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A lot is involved when two women try to become mothers together, but I'm an open book.The post 6 Questions About My Fertility Journey You’re Too Shy to Ask appeared first on Babble....
From: Babble | By: Aela Mass | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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In need of recommendations for a comprehensive financial planner in the DC area.I soon will be getting a significant inheritance due to a couple of deaths in the family (about $500k from my father and around $800k from my grandmother, both post-tax)...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Anonymous | Friday, August 22, 2014
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Geopolitically and congressionally, the phrase "United States" means the continental U.S., Alaska, Hawaii and the U.S. territories: Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa and the Northern Mariana Islands. (There are also some uninhabited...
From: Greentech Media | By: Eric Wesoff | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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a NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- At a time when few stocks are undervalued due to the five-year bull market, oil giants Exxon and Chevron stand out as high-quality businesses that are cheap relative to the overall market. Exxon is the largest publicly traded...
From: TheStreet | By: Ben Reynolds | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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You may have noticed the big media splash recently when Fair Isaac, developer of the iconic FICO credit score, announced the debut of a new score version that no longer would penalize consumers who have medical debt-collection issues in their credit...
From: The Real Deal | By: Mark Maurer | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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I’m not thinking about my retirement savings. I’m not thinking about my debts. They’re lost in the fog right now. All I can think about is that I want a meal at that fancy restaurant or that I really want an iPhone. That’s what I see around me,...
From: The Simple Dollar | By: Trent | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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More than two weeks after it was first reported that the Justice Dept. and Bank of America were coming to terms on a record-setting deal worth nearly $17 billion, the two parties have finally confirmed the details of a settlement that will resolve multiple...
From: Consumerist | By: Chris Morran | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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When a credit card bill goes unpaid for a few months, the bank sells the debt. To whom? These guys....
From: Boing Boing | By: Rob Beschizza | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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Applying the ratio of bad loans to equity and set-aside cash — the so-called Texas ratio — suggests a number of eurozone lenders are at risk of collapse....
From: New York Times | By: LANDON THOMAS Jr. | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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In the dream, the writer and reader need no publisher or retailer. There’s no pooh-poohing gatekeeper or everything store keeping a writer in the wilderness or hiding his gems in the stockroom. There is no front table. No cooperative advertising. It’s...
From: It's the Tribes Stupid | By: Shawn Coyne | Friday, August 22, 2014
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Filed under: Family Money, Personal Finance, Budgeting, Saving, Financial Education Fotosearch The days leading up to my childhood birthdays were ones filled with suspense. I'd watch the mailbox like a hawk, awaiting two cards -- one from my grandma...
From: Daily Finance | By: Joanna & Johnny | Friday, August 22, 2014
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Filed under: Family Money, Personal Finance, Planning, Financial Education Shutterstock Why do some people make such bad financial decisions? We don't save enough. (A recent BankRate study shows that 36 percent of Americans aren't saving for retirement.)...
From: Daily Finance | By: Nick Clements | Friday, August 22, 2014
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Scottie Hughes, news director for the Tea Party News Network, gives her analysis of Paul Ryan's new book in Politico Magazine. Who doesn’t remember the boyish Paul Ryan, open-collared and brimming with confidence, coming down the gangplank from the...
From: Big Journalism | Friday, August 22, 2014
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It’s a common practice for businesses to sell off uncollected bills and judgements to collections agencies, but those collectors usually only pay a fraction of the face value of the debt, knowing they are taking on the risk that it may never be paid...
From: Consumerist | By: Chris Morran | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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China's economy is looking shaky again, with a widely watched indicator of manufacturing activity the latest to turn southward, prompting some experts to call for more government stimulus measures.
From: Wall Street Journal | By: Richard Silk | Friday, August 22, 2014
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Honduras is one of the poorest countries in Latin America. It has the highest murder rate in the world, almost double the next closest contender. It's a place ravaged by the illegal drug trade and political instability. As recently as 2009 the military...
From: Reason | By: Zach Weissmueller | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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Sears' (NASDAQ:SHLD) operations burned through another $747M as it lost another $573M in a dismal Q2, prompting it to say in its earnings call that it is weighing additional steps to shore up its balance sheet.SHLD may look to refinance some debt, including...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: SeekingAlpha | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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Thailand's legislature votes overwhelmingly to name Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha to the top spotThe post Thailand’s army ruler named prime minister 3 months after coup appeared first on Macleans.ca....
From: Macleans | By: The Associated Press | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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The Witkoff Group’s Steven Witkoff and David Lichtenstein of the Lightstone Group are gearing up to follow Extell’s  Gary Barnett into the Israeli capital market for debt. Both developers are reportedly mulling bond offerings expected to generate...
From: The Real Deal | By: Julie Strickland | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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IF YOU can’t beat them, change the battlefield. Argentina has been mulling a plan to replace some of its foreign bonds with locally issued ones ever since a New York court ruled in 2012 that it could not pay creditors who accepted its debt swaps of...
From: The Economist | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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The debt and leverage that Washington and Wall Street have built up over the years will eventually blow up. And when it does, it could be "worse than 2008." But there is at least one way to protect yourself. And today Dave Gonigam explains how you can...
From: The Daily Reckoning | By: Dave Gonigam | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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Pollution The salinity of fresh water systems in the United States is growing due to urban wastewater, stormwater and fertilizer runoff, according to a study by the U.S. Geological Survey, the Guardian reported. The salinity is creating problems for...
From: Circle of Blue WaterNews | By: Codi Yeager-Kozacek | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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Square, PayPal, and Kabbage are among the major online payment services that provide micro loans…
From: Black Enterprise | By: Carolyn M. Brown | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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Some people keep low-interest, tax-deductible debt in an attempt to earn more on their investments, playing the 'tax game.' But to make it worthwhile, this strategy requires earning back a bigger return on investment than you probably think....
From: Christian Science Monitor | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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by Sara Brady Eight years ago, like a lot of people, my income came from one source: I was an associate editor at Premiere, a magazine about movies. I got to interview actors, writers, and directors and see movies for free, and ten times a year my name...
From: The Billfold | By: Sara Brady | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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A new report from Standard Bank READ MORE The post Africa’s Booming Middle Class appeared first on UN Dispatch....
From: UN Dispatch | By: Mark Leon Goldberg | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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I have accumulated 18 000 in debt between my Credit Card (-8000, interest=16%) and Cheque Account Over Draft (-10 000, interest=15%). I make 10 000 per month, and I have around 3000 after all my needs to contribute to the credit repayment. I would like...
From: Money Stack Exchange | By: tsiiiboho | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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I’m going a little off topic today after I was tagged yesterday on Facebook in this post, The Top 10 Most Expensive Private Colleges in America. It was actually posted on July 4th but it was just yesterday that a fellow grad discovered it and shared...
From: Mommies with Style | By: Whitney | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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Filed under: Student Loans, Personal Finance, College Savings Plans, Education, Financial Education Zimmytws/Shutterstock College continues to get more and more expensive: The average total cost at private colleges and universities topped the $40,000...
From: Daily Finance | By: Dan Caplinger | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust Inc. plans to raise about $20.7 million by offering 600,000 shares of preferred stock and warrants to buy 720,000 shares of common stock, according to the company's CEO and documents filed Wednesday with the Securities...
From: Norfolk Virginian-Pilot | By: HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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A ‘major challenge’ to South Asia’s economic development Cities’ air problems only get worse with climate change Climate change reflected in altered Missouri River flow Climate scientist calls on colleagues to speak up on global warming Defending...
From: Skeptical Science | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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The move by leaders of a “lawless” Argentina to avoid paying a group of US hedge funds $1.65 billion on defaulted debt was dealt a blow on Thursday when the...
From: New York Post | By: Michelle Celarier | Friday, August 22, 2014
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US judge calls country’s plan to swap debt for bonds ’invalid, illegal violation’
From: Irish Times | Friday, August 22, 2014
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Most of us dread the complexities of money management, but maybe we no longer have to. LearnVest has provided us with nine important yet easy financial actions you can take, all with a running time of 10 minutes or less. Minding your money doesn't have...
From: SavvySugar | By: LearnVest | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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The election of a charismatic leader raises hopes for overdue change. Joko Widodo’s rise invites comparisons with India’s Narendra Modi and Shinzo Abe in Japan. In some ways, Indonesia’s new president faces the more daunting challenge. But the...
From: Reuters | By: Peter Thal Larsen | Friday, August 22, 2014
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August 21, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – The pro-government Ashorooq TV reported on Thursday that the Sudanese presidential assistant Ibrahim Ghandour is expected to meet in Berlin on Friday with leaders from the opposition and rebel groups. Ghandour has met upon...
From: Sudan Tribune | By: SudanTribube.com | Friday, August 22, 2014
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The minutes from the Fed's July 29-30 FOMC meeting were just released.  The minutes follow the Fed's latest monetary policy meeting, which saw the Fed keep interest rates unchanged while taking another $10 billion off its monthly asset purchases. ...
From: Business Insider | By: Myles Udland | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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China is still keen to finance a US$7.2 billion high-speed railway project planned for cash-strapped Laos that would link the two neighboring countries, though there has been little action on the project since it got the go-ahead in 2012, and it may...
From: Asia Times Online | Friday, August 22, 2014
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August 21, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – The leader of the National Umma Party (NUP) al-Sadiq al-Mahdi said he expects the Sudanese government to face intense domestic pressure that would push it to accept the Paris Declaration he signed with the rebels or else...
From: Sudan Tribune | By: SudanTribube.com | Friday, August 22, 2014
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Argentina government was looking to exit its debt default by asking investors to swap bonds for new locally issued debt...
From: Telegraph | By: Agencies | Friday, August 22, 2014
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In an emergency hearing held yesterday due to Argentina's newly proposed debt swap, Judge Thomas Griesa declared that the attempt to dodge his rulings was "lawless", but stopped short of finding the country in contempt of court.Meanwhile, a group of...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: SeekingAlpha | Friday, August 22, 2014
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By Larry Meyers:Nine years ago, I took a look at MarineMax (NYSE:HZO), a dealer in sport boats and yachts and related financial services, as a potential small-cap value stock. At the time, it was a $31 stock, trading at about 17 times earnings and with...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: Larry Meyers | Friday, August 22, 2014
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The Fed is being forced to end its bond-buying, cutting off the "free money for financiers" that has sustained a frothy stock market.While the Federal Reserve presents itself as free to do whatever it pleases whenever it pleases, the reality is the Fed's...
From: Of Two Minds | By: Charles Hugh Smith | Friday, August 22, 2014
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LOV has died. Lyric Opera Virginia survived three seasons during an economic downturn, but dwindling audiences and insufficient cash caused the nonprofit company to quietly close its doors in late spring.
From: Norfolk Virginian-Pilot | By: HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com | Friday, August 22, 2014
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The question posed by the title of this post is not rhetorical. You have to wonder if there is a Government in a country where decisions appear to be random, if and when they are made and when incoherence seems to be the norm, rather than the exception....
From: The Devil's Excrement | By: moctavio | Friday, August 22, 2014
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A new study shows that for-profit college graduates have little to no employment advantage over…
From: Black Enterprise | By: Courtney Connley | Friday, August 22, 2014
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Toms, which donates a pair of shoes to a needy child for every pair it sells, has agreed to sell half the company to private-equity firm Bain Capital LLC to fund an expansion of its operations in the U.S. and overseas. The investment values the closely...
From: San Francisco Chronicle | By: Lindsey Rupp and Devin Banerjee | Friday, August 22, 2014
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It comes as no surprise that the Real Housewives franchise is packed with set-up drama and several women who are full of themselves. What about when it comes to the stars and their over-the-top success? Is it all their own image? There have been examples...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Heather Tooley | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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If you’re late on your auto loan payment, you have some company.
From: Black Enterprise | By: Sheiresa Ngo | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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A Dame to Kill For can deliver all the gratuitous T n' A and over-the-top violence it wants, but unless it relocates itself to the land of slot machines and cocaine, it will surely fail to live up to the true "Sin City" classics.The post The Screen Junkies...
From: Screen Junkies | By: Jared Jones | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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