Gareth Hughes

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Will your tax refund help with financial goals?

The majority of respondents to a Fidelity study claim they will either save this year's refunds or pay off debts.<p>It's that time of the year again, when millions of people start to think about filing their taxes. This often involves dreading the collection and organization of paperwork in addition …

What U.S. companies get wrong about dividends

Reinvest in the business first, then pay dividends is the best corporate finance strategy.<p>AIG nearly went out of business in 2008. In nine months, the world's largest insurance company lost more money than it made in the previous 18 years combined.<p>But something strange happened: During most of this …

Ford banks on shift from cars to SUVs

One in five vehicles sold around the world in 2018 — about 14 million annually — will be SUVs or crossovers, forecasts IHS Automotive.<p>"These statistics are really dramatic," said Jim Farley, Ford global marketing chief. "Something is really changing in our industry."<p>A seemingly insatiable appetite …

Small Businesses: Prepare to Be Breached

If some in the small business community thought to themselves, “better them than us,” after hearing that hackers had breached mega chains Target, …

This Wall Street Wealth Manager Has Been On Some Of Your Favorite TV Shows

We don't mean on CNBC or Bloomberg TV either, even though he's appeared on both financial networks.<p>The 53-year-old Wall Street financial advisor has played roles on hit television shows "Law & Order," "Blue Bloods," and "Boardwalk Empire." He was also in "The Three Stooges" movie (2012).<p>It's a …

These apps make managing money a snap

Hard-working apps that are easy to use can help you master personal money management chores.<p>Hey — what's in <i>your</i> wallet? If it's a few hungry moths, wad of lint, or fat lot of nothing, look no further than your very own smartphone to come to the rescue. (That's assuming that fancy-phone didn't put …

Chinese farmers cash in on ecommerce | FT Business