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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

What It Really Means To Be Poor In America

Poverty meant buying yesterday’s — or even sometimes last week’s — bread.

June 18, 2018
Trump's children to run blind trust and transition team

Cuomo Could Order Criminal Prosecution Of Trump Foundation

Trump used $258,000 of charity money to settle lawsuits, a clear violation of the law.

June 17, 2018

A Wall Street Sin Tax

It’s time to put the Wall Street tax back on the table. Rather than just cutting back on the middle class and on America’s future — as the no-can-do leaders in Washington propose — let’s invest in the grassroots people to build America up.

June 1, 2018
Obamacare, Blue States, Health Care

Why Your Health Insurer Doesn’t Care About Big Hospital Bills

Patients may think their insurers are fighting on their behalf for the best prices. But saving patients money is often not their top priority. Just ask Michael Frank.

May 26, 2018
heavy security for inaugural in DC

Goons In Gucci

In the fierce labor wars of the last century, industrial barons employed Pinkertons and other goons to bloody the heads of laborers or simply gun down those struggling for a share of economic and political power.

May 25, 2018

Freeing Predators To Bilk Little People Hurts Everyone

The mortgages looked like easy money but were actually booby-trapped contracts loaded with high fees and exploding interest charges. They often transformed what could have been manageable setbacks into foreclosures.

May 12, 2018

Why The American Majority Despises Trump’s Washington

Donald Trump, never lacking in self-esteem, bragged in 2016: “I know words — I have the best words.” Well, sometimes he does put together a coherent sentence, using some very fine words that convey great promise, such as this one: “I’m going to fight for every person in this country who believes government should serve […]

February 1, 2018

Learn The Ins And Outs Of The Foreign Exchange Market For $25

You can become part of the in crowd — and it doesn’t take a Wharton MBA (and its hefty tuition costs) to get you there with the New York Forex Institute Training and Certification Course, on sale now for $25 from The National Memo Store.

August 28, 2017

How Your Ego Is Sabotaging Your Retirement

Here are three ways your ego is rearing its ugly head and how you can regain control of your financial plan before you retire.

November 10, 2015

Five Ways To Improve Your Health And Finances

Taking steps to improve your health can also improve your finances. In fact, the savings can be substantial and long term.

September 4, 2015

Getting Started: Why Renters Insurance Is Worth It

Renters insurance may seem like the last thing you want to spend money on, but it is a cost you shouldn’t skip.

September 4, 2015

Four Money Secrets The Rich Don’t Want You To Know

If your goal is to get rich, it’s helpful to know these secrets the ultra-wealthy aren’t likely to share.

September 3, 2015

How To Avoid Huge Losses In The Next Stock Market Plunge

People with mutual funds often don’t realize that when they get cold feet about 401(k)s, they can’t just get out of their funds on a moment’s notice.

August 30, 2015

Planning To Sell Your House? Then Declutter — Now!

For those contemplating selling your house and moving to an independent- or assisted-living facility or retirement home, start planning now.

August 29, 2015
Drivers can improve fuel economy by traveling at steady speeds, anticipating stops and making sure tires are properly inflated. (Photo courtesy Fotolia/TNS)

Five Ways To Save On Labor Day Road Trips

Expenses still add up even if you choose to drive rather than fly.

August 28, 2015

College Debt Can Be Especially Dumb For Parents

Parent education loans can help your child attend the college of her dreams — and sink any dreams you had of ever retiring.

August 21, 2015

Four 529 College Savings Traps To Avoid

Here are four traps that can keep you from getting the most out of your 529 college savings account.

August 21, 2015

As Mortgage Closing Costs Drop, You’d Better Shop Around

The average total cost a borrower pays to close on a home loan has dropped slightly.

August 20, 2015

Signs You Have A Spending Problem And Ways To Stop

Here are a few warning signs that indicate you are spending too much, followed by suggestions for getting your spending under control.

August 15, 2015

Invest In Index Funds For Better Returns

Americans love a deal. But when it comes to their 401(k)s, IRAs, or other retirement and college savings, many are lousy shoppers.

August 15, 2015

Three Mistakes You’re Making Before A Big Purchase

When it comes to buying an appliance, television, car, or any other item that can put a big dent in your wallet, it pays to shop smart.

August 13, 2015

Your Mid-Year Money Checkup

This time of year presents a great opportunity to slow down and look at the financial progress you’ve made in 2015.

August 8, 2015

The Economy Looks Strong. Why Aren’t Investors Happy?

New data on service sector gains gave way to concerns from investors who fear it will provide a green light for the Federal Reserve to start raising interest rates.

August 8, 2015

Five Tips For Financing Investment Property

If you’re ready to seek out financing for your residential investment property, these five tips can improve your chances of success.

August 6, 2015

Dear Millennials, You’re Ruining The Economy. Move Out

The kids are back home and showing no inclination to move out on their own.

August 2, 2015