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9 Amazing DIY Lamps You Want in Your House

A good lamp does more than just shed light. With the right size, shape, color, and texture a lamp can compliment your furnishings and demonstrate …

Frugal Living

How to Raise Money-Smart Kids

This article was written by Lynnette Khalfani-Cox, The Money Coach<p>My husband, Earl, and I have a true partnership in every since of the word.<p>Not only …

How Many Jobs Does Fracking Really Create?

Frack­ing cre­ates jobs.<p>That’s the linch­pin of the oil and gas in­dustry ar­gu­ment for per­mit­ting the con­tro­ver­sial drilling prac­tice. And …

Rich People Are Mad They Have to Pay So Many Taxes on Their Ballooning Incomes

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>No group of Americans is less happy about the taxes they pay than the wealthy, <i>The</i> <i>Wall Street Journal</i> …

Getting a big tax refund may not be a good thing

Eagerly awaiting your big tax return?<p>Well, according to some experts, your big payday this April may not be anything to take pride in.<p>"Often the very people who celebrate receiving a refund are those who are most in need of extra money in their pocket each month," said Gail Cunningham, a …

America still is the land of opportunities for black immigrants—but not their kids

Nearly 20 years ago, a friend of mine left a farm in West Africa and came to America alone. He worked his way through college by doing manual labor and acquired a few ivy-league degrees. Today he works at a hedge fund and is a member of the illustrious 1%.<p>He’s also afflicted with the concerns of …

Education

Food banks see 'shocking' rise in number of users

<b>A food bank charity says it has handed out 913,000 food parcels in the last year, up from 347,000 the year before.</b><p>The Trussell Trust said a third were given to repeat visitors but that there was a "shocking" 51% rise in clients to established food banks. It said benefit payment delays were the main …

Former Bank Executive: Women, Ask For A Raise!

It's not an exaggeration to say most of America's financial sector is run by men. In the securities and investment banking industries, men hold more than 80 percent of executive positions. And women hold only 17 percent of the board seats on Fortune 500 companies.<p>Sallie Krawcheck bucked the odds.<p>As …

Why the joint bank account is a must for married couples

Marriage advice from a personal finance columnist: Have a joint bank account with your spouse.<p>It's the easiest, most sensible way to manage day-to-day spending and saving, and it will save you trouble if your spouse dies before you.<p>"Our recommendation is to have a joint account and to run things …

BT, Shell and corporates call for trillion tonne carbon cap

Unilever, Shell, BT, and EDF Energy are among 70 leading companies today calling on governments across the globe to step up efforts to tackle climate change.<p>The companies, which have a combined turnover of $90bn, say the world needs a "rapid and focused response" to the threat of rising global …

Obama: GOP budget would make life harder for middle-class Americans

President Barack Obama on Saturday used his weekly presidential address to criticise the Republican budget proposal released this week by Congressman Paul Ryan, saying it would shrink opportunity and make life harder for middle-class Americans. There was discouraging news for Obama and …

The World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies In Food

Newly engineered foods. A TV show satirizing Big Ag. Farming practices that reduce greenhouse gases. Here are the companies that are cooking up new ideas and changing how we think about our food.<p>1. Beyond Meat<p><b>For rerouting agriculture’s environmental impact.</b> Meat production, which results in …

10 reasons Americans ignore climate disasters

C’mon, admit it, we humans really are causing our own climate suicide. But so what?<p>We’ve got freedom of choice. And we love our cars. They need gas. …

Climate

4 things smart investors look for in annual reports

I wouldn’t have noticed what was in Andrew’s trash last weekend had he not called attention to it by saying he was embarrassed for me to see what he …

Investing

5 Easy Ways to Pay Your Mortgage Early

Paying your mortgage early can be relatively pain free, but, before getting started, you need to take care of some basic prerequisites. I recommend …

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Savings Account Tips & Advice | GOBankingRates

Saving money is the key to setting yourself up for financial stability. As a general rule, you should aim to save at least six months’ worth of …

10 CD Savings Strategies for Homebuyers

Many people who want to buy a house find it tough to save cash for a standard down payment — typically 20 percent of the home’s purchase price. …

You're Wasting 1/3 of the Food You Buy — Here's How to Stop

Ugh, food waste. I think we probably all feel pretty crummy when we waste our food, and those of us who have depression-era parents remember …

Stories You Might Have Missed Because You Were Too Busy Being Awesome

We post a lot of stories during the week, and we know that most of you have jobs, families, lives, hobbies, nagging itches and other more important …

Don’t Put Your Bread In The Fridge & Other Important Food Storage Tips

We’ve all got a somewhat innate sense of where to store the foods we eat in our modern cultures — you’re not going to stick your ice cream in the …

13 Common Money Mistakes -- And Their Solutions

By Laura Shin<br>Sometimes it feels like being good with your money is hard. And being bad with your money? Well, you think, that’s <i>easy</i>. But actually, all that's required to be good with your money is a set of simple tasks. It’s just a matter of getting them done. Here, some financial planners weigh in …

Foolish In Love And Money

Love and money have a lot in common. It struck me how similar these two pursuits are while reading a recent Wall Street Journal article on the pursuit of a satisfying life by Charles Murray. We seek both love and money over our lifetimes; we’re drawn to them, fight over them, agonize over them, …

Stern Advice: Why you work to pay the babysitter

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Working parents of young children face a disappointing calculus. When they look at the paycheck of the lower-earning spouse - still usually the wife’s - they don’t see much bottom line income.<p>The taxes on that second income are paid at the couple’s top marginal rate. A family …

National Financial Literacy Month is in Full Swing

April is the first official full month of Spring, which means many Americans will be cleaning out their wardrobes and homes to prepare for the warmer …

6 Surprisingly Simple Ways to Motivate Yourself

Motivation is the better part of getting things done. You can be the most organized person in the world and keep all the lists that you want, but if …

The Case For Ignoring Your Retirement Plan

Ignorance is bliss, as the adage goes. But should you simply ignore your retirement plan investments?<p>Probably, yes. There’s a lot to be said for being just informed enough about your retirement plan to make a wise choice early and then letting it go on autopilot for months, if not years, to come. …