With the first real votes being cast in the presidential race Monday, this is an opportune moment to do some last-minute comparison shopping on the candidates' tax reform plans.
Even though economists see a mere 20% chance of recession in 2016, I am increasingly confident a recession began in December 2015.
Hey, I get it. You've always wanted a career coach. Some slick, wildly expensive, extremely well-coiffed individual who could bring out the best in you while, at the same time, take out the worst in you: the self-doubt, the complete lack of motivation, the deep-seeded desire to be paid a whole lot of money for doing a whole lot of nothing.
DEAR BRUCE: I will be getting married in the next year to a wonderful man. I trust him completely, but in the past he had major credit card debt. He has since cleaned it up, but I am wondering if we should have separate bank accounts when we marry? -- Gene
Dear Dave, Ive started my four-year-old on an allowance structure and a chore chart. I also have a mini-envelope system with spending and saving set up, but Im having trouble helping him distinguish between the two. How can I solve this?
The stock market thus far in 2016 has been a challenge given the wide swings that weve seen in all the major stock indices during the last several weeks.
Founded on sound fiscal and budgetary measures, ensconced within the framework of the Constitution and a smattering of The Declaration, the Tea Party seems to have exhausted its shelf life. It has gone the way of a Ross Perot bumper sticker.
Dear Readers, Here we go again. Just when we thought we could put the worries of 2008 and its aftermath behind us, market volatility once again has individual investors spooked and wondering what to do. While every investor knows that risk comes with the territory, the recent wild gyrations are enough to make even the hardiest investors question their approach.
Dear Dave, Ive been following your plan, and Ive finally gotten out of debt and feel I have control of my finances. Im also single, and I was wondering if you have any tips for how to gracefully mention financial topics and budgeting when youre on a date.
Just one week ago, we observed that the pace of dividend cuts being announced in the first quarter of 2016 was "slower than at the same point of time in the first quarter of 2015. Which is an early indication that the U.S. economy is so far performing better than it did a year ago."
Economists expecting a huge surge in construction spending thanks to unusually warm December weather were no doubt shocked by today's anemic report.
What if you had advance knowledge of how the U.S. stock market would behave in the upcoming week? Or at the very least, you were told by someone who works in the future exact how the market would respond to a given set of circumstances that would be likely to play out in the week ahead, but not exactly when the market when the market would react to those circumstances.
Gold rose again last week to close January at $1,118 per ounce, up 5.3% in January. Meanwhile, the Dow Jones and S&P stock indexes were each down over 5%, averaging a 5.3% loss. Therefore, gold has earned a 10.6% advantage over stocks so far in 2016.
In last week's column, we talked about some of the wrong ways to engage in "private labeling" on eBay, Amazon and other e-commerce websites -- buying someone else's merchandise (legally) and reselling it online at a significantly higher price under your own trademark or "brand label."
Whats the difference between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton?
China's manufacturing extended its long slump according to the Caixin China General Manufacturing PMI.