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How to teach personal finance to kids
Back when my siblings and I were younger we were often jealous of our friends who got an allowance. Our parents raised us on the mindset that they had the money and we were dead broke. Our allowance was the roof over our head and the food on our ...

Personal Finance: Six ways to save on your next car
Looking for an eco-friendly subcompact or the thrills that come with a sports car? Perhaps the practicality of a sedan or a spacious SUV better fits your needs? No matter what type of vehicle is calling your name, planning your purchase can help you ...

International Personal Finance Plc (IPF) Upgraded at Peel Hunt
International Personal Finance Plc logo International Personal Finance Plc (LON:IPF) was upgraded by Peel Hunt to an “add” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday. The firm currently has a GBX 300 ($3.92) target price on ...

Americans' debt problems have evolved
Forty-three percent ranked personal finance as the most difficult subject to discuss with family, friends and colleagues. That beat out politics (28%), sex (14%), religion (10%) and health (5%). However, this latest survey marks a notable change from a ...

6 Mistakes People Make When Buying Furniture
Tags: personal finance, money, consumers, shopping, credit cards, personal budgets · 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 great ...

Should You Switch Doctors Once You Turn 65?
Maryalene LaPonsie is a freelance writer who has been reporting on personal finance, retirement, higher education and insurance for more than seven years. You can connect with her on LinkedIn, circle her on Google+ or check out her personal website at ...

Kiplinger's Personal Finance - Six steps to a successful home remodel
If you're planning to completely renovate your present home or build a new one, a construction loan will maximize your borrowing power. ........................ ADVERTISEMENT ...................... Posted: Saturday, September 3, 2016 10:30 pm ...

Personal finance: Surge in renters making the US less affordable
Personal finance: Surge in renters making the US less affordable. By Gail MarksJarvis, Chicago Tribune on Sep 4, 2016 at 10:00 p.m.. For decades, the U.S. has been a standout in the world as the land where people fulfilled the American Dream by owning ...

International Personal Finance Plc (IPF) Upgraded to Add at Peel Hunt
International Personal Finance Plc logo Peel Hunt upgraded shares of International Personal Finance Plc (LON:IPF) to an add rating in a report published on Friday. The firm currently has GBX 300 ($3.92) price target on the stock, down from their ...

About.com launches The Balance, a personal finance website for everyone
In a quest to dismantle itself and become more relevant in the 21st Century, IAC-owned About.com is launching another standalone vertical in the form of The Balance, a personal finance website tailored to today's millennial. The Balance is focused on ...

Personal Finance Tactics to Help Grow Your Business
What's amazing when I think about that side-business today is how much I learned about personal finance and how I've been able to apply that knowledge to my current business. In fact, those personal finance tactics have been able to help my business ...

Personal Finance Tactics to Help Grow Your Business
What's amazing when I think about that side-business today is how much I learned about personal finance and how I've been able to apply that knowledge to my current business. In fact, those personal finance tactics have been able to help my business ...

About.com's New Personal Finance Brand “The Balance” to Ring The Nasdaq Stock Market Opening Bell
“The Balance,” a new personal finance brand launched today by About.com will visit the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square. The Balance simplifies and demystifies personal finance by delivering clear, practical advice to strengthen consumers' lifelong ...

8 Times to Talk to a Financial Advisor
... Feel Better About Your 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 Twitter or email her at [email protected] ...

FSCL appoints personal finance journalist Mary Holm to board
Ms Holm, who is also a director of the Financial Markets Authority, writes a personal finance column in the Weekend Herald, presents a financial segment on RNZ, and is a best-selling author and seminar presenter on personal finance. She has been the ...

6 Ways Your Teen Driver Will Affect Your Wallet | Personal Finance ...
6 Ways Your Teen Driver Will Affect Your Wallet | Personal Finance ...

7 personal finance skills for college kids
Not all students will be ready for a credit card, but responsible students can start building a credit history early. (Photo: Alliance/Shutterstock). One of the best skills you can give your college student is money management, preferably while they ...

International Personal Finance Plc (LON:IPF) Given Consensus Rating of "Hold" by Brokerages
International Personal Finance Plc logo Shares of International Personal Finance Plc (LON:IPF) have been assigned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the eight research firms that are currently covering the company. Two equities research analysts ...

2 New Money Books You'll Want to Get
When's the last time you sat down and read a personal finance book? My guess is: not lately. Well, I've just read two terrific new ones that I think you should, too. I write about money for a living and learned quite a bit from both. I picked up even ...

The 5 best states to retire to that AREN'T Florida or Arizona
“When you dream of retirement, you're probably not dreaming about the tax code,” says AJ Smith, vice president of content at personal finance portal SmartAsset. But maybe you should, because taxes can vary a great deal from state to state. In addition ...

Should Preschoolers Be Taught Personal Finance?
Did you have a toy cash register as a toddler? It just might have set you on the course to being a financially capable adult. In its just released Building Blocks report, the Consumer Financial Protection Board explores how to prepare kids for ...

Personal Finance Tips for Successful Money Management
MMNT: What personal finance and investment principles or philosophies do you adhere to? VS: Our core teaching programs are centered on helping people gain knowledge, build positive financial habits, enlist a trusted team of advisors, and undertake ...

Waller shares experiences in personal finance column
Last month, Waller began writing a biweekly personal finance column for The Ledger. This week's installment can be found on Page C10. “There's such a need for people to understand insurance better, both on the business and personal sides,” said Waller, ...

'Star Trek' at 50 and why it's gotten so hard to get a mortgage
Happy Thursday, MarketWatchers! We hope your weeks are going well. Take a look at these top stories in personal finance. Personal Finance. 'Star Trek' at 50: A franchise still givin' 'er all she's got. The original “Star Trek” television show first ...

'Star Trek' at 50 and why it's gotten so hard to get a mortgage
Happy Thursday, MarketWatchers! We hope your weeks are going well. Take a look at these top stories in personal finance. Personal Finance. 'Star Trek' at 50: A franchise still givin' 'er all she's got. The original “Star Trek” television show first ...

How to Find Low-Cost Marriage Counseling | Personal Finance | US ...
How to Find Low-Cost Marriage Counseling | Personal Finance | US ...

Are You Taking Too Much From Your Retirement Funds? | Personal ...
Are You Taking Too Much From Your Retirement Funds? | Personal ...

Moak: College freshmen face lesson in personal finance
On college campuses across the nation, millions of newly minted college students are experiencing the thrill of independence (and perhaps a little apprehension) as they launch their college careers. While many freshmen are busy settling into their ...

The Nation's Housing Surprising gender gaps in home buying, mortgages
Gender, marital status and mortgages don't get a lot of research attention in real estate, but two new reports examine the exceptional role of single women in the home purchase marketplace and the challenges they face in getting a loan. A couple of ...

Five personal finance rules to follow
One-size-fits-all financial advice isn't supposed to work, as the rules that guide us should be molded to our individual situations. But some rules of thumb can be really helpful. Here are five money rules to live by: Buy used cars, drive them for 10 ...

Who should self-insure for long-term care?
Q: My wife and I are considering whether to purchase a long-term-care insurance plan and, if so, what type. Our adviser has suggested considering asset-based long-term care. With this type of plan, we would pay the premium in a single payment, or over ...

Low-earning bank accounts aren't best spot for all your money
Melissa Lambarena is a staff writer at NerdWallet, a personal finance website. Email: [email protected] Twitter:@LissaLambarena. NerdWallet is a USA TODAY content partner providing general news, commentary and coverage from around the ...

Personal finance: Once considered safe, 'smart' funds may be dumb ...
Personal finance: Once considered safe, 'smart' funds may be dumb ...

Personal finance: Whom do you trust?
The financial industry is fraught with stories of unassuming individuals being taken advantage of by wolves in sheep's clothing. There are also numerous professionals doing incredible work to help individuals, families, businesses and organizations ...

The 29 best ways to invest in the US
To weather and potentially capitalize on this ambiguity, the money experts at Credio -- a personal finance research site from Graphiq -- found the best ways to invest in America. First, they took a look at the most profitable and successful segments of ...

It's never too late to learn these 10 personal finance skills
Being intentional about your spending puts you in charge of your money rather than letting it control you. (Photo: Christopher Edwin Nuzzaco/Shutterstock). No matter how practiced we are at managing our money, it's never too late to learn new hacks to ...

Ask an Attorney: Personal finance 102, Budgeting for essentials ...
Ask an Attorney: Personal finance 102, Budgeting for essentials ...

Ask an Attorney: Personal finance 102, Budgeting for essentials
In the Aug. 28 edition of The Sunday, we went over the basics of tracking your spending. But understanding your spending is just the first step in creating a simple budget. I know “budget” is a scary word for some; it involves planning, math and ...

The Best New Personal Finance Apps And Sites
Not long ago, new personal finance apps and sites were all the rage. They'd help you size up your finances (Mint, FlexScore), manage your debt (CreditKarma, Credit Sesame) and invest smarter and for less money (Wealthfront, Betterment, Future Advisor, ...

The largest wealth transfer in history and how Facebook could destroy your finances
Happy Monday, MarketWatchers! Get back on that work week grind with these top stories in personal finance. Personal Finance. What college students need to know about credit cards. When it comes to finances, there are some lessons college students ...

How a predatory loan makes banks the bad guys in 'Hell or High Water'
Yes, director David Mackenzie's cops-and-robbers tale explores big themes like family loyalty, mortality and the pursuit of justice in a world of unjust systems bent on breaking the spirit of the individual. But it's also a movie about -- wait for it ...

4 Critical Personal Finance Tips for Your First Years After College ...
4 Critical Personal Finance Tips for Your First Years After College ...

The nation's top colleges and the three most hated taxes
Happy Tuesday, MarketWatchers! We hope you had great days today. Here are your top stories in personal finance. Personal Finance. Does having an NFL team in your city boost housing prices? Even winning a professional football team back to your city ...

Personal Finance: Are you tough enough for the stock market?
Investors have a wide range of potential vehicles through which to grow their savings. Among the basic asset classes of stocks, bonds and cash, the clear winner historically has been the stock market, producing long-term returns far in excess of bonds ...

Should You Post Your Consumer Complaint on Twitter or Facebook?
A few years ago, when Jim Wang, founder of the personal finance blog Wallet Hacks, wanted to complain to Southwest Airlines about spotty in-flight Wi-Fi to receive a refund for the $7 connection fee, he tweeted at the airline. Southwest's social media ...

Kiplinger's Personal Finance: Tips on paying for long-term-care premiums
You can make a tax-free 1035 exchange from a cash-value life insurance policy to pay long-term-care premiums. ........................ ADVERTISEMENT ...................... Posted: Saturday, September 17, 2016 10:30 pm. Kiplinger's Personal Finance ...

Charts: US households' income shows biggest jump since recession
Fresh yearly data from the U.S. Census Bureau showed median, inflation-adjusted household income rose 5.2 percent to $56,516 in 2015, the highest level since $57,423 in 2007, when the recession began. Gains were spread across the income spectrum ...

SALT Program adds spice to personal finance education
Stephanie Santora, a senior communication major, has a fear of graduating and paying off the loans she has acquired over her four years of college. Her eyes grew wide when she learned that Seton Hall offers a program to help relieve some of this stress ...

How 3 Personal Finance Bloggers Collectively Paid Off Over $300000 in Debt
Chances are that you and most people you know have debt, and few of you are discussing it — let alone blogging about it. But some people are opening up about this sensitive subject online, discussing their specific debts, how they accrued them and the ...

Five Massive Trends Towards The Customer-Centric Future Of Personal Finance
There are currently more entrepreneurs (and their venture capitalist backers) focused on improving the financial experiences for people around the world than at any time in history. The pace of change is accelerating, and massive disruptions are just ...



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