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Why Embrace Personal Capitalism?

There’s a peculiar growing interest in socialism in the United States, despite the irrefutable fruits of capitalism. The express interest is in the equality inherent in socialism: that everyone, as co-owners of the means of production, shares equally.

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Investing Terms You Should Know

Before you start investing, many terms you hear from your financial institution can sound foreign and be intimating. Within your...

Keep Your Wallet “in the black” this Black Friday

November is a month for turkey, pumpkin pie, and cranberry sauce. For leaves piled so high you could dive right...

Stay Focused and Change Some Money Attitudes During Inflation

Inflation decreases purchasing power by driving up prices. You might consider altering your finances during times of high inflation. Investors...

A Brief History of Estate Taxes

Federal estate taxes have long since been a lucrative source of funding for the federal government.

Certain Uncertainties in Retirement

The uncertainties we face in retirement can erode our sense of confidence, potentially undermining our outlook during those years. Indeed,…

Crowdfunding Capital for the 21st Century

One of the earliest examples of crowdfunding occurred in 1884 when funds ran short for building the Statue of Liberty’s…

How the Federal Reserve Works

Have you ever taken a close look at paper money? Each U.S. bill has the words “Federal Reserve Note” imprinted…

Getting a Head Start on College Savings

The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates a middle-income family with a child born in 2015 can expect to spend about…

Personal Finance Tips for Military Families

One survey found that 77% of military personnel have some financial worries, mostly regarding their lack of savings to cover…

Bitcoin 101

Bitcoin has emerged as a digital currency that exists virtually. It is a “cryptocurrency” which uses cryptography to manage the…

Countering Counterfeit Currency

It is estimated by the U.S. Secret Service, the federal agency responsible for protecting the U.S. currency, that prior to…

Ways Parents Can Help Their Boomerang Kids

It’s been called the new retirement wild card. But it’s not inflation, health-care costs, or taxes, though those things certainly…