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The Fed's Unexpected Gift

What began as a good day on the market became a very good day indeed later in the afternoon, after the Federal Reserve released the minutes...

3 Reasons to Buy Church & Dwight

Any investor who took the time to read the latest conference call from Church & Dwight had to come away at least a little excited. The...

Is a Reverse Mortgage Right for Me?

For many retirees, the bulk of their life savings is in the equity they've built up in their homes. Yet getting at that home equity can be a...

The 1 Tax Mistake You Must Not Make

No one wants to get audited on their taxes. But making some mistakes can almost guarantee that your tax return will get extra attention from...

Why Realty Income Corp Uses Leverage

One of the benefits often cited for why a company might use debt to finance its operations is that the interest payments are tax-deductible....

Why You Need an IRA Now

Now more than ever, you can't afford to wait to save for your retirement. But what's the best way to make the most of tax benefits available...

Taking Social Security: Weigh These Factors to Make the Right Decision

Figuring out when to take Social Security is one of the most important financial decisions you'll ever make. Unfortunately, there's no...

How a Brazilian Downgrade Hurts Itau Unibanco, Banco Bradesco, and Banco Santander

Bad news is coming from the emerging markets again. On Monday, Standard & Poor's decided to cut Brazil's credit rating, arguing that the...

Personal Income and Spending Both Up 0.3% for February

Americans are making more and spending more, according to a February Personal Income and Outlays report (link opens as PDF) released today by...

Why Shares of Conn's, Inc. Jumped

Although we don't believe in timing the market or panicking over market movements, we do like to keep an eye on big changes -- just in...