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The Fed Is Leading Us to Economic Hell

FILE - In this Friday, May 27, 2016, file photo, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks while being interviewed as part of a conversation at a Radcliffe Day event at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. On Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016, the Federal Reserve issues a statement and updates its economic [...]

Tips for Getting Cheap Internet Service

Internet access has become such an important fixture in our lives that, in most American households, it’s considered a required monthly utility, along the lines of the electric or phone bill. And as more people cut the cord to cable TV, cable companies are looking to their internet subscribers to make up for lost revenue. Show More Summary

Another Excuse To Take Away Your Social Security

Danger ahead for people counting on delayed retirement credits on their Social Security.

Episode 726: Terms of the Debate

We made an audio glossary for the confusing economic jargon that came up during the first presidential debate.

MotionCode: “High-Tech” Credit Card Launched To Combat Fraud

The MotionCode card, with an ever-changing CCV number, which it hopes will help to combat card fraud. Continue reading MotionCode: “High-Tech” Credit Card Launched To Combat Fraud at Money Watch - Personal Finance Blog.

The Wells Fargo Reminder: Incentives Can Be Dangerous

People often do what they are paid to do. Incentives can have a powerful impact on the decisions people make. When properly designed, incentives can align the goals of employees with their employers. Butincentive schemes do not live a vacuum. The corporate culture that accompanies incentives can have a meaningful [...]

Tax Court Allows Estate A Theft Loss Deduction For Property Held By LLC

In the following case, the Tax Court addressed a matter of first impression: whether an estate could take a theft loss deduction relating to property held by an LLC (and not the estate directly).

Living On Spare Change: One Millennial's Life Without A Home

How much you really make asking for spare change, and how this young man went from living without a home to going to college for free.

ICONOMI 'Uberizing' Blockchain Platform Eclipses $6m In Fintech Crowdsale

Tantalisingly dubbed a Blockchain ‘Uber for Fund Management’, ICONOMI, has today raised over on $6m to become the third largest crowdfunded investment sale ever. And, the initiative’s founders are on a mission to prove that the concept of ‘uberization’ is suitable for far more than ‘consumer-level’ services and aim to [...]

Recharge Your Resume And Get Back In The Game: 7 Tips

Shutterstock If you've been out of work for some time or recently fired/laid off then this post is for you. As the time goes by and job fairs are posted it seems as though they can't get here fast enough. You focus so much energy on shooting out as many resumes [...]

How Social Security Misleads About Claiming Benefits

A recent GAO report and Senate hearing took Social Security task for its information about claiming Social Security benefits

Are All For-Profit Colleges Rip-Offs?

Last week, the U.S. Department of Education announced it is establishing new resources for students affected by the recent closures of some for-profit colleges. This is the latest move in reaction to continued controversy surrounding for-profit colleges. From fraudulent activity, such as advising students to submit false information on the Free [...]

Is Poverty Down? Yes, The Way A Rollercoaster Goes Down For A While

News of a drop in poverty rates is encouraging until you see how often they rise and fall.

All About Credit: Misconceptions from users on all things credit

In recent years, I’ve been really focused on bringing credit education to consumers. It’s a popular time to be thinking about improving our credit scores and how to take advantage of credit to accomplish goals, with interest rates at still-historically low levels and consumers feeling more confident about their personal finances and jobs. In general, […]

One Quick Call Can Save You Hundreds

Believe it or not, sometimes saving money on your cable, cell phone or car insurance bill can be as easy as picking up the phone. But once you call, you'll need to know how to negotiate to cash in! Let's start with your cable and phone bill. Show More Summary

13 Of The Most Amazing $250K-And-Under Homes For Sale Right Now

If you’re like many Americans, the phrase “dream home” brings to mind visions of designer finishes, cutting-edge appliances, spare bedrooms, and other niceties typically associated with real estate listed in the seven figures. Then again, if you’re like many Americans, a million-dollar house just isn’t in the cards. (Don’t just [...]

Using the ‘$1 Per Meal’ Strategy to Save Big Time on Food Costs

A few months ago, I answered a reader mailbag question from Randu about what constitutes a reasonable food budget for a family of four. Here’s Randu’s question and my response: What is the minimal food budget for a family of four? –Show More Summary

Here's What You Can Rent For $1,000 A Month Across America

Have you ever wondered how far your money would go in another city? The cost of living can fluctuate widely from place to place, so to get a sense of the varying value of a dollar when it comes to apartments, we scoured rental markets across the United States to [...]

Can You Buy A House With Cash And Then Get A Mortgage?

In competitive markets, cash is king. But coming up with the full purchase price of a home for sale in Baltimore, MD, or anywhere else isn’t easy to do. That’s why some buyers are turning to a unique solution to better compete when multiple offers are on the table: paying [...]

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