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Can Solar Shine Bright In 2016?

Can Solar Shine Bright In 2016?

The sun is the Earth's major source of energy. In 2016, solar stocks are a major source of portfolio burn.  As the myth of Icarus tells us: if you fly too close to the sun, you're bound to get burned. Apparently, so…

The Benefits Of Giving

The Benefits Of Giving

Forget what Gordon Gekko says, giving is good. It's easy to do, helps others and may lower your tax burden. You don't have to be rich to give, and the act of giving can benefit you in a number of ways. First, it makes…

The Week of Coming Together

The Week of Coming Together

When parties join forces, the goal is for the whole to be better than the parts. Her are different takes on that. Local Nonprofits Help People Trapped In A Cycle of Debt (The Kansas City Star)  Financial assistance and…

Fire Up The Grill! Tis BBQ Time

Fire Up The Grill! Tis BBQ Time

Summertime, when the only thing hotter than the great outdoors and the asphalt is the grill. Bring on the meat! If you're wondering where the beef is, there's a good chance it's on Americans' plates (or in their…

E3 Is Here. Game On!

E3 Is Here. Game On!

It's the event gamers look forward to each year. E3, the showcase for new video games and tech, has arrived. Los Angeles may be the epicenter for television and film, but from June 14–16, the City of Angels is all about…

The Week of Big Bets

The Week of Big Bets

When you make a bet, sometimes you win and sometimes you lose. These stories have a little bit of both.  Here's How George Soros's Latest Predictions Have Played Out (Bloomberg) Billionaire George Soros, who made his…

What Do You Know About Your 401(k)?

What Do You Know About Your 401(k)?

Maybe you have one, maybe you don't. Either way, there are basic things you should know about your 401(k). Does your employer offer a 401(k)? What about matching contributions? Speaking of contributions, have you ever maxed…

You Can Put Your Money Where Your Pride Is

You Can Put Your Money Where Your Pride Is

June is LGBT Pride Month, so let's take a closer look at the first ETF focused on LGBTQ rights in the office. Back in February 2014, a different kind of ETF hit the market. Christened the Workplace Equality Portfolio (EQLT),…

Time For Summer Fun! How About A Cold One?

Time For Summer Fun! How About A Cold One?

Summer is unofficially here, which means lots of beer everywhere. What does that mean for beer stocks? With warmer weather comes seasonal beers—and a significant portion of the U.S.'s beer sales for the year.…

A Tech Company And A Carmaker Walk Into A Bar...

A Tech Company And A Carmaker Walk Into A Bar...

 The carpool of the 21st century is all about Silicon Valley pairing up with Detroit to bring you a new ride. Much to the chagrin of taxi and limousine commissions and activists everywhere, ride-hailing…

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