Wealth Blog

This is the place for news and commentary about the accumulation and preservation of wealth and the lives of the rich. This blog investigates all aspects of saving, investing and spending money, as well as preparing a legacy, whether that be estate-planning for heirs or developing a philanthropic strategy. See the latest Wealth Blog posts below.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 6:00 pm
By David Domzalski · Bankrate.com

It’s tough out there for young professionals. Many want other options to stay employed and build wealth. One of those avenues is buying franchises.

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Tuesday, May 29, 2012 6:30 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

When you think about the amount of money you need to retire, it may seem like an overwhelming task to hit the target number.

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Sunday, May 27, 2012 6:13 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

A combination of inherited wealth and business savvy could put this Australian at the pinnacle of the rich lists.

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012 6:38 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

If you think losing money is the biggest financial fear of the rich, you’re right. But the key is what they think will erode their fortune.

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Sunday, May 20, 2012 7:18 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

It would have been pretty hard to avoid Friday’s publicity surrounding Facebook’s IPO — the largest ever, with a market cap of $110 billion

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Tuesday, May 15, 2012 6:25 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

When institutions gamble and fail, we all lose. Here are the lessons from the JPMorgan Chase debacle.

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Sunday, May 13, 2012 4:15 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

There’s a sevenfold increase in rich expatriates renouncing U.S. citizenship since 2008. Why? Money, of course.

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012 6:21 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Raising children is expensive, but just how much would $46,000 a month buy a 5 year old?

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Sunday, May 6, 2012 3:52 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

It would be natural to expect someone who earns a high salary to be socking more money away than a lower-earning employee.

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012 7:49 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

There are two rules about building wealth the rich generally never forget. The first is to always take advantage of “found money.”

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