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Nine Most Valuable Collectibles

No longer the sole domain of avid collectors, luxury collectibles are now considered viable alternative investments. Prices of luxury items, such as classic cars, ancient Chinese ceramic art, and rare ...
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The 10 Fastest Rising Food Prices

Food prices at the grocery store are up, following an increase in production costs and wholesale prices. In March, retail food prices rose 0.4% from the preceding month, matching February’s ...
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Five Easy Ways to Earn Yourself an IRS Audit

Around this time of the year, all of us start to wonder if this is the year the Internal Revenue Service will come to audit. Most of us don't have ...
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U.S. Attorney General Targets Bitcoin in Testimony

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder made the news recently in testimony that his office was now investigating high-frequency trading to see if it constituted insider trading. Now Holder is targeting ...
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Five Big Tax Myths

April 15 is coming. That means it is tax crunch time. Everybody, short of accountants and CPAs, just loves to hate the U.S tax code. There are many myths about taxes, ...
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The Most Expensive Real Estate Market in America

If real estate data are to be believed, the housing market has recovered so rapidly and so robustly that some markets have regained the record levels of 2005 and 2006. ...
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Half of Americans Would Not Last a Month on Savings

Nearly half of all U.S. consumers lack confidence in or an understanding of their personal finances, and 48% do not have enough savings to last more than a month if ...
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Why Western Union and PayPal Better Watch Out for Bitcoin

Bitcoin remains a mystery to much of the public, even while it has fought for its life as a currency and method of payment. Now a new angle has surfaced, ...
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Major Public Pensions Hit All-Time High of $3 Trillion

The U.S. Census Bureau has released data on year-end pension assets for 2013 from the 100 largest public employee pension systems in the United States. These systems account for 89.4% ...
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Nine Cities Where Wealth Is Soaring

The United States is still slowly recovering from the recession, and incomes across the nation have declined in recent years. Nationwide, median household income was $51,771 a year during the ...
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States With the Highest Gas Prices

Gasoline prices have risen steadily in the past six weeks through March 18. There was an uptick in gas prices in 37 of the past 38 days, and gas is ...
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36% of Workers Have Less Than $1,000 in Savings

America may have recovered handily from the Great Recession, and the bull market may now be five years old, but in no way should America think that it is remotely ...
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The 15 Highest-Paying Companies in America

Median income for Americans was $34,750 in 2012. At some companies, however, the median is more than five times the national number. Based on figures provided by Glassdoor, 24/7 Wall ...
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What Silicon Valley Billionaire Bought a $210 Million Life Insurance Policy?

Most Americans who have estates and families want to make certain that there is plenty left for their loved ones after they die. Millions have life insurance policies ranging from ...
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The Best (and Worst) Paying Cities for Women

Despite improving since the 1960s, the gender pay gap is still quite wide in the United States. Moreover, the gap seems to have leveled off in recent years, remaining at ...
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