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Shanghai Exchange

Shanghai Exchange

The Shanghai Stock Exchange is full of risks beyond those that stock investors usually face. The Chinese government puts tight controls over which companies can be listed (which promotes cronyism)…a...

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The 7 Worst Long-Term-Care Insurance Mistakes

The 7 Worst Long-Term-Care Insurance Mistakes

People who consider buying long-term-care insurance to cover future nursing home or in-home care costs often focus on a single key issue—is it worth the high price? But even if long-term-care covera...

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What Social Security Isn't Telling You

What Social Security Isn't Telling You

Official estimates of your future benefits from the Social Security Administration can be both helpful and misleading. The agency has resumed mailing out the future-benefits statements after having ha...

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The Right Bond Funds for a Rough Year Ahead

The Right Bond Funds for a Rough Year Ahead

(And the funds to avoid) Will US interest rates ever start to rise? Of course they will, although investors and analysts were surprised for much of last year that rates kept dropping. That was good n...

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New Mutual Funds

New Mutual Funds

It may be enticing to jump into a new mutual fund. A new fund’s small size and its ability to start fresh with a manager’s favorite investments give it the potential to beat much larger, more prov...

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The Shrewdest Money Moves You Can Make in 2015

The Shrewdest Money Moves You Can Make in 2015

Every year at this time, Bottom Line/Personal asks leading personal finance experts for the shrewdest money moves that our readers can make in the new year. For 2015, their advice ranges from investi...

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A Will Only Helps When You're Dead

A Will Only Helps When You're Dead

Here's How to Protect Your Assets While You're Alive Many people spend lots of time carefully crafting their wills so that their assets will be distributed properly when they die. But they often pay...

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How to Invest in Scotch Whisky

How to Invest in Scotch Whisky

Wine is no longer the only investment-grade intoxicant. The Rare Whisky Apex 1,000 Index, which tracks the value of 1,000 collectible Scotch whiskies, climbed an impressive 220% in value from its ince...

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A Rising Dollar

A Rising Dollar

For investors, betting on the strength of the US dollar versus foreign currencies can be very risky at times, but it has been very lucrative of late. The US dollar is on the upswing—and likely will ...

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Retire Happily on $25,000 a Year

Retire Happily on $25,000 a Year

Hint: You'll Have to Move... Millions of folks are coming to the realization that they can't afford the comfortable retirement they expected. The solution for them could lie south of the border. Ret...

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