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David Rae

Can Blanche Make Your Retirement Sexy?: Golden Girls Retirement Plan, Part 3

David Rae | February 2, 2016 | Queer Voices
By pooling their resources as housemates, Golden Girls' hottie-of-a-certain age Blanche Devereaux and her homegirls Dorothy, Rose and Sophia keep on living the good life through retirement.

How a Balance Transfer Affects Your Credit Score

NerdWallet | February 1, 2016 | Business
Consumers seeking relief from high-interest credit card debt sometimes turn to balance-transfer offers to capitalize on an introductory 0 percent deal. Refinancing can be a smart cost-saving move, but it probably won't go very far in helping your credit score.

4 Ways to Safeguard Your Accounts From Overdraft Fees | February 1, 2016 | Black Voices
You don't need to waste your money purchasing overdraft protection in the event you make a transaction that depletes your checking account balance. Here are four money routines that will definitely keep your checking account in the black.
Sheridan Kesselman

My Money, Your Money, Our Money -- Who's in Charge?

Sheridan Kesselman | January 28, 2016 | Money
Over my many years as a marriage and family therapist, I usually recommend that couples start out with a joint checkbook for household bills and two separate checkbooks for their individual expenses.
Brad Miller

Pragmatism in Pursuit of What? On Financial Reform, Differences in Goals

Brad Miller | January 28, 2016 | Politics
Pragmatism can be a legitimate reason to compromise, to accept incremental progress that falls short of an unachievable ideal. It can also be a pretext to defeat achievable reforms without an honest debate.
David Rae

Will the LGBT Community Be Able to Retire?

David Rae | February 2, 2016 | Queer Voices
While the LGBT community is benefiting from increasing financial prosperity and legal recognition, many economic challenges hit us harder than they do for straight citizens.
Sarah Bloom Raskin

A New Way for Americans to Save

Sarah Bloom Raskin | January 26, 2016 | Politics
One essential factor in building a more inclusive prosperity is giving all Americans easy ways to save for their retirement years. That's why I have been thrilled to work on the unveiling of myRA--"my Retirement Account"--a game changer that will help Americans begin to save for a safe and comfortable retirement.
Otaviano Canuto

Has the Global Trade-Development Link Peaked?

Otaviano Canuto | January 26, 2016 | World
Developing countries and emerging market economies have benefited from opportunities to transfer technology from abroad and to undergo domestic structural transformation via trade integration.
Cody Cain

The Presidential Candidates Flunk On Income Inequality

Cody Cain | January 26, 2016 | Politics
The greatest issue plaguing our society today is that of income inequality. Yet astonishingly, the current presidential candidates have failed to propose any adequate ideas for solving it.
Lena Dunham

Don't Take It Personally When I Tell You 'No.' I'm Using It On Everyone This Year

Lena Dunham | January 27, 2016 | Women
A well-timed yes can expand our world in beautiful and unexpected ways. But I am writing now to espouse the power of another simple word: no.
Steve Mariotti

Ready to Start a Business? Take Hold of Your Credit

Steve Mariotti | January 25, 2016 | Money
Maybe you need to rent an office space to manage your new startup. Or, you need to open a line of credit in order to ensure you can always pay your employee when your income is slow to come in. Even with most of the cash on hand, it is impossible to do these things without credit.
ReeRee Rockette

The Housing Crisis Sucks

ReeRee Rockette | January 25, 2016 | Money
I am significantly more privileged than my folks were; I went to university and got a good job. However, the economic changes mean that I cannot afford my own home.

5 Simple Ways to a Better Budget | January 26, 2016 | Black Voices
While it would be nice for you to simply know down to the penny where all of your money is going with no effort, you absolutely will not be able to without taking time to look at and keep track of your finances.
Lori Mitchell

11 Things to Teach Kids About How to Attract Money

Lori Mitchell | January 22, 2016 | Money
Learn and apply wealth-mindset principles to yourself first, because children will believe you when they witness your life example as the authority. Your behavior and experiences will be much more powerful than your words.
Merideth Bisiker

7 Reasons Your Budgets Don't Work and What You Should Do Instead

Merideth Bisiker | January 22, 2016 | Money
It's OK to admit defeat with your finances. And you are brave to ask for help. Do what's right for you, find a trusted support team, and start taking the little steps that move you forward. You deserve to have financial peace, and with a little diligence and a lot of push through, you can achieve it.
Carol Morgan

A Few Ideas to Improve Your Money Management Skills

Carol Morgan | January 20, 2016 | Money
Do you know where all your money goes? Do you know how much money you spend on things like going out to eat, seeing a movie, buying beer, or purchasing clothes? Most people don't.

This Year, Change Your Mind, Trim Your Credit Card Bill

NerdWallet | January 19, 2016 | Money
lmost everyone - including me - knows the sinking feeling of seeing a credit card balance at the end of the month that's bigger than it should be. The reason for overspending might be psychological: It's easy to take on more debt than you can afford without even realizing it. So what do you do?
Michael Sainato

An Economist Breaks Down Single Payer Healthcare

Michael Sainato | January 19, 2016 | Politics
A single payer healthcare system would correct the shortcomings of Obamacare, and save Americans billions of dollars. Instead of Americans soliciting healthcare from private insurers, everyone would have access to healthcare as right of American citizenship, similar to citizens of every other advanced capitalist nations.
Dennis M. Kelleher

Why The Big Short Matters

Dennis M. Kelleher | January 19, 2016 | Politics
The movie The Big Short tells a compelling version of the greatest economic tragedy to hit the country since the Great Depression -- the 2008 financial crash. It also may tell a nightmarish vision of the future.
Steve Rhode

Why Defaulting on Private Student Loans Is Not as Crazy or Irresponsible as it Sounds

Steve Rhode | January 18, 2016 | College
The real question everyone needs to ask is at what point do you sacrifice a safer financial future to attempt to remedy an unfortunate past financial situation? To understand the role and/or strategy of this approach you have to apply math and reality rather than just emotion and assumptions. Which do you think your banker is using?
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