Monthly Archives: April 2011

Credit Card Delinquency Rate Falls for 17th Consecutive Month

Apr. 29 2011 – 7:37 pm | 439 views | 0 recommendations | Image via Wikipedia More Americans are paying their credit card bills on time, a good sign for both consumers and the banking industry. Delinquencies are now at … Continue reading

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4 Reasons To Cheer When China Overtakes America

As many athletes know, it can be harder to stay on top than to get there in the first place. America has had a lengthy and rewarding tenure at the top. The United States emerged from World War II as … Continue reading

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Analysis: Cheap dollar fuels one-way bets in everything else

U.S. one dollar bills are displayed in this posed photograph in Toronto October 22, 2008. Credit: Reuters/Mark Blinch By Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss NEW YORK | Thu Apr 28, 2011 1:58pm EDT (Reuters) – Americans’ cheap money spigot remains open and the … Continue reading

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Diversify, but not in a conventional way, Ben Stein says — and don’t obsess about gold

Ben Stein has a new mantra. The economist, actor, comedian, and commentator is still best known by many for his unanswered roll call of “Bueller? Bueller?’’ in the 1986 film “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.’’ For investors, his best line these … Continue reading

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Robert Powell: Boost after-tax income and overall wealth

By Robert Powell, MarketWatch BOSTON (MarketWatch) — Tax season has come and gone. And now it’s time to do a post-mortem of your tax return and search for ways to increase your after-tax income and overall wealth. What should retirees … Continue reading

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Californians want budget vote, pension change: poll

California Governor Jerry Brown delivers the State of the State address in Sacramento, California January 31, 2011. Credit: Reuters/Max Whittaker SAN FRANCISCO | Mon Apr 25, 2011 4:33pm EDT (Reuters) – Californians support major changes in state worker pensions and … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Safeguard Your Nest Egg From Your Children

Many parents would spend any amount of money to help their children get out of debt or get ahead. But loaning or giving money to your adult children could do serious damage to your ability to retire comfortably. Making sure … Continue reading

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I’ve Tracked My Expenses — Now What?

Image by epSos.de via Flickr This post provided by GetRichSlowly.org. At the end of August, a very patient reader named Stephanie sent me an interesting question. When I didn’t answer her e-mail, she sent it again in January. I replied, … Continue reading

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Wall St Week Ahead: It’s growth, but not as we know it

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange April 18, 2011. Credit: Reuters/Brendan McDermid By Edward Krudy NEW YORK | Fri Apr 22, 2011 1:42pm EDT (Reuters) – Large blue chips, including some consumer-oriented companies, will have … Continue reading

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Public in Denial About Cost of Fiscal Fix

Here’s a scary thought. What if the Republicans and Democrats, now snarling and hissing like two fiscal alley cats, are actually closer to agreeing with each other on spending, deficits, and taxes than they are with the public? A lot … Continue reading

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