5 Ways You’ll Profit From Financial Reform
5 Ways You’ll Profit From Financial Reform
on July 19, 2010

Two years in the making, the new financial regulatory reform bill has arrived. Here are five ways it might put more money in your pocket – or at least keep it there.

It’s About Time: 401k Fees May Soon Be Disclosed
It’s About Time: 401k Fees May Soon Be Disclosed
on July 15, 2010

For years, employees have been in the dark regarding fees they pay to invest in 401ks and other work-related voluntary retirement plans. The Department of Labor has finally agreed to turn on the light.

What Financial Reform Means to You
What Financial Reform Means to You
on July 15, 2010

It’s not easy to boil down 2,300 pages of new legislation into 1,000 words or so, but here’s the down and dirty of what you need to know about the new financial reform bill.

Half of Baby Boomers May Not Have Enough For Retirement
Half of Baby Boomers May Not Have Enough For Retirement
on July 14, 2010

According to a recently-released study, many of those facing retirement haven’t set enough aside to keep their golden years golden.

Now You Can Deposit Checks Through Your Smart Phone
Now You Can Deposit Checks Through Your Smart Phone
on July 14, 2010

The ability to check your balance and transfer funds has long been a mainstay of smartphone apps, but now banks are increasing the convenience by allowing you to deposit paper checks through your phone as well.

10 Tip-Offs to Online Rip-Offs
10 Tip-Offs to Online Rip-Offs
on July 14, 2010

If you want to avoid being burned in an online scam, run through this checklist from the FTC

Healthcare.gov Now Helping With Health Insurance
Healthcare.gov Now Helping With Health Insurance
on July 14, 2010

There are plenty of comparison websites for those seeking private health insurance. Now the government has started one of their own that allows you to compare not just private insurance, but public options as well.

Should You Join the Gold Rush?
Should You Join the Gold Rush?
on July 13, 2010

The price of gold is up 400% since 2001. Time to join the gold rush, or is the party almost over? Here are both sides of the gold coin.

How Credit Cards are Changing in 2010
How Credit Cards are Changing in 2010
on July 13, 2010

While interest rates continue to creep up and rewards continue to disappear, the trends in 2010 aren’t as bad as those of last year.

40 Million Americans Now Have Bad Credit Scores
40 Million Americans Now Have Bad Credit Scores
on July 13, 2010

Feeling bad about your low credit score? At least you have plenty of company.

Tyco Buys ADCT – Gain of 73% for Online Portfolio
Tyco Buys ADCT – Gain of 73% for Online Portfolio
on July 13, 2010

ADC Telecommunications is a stock in the real-money online portfolio at MoneyTalksNews.com. If the deal goes through, it represents a 73% gain in less than a year.

Wall Street Gobbles Up 1/3 of Your 401k Pie
Wall Street Gobbles Up 1/3 of Your 401k Pie
on July 12, 2010

Think a $35 fee to check a bag is annoying? Compared to the hidden fees you pay to invest in your company’s 401k or 403b plan, they’re chickenfeed.

2010 Grads Seeing Lower Salaries
2010 Grads Seeing Lower Salaries
on July 9, 2010

While the cost of college increases annually, the payoff for many disciplines is shrinking as salary offers fall.

5 Tips to Take the Bite Out of Dental Bills
5 Tips to Take the Bite Out of Dental Bills
on July 8, 2010

Health care reform will provide access to medical care for millions of uninsured Americans, but it won’t help with dental bills. Fortunately, you don’t have to grin and bear it.

Viewer Question: Should I Trade Forex?
Viewer Question: Should I Trade Forex?
on July 8, 2010

“Forex” refers to trading foreign exchange contracts. Good idea? Sure. Like hitting yourself on the head with a hammer, it will feel good when you stop.

13 Cool Tips for Lower Energy Bills
13 Cool Tips for Lower Energy Bills
on July 7, 2010

Don’t spend a fortune keeping cool this summer when you don’t have to. Here are a few tips to put a chill in your summer energy bill.

Help! I’m Trapped in London!
Help! I’m Trapped in London!
on July 7, 2010

My good friend is trapped in London without a passport, money or credit cards. Can you help me bring her home?

What You Need to Know About New Overdraft Rules
What You Need to Know About New Overdraft Rules
on July 7, 2010

If you have a checking account, you now have a choice to make about overdraft protection. Read this, then decide.

Thinking Stock Options? Think Again.
Thinking Stock Options? Think Again.
on July 6, 2010

When I was a stock broker, I speculated with stock and index options in an attempt to make a killing. But I got killed instead. Here’s why I think options are among the world’s stupidest investments.

Why You Should Buy Stocks and Houses Now
Why You Should Buy Stocks and Houses Now
on July 6, 2010

Stock market? Falling. Housing market? Unstable. Savings accounts? Paying zilch. What’s an investor to do? Here are my predictions on where we’ll be in the summer of 2012, along with a look at my personal portfolio.

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