Rachel Gearhart

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Holiday Spending: The Cost of Decking the Halls

The average American could spend more than $1,000 this holiday season – and go in debt to do so.

Combat Loneliness to Find Joy Over the Holidays

Take steps to combat loneliness this winter, and you’ll improve your cognitive, emotional and physical well-being.

Widespread Solar Power Is No Longer a Pipe Dream

Powering your home with solar is no longer a futuristic pipe dream. This week’s chart looks at the cost of solar panels vs. the amount of energy produced.

How to Beat the Average Investor Return

Over the past 20 years, the average investor return has barely beaten inflation. This week’s chart shows just how unfortunate the situation truly is.

Is $1 Million Enough?

Even if you’re sitting on seven figures, living a modest lifestyle in retirement could be tricky…

Cheap Oil Forces Billions in Write-Downs

American drivers might be envious of this week’s chart. But it’s investors that should pay attention. The chart depicts a phenomenon that could soon wreak havoc on your portfolio.