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Kristof, editor of KathyKristof.com, is an award-winning financial journalist, who writes regularly for Kiplinger's Personal Finance and CBS MoneyWatch. She's the author of Investing 101, Taming the Tuition Tiger and Kathy Kristof's Complete Book of Dollars and Sense. But perhaps her biggest claim to fame is that she was once a Jeopardy question: Kathy Kristof replaced what famous personal finance columnist, who died in 1991? Answer: Sylvia Porter.
A well-considered spin-off can increase the value of both parent and child by allowing each to focus on a narrower set of goals.
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We caught up with a crowdfunding success story to see how his business has grown.
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Pity investors who have held commodity stocks all the way through this long bull market. Although the major stock indexes have more than tripled since the last bear market bottomed, on March 9, 2009, stocks ...
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We rank the shares of Facebook, Amazon.com, Netflix and Google parent company Alphabet.
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If you had invested $100,000 five years ago in a low-cost fund that tracks Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index, you’d be sitting pretty today. Over that period, the index has returned an annualized 14.6%, ...
For the three-month period during which I essentially ignored my investments, the Practical Investing portfolio rose 10%.
With interest rates in the basement and likely to stay there for some time, investors have, for good reason, flocked to dividend-paying stocks. But demand has pushed up the prices of many popular payers ...
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Some sectors appear to be overvalued, but share prices are unlikely to fall much, if at all, as long as interest rates remain ultra-low.
After filing for bankruptcy protection in 2012, the city manager of Stockton, Calif., made sustainable spending decisions and turned the city around.
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We show you how to allocate your investments among stocks, bonds and cash as you approach, enter and live in retirement.
This small homebuilder's first-quarter results were impressive, with big gains in number of dwellings sold and other key measures.
This contrarian view on asset allocation may help decrease the likelihood of having to draw down your retirement portfolio during a bear market.
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Gilead Sciences stock was selling for a mere 7 times estimated 2016 earnings when I snapped up 150 shares.
Despite punk corporate profits, the stock market has recovered nearly all of the losses it suffered earlier this year and is trading near record highs. Stocks look expensive, particularly on a price-earnings ...