And that’s an inheritance in itself. Tue, 22 Oct 2013 16:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/family-money/raising-kids-and-strapped-for-cashfamily-money/http://money.msn.com/family-money/raising-kids-and-strapped-for-cashAmy Keyishian, LearnVestWhen should you consider bankruptcy?The B Word can be pretty intimidating, but sometimes it's the smartest course of action. Mon, 21 Oct 2013 21:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/debt-management/when-should-you-consider-bankruptcydebt-management/http://money.msn.com/debt-management/when-should-you-consider-bankruptcyGerri Detweiler, Credit.comWhy we can't just save more and spend lessExperts explain why it's difficult for so many people to follow two basic financial guidelines: Save your money and don't overspend.Mon, 21 Oct 2013 20:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/why-we-cant-just-save-more-and-spend-lesspersonal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/why-we-cant-just-save-more-and-spend-lessGeoff Williams, U.S. News & World ReportWelcome to the 'Dirty Harry' marketThe Fed is no more out of ammo than Clint Eastwood in his prime. And with the economy looking shaky, don't bet that it will pull back on stimulus anytime soon.Mon, 21 Oct 2013 19:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/welcome-to-the-dirty-harry-marketinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/welcome-to-the-dirty-harry-marketJim JubakBig Tobacco invests in e-cigarettes. Should you?Electronic cigarette sales are expected to top $1 billion this year -- and with growth like that, you can bet someone will be making money off this trend.Mon, 21 Oct 2013 17:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/big-tobacco-invests-in-e-cigarettes-should-youinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/big-tobacco-invests-in-e-cigarettes-should-youRichard Satran, U.S. News & World ReportWidow's guide to Social Security benefitsLots of questions remain after a spouse dies, including what happens to Social Security. Make sure you know what to do. Mon, 21 Oct 2013 15:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement/widows-guide-to-social-security-benefitsretirement/http://money.msn.com/retirement/widows-guide-to-social-security-benefitsJane Young, Credit.comHow the government shutdown shook up the US economyAnalysts say the hit to gross domestic product from lost government services alone totals $3.1 billion.Fri, 18 Oct 2013 19:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/how-the-government-shutdown-shook-up-the-us-economyinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/how-the-government-shutdown-shook-up-the-us-economyBrianna Ehley, The Fiscal TimesWhen the wife is the breadwinnerWomen who bring home the bacon are on the rise. Here's how 3 men feel about not being their family's chief moneymaker. Fri, 18 Oct 2013 15:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/family-money/when-the-wife-is-the-breadwinnerfamily-money/http://money.msn.com/family-money/when-the-wife-is-the-breadwinnerDrew Anne Scarantino, LearnVest4 signs your teen isn't ready for a credit cardGetting a teenager behind the wheel of a car is scary enough, so do you think your kid is ready to handle the responsibility of a credit card? Thu, 17 Oct 2013 20:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/credit-cards/4-signs-your-teen-isnt-ready-for-a-credit-cardcredit-cards/http://money.msn.com/credit-cards/4-signs-your-teen-isnt-ready-for-a-credit-cardDawn Papandrea, CreditCards.comThe ultimate Obamacare ETFThe $55 million SPDR S&P Health Care Services exchange-traded fund holds insurers, hospitals, clinics, rehab centers and nursing homes.Thu, 17 Oct 2013 17:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/the-ultimate-obamacare-etfexchange-traded-fund/http://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/the-ultimate-obamacare-etfEric Balchunas, BloombergObamacare vs. your employer's planEven if you have health insurance through work, you might still want to explore the Obamacare exchanges.Wed, 16 Oct 2013 20:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/health-and-life-insurance/obamacare-vs-your-employers-planhealth-and-life-insurance/http://money.msn.com/health-and-life-insurance/obamacare-vs-your-employers-planSusan Ladika, Bankrate.com Why your fund's 5-year returns are about to skyrocketWhen the market crash of 2008 fades into history, a lot of mutual funds will look more appealing. But remember, bear markets show what a fund is really made of. Wed, 16 Oct 2013 19:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/why-your-funds-5-year-returns-are-about-to-skyrocketmutual-fund/http://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/why-your-funds-5-year-returns-are-about-to-skyrocketSteven Goldberg, KiplingerDriving tips from a war zoneDo road lessons learned in Iraq and Afghanistan translate to civilian life?Wed, 16 Oct 2013 15:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/auto-insurance/driving-tips-from-a-war-zoneauto-insurance/http://money.msn.com/auto-insurance/driving-tips-from-a-war-zoneJennifer Nelson, CarInsurance.com4 countries Wal-Mart can't conquerThe world's largest retailer is missing out on some of the biggest global markets, including Germany, Russia and South Korea.Tue, 15 Oct 2013 16:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/4-countries-wal-mart-cant-conquerinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/4-countries-wal-mart-cant-conquerSusan Berfield, Bloomberg BusinessWeek5 ways to blow your budget on the InternetIt's easy to spend a lot of money pretty quickly when you're shopping on the web -- and that's just how online vendors like it. Tue, 15 Oct 2013 15:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/5-ways-to-blow-your-budget-on-the-internetpersonal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/5-ways-to-blow-your-budget-on-the-internetColleen Oakley, LearnVestAfter the shutdown, a big rally?Assuming the shutdown ends without disaster, investors can expect a rally into December. But then old worries, like China and the Fed, will creep back in.Tue, 15 Oct 2013 05:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/after-the-shutdown-a-big-rallyinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/after-the-shutdown-a-big-rallyJim JubakAn 8-year partial government shutdown?Sequestration is barely reducing the debt; it exacerbates budget structure problems, diminishes national security and hampers economic recovery.Mon, 14 Oct 2013 16:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/an-8-year-partial-government-shutdowninvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/an-8-year-partial-government-shutdownEric Pianin and Brianna Ehley, The Fiscal TimesAre you afraid to spend money?Here's a look at chronic savers who stockpile cash while forgoing everything from food to doctor visits.Mon, 14 Oct 2013 14:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/are-you-afraid-to-spend-moneypersonal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/are-you-afraid-to-spend-moneyGeoff Williams, U.S. News & World ReportIgnore pundits predicting a crashTrying to time the market's swings is a fool's errand. And unlike in other pursuits, investors who 'do nothing' are often rewarded for their patience. Fri, 11 Oct 2013 01:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/ignore-pundits-predicting-a-crashmutual-fund/http://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/ignore-pundits-predicting-a-crashDaniel Solin, U.S. News & World ReportMake sense of your card's fine printMisunderstanding your credit card's rules can cost you. Ask the issuer these questions about your card's terms and conditions rather than trying to decipher the fine print.Thu, 10 Oct 2013 18:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/credit-cards/make-sense-of-your-cards-fine-printcredit-cards/http://money.msn.com/credit-cards/make-sense-of-your-cards-fine-printDaniel Bortz, U.S. News & World ReportHow much does your credit score cost you?These numbers don't lie: A poor credit score can have a huge impact on your finances, costing you thousands of dollars over the years.Thu, 10 Oct 2013 18:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/credit-rating/how-much-does-your-credit-score-cost-youcredit-rating/http://money.msn.com/credit-rating/how-much-does-your-credit-score-cost-youGerri Detweiler, Credit.comDefault or not, 5 things to rememberWhether the debt ceiling standoff leads to a market crash or just a small disruption, financial pros say it's an ideal time to think about managing risk and protecting your portfolio.Wed, 09 Oct 2013 18:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/default-or-not-5-things-to-rememberinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/default-or-not-5-things-to-rememberBy Jeff Cox, CNBCStudent loan forgiveness: What to knowWorried about how much you'll owe Uncle Sam after graduation? Loan forgiveness programs may help. Wed, 09 Oct 2013 15:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/debt-management/student-loan-forgiveness-what-to-knowdebt-management/http://money.msn.com/debt-management/student-loan-forgiveness-what-to-knowMary Clare Fischer, Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazineShould you increase your credit limit?Make sure you need a higher credit limit before you ask for one. Sometimes an increase can hurt your credit scores -- but not always.Wed, 09 Oct 2013 15:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/credit-rating/should-you-increase-your-credit-limitcredit-rating/http://money.msn.com/credit-rating/should-you-increase-your-credit-limitJennifer Goforth Gregory, CardRatings.com3 ways you're throwing money awayHow common financial decisions like buying a house or car can go terribly wrong.Wed, 09 Oct 2013 15:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/3-ways-youre-throwing-money-awaypersonal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/3-ways-youre-throwing-money-awayGeoff Williams, U.S. News & World Report3 great portfolios from top ETFsYou can build a low-cost, diversified nest egg from a handful of exchange-traded funds, whether you're just beginning to invest or near retirement. Tue, 08 Oct 2013 18:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/3-great-portfolios-from-top-etfsexchange-traded-fund/http://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/3-great-portfolios-from-top-etfsJohn Wasik, Forbes.comHow good manners can mean financial successDo nice guys really finish last? Not necessarily -- particularly when you're talking about business and finances.Tue, 08 Oct 2013 17:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/how-good-manners-can-mean-financial-successpersonal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/how-good-manners-can-mean-financial-successJudy Martel, Bankrate.comWhy sizzling food IPOs could leave you feeling emptyInvestors have developed a seemingly bottomless appetite for shares of casual dining restaurants and grocery stores. But will they end up suffering from indigestion?Tue, 08 Oct 2013 16:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/why-sizzling-food-ipos-could-leave-you-feeling-emptyinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/why-sizzling-food-ipos-could-leave-you-feeling-emptySuzanne McGee, The Fiscal TimesGet ready for the shutdown's endOdds are, the mess in Washington will be resolved short of an economic collapse. And investors who play it right could even turn a profit. Here’s how to start.Tue, 08 Oct 2013 01:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/get-ready-for-the-shutdowns-endinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/get-ready-for-the-shutdowns-endJim Jubak10 ways to use your cards with social mediaTo see how your credit card company measures up in social media, do some following and friending, then watch for these 10 ways to engage.Mon, 07 Oct 2013 18:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/credit-cards/10-ways-to-use-your-cards-with-social-mediacredit-cards/http://money.msn.com/credit-cards/10-ways-to-use-your-cards-with-social-mediaMelody Warnick, CreditCards.comWhen will the next US recession hit?Economists are already working on this question, and the answer is: sooner than you think. And that assumes the US avoids defaulting on its debt repayments.Mon, 07 Oct 2013 18:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/when-will-the-next-us-recession-hitinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/when-will-the-next-us-recession-hitCatherine Boyle, CNBC.comWal-Mart turns to 'made in USA'For the past nine months, the company has been trumpeting patriotic promises to stock more U.S.-made goods.Mon, 07 Oct 2013 16:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/wal-mart-turns-to-made-in-usainvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/wal-mart-turns-to-made-in-usaJames R. Hagerty, The Wall Street Journal5 things to know before reinvesting dividendsPutting dividend payments right back to work can help you grow your portfolio, but it can also add costs and complication.Sun, 06 Oct 2013 19:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/5-things-to-know-before-reinvesting-dividendsmutual-fund/http://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/5-things-to-know-before-reinvesting-dividendsRichard Satran, U.S. News & World ReportDos and don'ts for maximizing credit rewards Discipline and a careful strategy will allow you to reap all kinds of freebies, but make sure you follow the Golden Rule: Don't carry a balance.Fri, 04 Oct 2013 05:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/credit-cards/dos-and-donts-for-maximizing-credit-rewardscredit-cards/http://money.msn.com/credit-cards/dos-and-donts-for-maximizing-credit-rewardsGeoff Williams, CardRatings.comStocks on sale amid DC dramaAs the debt ceiling deadline looms nearer, expect more volatility -- and a chance for long-term investors to pick up wish-list stocks at a discount.Thu, 03 Oct 2013 22:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/stocks-on-sale-amid-dc-dramainvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/stocks-on-sale-amid-dc-dramaKathy Kristof, Kiplinger'sHow to retire on a small budgetIf your money is tight in your retirement years, you might want to consider moving overseas.Wed, 02 Oct 2013 22:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement/how-to-retire-on-a-small-budgetretirement/http://money.msn.com/retirement/how-to-retire-on-a-small-budgetBy Kathleen Peddicord, U.S. News & World ReportThe real danger of 'cheap' stocksInvestors who focus on nominal share price are at best wasting their time and at worst exposing themselves to huge risk.Wed, 02 Oct 2013 20:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/the-real-danger-of-cheap-stocksinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/the-real-danger-of-cheap-stocksMarketWatchHow to escape the payday debt trapMost storefront lenders will allow borrowers to enter into an extended payment plan, but the big danger is when people get burdened down with too many loans, creating a snowball effect.Wed, 02 Oct 2013 18:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/debt-management/how-to-escape-the-payday-debt-trapdebt-management/http://money.msn.com/debt-management/how-to-escape-the-payday-debt-trapGerri Detweiler, Credit.comFast food gets a little slowerMore complex menus are blamed as the average speed at seven chains increased to over three minutes -- eight seconds longer than a year ago.Wed, 02 Oct 2013 16:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/fast-food-gets-a-little-slowerinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/fast-food-gets-a-little-slowerKatie Little, CNBC9 million moms, babies at risk as WIC program haltsLow-income women and children rely on the vouchers for healthy food, breastfeeding support and infant formula. Most states will be able to continue operations for only 'a week or so' before running out of money. Wed, 02 Oct 2013 14:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/family-money/9-million-moms-babies-at-risk-as-wic-program-haltsfamily-money/http://money.msn.com/family-money/9-million-moms-babies-at-risk-as-wic-program-haltsClare O'Connor, ForbesHow to draft a retirement blueprintAccounting for every possible expense can help you create a withdrawal strategy that ensures your savings will last a lifetime. Tue, 01 Oct 2013 23:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement/how-to-draft-a-retirement-blueprintretirement/http://money.msn.com/retirement/how-to-draft-a-retirement-blueprintSusan B. Garland, Kiplinger'sNo Washington, no big deal?So far, the U.S. government shutdown (and similar political deadlock in Italy) hasn’t rattled the market. Here’s a look at how much calm we can expect before the storm.Tue, 01 Oct 2013 19:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/no-washington-no-big-dealinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/no-washington-no-big-dealJim JubakShutdown cost: $40 million-$80 million a dayAfter a bruising half decade of crawling back from recession, it’s unclear just how bad the shutdown would be for the economy.Tue, 01 Oct 2013 16:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/shutdown-cost-dollar40-million-dollar80-million-a-dayinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/shutdown-cost-dollar40-million-dollar80-million-a-dayDavid Francis, The Fiscal TimesShutdown could bruise housing recoveryOne of the biggest questions regarding the shutdown and how it will affect housing has revolved around the mortgage market, specifically prospective buyers' access to new home loans.Tue, 01 Oct 2013 14:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/shutdown-could-bruise-housing-recoveryinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/shutdown-could-bruise-housing-recoveryMorgan Brennan, ForbesThe credit report you haven't seenAlternative credit data such as your rental history or utility payments can help fill out an otherwise thin or shaky credit profile. Mon, 30 Sep 2013 18:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/credit-rating/the-credit-report-you-havent-seencredit-rating/http://money.msn.com/credit-rating/the-credit-report-you-havent-seenGerri Detweiler, Credit.comWill budget fight shut down the recovery?With business and consumer confidence falling, economists worry that even the possibility of a government shutdown or debt default will hurt the economy.Mon, 30 Sep 2013 15:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/will-budget-fight-shut-down-the-recoveryinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/will-budget-fight-shut-down-the-recoveryBrenda Cronin and Sudeep ReddyStates roll out varied Obamacare plansNearly half the states have opted to set up their own health care exchanges, while residents in other states will have a federally run option.Fri, 27 Sep 2013 18:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/states-roll-out-varied-obamacare-planspersonal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/states-roll-out-varied-obamacare-plansMichelle V. Rafter, MSN MoneyHow to improve your credit scoreThese simple steps will help you stay on top of your credit rating and qualify for the best possible rates.Fri, 27 Sep 2013 18:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/credit-rating/how-to-improve-your-credit-score-1credit-rating/http://money.msn.com/credit-rating/how-to-improve-your-credit-score-1Liz Weston5 financial figures you need to knowStaying in sound financial shape requires more than just knowing the balance of your checking account. Fri, 27 Sep 2013 17:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/5-financial-figures-you-need-to-knowpersonal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/5-financial-figures-you-need-to-knowMike Anderson, U.S. News & World ReportMartha Stewart takes on Apple on TwitterA series of tweets by business magnate Martha Stewart about her broken iPad has gone viral. Fri, 27 Sep 2013 15:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/martha-stewart-takes-on-apple-on-twitterinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/martha-stewart-takes-on-apple-on-twitterKatrina Bishop, CNBC13 ways a government shutdown could hurt youIf a shutdown does occur this time around, it would inconvenience the public in ways large and small. Consider the impacts of the shutdown in 1995.Fri, 27 Sep 2013 14:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/13-ways-a-government-shutdown-could-hurt-youinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/13-ways-a-government-shutdown-could-hurt-youMaureen Mackey, The Fiscal TimesWhy the S&P 500 is beating the DowThe easy, often-offered explanation for the Dow outperforming the S&P 500 is investor caution. There is truth there, but it's not the whole story.Thu, 26 Sep 2013 19:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/why-the-sandp-500-is-beating-the-dowinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/why-the-sandp-500-is-beating-the-dowJohn Prestbo, MarketWatchWhy financial plans aren't just for the richOnly 31% of financial decision makers in families say they have created a comprehensive financial plan. Here's why that should change.Thu, 26 Sep 2013 17:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-budget/why-financial-plans-arent-just-for-the-richhow-to-budget/http://money.msn.com/how-to-budget/why-financial-plans-arent-just-for-the-richLaura Shin, Forbes.comCan we save the US economy?Five years after the financial crisis, the economy is still just limping along. It's clear that deeper problems are plaguing the country. We can solve them -- but will we?Wed, 25 Sep 2013 22:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/can-we-save-the-us-economyinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/can-we-save-the-us-economyAnthony Mirhaydari, MSN MoneyWhat a shutdown really meansWith no deal in the offing to pay the government’s bills beyond midnight Sept. 30, much of the federal government could begin to shut down when the new fiscal year starts next Tuesday.Wed, 25 Sep 2013 18:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/what-a-shutdown-really-meansinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/what-a-shutdown-really-meansEric Pianin and Brianna Ehley, The Fiscal TimesWhy credit card rates didn't fall along with mortgage ratesTo put it simply, credit card lenders have much more to lose when borrowers default on debt.Wed, 25 Sep 2013 16:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/credit-cards/why-credit-card-rates-didnt-fall-along-with-mortgage-ratescredit-cards/http://money.msn.com/credit-cards/why-credit-card-rates-didnt-fall-along-with-mortgage-ratesMitch Lipka, MSN Money5 reasons budgets fail -- and how to fix themFew orders can sound as ominous as 'stick to your budget.' But it's not that difficult to stay on the budget bandwagon.Tue, 24 Sep 2013 17:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/5-reasons-budgets-fail-and-how-to-fix-thempersonal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/5-reasons-budgets-fail-and-how-to-fix-themJodi Helmer, CreditCards.com9 'hot' investments you don't needThe financial industry is good at pushing investors to take more risks or gamble on things like penny stocks and gold. Fact is, you don’t need tricks to make money or even get rich.Tue, 24 Sep 2013 17:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/9-hot-investments-you-dont-needinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/9-hot-investments-you-dont-needJeff Reeves, MarketWatchVolatility ahead: Thank the FedExpect big short-term shifts among markets and assets as traders try to keep cheap money at work by maximizing rewards while limiting risks.Mon, 23 Sep 2013 20:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/volatility-ahead-thank-the-fedinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/volatility-ahead-thank-the-fedJim Jubak5 insurance mistakes that can ruin your marriageMoney often tops the list of topics that married couples argue about, but insurance issues can be just as financially and emotionally costly.Mon, 23 Sep 2013 15:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/insurance/5-insurance-mistakes-that-can-ruin-your-marriageinsurance/http://money.msn.com/insurance/5-insurance-mistakes-that-can-ruin-your-marriageMichele Lerner, Insurance.com9 student loan rights you should knowStudent loans can be a long, complicated, expensive proposition. Make sure you know your rights when you get federal loans.Mon, 23 Sep 2013 13:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/debt-management/9-student-loan-rights-you-should-knowdebt-management/http://money.msn.com/debt-management/9-student-loan-rights-you-should-knowAaron Crowe, Credit.comWhen to bargain with your doctorMost of us wouldn't think to haggle with our doctor over the cost of an operation. But bargaining over medical prices does happen, and you can save big if you do it right.Fri, 20 Sep 2013 16:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/when-to-bargain-with-your-doctorpersonal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/when-to-bargain-with-your-doctorLiz Weston, MSN MoneyWill Social Security be gone when you retire?Most people agree that the Social Security program needs to be adjusted. But not everyone agrees on the next steps.Thu, 19 Sep 2013 23:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement/will-social-security-be-gone-when-you-retireretirement/http://money.msn.com/retirement/will-social-security-be-gone-when-you-retireLeslie Kramer, LearnVest5 ways consumers benefited from the crash Regulatory changes enacted after the financial crisis have left the average American with a few extra protections from predatory lenders.Thu, 19 Sep 2013 18:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/5-ways-consumers-benefited-from-the-crashpersonal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/5-ways-consumers-benefited-from-the-crashMitch Lipka, MSN Money4 reasons you can't get a discount latteThe last time coffee prices were this low, General Motors had just filed for bankruptcy and Michael Jackson had just died. This drop won't be felt at the retail level.Thu, 19 Sep 2013 16:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/4-reasons-you-cant-get-a-discount-latteinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/4-reasons-you-cant-get-a-discount-latteKyle Stock, Bloomberg Businessweek Facts about outsized US health care spendingThe rising cost of medical care is chewing up an increasingly large share of the economy, especially when compared with other advanced countries.Thu, 19 Sep 2013 14:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/insurance/facts-about-outsized-us-health-care-spendinginsurance/http://money.msn.com/insurance/facts-about-outsized-us-health-care-spendingMSN Money staffWhen divorce ruins your creditIt may be difficult, but you need to think about your finances when your marriage ends. Protect yourself from more unexpected surprises.Wed, 18 Sep 2013 17:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/credit-rating/when-divorce-ruins-your-creditcredit-rating/http://money.msn.com/credit-rating/when-divorce-ruins-your-creditCredit.comCaution: Budget fight dead aheadWith the Federal Reserve's decision to keep stimulus going, stocks are moving on up. But the looming fight over the federal budget, taxes and spending could end the party for all of us. Wed, 18 Sep 2013 16:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/caution-budget-fight-dead-aheadinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/caution-budget-fight-dead-aheadAnthony Mirhaydari, MSN Money5 tests of your retirement readinessThere are lots of ways to plan for retirement, but they all (hopefully) lead to the same place -- happy, financially secure golden years. Here's how to know if you'll be ready.Wed, 18 Sep 2013 15:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement/5-tests-of-your-retirement-readinessretirement/http://money.msn.com/retirement/5-tests-of-your-retirement-readinessDave Bernard, U.S. News & World ReportThe rise of no-contract smartphonesWith Apple’s new iPhone 5S and 5C devices, the company joins others cutting the cord between mobile phones and contracts.Tue, 17 Sep 2013 13:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/the-rise-of-no-contract-smartphonespersonal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/the-rise-of-no-contract-smartphonesMichelle V. Rafter, MSN MoneyDebate rages over Obamacare, medical costsNewly public data has shed light on wild disparities in the cost of common medical procedures and treatments, which in itself could put pressure on doctors, hospitals and other providers. Mon, 16 Sep 2013 20:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/debate-rages-over-obamacare-medical-costspersonal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/debate-rages-over-obamacare-medical-costsMichelle V. Rafter, MSN Money5 years after the crisis: Blame Washington or Wall Street?Five years after the crisis peaked with the collapse of Lehman Brothers, it is still possible to hear bankers claim that Washington forced them to take risks. That claim simply doesn’t have much merit, however. Mon, 16 Sep 2013 18:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/5-years-after-the-crisis-blame-washington-or-wall-streetinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/5-years-after-the-crisis-blame-washington-or-wall-streetSuzanne McGee, The Fiscal TimesBeware surprises in Fed's taperThe central bank has signaled a gradual reduction of stimulus. But Larry Summers' withdrawal from consideration as Fed chief is a reminder that public events don't always follow a script.Mon, 16 Sep 2013 18:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/beware-surprises-in-feds-taperinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/beware-surprises-in-feds-taperJim JubakWhy your car insurer might break up with youYour insurance company can drop you if you're a high-risk or reckless driver. Oh, and keep up with your payments.Fri, 13 Sep 2013 18:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/auto-insurance/why-your-car-insurer-might-break-up-with-youauto-insurance/http://money.msn.com/auto-insurance/why-your-car-insurer-might-break-up-with-youMichele Lerner, Insurance.com'MOOCs' could lower cost of collegeIncreasingly popular online courses could be a solution to the ever-growing cost of traditional undergraduate and graduate degrees.Fri, 13 Sep 2013 18:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/moocs-could-lower-cost-of-collegepersonal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/moocs-could-lower-cost-of-collegeMichelle V. Rafter, MSN MoneyHow to avoid nasty estate battlesEven small estates can bring out the 'vultures,' eager to grab property belonging to the deceased. A solid plan can prevent chaos.Fri, 13 Sep 2013 14:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-budget/how-to-avoid-nasty-estate-battleshow-to-budget/http://money.msn.com/how-to-budget/how-to-avoid-nasty-estate-battlesLiz Weston, MSN Money6 moves that will affect your retirementThese retirement planning choices determine how financially secure you will be in your golden years.Thu, 12 Sep 2013 18:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement/6-moves-that-will-affect-your-retirementretirement/http://money.msn.com/retirement/6-moves-that-will-affect-your-retirementEmily Brandon, U.S. News & World Report4 stocks to profit from ObamacareInvestors can lament Obamacare, or they can capitalize on it by owning stakes in the companies best-positioned to profit from the changes.Thu, 12 Sep 2013 18:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/4-stocks-to-profit-from-obamacareinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/4-stocks-to-profit-from-obamacareJames Brumley, InvestorPlaceThe financial crisis, year by yearFed by a collapsing housing market, the meltdown came to a head in September 2008. But it began unfolding more than a year earlier. Here's a look.Thu, 12 Sep 2013 18:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/the-financial-crisis-year-by-yearinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/the-financial-crisis-year-by-yearMSN Money staffLinkedIn goes after teens for growthThe social network, aimed squarely at professionals, wants to attract high school and college students.Wed, 11 Sep 2013 16:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/linkedin-goes-after-teens-for-growthpersonal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/linkedin-goes-after-teens-for-growthMichelle V. Rafter, MSN Money5 years after the crisis: What banks haven't learnedA near-death experience can be life-changing. But the mindset of big-bank executives has changed little since they narrowly escaped the 2008 financial meltdown they helped cause. Wed, 11 Sep 2013 16:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/5-years-after-the-crisis-what-banks-havent-learnedinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/5-years-after-the-crisis-what-banks-havent-learnedSuzanne McGee, The Fiscal TimesHow important are your credit scores?They can seem like an arcane, abstract number, but your credit scores dictate your financial life. Wed, 11 Sep 2013 15:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/credit-rating/how-important-are-your-credit-scorescredit-rating/http://money.msn.com/credit-rating/how-important-are-your-credit-scoresGerri Detweiler, Credit.comStop or go: The yellow-light dilemmaMany drivers speed up when they see yellow, others slam on the brakes. What's the safest move? Wed, 11 Sep 2013 14:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/auto-insurance/stop-or-go-the-yellow-light-dilemmaauto-insurance/http://money.msn.com/auto-insurance/stop-or-go-the-yellow-light-dilemmaMark Vallet, CarInsurance.comCheap money or not, the Fed can't winWhether the Federal Reserve decides to ‘taper’ its money-printing on Sept. 18 or wait until later, the market will take a hit. It’s best to watch from the sidelines.Wed, 11 Sep 2013 14:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/cheap-money-or-not-the-fed-cant-wininvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/cheap-money-or-not-the-fed-cant-winAnthony Mirhaydari, MSN Money5 lessons from free credit score noticesIf you're turned down for a loan, lenders have to tell you what they saw in your credit history that led to the decision. Here's what you need to know about your scores.Tue, 10 Sep 2013 16:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/credit-rating/5-lessons-from-free-credit-score-noticescredit-rating/http://money.msn.com/credit-rating/5-lessons-from-free-credit-score-noticesJanna Herron, Bankrate.com10 stocks for a difficult marketStrike a balance between the downside risks of bad news and the upside possibilities if trends break in a favorable direction.Mon, 09 Sep 2013 21:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/10-stocks-for-a-difficult-marketinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/10-stocks-for-a-difficult-marketJim JubakRecession now? A third of Americans thinks soThe National Bureau of Economic Research has declared that the US pulled out of recession more than four years ago, but a lot of people apparently didn’t get the memo.Mon, 09 Sep 2013 18:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/recession-now-a-third-of-americans-thinks-soinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/recession-now-a-third-of-americans-thinks-soPeter Coy, Bloomberg Businessweek7 steps to retirement independenceIf you’re planning your retirement, you’re likely counting on being able to take care of yourself. Here are 7 ways to make sure you can.Mon, 09 Sep 2013 14:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement/7-steps-to-retirement-independenceretirement/http://money.msn.com/retirement/7-steps-to-retirement-independenceTom Sightings, U.S. News & World NewsMistaken lessons from the financial crisisToo many investors drew wrong conclusions from the financial crisis of 2008. Those who stayed on the sidelines missed out on large returns.Fri, 06 Sep 2013 16:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/mistaken-lessons-from-the-financial-crisisinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/mistaken-lessons-from-the-financial-crisisChuck Jaffe, MarketWatchObamacare could free workers from 'job lock'For would-be entrepreneurs, it may be time to take a fresh look at launching a business or going freelance.Fri, 06 Sep 2013 14:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/obamacare-could-free-workers-from-job-lockpersonal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/obamacare-could-free-workers-from-job-lockLiz Weston, MSN Money401k plans add personalized adviceInvestment help is available for the taking in many 401k retirement-savings plans, yet few employees actually take it.Thu, 05 Sep 2013 16:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/401k-plans-add-personalized-advicemutual-fund/http://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/401k-plans-add-personalized-adviceKelly Greene, The Wall Street JournalRanking your driving distractionsWhether hand-held or hands-free, cellphones are a dangerous distraction to drivers. Find out what other activities make it hard to focus on the road.Thu, 05 Sep 2013 15:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/auto-insurance/ranking-your-driving-distractionsauto-insurance/http://money.msn.com/auto-insurance/ranking-your-driving-distractionsJenny Kronenberg, MainStreetWho pays off credit card debt after a death?When a family member dies, unpaid credit card bills are just about the last thing on your mind. Are you legally on the hook?Wed, 04 Sep 2013 19:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/credit-cards/who-pays-off-credit-card-debt-after-a-deathcredit-cards/http://money.msn.com/credit-cards/who-pays-off-credit-card-debt-after-a-deathAaron Crowe, Credit.comBest route to play commodities?Here are general guidelines to help you find the commodities exposure you want and the investments that can help you get it. Wed, 04 Sep 2013 18:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/best-route-to-play-commoditiesexchange-traded-fund/http://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/best-route-to-play-commoditiesLiam Pleven, The Wall Street Journal Why Syria scares the marketThe specter of a military intervention in a volatile region is bad enough. But the aftermath could hit the economy right where it's most vulnerable.Wed, 04 Sep 2013 18:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/why-syria-scares-the-marketexchange-traded-fund/http://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/why-syria-scares-the-marketAnthony Mirhaydari, MSN Money5 bankruptcy myths debunkedGoing the bankruptcy route is a last resort for people whose finances falter. Before taking the plunge, make sure you know fact from fiction. Wed, 04 Sep 2013 15:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/debt-management/5-bankruptcy-myths-debunkeddebt-management/http://money.msn.com/debt-management/5-bankruptcy-myths-debunkedBarry Paperno, Credit.com4 reasons to invest in Europe -- reallyAs the US market loses strength, Europe's economies are in the early stages of a recovery, and investors are just starting to catch on. That makes these stocks and funds compelling buys.Tue, 03 Sep 2013 21:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/4-reasons-to-invest-in-europe-reallymutual-fund/http://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/4-reasons-to-invest-in-europe-reallyMichael Brush, MSN Money 10 easy currency lessonsTo a greater extent than usual, the movement of currencies is driving the prices of global stocks and bonds and is shaping monetary policies in key emerging markets. Tue, 03 Sep 2013 18:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/10-easy-currency-lessonsinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/10-easy-currency-lessonsJim JubakWhy bombing Syria won't affect gasoline pricesIn times of war or peace, the Middle East no longer exerts the tight grip on consumers that it held for decades. Here's why.Tue, 03 Sep 2013 18:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/why-bombing-syria-wont-affect-gasoline-pricesinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/why-bombing-syria-wont-affect-gasoline-pricesJosh Boak, The Fiscal TimesBorrowing from friends and familyEveryone warns against lending money amongst family and friends, but sometimes it's the only recourse. Here's what to expect, and how to make a loan go smoothly.Tue, 03 Sep 2013 17:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/debt-management/borrowing-from-friends-and-familydebt-management/http://money.msn.com/debt-management/borrowing-from-friends-and-familyKaren Haywood Queen, Bankrate.comInvest with Warren Buffett's 5-year planBuffett has said that he buys investments “on the assumption that they could close the market the next day and not reopen it for five years.”Tue, 03 Sep 2013 16:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/invest-with-warren-buffetts-5-year-planmutual-fund/http://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/invest-with-warren-buffetts-5-year-planChuck Jaffee, MarketWatchHospital vs. insurance: Who wins?The last thing a patient needs is to be caught in the crossfire between the hospital and the insurance company. Tue, 03 Sep 2013 15:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/health-and-life-insurance/hospital-vs-insurance-who-winshealth-and-life-insurance/http://money.msn.com/health-and-life-insurance/hospital-vs-insurance-who-winsShelby Bremer, Credit.com5 reasons to spurn your 401kContrary to the conventional wisdom, maxing out your 401k contributions doesn't always make sense.Fri, 30 Aug 2013 20:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/5-reasons-to-spurn-your-401kmutual-fund/http://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/5-reasons-to-spurn-your-401kBy Cliff Goldstein, MarketWatchPimco to push 'alternative' fundsA recent SEC move permits the marketing of funds employing a variety of strategies outside of traditional mutual funds and ETFs.Fri, 30 Aug 2013 14:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/pimco-to-push-alternative-fundsmutual-fund/http://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/pimco-to-push-alternative-fundsKirsten Grind, The Wall Street JournalPawn shops go mainstreamThey’re no longer solely for the down and out who are looking for a few extra bucks. Fri, 30 Aug 2013 14:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/pawn-shops-go-mainstreampersonal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/pawn-shops-go-mainstreamGeoff Williams, U.S.News & World Report5 ways you can really mess up your retirementFinancial advisers cite a long list of the big mistakes new retirees make as soon as they hang up their tools or turn in their BlackBerrys.Thu, 29 Aug 2013 17:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/5-ways-you-can-really-mess-up-your-retirementinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/5-ways-you-can-really-mess-up-your-retirementBrett Arends, The Wall Street Journal9 ways to save on sports ticketsThe average NFL ticket costs $203.75. Here’s how to get in on the action without going broke.Thu, 29 Aug 2013 14:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/9-ways-to-save-on-sports-tickets-1personal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/9-ways-to-save-on-sports-tickets-1Susan Johnston, U.S. News & World ReportDo you use money to self-medicate?How to stop your emotions from wreaking havoc on your finances.Thu, 29 Aug 2013 14:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/do-you-use-money-to-self-medicatepersonal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/do-you-use-money-to-self-medicateTamara E. Holmes, CreditCards.comWhen will the selling stop?Stay nimble and prepare for a busy autumn. The market is going to be much more volatile -- and more exciting -- as 2013 winds down.Wed, 28 Aug 2013 18:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/when-will-the-selling-stopinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/when-will-the-selling-stopAnthony Mirhaydari, MSN MoneyBuying a car? Do this firstAn automobile is one of the biggest purchases you'll make. Before you walk into the dealership, make sure your finances are in order.Wed, 28 Aug 2013 17:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/car-buying/buying-a-car-do-this-first-1car-buying/http://money.msn.com/car-buying/buying-a-car-do-this-first-1Gerri Detweiler, Credit.comWhere to find money-saving ideas on RedditWhat you don't know about this social network could hurt your wallet. The site has groups devoted to everything from frugal living to investing.Tue, 27 Aug 2013 20:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/where-to-find-money-saving-ideas-on-redditpersonal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/where-to-find-money-saving-ideas-on-redditMichelle V. Rafter, MSN Money7 of the most common investment mistakesThere is no computer program or individual that will make all the right investing decisions all of the time. Here are the some common mistakes investors make.Tue, 27 Aug 2013 16:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/7-of-the-most-common-investment-mistakesinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/7-of-the-most-common-investment-mistakesMike Patton, Forbes5 sneaky car dealer sales tricksFollow these road signs to steer clear of deceptive sales strategies.Tue, 27 Aug 2013 15:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/car-buying/5-sneaky-car-dealer-sales-trickscar-buying/http://money.msn.com/car-buying/5-sneaky-car-dealer-sales-tricksDaniel Bortz, U.S. News & World ReportA good time to buy MLPsA modest tapering of the Fed's stimulus could come next month and produce a temporary rally in a variety of income vehicles.Mon, 26 Aug 2013 20:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/a-good-time-to-buy-mlpsinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/a-good-time-to-buy-mlpsJim JubakPreparing your finances for divorceSplitting up can be emotionally and financially draining, but a hands-on approach can help minimize the latter.Mon, 26 Aug 2013 17:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/debt-management/preparing-your-finances-for-divorcedebt-management/http://money.msn.com/debt-management/preparing-your-finances-for-divorceDaniel Bortz, U.S. News & World Report5 tweaks to your dividend strategyWhile a scattershot approach to dividends may have worked in years past, investors should now take a more targeted approach to collecting those payouts.Mon, 26 Aug 2013 16:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/5-tweaks-to-your-dividend-strategyinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/5-tweaks-to-your-dividend-strategyEleanor Laise, Kiplinger What the 'smart money' is buyingFew stocks are cheap ahead of what looks like a risky period for the market. It might be best to trim positions to raise cash for later.Mon, 26 Aug 2013 13:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/what-the-smart-money-is-buyinginvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/what-the-smart-money-is-buyingMichael Brush, MSN MoneyIt's not too late to salvage your retirementFor late starters, it's important to take aggressive steps now, including cutting your expenses.Fri, 23 Aug 2013 19:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement/its-not-too-late-to-salvage-your-retirementretirement/http://money.msn.com/retirement/its-not-too-late-to-salvage-your-retirementLiz Weston, MSN MoneyBarnes & Noble: Time to turn the page?As the company struggles to compete in the digital age, Nook owners wonder what will happen if the bookstore follows Borders into oblivion.Fri, 23 Aug 2013 17:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/barnes-and-noble-time-to-turn-the-pageinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/barnes-and-noble-time-to-turn-the-pageSuzanne McGee, The Fiscal TimesDownsize your debt before you retireFrom mortgages to credit cards, dealing with debt now can provide retirement security down the road.Fri, 23 Aug 2013 15:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/debt-management/downsize-your-debt-before-you-retiredebt-management/http://money.msn.com/debt-management/downsize-your-debt-before-you-retireEleanor Laise, Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazineRising market slams short-sellersEquity hedge funds are doing fine with their long positions but are 'getting killed' on the short side, with some experiencing their biggest losses in more than a decade. Thu, 22 Aug 2013 17:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/rising-market-slams-short-sellersinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/rising-market-slams-short-sellersJuliet Chung and Rob Barry, Wall Street Journal I squandered my college trust fundEven when parents set aside money for their child to go to college, complications can arise -- especially if that child is unprepared for higher education. Here is a cautionary tale.Thu, 22 Aug 2013 14:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/debt-management/i-squandered-my-college-trust-funddebt-management/http://money.msn.com/debt-management/i-squandered-my-college-trust-fundLyn Roman, as told to Elyse Moody, LearnVestThe perils of prepaid debit cardsLike infomercials, celebrity endorsements shouldn’t lure you into a bad financial product.Thu, 22 Aug 2013 14:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/debt-management/the-perils-of-prepaid-debit-cardsdebt-management/http://money.msn.com/debt-management/the-perils-of-prepaid-debit-cardsSusan Johnston, US News & World ReportSmart money: Stocks headed higherMarket timers with the best long-term performance remain as steadfastly bullish as they were 3 months ago, while those timers with the worst records are more bearish.Wed, 21 Aug 2013 19:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/stock-broker-guided/smart-money-stocks-headed-higherstock-broker-guided/http://money.msn.com/stock-broker-guided/smart-money-stocks-headed-higherMark Hulbert, Barron's Why higher rates are a good thingThe warm blanket of the Fed's easy money is about to be removed, and the free market is about to reassert itself.Wed, 21 Aug 2013 18:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/why-higher-rates-are-a-good-thinginvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/why-higher-rates-are-a-good-thingAnthony Mirhaydari, MSN MoneyHungry? Check your smartphoneGoogle and Facebook are among the giants moving aggressively into the competition for mobile restaurant apps.Tue, 20 Aug 2013 19:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/hungry-check-your-smartphonepersonal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/hungry-check-your-smartphoneMichelle V. Rafter, MSN MoneyDelete all your investing apps nowHaving access to all of one's financial information all of the time is the surest path to a breakdown of investment discipline.Tue, 20 Aug 2013 18:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/delete-all-your-investing-apps-nowinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/delete-all-your-investing-apps-nowChuck Jaffe, MarketWatchWhat to know about 529 plansThese college savings plans are easy to maintain and are out of the reach of the IRS. But they can be complex, so make sure you know what you're getting into.Tue, 20 Aug 2013 15:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/college-savings/what-to-know-about-529-planscollege-savings/http://money.msn.com/college-savings/what-to-know-about-529-plansChristina Couch, Bankrate.com5 'smart' money moves that are dumbFrom budgeting mishaps to bad purchases, these financial mistakes may haunt you.Tue, 20 Aug 2013 15:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/5-smart-money-moves-that-are-dumbpersonal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/5-smart-money-moves-that-are-dumbGeoff Williams, U.S. News & World ReportDon't ditch dividend stocks yetYield hunters may be tempted to shun stocks ahead of the Fed's tapering. But companies likely to boost their payouts remain attractive.Mon, 19 Aug 2013 22:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/dont-ditch-dividend-stocks-yetinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/dont-ditch-dividend-stocks-yetJim JubakSocial Security as part of your portfolioSome financial advisers say retirement investors should include the value of their Social Security benefits as a piece of their fixed-income investments.Mon, 19 Aug 2013 17:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/social-security-as-part-of-your-portfoliomutual-fund/http://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/social-security-as-part-of-your-portfolioAndrea Coombes, MarketWatchWhy some people won't pay off debtsThe Review of Economic Studies points to a perhaps unexpected reason for living with credit card debt. It's not that families can't pay their balance; it's that they don't want to.Mon, 19 Aug 2013 13:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/debt-management/why-some-people-wont-pay-off-debtsdebt-management/http://money.msn.com/debt-management/why-some-people-wont-pay-off-debtsMaryalene LaPonsie, CardRatings.comFace your fears! Time for Gen Y to leave the nestThese 5 steps can help young adults prepare to fly, and not like a boomerang.Fri, 16 Aug 2013 19:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-budget/face-your-fears-time-for-gen-y-to-leave-the-nesthow-to-budget/http://money.msn.com/how-to-budget/face-your-fears-time-for-gen-y-to-leave-the-nestLiz Weston, MSN MoneyWhy workers are botching their 401k investmentsA study finds that employees are making 2 major mistakes when it comes to retirement funds, putting their financial security at risk.Fri, 16 Aug 2013 16:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/why-workers-are-botching-their-401k-investmentsinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/why-workers-are-botching-their-401k-investmentsBeth Braverman, The Fiscal TimesBuy the next Union Pacific railroad?Short-line operator Genesee & Wyoming has quietly emerged as one of the nation's most promising companies in an industry being revitalized by the need to move oil and gas.Thu, 15 Aug 2013 20:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/top-stocks/buy-the-next-union-pacific-railroadtop-stocks/http://money.msn.com/top-stocks/buy-the-next-union-pacific-railroadCharley Blaine, MSN MoneyFed tapering: What investors need to knowWhen the Federal Reserve winds down its monetary easing and interest rates normalize, it will change absolutely everything in the markets. Thu, 15 Aug 2013 18:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/fed-tapering-what-investors-need-to-knowinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/fed-tapering-what-investors-need-to-knowBrett Arends, MarketWatch3 signs your kid is a money disasterDoes your child want to buy everything he sees, or is she always late turning in homework? These could be signs your offspring needs some money lessons.Thu, 15 Aug 2013 17:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/family-money/3-signs-your-kid-is-a-money-disasterfamily-money/http://money.msn.com/family-money/3-signs-your-kid-is-a-money-disasterGeoff Williams, US News & World Report5 ways to avoid outliving your savingsYou’ll never completely run out of money in retirement if you use these strategies.Thu, 15 Aug 2013 14:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement/5-ways-to-avoid-outliving-your-savingsretirement/http://money.msn.com/retirement/5-ways-to-avoid-outliving-your-savingsEmily Brandon, U.S. News & World ReportStocks tumble on disappointing earningsStocks opened in a sea of red Thursday, extending their losses from the previous session.Thu, 15 Aug 2013 09:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/stocks-tumble-on-disappointing-earningsinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/stocks-tumble-on-disappointing-earningsJeeYeon Park, CNBCWhere inflation sticks it to consumersInflation overall has been mild, but it may not feel that way, because prices for basics like rent, hospital bills, even a simple apple have been rising fast. Here's where consumers are hit the hardest.Wed, 14 Aug 2013 22:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/where-inflation-sticks-it-to-consumersinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/where-inflation-sticks-it-to-consumersAnthony Mirhaydari, MSN MoneyWhy parents shouldn't pay for collegeStudents with skin in the game are likely to party less and achieve more, research finds.Wed, 14 Aug 2013 21:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/family-money/why-parents-shouldnt-pay-for-collegefamily-money/http://money.msn.com/family-money/why-parents-shouldnt-pay-for-collegeLiz Weston, MSN MoneyWall Street bonuses to get another bumpThe Street is doing quite nicely -- and, according to a just-released survey from compensation consulting firm Johnson Associates, so are many of its employees.Wed, 14 Aug 2013 17:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/wall-street-bonuses-to-get-another-bumpinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/wall-street-bonuses-to-get-another-bumpSuzanne McGee, The Fiscal TimesTime to pick up a newspaper stock?Recent investments in the moribund industry by savvy innovators like Amazon's Jeff Bezos suggest that newspapers are at a turning point. And with changes in leadership, better days should lie ahead.Tue, 13 Aug 2013 18:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/top-stocks/time-to-pick-up-a-newspaper-stocktop-stocks/http://money.msn.com/top-stocks/time-to-pick-up-a-newspaper-stockMichael Brush, MSN MoneyWhat's the ideal retirement age?Factors such as the need to work longer and Medicare eligibility are causing workers to rethink when they’re going to retire. Age 65 is no longer when most people expect to hang it up.Tue, 13 Aug 2013 15:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement/whats-the-ideal-retirement-ageretirement/http://money.msn.com/retirement/whats-the-ideal-retirement-ageEmily Brandon, U.S. News & World ReportDump Wal-Mart, Coke, Caterpillar?Investors should be wary of sleepy dividend stocks with low growth prospects ahead of any move by the Federal Reserve to reduce its buying of Treasurys and mortgage-backed securities. Tue, 13 Aug 2013 14:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/stock-broker-guided/dump-wal-mart-coke-caterpillarstock-broker-guided/http://money.msn.com/stock-broker-guided/dump-wal-mart-coke-caterpillarJeff Reeves, MarketWatchRetirement 101 for college studentsBio 101 doesn’t teach about 401ks and IRAs, so here’s our retirement crash course.Mon, 12 Aug 2013 19:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement/retirement-101-for-college-studentsretirement/http://money.msn.com/retirement/retirement-101-for-college-studentsCynthia Washicko, US News & World ReportSeptember is stocks' cruelest monthThe market is due for a correction. But even if it gets one, stocks should resume rallying once the immediate crises are addressed. Mon, 12 Aug 2013 17:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/september-is-stocks-cruelest-monthinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/september-is-stocks-cruelest-monthJim Jubak4 observations about Starbucks and gunsGun owners show up en masse at Starbucks Appreciation Day to support the coffee chain’s policy of allowing customers to display guns on their hips in jurisdictions where that’s legal.Mon, 12 Aug 2013 17:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/4-observations-about-starbucks-and-gunsinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/4-observations-about-starbucks-and-gunsPaul M. Barrett, Bloomberg BusinessweekWhy you're in disaster denialMost people only think about disaster planning after a hurricane or wildfire has hit. When it comes to home insurance, you should be prepared.Mon, 12 Aug 2013 15:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/home-insurance/why-youre-in-disaster-denialhome-insurance/http://money.msn.com/home-insurance/why-youre-in-disaster-denialJennifer Nelson, Insure.com The joys of being debt-freeNo question about it: Debt stresses you out and paying off all your bills makes you feel good. So what are you waiting for?Mon, 12 Aug 2013 15:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/debt-management/the-joys-of-being-debt-freedebt-management/http://money.msn.com/debt-management/the-joys-of-being-debt-freeShannon McNay, Credit.comAre you destined to be wealthy?Your potential financial future can be divined from these demographics and data.Fri, 09 Aug 2013 14:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/are-you-destined-to-be-wealthy-1personal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/are-you-destined-to-be-wealthy-1Lang Kirchheimer, SwitchYard Media, Special to MSN MoneyMany money habits are set by age 7Surprising new research finds that when it comes to teaching about spending and saving, you really can’t start too soon.Fri, 09 Aug 2013 14:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/family-money/many-money-habits-are-set-by-age-7-1family-money/http://money.msn.com/family-money/many-money-habits-are-set-by-age-7-1Liz Weston, MSN Money12 terrible pieces of insurance adviceNot all advice is good advice. Here are some common bits of insurance wisdom that, it turns out, aren't so wise after all.Thu, 08 Aug 2013 20:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/insurance/12-terrible-pieces-of-insurance-adviceinsurance/http://money.msn.com/insurance/12-terrible-pieces-of-insurance-adviceAmy Paturel, Insure.comMichael Dell's win comes at high costThe latest, cozy deal between the founder and the board gives stockholders a little bump. But it’s a loss for corporate governance as it buries concerns about taking the company private.Thu, 08 Aug 2013 16:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/michael-dells-win-comes-at-high-costinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/michael-dells-win-comes-at-high-costSuzanne McGee, The Fiscal TimesWhy prices are about to go upAfter fading away 2 years ago, inflation is poised for a comeback. But so far, the market remains in denial.Wed, 07 Aug 2013 19:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/why-prices-are-about-to-go-upinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/why-prices-are-about-to-go-upAnthony Mirhaydari, MSN MoneyHow to live without a credit cardIt has gotten harder and harder to live in today's society without a credit card. But it's not impossible. Wed, 07 Aug 2013 17:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/credit-cards/how-to-live-without-a-credit-cardcredit-cards/http://money.msn.com/credit-cards/how-to-live-without-a-credit-cardAmy Fontinelle, InvestopediaWhy debt is the symptom, not the problemRacking up lots of debt says more about you than it does your finances. Changing your personal habits will help you understand -- and defeat -- your debt.Tue, 06 Aug 2013 20:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/debt-management/why-debt-is-the-symptom-not-the-problemdebt-management/http://money.msn.com/debt-management/why-debt-is-the-symptom-not-the-problemTodd Tresidder, Credit.comApps that can save you moneyRetailers and marketers are courting smartphone-obsessed shoppers with mobile-only specials and discounts. Here's how to find them.Tue, 06 Aug 2013 19:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/apps-that-can-save-you-moneypersonal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/apps-that-can-save-you-moneyMichelle V. Rafter, MSN MoneyWhen it's OK to dip into retirement savingsIt's a retirement planning rule -- don't borrow from your 401k or IRA. But special circumstances sometimes dictate that you throw out the rulebook. Mon, 05 Aug 2013 23:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement/when-its-ok-to-dip-into-retirement-savingsretirement/http://money.msn.com/retirement/when-its-ok-to-dip-into-retirement-savingsEllen Chang, MainStreetTurn the tables on debt collectorsThere’s no shame in owing someone money, but it doesn’t always feel that way when collectors bombard you with mail and phone calls. Here’s how to work with them without feeling powerless.Mon, 05 Aug 2013 14:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/debt-management/turn-the-tables-on-debt-collectorsdebt-management/http://money.msn.com/debt-management/turn-the-tables-on-debt-collectorsGerri Detweiler, Credit.comThe return of 'Dow 36,000'In 1999, a pair of economists secured a certain place in history with a mind-boggling assertion. Today, Wall Street is betting on their forecast.Fri, 02 Aug 2013 16:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/the-return-of-dow-36000-1investing/http://money.msn.com/investing/the-return-of-dow-36000-1Brett Arends, MarketWatchWhen leasing a car is the right optionUsually, your best option is to “buy and hold,” but not in these three scenarios.Fri, 02 Aug 2013 14:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/car-buying/when-leasing-a-car-is-the-right-optioncar-buying/http://money.msn.com/car-buying/when-leasing-a-car-is-the-right-optionLiz Weston6 worst myths about life insuranceLife insurance isn't the most glamorous thing you can purchase, but it is one of the most important. Be sure you know fact from fiction.Thu, 01 Aug 2013 21:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/health-and-life-insurance/6-worst-myths-about-life-insurancehealth-and-life-insurance/http://money.msn.com/health-and-life-insurance/6-worst-myths-about-life-insuranceJay MacDonald, Bankrate.comBurger costs rise with beef supply at 21-year lowSurging feed costs spurred ranchers to cut herds, leading to higher costs for buyers and record prices for consumers.Thu, 01 Aug 2013 17:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/burger-costs-rise-with-beef-supply-at-21-year-lowinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/burger-costs-rise-with-beef-supply-at-21-year-lowElizabeth Campbell, BloombergBenefits of a stay-at-home parentLosing a source of income stings, but it may not hurt your finances as much as you think.Thu, 01 Aug 2013 15:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/family-money/benefits-of-a-stay-at-home-parentfamily-money/http://money.msn.com/family-money/benefits-of-a-stay-at-home-parentDaniel Bortz, U.S. News & World ReportCould you pass a driver's test?Have you forgotten all those road rules you learned back when you got your first driver's license? It may be time for a refresher course. Thu, 01 Aug 2013 15:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/auto-insurance/could-you-pass-a-drivers-testauto-insurance/http://money.msn.com/auto-insurance/could-you-pass-a-drivers-testMark Vallet, CarInsurance.comS&P 500 cracks 1700 as stocks kick higherWall Street cheered a round of upbeat economic data, propelling the S&P 500 above the 1,700 mark for the first time. Thu, 01 Aug 2013 14:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/sandp-500-cracks-1700-as-stocks-kick-higherinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/sandp-500-cracks-1700-as-stocks-kick-higherJeeYeon Park, CNBCWill DC break the economy again?Budget cuts and global issues have sucked out some of the wind, but a turn for the better seems imminent -- unless another round of budget infighting in Washington gets in the way.Wed, 31 Jul 2013 22:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/will-dc-break-the-economy-againinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/will-dc-break-the-economy-againBy Anthony Mirhaydari, MSN MoneyDon't let debt collectors ruin your creditIgnoring your debts is a bad idea. If you have collection accounts, here's how to keep collectors at bay.Wed, 31 Jul 2013 19:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/credit-rating/dont-let-debt-collectors-ruin-your-creditcredit-rating/http://money.msn.com/credit-rating/dont-let-debt-collectors-ruin-your-creditGerri Detweiler, Credit.com6 questions to boost college aidPaying for college can be a complex business. Here are 6 things to know to get the best student loans. Wed, 31 Jul 2013 15:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/debt-management/6-questions-to-boost-college-aiddebt-management/http://money.msn.com/debt-management/6-questions-to-boost-college-aidMichael Estrin, Bankrate.comOpinion: Another cheater wins on Wall StreetNo matter how damning the evidence against Steven A. Cohen, the mogul accused of running a corrupt hedge fund continues to laugh all the way to the bank.Wed, 31 Jul 2013 14:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/opinion-another-cheater-wins-on-wall-streetinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/opinion-another-cheater-wins-on-wall-streetDavid Weidner, MarketWatch3-D TV faces uncertain futureThough sales of 3-D televisions are slowing and ESPN and BBC plan to stop airing the format, the technology still has its supporters.Tue, 30 Jul 2013 20:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/3-d-tv-faces-uncertain-futurepersonal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/3-d-tv-faces-uncertain-futureMichelle V. Rafter, MSN MoneyWhy high school kids are financially illiterateA report out this month finds most states doing a poor or mediocre job in imparting key financial skills to students.Tue, 30 Jul 2013 18:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/why-high-school-kids-are-financially-illiterateinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/why-high-school-kids-are-financially-illiterateDavid Koeppel, The Fiscal TimesThe new science behind stock chartsBehavioral finance research is unearthing evidence that a visual plotting of stock values leads to better investment decisions.Mon, 29 Jul 2013 19:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/the-new-science-behind-stock-chartsinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/the-new-science-behind-stock-chartsRichard Satran, U.S. News & World ReportGet ready for deflationThe recovery from the financial crisis has produced a raft of unintended consequences. Quite possibly the biggest is the absence of inflation and the emergence of deflation.Mon, 29 Jul 2013 19:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/get-ready-for-deflationinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/get-ready-for-deflationJim JubakFederal workers organize to block the sequesterAbout 6,000 employees have filed appeals with the Merit Systems Protection Board to block furloughs or recover lost pay that is resulting from the sequester. Fri, 26 Jul 2013 16:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/federal-workers-organize-to-block-the-sequesterinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/federal-workers-organize-to-block-the-sequesterEric Pianin, The Fiscal TimesNo recovery for the middle class Now 5 years in, the recovery still doesn't feel like one for many American families -- in part because a long middle class decline is still under way. Here's a look at the crunch, by the numbers.Thu, 25 Jul 2013 19:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/no-recovery-for-the-middle-class-1investing/http://money.msn.com/investing/no-recovery-for-the-middle-class-1Anthony Mirhaydari, MSN MoneyNo recovery for the middle class Now 5 years in, the recovery still doesn't feel like one for many American families -- in part because a long middle class decline is still under way. Here's a look at the crunch, by the numbers.Thu, 25 Jul 2013 18:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/no-recovery-for-the-middle-classinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/no-recovery-for-the-middle-classAnthony Mirhaydari, MSN MoneyWhy Generation Y fears the stock marketFor Millennials, financial security is a fragile hope amid high educational debts, stagnant upward mobility and poor employment prospects. Thu, 25 Jul 2013 16:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/why-generation-y-fears-the-stock-marketinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/why-generation-y-fears-the-stock-marketJ,J. Zhang, MarketWatch10 midyear tax moves to make nowAh, summertime -- the beach, vacations, hot days and cool drinks, tax forms . . . wait, what? That's right: It's a great time to get a jump on next year's taxes.Thu, 25 Jul 2013 15:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/10-midyear-tax-moves-to-make-nowpersonal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/10-midyear-tax-moves-to-make-nowKay Bell, Bankrate.comMoney advice from Charles DickensThe Victorian-era writer's works have stood the test of time, in part because he wrote vividly about topics that affect everyone -- including finances.Wed, 24 Jul 2013 20:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/money-advice-from-charles-dickenspersonal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/money-advice-from-charles-dickensMatthew Illian, Credit.comCostliest public colleges for out-of-staters Nonresident students pay a premium to attend these top-rated public college and universities.Wed, 24 Jul 2013 20:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/costliest-public-colleges-for-out-of-staterspersonal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/costliest-public-colleges-for-out-of-statersKelsey Sheehy, U.S. News & World ReportHow my mom killed FacebookMore than the fears about future employment, it is the dread of awkward conversations with relatives that keeps us from posting.Wed, 24 Jul 2013 18:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/how-my-mom-killed-facebookinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/how-my-mom-killed-facebookJosh Herr, The Fiscal Times New options for building a free websiteUse these simple, low- or no-cost tools to build a personal page or site for your small business.Tue, 23 Jul 2013 19:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/new-options-for-building-a-free-websitepersonal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/new-options-for-building-a-free-websiteMichelle V. Rafter, MSN Moneytest article in col renamed second timesomethingTue, 23 Jul 2013 18:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/test/test-article-in-col-renamed-second-timetest/http://money.msn.com/test/test-article-in-col-renamed-second-timeOnly half of workers have a retirement planBusinesses face steep hurdles in providing retirement plans to their workers, and without such plans, it’s even more challenging to save enough to retire. Tue, 23 Jul 2013 17:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/only-half-of-workers-have-a-retirement-planinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/only-half-of-workers-have-a-retirement-planAndrea Coombes, MarketWatch6 signs your financial planner is badIt's your money: Don't leave your financial decisions in the hands of a financial adviser who doesn't know what he's doing. Mon, 22 Jul 2013 21:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/6-signs-your-financial-planner-is-badpersonal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/6-signs-your-financial-planner-is-badKaren Haywood Queen, MoneyRates.comDetroit's long shot: A federal bailoutAny argument that Detroit can improve the services to its citizens on its own seems misguided, given the constraints of bankruptcy.Mon, 22 Jul 2013 18:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/detroits-long-shot-a-federal-bailoutinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/detroits-long-shot-a-federal-bailoutJosh Boak, The Fiscal TimesAn unstable recovery built on debt Don't be fooled by the huge run in the US stock market and the rebound in the housing market. The financial crisis never really ended, and its effects continue to roil the global economy.Mon, 22 Jul 2013 16:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/an-unstable-recovery-built-on-debtinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/an-unstable-recovery-built-on-debtJim JubakWhy banks charge those hefty feesFinancial institutions aren't nonprofits. While some banks waive fees for minimum balances or direct deposits, it costs money to provide services.Mon, 22 Jul 2013 16:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/why-banks-charge-those-hefty-feespersonal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/why-banks-charge-those-hefty-feesMarcie Geffner, Bankrate.comHow to tell if Mom is losing it Certain symptoms can signal impending dementia, and that means it’s time for family members to take some steps to prepare.Fri, 19 Jul 2013 17:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement/how-to-tell-if-mom-is-losing-it-1retirement/http://money.msn.com/retirement/how-to-tell-if-mom-is-losing-it-1Liz Weston, MSN MoneyCongress gets serious about saving USPSRep. Darrell Issa has already circulated a draft proposal for a bill that indicates his willingness to bolt together a bipartisan solution.Fri, 19 Jul 2013 15:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/congress-gets-serious-about-saving-uspsinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/congress-gets-serious-about-saving-uspsDevin Leonard, Bloomberg Businessweek4 steps to close your retirement gapYou've got retirement savings, and got your retirement goals. Do they match up? Thu, 18 Jul 2013 16:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement/4-steps-to-close-your-retirement-gapretirement/http://money.msn.com/retirement/4-steps-to-close-your-retirement-gapScott Holsopple, U.S. News & World Report5 bubbles that could pop soonEmerging markets, Bitcoins and junk bonds are just some of the investment areas that look inflated right now. They may not blow up, but investors should be wary.Wed, 17 Jul 2013 21:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/5-bubbles-that-could-pop-soonexchange-traded-fund/http://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/5-bubbles-that-could-pop-soonJeff Reeves, MarketWatch5 ways to get out of debtGetting yourself out of a big debt can seem like a daunting task before you start digging. Here are pros and cons to five ways of erasing debt.Wed, 17 Jul 2013 19:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/debt-management/5-ways-to-get-out-of-debt-1debt-management/http://money.msn.com/debt-management/5-ways-to-get-out-of-debt-1Gerri Detweiler, Credit.comWhy seniors are returning to citiesAs baby boomers settle into their golden years, cities are working hard to lure them with improvements in transportation, services and more. Wed, 17 Jul 2013 19:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement/why-seniors-are-returning-to-citiesretirement/http://money.msn.com/retirement/why-seniors-are-returning-to-citiesSteve Yoder, The Fiscal TimesWhy are Wal-Mart stores a mess?The retailer has grown beyond the imagination of its founders. In the process, those pioneers' fundamental values may have been forsaken. Wed, 17 Jul 2013 17:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/why-are-wal-mart-stores-a-messinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/why-are-wal-mart-stores-a-messWalter Loeb, Forbes.comGold is ready to shine againDoes the recent rebound in prices signal a long-term turnaround for the precious metal? Here's why it just might.Wed, 17 Jul 2013 17:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/gold-is-ready-to-shine-againexchange-traded-fund/http://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/gold-is-ready-to-shine-againAnthony Mirhaydari, MSN MoneyGet ready for online groceries, v. 2.0Amazon, Wal-Mart, Google and others are ramping up their efforts to compete with traditional supermarket chains.Tue, 16 Jul 2013 20:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/get-ready-for-online-groceries-v-20-1personal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/get-ready-for-online-groceries-v-20-1Michelle V. Rafter, MSN MoneySaver vs. spender: Happily ever afterWhen it comes to spending and saving money it's hard to find two people who agree on everything -- even if they've said 'I do.'Mon, 15 Jul 2013 21:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/saver-vs-spender-happily-ever-afterpersonal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/saver-vs-spender-happily-ever-afterJennifer Paull, LearnVestPerfect storm gathering in China?The slowing of the world's second-largest economy is sending shock waves around the globe. Here's what investors need to watch for as they try to stay out of the storm's path. Mon, 15 Jul 2013 18:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/perfect-storm-gathering-in-chinainvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/perfect-storm-gathering-in-chinaJim JubakThe biggest credit mistake you can makeBut if you have to take this drastic step, here are 3 ways to do it without hurting your finances.Mon, 15 Jul 2013 16:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/credit-rating/the-biggest-credit-mistake-you-can-makecredit-rating/http://money.msn.com/credit-rating/the-biggest-credit-mistake-you-can-makeAdam Levin, Credit.comWhich is better: 401k or a pension?Managed correctly and over a sufficiently long haul, 401k's can produce more money at retirement than traditional private-sector pension plans, new research suggests, though the risks are obviously higher.Mon, 15 Jul 2013 14:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/which-is-better-401k-or-a-pensionmutual-fund/http://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/which-is-better-401k-or-a-pensionAndrea Coombes, MarketWatchManaging your 401k as rates riseWhile interest rates are bound to rise, no one knows when. And it could well be a year or more before the Fed makes a move. Follow these 7 steps to be ready.Fri, 12 Jul 2013 16:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/managing-your-401k-as-rates-risemutual-fund/http://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/managing-your-401k-as-rates-riseAndrea Coombes, The Wall Street JournalFacing the 'cliff' of retirementMiddle-aged workers with little savings have few options, but acting now may help close the gap.Fri, 12 Jul 2013 16:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-budget/facing-the-cliff-of-retirementhow-to-budget/http://money.msn.com/how-to-budget/facing-the-cliff-of-retirementLiz Weston, MSN MoneyA hidden danger in ETFsIn fast-moving markets, the price of your exchange-traded fund may disconnect from the price of the assets it holds.Thu, 11 Jul 2013 17:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/a-hidden-danger-in-etfs-1exchange-traded-fund/http://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/a-hidden-danger-in-etfs-1Roben Farzad, Bloomberg BusinessweekEnergy independence in America: Finally within reach?An MSN Money special report: With the US in the midst of an oil and gas boom, the tantalizing prospect of energy independence seems closer than ever. But there are some big trade-offs on the road to self-sufficiency. Wed, 10 Jul 2013 19:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/energy-independence-in-america-finally-within-reachinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/energy-independence-in-america-finally-within-reachMSN Money staffA simple portfolio of 3 fundsAs choices proliferate, some investors might be able to get everything they need with just a few funds.Wed, 10 Jul 2013 18:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/a-simple-portfolio-of-3-fundsmutual-fund/http://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/a-simple-portfolio-of-3-fundsAnna Prior, The Wall Street JournalWho's seen your credit report?Not everyone who can look at your credit report has a right to do so.Wed, 10 Jul 2013 17:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/credit-cards/whos-seen-your-credit-reportcredit-cards/http://money.msn.com/credit-cards/whos-seen-your-credit-reportMinda Zetlin, CreditCards.comTo Dow 16,000 and beyond?After hitting record highs in the spring, the Dow and S&P 500 were ripe for a reversal. If June’s slide was that pullback, it may be buying time again.Wed, 10 Jul 2013 17:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/to-dow-16000-and-beyondinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/to-dow-16000-and-beyondAnthony Mirhaydari, MSN MoneyAmerica's energy future is looking independentWe're not free yet -- and getting there won't come without some pain and many problems. But if done right, the payoff will be sweet.Tue, 09 Jul 2013 20:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/americas-energy-future-is-looking-independentinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/americas-energy-future-is-looking-independentKim Peterson, MSN MoneyParents' bad driving advice to teensMost parents get nervous when their kids start driving. If other drivers heard most of the parents' advice, they'd be nervous, too.Tue, 09 Jul 2013 14:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/auto-insurance/parents-bad-driving-advice-to-teensauto-insurance/http://money.msn.com/auto-insurance/parents-bad-driving-advice-to-teensBarbara Marquand, CarInsurance.comEmployers adapting to older workersMany seniors are putting off retirement and staying in the workforce, and their bosses are making sure they feel welcome.Mon, 08 Jul 2013 22:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement/employers-adapting-to-older-workersretirement/http://money.msn.com/retirement/employers-adapting-to-older-workersPhilip Moeller, U.S. News & World ReportKeep your online data safe from spying eyesBig Brother may be watching, but you don't have to make it easy for him. Try these tips for maintaining your online privacy.Mon, 08 Jul 2013 18:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/debt-management/keep-your-online-data-safe-from-spying-eyesdebt-management/http://money.msn.com/debt-management/keep-your-online-data-safe-from-spying-eyesMichelle V. Rafter, MSN MoneyAlternative energy keeps flowing in a cheap-fuel worldEven as US oil and gas output soars, many companies are investing aggressively in renewables -- especially in wind -- in an effort to diversify.Mon, 08 Jul 2013 17:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/alternative-energy-keeps-flowing-in-a-cheap-fuel-worldinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/alternative-energy-keeps-flowing-in-a-cheap-fuel-worldBruce Kennedy, MSN MoneyWho killed the American dream?One theory says the 1% deserve a bigger and bigger share of the pie -- and the average worker less and less -- because the rich are just exceptional. But that clashes with the reality of who the winners are.Mon, 08 Jul 2013 16:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/who-killed-the-american-dreaminvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/who-killed-the-american-dreamRex Nutting, MaketWatchAlt-fuel cars hit America's on-rampThe number of vehicles in the US powered by something other than plain-old gasoline is still small, but growing steadily. Fri, 05 Jul 2013 21:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/alt-fuel-cars-hit-americas-on-rampinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/alt-fuel-cars-hit-americas-on-rampJason Notte, MSN MoneyCredit score myths that need to dieWant to get a loan? These persistent misconceptions can hurt your chances. Here are the facts.Fri, 05 Jul 2013 17:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/debt-management/credit-score-myths-that-need-to-diedebt-management/http://money.msn.com/debt-management/credit-score-myths-that-need-to-dieLiz Weston, MSN MoneyCancel a credit card the right wayIf you are careful, you can close an account without hurting your credit scores.Fri, 05 Jul 2013 15:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/credit-cards/cancel-a-credit-card-the-right-waycredit-cards/http://money.msn.com/credit-cards/cancel-a-credit-card-the-right-wayJeremy M. Simon, CreditCards.com6 ways the Fed hurts retireesThe Federal Reserve has kept interest rates very low as the nation slowly emerges from the Great Recession. But that move has hampered people who live on fixed incomes.Wed, 03 Jul 2013 20:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement/6-ways-the-fed-hurts-retireesretirement/http://money.msn.com/retirement/6-ways-the-fed-hurts-retireesChris Kissell, Bankrate.comDumping bond funds? Read this firstExperts have been warning of a building bond bubble for years; even if the market can avoid a catastrophic event, investors clearly expect a lot of pain when rates move up.Wed, 03 Jul 2013 17:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/dumping-bond-funds-read-this-firstmutual-fund/http://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/dumping-bond-funds-read-this-firstChuck Jaffe, MarketWatchNuclear power faces uncertain futureThe shifting economics of energy and Japan's Fukushima disaster may have squashed the industry's attempted comeback.Tue, 02 Jul 2013 21:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/nuclear-power-faces-uncertain-futureinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/nuclear-power-faces-uncertain-futureJonathan Berr, MSN Money10 ways to get a dream retirement jobWhether out of necessity or boredom, many Americans are going back to work after they retire. Here are some tips to find the right job.Tue, 02 Jul 2013 20:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement/10-ways-to-get-a-dream-retirement-jobretirement/http://money.msn.com/retirement/10-ways-to-get-a-dream-retirement-jobMaureen Mackey, The Fiscal Times5 picks for a July reboundAfter a serious scare, the mild pullback in stocks seems to be ending -- so unless Egypt blows up or some other calamity arises, we should see a rebound. Here are 5 plays worth a look.Tue, 02 Jul 2013 18:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/5-picks-for-a-july-reboundexchange-traded-fund/http://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/5-picks-for-a-july-reboundAnthony Mirhaydari, MSN Money6 great stocks made in AmericaWhile it's premature to talk about energy independence, the nation's aggressive push into oil and gas development is helping many companies become more competitive in global markets. Tue, 02 Jul 2013 18:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/stock-broker-guided/6-great-stocks-made-in-americastock-broker-guided/http://money.msn.com/stock-broker-guided/6-great-stocks-made-in-americaMichael Shulman, TradersResrve.comWho wins if immigration reform passes?The Senate has approved a sweeping bill, though much work remains in the House. Here’s a look at how the law might impact key sectors -- tech, hotel chains, restaurants, agriculture and more -- and your stocks.Tue, 02 Jul 2013 12:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/who-wins-if-immigration-reform-passesinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/who-wins-if-immigration-reform-passesMichael Brush, MSN MoneyWe have a global growth crisisUnderstanding why global economies slowed simultaneously is the first task in devising an investment strategy for the decade ahead. Mon, 01 Jul 2013 23:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/we-have-a-global-growth-crisisinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/we-have-a-global-growth-crisisJim JubakDeepwater drilling reborn in the GulfA mere three years after the BP disaster, the region's oil industry is booming -- and it may be just the start of a new growth cycle.Mon, 01 Jul 2013 19:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/deepwater-drilling-reborn-in-the-gulfinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/deepwater-drilling-reborn-in-the-gulfBruce Kennedy, MSN Money8 cheap camping-trip tipsVacations in the great outdoors can be pricey, even if you're supposed to be roughing it. Here are some ideas to keep camping costs to a minimum.Mon, 01 Jul 2013 19:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-budget/8-cheap-camping-trip-tipshow-to-budget/http://money.msn.com/how-to-budget/8-cheap-camping-trip-tipsAlyssa Goldman, Cheapism.comAnswers to common credit questionsCredit impacts our finances in many ways, some of which we don’t readily understand. Here is an 11-part primer on credit scores, debt, bankruptcy and other factors.Mon, 01 Jul 2013 19:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/credit-rating/answers-to-common-credit-questionscredit-rating/http://money.msn.com/credit-rating/answers-to-common-credit-questionsGerri Detweiler, Credit.comStocks start third quarter with 1% rallyMarket gains followed a pair of better-than-expected economic reports and after the Japanese Nikkei hit a one-month high.Mon, 01 Jul 2013 14:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/stocks-start-third-quarter-with-1percent-rallyinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/stocks-start-third-quarter-with-1percent-rallyJeeYeon Park, CNBC.comWill debt consolidation help or hurt?Hardly a day goes by without a ‘Consolidate your debt!’ offer showing up in your mailbox or inbox. Here are some pros and cons. Mon, 01 Jul 2013 14:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/debt-management/will-debt-consolidation-help-or-hurtdebt-management/http://money.msn.com/debt-management/will-debt-consolidation-help-or-hurtGerri Detweiler, Credit.comCan the US frack its way to freedom?Using new technology to tap huge underground deposits holds the promise of American energy independence -- along with worries of environmental harm and health threats. The stakes couldn't be higher.Fri, 28 Jun 2013 20:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/can-the-us-frack-its-way-to-freedominvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/can-the-us-frack-its-way-to-freedomCharley Blaine, MSN MoneyWant to get off the grid? It'll cost youDeclaring your independence from the energy grid is more feasible than ever, especially if you have $30,000 to spare.Fri, 28 Jun 2013 19:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/want-to-get-off-the-grid-itll-cost-youpersonal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/want-to-get-off-the-grid-itll-cost-youAimee Picchi, MSN MoneyHistory says stick with stocksOver the past 87 years, big-company stocks have earned investors an annualized 10%.Fri, 28 Jun 2013 18:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/history-says-stick-with-stocksinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/history-says-stick-with-stocksKathy Kristof, Kiplinger Personal Finance magazineOne way money is a lot like sexYour family’s wealth may seem like a taboo subject, but it’s best to speak early and often to your children about financial values.Fri, 28 Jun 2013 14:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/one-way-money-is-a-lot-like-sexpersonal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/one-way-money-is-a-lot-like-sexLiz Weston, MSN MoneyMarket already misses BernankeAmid rumors that the Fed chief is on the way out, Wall Street is scared of losing the support Bernanke has been supplying to stocks.Thu, 27 Jun 2013 17:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/market-already-misses-bernankeinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/market-already-misses-bernankeJim Jubak3 moves to make as rates riseTake these steps to make the most of rising interest rates and protect yourself from potential financial pitfalls.Thu, 27 Jun 2013 16:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/3-moves-to-make-as-rates-riseinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/3-moves-to-make-as-rates-riseBeth Braverman, The Fiscal Times6 high-priced loans and how they workThere are plenty of loan options available, even for low-income borrowers with iffy credit. Proceed with extreme caution, though. Wed, 26 Jun 2013 20:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/debt-management/6-high-priced-loans-and-how-they-workdebt-management/http://money.msn.com/debt-management/6-high-priced-loans-and-how-they-workMitchell D. Weiss, Credit.comCan the economy survive the Fed?Cheap money from the Federal Reserve has been the primary force keeping the market high and the economy on a recovery path. But can they keep it up when the stimulus ends?Wed, 26 Jun 2013 17:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/can-the-economy-survive-the-fedinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/can-the-economy-survive-the-fedAnthony Mirhaydari, MSN Money5 Buffett picks with big upsideHere are the largest holdings by Berkshire Hathaway as of March 30 that had value-investor appeal due to their low P/E-to-growth ratios. Wed, 26 Jun 2013 16:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/5-buffett-picks-with-big-upsideinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/5-buffett-picks-with-big-upsideMeena Krishnamsetty and Matt Doiron, MarketWatch6 cheap ways to back up your filesComputer data is useless if you lose it due to technical issues. It’s never been easier to set up a foolproof backup plan.Tue, 25 Jun 2013 17:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-budget/6-cheap-ways-to-back-up-your-fileshow-to-budget/http://money.msn.com/how-to-budget/6-cheap-ways-to-back-up-your-filesMichelle V. Rafter, MSN MoneyWhy young people hate credit cardsThe Great Recession made many younger consumers afraid to borrow money, but alternatives like debit cards have their own drawbacks.Mon, 24 Jun 2013 19:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/credit-cards/why-young-people-hate-credit-cardscredit-cards/http://money.msn.com/credit-cards/why-young-people-hate-credit-cardsLiz Weston, MSN MoneyLost decade for bonds loomsUS Treasurys are providing less than half the yield of stocks, giving investors little reason to keep the bull market in bonds alive.Mon, 24 Jun 2013 17:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/lost-decade-for-bonds-loomsinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/lost-decade-for-bonds-loomsSusanne Walker, Bloomberg3 jobs where good credit countsPoor credit can follow you into a job interview, and these 3 jobs in particular demand that your finances be in order.Mon, 24 Jun 2013 13:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/credit-rating/3-jobs-where-good-credit-countscredit-rating/http://money.msn.com/credit-rating/3-jobs-where-good-credit-countsJill Krasny, Credit.comShould you monitor credit scores?In exchange for a monthly fee, you can keep tabs on your credit scores and be on the lookout for fraud. Some consumer advocates say it's a bad idea, though. Fri, 21 Jun 2013 18:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/credit-rating/should-you-monitor-credit-scorescredit-rating/http://money.msn.com/credit-rating/should-you-monitor-credit-scoresJill Krasny, CardRatings.comMake the most of semi-retirementThere’s no rule that says retirement has to be a destination. As many people are now proving, it can also be a great chance at a fresh beginning.Fri, 21 Jun 2013 18:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement/make-the-most-of-semi-retirementretirement/http://money.msn.com/retirement/make-the-most-of-semi-retirementDemetrius Cheeks, LearnVestMarket turmoil hasn't peaked yetIt may be tempting to try to get out front of the rally that would surely come when recent turmoil simmers down. Problem is, trouble is often followed by more trouble. Thu, 20 Jun 2013 22:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/market-turmoil-hasnt-peaked-yetinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/market-turmoil-hasnt-peaked-yetJim JubakEarly retirees: How to make withdrawalsThere are myriad rules and regulations about early withdrawals from 401k's and IRAs. If you're retiring early, make sure you know the rules.Thu, 20 Jun 2013 19:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement/early-retirees-how-to-make-withdrawalsretirement/http://money.msn.com/retirement/early-retirees-how-to-make-withdrawalsJoe Udo, U.S. News & World ReportWhen to pay down your mortgageIt could be a smart move to get out from under your home payments, but first make sure you have your financial ducks in a row.Thu, 20 Jun 2013 19:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/home-loans/when-to-pay-down-your-mortgagehome-loans/http://money.msn.com/home-loans/when-to-pay-down-your-mortgageLiz Weston, MSN MoneyIs Amazon.com the next Safeway?The online retailer is expanding its grocery operations to California after years of testing in Seattle. Are traditional supermarkets destined to go the way of Amazon victims like Borders?Thu, 20 Jun 2013 17:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/stock-broker-guided/is-amazoncom-the-next-safewaystock-broker-guided/http://money.msn.com/stock-broker-guided/is-amazoncom-the-next-safewayCharley Blaine, MSN MoneyHow to use credit cards abroadCredit cards are virtually indispensable when you travel overseas, but using them in foreign countries can be tricky. Here are a few Euro-tips. Thu, 20 Jun 2013 13:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/credit-cards/how-to-use-credit-cards-abroadcredit-cards/http://money.msn.com/credit-cards/how-to-use-credit-cards-abroadCharisse Conanan, Credit.comHow to pick a no-fee credit cardGood no-fee cards are out there, even if you have credit card debt. You just need to know where to look. Wed, 19 Jun 2013 22:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/credit-cards/how-to-pick-a-no-fee-credit-cardcredit-cards/http://money.msn.com/credit-cards/how-to-pick-a-no-fee-credit-cardJason Steele, Credit.comThe next big 401k wipeout: BondsLooking for safety after the last market crash, investors poured retirement savings into bonds. But prices are falling, which means painful sales or being locked into low returns for years.Wed, 19 Jun 2013 19:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/the-next-big-401k-wipeout-bondsinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/the-next-big-401k-wipeout-bondsAnthony Mirhaydari, MSN MoneyInvesting sites give planners a run for their money Web services aim to automate personal finance decisions, saving you from yourself.Wed, 19 Jun 2013 18:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement/investing-sites-give-planners-a-run-for-their-moneyretirement/http://money.msn.com/retirement/investing-sites-give-planners-a-run-for-their-moneyLiz Weston, MSN Money6 cheap fitness apps worth the priceTake your workout to the next level with these smartphone add-ons.Wed, 19 Jun 2013 14:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/6-cheap-fitness-apps-worth-the-pricepersonal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/6-cheap-fitness-apps-worth-the-priceMichelle V. Rafter, MSN Money8 debt collection mistakes to avoidBeing in debt is bad, but it's manageable. Don't make things worse by not paying attention. Tue, 18 Jun 2013 19:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/debt-management/8-debt-collection-mistakes-to-avoiddebt-management/http://money.msn.com/debt-management/8-debt-collection-mistakes-to-avoidFiona Young-Brown, LearnVest3 ways to save the rallyThe market doesn’t have to correct. It doesn’t have to skid hundreds of points just to get back at a more reasonable level.Tue, 18 Jun 2013 15:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/top-stocks/3-ways-to-save-the-rallytop-stocks/http://money.msn.com/top-stocks/3-ways-to-save-the-rallyDavid Weidner, MarketWatchNext bust creeps a little closerWhile the financial system appears inoculated against a global crisis, emerging markets are increasingly vulnerable. And there's at least one scenario in which a local crunch could trigger a global crisis. Mon, 17 Jun 2013 18:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/next-bust-creeps-a-little-closerinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/next-bust-creeps-a-little-closerJim JubakMilking parents for more moneyAre your offspring staying in your house -- and living off your dime -- well into their 20s? A recent survey suggests that's part of their plan.Mon, 17 Jun 2013 17:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/family-money/milking-parents-for-more-moneyfamily-money/http://money.msn.com/family-money/milking-parents-for-more-moneyKatie Little, CNBCRobbing retirement to pay for collegeIt takes a lot of savings to build a successful retirement. It also takes a lot of money to send a kid to college. Some parents are finding it hard to strike a balance.Mon, 17 Jun 2013 17:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement/robbing-retirement-to-pay-for-collegeretirement/http://money.msn.com/retirement/robbing-retirement-to-pay-for-collegeSharon Epperson, CNBC6 credit questions you should knowIt’s easy to overlook the importance of your credit history and scores. But it's dangerous to ignore them. Here are 6 essentials to keep in mind.Fri, 14 Jun 2013 19:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/credit-rating/6-credit-questions-you-should-knowcredit-rating/http://money.msn.com/credit-rating/6-credit-questions-you-should-knowDawn Papandrea, CreditCards.com'Heir finders' may be targeting youBe wary of services that can become a big rip-off, but careful research by would-be heirs can pay off.Fri, 14 Jun 2013 19:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement/heir-finders-may-be-targeting-youretirement/http://money.msn.com/retirement/heir-finders-may-be-targeting-youLiz Weston, MSN MoneyThe hidden threat to your portfolioThe so-called balanced portfolio, mixing higher-volatility stocks and 'safer' bonds, is the bedrock behind most portfolio management. But it could leave you broke.Fri, 14 Jun 2013 17:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/the-hidden-threat-to-your-portfoliomutual-fund/http://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/the-hidden-threat-to-your-portfolioBrett Arends, MarketWatch5 reasons 401k's trump RothsWith all the retirement savings options out there, it's sometimes difficult to know which is best for you. If you're comparing Roth IRAs and 401k's, read on.Thu, 13 Jun 2013 23:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement/5-reasons-401ks-trump-rothsretirement/http://money.msn.com/retirement/5-reasons-401ks-trump-rothsDavid Ning, U.S. News & World ReportA billionaire learns the NFL ropesShahid Kahn took his lumps during his first year as owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars -- the team finished 2-14. Year Two will be different, he says. Thu, 13 Jun 2013 20:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/leadership/a-billionaire-learns-the-nfl-ropesleadership/http://money.msn.com/leadership/a-billionaire-learns-the-nfl-ropesBrian Solomon, ForbesWhy market swoons every summerAn old saying about ensuring a profit by sitting out summer makes the warm season the Street's Twilight Zone. That old saying just might be true.Thu, 13 Jun 2013 17:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/why-market-swoons-every-summerinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/why-market-swoons-every-summerBrett Arends, MarketWatchCan card rewards be too generous?Everyone likes credit card rewards -- users get stuff, and banks get users. But sometimes the schemes are more trouble than they're worth.Thu, 13 Jun 2013 15:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/credit-cards/can-card-rewards-be-too-generouscredit-cards/http://money.msn.com/credit-cards/can-card-rewards-be-too-generousJason Steele, Credit.comWe need CEOs to get to workThe Fed and Washington have poured money into the economy. Americans are eager for jobs and ready to spend. But too many CEOs are coasting rather than taking risks, starting new ventures and hiring people.Wed, 12 Jun 2013 17:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/we-need-ceos-to-get-to-workinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/we-need-ceos-to-get-to-workAnthony Mirhaydari, MSN MoneyStudent loan debt crushing couplePayment plans and refinancing could offer help in tough situations.Wed, 12 Jun 2013 16:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-budget/student-loan-debt-crushing-couplehow-to-budget/http://money.msn.com/how-to-budget/student-loan-debt-crushing-coupleLiz Weston, MSN Money7 ways to ease retirement fearsMany Americans are worried that they will outlive their savings. Here are seven steps to ensure you've got enough money for retirement.Tue, 11 Jun 2013 17:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement/7-ways-to-ease-retirement-fearsretirement/http://money.msn.com/retirement/7-ways-to-ease-retirement-fearsDavid Ning, U.S. News & World ReportWall Street can't quit Fed addictionThey rail against any form of central authority but lust after the Federal Reserve's largesse. It's time for bankers and brokerage leaders to acknowledge they are beneficiaries of the system, not its victims.Tue, 11 Jun 2013 15:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/wall-street-cant-quit-fed-addictioninvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/wall-street-cant-quit-fed-addictionDavid Weidner, MarketWatchBuying bonds -- after the crashIt's been a scary 6 weeks for anyone who owns bonds, and the long-term outlook for more carnage isn’t great for stocks, either. But the recent sell-off was extreme, so we could see a rally.Mon, 10 Jun 2013 19:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/buying-bonds-after-the-crashinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/buying-bonds-after-the-crashJim JubakSmart moves to boost Social SecurityTake these steps to increase lifetime benefits by thousands of dollars.Mon, 10 Jun 2013 19:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement-plan/smart-moves-to-boost-social-securityretirement-plan/http://money.msn.com/retirement-plan/smart-moves-to-boost-social-securitySusan B. Garland, Kiplinger'sWhen generosity hurts relationshipsDo you have a rule about loaning money to friends and family? Maybe you should draw one up.Mon, 10 Jun 2013 18:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/when-generosity-hurts-relationshipspersonal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/when-generosity-hurts-relationshipsKaryn Polewaczyk, LearnVest5 companies still growing fastThe economy may be slowing down again, making companies racking up gains even more valuable to investors. Here’s a look at Google, Angie's List and three others.Mon, 10 Jun 2013 16:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/stock-broker-guided/5-companies-still-growing-faststock-broker-guided/http://money.msn.com/stock-broker-guided/5-companies-still-growing-fastKathy Kristof, KiplingerSwitching jobs? Ditch your 401kEmployers are often poor pickers of mutual funds, so it can pay to move your money once you leave. Fri, 07 Jun 2013 22:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement-plan/switching-jobs-ditch-your-401kretirement-plan/http://money.msn.com/retirement-plan/switching-jobs-ditch-your-401kChuck Jaffe, MarketWatchHow I dug out of $80,000 in debtA financial blogger explains how he accumulated and then got rid of a mountain of debt.Fri, 07 Jun 2013 17:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/credit-cards/how-i-dug-out-of-dollar80000-in-debtcredit-cards/http://money.msn.com/credit-cards/how-i-dug-out-of-dollar80000-in-debtSusan Johnston, U.S. News & World ReportEscaping debt can hurt your creditDebt relief solutions like credit counseling or bankruptcy will sting your credit score at first, but you may be surprised at how quickly it recovers.Thu, 06 Jun 2013 18:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/credit-rating/escaping-debt-can-hurt-your-creditcredit-rating/http://money.msn.com/credit-rating/escaping-debt-can-hurt-your-creditMichael Bovee, Credit.com3 picks for the rally's last gaspEach of these stocks should get a lift from catalysts expected to kick in before the rally runs its course. Thu, 06 Jun 2013 17:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/3-picks-for-the-rallys-last-gaspinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/3-picks-for-the-rallys-last-gaspJim Jubak5 safe places to park your moneyIf the market looks risky and you want to relax this summer, consider these funds that offer safety first but don't forsake investment gains.Wed, 05 Jun 2013 22:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/5-safe-places-to-park-your-moneymutual-fund/http://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/5-safe-places-to-park-your-moneyll Ashworth, InvestorPlace.comA guide for credit card newbiesFirst-time cardholders often make credit blunders that can haunt them for decades. Here's how to avoid some common credit-damaging behaviors.Wed, 05 Jun 2013 20:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/credit-cards/a-guide-for-credit-card-newbiescredit-cards/http://money.msn.com/credit-cards/a-guide-for-credit-card-newbiesDaniel Bortz, U.S. News & World ReportTarget and 2 others to buy on a dipWith the market at a crossroads, here are 3 solid companies to keep your eye on. Buy their stocks when the price is right. Wed, 05 Jun 2013 13:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/target-and-2-others-to-buy-on-a-dipinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/target-and-2-others-to-buy-on-a-dipAnthony Mirhaydari, MSN Money12 reasons not to fear market bubbleInvesting is never risk-free, of course, but memories of the last crash are causing investors to miss out on the biggest gains in years. Tue, 04 Jun 2013 17:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/12-reasons-not-to-fear-market-bubbleexchange-traded-fund/http://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/12-reasons-not-to-fear-market-bubbleRichard Satran, U.S. News & World Report10 ways your credit can betray youWhen it comes to your credit score, it sometimes seems as if no good deed goes unpunished. Mon, 03 Jun 2013 22:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/credit-rating/10-ways-your-credit-can-betray-youcredit-rating/http://money.msn.com/credit-rating/10-ways-your-credit-can-betray-youBarry Paperno, Credit.comBeat this market's 7 big fearsYes, this hot market carries risks. But instead of running scared, take steps to cushion your portfolio against the ones that worry you most.Mon, 03 Jun 2013 18:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/beat-this-markets-7-big-fearsmutual-fund/http://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/beat-this-markets-7-big-fearsMichael A. Pollock, Wall Street Journal4 ways to pay off student loans fasterMany grads leave college with two things -- a diploma and a big student loan bill. Here are some tips for getting rid of that loan albatross. Mon, 03 Jun 2013 18:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/debt-management/4-ways-to-pay-off-student-loans-fasterdebt-management/http://money.msn.com/debt-management/4-ways-to-pay-off-student-loans-fasterBenjamin Feldman, Credit.comYour guide to this summer's marketThe trend in US stocks appears downward because of expectations of what the Fed will do. But the consensus view is volatile. Here’s how to navigate the turmoil.Mon, 03 Jun 2013 16:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/your-guide-to-this-summers-marketinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/your-guide-to-this-summers-marketJim JubakThe power of good financial deedsWe are naturally cooperative, and our acts of generosity foster goodwill that can help us in the long run. Fri, 31 May 2013 18:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/the-power-of-good-financial-deedspersonal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/the-power-of-good-financial-deedsNatalie Wearstler, LearnVestIt's official: Housing is backPrices are rising in 41 states, construction is booming and homebuilder stocks are on the rise. It's time to call the recovery.Fri, 31 May 2013 17:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/its-official-housing-is-backinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/its-official-housing-is-backJeff Reeves, MarketWatchConfessions of a trust fund babyA young woman with a big safety net discovers that there are more important things in life than shopping, travel and parties.Fri, 31 May 2013 16:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/gen-x/confessions-of-a-trust-fund-babygen-x/http://money.msn.com/gen-x/confessions-of-a-trust-fund-babyCaroline Faber, LearnVestThe best reward card options nowIssuers up the ante, offer 2% back and other perks for borrowers with excellent credit.Fri, 31 May 2013 15:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/credit-cards/the-best-reward-card-options-nowcredit-cards/http://money.msn.com/credit-cards/the-best-reward-card-options-nowLiz Weston, MSN MoneyWhat our crash could look likeJapan's 8-day market plunge offers a glimpse into what might happen when the Fed stops pumping money into the financial markets.Thu, 30 May 2013 22:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/what-our-crash-could-look-likeinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/what-our-crash-could-look-likeJim JubakNo funeral money? What to doWhat's worse than dying? Maybe dying broke. Thu, 30 May 2013 20:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-budget/no-funeral-money-what-to-dohow-to-budget/http://money.msn.com/how-to-budget/no-funeral-money-what-to-doGeoff Williams, U.S. News & World ReportWhere health, retirement plans meetWith costs rising and Obamacare on the horizon, many businesses are treating employee health care plans like they do 401ks.Thu, 30 May 2013 19:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/health-and-life-insurance/where-health-retirement-plans-meethealth-and-life-insurance/http://money.msn.com/health-and-life-insurance/where-health-retirement-plans-meetPhilip Moeller, U.S. News & World ReportWill your credit card debt implode?Here are 7 signs that your total card balance may be too high.Thu, 30 May 2013 14:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/debt-management/will-your-credit-card-debt-implodedebt-management/http://money.msn.com/debt-management/will-your-credit-card-debt-implodeCharles Phelan, Credit.comIs Tesla the new Ford or GM?Right now, the maker of all-electric cars is a hot company with a hot stock. But its key concept -- high-performance, new-technology vehicles that can sell -- could make it the major automaker of the future. Thu, 30 May 2013 14:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/is-tesla-the-new-ford-or-gminvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/is-tesla-the-new-ford-or-gmCharley Blaine, MSN MoneyYour home as retirement nest egg?If you're relying on equity in your house for your golden years, you might want to think again. Wed, 29 May 2013 19:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement-plan/your-home-as-retirement-nest-egg-1retirement-plan/http://money.msn.com/retirement-plan/your-home-as-retirement-nest-egg-1Philip Moeller, U.S. News & World ReportHow to hold a hit yard saleAh, summer: Sunshine, beach trips, barbeques, and -- of course -- yard sales. Here's how to make your sale a success.Wed, 29 May 2013 18:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-budget/how-to-hold-a-hit-yard-salehow-to-budget/http://money.msn.com/how-to-budget/how-to-hold-a-hit-yard-saleGary Foreman, U.S. News & World ReportSingle v. married: Which costs more?One examination finds that getting married can save more than $1 million. But other factors complicate the picture.Wed, 29 May 2013 18:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/gen-x/single-v-married-which-costs-moregen-x/http://money.msn.com/gen-x/single-v-married-which-costs-moreVanessa Van Edwards, LearnVestDeflation, recession are in the cardsWhile the market moves ever higher, commodities and other signals suggest a washout is coming. Of course, that won’t matter in the near term if the market kicks into bubble mode this summer.Wed, 29 May 2013 17:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/deflation-recession-are-in-the-cardsinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/deflation-recession-are-in-the-cardsAnthony Mirhaydari, MSN MoneyHow credit cards help your financesIf you've ever been in debt, the temptation to cut up your cards can be strong. But used wisely, plastic can do much more for you than going cash-only.Tue, 28 May 2013 22:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/credit-cards/how-credit-cards-help-your-financescredit-cards/http://money.msn.com/credit-cards/how-credit-cards-help-your-financesMichelle Sheiman, LearnVest13 energy stocks ready to rollThe market looks frothy after a string of new highs, but some areas have been left out thus far. Energy, in particular, has room for a big move up.Tue, 28 May 2013 19:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/13-energy-stocks-ready-to-rollinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/13-energy-stocks-ready-to-rollMichael Brush, MSN MoneyProtect your home against wildfiresIf you live in an area prone to fires, you can boost your home's odds of avoiding destruction with some relatively simple steps.Tue, 28 May 2013 18:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/home-insurance/protect-your-home-against-wildfireshome-insurance/http://money.msn.com/home-insurance/protect-your-home-against-wildfiresTerry Sheridan, Bankrate.comBoomers aging, but still hard at workAmerica's population is graying, and the baby boomer generation is working later into life, partly to make up for financial losses.Sat, 25 May 2013 00:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement/boomers-aging-but-still-hard-at-workretirement/http://money.msn.com/retirement/boomers-aging-but-still-hard-at-workMSN Money staffOnline grocery shopping: A primerUsing the Web to stock your pantry can save you time, money and hassle.Fri, 24 May 2013 17:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-budget/online-grocery-shopping-a-primerhow-to-budget/http://money.msn.com/how-to-budget/online-grocery-shopping-a-primerDaniel Bortz, U.S. News & World ReportMoney issues: Kids in your 20sThe number of children you have makes an obvious impact on your finances. When you have a kid matters, too.Fri, 24 May 2013 15:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/gen-x/money-issues-kids-in-your-20sgen-x/http://money.msn.com/gen-x/money-issues-kids-in-your-20sAmy Keyishian, LearnVest7 common tasks interns shouldn't doInternships can be a big help to both businesses and permanent job-seekers, but they should be handled with care.Fri, 24 May 2013 15:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/gen-x/7-common-tasks-interns-shouldnt-dogen-x/http://money.msn.com/gen-x/7-common-tasks-interns-shouldnt-doKathryn Tuggle, MainStreet3 times you must monitor your creditIt's always a good idea to know your credit scores, but some life events call for extra scrutiny. Thu, 23 May 2013 17:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/debt-management/3-times-you-must-monitor-your-creditdebt-management/http://money.msn.com/debt-management/3-times-you-must-monitor-your-creditGerri Detweiler, Credit.comHow to choose a new bankAre you looking for another financial institution to handle your fortune? Here's what to ask.Thu, 23 May 2013 15:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/how-to-choose-a-new-bankpersonal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/how-to-choose-a-new-bankMichele Lerner, Bankrate.com10 drugs that cost more than a carPharmaceuticals that cost well north of $100,000 for a course of treatment are far from rare these days.Thu, 23 May 2013 14:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement/10-drugs-that-cost-more-than-a-carretirement/http://money.msn.com/retirement/10-drugs-that-cost-more-than-a-carLeah Culler, MSN MoneyBeware: Market insiders are sellingEven as new highs draw mom-and-pop investors back into the market, it looks like the so-called smart money is getting out. Here’s what they see coming.Wed, 22 May 2013 18:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/beware-market-insiders-are-sellinginvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/beware-market-insiders-are-sellingAnthony Mirhaydari, MSN MoneyMillennials wait as boomers hang onSlow-to-retire older workers are often blamed for stifling opportunities for younger generations. The theory doesn't hold up, but tensions remain.Wed, 22 May 2013 17:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement/millennials-wait-as-boomers-hang-onretirement/http://money.msn.com/retirement/millennials-wait-as-boomers-hang-onMarilyn Lewis, MSN MoneyWealthy nation can't afford to retireSingapore has the most millionaires per capita in the world, but people who aren't that rich are having a hard time retiring.Wed, 22 May 2013 15:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement/wealthy-nation-cant-afford-to-retireretirement/http://money.msn.com/retirement/wealthy-nation-cant-afford-to-retireRajeshni Naidu-Ghelani, CNBCThe Tea Party and your taxesIRS battle puts social welfare designation back in the spotlight. Wed, 22 May 2013 15:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/the-tea-party-and-your-taxespersonal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/the-tea-party-and-your-taxesLiz Weston, MSN MoneyConfessions of former shopaholicsHow two people's shopping addictions jeopardized their relationships and finances.Tue, 21 May 2013 21:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/confessions-of-former-shopaholicspersonal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/confessions-of-former-shopaholicsDaniel Bortz, U.S. News & World ReportRolling over a 401k? 7 problemsA change of employment can mean changes to your 401k, too. Be sure you know all your options.Tue, 21 May 2013 17:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement/rolling-over-a-401k-7-problemsretirement/http://money.msn.com/retirement/rolling-over-a-401k-7-problemsEmily Brandon, U.S. News & World Report3 stocks for a 3-D future3-D printing is here, and in significant ways it represents the future of manufacturing. But each of the 3 prominent publicly traded 3-D printer companies takes a different path to the future.Mon, 20 May 2013 19:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/3-stocks-for-a-3-d-futureinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/3-stocks-for-a-3-d-futureJim JubakRx for health care costs in retirementDon't let huge medical bills blindside you in your golden years.Mon, 20 May 2013 17:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement/rx-for-health-care-costs-in-retirementretirement/http://money.msn.com/retirement/rx-for-health-care-costs-in-retirementKelley Holland, CNBCHelp your kid cut college debtHere are some cost-cutting tips from students and college financial aid people.Mon, 20 May 2013 16:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/debt-management/help-your-kid-cut-college-debtdebt-management/http://money.msn.com/debt-management/help-your-kid-cut-college-debtRichard Satran, U.S. News & World ReportBuilding a better student loanLow-interest private loan options may help, but government backing has its advantages.Fri, 17 May 2013 21:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/gen-x/building-a-better-student-loangen-x/http://money.msn.com/gen-x/building-a-better-student-loanLiz Weston, MSN MoneyThe impact of bridal reality showsAs if getting to the altar on time wasn’t dramatic enough?Fri, 17 May 2013 19:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-budget/the-impact-of-bridal-reality-showshow-to-budget/http://money.msn.com/how-to-budget/the-impact-of-bridal-reality-showsGeoff Williams, U.S. News & World Report When good drivers marry bad driversThere's usually no mention of auto insurance in wedding vows, but it doesn't hurt to know whether your intended is safe behind the wheel.Fri, 17 May 2013 16:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/auto-insurance/when-good-drivers-marry-bad-driversauto-insurance/http://money.msn.com/auto-insurance/when-good-drivers-marry-bad-driversAaron Crowe, CarInsurance.comPick your financial adviser wiselyYour money is personal, so make sure you know who you're talking to about your assets. Thu, 16 May 2013 18:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-budget/pick-your-financial-adviser-wiselyhow-to-budget/http://money.msn.com/how-to-budget/pick-your-financial-adviser-wiselyAmelia Granger, U.S. News & World ReportSocial Security traps to avoidWhen the time comes for you to collect Social Security, make sure you know the ins and outs of this complex program.Thu, 16 May 2013 15:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement/social-security-traps-to-avoidretirement/http://money.msn.com/retirement/social-security-traps-to-avoidKandice Bridges, Bankrate.comGrowing scam takes aim at your carStaged accidents are on the rise and can be deadly. Here's how to avoid being a victim.Wed, 15 May 2013 19:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/auto-insurance/growing-scam-takes-aim-at-your-carauto-insurance/http://money.msn.com/auto-insurance/growing-scam-takes-aim-at-your-carLiz WestonMoney lessons for Gen YAn investment adviser’s new book offers tips on overcoming financial and emotional obstacles.Wed, 15 May 2013 17:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/gen-x/money-lessons-for-gen-ygen-x/http://money.msn.com/gen-x/money-lessons-for-gen-ySusan Johnston, U.S. News & World ReportWhy gold won't stay downInvestors have beaten down precious metals prices even as economic signals suggest they should be moving up soon. Is this a rare buying opportunity?Wed, 15 May 2013 17:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/why-gold-wont-stay-downinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/why-gold-wont-stay-downAnthony Mirhaydari, MSN MoneyDamaged credit: Can you sue? Courts are recognizing that good credit is a valuable asset.Wed, 15 May 2013 00:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/credit-rating/damaged-credit-can-you-suecredit-rating/http://money.msn.com/credit-rating/damaged-credit-can-you-sueMinda Zetlin, CreditCards.comTurn $250K into retirement incomeSeven financial advisers offer their suggestions for converting half of a retirement savings account into a steady income stream.Tue, 14 May 2013 17:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/turn-dollar250k-into-retirement-incomemutual-fund/http://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/turn-dollar250k-into-retirement-incomeRichard Satran, US News & World ReportIs the market about to go bust?Probably not -- as long as investors are sure central bankers will keep pumping money into the financial system. But keep an eye on fixed-income markets for signs that confidence is waning.Mon, 13 May 2013 22:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/is-the-market-about-to-go-bustinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/is-the-market-about-to-go-bustJim JubakWill insurers pay you not to speed?New monitoring technology is creating methods for increasing highway safety. That could lead to cheaper coverage for motorists.Mon, 13 May 2013 21:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/auto-insurance/will-insurers-pay-you-not-to-speedauto-insurance/http://money.msn.com/auto-insurance/will-insurers-pay-you-not-to-speedMark Chalon Smith, Insurance.com8 fiscal strategies for a long lifeAmericans are living longer than ever before, and that means retirements last longer, too. Here are 8 tips for a long, financially healthy retirement.Mon, 13 May 2013 19:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement/8-fiscal-strategies-for-a-long-liferetirement/http://money.msn.com/retirement/8-fiscal-strategies-for-a-long-lifePhilip Moeller, U.S. News & World ReportFirm finds older workers a perfect fitMassachusetts manufacturer welcomes the over-65 set for reliable workforce, low turnover.Mon, 13 May 2013 15:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement/firm-finds-older-workers-a-perfect-fitretirement/http://money.msn.com/retirement/firm-finds-older-workers-a-perfect-fitKaren Aho, MSN MoneyDad's death a complex IRA issueAn inherited retirement account requires special treatment but can be a lasting legacy for a college student.Fri, 10 May 2013 19:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-budget/dads-death-a-complex-ira-issuehow-to-budget/http://money.msn.com/how-to-budget/dads-death-a-complex-ira-issueLiz Weston, MSN Money10 things to know about MedicareRetirees who don’t meet specific deadlines could pay significantly higher premiums.Fri, 10 May 2013 18:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement/10-things-to-know-about-medicareretirement/http://money.msn.com/retirement/10-things-to-know-about-medicareEmily Brandon, U.S. News & World ReportHow your memories affect financesMany things you see, hear and learn as a child stick with you. It's no different with money issues.Thu, 09 May 2013 20:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/family-money/how-your-memories-affect-financesfamily-money/http://money.msn.com/family-money/how-your-memories-affect-financesChristine Mathieu, LearnVest5 'balance-sheet babies' to considerThe use of financial engineering to unleash value is common in the late stages of a rally. The stocks can be tempting targets, but don't ignore valuations. Thu, 09 May 2013 18:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/5-balance-sheet-babies-to-considerinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/5-balance-sheet-babies-to-considerJim JubakIRS snares low-income taxpayersAgency expands its robo-audits to get more personal data, but has so far only netted small change.Thu, 09 May 2013 16:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/irs-snares-low-income-taxpayerspersonal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/irs-snares-low-income-taxpayersRichard Satran, U.S. News & World ReportPenny pincher guide to theme parksIt's not easy, but with a carefully planned attack you can shave a few bucks off that expensive destination vacation.Wed, 08 May 2013 21:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/leadership/penny-pincher-guide-to-theme-parksleadership/http://money.msn.com/leadership/penny-pincher-guide-to-theme-parksLiz Weston, MSN Money4 ways to keep investing simpleDiversification is a pillar of any sound investment strategy. But that laudatory goal isn't an excuse for a cluttered and unwieldy portfolio.Wed, 08 May 2013 19:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/4-ways-to-keep-investing-simplemutual-fund/http://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/4-ways-to-keep-investing-simpleAnna Prior, The Wall Street JournalHow parents influence money habitsMom and Dad pass down all sorts of wisdom to their children. But you can learn from their money mistakes, too.Tue, 07 May 2013 20:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/gen-x/how-parents-influence-money-habitsgen-x/http://money.msn.com/gen-x/how-parents-influence-money-habitsCheryl Lock, LearnVest6 steps to get the best mortgage rateThinking about buying a home? Ready to refinance? A little preparation can save you big in the long run. Here's what to do.Tue, 07 May 2013 18:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/home-loans/6-steps-to-get-the-best-mortgage-ratehome-loans/http://money.msn.com/home-loans/6-steps-to-get-the-best-mortgage-rateMichele Lerner, HSH.comHow a plan can get you out of debtIf you're deep in debt, perhaps getting help from professionals is the smart way to go. Mon, 06 May 2013 23:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-budget/how-a-plan-can-get-you-out-of-debthow-to-budget/http://money.msn.com/how-to-budget/how-a-plan-can-get-you-out-of-debtDeanna Templeton, Credit.com7 ways to avoid rising bank feesBanks across the US are increasing fees and inventing new ones. Here are some tips to keep these costs to a minimum.Mon, 06 May 2013 18:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/7-ways-to-avoid-rising-bank-feespersonal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/7-ways-to-avoid-rising-bank-feesSabah Karimi, U.S. News & World ReportThe 5 ingredients in a winning fundA new global fund -- launched late last month -- features four of the essentials that investors should seek when buying into a mutual fund. Mon, 06 May 2013 18:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/the-5-ingredients-in-a-winning-fundmutual-fund/http://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/the-5-ingredients-in-a-winning-fundSteven Goldberg, Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazineWill the age wars bankrupt us?Underlying all our recent global crises is the issue of an aging population. Yet we're refusing to fund the growth and productivity our economies need.Mon, 06 May 2013 18:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/will-the-age-wars-bankrupt-usinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/will-the-age-wars-bankrupt-usJim Jubak8 moves for college seniorsAn army of new graduates is about to hit the streets, and many will be managing finances for the first time. Here's how they can prepare.Fri, 03 May 2013 20:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/debt-management/8-moves-for-college-seniorsdebt-management/http://money.msn.com/debt-management/8-moves-for-college-seniorsErica Sandberg, CreditCards.com10 Social Security facts to knowEvery working American should understand these important facts about Social Security.Fri, 03 May 2013 14:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement/10-social-security-facts-to-knowretirement/http://money.msn.com/retirement/10-social-security-facts-to-knowEmily Brandon, U.S. News & World ReportMeet the next Intel Unlike the semiconductor giant, England's ARM Holdings doesn't make chips. But most makers of smartphones and tablet use chips built on ARM designs.Thu, 02 May 2013 18:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/meet-the-next-intelinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/meet-the-next-intelCharley Blaine, MSN Money10 stocks to own for the long termBuy and forget is not a viable strategy in a volatile market. But with periodic tweaking, a portfolio can capitalize on long-term global trends. Thu, 02 May 2013 18:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/10-stocks-to-own-for-the-long-terminvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/10-stocks-to-own-for-the-long-termJim JubakMiddle class resigned to stagnationAmerica's middle class has long embodied the nation’s optimism. Today, though, the chief preoccupation is less a dream of upward mobility than the fear of falling behind.Wed, 01 May 2013 20:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/middle-class-resigned-to-stagnationinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/middle-class-resigned-to-stagnationAl Lewis, MarketWatchObama's recovery has failedYes, the recession ended, but the pace of the recovery has been slow and now it's stalling out. Where next? No one in Washington, including the president, seems to know.Wed, 01 May 2013 20:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/obamas-recovery-has-failedinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/obamas-recovery-has-failedAnthony Mirhaydari, MSN Money11 tips to rebuild your creditIf your credit rating isn't as robust as you'd like it to be, bring it along with these steps.Wed, 01 May 2013 20:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/credit-rating/11-tips-to-rebuild-your-creditcredit-rating/http://money.msn.com/credit-rating/11-tips-to-rebuild-your-creditGerri Detweiler, Credit.comConsidering a franchise? Be waryOff-the-shelf concepts make it easy to start your own business, but you can easily lose your shirt. And many chafe under the rules and restrictions.Wed, 01 May 2013 20:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/leadership/considering-a-franchise-be-waryleadership/http://money.msn.com/leadership/considering-a-franchise-be-waryLiz Weston, MSN MoneyBest and worst states for bankingThe US banking industry is getting better, but the improvements aren't being felt evenly. See how your state compares.Mon, 29 Apr 2013 23:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/best-and-worst-states-for-bankingpersonal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/best-and-worst-states-for-bankingRichard Barrington, MoneyRates.comYour lifetime insurance bill: $94,000That’s almost two years of income for the average household. How does that stack up against other lifetime expenses?Mon, 29 Apr 2013 22:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/auto-insurance/your-lifetime-insurance-bill-dollar94000auto-insurance/http://money.msn.com/auto-insurance/your-lifetime-insurance-bill-dollar94000Mark Vallet, CarInsurance.comCharting a course for rest of 2013With the market seeming to defy gravity, investors are caught between betting on a pullback or hoping the rally will run on. More prudent is a small-ball strategy capable of delivering returns with a modicum of risk. Mon, 29 Apr 2013 19:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/charting-a-course-for-rest-of-2013-1investing/http://money.msn.com/investing/charting-a-course-for-rest-of-2013-1Jim JubakPicking a bank account for your kidIf you want your child to learn the value of a dollar, their first bank account is a good place to start.Fri, 26 Apr 2013 18:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-budget/picking-a-bank-account-for-your-kidhow-to-budget/http://money.msn.com/how-to-budget/picking-a-bank-account-for-your-kidDebbie Dragon, U.S. News & World ReportDon't fall for these 7 credit mythsOffers to repair your credit problems can be a rip-off. Here are some tips on what is and isn't possible when it comes to your score.Fri, 26 Apr 2013 17:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/credit-rating/dont-fall-for-these-7-credit-mythscredit-rating/http://money.msn.com/credit-rating/dont-fall-for-these-7-credit-mythsLiz Weston, MSN MoneyThe debt collector who wanted $8.97Debt collection is a big business, and companies are looking for any advantage they can get. Even if you owe just a few dollars, pay up. Fri, 26 Apr 2013 17:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/credit-rating/the-debt-collector-who-wanted-dollar897credit-rating/http://money.msn.com/credit-rating/the-debt-collector-who-wanted-dollar897Deanna Templeton, Credit.com5 strong stocks from stealth marketsThe once-hot markets known as the BRICS -- Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa -- are cooling off. So you'll find the best plays in economies just starting to emerge.Thu, 25 Apr 2013 22:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/5-strong-stocks-from-stealth-marketsinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/5-strong-stocks-from-stealth-marketsJim JubakInsurer's 'looking glass' into homesA new insurance industry innovation -- a data recorder for homes -- is raising questions about privacy and efficiency.Thu, 25 Apr 2013 17:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/insurance/insurers-looking-glass-into-homesinsurance/http://money.msn.com/insurance/insurers-looking-glass-into-homesEd Leefeldt, Insure.comHas the next crisis begun?The Bank of Japan's latest economy-saving efforts seem likely to trigger another Asian currency crunch. And that, along with a weakening US economy, will blindside a lot of investors.Wed, 24 Apr 2013 19:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/has-the-next-crisis-beguninvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/has-the-next-crisis-begunAnthony Mirhaydari, MSN MoneyWhen a broker might be worth hiringWhether shopping for stocks, mortgages or homes, there are times when you can use help, and times when you should do it yourself.Wed, 24 Apr 2013 18:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-budget/when-a-broker-might-be-worth-hiringhow-to-budget/http://money.msn.com/how-to-budget/when-a-broker-might-be-worth-hiringLiz Weston, MSN MoneyEngaged? 5 money moves to makeAn engagement is an exciting time for a couple -- just don’t get so swept away in pre-marital bliss that you ignore your finances.Tue, 23 Apr 2013 21:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-budget/engaged-5-money-moves-to-makehow-to-budget/http://money.msn.com/how-to-budget/engaged-5-money-moves-to-makeAaron Crowe, Credit.comRetirement miscalculations to avoidYour quality of life in retirement will be determined by actions you take long before you stop working. Here are 3 key missteps to avoid.Mon, 22 Apr 2013 21:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement-plan/retirement-miscalculations-to-avoid-1retirement-plan/http://money.msn.com/retirement-plan/retirement-miscalculations-to-avoid-1Dave Bernard, U.S. News & World Report10 picks for a correction, revisedMuch has changed in the 2 months since Jubak assembled a list of stocks to buy on a market correction. Some new names now appear on the list. Mon, 22 Apr 2013 17:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/10-picks-for-a-correction-revisedinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/10-picks-for-a-correction-revisedJim JubakPaid off your loan? Throw a partyWorking long and hard to get out of debt is something to celebrate -- just don’t go overboard and end up back where you started.Mon, 22 Apr 2013 17:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/leadership/paid-off-your-loan-throw-a-partyleadership/http://money.msn.com/leadership/paid-off-your-loan-throw-a-partyDeanna Templeton, Credit.comBest retirement plan: Work longerThe economy, and the future of Social Security, has many seniors staying on the job past their retirement age.Mon, 22 Apr 2013 17:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-budget/best-retirement-plan-work-longerhow-to-budget/http://money.msn.com/how-to-budget/best-retirement-plan-work-longerPhilip Moeller, U.S. News & World ReportHow big banks offer payday loansFargo is among lenders offering a product with a fee that equates to a 274% interest rate. Some customers say the convenience is worth it.Fri, 19 Apr 2013 16:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/debt-management/how-big-banks-offer-payday-loansdebt-management/http://money.msn.com/debt-management/how-big-banks-offer-payday-loansLiz Weston, MSN MoneyHow to profit from China's slowdownSlower growth in China is intentional, and aimed at avoiding a speculation-fueled crash. Investors can still benefit.Thu, 18 Apr 2013 22:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/how-to-profit-from-chinas-slowdowninvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/how-to-profit-from-chinas-slowdownJim JubakHow extreme contest winners do itEntering thousands of sweepstakes takes real dedication. But it can pay off as a hobby -- whether it's a 46-inch TV or a trip to Hawaii.Thu, 18 Apr 2013 14:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/leadership/how-extreme-contest-winners-do-itleadership/http://money.msn.com/leadership/how-extreme-contest-winners-do-itGeoff Williams, U.S. News & World ReportCommodities crash, recession loomsPullbacks in commodity prices preceded stock market reversals in 2011 and 2012. Something similar is happening again -- but this time the downturn will be far worse. Here's why.Wed, 17 Apr 2013 19:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/commodities-crash-recession-loomsinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/commodities-crash-recession-loomsAnthony Mirhaydari, MSN MoneyRising debt weighs down seniorsPrevious generations were likely to go into retirement debt-free. The easy-money years and subsequent financial bust have changed that for many.Wed, 17 Apr 2013 19:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement/rising-debt-weighs-down-seniorsretirement/http://money.msn.com/retirement/rising-debt-weighs-down-seniorsLiz Weston, MSN MoneyHow vacations can sink your creditDon't leave your financial discipline at home before you hit the beach or the amusement park this summer. Wed, 17 Apr 2013 16:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/credit-rating/how-vacations-can-sink-your-creditcredit-rating/http://money.msn.com/credit-rating/how-vacations-can-sink-your-creditJeanne Kelly, Credit.comPaying with plastic can make you fatThe convenience of paying with a credit card is nice, but it can work against you in the supermarket.Wed, 17 Apr 2013 15:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/credit-cards/paying-with-plastic-can-make-you-fatcredit-cards/http://money.msn.com/credit-cards/paying-with-plastic-can-make-you-fatAllie Johnson, CreditCards.comEat these foods, balance your budgetBefore you tackle your finances, you may want to eat a tuna sandwich -- on whole-grain bread -- and wash it down with skim milk. Really. Tue, 16 Apr 2013 22:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/eat-these-foods-balance-your-budgetpersonal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/eat-these-foods-balance-your-budgetGina Roberts-GreyIt's time for the big bank paybackWe rescued some of the nation's largest banks, and soon they will return big money to shareholders in the form of stock buybacks and dividend hikes. Here are six stocks to own in your 'payback portfolio.'Tue, 16 Apr 2013 20:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/its-time-for-the-big-bank-paybackinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/its-time-for-the-big-bank-paybackMichael Brush, MSN MoneyStolen refund? What to doMaking some key moves early can lead to a quicker resolution.Tue, 16 Apr 2013 17:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/credit-rating/stolen-refund-what-to-docredit-rating/http://money.msn.com/credit-rating/stolen-refund-what-to-doJonnelle Marte, MarketWatchHow longtime couples talk moneyTalking about family finances can be difficult and stressful. Spouses who've been doing it for many years offer a look at how they manage.Tue, 16 Apr 2013 14:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement-plan/how-longtime-couples-talk-moneyretirement-plan/http://money.msn.com/retirement-plan/how-longtime-couples-talk-moneyAmy Shouse, LearnVest.comMost likely market-bust scenarioAll that central bank cash sloshing through the global financial system is creating asset bubbles that have developing nations on edge -- and poised to hit the economic brakes.Mon, 15 Apr 2013 17:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/most-likely-market-bust-scenarioinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/most-likely-market-bust-scenarioJim JubakWhy I work at Wal-MartA retired electrical engineer explains how he ended up working retail after a career in the automotive industry.Mon, 15 Apr 2013 15:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement/why-i-work-at-wal-martretirement/http://money.msn.com/retirement/why-i-work-at-wal-martBobby Shields, as told to Marilyn Lewis, MSN MoneyDon't give up: Fixing a money messPersonal finance expert Liz Weston helps a 27-year-old reader who feels overwhelmed by her financial problems.Fri, 12 Apr 2013 17:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-budget/dont-give-up-fixing-a-money-messhow-to-budget/http://money.msn.com/how-to-budget/dont-give-up-fixing-a-money-messLiz Weston4 ways to pay off your mortgage earlyIf you're able to swing it, paying down your home loan ahead of schedule can save you big money. What's the best way to go about it? Thu, 11 Apr 2013 16:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/home-loans/4-ways-to-pay-off-your-mortgage-earlyhome-loans/http://money.msn.com/home-loans/4-ways-to-pay-off-your-mortgage-earlySally HerigstadRetirement distribution 101Make sure you've thought about when and how much you plan to take out of your savings.Wed, 10 Apr 2013 22:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-budget/retirement-distribution-101-1how-to-budget/http://money.msn.com/how-to-budget/retirement-distribution-101-1Scott Holsopple7 funds you can own foreverA strategy of buying and holding just a few index-based investments may look boring. But if it delivers solid long-term returns, boring is good.Wed, 10 Apr 2013 20:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/7-funds-you-can-own-foreverexchange-traded-fund/http://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/7-funds-you-can-own-foreverSteven Goldberg, Kiplinger.comWhen tax fraud won’t go awayThe only thing worse than fighting tax-related identity theft is having to fight it over and over again. Wed, 10 Apr 2013 20:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/taxes/when-tax-fraud-will-not-go-awaytaxes/http://money.msn.com/taxes/when-tax-fraud-will-not-go-awayKelly Santos, Credit.comThe bull market's last standAmid a slowing economy and frothy markets, policymakers are waging war on cautious savers. Investors shouldn't be euphoric -- they should be terrified.Wed, 10 Apr 2013 18:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/the-bull-markets-last-standinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/the-bull-markets-last-standAnthony Mirhaydari, MSN MoneyIRS tracks your digital footprintThe IRS has quietly upgraded its technology so tax collectors can track virtually everything people do online.Wed, 10 Apr 2013 16:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/credit-rating/irs-tracks-your-digital-footprintcredit-rating/http://money.msn.com/credit-rating/irs-tracks-your-digital-footprintRichard Satran, U.S. News & World Report 3 rules to rescue your retirementTwo top money experts have a strategy that helps investors keep costs under control and beat the market (just a little) without getting burned.Tue, 09 Apr 2013 18:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/3-rules-to-rescue-your-retirementmutual-fund/http://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/3-rules-to-rescue-your-retirementJonathan Burton, MarketWatch Where you live can affect credit useWhere you live can make a big difference in how you use -- or misuse -- credit, but it's more complicated than just your address. Tue, 09 Apr 2013 17:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/credit-rating/where-you-live-can-affect-credit-usecredit-rating/http://money.msn.com/credit-rating/where-you-live-can-affect-credit-useMinda Zetlin, CreditCards.comWhy some love hiring older workersSeniors often struggle to find work, but in many industries, they are considered an asset -- reliable, trainable and great for customer relations.Tue, 09 Apr 2013 15:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement/why-some-love-hiring-older-workersretirement/http://money.msn.com/retirement/why-some-love-hiring-older-workersKaren Aho, MSN MoneyHealth care needs delay retirementMany workers who might otherwise be ready to stop working need a strategy to plug the insurance gap.Mon, 08 Apr 2013 19:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement/health-care-needs-delay-retirementretirement/http://money.msn.com/retirement/health-care-needs-delay-retirementLiz Weston, MSN MoneyWill a strong dollar kill the rally?Moves in Japan and the eurozone are likely to boost the dollar's relative strength over the near term, driving down commodity prices.Mon, 08 Apr 2013 18:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/will-a-strong-dollar-kill-the-rallyinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/will-a-strong-dollar-kill-the-rallyJim JubakHow to cure retirement anxietyBaby boomers can adopt these strategies to control their fears about health, marriage and identity.Mon, 08 Apr 2013 17:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/baby-boomers/how-to-cure-retirement-anxietybaby-boomers/http://money.msn.com/baby-boomers/how-to-cure-retirement-anxietyDaniel Bortz, U.S. News & World ReportDon't invest like a 'prepper'Bearish predictions and fears of the Fed have a lot of investors scorning stocks and storing gold and silver in preparation for doomsday. But panic is never wise.Mon, 08 Apr 2013 17:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/dont-invest-like-a-prepperexchange-traded-fund/http://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/dont-invest-like-a-prepperHoward Gold, MoneyShow.comThe perils of cheap moneySupply and demand for major commodities are out of whack, thanks to easy money policies. And that creates opportunities for savvy investors.Thu, 04 Apr 2013 20:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/the-perils-of-cheap-moneyinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/the-perils-of-cheap-moneyJim JubakSmart ways to tap retirement savingsIdeally, you won't have to dip into your nest egg before you retire. If you do it, though, make sure you do it right.Thu, 04 Apr 2013 18:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement-plan/smart-ways-to-tap-retirement-savingsretirement-plan/http://money.msn.com/retirement-plan/smart-ways-to-tap-retirement-savingsScott Holsopple , U.S. News & World ReportRetirement miscalculations to avoidThe road to retirement will be a little less rocky if you steer clear of these roadblocks.Thu, 04 Apr 2013 17:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/baby-boomers/retirement-miscalculations-to-avoidbaby-boomers/http://money.msn.com/baby-boomers/retirement-miscalculations-to-avoidDave Bernard, U.S. News & World Report Vacation time? 4 credit card tricksSummer vacation is right around the corner, but your credit cards likely won’t get much R&R. Here are some tips to save money with your cards on your next trip.Wed, 03 Apr 2013 21:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/debt-management/vacation-time-4-credit-card-tricksdebt-management/http://money.msn.com/debt-management/vacation-time-4-credit-card-tricksJennifer Goforth GregoryIt's time to 'tax' the 'poor'The bottom line on the nation's fiscal crisis is this: We need more people employed and paying taxes. We need the poor -- and the job creators -- to get to work.Wed, 03 Apr 2013 17:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/its-time-to-tax-the-poorinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/its-time-to-tax-the-poorAnthony Mirhaydari, MSN Money5 things that affect your creditIt’s not enough to simply know your credit score. You also need to be aware of the factors that are used to generate it.Wed, 03 Apr 2013 16:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/credit-rating/5-things-that-affect-your-creditcredit-rating/http://money.msn.com/credit-rating/5-things-that-affect-your-creditDeanna Templeton, Credit.comHow to learn to love stocks againAfter a five-year breakup, there are many signs average investors have a renewed love for stocks. Here's how to avoid getting burned again.Tue, 02 Apr 2013 18:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/how-to-learn-to-love-stocks-againmutual-fund/http://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/how-to-learn-to-love-stocks-againLou Brooks, Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazineWhy older people work: For moneyBeing old enough to collect a Social Security check doesn't necessarily mean being able to afford living expenses without a job.Tue, 02 Apr 2013 17:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement/why-older-people-work-for-moneyretirement/http://money.msn.com/retirement/why-older-people-work-for-moneyKaren Aho, MSN MoneyFacebook will have the last laughThe bad taste left by a bungled debut and persistent myths of corporate weakness still trouble the stock. But one year after the IPO, a lot of experts see big gains ahead.Tue, 02 Apr 2013 16:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/facebook-will-have-the-last-laughinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/facebook-will-have-the-last-laughMichael Brush, MSN MoneyHunting for the next DisneyDisney's magic keeps customers and shareholders happy. But some upstarts could grow faster. So keep your eyes on Netflix and Pandora, and watch out for Angry Birds.Mon, 01 Apr 2013 19:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/hunting-for-the-next-disneyinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/hunting-for-the-next-disneyCharley Blaine, MSN Money9 infrastructure plays to make todayThe continuing build-out of the Internet offers investment opportunities, and money is starting to pour into repairs of the nation's highway network.Mon, 01 Apr 2013 17:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/9-infrastructure-plays-to-make-todayinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/9-infrastructure-plays-to-make-todayJim JubakWhy you need to update your will Your first $5 million -- or more -- is exempt from federal tax. But there are still many reasons to review your estate plan.Fri, 29 Mar 2013 17:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/baby-boomers/why-you-need-to-update-your-willbaby-boomers/http://money.msn.com/baby-boomers/why-you-need-to-update-your-willLiz Weston, MSN MoneySocial Security in the crosshairsAs Congress works to bring the federal budget deficit under control, entitlements for older Americans are certain to be affected. Thu, 28 Mar 2013 17:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement-plan/social-security-in-the-crosshairsretirement-plan/http://money.msn.com/retirement-plan/social-security-in-the-crosshairsPhilip Moeller, U.S. News & World ReportAfter Cyprus, no money pool is safeInvestors and depositors want certainty that their accounts are secure. But if one indebted country can confiscate the money, what's to stop others?Thu, 28 Mar 2013 16:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/after-cyprus-no-money-pool-is-safeinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/after-cyprus-no-money-pool-is-safeJim JubakNew credit score could change livesVantageScore 3.0 has some advantages for consumers. But it has yet to make big headway with lenders, who generally rely on more-established systems.Wed, 27 Mar 2013 18:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/credit-rating/new-credit-score-could-change-livescredit-rating/http://money.msn.com/credit-rating/new-credit-score-could-change-livesLiz Weston, MSN MoneyNo job? How to save for retirementIt's possible to put money away for your golden years even if you don't earn an income or have access to an employer plan. Wed, 27 Mar 2013 17:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement-plan/no-job-how-to-save-for-retirementretirement-plan/http://money.msn.com/retirement-plan/no-job-how-to-save-for-retirementAna Maria Martinetti-Katz, InvestopediaMeet a 6-year-old who saved $2,400These kids have learned how to set aside thousands from allowances, birthdays and jobs to meet their goals.Wed, 27 Mar 2013 17:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/gen-x/meet-a-6-year-old-who-saved-dollar2400gen-x/http://money.msn.com/gen-x/meet-a-6-year-old-who-saved-dollar2400Christine Ryan Jyoti, LearnVestMoney lessons from my single momAfter my father died, I watched my mother make some tough financial decisions, and I learned.Wed, 27 Mar 2013 16:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/money-lessons-from-my-single-mompersonal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/money-lessons-from-my-single-momNatalie Wearstler, LearnVestMoney lessons from fantasy baseballPut me in your portfolio, coach. The skills required to get your make-believe ball club to win are the same ones the best investors employ. Tue, 26 Mar 2013 19:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/money-lessons-from-fantasy-baseballmutual-fund/http://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/money-lessons-from-fantasy-baseballMatt Schulz, Investing Answers6 ways to invest in cybersecurityThe stakes are high, and the effort to fend off hacker threats is still ramping up. These stocks stand to benefit.Tue, 26 Mar 2013 17:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/6-ways-to-invest-in-cybersecurityinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/6-ways-to-invest-in-cybersecurityMichael Brush, MSN Money7 unexpected retirement expensesYour retirement could last 30 or even 40 years. Keep these potential costs in mind before you blow your entire nest egg.Tue, 26 Mar 2013 16:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement-plan/7-unexpected-retirement-expensesretirement-plan/http://money.msn.com/retirement-plan/7-unexpected-retirement-expensesDavid Ning, U.S. News & World ReportImpact of boomers working past 65You may have heard that the gigantic generation is starting to retire. That's true of many, but the presence of those who remain will be greatly felt.Tue, 26 Mar 2013 15:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/baby-boomers/impact-of-boomers-working-past-65-1baby-boomers/http://money.msn.com/baby-boomers/impact-of-boomers-working-past-65-1Dave Bernard, U.S. News & World ReportMom, money and Alzheimer'sHow one woman took over her mother's finances after she was diagnosed with the disease.Mon, 25 Mar 2013 20:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement/mom-money-and-alzheimersretirement/http://money.msn.com/retirement/mom-money-and-alzheimersCameron Huddleston, Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazineEurope's crisis buys time for Fed A renewed flight to the safety of Treasurys on euro fears would keep the rally going and give the Fed time for an exit strategy.Mon, 25 Mar 2013 18:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/europes-crisis-buys-time-for-fedinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/europes-crisis-buys-time-for-fedJim JubakHousing recovery firmly under wayPrices are up and inventories down – good news for the larger economy.Mon, 25 Mar 2013 17:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/home-loans/housing-recovery-firmly-under-wayhome-loans/http://money.msn.com/home-loans/housing-recovery-firmly-under-wayKaren Mracek, The Kiplinger LetterA leaky faucet can drown your creditCredit agencies are increasingly interested in your complete financial profile, even utility payments. So a late phone bill could also impact your mortgage rate. Mon, 25 Mar 2013 14:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/credit-rating/a-leaky-faucet-can-drown-your-creditcredit-rating/http://money.msn.com/credit-rating/a-leaky-faucet-can-drown-your-creditJeanne Kelly, Credit.comShould you invest health care funds?You can pile up a lot of cash in a health savings account, if you are young and free of medical problems. And you can take risks with it, if you have the stomach.Fri, 22 Mar 2013 16:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/insurance/should-you-invest-health-care-fundsinsurance/http://money.msn.com/insurance/should-you-invest-health-care-fundsLiz Weston, MSN MoneyNo, inflation is not out of controlThe idea that the Consumer Price Index hides inflation, and that prices are rising 6% a year or more, gets a lot of press. Here's a reality check.Fri, 22 Mar 2013 16:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/no-inflation-is-not-out-of-controlinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/no-inflation-is-not-out-of-controlRex Nutting, MarketWatch Celeb marriage left me $4M in debtAfter the bottom falls out of her lavish lifestyle, one woman learns to manage money responsibly -- for herself and her sons.Fri, 22 Mar 2013 14:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/debt-management/celeb-marriage-left-me-dollar4m-in-debtdebt-management/http://money.msn.com/debt-management/celeb-marriage-left-me-dollar4m-in-debtElizabeth Bryan, as told to Libby Kane, LearnVest.comA prepaid card for recovering addictsPeople just coming out of treatment often need financial help, but would-be benefactors can be worried about how money will be spent.Thu, 21 Mar 2013 18:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/a-prepaid-card-for-recovering-addictspersonal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/a-prepaid-card-for-recovering-addictsGeoff Williams, U.S. News & World ReportStates with the biggest lotto jackpotsThe chances of winning it big in the lottery are pretty low, but they may be slightly higher in these 5 states.Thu, 21 Mar 2013 18:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/states-with-the-biggest-lotto-jackpotspersonal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/states-with-the-biggest-lotto-jackpotsSamuel Weigley, Alexander Hess and Michael Sauter, 24/7 Wall St.How to play the expectations gameExpectations get embedded in stock prices. Here are ways you might make money by going with the flow or by staking out a contrarian position in the current market.Thu, 21 Mar 2013 15:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/how-to-play-the-expectations-gameinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/how-to-play-the-expectations-gameJim JubakWhat's not in your report may hurtPositive information can really boost your credit scores, but it may not always be included. Here's what you can do to ensure a balanced view of your history.Thu, 21 Mar 2013 15:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/credit-rating/whats-not-in-your-report-may-hurtcredit-rating/http://money.msn.com/credit-rating/whats-not-in-your-report-may-hurtGerri Detweiler, Credit.comWhy we need 'death panels'We're taxing young people and running up debt to fund an overpriced system and offer end-of-life 'care' that may not do much good. It's time to put scary monikers aside.Wed, 20 Mar 2013 17:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/why-we-need-death-panelsinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/why-we-need-death-panelsAnthony Mirhaydari, MSN MoneyDon't let your ex trash your creditDivorce can play havoc with your finances. Here are some tips on disentangling and moving forward.Wed, 20 Mar 2013 16:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/credit-rating/dont-let-your-ex-trash-your-creditcredit-rating/http://money.msn.com/credit-rating/dont-let-your-ex-trash-your-creditLiz Weston, MSN Money7 gotchas of cheap car insuranceYou may think a nonstandard policy is a great deal, but make sure it really provides the coverage you expect to have.Wed, 20 Mar 2013 15:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/auto-insurance/7-gotchas-of-cheap-car-insuranceauto-insurance/http://money.msn.com/auto-insurance/7-gotchas-of-cheap-car-insuranceBarbara Marquand, CarInsurance.comPlan your retirement exit strategyTake steps before your retirement party to get all the perks coming to you.Wed, 20 Mar 2013 13:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/baby-boomers/plan-your-retirement-exit-strategybaby-boomers/http://money.msn.com/baby-boomers/plan-your-retirement-exit-strategyJane Bennett Clark, Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazinePlug in, drive less, save morePay-as-you-drive car insurance can yield big discounts for some drivers, but privacy issues worry many.Tue, 19 Mar 2013 19:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/auto-insurance/plug-in-drive-less-save-moreauto-insurance/http://money.msn.com/auto-insurance/plug-in-drive-less-save-moreMark Chalon Smith, CarInsurance.com6 travel scams to watch out forThe cons keep changing, and even smart people can get duped. Be alert for them, and you're much more likely to keep your money and identity.Tue, 19 Mar 2013 17:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/6-travel-scams-to-watch-out-forpersonal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/6-travel-scams-to-watch-out-forJill Krasny, Credit.comBest secret retirement spot This South Asian island destination is a natural wonderland with a quirky personality and high-quality affordable health care.Tue, 19 Mar 2013 15:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement/best-secret-retirement-spotretirement/http://money.msn.com/retirement/best-secret-retirement-spotKathleen Peddicord, U.S. News & World ReportAssistive technology for seniors at homeTo make the best choice for your elderly loved ones, consider their medical condition, budget and lifestyle when choosing products. Mon, 18 Mar 2013 18:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement/assistive-technology-for-seniors-at-homeretirement/http://money.msn.com/retirement/assistive-technology-for-seniors-at-homeSonya Stinson, Bankrate.comSecrets to yank off Facebook -- nowYou have left a trail of bread crumbs on social media, and the bad guys are patient and persistent. Here is how to keep them at bay.Mon, 18 Mar 2013 18:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/secrets-to-yank-off-facebook-nowpersonal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/secrets-to-yank-off-facebook-nowLiz Weston, MSN MoneyWhere car insurance is most, least costlyAuto insurance tends to be most expensive in Louisiana and cheapest in Maine, according to an annual survey that shows rates vary widely across the country.Mon, 18 Mar 2013 16:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/auto-insurance/where-car-insurance-is-most-least-costlyauto-insurance/http://money.msn.com/auto-insurance/where-car-insurance-is-most-least-costlyBarbara Marquand, Insure.com Lincoln lives: Why pennies persistThe least-valuable of US coins makes change unwieldy and costs more than its face value to manufacture, but there is a lot of resistance to getting rid of it.Mon, 18 Mar 2013 15:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/lincoln-lives-why-pennies-persistpersonal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/lincoln-lives-why-pennies-persistGeoff Williams, U.S. News & World ReportWhat's the matter with China?Investors -- domestic and foreign -- are disappointed that China's new leaders appear unwilling or unable to put together a growth model that will break China out of its economic policy rut. Mon, 18 Mar 2013 15:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/whats-the-matter-with-chinainvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/whats-the-matter-with-chinaJim JubakWhen medical bills hurt your creditYou may not know about health care bills sent to collections, but they can really hit your credit scores. Here's how to fight back.Mon, 18 Mar 2013 14:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/credit-rating/when-medical-bills-hurt-your-creditcredit-rating/http://money.msn.com/credit-rating/when-medical-bills-hurt-your-creditGerri Detweiler, Credit.comHas Germany killed the eurozone?A new budget makes it clear that Germany will only offer the weaker eurozone economies lectures on austerity. The result will be deadlock.Thu, 14 Mar 2013 17:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/has-germany-killed-the-eurozoneinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/has-germany-killed-the-eurozoneJim JubakBuy the next Bank of AmericaBefore it was too big to fail, Bank of America was built on bringing financial services to the little guy. These days, smart regional banks fill that role and look like good buys.Thu, 14 Mar 2013 16:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/top-stocks/buy-the-next-bank-of-americatop-stocks/http://money.msn.com/top-stocks/buy-the-next-bank-of-americaCharley Blaine, MSN Money10 states that gouge the unemployedThese states distribute unemployment benefits through prepaid cards that often carry high fees. But there is a fairer system.Thu, 14 Mar 2013 14:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/10-states-that-gouge-the-unemployedpersonal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/10-states-that-gouge-the-unemployedAdam Levin, Credit.com7 tax breaks you don't want to missIt's crunch time for taxes. Go through this list to make sure you don't leave money on the table.Wed, 13 Mar 2013 18:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/taxes/7-tax-breaks-you-dont-want-to-misstaxes/http://money.msn.com/taxes/7-tax-breaks-you-dont-want-to-missLiz Weston, MSN Money7 ways boomer retirees are differentThey're more likely to consider living overseas, start a business or still have a mortgage than the generation before them, for starters.Wed, 13 Mar 2013 13:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/baby-boomers/7-ways-boomer-retirees-are-differentbaby-boomers/http://money.msn.com/baby-boomers/7-ways-boomer-retirees-are-differentMark Miller, Reuters5 steps to deal with student loansDebt repayment may not have been top of mind when you signed up, and the monthly payments can look scarily large. Tue, 12 Mar 2013 18:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/debt-management/5-steps-to-deal-with-student-loansdebt-management/http://money.msn.com/debt-management/5-steps-to-deal-with-student-loansBenjamin Feldman, Credit.com6 key items in your credit reportRemembering to pull the report is only part of the job; here's where to find the indicators that could suggest identity theft or hurt your scores.Tue, 12 Mar 2013 17:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/credit-rating/6-key-items-in-your-credit-reportcredit-rating/http://money.msn.com/credit-rating/6-key-items-in-your-credit-reportDana Dratch, Bankrate.comStates that drink the most beerSt. Patrick's Day is right around the corner, and that means lots of brew will be downed in honor of the snake-chasing saint. Here's a look at the top 5 states that consume the most beer.Tue, 12 Mar 2013 17:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/states-that-drink-the-most-beerpersonal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/states-that-drink-the-most-beerMichael Sauter, Alexander Hess and Samuel Weigley, 24/7 Wall St.8 wise-guy rules for investingIf you've been scared away from stocks, new highs in the market might very well tempt you to jump back in. We've tapped the wisdom of proven investors like Buffett and Bogle to help you get in the game.Tue, 12 Mar 2013 17:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/8-wise-guy-rules-for-investinginvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/8-wise-guy-rules-for-investingMichael Brush, MSN MoneyWashington's latest budget fictionThe new spending plan from GOP budget guru Paul Ryan appears to rely on political positions, like the repeal of Obamacare, that will never become law. The Democrats' upcoming plan won't be much better.Tue, 12 Mar 2013 17:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/washingtons-latest-budget-fictioninvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/washingtons-latest-budget-fictionJosh Boak and Eric Pianin, The Fiscal TimesBoomers: Do as I say, not as I doThe adult children of baby boomers are turning to their parents for retirement advice. Here's how to respond wisely.Tue, 12 Mar 2013 15:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/baby-boomers/boomers-do-as-i-say-not-as-i-dobaby-boomers/http://money.msn.com/baby-boomers/boomers-do-as-i-say-not-as-i-doRichard Satran, U.S. News & World ReportRetirement expectations vs. realityResearchers check in with current workers and retirees to see where their ideas about retirement differ -- and the contrast is often stark.Mon, 11 Mar 2013 18:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement-plan/retirement-expectations-vs-realityretirement-plan/http://money.msn.com/retirement-plan/retirement-expectations-vs-realityEmily Brandon, U.S. News & World ReportWall St. is rigged. Profit from itHubris nearly doomed the financial system. Railing against bailouts felt right, but you also should have bet the system would rally anew.Mon, 11 Mar 2013 18:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/wall-st-is-rigged-profit-from-itexchange-traded-fund/http://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/wall-st-is-rigged-profit-from-itRoben Farzad. Bloomberg Businessweek4 reasons to ignore Dow's new highsI'll happily pocket any profits the market's rise gives me. But when you adjust for inflation or consider how we got here, it's not impressive. Mon, 11 Mar 2013 16:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/4-reasons-to-ignore-dows-new-highsinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/4-reasons-to-ignore-dows-new-highsJim Jubak10 tips for safe online shoppingWould-be pickpockets and identity thieves are around in the virtual world, too. Here's how to protect yourself.Mon, 11 Mar 2013 12:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-budget/10-tips-for-safe-online-shoppinghow-to-budget/http://money.msn.com/how-to-budget/10-tips-for-safe-online-shoppingKimberly PalmerYour adviser could be a psychopathResearch shows the financial industry attracts more than its share of charming, manipulative egotists. Here is what to watch for.Fri, 08 Mar 2013 18:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement-plan/your-adviser-could-be-a-psychopathretirement-plan/http://money.msn.com/retirement-plan/your-adviser-could-be-a-psychopathLiz Weston, MSN MoneyHow to kick your bad money habitsWe truly are creatures of habit, but it's not as hard as you might think to let go of the bad ones -- and even instill some good ones. The key is in the rewards. Fri, 08 Mar 2013 13:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/how-to-kick-your-bad-money-habitspersonal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/how-to-kick-your-bad-money-habitsColleen Oakley, LearnVestWhy the Dow is up but you're notShrinking incomes, surging prices for key items and low savings rates are more important to many households than the market's rise.Thu, 07 Mar 2013 20:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/why-the-dow-is-up-but-youre-notmutual-fund/http://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/why-the-dow-is-up-but-youre-notCharles Passy, MarketWatch5 strong stocks from MexicoInvestors looking overseas for profits tend to favor Brazil and China. But overlooked Mexico has been outperforming both -- and that trend should continue.Thu, 07 Mar 2013 20:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/5-strong-stocks-from-mexicoinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/5-strong-stocks-from-mexicoJim JubakWhere is your retirement mecca?It's not just a matter of how much sunshine your dream destination gets. Dig into the numbers to find the place that best suits your needs.Thu, 07 Mar 2013 18:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement/where-is-your-retirement-meccaretirement/http://money.msn.com/retirement/where-is-your-retirement-meccaPhilip Moeller, U.S. News & World ReportBoomer retirement: 2 do's, 8 don'tsEven if you're years from retirement, the lifestyle choices and decisions you make now can have a powerful impact on how you live later.Thu, 07 Mar 2013 14:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/baby-boomers/boomer-retirement-2-dos-8-dontsbaby-boomers/http://money.msn.com/baby-boomers/boomer-retirement-2-dos-8-dontsGary Foreman, CreditCards.comAmerica's austerity madnessWith the budget sequester and recent tax hikes kicking in, Americans are starting to feel a pinch that will only get worse. But sadly, what's been done so far won't fix the country's finances. Wed, 06 Mar 2013 17:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/americas-austerity-madnessinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/americas-austerity-madnessAnthony Mirhaydari, MSN MoneyHow to build credit from scratchWhether you're building or rebuilding, the steps you take to construct solid scores are the same. Here are 6 steps to establish good credit.Wed, 06 Mar 2013 15:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/credit-rating/how-to-build-credit-from-scratchcredit-rating/http://money.msn.com/credit-rating/how-to-build-credit-from-scratchGerri Detweiler, Credit.com5 ways to fix Social Security nowIn 20 years, benefit cuts will be needed unless changes are made to the system beforehand. Here are some suggestions for shoring up the account.Wed, 06 Mar 2013 13:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement/5-ways-to-fix-social-security-nowretirement/http://money.msn.com/retirement/5-ways-to-fix-social-security-nowEmily Brandon, U.S. News & World ReportRetiring overseas? 11 things to knowIt's a big world out there, and an array of issues could turn your dream retirement into a nightmare. Here are some points to ponder before you pack.Tue, 05 Mar 2013 18:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement-plan/retiring-overseas-11-things-to-knowretirement-plan/http://money.msn.com/retirement-plan/retiring-overseas-11-things-to-knowKathleen Peddicord, U.S. News & World ReportSkepticism high amid market’s rallyInvestor confidence in stocks remains shaky despite the market’s relentless push toward all-time highs.Tue, 05 Mar 2013 17:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/skepticism-high-amid-markets-rallyinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/skepticism-high-amid-markets-rallySteven Russolillo, The Wall Street JournalBest insurance companies of 2013A customer satisfaction survey shows which auto, home, health and life insurance companies have the most-satisfied customers.Tue, 05 Mar 2013 02:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/insurance/best-insurance-companies-of-2013insurance/http://money.msn.com/insurance/best-insurance-companies-of-2013Amy Danise, Insure.comConfronting your retirement worriesProviding for your golden years isn't as simple as it used to be. While you may be right to fret, don't let that paralyze you.Tue, 05 Mar 2013 01:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/baby-boomers/confronting-your-retirement-worriesbaby-boomers/http://money.msn.com/baby-boomers/confronting-your-retirement-worriesRichard Barrington, MoneyRates.comCan you blame your GPS?The systems are ubiquitous, but they're not foolproof, and the legal world is still sorting out the consequences.Tue, 05 Mar 2013 00:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/auto-insurance/can-you-blame-your-gpsauto-insurance/http://money.msn.com/auto-insurance/can-you-blame-your-gpsMatt Brownell, CarInsurance.com10 stocks to buy on euro fearsAnother European debt crisis is on the horizon, and by summer a lot of good companies based there will be on sale. Here are 10 to consider.Mon, 04 Mar 2013 18:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/10-stocks-to-buy-on-euro-fearsinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/10-stocks-to-buy-on-euro-fearsJim JubakHow to prepare for an IRS auditOnly about 1% of taxpayers get audited, but here is a record-keeping strategy to ensure you are ready for that possibility.Mon, 04 Mar 2013 18:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/taxes/how-to-prepare-for-an-irs-audittaxes/http://money.msn.com/taxes/how-to-prepare-for-an-irs-auditLiz Weston, MSN MoneyDoes rent-to-own ever make sense?A consumer who chose to rent in order to boost her credit score weighs in on whether this strategy is worthwhile.Fri, 01 Mar 2013 19:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/credit-rating/does-rent-to-own-ever-make-sense-1credit-rating/http://money.msn.com/credit-rating/does-rent-to-own-ever-make-sense-1Christopher Maag, Credit.comMarch madness, market styleThe big moves we've seen in the past week are a preview of the volatility ahead. From the sequester to a possible government shutdown, news is likely to drive the market.Fri, 01 Mar 2013 02:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/march-madness-market-styleinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/march-madness-market-styleJim JubakAre high earners getting the shaft?Tax changes for 2013 limit exemptions and deductions for high-income taxpayers. Here are a few ways to ease the pain.Thu, 28 Feb 2013 16:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/taxes/are-high-earners-getting-the-shafttaxes/http://money.msn.com/taxes/are-high-earners-getting-the-shaftJennifer A. Johnson, The Fiscal Times4 signs you should ditch your bankIf you think your bank is no longer suited to your needs, here’s how to tell whether you should take your business elsewhere.Thu, 28 Feb 2013 02:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/4-signs-you-should-ditch-your-bankpersonal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/4-signs-you-should-ditch-your-bankJennifer Goforth Gregory, SavingsAccounts.comRemodel projects with little paybackIf you're justifying home renovations thinking that you'll recover the costs when you sell, you may want to recalculate.Thu, 28 Feb 2013 02:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/home-loans/remodel-projects-with-little-paybackhome-loans/http://money.msn.com/home-loans/remodel-projects-with-little-paybackMarcie Geffner, HSH.com Why there's no way Obama can winLetting the budget cuts known as sequestration kick in could send the nation into recession, but a delay won't solve anything, either.Wed, 27 Feb 2013 18:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/why-theres-no-way-obama-can-wininvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/why-theres-no-way-obama-can-winAnthony Mirhaydari, MSN MoneySeniors face unique gambling risksThe explosion of betting opportunities in recent years means more temptation, especially for retirees, who often live on a fixed income.Wed, 27 Feb 2013 10:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/baby-boomers/seniors-face-unique-gambling-risksbaby-boomers/http://money.msn.com/baby-boomers/seniors-face-unique-gambling-risksLiz WestonWhy the sequester debate bores usDespite Washington’s efforts to humanize the impact, the pending budget cuts remain abstractions to most Americans.Wed, 27 Feb 2013 03:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/why-the-sequester-debate-bores-usinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/why-the-sequester-debate-bores-usJosh Boak, The Fiscal TimesBuy the next Boeing?The company dominates the market for big commercial jets, but problems with Its 787 Dreamliner mean it's time for investors to look for alternatives.Tue, 26 Feb 2013 18:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/buy-the-next-boeinginvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/buy-the-next-boeingCharley Blaine, MSN MoneyRetirement downsizing: 5 questionsIf you're considering stepping down to a less-expensive home in your golden years, here are some issues to consider.Tue, 26 Feb 2013 17:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement-plan/retirement-downsizing-5-questionsretirement-plan/http://money.msn.com/retirement-plan/retirement-downsizing-5-questionsDavid Ning, U.S. News & World Report6 issues aging parents should raiseHere are smart financial choices and end-of-life planning steps you can take to make things easier for your kids as you grow older.Tue, 26 Feb 2013 14:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/baby-boomers/6-issues-aging-parents-should-raisebaby-boomers/http://money.msn.com/baby-boomers/6-issues-aging-parents-should-raisePhilip Moeller, U.S. News & World ReportTax mistakes that cost thousandsA writer shares her story, along with those of others who made some major missteps and lived to tell.Mon, 25 Feb 2013 20:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/taxes/tax-mistakes-that-cost-thousandstaxes/http://money.msn.com/taxes/tax-mistakes-that-cost-thousandsCheryl Lock, LearnVest10 stocks to buy on a sell-offWith stocks stalled after a huge rally, we could be looking at a correction soon, so be ready. Here are 10 to watch and when to buy them.Mon, 25 Feb 2013 19:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/10-stocks-to-buy-on-a-sell-offinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/10-stocks-to-buy-on-a-sell-offJim JubakApple: Why bad news keeps comingAnalysts were slow to accept reality, lowering their forecasts only after the stock tumbled. Those revisions are now weighing on shares.Mon, 25 Feb 2013 18:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/apple-why-bad-news-keeps-cominginvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/apple-why-bad-news-keeps-comingMark Hulbert, MarketWatchWill credit scores become obsolete?Card issuers are turning to a wide range of nontraditional factors to evaluate consumers' creditworthiness.Mon, 25 Feb 2013 18:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/credit-rating/will-credit-scores-become-obsoletecredit-rating/http://money.msn.com/credit-rating/will-credit-scores-become-obsoleteKelly Dilworth, CreditCards.com5 things to know about the sequesterWhile the sequester may use a 'meat cleaver' approach, the spending cuts are not enough to put the whole economy through the grinder.Sat, 23 Feb 2013 05:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/5-things-to-know-about-the-sequesterinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/5-things-to-know-about-the-sequesterJosh Boak and Eric Pianin, The Fiscal Times5 fixes credit bureaus need to makeRecent studies reveal that errors on credit reports affect millions of us, shining a light on the murky process for fixing those mistakes.Fri, 22 Feb 2013 19:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/credit-rating/5-fixes-credit-bureaus-need-to-makecredit-rating/http://money.msn.com/credit-rating/5-fixes-credit-bureaus-need-to-makeLiz Weston, MSN Money6 ways not to pay off credit card debtPaying down those balances is a good idea, but there are right ways and wrong ways to go about it.Fri, 22 Feb 2013 15:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/debt-management/6-ways-not-to-pay-off-credit-card-debtdebt-management/http://money.msn.com/debt-management/6-ways-not-to-pay-off-credit-card-debtDawn Papandrea, CreditCards.com6 blue-chip stocks of tomorrowLittle-known today, these midsized companies appear destined to become brand names of the future.Fri, 22 Feb 2013 01:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/6-blue-chip-stocks-of-tomorrowinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/6-blue-chip-stocks-of-tomorrowKathy Kristof, Kiplinger.comNearing retirement? 5 must-do tasksIt's time to gather the information you'll need to make sure you're financially prepared for the transition. Here's what you need to know.Fri, 22 Feb 2013 01:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement-plan/nearing-retirement-5-must-do-tasksretirement-plan/http://money.msn.com/retirement-plan/nearing-retirement-5-must-do-tasksRoger Wohlner, U.S. News & World ReportThe dire warning from Wal-MartEmails from inside the giant retailer, echoed in its profit report, show how Washington's mess of budget cuts and tax hikes will hurt the economy and hamper the market.Thu, 21 Feb 2013 21:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/the-dire-warning-from-wal-martinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/the-dire-warning-from-wal-martJim JubakHow to evaluate retirement risksYou can enjoy life more if you are confident your plans will keep you and your loved ones financially secure. Here's how to cover your bases and reduce the worry.Thu, 21 Feb 2013 16:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement/how-to-evaluate-retirement-risksretirement/http://money.msn.com/retirement/how-to-evaluate-retirement-risksJoe Udo, U.S. News & World ReportHow to erase judgments on credit reportsA judgment on your credit reports can cause a double ding to your scores. If the debt's been paid or isn't yours, there are ways to have it removed.Thu, 21 Feb 2013 14:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/credit-rating/how-to-erase-judgments-on-credit-reportscredit-rating/http://money.msn.com/credit-rating/how-to-erase-judgments-on-credit-reportsChristopher Maag, Credit.comGas below $4, or Dow 14,000?Central banks have fueled the markets with cheap money, but that means inflation -- and rising prices at the pump. The problem? For most of us, the gain isn't worth the pain.Thu, 21 Feb 2013 03:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/gas-below-dollar4-or-dow-14000investing/http://money.msn.com/investing/gas-below-dollar4-or-dow-14000Anthony Mirhaydari, MSN MoneyAmericans regain craving for luxurySince recession-weary Americans cut back on spending, China had been seen as the sector's best customer globally. Wed, 20 Feb 2013 17:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/americans-regain-craving-for-luxuryinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/americans-regain-craving-for-luxuryAndrew Hinderaker, The Wall Street Journal Your salary data might be for saleA little-known database has pay information on 38% of US workers. You may have unknowingly given permission for yours to be sold.Wed, 20 Feb 2013 16:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/credit-rating/your-salary-data-might-be-for-salecredit-rating/http://money.msn.com/credit-rating/your-salary-data-might-be-for-saleLiz Weston, MSN Money7 Social Security changes for 2013Greater online access means big changes to Social Security procedures this year. Find out what other changes have been made and how they affect you.Wed, 20 Feb 2013 15:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement/7-social-security-changes-for-2013retirement/http://money.msn.com/retirement/7-social-security-changes-for-2013Emily Brandon, U.S. News & World ReportBond guru's magic is still at workPimco's Bill Gross defied the skeptics with a 12% gain in the first year he's managed his bond-based exchange-traded fund, whipping the benchmarks and his own mutual fund in the process.Tue, 19 Feb 2013 17:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/bond-gurus-magic-is-still-at-workexchange-traded-fund/http://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/bond-gurus-magic-is-still-at-workElizabeth Ody, Kiplinger.comCut your taxes without itemizingIf you qualify, there are more than a dozen income 'adjustments' available to you without the inconvenience of filing a Schedule A.Tue, 19 Feb 2013 13:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/taxes/cut-your-taxes-without-itemizingtaxes/http://money.msn.com/taxes/cut-your-taxes-without-itemizingKay Bell, Bankrate.com7 smart ways to boost your 401kMost of us will have to save harder and longer to set aside enough for a secure retirement. Following these steps could help you do just that.Tue, 19 Feb 2013 01:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/7-smart-ways-to-boost-your-401kmutual-fund/http://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/7-smart-ways-to-boost-your-401kJane Bennett Clark, Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine7 Heinz-like stocks for BuffettLast week's Heinz deal shows that Warren Buffett is shifting his targets to cope with a more volatile environment. Here are 7 more companies that could fit the bill.Mon, 18 Feb 2013 21:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/7-heinz-like-stocks-for-buffettinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/7-heinz-like-stocks-for-buffettJim JubakPast 55 and jobless: What to doFew have a pension to fall back on if employment ends sooner than planned. Here's what you need to know about unexpected retirement.Fri, 15 Feb 2013 22:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement-plan/past-55-and-jobless-what-to-doretirement-plan/http://money.msn.com/retirement-plan/past-55-and-jobless-what-to-doBy Dave Bernard, U.S. News & World ReportShould you buy a fixer-upper?A battle-tested renovator offers some hard-won advice on choosing a suitable house and knowing whether you're really up to the task.Fri, 15 Feb 2013 20:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/home-loans/should-you-buy-a-fixer-upperhome-loans/http://money.msn.com/home-loans/should-you-buy-a-fixer-upperLisa Aberle, Get Rich SlowlyThe end of an investing eraThere’s mounting evidence that individuals have abandoned individual stocks as their preferred form of equity investing. Mutual funds and ETFs are where the action is now.Fri, 15 Feb 2013 19:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/the-end-of-an-investing-eraexchange-traded-fund/http://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/the-end-of-an-investing-eraHoward Gold, MarketWatch4 money traps of blended familiesThe financial entanglements that can come from remarriage can turn once-simple issues into potential landmines.Fri, 15 Feb 2013 18:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/family-money/4-money-traps-of-blended-familiesfamily-money/http://money.msn.com/family-money/4-money-traps-of-blended-familiesRobert Laura, Bankrate.com5 fast fixes for your credit scoreIf you're looking for a quick bump higher, these strategies may be useful in nudging that all-important number higher.Fri, 15 Feb 2013 15:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/credit-rating/5-fast-fixes-for-your-credit-scorecredit-rating/http://money.msn.com/credit-rating/5-fast-fixes-for-your-credit-scoreMichele Lerner, HSH.com5 stocks to buy for the long termThis volatile market encourages investors to take any profits and run. But that thinking has only helped make these long-term plays more attractive.Thu, 14 Feb 2013 18:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/5-stocks-to-buy-for-the-long-terminvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/5-stocks-to-buy-for-the-long-termJim Jubak401k balances hit record highsRetirement accounts are growing fast, thanks to the surging stock market and increased contributions from workers and their employers.Thu, 14 Feb 2013 17:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/401k-balances-hit-record-highsmutual-fund/http://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/401k-balances-hit-record-highsAndrea Coombes, MarketWatch7 tips to break bad money habitsThankfully, you can develop good financial habits, too. Even small changes can make a big difference to your bottom line.Thu, 14 Feb 2013 15:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/7-tips-to-break-bad-money-habitspersonal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/7-tips-to-break-bad-money-habitsDeanna Templeton, Credit.comHow to avoid tax-return rip-offsDon't pay for tax preparation if you're eligible to get it for free. And beware of promises to get your refund to you faster. Here's what to do instead. Thu, 14 Feb 2013 01:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/taxes/how-to-avoid-tax-return-rip-offstaxes/http://money.msn.com/taxes/how-to-avoid-tax-return-rip-offsLiz Weston, MSN Money10 strategies to maximize your 401kIt's not enough to sock money away and hope it grows. Managing your nest egg correctly can mean all the difference in your golden years.Wed, 13 Feb 2013 18:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement-plan/10-strategies-to-maximize-your-401kretirement-plan/http://money.msn.com/retirement-plan/10-strategies-to-maximize-your-401kEmily Brandon, U.S. News & World ReportHow boomers will shift the economyAs people age, they spend differently than when they were younger. Knowing which industries will benefit could help you grow your nest egg.Wed, 13 Feb 2013 16:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/baby-boomers/how-boomers-will-shift-the-economybaby-boomers/http://money.msn.com/baby-boomers/how-boomers-will-shift-the-economyTom Sightings, U.S. News & World ReportAn anti-gun-control mutual fundGun sales soared after the Sandy Hook massacre in December. The corresponding rise in shares of gun makers has been a boon to the investors in the Vice Fund. Tue, 12 Feb 2013 19:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/an-anti-gun-control-mutual-fundmutual-fund/http://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/an-anti-gun-control-mutual-fundRob Silverblatt, U.S. News & World ReportBanks take aim at rich homebuyersMany banks are now offering incentives to entice wealthy homebuyers to borrow. But are they worth it for those who can pay cash?Tue, 12 Feb 2013 15:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/home-loans/banks-take-aim-at-rich-homebuyershome-loans/http://money.msn.com/home-loans/banks-take-aim-at-rich-homebuyersAnnaMaria Andriotis, MarketWatch.comWhy you need a bank accountProtection and convenience are important reasons not to keep your money under the mattress.Mon, 11 Feb 2013 20:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/why-you-need-a-bank-accountpersonal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/why-you-need-a-bank-accountDebbie Dragon, U.S. News & World ReportChina's undercover banking crisisOff-balance-sheet lending has exploded in China, and deep problems are starting to turn up. Who will make good when loans go bad is a great unknown that could sting the global economy.Mon, 11 Feb 2013 18:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/chinas-undercover-banking-crisisinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/chinas-undercover-banking-crisisJim JubakAn investor’s manifestoSuccessful investors have a game plan, and they stick to it through good times and bad.Mon, 11 Feb 2013 16:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/an-investors-manifestohow-to-invest/http://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/an-investors-manifestoKnight Kiplinger, Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazineLet's play global currency warsJapan is leading the way as nations look to boost exports by devaluing their currencies. Here's how investors can profit from this battle.Fri, 08 Feb 2013 21:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/lets-play-global-currency-warsinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/lets-play-global-currency-warsJim JubakGay marriage can muddle financesAlthough some states now allow same-sex marriage, the federal government does not recognize it, and that complicates things.Fri, 08 Feb 2013 13:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/gay-marriage-can-muddle-financespersonal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/gay-marriage-can-muddle-financesLiz Weston, MSN MoneyMini items expand fast food choicesVarious mini items have been on fast-food chain menus for decades. But new pressures have produced a plethora of dainty options.Thu, 07 Feb 2013 18:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/mini-items-expand-fast-food-choicesinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/mini-items-expand-fast-food-choicesVenessa Wong, Bloomberg BusinessweekDow 14K fuels new wealth boomThe billions in investor wealth that disappeared during the financial crisis are coming back, and so are confidence levels and high-end spending. Thu, 07 Feb 2013 18:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/dow-14k-fuels-new-wealth-boominvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/dow-14k-fuels-new-wealth-boomRobert Frank, CNBC.comWhy you should pity Phil MickelsonThe golfer has a sweet swing but a sour view of the federal income tax. As a pro athlete, he pays a far higher rate than many on Wall Street.Thu, 07 Feb 2013 03:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/taxes/why-you-should-pity-phil-mickelsontaxes/http://money.msn.com/taxes/why-you-should-pity-phil-mickelsonBruce Kennedy, MSN MoneyIt's politicians vs. the rallyRecent scandals and a return to infighting, along with currency wars, could stall the stock market's recent momentum.Thu, 07 Feb 2013 02:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/its-politicians-vs-the-rally-1investing/http://money.msn.com/investing/its-politicians-vs-the-rally-1Anthony Mirhaydari, MSN MoneyAs market rises, insiders bailCorporate types -- who presumably have information that other investors don’t -- are selling more than 9 shares for every 1 they buy. Should you be worried?Wed, 06 Feb 2013 15:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/as-market-rises-insiders-bailinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/as-market-rises-insiders-bailMark Hulbert, MarketWatch'Boomerang' kids: Moving out againIf you’re a young adult striking out on your own again, these tips can help prepare you for your new life away from the folks’ house.Wed, 06 Feb 2013 14:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/boomerang-kids-moving-out-againpersonal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/boomerang-kids-moving-out-againLiz Weston, MSN MoneyWhen 3 generations share a homeHow do you make a multigenerational home work? Here 9 ways to craft a successful experience for everyone.Tue, 05 Feb 2013 21:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/baby-boomers/when-3-generations-share-a-homebaby-boomers/http://money.msn.com/baby-boomers/when-3-generations-share-a-homePhilip Moeller, U.S. News & World ReportETFs turn 20, remain misunderstoodExchange-traded funds are sleeker and more streamlined than their mutual-fund cousins. But just as the sports car is not right for every driver, the ETF isn’t necessarily the best investment vehicle.Tue, 05 Feb 2013 18:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/etfs-turn-20-remain-misunderstoodexchange-traded-fund/http://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/etfs-turn-20-remain-misunderstoodChuck Jaffe, MarketWatchWhy the budget mess won't matterWe've learned not to expect answers from Congress and the president anyway. So the markets are betting that the world's central banks will keep things rolling along.Tue, 05 Feb 2013 02:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/why-the-budget-mess-wont-matterinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/why-the-budget-mess-wont-matterJim JubakTech giants clash in the cloudAmazon.com has the lead in the lucrative niche of providing businesses with cloud services. But its traditional rivals are starting to catch up.Tue, 05 Feb 2013 01:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/tech-giants-clash-in-the-cloudinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/tech-giants-clash-in-the-cloudShira Ovide, Greg Bensinger and Amir Efrati3 kinds of long-term care coverageFinding the kind of insurance that suits your situation can be a challenge; here are the advantages and drawbacks of each option.Mon, 04 Feb 2013 21:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/health-and-life-insurance/3-kinds-of-long-term-care-coveragehealth-and-life-insurance/http://money.msn.com/health-and-life-insurance/3-kinds-of-long-term-care-coverageJay MacDonald, Bankrate.com4 ways ID theft affects your creditThe immediate damage of identity theft can be substantial, making it even more important to check your credit reports regularly.Sat, 02 Feb 2013 03:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/credit-rating/4-ways-id-theft-affects-your-creditcredit-rating/http://money.msn.com/credit-rating/4-ways-id-theft-affects-your-creditGerri Detweiler, Credit.com5 reasons to delay Social SecurityIt's tempting to sign up for a guaranteed monthly payout as soon as you're allowed, but the case for waiting is strong.Thu, 31 Jan 2013 18:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement-plan/5-reasons-to-delay-social-securityretirement-plan/http://money.msn.com/retirement-plan/5-reasons-to-delay-social-securityDavid Ning, U.S. News & World Report5 ways to fix our aging tax systemThe nation's income tax, which turns 100 this year, needs a bit more than a facelift.Thu, 31 Jan 2013 16:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/taxes/5-ways-to-fix-our-aging-tax-systemtaxes/http://money.msn.com/taxes/5-ways-to-fix-our-aging-tax-systemKim Peterson, MSN MoneyHow to play China's 'rural' riseChina's migrant workers aren't really rural at all -- and employees who live in small and midsize cities are transforming the nation's economy. Thu, 31 Jan 2013 16:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/how-to-play-chinas-rural-riseinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/how-to-play-chinas-rural-riseJim JubakSimple retirement can be satisfyingFormer landscape architect Jon Myhre never imagined he would be living out his days in a trailer park -- and loving it.Thu, 31 Jan 2013 03:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement/simple-retirement-can-be-satisfyingretirement/http://money.msn.com/retirement/simple-retirement-can-be-satisfyingLiz Weston, MSN MoneyBull market or prelude to a bust? The markets are nearing levels not seen since 2007 -- but let's not forget the crash that followed those highs. Conditions now look eerily similar.Wed, 30 Jan 2013 18:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/bull-market-or-prelude-to-a-bustinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/bull-market-or-prelude-to-a-bustMSN Money staffDine out without breaking the bankThe average American spends thousands a year dining out. Luckily, saving your budget doesn't have to mean kicking the restaurant habit.Tue, 29 Jan 2013 22:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/shopping-deals/dine-out-without-breaking-the-bankshopping-deals/http://money.msn.com/shopping-deals/dine-out-without-breaking-the-bankJanine Eccleston, InvestopediaWill the new sheriff rein in Wall St.?If confirmed by the Senate, Mary Jo White will be under pressure to use the powers of the SEC to prosecute suspected wrongdoers.Tue, 29 Jan 2013 21:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/will-the-new-sheriff-rein-in-wall-stinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/will-the-new-sheriff-rein-in-wall-stDavid Weidner, MarketWatchFollow through on those resolutionsDid you set financial goals for the new year, only to fall off the track in just a few weeks? Here's how to return to the path of success.Tue, 29 Jan 2013 18:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/follow-through-on-those-resolutionspersonal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/follow-through-on-those-resolutionsGary Foreman, U.S. News & World ReportYour favorite stocks, 15% offOne group of funds is trading for 10% to 15% below the value of the stocks they hold. That's a bargain, particularly as stocks come back into favor.Tue, 29 Jan 2013 17:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/your-favorite-stocks-15percent-offmutual-fund/http://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/your-favorite-stocks-15percent-off Michael Brush, MSN MoneyWill investors' fears kill the rally?You hate to miss out when the market is rolling to new highs, but there's a creeping suspicion that this rally will top and crash as it did in 2000 or 2007. Here's how to keep the fear under control.Tue, 29 Jan 2013 02:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/will-investors-fears-kill-the-rallyinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/will-investors-fears-kill-the-rallyJim JubakSurging stocks put bears on heelsImproving investor sentiment isn’t necessarily making Wall Street’s pessimists see things differently, but some of their clients are getting restless.Mon, 28 Jan 2013 23:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/surging-stocks-put-bears-on-heelsinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/surging-stocks-put-bears-on-heelsJonathan Cheng, The Wall Street JournalMy disease is bankrupting my familyA debilitating lifelong illness has changed the shape of one family's financial future. Sadly, they're not alone.Mon, 28 Jan 2013 21:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/debt-management/my-disease-is-bankrupting-my-familydebt-management/http://money.msn.com/debt-management/my-disease-is-bankrupting-my-familyStephanie Casey, as told to Libby Kane, LearnVest.com4 top LCD TVs for fans on a budgetFlat-screen TVs are getting cheaper every year, even as consumers migrate to larger models. Here are 4 top picks for inexpensive models.Sat, 26 Jan 2013 02:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/shopping-deals/4-top-lcd-tvs-for-fans-on-a-budgetshopping-deals/http://money.msn.com/shopping-deals/4-top-lcd-tvs-for-fans-on-a-budgetMichael Sweet, Cheapism.com5 ways to avoid credit card rip-offsHere’s how to head off or fight sneaky charges, bait-and-switch offers and other nasty surprises on your monthly statement.Fri, 25 Jan 2013 22:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/credit-cards/5-ways-to-avoid-credit-card-rip-offscredit-cards/http://money.msn.com/credit-cards/5-ways-to-avoid-credit-card-rip-offsJason Steele, Credit.comHow to be a rewards-card ninjaIf you play your credit cards right, you could get about 4% back on every purchase you make, experts say. They share their tips on how to do it.Fri, 25 Jan 2013 16:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/how-to-be-a-rewards-card-ninjapersonal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/how-to-be-a-rewards-card-ninjaLiz Weston, MSN MoneyThe $180,000 mistake in your IRAIf you want to turn your retirement savings into a family legacy, avoid these 3 common mistakes that could cost you big.Fri, 25 Jan 2013 15:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/baby-boomers/the-dollar180000-mistake-in-your-irababy-boomers/http://money.msn.com/baby-boomers/the-dollar180000-mistake-in-your-iraBy Rob Russell, U.S. News & World ReportDear Diary: Should I buy or sell?How do you keep your trading on track in a go-go market that could turn down at any time? Use a simple trading diary to record your reasoning, and use that to guide your next move.Fri, 25 Jan 2013 03:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/dear-diary-should-i-buy-or-sellinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/dear-diary-should-i-buy-or-sellJim JubakWhen car insurance can fail youBend a fender while making a delivery for work? Lend your keys to a cousin? Your coverage might depend on your state.Fri, 25 Jan 2013 02:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/auto-insurance/when-car-insurance-can-fail-youauto-insurance/http://money.msn.com/auto-insurance/when-car-insurance-can-fail-youBarbara Marquand, Insure.com5 funds for a real estate reboundMutual funds that invest in housing or commercial real estate should benefit from the sector’s gradual recovery. Thu, 24 Jan 2013 18:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/5-funds-for-a-real-estate-reboundmutual-fund/http://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/5-funds-for-a-real-estate-reboundTom Taulli, InvestorPlace5 hard facts on retirementThese sobering truths about the cost of retirement make it clear that when it comes to saving for your golden years, sooner is better than later.Thu, 24 Jan 2013 15:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement-plan/5-hard-facts-on-retirementretirement-plan/http://money.msn.com/retirement-plan/5-hard-facts-on-retirementRichard Barrington, MoneyRates.comBuy the next Wal-MartThe retail colossus so big that growth is tough to come by. Any rival in your portfolio would likely be big, too, but with better growth prospects.Thu, 24 Jan 2013 03:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/top-stocks/buy-the-next-wal-marttop-stocks/http://money.msn.com/top-stocks/buy-the-next-wal-martCharley Blaine, MSN MoneyWhy Washington can't fix the budgetAmericans want low taxes and government largesse, and are ready to punish anyone who says that's not possible. Is it any wonder politicians are afraid of hard choices?Thu, 24 Jan 2013 00:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/why-washington-cant-fix-the-budgetinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/why-washington-cant-fix-the-budgetAnthony Mirhaydari, MSN MoneyRetirement errors good savers makeIt makes financial sense to put away as much as you can for later years, but don't let that focus keep you from enjoying your working years.Wed, 23 Jan 2013 22:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement-plan/retirement-errors-good-savers-makeretirement-plan/http://money.msn.com/retirement-plan/retirement-errors-good-savers-makeDavid Ning, U.S. News & World ReportMake 2013 a year to embrace riskThis year, playing it safe could cost you. Instead, consider putting your money in some emerging markets or Europe. Wed, 23 Jan 2013 18:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/make-2013-a-year-to-embrace-riskinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/make-2013-a-year-to-embrace-riskHoward Gold, MarketWatchAre prepaid cards right for kids?Justin Bieber is the latest celebrity to promote a self-branded prepaid debit card. But is it the right choice for your child?Wed, 23 Jan 2013 14:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/shopping-deals/are-prepaid-cards-right-for-kidsshopping-deals/http://money.msn.com/shopping-deals/are-prepaid-cards-right-for-kidsLiz Weston, MSN MoneyNegotiating with the IRS gets easierNew tax rules mean that you may be able to settle a large tax debt for a fraction of what you owe. But it still may not be the best option.Wed, 23 Jan 2013 13:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/taxes/negotiating-with-the-irs-gets-easiertaxes/http://money.msn.com/taxes/negotiating-with-the-irs-gets-easierGerri Detweiler, Credit.comTime to invest in Cuba?There are signs that the economic embargo imposed by the US more than 50 years ago may soon end. Investors might consider getting in ahead of the changes.Tue, 22 Jan 2013 16:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/time-to-invest-in-cubainvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/time-to-invest-in-cubaMichael Brush, MSN MoneyWill Europe kill the rally?The markets keep moving up, based on the belief that the world's central banks will keep pumping money in to boost the economy. A replay of Europe's debt crisis could test that faith.Tue, 22 Jan 2013 02:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/will-europe-kill-the-rallyinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/will-europe-kill-the-rallyJim JubakBillionaires gave big bucks in 2012The 15 largest charitable contributions total more than $5 billion. More than half of that comes from a trio of big pledges by Warren Buffett.Mon, 21 Jan 2013 18:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/taxes/billionaires-gave-big-bucks-in-2012taxes/http://money.msn.com/taxes/billionaires-gave-big-bucks-in-2012Kerry A. Dolan, Forbes.comBorrow from your retirement plan?It can make sense, but it shouldn't be the first option you consider. Here are some factors that can help you decide.Mon, 21 Jan 2013 17:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement-plan/borrow-from-your-retirement-planretirement-plan/http://money.msn.com/retirement-plan/borrow-from-your-retirement-planDenise Appleby, InvestopediaHouse lust, now a more somber affairFive years after the housing bubble burst, we’re still searching for our dream homes. But gnawing uncertainty now colors the hunt.Sat, 19 Jan 2013 04:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/home-loans/house-lust-now-a-more-somber-affairhome-loans/http://money.msn.com/home-loans/house-lust-now-a-more-somber-affairMarilyn Lewis, MSN MoneyA 2nd term to save the middle classObama steps into his second inaugural with a vow to turn around the decline of America's middle. But that promise is already in peril.Fri, 18 Jan 2013 20:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/a-2nd-term-to-save-the-middle-classinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/a-2nd-term-to-save-the-middle-classMike Dorning, BloombergBuy a home with no money down?It's possible to get a mortgage to buy your first home even if you haven't saved up a big down payment. Here's where to look.Fri, 18 Jan 2013 20:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/home-loans/buy-a-home-with-no-money-downhome-loans/http://money.msn.com/home-loans/buy-a-home-with-no-money-down Kirk Haverkamp, Credit.comHow to tell if it's time to retireIt's not always easy to figure out when to move on. Here are 5 questions to ask yourself or your family before you turn in your notice.Fri, 18 Jan 2013 20:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/baby-boomers/how-to-tell-if-its-time-to-retirebaby-boomers/http://money.msn.com/baby-boomers/how-to-tell-if-its-time-to-retireLiz Weston, MSN MoneyWhy foreign markets seem fickleJapan's market had been soaring until it tripped this week for little reason. Expect more of this in 2013 as investors flit from market to market.Fri, 18 Jan 2013 00:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/why-foreign-markets-seem-fickleinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/why-foreign-markets-seem-fickleJim JubakAnnoying companies, great stocksThese 11 companies tick off customers but can be a boon to their shareholders.Thu, 17 Jan 2013 18:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/annoying-companies-great-stocksinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/annoying-companies-great-stocksKathy Kristof, Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazineCheapest, costliest cars to insureSUVs break out as the least-expensive new vehicles to insure, while Mercedes models dominate the most-expensive list.Thu, 17 Jan 2013 15:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/auto-insurance/cheapest-costliest-cars-to-insureauto-insurance/http://money.msn.com/auto-insurance/cheapest-costliest-cars-to-insureAmy Danise, Insure.comDumb 401k mistakes you can't avoidYour company’s 401k plan administrator likely isn’t giving you access to the best mutual funds for your investment dollar.Wed, 16 Jan 2013 18:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/dumb-401k-mistakes-you-cant-avoidmutual-fund/http://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/dumb-401k-mistakes-you-cant-avoidRobert Powell, MarketWatch How to spot fraud on credit reportsCareful examination of your credit reports is the best way to protect yourself against identity theft. These 3 errors may require a closer look.Wed, 16 Jan 2013 16:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/credit-rating/how-to-spot-fraud-on-credit-reportscredit-rating/http://money.msn.com/credit-rating/how-to-spot-fraud-on-credit-reportsGerri Detweiler, Credit.com5 ways couples can end money spatsYou may not be able to head off every quarrel, but these guidelines can help couples keep minor conflicts from turning into nasty arguments.Wed, 16 Jan 2013 15:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/family-money/5-ways-couples-can-end-money-spatsfamily-money/http://money.msn.com/family-money/5-ways-couples-can-end-money-spatsDaniel Bortz, U.S. News & World ReportFacebook's era is over: Now what?Silicon Valley has been eerily quiet since the social-networking company's IPO. The bold, crazy, visionary ideas seem to have disappeared -- for now.Tue, 15 Jan 2013 19:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/facebooks-era-is-over-now-whatinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/facebooks-era-is-over-now-whatDavid Weidner, The Wall Street JournalHow to deal with 'boomerang' kidsHaving an adult child move back in is a big adjustment for everyone. These 14 tips can help make the experience a good one.Tue, 15 Jan 2013 18:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/family-money/how-to-deal-with-boomerang-kidsfamily-money/http://money.msn.com/family-money/how-to-deal-with-boomerang-kidsGary Foreman, U.S. News & World ReportWhen aging parents lack insuranceSome choose to forgo health insurance, assuming that Medicare is enough. But are they making the right choice for their health and finances?Tue, 15 Jan 2013 15:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/baby-boomers/when-aging-parents-lack-insurancebaby-boomers/http://money.msn.com/baby-boomers/when-aging-parents-lack-insuranceJay MacDonald, Bankrate.comCan stocks climb a wall of worry?Political gridlock may be the new normal, but that won't necessarily derail the economy or the stock market.Tue, 15 Jan 2013 14:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/can-stocks-climb-a-wall-of-worryinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/can-stocks-climb-a-wall-of-worrySteven T. Goldberg, Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine5 steps for switching to a new bankIf you're ready to ditch your current bank for one with better services at a better price, here's how to make the transition easy. Mon, 14 Jan 2013 20:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/5-steps-for-switching-to-a-new-bankpersonal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/5-steps-for-switching-to-a-new-bankDebbie Dragon, U.S. News & World ReportBig, bad bear is still lurkingWe entered 2013 on a bull run with a generally optimistic outlook. But there's reason to believe the great bear market that began in 2000 is likely still with us. Mon, 14 Jan 2013 19:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/big-bad-bear-is-still-lurkinginvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/big-bad-bear-is-still-lurkingJim JubakHow insurers calculate ratesInsurance companies are mining a wealth of data about you -- from your credit history to your shopping habits -- to help them set premiums.Mon, 14 Jan 2013 16:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/auto-insurance/how-insurers-calculate-ratesauto-insurance/http://money.msn.com/auto-insurance/how-insurers-calculate-ratesBarbara Marquand, Insure.com 5 money issues for military familiesIf you or your spouse is in the armed services, you face some unique financial challenges. Here’s what experts say about how to handle them.Fri, 11 Jan 2013 20:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/family-money/5-money-issues-for-military-familiesfamily-money/http://money.msn.com/family-money/5-money-issues-for-military-familiesSusan Johnston, U.S. News & World ReportIncome investing for a lean worldWith low returns likely for years ahead, dividends become critical. Here’s a new spin on my dividend portfolio, along with 3 new plays.Fri, 11 Jan 2013 19:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/income-investing-for-a-lean-worldinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/income-investing-for-a-lean-worldJim JubakWhat to tell your kids about moneyParents often shy away from the topic, but children need to learn financial basics. Experts offer their 2 cents on what youngsters need to know.Fri, 11 Jan 2013 14:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/family-money/what-to-tell-your-kids-about-moneyfamily-money/http://money.msn.com/family-money/what-to-tell-your-kids-about-moneyDaniel Bortz, U.S. News & World ReportHow to pick the best index fundsIndexes, and the funds that track them, used to be simple. Today, it’s useful to divide the universe of index funds into these 5 categories.Thu, 10 Jan 2013 20:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investment-advice/how-to-pick-the-best-index-fundsinvestment-advice/http://money.msn.com/investment-advice/how-to-pick-the-best-index-fundsNellie S. Huang, Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine 6 ways to ruin your retirementWhether you're saving in a 401k, IRA or some other employer plan, it's important to avoid mistakes that could be very costly down the road.Thu, 10 Jan 2013 16:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement/6-ways-to-ruin-your-retirementretirement/http://money.msn.com/retirement/6-ways-to-ruin-your-retirementMarilyn Bowden, Bankrate.com 4 common, costly banking mistakesBad banking habits can cost you big bucks in fees and other penalties. Watch out for these 4 blunders that can drain your accounts.Thu, 10 Jan 2013 15:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/4-common-costly-banking-mistakespersonal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/4-common-costly-banking-mistakesAngie Mohr, InvestopediaWhy $16.4 trillion debt isn't enoughWe have to pay the bills and fix the economy, but we also need to set a course for a solvent future. As the debt ceiling and other crises loom, Washington doesn't seem up to the task.Wed, 09 Jan 2013 19:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/why-dollar164-trillion-debt-isnt-enoughinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/why-dollar164-trillion-debt-isnt-enoughAnthony Mirhaydari, MSN MoneyBest investment call ever? Sit tightTrying to outwit the market is usually a loser’s game. While there's no easy way to get rich quick, the formula for building wealth is pretty simple.Wed, 09 Jan 2013 18:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/best-investment-call-ever-sit-tighthow-to-invest/http://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/best-investment-call-ever-sit-tightRoben Farzad, Bloomberg BusinessweekHow to beat 5 sneaky bank feesChecking accounts cost banks money, and fees -- sometimes big ones -- are a largely unregulated way to make money from these accounts.Wed, 09 Jan 2013 16:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/how-to-beat-5-sneaky-bank-feespersonal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/how-to-beat-5-sneaky-bank-feesBy Constance Gustke, Bankrate.comFund managers fall short (again)US markets posted solid gains in 2012, with the S&P 500 delivering a 16% total return -- better than two-thirds of active fund managers.Tue, 08 Jan 2013 19:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/fund-managers-fall-short-againmutual-fund/http://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/fund-managers-fall-short-againSuzanne McGee, The Fiscal TimesThe 7 big developments of 2013From the debt ceiling to Iran to $2,200 gold, here are what are likely to be the key market-moving events of the coming year and how to play them.Tue, 08 Jan 2013 19:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investment-advice/the-7-big-developments-of-2013investment-advice/http://money.msn.com/investment-advice/the-7-big-developments-of-2013Michael Brush, MSN MoneyHow 4 families solved credit woesIt's easy to get in over your head with debt. These 4 success stories prove that smart counseling, a budget and discipline can help you dig out.Tue, 08 Jan 2013 19:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/credit-rating/how-4-families-solved-credit-woescredit-rating/http://money.msn.com/credit-rating/how-4-families-solved-credit-woesChristine Lawson, U.S. News & World ReportAntidepressant side effect: Debt?Medication intended to combat negative feelings can also sometimes contribute to compulsive and reckless money decisions. Tue, 08 Jan 2013 16:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/debt-management/antidepressant-side-effect-debtdebt-management/http://money.msn.com/debt-management/antidepressant-side-effect-debtErica Sandberg, CreditCards.com7 reasons to roll over your 401kYour former employer's plan may not be the best place to keep your investments after you retire. Here's why an IRA might be a better idea.Tue, 08 Jan 2013 12:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement/7-reasons-to-roll-over-your-401kretirement/http://money.msn.com/retirement/7-reasons-to-roll-over-your-401kJoe Udo, U.S. News & World ReportForget the cliff; beware the ceilingFor all the worry, the fiscal cliff was just a preview of the debt-ceiling ruckus ahead. Here's why that could be worse for investors -- and how to get through it.Mon, 07 Jan 2013 21:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/forget-the-cliff-beware-the-ceilinginvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/forget-the-cliff-beware-the-ceilingJim Jubak7 best ETFs for the coming yearThese exchange-traded funds will stack your portfolio with high-quality stocks and emerging market plays. Both areas look like buys right now.Mon, 07 Jan 2013 19:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/7-best-etfs-for-the-coming-yearexchange-traded-fund/http://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/7-best-etfs-for-the-coming-yearSteven Goldberg, Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazineCellphones' bigger budget bite?Cellphones account for an increasing proportion of household expenses. How much have they really changed your bottom line?Mon, 07 Jan 2013 18:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-budget/cellphones-bigger-budget-bitehow-to-budget/http://money.msn.com/how-to-budget/cellphones-bigger-budget-biteMartha V. Shelton, InvestopediaYour car is wrecking your retirementIf you are having trouble saving for your golden years, take a look at the wealth destroyer parked in your driveway.Fri, 04 Jan 2013 19:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement/your-car-is-wrecking-your-retirementretirement/http://money.msn.com/retirement/your-car-is-wrecking-your-retirementLiz Weston, MSN MoneyMoney resentment? Put it to workA military spouse shares stories of waste overseas, but concludes that feelings of frustration can be put to much better use at home.Fri, 04 Jan 2013 17:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/money-resentment-put-it-to-workpersonal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/money-resentment-put-it-to-workSarah Gilbert, FiveCentNickel.comNeed help with a credit card spat?Card issuers may help you dispute merchant charges, but what if your clash is with the credit card company itself? These agencies can help.Fri, 04 Jan 2013 14:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/credit-cards/need-help-with-a-credit-card-spatcredit-cards/http://money.msn.com/credit-cards/need-help-with-a-credit-card-spatBetsy Vereckey, Bankrate.comWill fiscal deal fix the economy?Wall Street's top economists suggest the deal is better than nothing, but much work lies ahead. Here's what several leading analysts had to say.Thu, 03 Jan 2013 20:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/will-fiscal-deal-fix-the-economyinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/will-fiscal-deal-fix-the-economyYuval Rosenberg, The Fiscal Times7 steps to investing success in 2013As we roll into the new year, learn the lessons of a volatile 2012. Because for the at least the first half, we can expect more of the same.Thu, 03 Jan 2013 19:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/7-steps-to-investing-success-in-2013investing/http://money.msn.com/investing/7-steps-to-investing-success-in-2013Jim JubakYour post-cliff guide to taxesStill trying understand what that fiscal cliff business was all about? Here are 11 ways the tax deal could affect you.Thu, 03 Jan 2013 18:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/taxes/your-post-cliff-guide-to-taxestaxes/http://money.msn.com/taxes/your-post-cliff-guide-to-taxesJeff Schnepper, MSN MoneyThe best way to dole out allowancesIt seems intuitive that paying kids for chores or good grades would help them develop financial smarts, but research doesn't bear that out.Thu, 03 Jan 2013 15:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/family-money/the-best-way-to-dole-out-allowancesfamily-money/http://money.msn.com/family-money/the-best-way-to-dole-out-allowancesKimberly Palmer, U.S. News & World ReportAn epic bear market is comingEvidence is mounting that stocks could fall to 2011 lows -- or worse. Such a drop would be worth at least 21% from here.Wed, 02 Jan 2013 21:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/an-epic-bear-market-is-cominginvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/an-epic-bear-market-is-comingAnthony Mirhaydari, MSN MoneySave big bucks, one month at a timeGet the new year started right. Here's a month-by-month guide to making the most of your money in 2013.Fri, 28 Dec 2012 18:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/save-big-bucks-one-month-at-a-timepersonal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/save-big-bucks-one-month-at-a-timeLiz Weston, MSN Money6 great cards for rebuilding creditSecured credit cards can help show lenders that you’ve learned how to handle plastic, and that will boost your credit scores.Fri, 28 Dec 2012 16:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/credit-cards/6-great-cards-for-rebuilding-creditcredit-cards/http://money.msn.com/credit-cards/6-great-cards-for-rebuilding-creditDaniel Bortz, U.S. News & World ReportThe next big battle for your walletRetail and tech companies want you to turn your cellphone into a credit card -- and track what you buy so they can sell to you more effectively.Fri, 28 Dec 2012 15:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/the-next-big-battle-for-your-walletinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/the-next-big-battle-for-your-walletMichael Brush, MSN Money6 steps to closing a credit cardIf you have a pocketful of plastic that’s causing you trouble, it may be time to cancel an account. Here's how.Thu, 27 Dec 2012 21:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/credit-cards/6-steps-to-closing-a-credit-cardcredit-cards/http://money.msn.com/credit-cards/6-steps-to-closing-a-credit-cardTim Sullivan, MoneyBlueBook.comMake your money resolutions stickAs we head into the new year, here are 10 ways to achieve the financial goals you’ve set for yourself.Thu, 27 Dec 2012 18:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/make-your-money-resolutions-stickpersonal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/make-your-money-resolutions-stickTamara E. Holmes, CreditCards.comThe hunt for the next AppleLong the market's hottest stock, Apple is faltering, raising questions about its future. Picking the next Apple -- a game changer ready to take off -- is daunting, but here are 3 contenders.Thu, 27 Dec 2012 17:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/the-hunt-for-the-next-appleinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/the-hunt-for-the-next-appleCharley Blaine, MSN MoneyA happy new year -- eventuallyWith all the economic woes we're facing as we roll into 2013, it may seem like the very idea of investing and winning is dead. But if you give up now, you'll miss the turnaround.Thu, 27 Dec 2012 02:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/a-happy-new-year-eventuallyinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/a-happy-new-year-eventually Anthony Mirhaydari, MSN Money7 steps to avoiding zombie debtIf a debt you thought you'd buried long ago rises again to threaten you, here are the actions you should take to protect yourself.Wed, 26 Dec 2012 22:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/debt-management/7-steps-to-avoiding-zombie-debtdebt-management/http://money.msn.com/debt-management/7-steps-to-avoiding-zombie-debtAllie Johnson, CreditCards.comTax breaks for Alzheimer's?Caring for someone with dementia can be physically and financially draining. But there may be some ways you can save on taxes.Wed, 26 Dec 2012 21:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/taxes/tax-breaks-for-alzheimerstaxes/http://money.msn.com/taxes/tax-breaks-for-alzheimersSusan B. Garland, Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine7 steps for tackling your holiday debtAfter a holiday buying binge, you might be left with a debt hangover. Here are some tips to speed your recovery.Wed, 26 Dec 2012 17:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/debt-management/7-steps-for-tackling-your-holiday-debtdebt-management/http://money.msn.com/debt-management/7-steps-for-tackling-your-holiday-debtLiz Weston, MSN Money4 costly credit card misstepsCard come-ons and other credit temptations can seem like great ideas at the time, but you have to be careful to make them work in your favor.Fri, 21 Dec 2012 18:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/credit-rating/4-costly-credit-card-misstepscredit-rating/http://money.msn.com/credit-rating/4-costly-credit-card-misstepsJeanine Skowronski, Bankrate.comWhy teens fail at managing moneyBecause they often leave high school with no education in personal finance, young people must overcome a steep learning curve when they enter the adult world.Fri, 21 Dec 2012 15:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/family-money/why-teens-fail-at-managing-moneyfamily-money/http://money.msn.com/family-money/why-teens-fail-at-managing-moneyDaniel Bortz, U.S. News & World ReportHow to spot a dodgy investmentIt's generally buyer beware in the world of investing. These not-always-obvious warning signs may alert you to danger.Thu, 20 Dec 2012 19:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/how-to-spot-a-dodgy-investmentinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/how-to-spot-a-dodgy-investmentChuck Jaffe, MarketWatchSaying 'I do' to joint accountsHow do you make your union a sweet financial partnership? Consider your options as a team and take a businesslike approach.Thu, 20 Dec 2012 18:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/family-money/saying-i-do-to-joint-accountsfamily-money/http://money.msn.com/family-money/saying-i-do-to-joint-accountsJustin Boyle, Money Blue Book Buy the next ExxonThe drilling technique known as fracking is freeing up resources that otherwise would be left alone. Some oil giants have jumped in, but specialized companies are the ones taking off.Thu, 20 Dec 2012 17:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/buy-the-next-exxoninvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/buy-the-next-exxonCharley Blaine, MSN Money10 ways to get top dollar for your carFollowing these rules for maintenance, repair and smart upgrades can help you increase your car's value when it's time to sell.Thu, 20 Dec 2012 14:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/auto-insurance/10-ways-to-get-top-dollar-for-your-carauto-insurance/http://money.msn.com/auto-insurance/10-ways-to-get-top-dollar-for-your-carVijaianand Thirnageswaram, InvestopediaWhy short sales trash your creditEven when you try to do the right thing by avoiding foreclosure, the credit agencies are unlikely to notice.Wed, 19 Dec 2012 17:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/credit-rating/why-short-sales-trash-your-creditcredit-rating/http://money.msn.com/credit-rating/why-short-sales-trash-your-creditLiz Weston, MSN MoneyWelcome to the new recessionIt may not have felt like it, but stocks have been in a 4-year bull market. That's coming to an end as a new recession nears -- and in fact, may already be here.Wed, 19 Dec 2012 16:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/welcome-to-the-new-recessioninvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/welcome-to-the-new-recessionAnthony Mirhaydari, MSN MoneyShould you see a credit counselor?Many Americans are deep in debt these days. If any of these 8 situations applies to you, some expert advice could help.Wed, 19 Dec 2012 15:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/debt-management/should-you-see-a-credit-counselordebt-management/http://money.msn.com/debt-management/should-you-see-a-credit-counselorDaniel Bortz, U.S. News & World ReportHow spouses can plan for retirementCouples have some challenges -- and opportunities -- in figuring out how and when to retire that their single friends do not.Mon, 17 Dec 2012 19:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement/how-spouses-can-plan-for-retirementretirement/http://money.msn.com/retirement/how-spouses-can-plan-for-retirementEmily Brandon, U.S. News & World ReportHow to play the euro's comebackEurope's currency is toughening up, in part because fiscal crises in the US and Japan suddenly seem much more dire. But how long will it last?Mon, 17 Dec 2012 19:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/how-to-play-the-euros-comebackinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/how-to-play-the-euros-comebackJim JubakWill a car crash wreck your credit?After an accident, it can be confusing to figure out who pays what bills. These 9 tips can help guide you.Mon, 17 Dec 2012 18:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/credit-rating/will-a-car-crash-wreck-your-creditcredit-rating/http://money.msn.com/credit-rating/will-a-car-crash-wreck-your-creditGerri Detweiler, Credit.comHow to pay for retirement overseasDream of getting away from it all in your golden years? These 5 income-generating strategies can put you on the financial footing to do it.Mon, 17 Dec 2012 18:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement/how-to-pay-for-retirement-overseasretirement/http://money.msn.com/retirement/how-to-pay-for-retirement-overseasKathleen Peddicord, U.S. News & World ReportAfter bankruptcy, new credit cards?Getting started again with on-time payments is a sound way to rebuild your credit scores after a financial disaster. Mon, 17 Dec 2012 18:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/credit-cards/after-bankruptcy-new-credit-cardscredit-cards/http://money.msn.com/credit-cards/after-bankruptcy-new-credit-cardsGerri Detweiler, Credit.comHow to address your student debtsWhile paying down debt is never completely painless, there are ways to significantly reduce the burden of paying back your education loans.Mon, 17 Dec 2012 16:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/debt-management/how-to-address-your-student-debtsdebt-management/http://money.msn.com/debt-management/how-to-address-your-student-debtsBenjamin Feldman, Credit.comHow to read your insurer's mindSure, that agent is telling you he's looking out for your best interests, but what are his nonverbal signals really saying?Mon, 17 Dec 2012 15:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/insurance/how-to-read-your-insurers-mindinsurance/http://money.msn.com/insurance/how-to-read-your-insurers-mindEmmet Pierce. Insure.comInvesting for 2030: 4 key forecastsA report on 'Global Trends 2030' contains a raft of forecasts that investors can put to work. Here are some key predictions -- and how to use them.Thu, 13 Dec 2012 22:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/investing-for-2030-4-key-forecastsinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/investing-for-2030-4-key-forecastsJim JubakTips for moving in with your parentsYoung adults are increasingly returning home after college. If you’re one of them, these tips will help you make moving back in with Mom and Dad manageable.Thu, 13 Dec 2012 19:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/family-money/tips-for-moving-in-with-your-parentsfamily-money/http://money.msn.com/family-money/tips-for-moving-in-with-your-parentsGary Foreman, U.S. News & World ReportBuy the next Amazon.comAmazon has rewarded investors richly. But if you're looking for serious growth these days, 3 other online retailers look like better buys.Thu, 13 Dec 2012 16:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/buy-the-next-amazoncominvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/buy-the-next-amazoncomCharley Blaine, MSN MoneyNew rules of money etiquetteEven as money etiquette evolves in the age of social media and oversharing, the combination of tact and common sense goes a long way. Wed, 12 Dec 2012 19:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/new-rules-of-money-etiquettepersonal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/new-rules-of-money-etiquetteLiz Weston, MSN MoneyNaughty or nice? 7 stocks of 2012Here’s a look at companies that were particularly nice to investors this year (think Michael Kors) or particularly naughty (ahem, Facebook).Wed, 12 Dec 2012 19:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/stock-broker-guided/naughty-or-nice-7-stocks-of-2012stock-broker-guided/http://money.msn.com/stock-broker-guided/naughty-or-nice-7-stocks-of-2012Suzanna McGee, The Fiscal Times Credit cards: Handy in a disasterFrom providing aid in finding emergency lodging to helping with financing repairs, plastic can be a valuable resource in a catastrophe.Wed, 12 Dec 2012 18:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/credit-cards/credit-cards-handy-in-a-disastercredit-cards/http://money.msn.com/credit-cards/credit-cards-handy-in-a-disasterJason Steele, Credit.comSmarter ways to tap the richSimply letting the Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans expire won't fix the fiscal mess. Two creative ideas: Public-private infrastructure projects and a one-time, 26% wealth tax.Wed, 12 Dec 2012 16:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/smarter-ways-to-tap-the-richinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/smarter-ways-to-tap-the-richAnthony Mirhaydari, MSN MoneyHow Fed's next trick will hurt bondsAnother bond-buying program seems likely as the Federal Reserve tries to boost the economy. But long term, it will lead to higher interest rates, inflation and bond market turmoil.Mon, 10 Dec 2012 19:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/how-feds-next-trick-will-hurt-bondsinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/how-feds-next-trick-will-hurt-bondsJim JubakRise of the retailer-restaurantAs retail sales increasingly migrate online, more merchants are using food and drink to lure customers into stores. Mon, 10 Dec 2012 18:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/rise-of-the-retailer-restaurantinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/rise-of-the-retailer-restaurantSapna Maheshwari, Bloomberg Businessweek10 worst government data breachesState and local governments, school systems and the military all showed vulnerability to accidentally exposing personal data in 2012.Mon, 10 Dec 2012 16:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/identity-theft/10-worst-government-data-breachesidentity-theft/http://money.msn.com/identity-theft/10-worst-government-data-breachesOndrej Krehel, Credit.comWould dying now save on taxes?With changes to the estate tax looming in fiscal cliff negotiations, we had to ask: Would your heirs be better off if you died before 2013?Mon, 10 Dec 2012 15:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/taxes/would-dying-now-save-on-taxestaxes/http://money.msn.com/taxes/would-dying-now-save-on-taxesJeff Schnepper, MSN Money How much should Santa make?From running the world's largest toy workshop to minding the reindeer, Santa wears many hats. Find out what his work is worth and what his life insurance might cost.Fri, 07 Dec 2012 19:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/insurance/how-much-should-santa-makeinsurance/http://money.msn.com/insurance/how-much-should-santa-makeBarbara Marquand, Insure.comH-P: A best bet for 2013?Hewlett-Packard is the worst Dow stock this year, but could it be set for big gains next year? B of A shows that a worst-to-first surge can happen.Fri, 07 Dec 2012 19:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/stock-broker-guided/h-p-a-best-bet-for-2013stock-broker-guided/http://money.msn.com/stock-broker-guided/h-p-a-best-bet-for-2013Mark Hurlbert, MarketWatchThe new rules of holiday tippingFor the holiday season, you face a long list of service providers who deserve a token of your appreciation. Here’s how much to tip -- and when not to.Fri, 07 Dec 2012 16:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/the-new-rules-of-holiday-tippingpersonal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/the-new-rules-of-holiday-tippingLiz Weston, MSN MoneyFear the fiscal cliff, college saversWith most government spending potentially on the chopping block, parents should expect to see major changes to federal financial aid.Thu, 06 Dec 2012 19:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/debt-management/fear-the-fiscal-cliff-college-saversdebt-management/http://money.msn.com/debt-management/fear-the-fiscal-cliff-college-saversAnnaMaria Andriotis, SmartMoney5 drug stocks for the New YearA rough year full of worries is coming to an end, but new woes await. These stocks look best for a year of higher taxes and Obamacare.Thu, 06 Dec 2012 19:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/5-drug-stocks-for-the-new-yearexchange-traded-fund/http://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/5-drug-stocks-for-the-new-yearJim JubakWhy not jump off the fiscal cliff?Washington seems ill-prepared for serious budget work. The shock treatment of tax hikes and spending cuts just might spur responsible action.Wed, 05 Dec 2012 19:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/why-not-jump-off-the-fiscal-cliffinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/why-not-jump-off-the-fiscal-cliff Anthony Mirhaydari, MSN MoneyA bigger Social Security check?How and when you claim benefits can make a big difference in the benefits you'll collect in retirement. Here are several scenarios.Wed, 05 Dec 2012 18:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement/a-bigger-social-security-checkretirement/http://money.msn.com/retirement/a-bigger-social-security-checkRobert Powell, MarketWatch12 stock rules good for 40 yearsThese rules worked for a proven money manager for more than 4 decades. They'll work for the next 40 years, too.Tue, 04 Dec 2012 19:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/12-stock-rules-good-for-40-yearsinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/12-stock-rules-good-for-40-yearsBrett Arends, MarketWatchBoomers carry debts into retirementMany baby boomers have no plans to pay off big-ticket debt before retirement. That’s hardly a sound financial strategy.Tue, 04 Dec 2012 19:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/debt-management/boomers-carry-debts-into-retirementdebt-management/http://money.msn.com/debt-management/boomers-carry-debts-into-retirementAaron Levitt, InvestopediaBurrito battle: Taco Bell vs. ChipotleThe success of upscale offerings from a celebrity chef has Taco Bell eating into the upstart's business. That's showing up in stock prices as once-hot Chipotle faces tough times.Tue, 04 Dec 2012 18:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investment-advice/burrito-battle-taco-bell-vs-chipotleinvestment-advice/http://money.msn.com/investment-advice/burrito-battle-taco-bell-vs-chipotleMichael Brush, MSN Money5 stealthy stock trends to jump onWith the market rising and falling on big economic news, company- and country-specific changes have gone unnoticed. Catch those now, and make money later.Mon, 03 Dec 2012 19:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investment-advice/5-stealthy-stock-trends-to-jump-oninvestment-advice/http://money.msn.com/investment-advice/5-stealthy-stock-trends-to-jump-onJim JubakShould you co-sign a relative's loan?Here's what co-signing can do to your finances and how to protect yourself if you do decide to guarantee a family member’s loan.Mon, 03 Dec 2012 16:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/debt-management/should-you-co-sign-a-relatives-loandebt-management/http://money.msn.com/debt-management/should-you-co-sign-a-relatives-loanJeanne Kelly, Credit.com7 gifts funds should give investorsGreater transparency could give savers what they want this holiday season and beyond: Increased earnings.Fri, 30 Nov 2012 19:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/7-gifts-funds-should-give-investorsmutual-fund/http://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/7-gifts-funds-should-give-investorsChuck Jaffe, MarketWatch When's the right time to splurge?Making a big, lavish purchase isn't always a bad thing. The key is knowing when to indulge and when to abstain.Fri, 30 Nov 2012 15:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/shopping-deals/whens-the-right-time-to-splurgeshopping-deals/http://money.msn.com/shopping-deals/whens-the-right-time-to-splurgeBy Liz Weston, MSN MoneyStocks need a big fiscal cliff dealWashington' squabbles and kicking the can down the road will only add to volatility. What the market really needs to see is a grand bargain on spending and debt.Thu, 29 Nov 2012 20:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/stocks-need-a-big-fiscal-cliff-dealinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/stocks-need-a-big-fiscal-cliff-dealWallace Witkowski, MarketWatch 10 ripples from Greece's rescue dealThe latest deal to rescue the ailing nation will shape the fate of global markets for the next few months. Here's how it could affect your portfolio.Thu, 29 Nov 2012 20:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/10-ripples-from-greeces-rescue-dealinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/10-ripples-from-greeces-rescue-dealJim Jubak9 year-end financial tasksSome important financial deadlines are looming. Make some time for these key financial tasks, and you could have a richer 2013.Thu, 29 Nov 2012 17:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/9-year-end-financial-taskspersonal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/9-year-end-financial-tasksLiz Weston and Ryan Jeffrey SmithYour year-end financial cheat sheetIt's also the season for taking stock financially and reviewing what you should do with your money. Don't overlook these key tasks.Wed, 28 Nov 2012 20:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/your-year-end-financial-cheat-sheetpersonal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/your-year-end-financial-cheat-sheetLiz Weston, MSN Money7 ways social media are being gamedIn the world of online self-promotion, businesses and individuals will do surprising things to get ahead. Here are some of the latest tactics.Wed, 28 Nov 2012 20:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/7-ways-social-media-are-being-gamedinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/7-ways-social-media-are-being-gamedJonah Loeb, MinyanvilleBitter pill: Lower pay, higher pricesFor America to get its economic act together again, we need to accept a weaker dollar. This strengthens our exports and will help cut our debt. But this prescription will be painful.Wed, 28 Nov 2012 18:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/bitter-pill-lower-pay-higher-pricesinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/bitter-pill-lower-pay-higher-pricesAnthony Mirhaydari, MSN MoneyHaving a baby? Keep the costs down Plan early and ask specific questions of your health-care team to make sure your joyous occasion isn't marred by big or unexpected bills. Wed, 28 Nov 2012 15:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/health-and-life-insurance/having-a-baby-keep-the-costs-downhealth-and-life-insurance/http://money.msn.com/health-and-life-insurance/having-a-baby-keep-the-costs-downAlina Dizik, ReutersHow to raise financially savvy kidsProviding everyday learning opportunities and hands-on experience will start your child off on the road to a financially savvy future. Wed, 28 Nov 2012 15:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/family-money/how-to-raise-financially-savvy-kidsfamily-money/http://money.msn.com/family-money/how-to-raise-financially-savvy-kidsJenna Goudreau, Forbes.comProfit from climate catastropheThe man who predicted the dot-com and housing busts has a new warning out. Here's how investors can act on it.Tue, 27 Nov 2012 19:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/profit-from-climate-catastropheinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/profit-from-climate-catastropheBrett Arends, MarketWatchBuy the next McDonald'sThe burger giant has delivered for investors for years, but there are signs its growth is stalling. Here are 5 competitors that could grow faster -- and the 2 best bets among them.Tue, 27 Nov 2012 17:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/buy-the-next-mcdonaldshow-to-invest/http://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/buy-the-next-mcdonaldsCharley Blaine, MSN MoneyCharge your way to better creditTo get the best credit scores, you have to show that you can handle credit responsibly. Avoiding borrowing won’t help you.Tue, 27 Nov 2012 16:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/credit-rating/charge-your-way-to-better-creditcredit-rating/http://money.msn.com/credit-rating/charge-your-way-to-better-credit Jeanne Kelly, Credit.comHow to pick a financial adviserIf you want guidance from a professional but don’t know how to find someone who can meet your needs, this checklist can help.Tue, 27 Nov 2012 14:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/how-to-pick-a-financial-adviserpersonal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/how-to-pick-a-financial-adviserJudy Gee and Sharon Epperson, CNBCHoliday price war rages in real timePhysical-store retailers are turning the tables on their e-commerce competitors, using their websites to quickly match rivals' discounts.Mon, 26 Nov 2012 19:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/holiday-price-war-rages-in-real-timeinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/holiday-price-war-rages-in-real-timeDana Mattioli, The Wall Street Journal10 ways to avoid holiday hackingThe bad guys are out in force this time of year. Know the risks -- and how to protect yourself against online fraud and ID theft.Mon, 26 Nov 2012 18:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/identity-theft/10-ways-to-avoid-holiday-hackingidentity-theft/http://money.msn.com/identity-theft/10-ways-to-avoid-holiday-hackingCameron Huddleston, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazineWhen does bankruptcy make sense?Deciding whether to file can depend on both the amount you owe and your need to avoid collectors.Mon, 26 Nov 2012 14:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/debt-management/when-does-bankruptcy-make-sensedebt-management/http://money.msn.com/debt-management/when-does-bankruptcy-make-senseJustin Harelik, Bankrate.comIs DIY costing you more?Sometimes, certain jobs are best left to the professionals, whether it's a home-remodeling project or a task involving your finances.Wed, 21 Nov 2012 16:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/is-diy-costing-you-morepersonal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/is-diy-costing-you-moreLiz Weston, MSN MoneyIncome investors, beware the bubbleBonds and dividend stocks are looking pricey, and inflation will eventually take them out. Let's try to figure out how to keep the income coming in.Wed, 21 Nov 2012 00:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investment-advice/income-investors-beware-the-bubbleinvestment-advice/http://money.msn.com/investment-advice/income-investors-beware-the-bubbleJim JubakAre dividend stocks doomed?Companies are shifting plans in expectation of higher taxes on dividends. But investors may not need to make many changes.Tue, 20 Nov 2012 18:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/are-dividend-stocks-doomedhow-to-invest/http://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/are-dividend-stocks-doomedSuzanne McGee, The Fiscal TimesHow to size up a store credit cardClerks routinely ask whether you're interested in signing up, stressing the advantages. Here's how to tell if the card is a good fit for you. Tue, 20 Nov 2012 17:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/credit-cards/how-to-size-up-a-store-credit-cardcredit-cards/http://money.msn.com/credit-cards/how-to-size-up-a-store-credit-cardBy Matt Brownell, Credit.comNew job? What to do with your 401kDepending on your situation, you have several retirement account options. One or more of these 7 strategies will be right for you.Tue, 20 Nov 2012 16:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/baby-boomers/new-job-what-to-do-with-your-401kbaby-boomers/http://money.msn.com/baby-boomers/new-job-what-to-do-with-your-401kEmily Brandon, U.S. News & World ReportReady for the US energy boom?The US is seeing an oil and gas revolution that promises to keep prices low for years to come. Here's how to invest in the trend.Mon, 19 Nov 2012 20:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investment-advice/ready-for-the-us-energy-boominvestment-advice/http://money.msn.com/investment-advice/ready-for-the-us-energy-boomJim Jubak7 moves new retirees will regretThe transition from the world of work involves some details you may not have fully considered. Don't let these possible missteps derail your plans.Mon, 19 Nov 2012 20:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/baby-boomers/7-moves-new-retirees-will-regretbaby-boomers/http://money.msn.com/baby-boomers/7-moves-new-retirees-will-regretEmily Brandon, U.S. News & World Report10 facts about compound interestTo concept is simple, but the rewards can be huge. If the interest you earn on your savings earns further interest, money grows quickly. Mon, 19 Nov 2012 20:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/10-facts-about-compound-interestpersonal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/10-facts-about-compound-interestGary Foreman, U.S. News & World Report6 things to know when picking a bankBefore you choose a bank, you need to know if it offers the services and products that will benefit you the most.Mon, 19 Nov 2012 19:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/6-things-to-know-when-picking-a-bankpersonal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/6-things-to-know-when-picking-a-bankConstance Gustke, Bankrate.comIs it time to cut off your kids?As more young adults live with Mom and Dad, parents may wonder how to prepare kids for financial independence. Mon, 19 Nov 2012 19:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/baby-boomers/is-it-time-to-cut-off-your-kidsbaby-boomers/http://money.msn.com/baby-boomers/is-it-time-to-cut-off-your-kidsNaomi Mannino, Bankrate.comHow to work with a debt collectorIf you fall behind on a loan or other payment, you may eventually face a collection agency. Here's how to prepare yourself.Mon, 19 Nov 2012 13:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/debt-management/how-to-work-with-a-debt-collectordebt-management/http://money.msn.com/debt-management/how-to-work-with-a-debt-collectorJeanne Kelly, Credit.comShould you pay bills with plastic?Using your credit card can be a smart move if you're earning rewards, but there are also risks. Before you charge, make sure it's the right move.Fri, 16 Nov 2012 19:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/credit-cards/should-you-pay-bills-with-plasticcredit-cards/http://money.msn.com/credit-cards/should-you-pay-bills-with-plasticBeth Orenstein, CardRatings.comBond films foretell future of techSome of 007's gizmos -- especially from the early films -- have moved from celluloid fantasy to real-world practicality. Fri, 16 Nov 2012 18:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/bond-films-foretell-future-of-techinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/bond-films-foretell-future-of-techTherese Poletti, MarketWatchIs a credit union a better option?As alternatives to big banks, credit unions can provide some surprising advantages on basic financial services. Fri, 16 Nov 2012 16:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/is-a-credit-union-a-better-optionpersonal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/is-a-credit-union-a-better-optionJohn Gower, U.S. News & World ReportHow student loans affect creditHigher education is coming with a bigger price tag these days. Don't let college debts put a dent in your credit scores. Fri, 16 Nov 2012 15:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/debt-management/how-student-loans-affect-creditdebt-management/http://money.msn.com/debt-management/how-student-loans-affect-creditTom Quinn, Credit.comHow student loans affect creditHigher education is coming with a bigger price tag these days. Don't let college debts put a dent in your credit scores. Fri, 16 Nov 2012 15:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/debt-management/how-student-loans-affect-credit-1debt-management/http://money.msn.com/debt-management/how-student-loans-affect-credit-1Tom Quinn, Credit.comWhen should you tap your IRAs?A hypothetical couple lost out on more than $400,000 in retirement income by following the rule of withdrawing from IRAs last. Fri, 16 Nov 2012 14:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement-plan/when-should-you-tap-your-irasretirement-plan/http://money.msn.com/retirement-plan/when-should-you-tap-your-irasSusan B. Garland, Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazineClock is ticking on 3 year-end crisesEurope's mess, the US fiscal cliff and China's economy will produce plenty of volatility as 2012 winds to a close. Here's what I expect, and how to take advantage of the uncertainty.Thu, 15 Nov 2012 22:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investment-advice/clock-is-ticking-on-3-year-end-crisesinvestment-advice/http://money.msn.com/investment-advice/clock-is-ticking-on-3-year-end-crisesJim JubakClock is ticking on 3 year-end crisesEurope's mess, the US fiscal cliff and China's economy will produce plenty of volatility as 2012 winds to a close. Here's what I expect, and how to take advantage of the uncertainty.Thu, 15 Nov 2012 22:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investment-advice/clock-is-ticking-on-3-year-end-crises-1investment-advice/http://money.msn.com/investment-advice/clock-is-ticking-on-3-year-end-crises-1Jim JubakHow to cut your food budget in halfLowering your grocery bills and becoming healthier can go hand in hand if you follow these 8 steps for food shopping and meal planning.Thu, 15 Nov 2012 20:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-budget/how-to-cut-your-food-budget-in-halfhow-to-budget/http://money.msn.com/how-to-budget/how-to-cut-your-food-budget-in-halfMindy Crary, Forbes.comParent PLUS loans pose hazardsParents can use these federal loans to pay for a child's college costs, but they come with serious risks. Borrowers, beware.Thu, 15 Nov 2012 19:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/baby-boomers/parent-plus-loans-pose-hazardsbaby-boomers/http://money.msn.com/baby-boomers/parent-plus-loans-pose-hazardsLiz Weston, MSN Money5 questions to ask before you spendYou want that shiny object, and you want it now. But take a deep breath and ask yourself these questions before you open your wallet.Thu, 15 Nov 2012 15:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/5-questions-to-ask-before-you-spendpersonal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/5-questions-to-ask-before-you-spendClaes Bell, Bankrate.comThe fight for the future of NetflixCarl Icahn, famous for buying large stakes in companies and pushing for major changes, has his sights set on the pioneering video company.Wed, 14 Nov 2012 20:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/the-fight-for-the-future-of-netflixinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/the-fight-for-the-future-of-netflixGreg Bensinger and Anupreeta Das, The Wall Street JournalNow we need the old ObamaWe need a return of the 2008-vintage president to reach across the aisle and restore confidence if we’re going to avoid another recession.Wed, 14 Nov 2012 20:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/now-we-need-the-old-obamaexchange-traded-fund/http://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/now-we-need-the-old-obamaAnthony Mirhaydari, MSN MoneyRent or buy? 4 factors to considerThe old real estate rules of thumb don't necessarily apply now. Here are some things to keep in mind when you're making the big decision.Wed, 14 Nov 2012 15:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/home-loans/rent-or-buy-4-factors-to-considerhome-loans/http://money.msn.com/home-loans/rent-or-buy-4-factors-to-considerMarcie Geffner, HSH.comMake your money last a lifetimeAt different stages in life, you can take steps to secure your financial future, no matter if you live to be 100. Use this checklist to stay on track. Wed, 14 Nov 2012 15:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/make-your-money-last-a-lifetimepersonal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/make-your-money-last-a-lifetimeKimberly Palmer, U.S. News & World ReportBuy into an ETF built on junk?Yield-seeking investors are increasingly jumping into riskier, higher-yielding debt via a convenient exchange-traded ticker.Tue, 13 Nov 2012 20:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/buy-into-an-etf-built-on-junkexchange-traded-fund/http://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/buy-into-an-etf-built-on-junkRoben Farzad, Bloomberg BusinessweekHow to spot Medicare scamsElderly parents can't always avoid Medicare scammers, so family members may need to help them stay protected. Here's what they can do.Tue, 13 Nov 2012 15:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/health-and-life-insurance/how-to-spot-medicare-scamshealth-and-life-insurance/http://money.msn.com/health-and-life-insurance/how-to-spot-medicare-scamsSheryl Nance-Nash, Insurance.comWhy drinking and shopping don't mixWhen you let go of your better judgment in a retail environment, you're taking some big risks -- and overspending is just one of them.Tue, 13 Nov 2012 15:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/why-drinking-and-shopping-dont-mixpersonal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/why-drinking-and-shopping-dont-mixGina Roberts-Grey, CreditCards.comBullish on China (for now)It's clear China is determined to push its way to growth with a heavy dose of lending. But long term, all that lending for questionable purposes will catch up with it.Mon, 12 Nov 2012 19:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/bullish-on-china-for-nowinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/bullish-on-china-for-nowJim JubakWhy the market seems so worriedThe election is over, but uncertainty about the eurozone and concerns about the US fiscal cliff are likely to result in continued volatility.Mon, 12 Nov 2012 18:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investment-advice/why-the-market-seems-so-worriedinvestment-advice/http://money.msn.com/investment-advice/why-the-market-seems-so-worriedSuzanne McGee, The Fiscal TimesAttack of the zombie debtDon't expect an old, unpaid balance to go away. A booming debt-buying business means you'll probably be hearing from a collector.Mon, 12 Nov 2012 16:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/debt-management/attack-of-the-zombie-debtdebt-management/http://money.msn.com/debt-management/attack-of-the-zombie-debtAllie Johnson, CreditCards.comFor a better retirement, work longerResearchers take a look at a simple policy change that could reward people for staying on the job longer while making their retirement more comfortable.Mon, 12 Nov 2012 16:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement-plan/for-a-better-retirement-work-longerretirement-plan/http://money.msn.com/retirement-plan/for-a-better-retirement-work-longerChuck Jaffe, MarketWatch.comHow to say no to a personal loanWhen a friend or family member asks for money, you may have a good reason to refuse. Here's the right way to go about it.Mon, 12 Nov 2012 15:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/family-money/how-to-say-no-to-a-personal-loanfamily-money/http://money.msn.com/family-money/how-to-say-no-to-a-personal-loanTamara E. Holmes, CreditCards.comObama's challenges, in 17 chartsExpect the president to use the next 4 years to prove he can move the country 'forward.' Here's a look at the daunting tasks that await him.Fri, 09 Nov 2012 21:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/obamas-challenges-in-17-chartsinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/obamas-challenges-in-17-chartsYuval Rosenberg, The Fiscal TimesAs tax hike nears, a dividend bingeCompanies are making one-time special dividend payments to shareholders in anticipation of the demise of Bush-era tax cuts. Fri, 09 Nov 2012 20:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/as-tax-hike-nears-a-dividend-bingehow-to-invest/http://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/as-tax-hike-nears-a-dividend-bingeRoben Farzad, Bloomberg Businessweek Retirement planning if you're brokeMany lower- and middle-income Americans are headed for poverty in old age. Here are 5 ways to pull your retirement out of the ditch.Fri, 09 Nov 2012 19:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement/retirement-planning-if-youre-brokeretirement/http://money.msn.com/retirement/retirement-planning-if-youre-brokeMarilyn Lewis, MSN MoneyWhen should you consolidate debt?Lumping everything you owe into one bill can make it easier to get out from under your debts. But you need to know your options.Fri, 09 Nov 2012 17:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/debt-management/when-should-you-consolidate-debtdebt-management/http://money.msn.com/debt-management/when-should-you-consolidate-debtBenjamin Feldman, Credit.com8 overseas markets worth exploringFor all the attention paid to the so-called BRICS, only a couple have real potential. I've cast a broader net and come up with several stock plays in markets that are just now emerging. Thu, 08 Nov 2012 20:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/8-overseas-markets-worth-exploringinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/8-overseas-markets-worth-exploringJim JubakWarren win has Wall Street worried After campaigning on a vow to 'hold the big guys accountable,' Elizabeth Warren heads to Washington as Massachusetts' first female senator.Thu, 08 Nov 2012 20:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investment-advice/warren-win-has-wall-street-worriedinvestment-advice/http://money.msn.com/investment-advice/warren-win-has-wall-street-worriedHalah Touryalai, Forbes.comHeading for the fiscal cliffYou'll hear a lot about the fiscal cliff in the news from Washington and Wall Street through at least the end of the year. Here's what it is.Thu, 08 Nov 2012 20:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/heading-for-the-fiscal-cliffinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/heading-for-the-fiscal-cliffRyan Jeffrey Smith for MSN MoneyHow youthful errors affect insuranceRisky behaviors you may have tried when you were younger -- such as drinking or reckless driving -- may not result in higher premiums.Wed, 07 Nov 2012 20:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/insurance/how-youthful-errors-affect-insuranceinsurance/http://money.msn.com/insurance/how-youthful-errors-affect-insuranceMichele Lerner, Insurance.comObama wins: Where to invest nowThere are plenty of opportunities to make money, though some of the choices aren’t obvious. Wed, 07 Nov 2012 18:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investment-advice/obama-wins-where-to-invest-nowinvestment-advice/http://money.msn.com/investment-advice/obama-wins-where-to-invest-nowJon Markman, MarketWatchFiscal cliff takes aim at your walletIt's the crisis no one wants to face. But the fiscal cliff is looming -- and it will hit your finances hard if Congress doesn't act soon.Wed, 07 Nov 2012 15:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/fiscal-cliff-takes-aim-at-your-walletpersonal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/fiscal-cliff-takes-aim-at-your-walletLiz Weston, MSN MoneyFunds that lured investors in 2012The biggest and most-trusted bond funds dominate a list of mutual funds that soaked up a large portion of this year's inflows.Tue, 06 Nov 2012 21:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/funds-that-lured-investors-in-2012mutual-fund/http://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/funds-that-lured-investors-in-2012Rob Silverblatt, U.S. News & World Report A 25-point retirement age checklistDeciding when to retire can involve a complex set of factors. Here's what to consider when making the big decision.Tue, 06 Nov 2012 19:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/baby-boomers/a-25-point-retirement-age-checklistbaby-boomers/http://money.msn.com/baby-boomers/a-25-point-retirement-age-checklistRobert Powell, MarketWatchStock winners in Sandy's aftermathWhile the emphasis is still on helping the victims, we'll soon turn to rebuilding. Here are the companies that stand to profit -- after Sandy, and from extreme weather events to come.Tue, 06 Nov 2012 17:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investment-advice/stock-winners-in-sandys-aftermathinvestment-advice/http://money.msn.com/investment-advice/stock-winners-in-sandys-aftermathMichael Brush, MSN MoneyKiss 10% market returns goodbyeBad news for your nest egg: Many experts now say investors should no longer expect the double-digit returns that so many strategies depend on.Tue, 06 Nov 2012 15:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/kiss-10percent-market-returns-goodbyemutual-fund/http://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/kiss-10percent-market-returns-goodbyeChuck Jaffe, MarketWatch For economic clues, watch CongressTuesday's results will shape year-end battles and the road for investors in 2013. But the presidential race may be less important that what happens to the House and Senate. Mon, 05 Nov 2012 20:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/for-economic-clues-watch-congressinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/for-economic-clues-watch-congressJim JubakFund managers’ goal: Mimic BuffettA long line of mutual fund managers have sought to emulate the Oracle of Omaha, one of the most successful investors of modern times. Mon, 05 Nov 2012 20:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/fund-managers%e2%80%99-goal-mimic-buffettmutual-fund/http://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/fund-managers%e2%80%99-goal-mimic-buffettRachel Louise Ensign,The Wall Street Journal Why you pay extra living in the cityUrban living often means higher expenses, and not just for housing. City dwellers face a variety of additional costs, some not so obvious.Mon, 05 Nov 2012 17:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/why-you-pay-extra-living-in-the-citypersonal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/why-you-pay-extra-living-in-the-cityKimberly Palmer, U.S. News & World Report3 steps to simple, smart investingYou don't need degree in economics to reach your financial goals. And if you make it more complicated you could actually lose money. Fri, 02 Nov 2012 20:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/3-steps-to-simple-smart-investingmutual-fund/http://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/3-steps-to-simple-smart-investingKathy Kristof and Elizabeth Ody, Kiplinger's Personal FinanceGOP Senate would change investingIt's still a big 'if,' but if Republicans capture the upper chamber in Tuesday's election, investors can say farewell to recent financial reforms and expect big changes in tax law.Fri, 02 Nov 2012 19:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/gop-senate-would-change-investinginvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/gop-senate-would-change-investingRobert Schroeder, MarketWatch Do you need credit card insurance?A debt protection plan for your card seems like a way to gain some extra financial security. Most of the time, though, it's a bad idea.Fri, 02 Nov 2012 16:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/credit-cards/do-you-need-credit-card-insurancecredit-cards/http://money.msn.com/credit-cards/do-you-need-credit-card-insuranceChristopher Maag, Credit.com7 lessons from superstorm SandyMother Nature has recently shown how powerful and devastating she can be. Here’s how to empower yourself before and after a storm.Fri, 02 Nov 2012 15:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/7-lessons-from-superstorm-sandypersonal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/7-lessons-from-superstorm-sandyLiz Weston, MSN MoneyThe fiscal cliff: Obama vs. RomneyObama would still seek a grand bargain, while Romney favors taking on the looming budget crisis piece by piece. The key difference: Taxes.Thu, 01 Nov 2012 20:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/the-fiscal-cliff-obama-vs-romneyinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/the-fiscal-cliff-obama-vs-romneyEric Pianin and Merril Goozner, The Fiscal TimesRebuilding after Sandy? Maybe notHome-repair stocks will do well. But what about big projects that might prevent the next disaster? That's a different question entirely.Thu, 01 Nov 2012 19:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/rebuilding-after-sandy-maybe-notinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/rebuilding-after-sandy-maybe-notJim JubakWhere to buy a health plan in 2014Under the Obamacare mandate, most Americans who don’t have coverage now will need to find health insurance soon. Here's where to look.Thu, 01 Nov 2012 17:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/health-and-life-insurance/where-to-buy-a-health-plan-in-2014health-and-life-insurance/http://money.msn.com/health-and-life-insurance/where-to-buy-a-health-plan-in-2014Barbara Marquand, Insure.comRetirement number: Is 8 enough?Fidelity has crafted a formula for guiding your saving based on that magic digit. But, alas, everyone's needs are different.Thu, 01 Nov 2012 14:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement/retirement-number-is-8-enoughretirement/http://money.msn.com/retirement/retirement-number-is-8-enoughKaren Blumenthal, The Wall Street Journal5 races investors must watchThe race for president is only one of the contests that will help determine Fed policy, Wall Street regulations and how much you pay in taxes.Wed, 31 Oct 2012 19:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/5-races-investors-must-watchinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/5-races-investors-must-watchDavid Weidner, MarketWatchWill Sandy blow down the economy?Damages and lost business are estimated at $50 billion. But by rattling consumers and Wall Street, the storm's real toll could be much greater.Wed, 31 Oct 2012 18:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/will-sandy-blow-down-the-economyinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/will-sandy-blow-down-the-economyAnthony Mirhaydari, MSN MoneyCredit cards for college students?Parents shouldn't give a child in college free rein with credit cards. But with careful supervision, students can learn to use them properly.Wed, 31 Oct 2012 16:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/credit-cards/credit-cards-for-college-studentscredit-cards/http://money.msn.com/credit-cards/credit-cards-for-college-studentsColleen Kane, CNBCLGBT tax, estate hurdles aboundFrom retirement to estate planning, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals face unique financial challenges. Tue, 30 Oct 2012 18:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement/lgbt-tax-estate-hurdles-aboundretirement/http://money.msn.com/retirement/lgbt-tax-estate-hurdles-aboundPhilip Moeller, U.S. News & World ReportBuy the next Starbucks? 3 prospectsInvesting in the coffee giant's stock in 2008 could have given you a 500% return, but growth may now be hard to come by. Here are 3 alternatives with grande-size potential.Tue, 30 Oct 2012 17:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/buy-the-next-starbucks-3-prospectshow-to-invest/http://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/buy-the-next-starbucks-3-prospectsCharley Blaine, MSN MoneyWhat's a Facebook follower worth?Some small-business owners are balking at paying a fee to promote their posts on the social network.Tue, 30 Oct 2012 17:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/small-business-smarts/whats-a-facebook-follower-worthsmall-business-smarts/http://money.msn.com/small-business-smarts/whats-a-facebook-follower-worthSarah E. Needleman and Evelyn M. Rusli, The Wall Street Journal4 kinds of clutter that cost youAn overabundance of stuff can cost you plenty, in lost opportunities and in fees to store things you don’t need.Tue, 30 Oct 2012 15:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/4-kinds-of-clutter-that-cost-youpersonal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/4-kinds-of-clutter-that-cost-youLinda McMaken, InvestopediaBeat the fiscal cliff: The 5% ruleIn the crunch possibly just ahead, a dividend stock with a 5% return would be golden. Candidates are few now, but I expect to find them here.Mon, 29 Oct 2012 18:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/beat-the-fiscal-cliff-the-5percent-ruleinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/beat-the-fiscal-cliff-the-5percent-ruleJim JubakLaid off? Get your finances in orderIf you find yourself out of work, making some key moves quickly can help stave off financial difficulties. Here's how to minimize the pain.Mon, 29 Oct 2012 16:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/laid-off-get-your-finances-in-orderpersonal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/laid-off-get-your-finances-in-orderDaniel Bortz, U.S. News & World Report5 stupid 'solutions' to money woesSome financial 'fixes' are smarter than others. Here are some common ways to get into trouble -- and how to get back out.Fri, 26 Oct 2012 19:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/5-stupid-solutions-to-money-woespersonal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/5-stupid-solutions-to-money-woesLiz Weston, MSN Money$20,000 for a retro video game?Avid gamers are sorting through old Atari, Colecovision, Nintendo and Sega game collections for lost gems -- and paying thousands of dollars for a select group of games.Fri, 26 Oct 2012 18:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/dollar20000-for-a-retro-video-gameinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/dollar20000-for-a-retro-video-gameJason Notte, The StreetSingles face more financial stressThe rules are often slanted toward couples, and maintaining a household while planning for retirement can be a bigger challenge on just 1 income.Fri, 26 Oct 2012 14:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/singles-face-more-financial-stresspersonal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/singles-face-more-financial-stressKimberly Palmer, U.S. News & World Repor16 stocks for the rest of 2012To make sense of the uncertainties ahead, balance buying opportunities from the US market pullback with resurgent growth in China. Thu, 25 Oct 2012 22:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/16-stocks-for-the-rest-of-2012investing/http://money.msn.com/investing/16-stocks-for-the-rest-of-2012Jim JubakHow we can avoid the fiscal cliffWhether Washington has the will to make hard decisions is a big question, but there is a way out of this mess. Plus: How investors can prepare for the rough road ahead.Wed, 24 Oct 2012 20:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/how-we-can-avoid-the-fiscal-cliffinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/how-we-can-avoid-the-fiscal-cliffAnthony Mirhaydari, MSN MoneyA price war for your 401kFacing new cost-disclosure rules, some mutual funds are creating cheaper shares to win a piece of your retirement plan.Wed, 24 Oct 2012 17:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/a-price-war-for-your-401khow-to-invest/http://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/a-price-war-for-your-401kIan Salisbury, SmartMoneyHow to get a warning, not a ticketIf you get stopped by a policeman or trooper, a ticket that jacks up your car insurance bill is the last thing you want. Here's how to avoid one.Wed, 24 Oct 2012 15:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/auto-insurance/how-to-get-a-warning-not-a-ticketauto-insurance/http://money.msn.com/auto-insurance/how-to-get-a-warning-not-a-ticketMark Vallet, CarInsurance.comSmart money moves in your 30s, 40sYou want to start a family, buy a house and save for college and retirement. It sounds daunting, but you can do it all -- if you start now.Tue, 23 Oct 2012 19:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/smart-money-moves-in-your-30s-40spersonal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/smart-money-moves-in-your-30s-40sSandy Block and Jane Bennett Clark, Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine How Obamacare penalty will workUnder health care reform, some people without coverage will owe the IRS starting in 2015. Here's a guide to the new rules.Mon, 22 Oct 2012 21:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/health-and-life-insurance/how-obamacare-penalty-will-workhealth-and-life-insurance/http://money.msn.com/health-and-life-insurance/how-obamacare-penalty-will-workPhilip Moeller, U.S. News & World ReportCan you live in an RV full time?Those who dream of living year-round in an RV might find it's easier than they'd imagined. Here's how to hit the road in a permanent home on wheels. Mon, 15 Oct 2012 16:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/car-buying/can-you-live-in-an-rv-full-timecar-buying/http://money.msn.com/car-buying/can-you-live-in-an-rv-full-timeGerri Detweiler, Credit.comShould you pay to be erased?Like it or not, companies track your personal data and post it online. It may be futile, but you can try to scrub out some of that information. Fri, 28 Sep 2012 15:06:07 GMThttp://money.msn.com/identity-theft/should-you-pay-to-be-erasedidentity-theft/http://money.msn.com/identity-theft/should-you-pay-to-be-erasedLiz Weston, MSN Money6 ways to cash in on dividendsThese market-beating funds can plug you into companies that not only pay dividends but regularly grow those payouts.Thu, 20 Sep 2012 11:18:43 GMThttp://money.msn.com/test/Test Common Article Verification.aspxtest/http://money.msn.com/test/Test Common Article Verification.aspxNellie S. Huang, Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazineWhat happened to inflation?There are scenarios that could cause inflation expectations to run amok. But even in a worst case, investors assume they'll have time to move to the exits.Mon, 20 Aug 2012 14:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/what-happened-to-inflationinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/what-happened-to-inflationJim JubakInvesting for the long runSTOCKS 103: Over time, the rewards of investing in stocks outweigh the risks.Mon, 20 Aug 2012 14:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/investing-for-the-long-runhow-to-invest/http://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/investing-for-the-long-runWhat matters in investingSTOCKS 104: Though some professionals make their living by creating a liquid market for stocks, actively ‘day trading’ is simply not how most good investing is done by individuals.Mon, 20 Aug 2012 14:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/what-matters-in-investinghow-to-invest/http://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/what-matters-in-investingThe purpose of a companySTOCKS 105: Before you buy a business, make sure that you understand how a good business makes money for investors. Here's what you need to know.Mon, 20 Aug 2012 14:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/the-purpose-of-a-companyhow-to-invest/http://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/the-purpose-of-a-companyGathering relevant informationSTOCKS 106: Knowledge is power when it comes to investing, and your success as a stock investor depends on your ability to locate information and determine its importance. Here's where to find what you need to know.Mon, 20 Aug 2012 14:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/gathering-relevant-informationhow-to-invest/http://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/gathering-relevant-informationIntroduction to financial statementsSTOCKS 107: You don't need to be a CPA to understand the basics of the 3 most fundamental and important financial statements: The income statement, the balance sheet and the statement of cash flows.Mon, 20 Aug 2012 14:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/introduction-to-financial-statementshow-to-invest/http://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/introduction-to-financial-statementsWhat is a mutual fund?FUNDS 101: When you buy a mutual fund, you're actually buying an ownership stake in a corporation that in turn hires a money manager to invest its money.Mon, 20 Aug 2012 14:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/what-is-a-mutual-fundhow-to-invest/http://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/what-is-a-mutual-fundMutual funds and NAVsFUNDS 102: The mutual fund's NAV is its net asset value, or price per share.Mon, 20 Aug 2012 14:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/mutual-funds-and-navshow-to-invest/http://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/mutual-funds-and-navsUnderstanding total returnFUNDS 103: You can earn money from your investment in 2 ways: Income and capital appreciation. Here's how to calculate your fund's returns.Mon, 20 Aug 2012 14:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/understanding-total-returnhow-to-invest/http://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/understanding-total-returnMutual funds and taxesFUNDS 104: Unless you own your mutual fund through a 401k plan, an IRA or some other type of tax-deferred account, you have to pay taxes on your fund's distributions, even if you reinvest those distributions.Mon, 20 Aug 2012 14:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/mutual-funds-and-taxeshow-to-invest/http://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/mutual-funds-and-taxesHow to purchase a fundFUNDS 105: Before tackling all the details, you need to decide whether you want some help or whether you'd rather go it alone.Mon, 20 Aug 2012 14:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/how-to-purchase-a-fundhow-to-invest/http://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/how-to-purchase-a-fundMethods for investing in mutual fundsFUNDS 106: Should you decide to invest in a mutual fund, you will have to decide how much to invest and when you will invest it.Mon, 20 Aug 2012 14:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/methods-for-investing-in-mutual-fundshow-to-invest/http://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/methods-for-investing-in-mutual-fundsWhat do funds cost?FUNDS 107: Any service charges for mutual funds come right off the top of your investment or straight out of your returns. Many investors -- don't let this be you -- don't know what they're paying.Mon, 20 Aug 2012 14:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/what-do-funds-costhow-to-invest/http://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/what-do-funds-costSteps to a suitable portfolioPORTFOLIO 101: This track of the Investing Classroom will show you how to design a successful portfolio of investments that work together to help you reach your goals.Mon, 20 Aug 2012 14:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/steps-to-a-suitable-portfoliohow-to-invest/http://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/steps-to-a-suitable-portfolioMSN Money staffDetermine your goals and their costsPORTFOLIO 102: Complex isn't necessarily better. Once you know what your goals are, you may discover that a relatively uncomplicated route will take you to your destination.Mon, 20 Aug 2012 14:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/determine-your-goals-and-their-costshow-to-invest/http://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/determine-your-goals-and-their-costsMSN Money staffHow much risk can you tolerate?PORTFOLIO 103: This course will review the types of risk involved in investing, and show you how to develop your philosophy about investment risk.Mon, 20 Aug 2012 14:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/how-much-risk-can-you-toleratehow-to-invest/http://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/how-much-risk-can-you-tolerateMSN Money staffBuilding your emergency fundPORTFOLIO 104: In general, you should have plenty of dollars stashed in an emergency fund before you invest a penny. But where will you find the money, and where should you keep it.Mon, 20 Aug 2012 14:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/building-your-emergency-fundhow-to-invest/http://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/building-your-emergency-fundMSN Money staffDetermine your asset mixPORTFOLIO 105: Your asset allocation is your portfolio's blend of stocks, bonds and cash. Finding the best asset mix is crucial if you want to meet your goals.Mon, 20 Aug 2012 14:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/determine-your-asset-mixhow-to-invest/http://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/determine-your-asset-mixMSN Money staffCore vs. noncore investmentsPORTFOLIO 106: To reach your investment goals, your portfolio needs a solid, sensible core. Sound boring? Well, it's not the most exciting part of investing, but it may be the most important.Mon, 20 Aug 2012 14:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/core-vs-noncore-investmentshow-to-invest/http://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/core-vs-noncore-investmentsMSN Money staffA simple portfolioPORTFOLIO 107: Complex isn't necessarily better. Once you know where you're going, you may discover that a relatively uncomplicated route will take you to your destination.Mon, 20 Aug 2012 14:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/a-simple-portfoliohow-to-invest/http://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/a-simple-portfolioMSN Money staff6 ways to cash in on dividendsThese market-beating funds can plug you into companies that not only pay dividends but regularly grow those payouts.Mon, 20 Aug 2012 14:41:43 GMThttp://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/6-ways-to-cash-in-on-dividends-3mutual-fund/http://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/6-ways-to-cash-in-on-dividends-3Nellie S. Huang, Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazineStocks versus other investmentsSTOCKS 101: Investing in stocks is not rocket science. The only real characteristics shared among successful stock investors are basic math skills, a critical eye, patience and discipline.Mon, 20 Aug 2012 14:41:43 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/stocks-versus-other-investmentshow-to-invest/http://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/stocks-versus-other-investmentsThe magic of compoundingSTOCKS 102: Compound interest, a vital component of investing, can help you achieve your financial goals, such as becoming a millionaire, retiring comfortably or being financially independent.Mon, 20 Aug 2012 14:41:43 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/the-magic-of-compoundinghow-to-invest/http://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/the-magic-of-compoundingChoosing a long-term-care facilityWhen a loved one needs 24-hour care, the decision can be agonizing. Here are key steps to follow. Mon, 20 Aug 2012 14:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-budget/choosing-a-long-term-care-facilityhow-to-budget/http://money.msn.com/how-to-budget/choosing-a-long-term-care-facilityCameron Huddleston, Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazinePerfection: The highest credit scoreYour credit score touches nearly every aspect of your financial life. Is it worth it to get the highest score possible?Mon, 20 Aug 2012 14:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/credit-rating/perfection-the-highest-credit-scorecredit-rating/http://money.msn.com/credit-rating/perfection-the-highest-credit-scoreDeanna Templeton, Credit.comIs your bank behind the times?Technology is changing the way we take care of our money. If your bank is late to the game, perhaps you need a new one.Mon, 20 Aug 2012 14:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/is-your-bank-behind-the-timespersonal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/is-your-bank-behind-the-timesDavid McMillin, Bankrate.comDoes your card impact your rating?Credit cards, retail cards and charge cards can influence your credit score in different ways.Mon, 20 Aug 2012 14:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/credit-rating/does-your-card-impact-your-ratingcredit-rating/http://money.msn.com/credit-rating/does-your-card-impact-your-ratingBarry Paperno, Credit.comHow we saved $2,400 on energy billsHere's how one couple turned around an energy-bill nightmare into big savings.Mon, 20 Aug 2012 14:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-budget/how-we-saved-dollar2400-on-energy-billshow-to-budget/http://money.msn.com/how-to-budget/how-we-saved-dollar2400-on-energy-billsRonda Kaysen, LearnVestHow to get crowdfundedStep 1: Establish your network and make sure you know the lay of the land. Mon, 20 Aug 2012 14:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/small-business-smarts/how-to-get-crowdfundedsmall-business-smarts/http://money.msn.com/small-business-smarts/how-to-get-crowdfundedDana Blankenhorn, MainStreetIs your car driving your budget into the ground?Whether you drive a Mercedes, Toyota or Ford, car ownership costs a lot more than you think.Mon, 20 Aug 2012 14:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/auto-insurance/is-your-car-driving-your-budget-into-the-groundauto-insurance/http://money.msn.com/auto-insurance/is-your-car-driving-your-budget-into-the-groundAndrea Coombes, The Wall Street JournalSocial Security can't save us from the poorhouseAre Americans relying on a benefit that won’t pay the bills? Mon, 20 Aug 2012 14:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement/social-security-cant-save-us-from-the-poorhouseretirement/http://money.msn.com/retirement/social-security-cant-save-us-from-the-poorhouseHoward Gold, MarketWatch<add headline><add deck>Mon, 20 Aug 2012 14:03:33 GMThttp://money.msn.com/auto-insurance/add-headline-173auto-insurance/http://money.msn.com/auto-insurance/add-headline-173Liz WestonIs your 401k ripping you off?Fees can take a big bite out of your nest egg. Learn how to pick the right investment vehicle and avoid excessive charges.Fri, 17 Aug 2012 14:25:09 GMThttp://money.msn.com/retirement-investment/is-your-401k-ripping-you-off-weston.aspxretirement-investment/http://money.msn.com/retirement-investment/is-your-401k-ripping-you-off-weston.aspxLiz Weston, MSN MoneyPortland, Ore.: An uneasy nirvanaThe progressive West Coast city is known for its livability, but it's not immune from the economic concerns that plague the nation. Tue, 14 Aug 2012 19:59:39 GMThttp://money.msn.com/main-street-america/portland-oregon-a-worried-nirvana-aho.aspxmain-street-america/http://money.msn.com/main-street-america/portland-oregon-a-worried-nirvana-aho.aspxKaren Aho, MSN Money7 taxes the IRS won't make you payTax collection is the agency's business, but in some cases it's not worth the effort. These are some of the taxable benefits the IRS ignores.Mon, 06 Aug 2012 14:46:16 GMThttp://money.msn.com/tax-planning/7-taxes-the-irs-will-not-make-you-pay-schnepper.aspxtax-planning/http://money.msn.com/tax-planning/7-taxes-the-irs-will-not-make-you-pay-schnepper.aspxJeff Schnepper, MSN Money10 ways to avoid airline feesPublished airfares are only the beginning of what you could pay for your flight. These tips can help you minimize any surprise charges when you travel.Thu, 02 Aug 2012 13:36:23 GMThttp://money.msn.com/personal-finance/10-ways-to-avoid-airline-fees-usnews.aspxpersonal-finance/http://money.msn.com/personal-finance/10-ways-to-avoid-airline-fees-usnews.aspxAlicia Jao, U.S. News & World ReportWhy you need a $100,000 deductibleHaving a homeowners insurance policy with a high deductible can be a great way to save big on premiums.Tue, 10 Jul 2012 19:01:27 GMThttp://money.msn.com/home-insurance/why-you-need-a-100000-deductible-forbes.aspxhome-insurance/http://money.msn.com/home-insurance/why-you-need-a-100000-deductible-forbes.aspxAshlea Ebeling, Forbes.com5 reasons for early retirementPerhaps you're watching younger workers pass you by or you're simply burned out. 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Here's how to tell which group you belong to -- plus a few tips for choosing the right preparer.Tue, 13 Dec 2011 20:52:51 GMThttp://money.msn.com/tax-preparation/should-you-do-your-own-taxes-schnepper.aspxtax-preparation/http://money.msn.com/tax-preparation/should-you-do-your-own-taxes-schnepper.aspxJeff Schnepper, MSN Money7 easy steps to an early tax refundThe sooner you get your money back from the IRS, the better, so start now. Get your taxes done faster and more accurately with these steps.Mon, 12 Dec 2011 23:15:27 GMThttp://money.msn.com/tax-preparation/7-easy-steps-to-an-early-tax-refund-schnepper.aspxtax-preparation/http://money.msn.com/tax-preparation/7-easy-steps-to-an-early-tax-refund-schnepper.aspxJeff Schnepper, MSN MoneyYour 15-point tax-return checklistFace it: The tax fairies aren't going to file your tax return for you. 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These are some of the taxable benefits the IRS ignores.Mon, 28 Nov 2011 22:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/tax-planning/7-taxes-the-irs-wont-make-you-pay-1tax-planning/http://money.msn.com/tax-planning/7-taxes-the-irs-wont-make-you-pay-1Jeff Schnepper, MSN Money4 ways hoarding puts homes at riskThe problem is much worse than mere messiness or disorganization, and too much clutter could cost you your homeowners policy.Mon, 31 Oct 2011 14:42:24 GMThttp://money.msn.com/home-insurance/4-ways-hoarding-puts-homes-at-risk-insurancequotes.aspxhome-insurance/http://money.msn.com/home-insurance/4-ways-hoarding-puts-homes-at-risk-insurancequotes.aspxLori Johnston, InsuranceQuotes.comShould you do your own taxes?Some people can get away with doing it themselves. Other folks need professional help. 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