If you haven’t yet signed up at Tipd.com, now would be a good day: Tip’d 2.0 has launched. The new version of Tip’d features several big updates, including social stock tickers, an investing videos category, and the Tip’d Top 100 (most popular financial Web sites). [click to continue…]

In March, Beijing central bank governor Zhou Xiaochuan roiled the global financial system by suggesting, in an essay aimed at an international audience, that a new reserve currency be adopted — one that could replace the U.S. dollar as the global currency predominantly used in trade between nations. Although not mentioning the dollar by name, there was little doubt what he meant. Zhou suggested that “special drawing rights” from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) be used as a global currency, based on shares held by member nations. Zhou cited the current global financial crisis as the main reason that relying on one currency is no longer feasible in a world where national economies are so interconnected. The fact that Zhou’s essay appeared closely behind remarks by Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao’s voiced concerns about U.S. assets didn’t help matters.

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It took a while for social media to infect financial vertical, but once it caught on, it gained momentum quickly. Social lending sites like Kiva got a ton of press; the social news site for finance, Tip’d, grew like a weed; and now that Twitter’s all the rage, we’re seeing some new money-themed Twitter-based services attract a userbase: StockTwits and Twiticker. [click to continue…]

Everyone loves free samples. There’s nothing quite getting something for nothing. Even if it’s nothing more than a bottle of shampoo or a can of dog food, it is a triumph to legally obtain a product that you use without paying for it. With that in mind, I offer 50+ ways to enjoy free samples. Because, really, you could be doing something else with your money.

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Since the recent stock market crash, many are losing faith in individual equities. As stocks drop, investors turn to mutual funds as a way to get instant diversification and to try to add a little safety to their investment portfolios. Here are 50 worthwhile mutual fund blogs that can help you learn a little bit more about mutual funds — and how to invest in them.

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Thanks to the web, investing and trading in forex has never been easier. From blogs and commentary, to charts and quotes, it can all be found online. Of course, it’s important to be aware that many of these tools may not be appropriate for the average investor. Forex trading can be complicated, and it’s important to weigh the costs and benefits carefully before diving in. Additionally, forex is prone to scams; before choosing a broker, make sure to do plenty of research.

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The recession is hurting everyone. The American people are pissed, and rightly so. But who should we really be pissed at? Let’s take a look at the specific people responsible for the current economic crisis. [click to continue…]

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Welcome to another edition of From the Q, written by industry insider Q. Our man Q has worked in the financial services industry for over 30 years, and holds nothing back. His identity remains a secret.

I feel a rant coming on. More accurately, I’ve been suppressing a rant for several days now. A lot of ink, both digital and otherwise, has been spilled over the AIG bonus fiasco. A lot, but not enough. I rarely, if ever, side with the populists or barking congressmen, but it seems this situation has been so badly mishandled, and I believe mischaracterized in the press, that I’m feeling a bit queasy. Maybe a lot queasy. [click to continue…]

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Top 50 Forex Bloggers

by Adam on March 23, 2009

The surge in forex trading over the last decade has been accompanied by a proportional surge in the number of forex blogs. Some of these are run by experts, while others are managed my amateurs. While differing in style and approach, all of these bloggers are united in their ability to make worthwhile contributions to the domain of currency trading commentary. The following 50 blogs represent the cream of the crop. [click to continue…]

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It’s tax season! That means it’s time to file your tax return. Whether you expect a refund or not, you still need to file. Luckily, thanks to the Internet, there is no lack of Web sites that provide tools, forms and filing options. And many of them are free. Here are 25 Web sites that can make your tax season a little smoother.

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