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We live in a consumer nation, where it has long been the case that many of us are encouraged to spend and to pay it off with money we don't have, which then racks up our debt. This mentality has shifted a little during the recession; people are gradually...
From: SavvySugar | By: Emily-Co | Friday, August 28, 2015
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While we've made some strides already toward a clean-energy future, we risk leaving much of the population behind...
From: Salon.com | By: Peter Finocchiaro | Friday, August 28, 2015
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Filed under: Retirement, Personal Finance, Job Market, Retirement Plans, 401K Shutterstock By Ellen Chang NEW YORK -- Americans are still woefully lacking in their retirement savings with only 19 percent who are saving more this year compared to last...
From: Daily Finance | By: TheStreet.com | Saturday, August 29, 2015
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Querido Señor Rubio: I am not a Republican. However, after years of studying Plato, I have taken to heart his message from The Republic, and consider it my personal responsibility, as a member of a democracy, to educate myself about the relevant issues...
From: AOL Television | By: Bertha Alvarez Manninen | Friday, August 28, 2015
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This post Will Obama Confiscate 401(k) Accounts? appeared first on Daily Reckoning. Dave Gonigam vets a reader concern: Does Obama's new proposal mean he'll confiscate 401(k) accounts? The post Will Obama Confiscate 401(k) Accounts? appeared first on...
From: The Daily Reckoning | By: Dave Gonigam | Friday, August 28, 2015
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WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joe Biden thinks Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) can help him look good as a presidential contender, probably because he knows firsthand she can make him look bad.  Biden met with Warren this week in an effort to boost his...
From: TV Squad | By: Arthur Delaney | Friday, August 28, 2015
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The Carlyle Group has agreed to acquire McLean, Virginia-based Novetta, a provider of advanced analytics solutions, from Arlington Capital Partners. No financial terms were disclosed. Morgan Stanley & Co LLC and Houlihan Lokey provided financial...
From: PE Hub | By: Iris Dorbian | Friday, August 28, 2015
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The stock market had a wild ride this week. And it ultimately ended up even better than it started.  This week we saw a 1,000 point drop in the Dow in minutes, another drop of around 600 points in an hour of trading, and another day that saw...
From: Business Insider | By: Bob Bryan | Saturday, August 29, 2015
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Filed under: Federal Reserve, Bonds, Stock Markets, Interest Rates, Investing ShutterstockWith companies seeking to lock in long-term borrowing costs, corporate bonds have gained popularity. If it's fizzy, it's iffy. That's the key thing to know about...
From: Daily Finance | By: U.S. News | Saturday, August 29, 2015
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- There will never be another Warren Buffett. But there will eventually be another chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway , the one-time hedge fund Buffett has turned into an operating colossus. Who Buffett will pick -- and what...
From: TheStreet | By: Tim Mullaney | Friday, August 28, 2015
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When the markets panic, it's time to keep your wits about you and not do anything rash.
From: The National Abu Dhabi | Friday, August 28, 2015
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NEW YORK (Real Money) -- Jim Cramer fills his blog on RealMoney every day with his up-to-the-minute reactions to what's happening in the market and his legendary ahead-of-the-crowd ideas. This week he blogged on: Why China won't cause us as much pain...
From: TheStreet | By: Jim Cramer | Saturday, August 29, 2015
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Deceiving consumers is a trademark for most unscrupulous operations attempting to collect debts that aren’t actually owed. Shady collectors have been known to lie about debts, misrepresent themselves as officers of the law, threaten lawsuits and, in...
From: Consumerist | By: Ashlee Kieler | Friday, August 28, 2015
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Ever since the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the Federal Reserve has engaged in financial experimentation that has delivered the weakest rebound on record while spreading deleterious effects around the globe that author Brendan Brown, in a forthcoming...
From: Reuters | By: Edward Chancellor | Friday, August 28, 2015
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A new program aims to help poor and minority families qualify for mortgages....
From: The Atlantic | By: Gillian B. White | Friday, August 28, 2015
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This post This Market Is a “Wheelbarrow of Dynamite” Waiting to Blow appeared first on Daily Reckoning. Bill Bonner speculates whether or not Saint Janet will raise rates next month as expected, and what will happen to the fragile stock market......
From: The Daily Reckoning | By: Bill Bonner | Friday, August 28, 2015
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As 2016 draws near, most report being satisfied with their own lives, but not with the direction of the country....
From: The Atlantic | By: Russell Berman | Friday, August 28, 2015
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As 2016 draws near, most Americans report being satisfied with their own lives, but not with the direction of the country....
From: The Atlantic | By: Russell Berman | Friday, August 28, 2015
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Source: POPSUGAR Photography I went to community college, and I absolutely don't regret it. When I was in high school, I felt ashamed to tell my peers where I was headed. Being friends with a group of supersmart AP students, I was made to feel as though...
From: SavvySugar | By: Macy-Williams | Friday, August 28, 2015
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Everything I learned about money, I learned from my wealthy uncle.
From: The Billfold | By: Sara Bibel | Friday, August 28, 2015
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I recently read an interview with comedian-of-the-moment, Amy Schumer, in which her genius way of turning insecurity into comic fodder shed some light on the subject of self worth. She explained that her stand up routines often use the experiences of...
From: AOL Television | By: Nate Zubal | Friday, August 28, 2015
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Have you been offered a new job? Congratulations! Starting a new job can be one of the most exciting times in your life. It's an opportunity to take on new, challenging responsibilities with a clean slate. But your job is so much more than just a title...
From: Urlesque | By: GoGirl Finance | Friday, August 28, 2015
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Pharmaceutical stocks were not immune to the recent market sell off, which means several stocks could present buying opportunities. Credit Suisse highlights eight stocks that have been beaten down that also have upcoming events...
From: TheStreet | By: Laurie Kulikowski | Friday, August 28, 2015
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Although you might be proud of your frugal ways, there are many more ways you could be wasting money. Don't let your efforts go to waste and be conscious of how you're spending to keep a tight rein on your bank account. Now that's not to say that you...
From: SavvySugar | By: Emily-Co | Friday, August 28, 2015
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While Washington pays lip service to Central America's dire social situation, local communities in the region are doing something to address the root causes of poverty and violence, from the lack of educational and economic opportunities to environmental...
From: Truthout | Friday, August 28, 2015
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Kudos for Paul Weitz for recognizing that a foul-mouthed Lily Tomlin vehicle is definitely something that should exist. On that we’re in total agreement. I just wish it would exist better. In Grandma, Tomlin plays a tell-it-like-it-is, take-no-prisoners...
From: FilmDrunk | By: Vince Mancini | Friday, August 28, 2015
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Greatbatch Inc has agreed to buy medical devices maker Lake Region Medical for about $1.73 billion in cash and stock. Piper Jaffray is serving as financial advisor to Greatbatch on the transaction. Lake Region Medical is backed by Bain Capital and KKR....
From: PE Hub | By: Iris Dorbian | Friday, August 28, 2015
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The good news is that the 2016 presidential race has become a “mad-as-hell” campaign. The better news is: Bernie Sanders will win it. Campaigns of the mad-as-hell type are rare in our American politics. The past five presidential election seasons—stretching...
From: In These Times | By: Theo Anderson | Friday, August 28, 2015
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In addition, the Consumer Federation of America finds that just 57% of people surveyed were…
From: Black Enterprise | By: Stacey Tisdale | Friday, August 28, 2015
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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- When China -- the planet's second-largest economy -- takes a dive, it understandably anguishes investors globally. It's the most cash-rich, with the biggest hoard of foreign exchange reserves in the world and low levels of...
From: TheStreet | By: Phil DeAngelo | Friday, August 28, 2015
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My partner and I are breaking up after 20 years. Neither of us trusts the other's judgement and dividing our only asset has become hugely problematic. We purchased our home 18 years ago as a fixer-upper in what has since become a very desirable location,...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Anonymous | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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Greece’s top Supreme Court judge was appointed caretaker prime minister on Thursday and will lead the country until elections next month....
From: New York Times | By: REUTERS | Friday, August 28, 2015
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Financial literacy and security is what every millennial needs to learn about. These days, millennials are having quite a difficult time surviving due to the nature of the times we live in. With the Great Recession of 2008 now behind us, maybe it's time...
From: Lemondrop | By: Shazir Mucklai | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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Today's letters: Hamilton has a debt problem & the importance of history and civics education
From: Newark Star-Ledger | By: Times of Trenton Letters to the Editor | Saturday, August 29, 2015
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A question on a Facebook forum on "why the 'general government' line item in the budget for FY 2009 grew about $6M over the prior year?" was one I thought I could answer. I recalled the discussion about moving the Facilities budget from the School side...
From: Franklin Matters | Saturday, August 29, 2015
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Goldman Sachs has made $497 million this year advising technology companies on anything from acquisitions to equity and debt deals.
From: The Economic Times | Saturday, August 29, 2015
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- What a week it has been. After enormous selling pressure on Monday and Tuesday, investors came back and stocks actually finished higher on the week, with the S&P 500 up 0.9%.  The 1,830 level acted as support for the S&P...
From: TheStreet | By: Bret Kenwell | Saturday, August 29, 2015
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Filed under: Economic Recovery, Food & Beverage, Restaurants, Travel Industry Max Becherer/APNames restaurant owner Hieu Doan talks with customers in New Orleans. The Vietnamese restaurant infuses the famous flavors of New Orleans with traditional...
From: Daily Finance | By: The Associated Press | Saturday, August 29, 2015
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Former Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' leftist Syriza will emerge as the biggest party in next month's election but without the majority it was hoping for, the first opinion polls since he resigned last week have shown.
From: Sydney Morning Herald | Saturday, August 29, 2015
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When George W. Bush signed TARP legislation on October 3, 2008, the Republican president engaged in the definition of socialism. In reality, true socialism combines government and tax dollars with the ownership of private industry, as indicated by the...
From: TV Squad | By: H. A. Goodman | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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Last summer, a consumer in Wisconsin filed a lawsuit against online retailer Accessory Outlet over what she called a bogus $250 fine the company imposed, claiming she breached the terms of sale when she threatened to have the charge canceled after the...
From: Consumerist | By: Ashlee Kieler | Wednesday, August 26, 2015
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Illinois faces a bill backlog and cash shortage so severe, the state comptroller’s office juggles 5,000 calls a week from vendors asking for their money. The competing demands for a piece of the state’s financial pie as it muddles through a budget...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Natasha Korecki | Saturday, August 29, 2015
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Couple blindsided by student loan stipulation, brokers sort it out Mortgage advisers: Single-family home in Rockridge. Loan type: 30-year fixed. After getting pre-qualified by a well-known national bank, a young couple was eager to go house hunting in...
From: San Francisco Chronicle | Saturday, August 29, 2015
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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The bottom seems to have fallen out of Brazil's economy, with the government reporting Friday that the gross domestic product plunged 1.9 percent in the second quarter alone, once again throwing the nation into a technical recession.It's...
From: Business Insider | By: Brad Brooks | Saturday, August 29, 2015
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(Reuters) - Private equity firm Carlyle Group LP has been exploring a sale of aircraft leasing and maintenance company Landmark Aviation for as much as $1.7 billion, including debt, people familiar with the matter said on Friday....
From: Reuters | Friday, August 28, 2015
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Photo credit to Archibaldholtzhausen.com. I've watched and read the fallout from the New York Times recent article now for over a week. And I agree, the initial story paints a disturbing picture. But it isn't the only picture; there is always another...
From: AOL Television | By: Great Work Cultures | Friday, August 28, 2015
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Yes, it is true. Student loan defaults are sizable. Recent data show that 7 million individuals are at least one year late in their payments. Before panic sets in and allegations fly about how expensive higher education is, how unsustainable the debt...
From: Urlesque | By: Karen Gross | Friday, August 28, 2015
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Isabel Ortiz in the LA Review of Books: MAD MAX: FURY ROAD does not look like an animated movie. Throughout the film, Charlize Theron’s Imperator Furiosa is gorgeously sweaty, her skin is granularly textured, and her face is paint-smeared. Tom...
From: Three Quarks Daily | By: Robin Varghese | Friday, August 28, 2015
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Another poll confirms the fact that Americans of all political stripes continue to hold Congress is disdain.
From: Outside the Beltway | By: Doug Mataconis | Friday, August 28, 2015
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There’s something just so satisfying about watching someone absolutely snipe a disc golf ace, especially when they react by celebrating like a mad man. Such was the case with this deaf man, who unleashed a first throw between two large trees to earn...
From: With Leather | By: Pete Blackburn | Friday, August 28, 2015
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