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Fed Sticks to Gradual Rate-Hike Approach Despite Slowdown – Bloomberg
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NBCNews.com Fed Sticks to Gradual Rate-Hike Approach Despite SlowdownBloombergU.S. central bankers stuck to their outlook for gradual monetary-policy tightening after they left interest rates unchanged and showed no alarm over recent economic weakness. Federal Reserve officials were unusually explicit in their statement …Fed holds interest rates steady, downplays economic weaknessReuters Interest Rates Remain Unchanged; Fed […]

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McDonald's And Coke Heading In Different Directions Despite Similar Valuation – Forbes
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Forbes McDonald's And Coke Heading In Different Directions Despite Similar ValuationForbesMcDonald's and Coke are two iconic American brands that are inextricably linked, especially since the former sells high volumes of the latter. Looking at their quarterly earnings reports this morning, though, the two companies couldn't seem less connected.and more »

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Jewels of Financial Wisdom From Ancient Religious Texts
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There are a few basic tenets to follow if you want to grow your wealth without compromising your integrity: Save more than you earn. Watch out for debt. Live simply. Don’t be greedy. Give back if you can. Remarkably, these foundations were being discussed by the ancient thinkers who wrote our most famous religious texts. […]

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America's loss is China's gain: Trump's stance on climate change is a gift to the Chinese – Salon
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Salon America's loss is China's gain: Trump's stance on climate change is a gift to the ChineseSalonAmerica's loss is China's gain: Trump's stance on climate change is a gift to the EnlargeChina's President Xi Jinping waves after speaking at the CEO summit during the annual Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum in Lima, Peru, Saturday, […]

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Here’s How Much the Average American Pays in Interest Each Year
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From the moment we’re born, we’re taught that borrowing money is normal and, dare I say it, expected. From mortgages to car loans to $700 smartphones we pay for over 24 months, we’re taught to spread the pain of our purchases over the course of many months or years. Obviously, this mindset isn’t always bad. With housing […]

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Three Big Mistakes Students Make When Accepting Financial Aid
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I graduated college with $145,000 in student loans. The worst part about it? I was willfully ignorant about the amount I borrowed. It would all be paid off by Future Me, right? Besides, not once during my economics courses was there a discussion about the adverse effects of high student debt. How bad could it […]

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14 Savings Hacks That Don’t Always Work
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Have you ever jumped through hoops to save money, only to find you paid more – or, wasted a bunch of time? Maybe you misread the terms on a coupon, signed up for a fake or deceptive promotion, or just made a poor decision. Either way, it’s frustrating when you discover your money-saving efforts weren’t […]

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Report: Ivanka Trump Brand Clothing Sales More Than Tripled in February – Mediaite
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Mediaite Report: Ivanka Trump Brand Clothing Sales More Than Tripled in FebruaryMediaite“Go buy Ivanka's stuff,” Kellyanne Conway, counselor to President Donald Trump, said Feb. 9 on Fox News. The controversial plug for Ivanka Trump's clothing line earned Conway an admonishment from the White House, though it was not officially deemed …The Broadsheet: March 8thFortune Ivanka Trump […]

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3G Capital's austere empire-building weighs on Kraft's Unilever bid – Business Insider
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MarketWatch 3G Capital's austere empire-building weighs on Kraft's Unilever bidBusiness InsiderFeb 17 (Reuters) – Buyout firm 3G Capital managed to build a consumer empire with a market value of over $140 billion in just seven years. Yet its ruthless approach to costs may end up hampering 3G-backed Kraft Heinz Co's $143 billion bid for Unilever […]

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Fancy Vacations? What Kids Really Want Is Your Time
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Ever since my husband and I had children, family vacation has always been a priority in our house. At least once per year, I love taking the kids on a week-long trip somewhere warm, exciting, and new. Of course, travel is costly. I want to be able to take my kids on vacation just like […]

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Japan's Economy Slows Again – Wall Street Journal
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Wall Street Journal Japan's Economy Slows AgainWall Street JournalTOKYO—Japan's economy slowed again in the final quarter of 2016 as feeble spending by consumers took the shine off a pickup in exports and business investment, leaving growth lagging behind the pace targeted by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's …Japan's Economy Expands 1% on Exports, Business SpendingBloomberg Japan's Economy […]

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