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The Top 10 Dividend Stocks of Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway

With the bull market now more than six years old, investors are looking for value and means of keeping upside in the stock market with at least some degree of ...
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Mega Millions Lottery Rolls to $214 Million – What To Do (or Not Do) If You Win

The Mega Millions lottery of $194 million generated no ultimate winner in Friday night's drawing. That means that it rolls on to next Tuesday, and the jackpot just got even larger ...
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What to Do (or Not Do) If You Win the $194 Million Lottery

Winning the lottery is the dream of millions of Americans. When those lotteries get up into the tens of millions or hundreds of millions of dollars, they become instant dynasty ...
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Will Banks Buy Up All of the High Quality Municipal Bonds Under Fed Proposal?

As regulators propose and ultimately make new rules around asset classes, they can create huge supply and demand imbalances. They can create bubbles or they can make liquidity dry up. ...
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Merrill Lynch and Wells Fargo Last Again in Broker Survey

The lowest-ranked investment firms in the latest survey of self-directed investors are the same firms that were the lowest ranked a year ago. Merrill Edge from Bank of America Corp.’s ...
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10 Reasons the Federal Reserve Cannot Panic on Interest Rate Hikes

Whether you are a consumer, a business owner, an investor or merely a saver, the next big thing for the markets that comes with serious economic risks is the impending ...
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What to Do, or Not Do, If You Win the $121 Million Lottery

Winning the lottery has been a fantasy for millions of Americans for many years. Imagine winning tens of millions of dollars overnight. Or imagine winning over $100 million! Wednesday, May ...
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Why Municipal Bond Funds Are Still Solid for High Tax Bracket Investors

The Merrill Lynch RIC Report always has some interesting figures and observations along with its monthly outlook. For investors, it also comes with many near-term and long-term assumptions for its ...
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Credit cards

What Is the Right Age to Get a Credit Card?

More than a third of 18- to 29-year-olds (affectionately known as millennials) do not have a credit card. Whether that is due to choice or legal restrictions is arguable, but ...
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A Fifth of Americans Do Not Plan to Retire

Whether it comes from financial necessity or potential boredom, a fifth of Americans do not plan to retire. The decisions could substantially alter the landscape of the U.S. job market, ...
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Half of Americans Fail to Save Money

The results of a new survey show that half of Americans save money, which is supposed to be the main finding of the research. More importantly, the data show half ...
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Financial Security Hits All-Time High, While Many Still Struggle With Debt

There is some mixed news today on the state of the average American’s financial situation. Some might say this is a glass half-full versus half-empty argument. Most Americans have solid emergency ...
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US Household Debt Nears $12 Trillion

In its fourth quarter 2014 report on household debt and credit, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York said that debt rose by $117 billion in the quarter, and total ...
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Gold and Silver

A True Surprise in Global Gold Demand Trends for 2014, 2015 and Beyond

The World Gold Council (WGC) has released its annual Global Demand Trends for the year 2014, and there are frankly some real surprises here. You would probably expect that an ...
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What to Do, or Not Do, If You Win the $485 Million Lottery

Winning the lottery has been a fantasy for millions of Americans for many years. Imagine winning tens of millions of dollars overnight. Or imagine winning over $100 million -- or ...
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