Money

Taxes

Get a Bigger Tax Deduction for Donated Clothing

The clothing you no longer wear could be worth hundreds of dollars (or more) in tax deductions—much more than it would bring at a garage sale.

Household Expenses

Hidden Home Energy Costs

These common always-on appliances can add thousands of dollars to your yearly electricity bill.

Buying & Selling

The Real Estate Market Shifts to Buyers

Houses are starting to sell for less, so now might be time to buy the home you’ve always dreamed of.

Wealthy and Wise

Is Your Retirement Account Safe from Creditors?

Whether your IRAs are protected from creditors depends on the answers to several questions.

Entrepreneurs & Small Businesses

A Look Behind the Curtains of Family Businesses Everywhere—with Jim Blasingame

Jim Blasingame joins Bottom Line President Sarah Hiner to discuss what it means to be an entrepreneur, to own a small business, and everything in between

Portfolio Strategy

Further Proof That You Can’t Time the Market

A recent study shows investors underperforming in rising markets and losing more in bad markets. So what do you do?

Banking

Beware CD Rates That Are Too Good to Be True

Lofty CD rates are sometimes just marketing ploys to lure you into buying high-commission financial products.

Tax Preparation

IRS Efforts to Thwart Scammers Can Delay Refunds

A new IRS procedure to verify identities and thwart scammers can delay your refund and give scammers a new opening to scam you. Here’s how to win.

Stocks

Tiny Stocks That Deliver Big Returns

Three top-performing microcap stocks with big upside recommended by a top-performing fund manager.

Career

How to Land a Job When You’re Overqualified

Many employers are hesitant to hire overqualified candidates, but there are steps you can take to overcome that challenge.

Stocks

Invest Like A Nobel-Prize Winning Economist

Nobel Prize-winning economist’s secrets to spotting emotional mistakes made by investors and using them to find attractive stocks.

Stock of the Week

May 8, 2019 | Fifth Third Bancorp | FITB

Investors overreacted, but this week’s Stock of the Week is getting stronger.

Stock of the Week

May 1, 2019 | Cardinal Health Inc. | CAH

This week’s Stock of the Week is a different way to invest in the health-care industry. Cardinal Health Inc. (CAH) provides…

The Pay-Less-Tax Man

Choose Wise Asset “Location,” Not Just Asset Allocation

Here are some ways to save taxes by shifting around some of your investments among taxable and tax-advantaged accounts.

Buying & Selling

Don’t Wait for Spring to Sell Your Home

Home sellers often wait until spring to put their properties on the ­market because that is when there tends to…