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Diversification Through Fixed Income

Women & Co | Posted 08.11.2013 | Business
Women & Co

For most of us, the word "bonds" brings to mind a savings bond that family members (or friends of the family) may have given us when we were born. But in reality, bonds can be an important component of a well-diversified portfolio.

Helpful Tips for Managing Investment Risk

Women & Co | Posted 07.22.2013 | Business
Women & Co

Regardless of our dreams, we still must contend with the uncertainty of whether we will live one decade or three decades in retirement (the more the better in my view), as well as whether our family will need our financial support or whether we will need theirs.

Do You Return Gifts from Your Own Kids?

Jackie Morgan MacDougall | Posted 03.06.2013 | Parents
Jackie Morgan MacDougall

I unwrap the package and discover the youthful, bright blue, dangling earrings that more closely resemble something you'd put on the tree than a middle-aged mom's lobes. "Put them on, Mom," he practically begs.

Small Business Audits A Waste Of Time, Watchdog Says

Reuters | Posted 07.25.2012 | Small Business

(Reuters) - The U.S. Internal Revenue Service's watchdog criticized the agency for doing a high number of small business, "S-corporation" audits witho...

Walmart, Target, Macy's and More: Guide to Gift Return Policies

The Stir | Posted 02.27.2012 | Business
The Stir

Sure, you're grateful that your sister-in-law or great aunt thought of you this year, but did you really need a pair of polka dot socks or a critter cap?

Janell Ross

Holiday Sales Up, But So Are Customer Returns

HuffingtonPost.com | Janell Ross | Posted 12.22.2011 | Business

At the start of the holiday shopping season, retailers breathed a collective sigh of relief. Unemployment has remained stubbornly high and consume...

Gold May Glitter But Can It Deliver?

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 07.13.2011 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

The classic safe-haven investment has seen a strong uptrend in value since the autumn of 2008. Various factors have been credited as drivers of this move, but what is the risk gold could lose its luster?

Legendary Trader's Fund Takes Huge Oil Losses

Posted 07.09.2011 | Business

NEW YORK - The flagship commodity fund run by top Phibro trader Andrew Hall suffered a 12 percent fall last week as oil prices tumbled, a fund inv...

The Sadness Of Books We Can't Sell

charlotteashley.wordpress.com | Posted 06.15.2011 | Books

There's a depressing side to returns season. It comes near the tail-end of the fiscal year, when we can delay the inevitable no longer and have to sen...

Libya -- Oil, Water, Gold Are the Real Issues

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 06.15.2011 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

The oil price has skyrocketed over the past few months and the finger often points to Libya and claims of supply disruptions have dominated the press. However, are these claims grounded in fact or are we watching yet another sentiment driven bubble?

20 Life Lessons Learned From Shopping

Lillian Daniel | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lillian Daniel

Be grateful for what you have. Sometimes we search for the treasure out there when it is already waiting for us back at home.

Six tips for happy returns

Kit Yarrow, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kit Yarrow, Ph.D.

One out of three American shoppers will head to the mall this week to return a holiday gift. That amounts to nearly 50 billion dollars worth of reject...

Why Won't Borders Donate Their Soon-To-Be-Trashed Books?

Erik Ose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Erik Ose

Current Waldenbooks employees have come forward to alert the public that the company plans to dispose of many unsold books in the cheapest, easiest, least responsible way possible - by trashing them.

Hour by Hour Guide to Election Returns -- Part 3: 8:00 to 9:00

Sheri and Allan Rivlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sheri and Allan Rivlin

Daniel Berrier of ElectoPundit also contributed to this Post. Part 3: 8:00 to 9:00 All times are Eastern Standard Time (EST). 8:00 PM: Polls c...

Hour by Hour Guide to Election Returns -- Part 5: 10:00 to the bitter end

Sheri and Allan Rivlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sheri and Allan Rivlin

Daniel Berrier of ElectoPundit also contributed to this Post. Part 5: 10:00 to the bitter end. All times are Eastern Standard Time (EST). 10:00...

Hour by Hour Guide to Election Returns -- Part 2: 6:00 to 8:00

Sheri and Allan Rivlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sheri and Allan Rivlin

Daniel Berrier of ElectoPundit also contributed to this Post. Part 2: 6:00 to 8:00 All times are Eastern Standard Time (EST). ...

Hour by Hour Guide to Election Returns -- Part 4: 9:00 to 10:00

Sheri and Allan Rivlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sheri and Allan Rivlin

Daniel Berrier of ElectoPundit also contributed to this Post. Part 4: 9:00 to 10:00 All times are Eastern Standard Time (EST). 9:00 PM: Polls c...

Hour by Hour Guide to Election Returns -- Part 1: Introduction

Sheri and Allan Rivlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sheri and Allan Rivlin

Daniel Berrier of ElectoPundit also contributed to this Post. Part 1: Introduction This is actually quite simple: CenteredPolitics.com places 259...