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3 Everyday Events That Can Teach Your Kids About Money

3 Everyday Events That Can Teach Your Kids About Money

I believe teaching kids about money is one of the most loving things you can do as a parent. Americans, especially younger generations, is struggling with financial literacy. The popular Jump$tart personal finance testshowed that 63 percent of nearly 6,000 high school students failed their test on financial literacy basics. Living in a society that struggles with credit card […]
Moguls Rent South Dakota Addresses to Dodge Taxes Forever

Moguls Rent South Dakota Addresses to Dodge Taxes Forever

Among the nation’s billionaires, one of the most sought-after pieces of real estate right now is a quiet storefront in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. A branch of Chicago’s Pritzker family rents space here, down the hall from the Minnesota clan that controls the Radisson hotel chain, and other rooms held by Miami and Hong Kong […]
5 Tips for Changing Careers on a Budget

5 Tips for Changing Careers on a Budget

Sometimes it takes a long time to figure out what you want to be when you grow up, and that’s OK. Whether it’s a newly-discovered passion, previous job burnout or a change in location, workers across the country are itching for a career change. According to a recent survey conducted by the University of Phoenix, over half […]
Is Your Small Business Getting All It Can from the Federal Government?

Is Your Small Business Getting All It Can from the Federal Government?

I have a love-hate relationship with webinars. First, I love them because often they offer practical information in a time-efficient manner. Then there are two dimensions to my hatred; and yes, “hate” is overstating it a bit. First, many of the best webinars are rather expensive and second, while the free webinars often include good […]
Apple to precisely locate shoppers within its stores using iBeacon technology

Apple to precisely locate shoppers within its stores using iBeacon technology

NEW YORK –  GPS will tell you how to get to the nearest Apple store. With iBeacon, Apple hopes to guide you around once you’re inside, whether it’s to pick up an order, upgrade to a new iPhone or shop for a pair of headphones. On Friday, Apple will begin using the technology at its […]
Did You Give Thanks this Weekend for the Fed’s Easy Money Policy?

Did You Give Thanks this Weekend for the Fed’s Easy Money Policy?

Reflecting on this past Thanksgiving weekend, there was a lot to be thankful for, especially if you have been long in the stock market for the past four years. Now is a time for reflection. The advance in the stock market has been stellar following the bottom in March 2009. The S&P 500 is up 171% since […]
Millennials: It’s Not Too Late to Plan for an Early Retirement

Millennials: It’s Not Too Late to Plan for an Early Retirement

The alarm buzzes. You hit snooze a few times before stumbling your way into the bathroom, wishing you could do something — anything — other than go in to work. Pasting a smile on your face and mumbling “good morning” to your coworkers, you settle into your desk for yet another day of gazing at […]
Are You Earning Too Little?

Are You Earning Too Little?

Underearners can overcome their low incomes by making some big life changes. Personal finance author Barbara Stanny realized she was earning too little money when she interviewed women bringing home six figures or more for one of her books. “Of the first 15, three of them were writers. It was such an empowering thing for […]
Poll: Older Americans Say ‘No’ to Social Security Changes

Poll: Older Americans Say ‘No’ to Social Security Changes

CHICAGO — Raise the age at which you can begin collecting full Social Security benefits? Older Americans say no. They also veto reductions in the cost-of-living increase. But a poll finds support among those 50 and older for raising the cap on earnings that are taxed to fund the Social Security program so higher-income workers pay more. […]
RBS unveils plan for £38bn internal bad bank

RBS unveils plan for £38bn internal bad bank

(Financial Times) – Royal Bank of Scotland on Friday announced plans to transfer £38bn of its riskiest loans into an internally managed bad bank, with the aspiration of running down the portfolio within the next three years. The part nationalised bank said the move — designed to clean up its balance sheet and position it on […]