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What to Watch on Wall Street This Week

From the launch of a new online music service to McDonald's checking in with its quarterly numbers, here are some things that will help shape the week on Wall Street.

A Short Guide to Understanding Bitcoin

The bitcoin market is full of risks -- risks that may make bitcoins worth as much as a foil-wrapped piece of chocolate. Here's what to know about this digital currency.

Living Without Credit Cards: She Made It Work, and You Can Too

Every time you make a plane reservation or rent a car or pay for concert tickets, you're asked to provide a credit card number. Liz Smiley provides a debit card number instead. Smiley has lived without a credit card for more than four years, and she doesn't miss it a bit.

How He Earned 4 Million Airline Miles by Buying Dollar Coins

Rewards cards can be a great way to earn free cash -- if you use them correctly. Brad Wilson, founder of deal site BradsDeals, took that idea to its logical extreme, raking in millions of points for free, and now he's sharing his techniques with us.

What to Do With Unwanted Gift Cards

Last year, Americans bought each other $3 billion worth of gift cards, and about $1.7 billion of that is doomed to end up as "spillage": money left on a gift card that never gets spent. Don't let your plastic-bound cash disappear -- let these websites help.

Are Mortgages from Walmart the Future of Lending?

Since the financial crash of 2007, banks have lost their luster and alternative financing options like peer-to-peer lending have grown rapidly. Now, a new study suggests the next phase of lending's transformation will be companies like Walmart and eBay offering big loans at lower rates.

Marijuana Legalization: 3 Legit Angles to Profit From Pot

When talking about the groundbreaking pot legalization propositions that passed this month, news anchors can't seem to get through a sentence without giggling. But this is a serious issue, and presents investors with a serious chance to profit from the change in America's drug laws.