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Why Babysitting Your 401(k) Can Be a Bad Idea

With the uncertainty surrounding the United Kingdom's referendum vote to leave the European Union — the so-called "Brexit" — wreaking havoc on markets around the world, now is likely a really bad time to look at your 401(k), IRA, or other retirement account balance. In fact, if you're still several years...

Brexit Panic Ensues as Uncertainty Grows 10

If there's one thing the market hates it's uncertainty. So when the United Kingdom surprisingly voted to leave the European Union (the first time a country has chosen to do so) their currency fell off a cliff, their Prime Minster offered his resignation, and markets around the world descended into chaos....

Ready to Swim? A Look at Your Options for Getting a Pool Loan 2

Is there anything better than a dip in the pool on a hot summer’s day? Today having a swimming pool on your property may seem like a luxury fit for only the “1%” among us. However there are actually a number of loan options available for average homeowners to finance...

App Review: Acorns Makes it Easy to Save and Invest 16

Confession: I have had Acorns installed on my device for over a year but only recently bothered to actually set up my account. Now that I've started using the app properly it makes me wonder what took me so long to get on board. As it turns out Acorns is...

Saving Money During a Heat Wave 2

In case the date on the calendar wasn't enough of a clue that summer is upon us, those in the southwest are currently experiencing triple digit temperatures as part of a heat wave. Perhaps worse than the heat itself is the shockingly high electric bill that follows if you're not...

How to Save Money at Warehouse Clubs

Walking into a big box wholesale club store like Sam's Club or Costco can seem like a thrifter's paradise. After all, these stores can offer great deals on everything from gasoline to televisions and pastries to alcohol. However, as Yahoo Finance recently highlighted, there are some tricks involved in determining...

What Startups Can Learn From Dell's Telecommuting Initiative 14

With all of the technologies available to us these days, is commuting to work an outdated practice? As CNNMoney reports Texas-based computer manufacturer Dell seems to think so and has encouraged a number of its employees to work from home. In fact a quarter of the companies staff already telecommutes either...

"Shark Tank: Secrets to Success" Book Review

If you're like many entrepreneurs today you've probably at least considered the idea of trying to get on ABC's Shark Tank. Heading into its eighth season this fall, the show has become a powerhouse that not only gets strong ratings but can also launch products and businesses. From quirky inventions to...