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  • New Definition of Success? Survival Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 12:06 PM ET

    Consumers would do well to follow these financial survival skills, according to Eleanor Blayney, consumer advocate for the CFP Board.

  • Focus on Money Matters, Not Investment Returns Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 12:05 PM ET

    For financial advice, take the focus off the factors we can't control and move it to the things we can. It requires robust communication and periodic reassessment, according to Marilyn Capelli Dimitroff of Capelli Financial Services.

  • Problem Clients? No Problem at All Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 12:04 PM ET

    There are really no problem clients so much as there are clients in problematic situations, says adviser Dan Mathews of Stepp and Rothwell.

  • Don't Overlook Advice for Your Retirement Accounts Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 12:04 PM ET

    It may be a no-brainer to hire an adviser to manage your investment account, but what about your IRA and 401(k)?

  • Finding Help for the Real Estate Baron in You Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 12:03 PM ET

    Many people get into real estate as a hobby or for a little extra income, but what happens when a part-time pursuit becomes a full-fledged business.

  • How to Break Up with Your Financial Adviser Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 12:02 PM ET
    Hand on detonator

    When it's time to cut ties, make sure you know what to do and when to do it.

  • What Kind of Financial Adviser is Right for You? Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 12:01 PM ET

    What’s best for you depends on the size of your portfolio, your risk tolerance and how your adviser gets paid.

  • The markets are trickier than ever, technology is a bear and the parade of complex products with odd names is enough to make your head spin.

  • Dealing With a Problem Client Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 12:00 PM ET

    It’s important to distinguish between high-maintenance clients (who need a lot of hand holding) and problem ones (who want the impossible).

  • Sure, investment returns grab the headlines, but fees fatten the top and bottom line, which makes expansion into other services tempting.

  • Leaving the Street to Go Solo Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 11:52 AM ET

    Wall Street’s shedding jobs, so why not start your own business. You may be an investment guru but are you a general manager?

  • BOMBAY, INDIA: A sign board 'Mumbai' is placed near the Taj hotel at the famous landmark the Gateway in Bombay, 13 May 2005. Since independence in 1947, regional advocates in India have called for a change in many place names to reflect the wide linguistic and ethnic variations in the country of one-billion-plus people that spans the Himalayans in the north to the meeting of the Indian Ocean and Arabian Sea in the south. AFP PHOTO/Sebastian D'SOUZA. (Photo credit should read SEBASTIAN D'SOUZA/AF

    India will unveil a "credible and feasible" fiscal consolidation path for the next five years, Finance Minister P.Chidambaram said on Monday, days after a government panel said the economy was on the edge of a fiscal precipice.

  • 8 Ways to Avoid Financial Abuse Wednesday, 26 Sep 2012 | 3:12 PM ET

    Follow these rules and you'll greatly reduce the chance that you financial adviser turns out to be a disaster, or, worse, a crook.

  • 10 Things You Should Know About Your Financial Adviser Wednesday, 26 Sep 2012 | 3:11 PM ET

    Choosing an adviser could be the most important financial decision you make in your lifetime, so be thorough and smart.

  • American Express

    Customer satisfaction for credit cards is up overall after several years of new rules roiled the industry, but Amex leads the pack, with top grades on customer service and rewards.

  • Big-Brand Results With Small-Business Budgets Tuesday, 7 Aug 2012 | 3:42 PM ET

    Amid a weak economic recovery, entrepreneurs are struggling to gain traction. Some brand advice for small-business owners.

  • 10 Things Your Pool Guy Didn't Tell You Saturday, 28 Jul 2012 | 5:24 PM ET

    In order to make money, your pool guy's got to get your pool cleaned in 20 minutes or less. Chances are, there are a few things he didn't tell you. Like, for example, there is no doorbell on your backyard. Here are 10 things your pool guy probably didn't tell you.

  • Site Helps Businesses Tame the 'CustoMonster' Monday, 14 May 2012 | 3:21 PM ET

    Ashey and Robert Bodi have set up a website that helps small business owners combat the CustoMonster — the customer that is never satisfied and is slow to pay.

  • Small Size Is Your Biggest Advantage Monday, 14 May 2012 | 11:58 AM ET

    Small businesses have the advantage of being easier to reach, customer-centric, innovation-driven, and incredibly nimble, compared to larger competitors. There may be no better time to be a small business.

  • Produce

    When was the last time you heard of brand love so strong, it inspired customers to break into song? Well that's exactly what happened when Wegmans, a grocery chain with a cult-like fan base, opened its first store in Massachusetts.

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