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Millennials Not Buying Into Housing Market

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Housing Market

Where billionaires like to live

London is the European city the world's billionaires like to call home, according to research published by Beauchamp Estates and Dataloft.<p>There are 67 billionaires living in the U.K. capital, and the city tops the ranks for Western Europe ahead of Paris (25 billionaires) and Geneva (18 …

Californians in the Quake Zone Mostly Uninsured

As residents in La Habra, Brea and Fullerton pick up the pieces — literally — from Friday night's 5.1 earthquake in Southern California, most will have to pay for the damage themselves.<p>That's even if they have earthquake insurance. And, as it turns out, most of them do not.<p>Earthquake damage is not …

Health Care

Badges? We Don’t Need No LinkedIn Badges

The son of a Texan friend of mine decided earlier this year not to go to college, as someone like him would surely have done a few years ago. Instead he dropped out of high school and went off to interview potential employers in San Francisco. A talented programmer, he accepted one of a number of …

Home Sales Drop for Eighth Straight Month

Home buyers signed fewer contracts to buy existing homes in February. So-called pending home sales fell for the eighth-straight month, down 0.8 percent from a downward revised January reading, according to the National Association of Realtors.<p>Sales are now down 10.5 percent from a year ago. Pending …

Real Estate

How to be likable at work

Social coaches tell The Wall Street Journal that likability can be taught, and it’s important at the office, often factoring into raises and promotions.

American Express Platinum Card Loses Some of Its Shine

The gold-standard credit card for travelers has lost some of its luster amid recent airline mergers. But new benefits mean it could still merit a spot in your wallet.<p>Travel experts have long hailed American Express Platinum as a valuable card for travelers, thanks to the issuer's travel services as …

Platinum Card

Teaching Kids About Money Hard for Paycheck-to-Paycheck Parents

Parents want to be good financial role models for their children, but many face financial problems of their own and don't know where to start.<p>More than two-thirds of parents said they are "very or extremely concerned" about setting a good financial example for their children, according to a survey …

Personal Finance

Bossy, bossy, bossy – should we ban it?

There was quite an outpouring of support and criticism when last week LeanIn.org, the organisation that sprouted from Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s eponymous (and much-debated) book, launched its campaign to ban the word ‘bossy’.<p>The group called its effort a “public service campaign to ensure that …

Gender

Study Reveals Top 10 Markets for Buyers and Sellers

When it comes to buying or selling real estate, expectations play a key factor in how willing buyers and sellers are to negotiate a sale.<p>A new study by researchers at Zillow should help buyers and sellers understand the dynamics at play in specific markets. The analysis helps shed critical light on …

The Number One Reason Why Wealthy Investors Dump Their Advisors

<b>The Number One Reason Wealthy Clients Switch Advisors (Vanguard)</b><p>A new report from Spectrem Group and Vanguard finds that response time is crucial to the wealthy. As it turns out, affluent investors care more about having an advisor who cares for them as opposed to having the best stock picker.<p>"Not …

HATZIUS: Here's Why It's Still Going To Be A Long Time Before The Next Rate Hike

One is that the "dots" the charts showing when various FOMC members foresaw the first rate hike saw a slight shift to the left, meaning the first rate hike is now expected somewhat sooner than before. Also, Yellen used the term "6 months" to describe what a considerable period of time might be, …

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Banks score victory on debit 'swipe fees' appeal

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court has handed a defeat to a coalition of retail groups that challenged as too high the Federal Reserve's cap on how much banks can charge businesses for handling debit card transactions.<p>The ruling issued Friday by the U.S. Appeals Court for the District of …

YoungMoney: How I paid off my student loan

I just completely paid off one of my student loans, courtesy of my tax refund. A lot of us are getting extra cash this month from the IRS, and many of you have told me you plan to do the same.<p>First, keep these tips in mind. I asked LearnVest CEO and Certified Financial Planner Alexa von Tobel for …

How Business Can Lift People Out Of Poverty: 4 Insights From The World's Best Social Entrepreneurs

How do you profitably sell to a customer who earns less than $2 per day?<p>It is probably the most daunting business question in the world—as well as the most important, because that’s the earning power of nearly one third of humanity, the two billion people at the so-called “base of the pyramid.”<p>The …

Future economy: Many will lose jobs to computers

More and more jobs are likely to be automated - and hence, fewer people will be needed to do them<p>Want a secure job in the future? Don't compete with software.<p><i>[Editor's note: This is the first in a series of New Tech Economy columns called: Work in the 21st Century, which will appear here once a</i> …

Strategies: Small-business centers boost entrepreneurs

One program available across the USA creates and save American jobs, one job every 7 minutes.<p>And this same time-tested program creates new American businesses, one new business every 20 minutes.<p>Not only that, but it unleashes an amazing amount of positive economic activity, generating new sales for …

GOLDMAN: Here's Why Gold Is Going To Plunge Again This Year

It started the year around $1200/oz and recently nearly got to $1400/oz before slipping back a bit.<p>In a new note, Goldman argues that the rise in gold has been driven by three unsustainable factors: Weather-induced economic slowdown in the US, a spike in Chinese demand due to credit concerns, and …

Investors put out welcome mat for housing data

Investors wondering if the stock market is just a house or cards, or firmly planted in the ground, will soon get data to form opinions on.<p>The housing market, and the recovery of real-estate prices, is a key sign of the economy's health. And this coming week, investors will be parsing a raft of …

Allocating Your Most Valuable Asset -- You

What is your most valuable asset? Your home? Not likely, even back in 2006. Your 401(k)? Doubtful, even when it was 2007. No, if you’re not yet glimpsing your retirement years, it’s likely that your biggest asset is you—and not just metaphorically.<p>Let’s say you’re only 30, with a degree or two and …

JetBlue, One of Five Value Stocks Showing Growth

The trouble with value stocks is that quite often there is a good reason why they are cheap. Buying a stock at a cheap price can be a good thing, but if it stays cheap, it is not going to generate a great return for your portfolio. The holy grail of value investing is identifying a value stock just …

The 20 Most Beloved CEOs In America

That's according to a new report by Glassdoor, an online jobs and careers community. The 2014 Highest-Rated CEOs report relied solely on the input of employees who elected to participate anonymously in an online company review survey. Respondents were asked to rate their CEO and say whether or not …

Every 25-Year-Old In America Should See This Chart

Today, it's increasingly become the responsibility of the worker to put money away for retirement in the form of a 401(k) plan or an IRA — that is, a defined contribution plan.<p>The goal of this post is not to explain the mechanics of retirement plans. Rather, we want to show you the importance of …

Retirement

Do Your Finances Need Some Spring Cleaning?

It’s officially spring and for many people, that includes spring cleaning. It can be a time to get rid of old clutter in your life to make room for the new (future clutter). Why stop at dust bunnies and unused clothing though? Here are several ways to spring clean your finances too:<p><b>1) Old</b> …

4 Stocks Under to Trade for Breakouts

DELAFIELD, Wis. (Stockpickr) -- At Stockpickr, we track daily portfolios of stocks that are the biggest percentage gainers and the biggest percentage …