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The Pitfalls of Claiming Social Security Early

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Taking the Fun out of Tax Refunds

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Survey Confirms Smart Beta Growth Trajectory

Various data points continue confirming the growth trajectory of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that do not follow cap-weighted indexes, also known as smart beta. The fifth annual global institutional smart beta survey from index provider FTSE…


10 Breakout Ideas for Small Businesses

Many small businesses reach a plateau following the initial launch and influx of curious customers. One reason for this is that many small business owners, who are already busy enough with the day-to-day running of…



Invest Like A Pro

For those investors who have survived one or more major market downturns, some lessons have been learned. Some firms not only survive those downturns, but profit handsomely from them. Why do certain investment companies fare better…


Simple Ways to Invest in Real Estate

Buying real estate is about more than just finding a place to call home. Investing in real estate has become increasingly popular over the last 50 years and has become a common investment vehicle. Although…