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Great advice. The follow except is always a good reminder from MA Consumer AffairsHow can you avoid falling victim to a refinancing scam?Ask questions! Scammers use high pressure tactics to get you to act quickly. When you start asking questions about...
From: Franklin Matters | Monday, January 23, 2017
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When just about anyone can call themselves a financial planner, it’s understandably hard for consumers to know whom to trust for financial advice. See, unlike doctors and lawyers who have to meet certain standards in order to hold themselves out as...
From: The Simple Dollar | By: Matt Becker | Monday, January 23, 2017
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“Just finance it!” This has been the advice that the U.S. has given to young people for decades now. We borrow money to go to college, to buy houses, to buy cars and even to make everyday purchases. We’re bombarded by internet ads and junk mail...
From: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | By: By Noah Smith | Monday, January 23, 2017
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Threads connecting Trump to Russian business (and crime) go back decades, and could be the big secret he's hiding
From: Salon.com | By: Paul Rosenberg | Sunday, January 22, 2017
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Ann Carrns, New York TimesTHE decorations have been put away, and mailboxes are now filling with credit card bills instead of holiday cards.If you binged on gifts and entertainment in December and your card balances are higher than you were expecting,...
From: Real Clear Markets | By: Ann Carrns, New York Times | Monday, January 23, 2017
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I understand diversification; the idea is that one should spread capital over a variety of investments to mitigate risk. This question is about diversification across Roth IRA/401(k), state pension accounts, and real estate. TL;DR Does it make sense...
From: Money Stack Exchange | By: acpilot | Monday, January 23, 2017
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Quercus, which specialises in renewable energy projects, expects to open an office by the summer, probably within the free zone of Dubai Multi-Commodities Centre.
From: The National Abu Dhabi | Sunday, January 22, 2017
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Is there room for a politics that embraces abortion rights, economic rights, civil liberties, free trade, and immigration? Yes, now more than ever.
From: Reason | By: Nick Gillespie | Saturday, January 21, 2017
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Democrats constantly triangulate in search of public opinion, while Republicans are driven by pro-life activism
From: Salon.com | By: Sean McElwee | Sunday, January 22, 2017
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Trump’s inner circle has embraced the comparison to Jackson, America's first populist president, so he better get to work on the national debt.
From: Reason | By: Eric Boehm | Saturday, January 21, 2017
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Some of the most important lessons I’ve learned about money have come from personal finance books. While reading Your Money or Your Life, for example, I realized the money I earned was representative of my life force – and that each time I wasted...
From: The Simple Dollar | By: Holly Johnson | Sunday, January 22, 2017
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Twenty-one historians explain which moments in history are closest to this one—and what we can learn.
From: Politico | By: POLITICO MAGAZINE | Sunday, January 22, 2017
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'This is not a period, this is a comma in the continuing story of building America,' Obama tells supporters The post Obama leaves the White House with words of hope appeared first on Macleans.ca....
From: Macleans | By: The Associated Press | Friday, January 20, 2017
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by Eric Umansky and Ariana Tobin Today is the first day of Donald Trump’s presidency. Like many in journalism, we’ve been thinking hard these past few months about where and how we should focus our newsroom. Our work remains the same as when we started...
From: ProPublica | By: ProPublica | Friday, January 20, 2017
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The start of the new year feels like a financial clean slate — right up until your credit card bills arrive.
From: Denver Post | By: The Associated Press | Sunday, January 22, 2017
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The new president has repeatedly vowed to make America less open, less free, and more burdened by an expansive federal government.
From: Reason | By: Peter Suderman | Friday, January 20, 2017
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The Senate minority leader wasn't just boring and long-winded on Friday. He gave Trump the kind of political cover that Democrats will come to regret.
From: Politico | By: Michael Grunwald | Saturday, January 21, 2017
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A friend of mine took a loan from LendingClub last year so as to pay off some credit cards and other debt and to have just a single payment to make each month. Admittedly the interest rate offered by LendingClub was not particularly low: it's 21.18%...
From: Money Stack Exchange | By: user100487 | Sunday, January 22, 2017
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Rising interest rates spell fatter returns on credit cards for banks this year — but not for customers trying to save for a rainy day. Americans have entered 2017 groaning under $992.4 billion in credit card debt. Following the Federal Reserve’s...
From: New York Post | By: Catherine Curan | Sunday, January 22, 2017
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Wayne Barrett died the day before the inauguration of a man whose rise he labored for decades to prevent.
From: Politico | By: Michael Kruse | Friday, January 20, 2017
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Charging new home buyers for the costs of new public school system sounds tempting, but there are several significant policy and practical problems with this approach.
From: Denver Post | By: Scott Smith | Sunday, January 22, 2017
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By Rashid Abdi Sudan and South Sudan's relationship is of vital importance to resolving conflicts in both countries. Khartoum, and other countries in the region, clearly benefit from a stable South Sudan. Once-fraught relations between the two countries...
From: Sudan Tribune | By: SudanTribube.com | Monday, January 23, 2017
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An obsession with the Wild West compelled then-Mayor Steve Reed to scour the country for artifacts and plan for a museum to house them all in the unlikely location of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
From: Denver Post | By: The Associated Press | Monday, January 23, 2017
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Still crystal gazing on 2017 at the backdrop of bearish stock sentiments in the first three weeks of trading, investment analysts are yet to be conclusive on the outlook for the current year. The post What to look out for in investing, 2017 appeared...
From: Vanguard News Nigeria | By: Tony | Monday, January 23, 2017
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As some of you might recall, in December of 2015, I went long treasuries, due to my belief that negative … The post Treasuries Besieged by ‘Idiot Money’: Record Shorts in Treasuries Paint an Ominous Picture for Bond Bears appeared first on Trading...
From: iBankCoin | By: Dr. Fly | Monday, January 23, 2017
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The Left is not just in disarray--it is in complete collapse because the working class has awakened to the Left's betrayal and abandonment of the working class in favor of building personal wealth and power.The source of the angry angst rippling through...
From: Of Two Minds | By: Charles Hugh Smith | Monday, January 23, 2017
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Anyone following the Flip or Flop divorce knows things have not been pretty between Tarek and Christina El Moussa. It was on January 10 of this year that Tarek El Moussa filed for divorce against his wife Christina, per TMZ. In the divorce documents...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Trisha Faulkner | Monday, January 23, 2017
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Politicians, preparing for inaugurals, scurry for their histories. The Republican Senator Roy Blunt, who welcomed the crowd to Donald Trump’s Inauguration, chose to commemorate the peaceful transitions of the late eighteenth century, when partisan...
From: New Yorker | By: Benjamin Wallace-Wells | Friday, January 20, 2017
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“I think he will do well because he has a business mindset. He has no loyalty to politicians."
From: The Atlantic | By: Alexia Fernández Campbell | Friday, January 20, 2017
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Don’t be fooled by inaugural pomp: The Trump administration is plotting a return to plutocracy.
From: The Atlantic | By: Derek Thompson | Friday, January 20, 2017
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The best recent writing about school
From: The Atlantic | By: Hayley Glatter | Friday, January 20, 2017
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To cut logistical costs and boost profits, the education loan management company allegedly steered borrowers away from repayment plans that would have been more appropriate to their circumstances, says the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in a lawsuit....
From: Christian Science Monitor | Friday, January 20, 2017
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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Friday, arraigned Mr Fredrick Ogbueifun before Justice P.A. Ajoku of the Federal High Court, Benin, Edo State on a 33-count charge for alleged abuse of office to the tune of N317 million. The accused...
From: Vanguard News Nigeria | By: Tony | Sunday, January 22, 2017
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Here's the analysts' take on what to expect in this year.
From: Khaleej Times | Saturday, January 21, 2017
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WikiLeaks is urging hackers to hack into Donald Trump’s tax returns and send it to them after White House counselor Kellyanne Conway confirmed on Sunday that the new President had no intentions of releasing them. Speaking on ABC News’ Sunday morning...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Mohit Priyadarshi | Sunday, January 22, 2017
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The Democratic Party’s death is imminent at this point. Rather than react to the fact that Hillary Clinton and the neoliberal agenda she embodies were an utter failure this election and the quest to win the moderate voter is in vain, the Democratic...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Veronica Tash | Sunday, January 22, 2017
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Her Excellency, wife of Senate President and Chairperson, Wellbeing Foundation Africa, Mrs. Toyin Saraki has called on Nigerians in both public and private sector to support retired Nigerian military men and women to re-enter the society and their home...
From: Vanguard News Nigeria | By: Okogba | Saturday, January 21, 2017
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Bubbles, bubbles and more bubbles. Guest, Harry Dent has plenty to share about his bold predictions on the next crash and then opportunity that will emerge. Andrew and Harry cover China, the global debt bubble and even sunspot cycles. Trump is now officially...
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It's a scary place to be — in debt and afraid.
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This post Here Come the Big Spenders — Fiscal Bloodbath Dead Ahead appeared first on Daily Reckoning. David Stockman gives you a sober assessment of the forces Trump’s up against. Read on... The post Here Come the Big Spenders — Fiscal Bloodbath...
From: The Daily Reckoning | By: David Stockman | Saturday, January 21, 2017
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A mother and daughter face losing their home, valued at €55,000, after the High Court upheld objections by a financial services firm to her proposed personal insolvency arrangement (PIA).
From: Irish Examiner | By: Ann O’Loughlin | Saturday, January 21, 2017
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The UAE has been among the countries in the region that have done a better job of diversifying its economy and coming up with new streams of revenue.
From: The National Abu Dhabi | Sunday, January 22, 2017
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Paying off your smallest debts first could keep you motivated to continue working toward financial freedom.
From: Business Insider | By: Emmie Martin | Friday, January 20, 2017
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Riverstone Properties has acquired Richmond, Virginia-based James Center, comprised of three office towers, for $108 million. The seller was LNR Property, a subsidiary of Starwood Property Trust Inc. Holliday Fenoglio Fowler represented the seller on...
From: PE Hub | By: Iris Dorbian | Friday, January 20, 2017
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It’s a scary place to be — in debt and afraid. A new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau report found that more than one in four consumers felt threatened when contacted by debt collectors. The first-ever national survey of consumer experiences...
From: Seattle Times | By: SARAH SKIDMORE SELL | Sunday, January 22, 2017
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He faced boos from the crowd for his speech
From: Time | By: Mahita Gajanan | Friday, January 20, 2017
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Katie Maloney had a busy summer, as she was planning her wedding to Tom Schwartz. Katie knew what she wanted for her wedding, and she pulled some strings to get everything she wanted, even though it was way over Tom’s budget. He had hoped to spend...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Mary Jane | Friday, January 20, 2017
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So President Trump is literally being inaugurated right now, give or take a few minutes, which means… well, what am I going to put here?I took this selfie on January 13, 2013, which is only relevant because it’s the closest selfie I have to the...
From: The Billfold | By: Nicole Dieker | Friday, January 20, 2017
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