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Personal Finance column: The paradox of financial freedom
As we drove from Arusha, Tanzania, toward our safari in the Serengeti, I was struck by the number of partially built, concrete block structures that dotted the roadside. Some looked like homes, whereas others looked like the stalls of stores where ...

How a Personal Finance Failure Can Be a Good Thing
Just about everybody experiences money problems. Unless you're born into the upper crust, odds are you or your family will go through some sort of personal finance catastrophe at some point. Actually, in all likelihood, you'll probably go through many ...

8 Personal Finance Myths Money Experts Want to See Disappear
Whether you're listening to outdated advice or blindly following broad rules of thumb, personal finance myths are rampant. To debunk common misunderstandings, U.S. News asked financial experts to weigh in on the money misconceptions they'd like to see ...

The US Open's new roof and how to avoid financial infidelity
Hello, MarketWatchers! While you're enjoying the break from the summer heat, read the latest personal finance news: Personal finance. Take a look at the U.S. Open's brand new retractable roof. The $150 million roof will close in seven minutes, and ...

Making financial literacy fun
Edutainment – one of the key personal finance instruction tactics that Visa uses to reach people of all ages – is an innovative learning method that strikes a balance between education and entertainment. Students can learn financial lessons without ...

Phone Swiped? Here's How to Protect Your Financial Information
Tags: personal finance, identity theft, banking, smartphones, money · Susannah Snider Staff Writer. Susannah Snider is the Personal Finance editor at U.S. News. She previously covered paying for college and graduate school. You can follow her on ...

How to Pick a Great IRA
Tags: IRAs, investing, savings, retirement, personal finance, money, income tax · Maryalene LaPonsie Contributor. Maryalene LaPonsie is a freelance writer who has been reporting on personal finance, retirement, higher education and insurance for more ...

9 Ways Parents Can Teach Young Kids to Budget
Tags: family, money, children, personal finance, financial literacy · Teresa Mears Contributor. Teresa Mears writes about personal finance, real estate and retirement for U.S. News and other publications. She's also written for MSN Money, The Miami ...

International Personal Finance Plc (LON:IPF) Receives Consensus ...
International Personal Finance Plc (LON:IPF) Receives Consensus ...

Mint (for iPhone)
There is no shortage of excellent personal finance mobile apps, but even among this crowd, Mint has long been the best. This online service shows you the big picture of your financial state while also keeping tabs on every single transaction that posts ...

Jim Urquhart: High school seniors must learn personal finance
The article “Living Millennial” in the July 31 Business Section addressed young college graduates returning home to live with their parents because of high student loan debt. One such college graduate had a lifelong dream to be an elementary school ...

How a personal finance failure can be a good thing
Just about everybody experiences money problems. Unless you're born into the upper crust, odds are you or your family will go through some sort of personal finance catastrophe at some point. Actually, in all likelihood, you'll probably go through many ...

Why you'll always need cash, despite PayPal, Apple Pay, etc.
Amber Murakami-Fester is a staff writer at NerdWallet, a personal finance website. Email: [email protected] NerdWallet is a USA TODAY content partner providing general news, commentary and coverage from around the web. Its content is produced ...

Guest Post: Personal Finance = Personal Responsibility
In looking at the equation of Personal Finance = Personal Responsibility, a great definition has been proposed by Clay Skurdal – a 30+ year veteran of the financial services industry. He proposes that there are 6 characteristics of those who take ...

Six personal finance moves to make before age 30 — But it's never too late to start
Spend less than you earn and learn about credit and credit cards are just two of Scott Hannah's hints on personal finance habits for those under 30 years old. Richard Drew / AP. Q: My daughter is in her mid-twenties and recently got out on her own for ...

Visa Offering Personal Finance Education to Olympic Athletes
The Practical Money Skills for Athletes program, which was designed with the International Olympic Committee (IOC), will assist current athletes and those nearing retirement gain access to resources to help build their financial skills and manage their ...

Moni 3 — The Personal Finance Manager is Back • Beautiful Pixels
I wrote about Moni a little over four years ago in 2012, after I'd started using it as the default app to manage my finances. It was unlike any other money manager ...

Moni 3 — The Personal Finance Manager is Back
I wrote about Moni a little over four years ago in 2012, after I'd started using it as the default app to manage my finances. It was unlike any other money manager I had come across back then, and it had a lot of praise-worthy things going for it. I ...

Trump taxes vs. Clinton taxes and student loan skepticism
Happy Monday, MarketWatchers! Train for a gold medal in personal finance by reading these top stories: Personal finance. These are the differences between Clinton and Trump's tax plans. The Republicans and the Democrats have widely divergent ideas ...

Marketplace Lending: More Than Personal Finance
But while marketplace lending may be under fire in the personal finance space, it is stronger than ever in industries like that of renewable energy, where certain market segments have stagnated due to limited access to capital. The ambitious goals set ...

This week in personal finance
Buying G-secs though you demat account: Next week, you should be able to directly buy a government security or a treasury bill using your demat account. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI), in a 28 July 2016 notification (http://bit.ly/2b2LAfZ ), allowed ...

REVEALED: The 10 best cities to invest in university property
... News · Showbiz & TV · Sport · Comment · Finance · Travel · Entertainment · Life & Style · Personal Finance · City & Business · Retirement · The Crusader · Home · Finance · Personal Finance; REVEALED: The 10 best cities to invest in university ...

The Costs of Volunteering for a Political Campaign
Tags: personal budgets, personal finance, volunteering, politics, money, consumers, travel · Geoff Williams Contributor. Geoff Williams is a regular contributor to U.S. News. He is also the author of several books, including "Washed Away," about the ...

Tim Tebow's new job and 5 books Bill Gates wants you to read
Happy Tuesday, MarketWatchers! We hope you're having productive weeks (It's so tough to do in the summer). Catch up on these top stories in personal finance. Personal Finance. One theory on why student loan delinquencies are so high. The percentage of ...

Personal Finance: Comparing reward credit cards
Smart credit card customers today have a plethora of different specialty offerings to choose from. For those interested in accumulating rewards, it pays to do a little investigation and choose the cards that maximize the types of benefits that best ...

The areas in Britain offering the biggest house price discounts
... News · Showbiz & TV · Sport · Comment · Finance · Travel · Entertainment · Life & Style · Personal Finance · City & Business · Retirement · The Crusader · Home · Finance · Personal Finance; The areas in Britain offering the biggest house price ...

The Rise of Poshtels
Tags: personal finance, travel, money, savings, hotels · Susan Johnston Taylor Contributor. Susan Johnston Taylor contributes to the money section of USNews.com. Her articles on business and personal finance have also appeared in or on The Boston ...

How far $1 goes in your state and why millennials don't cook
Happy Wednesday, MarketWatchers! Make the second half of the week even better than the first. Start by reading these top stories in personal finance. Personal Finance. Why millennials don't know how to cook. Many millennials spend less than 20 minutes ...

Personal Finance: 10 tips for becoming a knowledgeable renter
On the hunt for a new apartment? A move can be an exciting opportunity to explore a new area or meet new people. However, competitive rental markets can make it difficult to find a desirable place on a budget. Keep these 10 tips in mind to manage the ...

Personal Finance: 10 tips for becoming a knowledgeable renter
On the hunt for a new apartment? A move can be an exciting opportunity to explore a new area or meet new people. However, competitive rental markets can make it difficult to find a desirable place on a budget. Keep these 10 tips in mind to manage the ...

How Your House Can Save Your Retirement | Personal Finance ...
How Your House Can Save Your Retirement | Personal Finance ...

Getting ill abroad can cost as much as A HOUSE
London · HOME · News · Showbiz & TV · Sport · Comment · Finance · Travel · Entertainment · Life & Style · Personal Finance · City & Business · Retirement · The Crusader · Home · Finance · Personal Finance; Getting ill abroad can cost as much as A HOUSE ...

6 Financial Perks of Being Young
Tags: personal finance, personal budgets, money, Salaries and Benefits, investing · Susannah Snider Staff Writer. Susannah Snider is the Personal Finance editor at U.S. News. She previously covered paying for college and graduate school. You can follow ...

What Democrats and Republicans Agree On: Money
Based on the election coverage, you might think Republicans and Democrats disagree about everything. Turns out, that's not the case when it comes to their money, according to personal finance surveys out today from Lincoln Financial Group and ...

5 Surprising Things That Could Leave You Poor
Tags: personal finance, consumers, personal budgets, savings, credit, smoking and tobacco · Maryalene LaPonsie Contributor. Maryalene LaPonsie is a freelance writer who has been reporting on personal finance, retirement, higher education and insurance ...

Kiplinger's Personal Finance - Trim your taxes in retirement
The key to avoiding a big tax bill is to start planning for required minimum distributions well before your 70th birthday. ........................ ADVERTISEMENT ...................... Posted: Saturday, August 13, 2016 10:30 pm. Kiplinger's Personal ...

Taking the Person Out of Personal Finance
There's never been a better time to be an individual investor in terms of choice, cost, and safeguards, especially if you reside in the United States, which consistently ranks at the top of Morningstar's global survey of best markets for fund investors ...

Personal finance: Don't fret about taking on a college loan, but do your homework first
Graduates of some weak colleges have trouble afterward getting jobs or paying off loans. If you find a troubled school, consider another or limit your borrowing. Gail MarksJarvis is a personal finance columnist for the Chicago Tribune and author of ...

5 Steps to Making Better Financial Decisions
Take it slow when navigating your way through a maze of financial decisions to secure your future. — Istock. As a financial planner, I once attended a training course on how to land a new client. The course was all about whipping up excitement with ...

3 Ways Scammers Find You
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Teens and Personal Finance Survey Reveals … Optimism?
Count on teens to have a different perspective, even when the topics are the cost of college and student loan debt. The 2016 Junior Achievement Teens and Personal Finance Survey reveals that those between the ages of 13 and 17 are much more optimistic ...

How to Resell a Canceled Event or Trip
Tags: personal finance, money, shopping, savings, marriage · Susan Johnston Taylor Contributor. Susan Johnston Taylor contributes to the money section of USNews.com. Her articles on business and personal finance have also appeared in or on The ...

Six basics to consider before Investing with a robo advisor
Robo advisors are no substitute for a basic personal finance education. It's easy to sign up for a robo fund or even find a fee-only financial planner, but it's still important to cultivate your own financial knowledge. Consider public resources on ...

3 Financial Challenges of Having a Child Outside of Marriage
Tags: personal finance, money, wills, taxes, marriage · Susannah Snider Staff Writer. Susannah Snider is the Personal Finance editor at U.S. News. She previously covered paying for college and graduate school. You can follow her on Twitter or email her ...

10 Nontraditional Ways to Fund Your Retirement
Tags: home refinancing, home prices, second careers, retirement, money, personal finance · Maryalene LaPonsie Contributor. Maryalene LaPonsie is a freelance writer who has been reporting on personal finance, retirement, higher education and insurance ...

Clemson offers credit for personal finance course
With Clemson University students on average facing $30,000 to $37,000 in student loan debt after graduation, a new personal finance course aims to help students prepare for making those payments. Finance instructor-lecturer Josh Harris said millennials ...

Clemson offers credit for personal finance course
With Clemson University students on average facing $30,000 to $37,000 in student loan debt after graduation, a new personal finance course aims to help students prepare for making those payments. Finance instructor-lecturer Josh Harris said millennials ...

Sparse Pence personal finance disclosure offers sharp contrast with Trump
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence speaks during a press conference March 31, 2015 at the Indiana State Library in Indianapolis. Mike Pence, the Republican vice presidential candidate, filed a sparse financial disclosure, suggesting a relatively modest income and ...

Warsaw best value for culture vultures
Warsaw has been named the best-value city break destination for UK culture vultures grappling with the slump in sterling, writes Claer Barrett. The Polish capital was found to be the cheapest of 17 “cultural capitals” surveyed in the annual Post Office ...

PERSONAL FINANCE: Can you really afford that lifestyle?
Executives whose luxury lifestyle is funded by their employer may need to consider that in real life, they are not that rich. Saturday August 20 2016. Many executives compare themselves on the basis of similar lifestyles instead of really looking at ...



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