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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.

Gold Tops the List of the Fourth Quarter's Likely Winners

Most commodities rallied in the third quarter, but can they hold on to their advance? Read on, and find out which ones still have legs to dance their way higher, and which are poised to take a tumble. The short answer to that from analysts is that gold and oil are likely to advance, while grains and sugar are among those that probably won't, but there will be a lot of different factors to consider.

Wrecks to Riches: Hunting Billions in Sunken Treasure

In the Mediterranean waters near Giglio, treasure hunters are preparing to dive after the lost loot of the Costa Concordia. But the riches that went down with that cruise ship pale next to what one wreck hunter thinks he's found off the coast of Massachusetts: $3 billion in platinum.

ETFs at Midyear: Investments Keep Pouring In

The first half of 2010 has been anything but dull for exchange-traded fund investors. ETF assets in the U.S. decreased 0.4% to $772 billion as of June 30, but that actually indicates a serious inflow of cash: Equity markets, as measured by the S&P 500, fell 8.9% during the period.

The Other Precious Metals Are Outshining Gold

Whether gold has more short-term upside ahead depends more on fear than fundamentals. The other side of that trade is a bet on global growth, and based on the performance of the economically more useful metals, the bulls are winning.