Monthly Archives: August 2013

How Save Money on Cable and Internet

http://www.grandparents.com/money-and-work/saving-and-investing/monday-money-saver-cable-and-internet When you’re looking to get a better deal on cable and internet, the first step is to think about what you’re paying for — and what you actually use. Chances are, you’re not taking full advantage of the services … Continue reading

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The 5 Worst Money Mistakes You Could’ve Made So Far in 2013

http://www.dailyfinance.com/2013/07/19/worst-money-mistakes-2013/ The first half of 2013 was a wild ride, and the second half is off to an even wackier start. With equity prices rallying, commodity prices retreating, and interest rates starting to inch higher, nobody can say where markets … Continue reading

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Movin’ On Up: It’s Much Harder If You Live in the Wrong Town

http://www.dailyfinance.com/2013/07/23/social-mobility-geography/ The fact that it’s getting harder to move up the economic ladder shouldn’t come as a sur prise anymore. For years, studies have shown that economic mobility in America has declined, both relative to other countries and to our … Continue reading

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Career Advice for People Over 50

http://www.grandparents.com/money-and-work/career/midlife-career-change The economy is staggering back to life, but for those over 50 looking for a job, it may feel like the economy is still lying in a hospital bed. The most recent Department of Labor monthly jobs report says … Continue reading

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Heat Wave Got You Down? Try These 5 Ways to Stay Cool

http://www.dailyfinance.com/2013/07/17/ways-to-stay-cool/ Yeah, we know. When it comes to summer misery, it isn’t the heat, it’s the humidity. But for residents of the Northeast this week, the difference is academic: The mercury has soared into the nineties, blasting the area with … Continue reading

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UBS agrees to settle U.S. claims it misrepresented mortgage bonds

http://www.latimes.com/business/money/la-fi-mo-ubs-settlement-mortgage-fannie-mae-freddie-mac-20130722,0,6880576.story WASHINGTON — UBS said Monday it agreed to settle a lawsuit brought by U.S. regulators alleging the Swiss banking giant misrepresented mortgage-backed securities sold to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in the years leading up to the subprime-loan meltdown. … Continue reading

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Roth IRA Conversion: Tax-Smart Money Move Surges in Popularity

http://www.dailyfinance.com/2013/07/19/roth-ira-conversion-tax-smart-popularity-surges/ Five years ago, many Americans watched their retirement savings get crushed by the stock market’s meltdown in the wake of the financial crisis. Now that stocks have come back, most investors are faring a whole lot better, and it’s … Continue reading

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How to Declare Your Independence for Student Financial Aid

http://www.dailyfinance.com/2013/07/22/how-to-declare-your-independence-for-student-financial-aid/ September is drawing closer, bringing a new school year, along with fresh worries over how to pay the steep cost of college tuition. For students hoping to get loans and scholarships, a lot rides on the Free Application for … Continue reading

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How to Have a Dream Wedding on a Practical Budget

http://www.dailyfinance.com/2013/07/23/dream-wedding-practical-budget/ For many couples, one of the most important days of their lives can quickly turn into one of the most expensive. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be that way: There are plenty of frugal wedding-planning strategies that can keep … Continue reading

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4 Simple Ways to Trim the High Price of Parenthood

http://www.dailyfinance.com/2013/07/17/trim-high-price-raising-kids/ A recent article on the TODAY show’s website reports that young adults’ finances are in such dire shape that a significant number of them are delaying “the huge economic plunge of having children.” The data back this up: The … Continue reading

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