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Bob Frick
Senior Editor, Kiplinger's Personal Finance
Why Your Credit-Card Debt Won't Die
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Why Your Credit-Card Debt Won't Die

We tend to pay off the card with the smallest balance first, regardless of the interest rate.
April 19, 2016
String Fever
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String Fever

Booming guitar sales are helping propel profits at -- where else? -- Guitar Center.
November 15, 2013
10 Great Mutual Funds That Deliver High Income
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10 Great Mutual Funds That Deliver High Income

Put more cash in your pocket and protection in your portfolio with these solid funds that pay good dividends and high interest.
March 8, 2013
My Story: A Soldier Comes Full Circle
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My Story: A Soldier Comes Full Circle

Retired U.S. Army officer Justino Sosa of Chicago has a new career teaching personal finance at a community college like the one that put him on the r…
February 26, 2013
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Best Value Cities 2011: 1. Omaha, Neb.
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Best Value Cities 2011: 1. Omaha, Neb.

A hot business climate, cool amenities and cheap-and-easy living earn Omaha our top spot.
February 22, 2013
5 Stocks That Pay 5%-Plus on Dividends
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5 Stocks That Pay 5%-Plus on Dividends

Thanks to the bear market, many stocks are delivering extraordinary current yields.
January 15, 2013
Where to Get the Best Stock Research
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Where to Get the Best Stock Research

Forget Wall Street’s calls. We tell you which newsletters and Web sites are the most helpful.
August 31, 2012
Use Willpower to Your Financial Advantage
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Use Willpower to Your Financial Advantage

Set goals and monitor your spending and saving to strengthen your financial resolve.
June 29, 2012
Financial Lessons from Immigrants: Save and Grow
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Financial Lessons from Immigrants: Save and Grow

Virginia's Indian community thrives by encouraging its young people to get good educations and start small businesses.
June 8, 2012
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How to Find a Solar Installer
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How to Find a Solar Installer

Use the resources to hire a qualified contractor.
June 2, 2012
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How Money on the Mind Changes Our Behavior
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How Money on the Mind Changes Our Behavior

Just the thought of money can make us focus more on ourselves than on others.
June 1, 2012
How to Lease Your Own Home Solar Power System
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How to Lease Your Own Home Solar Power System

Leasing a home solar power system can deliver savings on your electric bill immediately -- if you live in the right place.
June 1, 2012
How to Fund a Scholarship
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How to Fund a Scholarship

Your alma mater needs you.
May 7, 2012
How We Can Make the System Fairer
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How We Can Make the System Fairer

In his latest book, Yale’s Robert Shiller offers his ideas for fixing the world of finance.
May 5, 2012
How Generation Hexed Can Overcome Its Fear of Investing
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How Generation Hexed Can Overcome Its Fear of Investing

Be an Anglophile and adopt this British investing approach to ease young investors into stocks.
May 4, 2012
The Mysterious Oceanstone Fund
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The Mysterious Oceanstone Fund

This fund's performance has been impressive, but its manager's silence makes it hard to recommend.
April 19, 2012
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A Guide to Understanding How Your Brain Works
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A Guide to Understanding How Your Brain Works

This book on how our minds’ intuitive and logical parts work together can help us recognize investing mistakes.
March 16, 2012
How Bond Rescues Helped Cause the Financial Crisis
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How Bond Rescues Helped Cause the Financial Crisis

Russell Roberts, a professor of economics at George Mason University, says government bailouts left bondholders reckless.
February 7, 2012
Angst Over Annuities
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Angst Over Annuities

Giving up a lump sum in favor of a series of payments may wreak havoc with our mental accounts.
February 3, 2012
Tightwads and Spendthrifts
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Tightwads and Spendthrifts

Both of these extreme spending personalities suffer pain and guilt when faced with opening up their wallets. Here's how you can strike a better balanc…
January 3, 2012
Just Say No to Extras to Save Money
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Just Say No to Extras to Save Money

You'll beat tricky merchants and let bad shoppers pay for your bargain.
December 19, 2011
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Can Money Make You Happy?
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Can Money Make You Happy?

The relationship between happiness and income can be summed up in a simple equation, but really, it's complicated.
December 6, 2011
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David Tice: Market Bear, Now Movie Bull
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David Tice: Market Bear, Now Movie Bull

David Tice of Dallas, Texas, was famous for dire forecasts when he ran the Prudent Bear fund. But after he sold the fund, he helped bankroll an uplift…
December 2, 2011
Global Government Finance Bubble Continues to Grow
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Global Government Finance Bubble Continues to Grow

Doug Noland, the Prudent Bear Fund senior portfolio manager, has predicted credit problems for years. What's he saying now?
November 10, 2011
Improve Your Investing Decisions By Ignoring Short-Term Predictions
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Improve Your Investing Decisions By Ignoring Short-Term Predictions

Believing in the illusion of control, or the ability to forecast the future, can cause overconfidence in investors and harm to your portfolio.
November 7, 2011
How to Be a Better Investor
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How to Be a Better Investor

Step one: Recognize -- and overcome -- the psychological hurdles that influence our behavior.
October 11, 2011
How to Build a Better Portfolio
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How to Build a Better Portfolio

The key to successful investing is in how you divvy your assets between U.S. stocks, foreign stocks, bonds, cash and other types of investments.
October 7, 2011