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NEW YORK (Money) -- I could not have bought my first house long ago without borrowing the down payment from Mom and Dad. Their loan got me started down the home-equity path, and it's paid dividends ever since. Yet, at that young age, I had no idea how difficult it would be to repay them, and one Christmas they graciously wiped the slate clean as a gift. I was relieved. But I was also humbled by the weight of debt that no bank would accept - and now am thankful for that early lesson in the pitfalls of borrowing money from family. As late-stage teens, my own kids are fast approaching the day when they'll need thousands ...
by buying initial shares and transferring ownership to the investor. First incorporated in 1981 as Temper of the Times Communications, Inc., it was the publishing company for the financial newsletter The Moneypaper . In the May 1986 issue of The Moneypaper , Temper first printed an order form for subscribers to use to become enrolled in company DRP programs. 1 In 1996, Temper split into two separate companies: The Moneypaper, Inc. became the publishing company, and Temper of the Times Communications, Inc. was renamed Temper of the Times Investor Services, Inc. and was registered with FINRA as a broker/dealer. To date, it is the ...
Pricey stocks keep small investors out: AAPL, BRK.A, GOOG, ISRG ...
One of the important reasons to have stock splits when prices get too high is to give the small investor a chance to participate. The recent rise of many company stocks has started to move away from this concept. To the extent that the uninformed private party or small-time speculator is better off not buying individual stocks, this is probably a good thing. Most investors would be better off participating in the stock market through index funds and exchange-traded funds. This came to mind yesterday as PetroChina ADR (NYSE: PTR ) closed at $236.44, meaning that buying a lot of one hundred shares would cost $23,644 . This is a ... market research, surveys and trends
Should You Buy Life Insurance for Your Child?
n television, you may have noticed the Gerber commercial that talks about buying a life insurance policy for your child. Ask any parent how far they would go to protect their child and most would tell you as far as they have to go. Ask any financial expert if buying life insurance for kids makes sense and you might get an earful with half voting ‘yes’ for insurance and the other half voting ‘no’. For me, I’m definitely on the ‘no’ side. Why you ask? We’ll get to that in a moment. Many argue that purchasing a life insurance policy for your child is a low-cost money move that will be beneficial in the ... market research, surveys and trends

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Brownstoner: Not-So-Bitter Renters Embrace Brooklyn
The premise of the article is that there's a new crop of Brooklynites who go ga-ga over our borough's condos-turned-rentals because they're much cheaper than similar full-service buildings in Manhattan. These renters say they're not interested in trad brownstone living because it lacks newfangled amenities, and they don't want to buy a condo in today's market. “My peers who have their M.B.A.’s and their new master’s degrees and new jobs, they’re looking for new condos; they’re not into the traditional houses or brownstones,” says a guy who rents a $2,550-a-month pad at Bed-Stuy's The Mynt , ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
College Costs to Consider
College may be months away, but it's not too soon to consider the costs that go beyond your tuition. Don't be surprised by the additional fees that go along with a college education. 1. Books, School Supplies Costs. Books are being replaced by online texts at some schools, but for many students, books are still a big cost each year. However, there are options to cut the cost. Suggest your kids buy used books or search for copies online at sites, such as Ebay's , rather than paying for books at the college bookstore, which are often listed at full retail price. Also, suggest your kids buy their books as ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
In 48 hours, Moody's has downgraded Portugal, Ireland and Greece.  They threatened to cut Spain's rating by two notches. (FYI--Our options guru Costas Bocelli is banking profits on vertical spreads all over the place when these sovereign debt downgrades hit the news.   Check out how he does it here .) Well I, for one, am embarrassed that Moody's is still allowed to exist in the first place.  Who are THEY to comment on the credit worthiness of ANYTHING? As a matter of fact ... WE OFFICIALLY DOWNGRADE MOODY'S CREDIBILITY RATING TO JUNK STATUS! Actually, I'm downgrading them to JOKE ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


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additional thought to other aspects of your financial life, such as any investing for your kids, insurance, housing, future employment, your bank, ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
OnGuard Online
The internet gives you access to information, entertainment, financial offers – frankly, countless products and services. At the same time, it can leave you open to online scammers, identity thieves, and more. Learn experts' top tips for computer security. Read about Computer Security Broadband refers to high-speed Internet access available through services like digital subscriber line (DSL), cable, fiber optic, wireless, or satellite. Learn about the types of services that are available, and the questions to ask to get the best deal for your needs – whether you ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
How to teach your kids the value of a dollar
Investing for retirement is going to be your kids' responsibility. Explain to them if they can muster $100 a month — less than $25 a week — and put it into ...
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My young daughters (ages 1 and 3) receive U.S. Saving Bonds (Series EE "Patriot" Bonds) periodically from relatives. They have a 30 year maturation and I feel I can do A LOT better investing this money than in U.S. Bonds. I also am not fond of having to squirrel away these pieces of paper, as I'm convinced I'm going to misplace one or many of them. My question is: what should I do? This is their money, not mine, but I want it to grow at a reasonable rate. I expect they will be pulling this money out when they hit college age, whether they choose to go that route or not. So, we're talking about a 15-17 year ...
Google Answers: Investment contribution to a minor
Looking to setup either an IRA or a college fund account for my niece. In order for me to enjoy the tax deduction, which is the best option for me to open an account for her?Is it IRA, Roth, a 529B etc.? Also, is there any value to add my name on the account along her name? Thank you! Dear dxw, There are three main decisions that need to be made before you set up a college account for your niece. They are: 1. Who do you want to have ownership of the account? 2. What kind of account will be best suited to your needs? 3. How do I set it up? There are two categories of accounts that you can set up in someone ...