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The 7 Best Lessons Successful People Have Taught Us About Money This Year

Filed under: Retirement Plans, Saving Getty By Kathleen Elkins If you want to be successful and grow your wealth, start by learning from those who have already done it. “Successful people look at other successful people as a means to motivate themselves,” writes T. Harv Eker in “Secrets of the Millionaire Mind.” “They see other successful people as models to ...

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9 Things to Do in the New Year to Brighten Your Financial Outlook

Filed under: Personal Finance, Budgeting, Planning, Financial Education Getty By Teresa Mears A new year is approaching, and with it comes the desire to do better. We make New Year’s resolutions for all aspects of our life, and our money should be part of that. If you’re spending too much and saving too little, or if you don’t even know ...

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Market Wrap: S&P 500 Scores Best Week in Nearly a Year

Filed under: Market News, Federal Reserve, Consumer Goods, Healthcare Industry, Interest Rates Richard Drew/AP By Noel Randewich NEW YORK — Wall Street racked up a solid week Friday, with health care, technology and consumer stocks making gains and investors looking beyond a widely expected December interest rate hike. The S&P 500 ended its strongest week in almost a year, while ...

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Volkswagen reportedly won’t give promotions to any managers next year due to diesel scandal

Volkswagen’s massive diesel emissions scandal isn’t just an embarrassment for the company: by many estimates, it’s also going to cost it tens of billions of dollars in fines, lawsuits, and recalls. So the company needs to find ways to cut back spending — and it’s turning to its employees to make up some of that extra cash. Employees in managerial ...

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Google is planning an Ingress convention for later this year

Google’s experiment with augmented reality games may become a convention before the end of the year, its creator said at South by Southwest today. Ingress, a conspiracy sci-fi game that pits factions against one another for virtual control of real-world landmarks, continues to grow as it enters its third year. The game has been downloaded more than 10 million times, and regular ...

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El Pollo Loco’s Crazy Freshman Year as a Public Company

Filed under: Company News, Earnings, Restaurants, IPOs John Crowe/Alamy One of the more volatile initial public offerings over the past year just keeps on clucking. Shares of El Pollo Loco (LOCO) moved sharply higher on Friday morning after posting better-than-expected quarterly results. Revenue clocked in at $ 90 million, 18 percent ahead of the prior year’s fourth quarter. There was ...

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Gas Prices Surge but Still Way Lower Than Last Year

Filed under: Energy, Personal Finance, Travel, Gas Prices, Economy Wilfredo Lee/AP By Jennifer Saba The average price of regular grade gasoline rose 21 cents in the past two weeks, bringing it to $ 2.54 a gallon, according to the Lundberg survey released Sunday. Prices bottomed out on Jan. 23. However, the price for gasoline is still lower by 97 cents ...

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One year later, the Comcast merger apocalypse still isn’t here

One year ago today, Comcast announced a deal: it planned to merge with rival Time Warner Cable in a transaction worth north of $ 45 billion. The two cable giants could become one; federal regulators could approve the merger with a few swift stroke of their pens. “We believe that this transaction is approvable,” Comcast CEO Brian Roberts said simply, as executives prophesied ...

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Best College Values for Under $20,000 a Year

Filed under: Family Money, Personal Finance, College, Education, Financial Education By Sandra Block The cost of a public college education continues to rise, despite an improving economy. The University of Maryland recently announced a rare midyear tuition increase of about 2 percent. The governing board of the University of North Carolina system is considering hiking tuition 4 percent next year ...

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Best College Values for Under $20,000 a Year

Filed under: Family Money, Personal Finance, College, Education, Financial Education By Sandra Block The cost of a public college education continues to rise, despite an improving economy. The University of Maryland recently announced a rare midyear tuition increase of about 2 percent. The governing board of the University of North Carolina system is considering hiking tuition 4 percent next year ...

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