Wealth Blog

Tuesday, July 3, 2012 7:51 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Even homebuyers who can afford to own the best are opting to rent instead.

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Sunday, July 1, 2012 7:48 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Who would have thought the owner of a casino would take a spin in Santa’s boots?

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Thursday, June 28, 2012 11:00 am
By Crissinda Ponder · Bankrate.com

If you’re younger than 45, getting your desired income is more difficult than it was just a decade ago.

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012 6:05 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

It was a good week for the ultra-rich, who added billions more to their net worth.

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Sunday, June 24, 2012 7:48 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

There’s a presidential election indicator that’s more reliable than any poll.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2012 6:26 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Americans lost nearly two decades’ worth of accumulated wealth between 2007 and 2010, according to a survey by the Federal Reserve.

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Sunday, June 17, 2012 6:30 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

There’s a valuable, inflation-protected annuity awaiting you in retirement that can increase your wealth during the golden years.

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Tuesday, June 12, 2012 6:59 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

The global wealth boom produced an appetite for luxury products that went unchecked until the economy began slumping in 2008.

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Sunday, June 10, 2012 4:37 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

The U.S. lost 129,000 millionaire households in 2011, largely as a result of poor performance in the stock market.

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Friday, June 8, 2012 10:55 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

There are many blunders that can come with sudden wealth, but the aftermath of the largest single payout in the Mega Millions jackpot illustrates one of the biggest screw-ups lottery winners make: not safeguarding the ticket.

It may seem an obvious precaution, but last week a 37-year-old woman came forward, claiming to be one of the three winners of the record $656 million Mega Millions payout, but is so far unable to produce the ticket. Sorry, no dice. The ticket has to be present for you to win. While this drama plays out, let’s look at a few other examples of what lottery winners do wrong, provided by Frank Fantozzi, CEO of Planned Financial Services, and published in Investment News.

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