We need to make sure those who do the people's work in Washington are actually doing it -- not worrying about former or future bosses at the public's expense.
The Fed is famous for raising rates prematurely, seeing ghosts of inflation. But there is no inflation on the horizon -- the bigger worry is deflation. In fact, the inflation rate is well below the Fed's own target of two percent. And the Fed is the only game in town. On balance, I think the opponents of a rate hike have the better argument. But consider for a moment that last assumption -- that the Fed is the only game in town. The larger issue, which is getting submerged in the great debate about raising rates, is that the Fed should not be the only game in town. With fiscal stimulus ruled out politically, pressure is on the Fed to be the sole engine of growth. Yet the central bank can only do so much.
First, are seniors getting real value in exchange for the high fees? The answer in most cases is "no". Second, can a senior who knows the ropes avoid paying excessive fees? The answer in every case is "yes."
By simply following the plan, one day at a time, then one month at a time, your positive financial changes will take you further from your mistakes. And that's how your credit score will improve, as will your peace of mind. So where do you start?
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Many of us don't recognize the clutter we have in our homes. However, buyers do. Real estate professionals can offer valuable feedback on the overall condition and salability of a property, and removing clutter can make properties seem more spacious.
On Women's Equality Day, we write to echo the hundreds of thousands of grassroots activists who support the Women On 20s campaign. As we continue making progress for the cause of women's rights, we hope to preserve Alexander Hamilton's place on our currency while elevating a woman to a place she deserves.
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Let's say your boss shows up and decides he's had enough of you. You're not helping the company anymore and you've become a distraction, so he offers you millions of dollars just to go away. Who wouldn't take that deal?
As I regularly scour the web on a bunch of personal finance blogs, I come across way too many "how to improve your credit" types of articles. When you have good financial habits, your credit score will improve. Good financial habits will guarantee a good credit score.
It's been a chaotic few days for the world's markets. Recent events do not paint the picture of a stable economy guided by rational minds. Like other nations, we have a central bank. What should the Federal Reserve do in troubled times? For that matter, what is the Fed's role in preventing them from occurring in the first place?
Rich and famous go hand in hand. When actors reach celebrity status, fabulous wealth comes right along with the glamour. Here is a look at the 20 actors and actresses who have gotten paid the most for their recent work on the big -- and small -- screen.
For money-minded people, frugality can be more than a smart idea -- it can be a way of life. Whatever your financial goals, being more frugal can help you save the money to accomplish them.
If you ever see me on a plane, I'll be guaranteed to be dressed up, because to me, even flying coach with the cheapest ticket possible on a crappy airline is a huge privilege that I am grateful to have.
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Before Katy Perry was a pop superstar, she was a Christian music singer who dropped out of high school at 15 to pursue her dream. Despite her success -- three studio albums, with her fourth expected in 2016 -- she regrets dropping out and later got her GED.
Since millennials don't know how much government support they will have during retirement, they need to start saving now. Here are a few good retirement savings tips: Pay off all debt first to avoid accruing interest and put money into an IRA automatically.
The market appears likely to continue its downtrend -- although a wave of bargain seeking may appear toward the close. Or, not. Don't be paralyzed by the inter-day headlines. Keep your eye on the big picture -- your own financial security.
Centuries of data may show us how jobs have been both destroyed and created, but recent decades worth of more nuanced data more importantly show us there's more to this story.
Donald Trump says he is worth over $10 billion according to his FEC personal financial disclosure. How much will his infamous remarks about Mexican immigrants cost him? We admit our numbers are estimates, but if Trump can say he's worth $10 billion...
GOBankingRates reviewed housing and lifestyle-related data -- including housing affordability, job growth, home sales, and emerging real estate trends -- to identify the top 11 up-and-coming housing markets for U.S. home buyers.
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Think about it: If I bought that same latte every day for a year, it'd cost me $1,642.50. That's the kind of money I could use to start a college savings fund. It's real money, not random pennies under a pleather cushion in a rec room.
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