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 [...]
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
Danger ahead for people counting on delayed retirement credits on their Social Security.
We made an audio glossary for the confusing economic jargon that came up during the first presidential debate.
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.
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 [...]
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).
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
A recent GAO report and Senate hearing took Social Security task for its information about claiming Social Security benefits
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 your home loan ready for your retirement?
News of a drop in poverty rates is encouraging until you see how often they rise and fall.
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, […]
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
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 [...]
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
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 [...]
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 [...]