Archive for November 2013

10 Credit Card Pitfalls To Avoid This Holiday Shopping Season

Written by FCN Staff - 2 Comments

This post comes from Lindsay Meredith at our partner site Quizzle.com The holiday shopping season will be in full swing before you know it, and, if you’re like many Americans, you’ll be making your special purchases with a credit card. After all, credit cards are a safe and convenient way to shop, plus they off […]

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Published on November 29th, 2013
Modified on November 27th, 2013 - 2 Comments
Filed under: Credit Cards
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R.I.P. Black Friday?

Written by William Cowie - 4 Comments

A Long Life Nobody knows for sure exactly when Black Friday began as an American tradition. Know-it-all site TIFO (Today I Found Out) credits the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade as something the retailer did to draw shoppers to its store almost a century ago. However, the parade was (and still is) on Thanksgiving Day, when the […]

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Published on November 27th, 2013
Modified on November 26th, 2013 - 4 Comments
Filed under: Miscellany
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What do you consider risk?

Written by Richard Barrington - 5 Comments

This hard-charging stock market — up more than 23 percent for the first ten months of 2013 — has me regularly cautioning about the riskiness of what may be inflated prices. I think it’s an important message under the circumstances, but it’s hardly the last word about financial risk. While the devastating impact of stocks […]

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Published on November 25th, 2013
Modified on November 21st, 2013 - 5 Comments
Filed under: Planning,Retirement,Saving & Investing,Working
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Anybody up for a 100-thou Dow?

Written by Jeffrey Steele - 7 Comments

I was listening to my favorite personal finance radio show one recent Sunday morning, when the program host uttered a prediction that virtually knocked me out of my chair. The affable star of the show, who helms one of the nation’s best-known and most successful financial advisories, clued listeners in on his conviction the Dow […]

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Published on November 20th, 2013 - 7 Comments
Filed under: Saving & Investing
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Letting go of financial stress

Written by Suba Iyer - 6 Comments

I love the holidays. Family, fun, time off … somehow everyone seems to be more cheerful this time of the year, which makes me smile. But it also means more parties, entertaining, decorating and gifts. Adding a new house and a baby (and the sleeplessness that comes along with it) to the mix this year, the […]

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Published on November 18th, 2013 - 6 Comments
Filed under: Uncategorized
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End of year brings changes in mortgage industry

Written by ecannon - 7 Comments

This article comes from Anthony Fontana from the Quicken Loans Zing! blog. For some of us, the end of 2013 just signals the beginning of 2014. Not a whole lot changes aside from writing 2014 at the end of a date. However, the end of this year is different. Why, you ask? Because FHA loan […]

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Published on November 15th, 2013 - 7 Comments
Filed under: House & Home,Mortgages
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The Twitter IPO: Should you buy?

Written by William Cowie - 3 Comments

Unless you live under a rock, you probably heard that Twitter just had its IPO. In English, that means you can now, for the first time, buy its stock on a stock exchange. Mere mortals (those without the insider connections to get the stock at its $26 official listing price) had to buy at an […]

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Published on November 13th, 2013
Modified on November 11th, 2013 - 3 Comments
Filed under: Saving & Investing
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Why I think of money at Thanksgiving

Written by Richard Barrington - 3 Comments

Don’t worry — this article isn’t going to be as cynical as that title may sound. I don’t even think my sentiments are especially materialistic. However, I do think handling money the right way is one of the most important things one can do for one’s family, and thinking of it that way sets me […]

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Published on November 11th, 2013
Modified on November 9th, 2013 - 3 Comments
Filed under: Family & Life,Planning,Retirement
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Psychology of Black Friday: Motivation behind the pursuit of deals

Written by Suba Iyer - 6 Comments

Planning done, lists itemized, tasks assigned, routes all mapped out and the game plan is ready to go. I am not talking about a military operation; I am talking about one of the most popular retail holidays in the US – Black Friday, a day when seemingly rational people go mad in the pursuit of deals. […]

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Published on November 8th, 2013 - 6 Comments
Filed under: Consumer
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The two-word secret to personal finance success

Written by Jeffrey Steele - 3 Comments

It wasn’t long ago I suggested in this space there was a one-word reason for the colossal indebtedness of Americans. That word, I ventured, was “supersize.” By supersizing everything from combo meals to homes and cars, folks nationwide were ensuring they’d suffer supersized debt burdens and super-slender savings, I wrote. What I didn’t reveal at that […]

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Published on November 6th, 2013 - 3 Comments
Filed under: Family & Life,Frugality,Saving & Investing
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