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Likability Key to Job Success

Here's a piece from the Wall Street Journal about likability being key to career success. Their thoughts: "Likability" is becoming a bigger factor for success at work as social networks and videoconferencing grow. The impact goes beyond a high-school popularity contest. […]

Help a Reader: Retirement Tipping Point

Here's an email I recently received from a reader: I have a question to which I haven't been able to find an answer online. I'm currently 32, have about $25,000 in my retirement accounts, and contribute approximately 18 percent of my income to my employer-sponsored plan and Roth IRA. I'm wondering when, if ever, I can stop contributing to these plans. […]

Should I Roll My IRA into My New Job's 401k?

Here's a question a CNN Money reader asked: I'm 59, and I just got a new job. Should I move my IRA to the 401(k) plan or keep it separate? Here's their response: Are the fees lower in your 401(k) than in your IRA? Would you like all your retirement dollars in one pot? […]

Financials of Real Estate Investment #3

Here are the details of my third rental real estate property. I purchased it in the middle of 2013. For reference, here are links to details on property #1 and property #2. And here are the details on my real estate plans. […]

What We've Learned from Millionaires

I've completed 22 interviews with millionaires (here's the millionaire category in case you want to read them) and after the third one there were already patterns in their answers. So with all the responses we have now, I thought I would summarize what we've learned from this group with very high net worths. Here are some common denominators: Millionaires have high incomes. […]

How to Sell a House

If you're looking for the details on "how to sell a house", I'll cut to the chase: Bury a St. Joseph statue upside-down in your yard, facing toward the for-sale house. […]

Do You Rebalance These Days?

Here's a piece from CNN Money that asks whether you should rebalance your portfolio or not. […]

Free E-Book on Finance Basics...Kind Of

A reader recently sent me an article titled The Key to Build Wealth? Start Slowly. The article itself was pretty basic, but also good, so when it mentioned that the author interviewed was giving his e-book away free on April 25, I made a note to check it out. So I went to Amazon this morning, and the book is not free (as of this posting, maybe it will be later) but was still 99 cents. […]

How Much Should You Save for Retirement?

This is a guest post from J.D. Roth, who founded the blog Get Rich Slowly in 2006. Roth wrote Your Money: The Missing Manual and is the "Your Money" columnist for Entrepreneur magazine. His latest project is a year-long course on how to master your money, which explains how to slash costs and boost income so that you can pursue early retirement and other goals. […]