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Main Street Suffers the Bruce Springsteen Effect

Discourse in America is imperiled by the Bruce Springsteen Effect: the lyrics are injected with a blue-collar sensibility, but the main act will cater to a multi-million-dollar lifestyle at day's end.

Morgan Stanley Says GWPH Pot Stock Is Legit

Morgan Stanley has given GW Pharmaceuticals (GWPH) its vote of confidence, so will this increase confidence in marijuana stocks?

Cannabis Investors Dodge Penny Stock Stigma

Although there are similarities between the dotcom boom and the current cannabis green rush, penny stocks are an element that technology companies didn't have among their challenges at the turn of the century.

Porsche 918 Spyder Proves the Supercar Is Not Dead

The Porsche 918 Spyder proves that, in an automotive world obsessed with fuel efficiency, the supercar is not dead. Porsche North America CEO Detlev von Platen attributes the brand's consistent sales growth to an investment in new technology.

Credit/Debt

credit score

Do You Really Understand Your Credit Score? Take This 3-Question Quiz

1:34 pm, April 23, 2014

If you do not understand the difference between a credit report and a credit score, you are not alone. Take this test to see if you can pass.

Marijuana

Weed Dealers at Suburban Philadelphia Prep School Highlight Drive for Cheap, High-Class Pot

12:24 pm, April 23, 2014

Preppy drug bust proves this is not Grace Kelly's Main Line. The caper could be a harbinger of an increasingly risky black market for weed as marijuana legalization ...

 

Build An ETF Portfolio With $1,000

11:01 am, April 23, 2014

If you're scared that $1,000 is too little to begin investing – let alone create a portfolio – you'd be wrong.

health care

Convert Obamacare to ObamaAir: U.S. Healthcare Much More Expensive than Overseas

10:27 am, April 23, 2014

Perhaps medical tourism is the answer.

paying for college

More Than One-Quarter of Americans Have Considered Defaulting on Student Loans -- Or Already Have

10:16 am, April 23, 2014

But fewer consumers are saying that repaying student loans is a hardship.

 

Free or Cheap Financial Help for People In Over Their Head

9:27 am, April 23, 2014

The good news is that bankruptcy went down to the tune of 13 percent in 2013. The bad news is that there were still over one million personal bankruptcies in 2013.
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being green

5 Ways Homeowners Can Green It Up Even After Earth Day

9:00 am, April 23, 2014

Even though Earth Day is over, there's no reason to shelve its principles for another 364 days.

 

When Debt Turns to Shame

8:40 am, April 23, 2014

When asked what they are most embarrassed to admit, 37% of consumers say credit card debt.

 

Fast Food CEO Pay Report Highlights Disparity Between Common Worker's Earnings

8:36 am, April 23, 2014

A study charting inequality between executive and worker pay across multiple industries, and finds that fast food overwhelmingly leads the nation. CEOs take home ...

workplace

How 'Having It All' Really Works for Parents Balancing Kids and Career

7:30 am, April 23, 2014

We hear about 'work-life balance' in the abstract, but here's how to make it work in practicality.

New Site Finds Free Kids’ Meals

Find national and local deals on kids’ meals with KidsMealDeals.com.

How to Save the American Dream

Huge budget deficits could be alleviated with a significant restructuring of tax rates, the president’s commission says.

How to Get Your Kids to Eat Veggies

Here are some tips from parents and pros on how to get your fussy eater to eat healthy.

The Best Gym Deals in America

To help you find a gym in your price range, MainStreet took a look at what some of the national gym chains currently charge for a place to sweat.

5 Tips to Cut a Retirement Shortfall

It's not too late for baby boomers who put off retirement planning and haven't saved enough. Here are five key steps.

Businesses That Doubled Down in the Recession

Many businesses were forced to cut back in the recession, but a few chose to buck the trend by investing more money to expand. Now, they’re profiting as a result.

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