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Helping Low-Income Private Schools Improve Quality of Education

Kashf Foundation | Posted 12.21.2013 | Impact
Kashf Foundation

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpg Most low-income households do not have access to high quality education for their children which perpetuates the cycle of poverty.

How to Reverse the Increasing Reliance of Low-Wage Workers On Billions in Aid and Restore Economic Growth

Gary Reber | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Gary Reber

The low wages paid to fast-food workers are costing taxpayers $7 billion a year in public assistance, according to a study released October 15, 2013 b...

Kate Sheppard

Changes At World Bank Spark Worry About Role Of Social Development | Kate Sheppard | Posted 10.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- At its annual meeting last week, the World Bank Group announced major reorganization plans, along with a $400 million budget cut. The sh...

Don't Fall for It: Upsells That Are Not Worth It

MyBankTracker | Posted 12.16.2013 | Business

Sure, we all know that supersizing a meal at a fast food joint is bad for our waistline, but what other product upsells aren't worth the added cost?

Best and Worst Investing Advice During the Shutdown

Dan Solin | Posted 10.15.2013 | Business
Dan Solin

Especially in times of crises, those who succumb to Cramer's nonsense may find their retirement dreams seriously affected. For CNBC and Cramer, it's apparently of little concern, as long as those advertising revenues keep rolling in.

How Banks Got In On The Content Business -- And Why It's Working

Posted 10.16.2013 | Business

By Joe Lazauskas, Contently Original content is not the first thing most of us think of when it comes to financial services. But as content bec...

Views From the Top, an Interview with Venture Capitalist, Jalak Jobanputra

Susan McPherson | Posted 12.14.2013 | Business
Susan McPherson


'Credit Score and Seven Years Ago:' How a Simple Mistake on Your Credit Report Can Turn Into a Multi-Year Fiasco

David Fagin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
David Fagin

It takes up to seven years for a piece of negative information to be removed from your credit report. Even a single, innocent "late payment" to Saks can haunt you well into your adult life. Why this is is beyond me.

WTF -- Why Trust Is Fleeting

Steve Cinelli | Posted 12.11.2013 | Business
Steve Cinelli

Trust is based on confidence. Confidence is predicated on experience and execution, so we must surmise that there is some critical failure of execution on the part of our institutions, the government and our banks, as the basis for the current sentiment.

6 Apps and Services to Give You the Best Bang for Your Buck

Joseph Polverari | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Joseph Polverari

Financial technology can save you money. Whether helping you avoid pesky fees, misleading subscriptions, or even just saving you time, a new wave of financial tools are gaining traction because, hey, who doesn't want to save money?

What Millennials Know About Their Money

Mike Fanning | Posted 12.07.2013 | Business
Mike Fanning

This generation has come of age in one of the bleakest economies in decades. They're navigating a new reality, in which the future of our social safety net is in question.

Why The Stock Market Should Not React to Government Shutdown

Dr. K.C. Ma | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Dr. K.C. Ma

These may sound like bad jokes. But the real bad joke is that 800,000 federal employees are out of a job.

More on Property Tax

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 12.04.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Our list of the day looks at the Top 25 highest and lowest property tax rates by county in Illinois. A low rate does not translate to a low property tax bill, of course, but it's a pretty interesting look at the range paid by property owners statewide.

Investing in a Liberal Education

Christopher B. Nelson | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Christopher B. Nelson

The separation of knowledge into categories frustrates the human desire for unity. Each of us is a student of the world, a whole individual trying to make integral sense of the world, and striving to make that world our own.

What You Need to Know About Education Tax Credit Considerations

Mark Steber | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Mark Steber

Are you taking a personal finance course or courses to learn how to better manage your portfolio or retirement planning? If so, you may be sitting on some very valuable tax credits.

United Gala for Orphaned Children in Developing World

Jim Luce | Posted 11.25.2013 | New York
Jim Luce

Orphaned children--especially in poor countries--face daunting odds against succeeding in life. In many countries they have little, if any, opportunit...

A Basis for Agreement (Ending the Qs)

Asher Edelman | Posted 11.24.2013 | Business
Asher Edelman

What has the QE program and other monetary policy done for the middle, lower, and no income classes? If it hasn't exacerbated the pain, it certainly hasn't produced relief.

3 Money Mistakes You're Making Right Now

Ramit Sethi | Posted 11.19.2013 | Business
Ramit Sethi

Remember, most of us don't need to delegate our finances to a financial advisor. With just a few hours of work, we can save hundreds of thousands of dollars over our lifetimes.

Extending Financial Services to the World's Poor is Within Reach

Impatient Optimists | Posted 11.18.2013 | Impact
Impatient Optimists

This week, thousands of bankers and financial officials from around the world are gathering at the Sibos conference in Dubai to discuss the current st...

Breeding Versus Parenting: What Type of Society Have We Become?

Laura Wellington | Posted 11.09.2013 | Impact
Laura Wellington

It's a question we really need to mull over and not just in the United States but across the globe as we are seeing the failings of parenting all over. As the impact on our children is enormous, I hasten to guess that the implications on our world have yet to be fully realized.

Wall Street's Rap Sheet Tells a Harrowing Story

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

In recent years, we have developed an unhealthy habit of blaming the borrower, but there are two parties in every financial contract -- and the lender is almost always the more experienced, more sophisticated, and more powerful of the two.

Stop! 6 Things to Consider Before Accepting a Finance Job Offer

Skiddy von Stade | Posted 11.06.2013 | Business
Skiddy von Stade

As the unemployment rate rate dips and the job market takes a turn for the better, job offers are likely to be doled out more frequently. Although it's an exciting moment when you've been offered a job in finance, don't let it go to your head without taking a few things into consideration first.

Finance as an Economic Cholesterol

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 11.03.2013 | World
Otaviano Canuto

Finance is good for growth. But too much of it can be a bad thing.

'Fixing' Technology Complexity on Wall Street: No More Whack-a-Mole

Dave Lauer | Posted 10.30.2013 | Business
Dave Lauer

While supporters of the current system like to brush off criticism of our new electronic stock markets as the dinosaurs' last gasp, they fail to recognize that the public itself has started to share these concerns.

The Leveraged Buyout of America

Ellen Brown | Posted 10.28.2013 | Business
Ellen Brown

Giant banks are buying up our country's infrastructure -- the power and supply chains that are vital to the economy. Aren't there rules against that? And where are the banks getting the money?