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  • Don’t Know Where Your Money Goes? That’s a Problem The Wall Street Journal - Sat, Apr 30, 2016 12:50 AM NZST
    Don’t Know Where Your Money Goes? That’s a Problem

    Tracking expenses is key in making decisions about retirement timing, launching a new business or making a big purchase.

  • Financial stress kills our productivity. Yahoo Finance - Wed, Apr 20, 2016 9:22 AM NZST
    Financial stress kills our productivity.

    Nearly half of 1,600 workers surveyed said they’ve saved less than $50,000 for retirement. Here's why your boss should care.

  • BlackRock’s Larry Fink ruined my birthday Yahoo Finance - Tue, Apr 12, 2016 2:39 AM NZST
    BlackRock’s Larry Fink ruined my birthday

    BlackRock's Larry Fink warns that low interest rates are forcing savers to save far more than what is good for the economy.

  • America’s wealthiest business schools Yahoo Finance - Fri, Apr 8, 2016 12:53 AM NZST
    America’s wealthiest business schools

    Which schools lead and which institutions have some catching up to do?

  • Three Indicted for Alleged Social Security Fraud Scheme in Kentucky The Wall Street Journal - Wed, Apr 6, 2016 8:07 AM NZST
    Three Indicted for Alleged Social Security Fraud Scheme in Kentucky

    Government disbursed benefits in excess of $600 million as result of scheme, indictment says.

  • Chase ATMs to Limit Withdrawals for Noncustomers to $1,000 a Day The Wall Street Journal - Tue, Apr 5, 2016 7:05 AM NZST
    Chase ATMs to Limit Withdrawals for Noncustomers to $1,000 a Day

    Banks are paying more attention to large cash transfers that could be a sign of criminal activity.

  • It's about to get much harder for financial advisors to give bad advice Yahoo Finance - Sat, Mar 26, 2016 1:25 AM NZDT
    It's about to get much harder for financial advisors to give bad advice

    Any day now, the U.S. Department of Labor is expected to finalize new rules that would change the way financial advisors are allowed to give advice to their clients.

  • The Most Expensive Cities in the World to Live The Wall Street Journal - Fri, Mar 11, 2016 4:59 AM NZDT
    The Most Expensive Cities in the World to Live

    A stronger dollar has propelled New York and Los Angeles into an annual ranking of the world’s 10 most expensive cities.

  • Forbes 2016 World's Billionaires: Meet The Richest People On The Planet Forbes - Wed, Mar 2, 2016 4:29 AM NZDT
    Forbes 2016 World's Billionaires: Meet The Richest People On The Planet

    Bill Gates remains the richest person in the world with a net worth of $75 billion.

  • Older Americans Say Social Security Is Giving Them Wrong Information The Wall Street Journal - Fri, Feb 26, 2016 2:30 AM NZDT
    Older Americans Say Social Security Is Giving Them Wrong Information

    Confusion over benefit-filing rules follows passage of new law in October

  • Companies Pay Workers to Live Close to the Office The Wall Street Journal - Wed, Feb 24, 2016 2:52 AM NZDT
    Companies Pay Workers to Live Close to the Office

    Subsidies help firms attract new hires to high-rent areas like New York City and Silicon Valley

  • College grads will love the newest workplace perk Yahoo Finance - Wed, Dec 9, 2015 2:48 AM NZDT
    College grads will love the newest workplace perk

    Need help paying off student debt? Some employers are stepping in to help.

  • Money Minute: How to invest with $5 or less Yahoo Finance - Sat, Oct 24, 2015 4:09 AM NZDT
    Money Minute: How to invest with $5 or less

    New apps like Acorns and Stash are now making it much easier (and cheaper) for novice investors to get started.

  • How to plan for retirement when you're five, 10, and 20 years away Yahoo Finance - Thu, Oct 22, 2015 6:31 AM NZDT
    How to plan for retirement when you're five, 10, and 20 years away

    How should you be planning for retirement when you’re five, 10, or 20 years away from leaving the workforce?

  • It's about to get much easier for consumers to sue big banks Yahoo Finance - Thu, Oct 8, 2015 1:37 AM NZDT
    It's about to get much easier for consumers to sue big banks

    In a statement Wednesday, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau proposed rules that would prohibit some financial services companies from including a clause in customer agreements that forces class action legal claims to be handled in arbitration.

  • New startup makes stocks as easy to buy as gift cards Yahoo Finance - Wed, Oct 7, 2015 4:12 AM NZDT
    New startup makes stocks as easy to buy as gift cards

    SparkGift allows you to purchase fractional shares of publicly traded companies, as well as index funds, for other people. Is it a smart way to teach kids about investing?

  • American Business Women's Day: Celebrating women in the work force Yahoo Finance - Wed, Sep 23, 2015 4:53 AM NZST
    American Business Women's Day: Celebrating women in the work force

    From the CEOs of companies like Pepsi to entrepreneurs who opened their own cupcake bars, today we celebrate the contributions and accomplishments of women in the work force.

  • Here's why the first day of work makes you want to crawl under your desk and die Yahoo Finance - Fri, Sep 11, 2015 12:52 AM NZST
    Here's why the first day of work makes you want to crawl under your desk and die

    Congrats on your new job! Now you just have to get through that awkward first day of work.

  • Money Minute: 3 ways to save on rent Yahoo Finance - Sat, Sep 5, 2015 8:14 AM NZST
    Money Minute: 3 ways to save on rent

    The rent is too damn high! There are ways to save. We tell you in this week's Money Minute.

  • Here's how smart investors will react to this week's market drama Yahoo Finance - Tue, Aug 25, 2015 4:57 AM NZST
    Here's how smart investors will react to this week's market drama

    The stock market plunge doesn't mean it's time to start padding your mattress with dollar bills. Here's what investors should do:

  • Money Minute: 7 ways to save on college costs Yahoo Finance - Sat, Aug 8, 2015 8:12 AM NZST
    Money Minute: 7 ways to save on college costs

    In this week's Money Minute: 7 ways to save on college costs.

  • Don't get dumped: Dating money mistakes to avoid Yahoo Finance - Thu, Aug 6, 2015 7:25 AM NZST
    Don't get dumped: Dating money mistakes to avoid

    Yahoo Finance asked a handful of women in their 20s and 30s to tell us their biggest financial deal breakers — the money habits that can make or break a potential relationship.

  • Would you buy an engagement ring from Etsy? Yahoo Finance - Wed, Jul 29, 2015 8:10 AM NZST
    Would you buy an engagement ring from Etsy?

    But some couples are bucking the diamond engagement ring trend, looking for affordable alternatives to the traditional diamond engagement ring on Etsy (ETSY).

  • Prosperity may not get much better than this Yahoo Finance - Wed, Jul 29, 2015 2:59 AM NZST
    Prosperity may not get much better than this

    Wondering when the economy will get hot? It might be now.

  • 15 non-fast food jobs that pay less than $15 an hour Yahoo Finance - Tue, Jul 28, 2015 8:06 AM NZST
    15 non-fast food jobs that pay less than $15 an hour

    Fast food and retail aren’t the only industries where workers earn much less than a $15 hourly wage.

  • 22-year-old college student blows her $90,000 college fund and blames her parents Yahoo Finance - Sat, Jul 18, 2015 1:01 AM NZST
    22-year-old college student blows her $90,000 college fund and blames her parents

    On The Bert Show, a Kim confesses how she blew through a $90,000 college fund left to her by her grandparents.

  • What China's volatility means for U.S. investors Yahoo Finance - Thu, Jul 16, 2015 6:57 AM NZST
    What China's volatility means for U.S. investors

    Yahoo Finance explores how the recent volatility in the China stock market might be impacting U.S. investors.

  • What top computer science graduates really want from an employer Yahoo Finance - Thu, Jul 16, 2015 6:51 AM NZST
    What top computer science graduates really want from an employer

    A look at the most desirable employer attributes for tech companies.

  • Walmart wallops Amazon on 'Prime Day' Yahoo Finance - Thu, Jul 16, 2015 3:39 AM NZST
    Walmart wallops Amazon on 'Prime Day'

    Amazon's "deals" involve a lot of oddball products consumers don't care about.

  • State pension funds face $1 trillion funding gap Yahoo Finance - Thu, Jul 16, 2015 2:07 AM NZST
    State pension funds face $1 trillion funding gap

    When local pension fund shortfalls are factored in, the total pension funding gap surpasses $1 trillion, according to Pew.

  • For hot high-tech investment services, cash is trash Yahoo Finance - Wed, Jul 15, 2015 12:55 AM NZST
    For hot high-tech investment services, cash is trash

    New Automated investment platforms such as Betterment and Wealthfront view excess cash holdings as a drag on long-term portfolio performance. Will clients agree is markets turn south?

  • Money Minute: What happens when you take out a 401(k) loan? Yahoo Finance - Tue, Jul 14, 2015 8:18 AM NZST
    Money Minute: What happens when you take out a 401(k) loan?

    Before you borrow money from your 401(k) or ask for a hardship withdrawal, know the consequences. Yahoo Finance's Mandi Woodruff explains.

  • Free financial coaches give the working poor a second chance Yahoo Finance - Fri, Jul 10, 2015 7:53 AM NZST
    Free financial coaches give the working poor a second chance

    Financial coaching initiatives that target the working poor have sprung up in communities across the country.

  • Financial advisors to same sex couples on marriage: not so fast Yahoo Finance - Thu, Jul 9, 2015 2:37 AM NZST

    Financial advisors to same sex couples on marriage: not so fast

  • Money Minute: What's a smart way to invest my 401(k)? Yahoo Finance - Sat, Jun 27, 2015 1:40 AM NZST
    Money Minute: What's a smart way to invest my 401(k)?

    Yahoo Finance's Mandi Woodruff explains how to invest in your 401(k) in this week's Money Minute.

  • 43% of people in relationships have no idea what their partner earns Yahoo Finance - Thu, Jun 25, 2015 5:06 AM NZST
    43% of people in relationships have no idea what their partner earns

    According to a new Fidelity survey, 43% of couples said they had no idea how much their partner earns.

  • Take the Social Security quiz that 72% of Americans failed Yahoo Finance - Thu, Jun 18, 2015 1:26 AM NZST
    Take the Social Security quiz that 72% of Americans failed

    Take the Social Security quiz that 72% of Americans failed, by MassMutual.

  • Time to hang up on office phones? Yahoo Finance - Tue, Jun 9, 2015 8:21 AM NZST
    Time to hang up on office phones?

    As some companies ditch their landline phones in favor of software-based voice communication, Yahoo Finance asks, is the landline phone dead?

  • Money Minute: Can I get by without a credit file? Yahoo Finance - Thu, Jun 4, 2015 5:01 AM NZST
    Money Minute: Can I get by without a credit file?

    Roughly 36 million adults in the U.S. are considered “credit invisible” — meaning they either have no credit history at all or their credit files are so thin that they are virtually unscorable.

  • How much you need to make per hour to afford a rental in the U.S. Yahoo Finance - Sat, May 30, 2015 2:26 AM NZST
    How much you need to make per hour to afford a rental in the U.S.

    Out of Reach, a report bythe National Low-Income Housing Coalition, found how much Americans need to earn to really afford to live in the U.S.

  • The Class of 2015 could use a wakeup call Yahoo Finance - Thu, May 28, 2015 8:19 AM NZST
    The Class of 2015 could use a wakeup call

    Economic Policy Institute: the class of 2015 may be psyched about their job prospects but their optimism doesn’t exactly jibe with reality.

  • The world’s most powerful women 2015 Forbes - Wed, May 27, 2015 2:12 AM NZST
    The world’s most powerful women 2015

    This is FORBES’ annual audit of the extraordinary female entrepreneurs and icon CEOS, celebrity role models and billionaire activists, foremost heads of state and pioneer philanthropists, all ranked by money, media momentum, spheres of influence and impact.

  • Study: Poor children have smaller brains than wealthy peers Yahoo Finance - Tue, Apr 28, 2015 9:30 AM NZST
    Study: Poor children have smaller brains than wealthy peers

    New research shows that low-income kids may be lagging behind their peers because a crucial part of their brains is underdeveloped.

  • Americans are deluded about when they will retire Yahoo Finance - Wed, Apr 22, 2015 8:44 AM NZST
    Americans are deluded about when they will retire

    Americans underestimate their retirement age by a lot, the 2015 retirement confidence survey by the Employee Benefit Research Institute found.

  • Money Minute: 5 signs you're too cheap Yahoo Finance - Sat, Apr 18, 2015 2:19 AM NZST
    Money Minute: 5 signs you're too cheap

    In this week's Money Minute, Yahoo Finance's Mandi Woodruff offers tips on when it's not a good idea to be cheap.

  • How Wall Street may threaten your pension Yahoo Finance - Fri, Apr 17, 2015 4:17 AM NZST
    How Wall Street may threaten your pension

    Fees paid to hedge funds and private equity firms could be coming out of retirees' pockets.

  • Richard Branson, Peter Thiel take aim at Western Union Yahoo Finance - Thu, Apr 16, 2015 4:41 AM NZST
    Richard Branson, Peter Thiel take aim at Western Union

    TransferWise, a UK-based startup that opened its first U.S. office earlier this year, uses a clever loophole to make it possible to send money to other countries. Look out, Western Union.

  • How to make a million after age 70 Bankrate.com - Fri, Apr 10, 2015 3:39 AM NZST
    How to make a million after age 70

    If you are entering your 70s and have scant savings, you probably have harbored fantasies of great wealth. But is the dream really over?

  • Corinthian College graduates protest student loans Yahoo Finance - Thu, Apr 2, 2015 2:02 AM NZDT
    Corinthian College graduates protest student loans

    The “Corinthian 100,” is a growing movement of students who attended Corinthian Colleges, Inc. who say they should not have to pay back their debt.

  • RealMassive Launches St. Louis; Announces Its Real-Time Commercial Real Estate Service Will Go Live in … Marketwired - Thu, Mar 26, 2015 10:06 AM NZDT
    RealMassive Launches St. Louis; Announces Its Real-Time Commercial Real Estate Service Will Go Live in …

    RealMassive, the first data provider to deliver open access to the commercial real estate industry, today announces the launch of the St. Louis marketplace.

  • Home appraisal comes in below your sales price, now what? Associated Press - Thu, Mar 26, 2015 8:41 AM NZDT

    Housing market trends bode well for sellers this spring, but some may encounter hurdles even after they land a buyer. Rising home values and a lack of inventory in many markets could set them up to receive ...

  • Attitudes Toward Retirement Are Shifting, Franklin Templeton Survey Finds Marketwired - Thu, Mar 26, 2015 2:17 AM NZDT

    More than half of Americans are considering working during their retirement, and not simply out of necessity, according to Franklin Templeton's 2015 Retirement Income Strategies and Expectations survey. ...

  • Irish property prices fall for second successive month Reuters - Thu, Mar 26, 2015 2:02 AM NZDT

    Irish residential property prices fell for the second successive month in February, dropping 0.4 percent to slow a recovery from a real estate crash. Property prices have rebounded sharply - as much as 14.9 percent - after being cut in half by the bursting of a bubble in 2008. They were the fastest growing in the European Union in the 12 months to end-September 2014, according to the EU's statistics office. The month-on-month drop last month followed the first contraction for 10 months in January, with property prices in Dublin, which led the recovery, falling by 0.7 percent in February to stand 21.4 percent up on a year earlier.

  • 4 Tips for Apartment Hunting in Los Angeles US News - Thu, Mar 26, 2015 2:00 AM NZDT

    Los Angeles is a sprawling city full of diverse topography, nearly perfect year-round weather and distinct neighborhoods. Whether you prefer the glitz and glam of Beverly Hills or the laid back vibe of Venice, nearly every LA neighborhood has something special to offer its residents. While Santa Monica is beautiful and one of the more walkable areas in Los Angeles, it's also less affordable than nearby Mar Vista. Your rent should be no more than roughly 30 percent of that income, which can be challenging in an expensive city like Los Angeles.

  • How Social Security benefits are calculated Yahoo Finance - Thu, Mar 26, 2015 1:43 AM NZDT
    How Social Security benefits are calculated

    How does the government calculate Social Security? Yahoo Finance's Mandi Woodruff has the answer:

  • Feb. Sales Of New Homes Hit 7-Yr. High Investor's Business Daily - Wed, Mar 25, 2015 10:12 AM NZDT

    New-home sales rose to a seven-year high in February, the Commerce Department said Tuesday, defying forecasts for a drop amid harsh winter weather. The news boosted shares of homebuilders such as Toll ...

  • Existing Home Sales Face 2 Major Headwinds in the US Market Realist - Wed, Mar 25, 2015 9:04 AM NZDT

    In the US, the National Association of Realtors released its existing home sales figures for February. There was some good news for the housing sector.

  • The Picerne Group, Rockwood Capital and The Muller Company to Build Luxurious 260-Unit Apartment Community … Marketwired - Wed, Mar 25, 2015 8:00 AM NZDT

    The Picerne Group, in collaboration with Rockwood Capital and The Muller Company, have formed a joint venture on a 2.76-acre site to build ELEVEN10 West, a 260-unit multifamily rental community one-block ...

  • How to Avoid a Real Estate Scam US News - Wed, Mar 25, 2015 6:52 AM NZDT

    You'd be foolish to think you couldn't be fooled in a real estate transaction. While the majority of sellers, buyers and renters are presumably honest, there can be additional players with skin in the game, from landlords and real estate agents to title agency workers and bankers. As Sacramento real estate broker Alexis Moore observes: "The crooks don't always have on orange jump suits. Joe Rand, managing partner for Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty, which sells and rents home in New York and New Jersey, says that about once a week, he hears of a renter who saw a house but didn't actually go inside.

  • Red Dot Storage Acquires Two New Properties in Illinois Marketwired - Wed, Mar 25, 2015 6:00 AM NZDT

    Colorado-based Red Dot Storage announced today that it has completed the acquisition of two Stor Trek storage properties located in Richton Park and Monee, Illinois. The two new facilities contain an aggregate ...

  • US house price growth slowed in January Sharecast - Wed, Mar 25, 2015 3:45 AM NZDT

    House price growth Stateside slowed down in January, to a 0.3% month-on-month rate of rise, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA).

  • US new-home sales surge in February Associated Press - Wed, Mar 25, 2015 3:43 AM NZDT
    US new-home sales surge in February

    Sales of new U.S. homes in February climbed to their fastest pace in seven years, as an otherwise dormant housing market showed fresh signs of life. The Commerce Department said Tuesday that new-home sales ...

  • The Homeowner's Guide to Vacation Rentals US News - Wed, Mar 25, 2015 3:39 AM NZDT

    As the summer travel season approaches, homeowners with a spare room or a vacant beach home may be considering cashing in on the popularity of vacation rental websites. Other options include HomeAway.com, which also runs a site called VRBO.com (short for vacation rental by owner). "Rentals are treated like hotels in most geographies now, and owners need their properties to comply to local rules," says Andrew McConnell, co-founder and CEO of VacationFutures, a platform that pairs homeowners with vacation rental managers. For instance, Napa and Sonoma, California require permits for short-term rentals of less than 30 days, but Napa issues a very limited number of permits.

  • THIS masks a nasty surprise for homebuyers CNBC - Wed, Mar 25, 2015 3:09 AM NZDT
    THIS masks a nasty surprise for homebuyers

    Extremely low mortgage rates may be putting would-be homebuyers in a tough spot when they're ready to sell, Zillow's Stan Humphries warns.

  • Thinking of Buying a Home? Start Saving Now US News - Wed, Mar 25, 2015 2:29 AM NZDT

    People 34 and younger are the largest group of homebuyers, according to a recent National Association of Realtors study that looked at 6,572 responses from a survey of homebuyers in 2014. "The No. 1 reason they want to buy is just to own a home of their own," says Jessica Lautz, director of survey research and communications at the National Association of Realtors.

  • UPDATE: Fizber's FSBO Real Estate Model Connects Do-It-Yourself Home Sellers With Real Estate Agents … Marketwired - Wed, Mar 25, 2015 2:00 AM NZDT

    Fizber, Inc. , the fastest growing, free For Sale by Owner with Help real estate listing service for home sellers, announced today that with 30 percent of homeowners embracing some form of for-sale-by-owner ...

  • Appraisal Institute Heads to Dallas for 2015 Annual Meeting Marketwired - Wed, Mar 25, 2015 2:00 AM NZDT

    The Appraisal Institute, the nation's largest professional association of real estate appraisers, announced today that its 2015 Annual Meeting will take place July 27-29 in Dallas. Registration is now ...

  • Land Securities sells Times Square, London property to Blackstone Reuters - Tue, Mar 24, 2015 8:42 PM NZDT

    (Reuters) - Britain's Land Securities Group Plc (LAND.L) said it had struck a deal to sell its 95 percent stake in an office building in Times Square, London, to real estate funds managed by Blackstone ...

  • Land Securities sells Times Square, London, EC4, to Blackstone Marketwired - Tue, Mar 24, 2015 8:00 PM NZDT

    Land Securities Group PLC

  • Techies snatch up more Silicon Valley R/E AAP - Tue, Mar 24, 2015 4:01 PM NZDT

    While the mega rich from Silicon Valley have made headlines for their purchases of extravagant Los Angeles homes, the city has become increasingly appealing to a trove of investors and startup entrepreneurs as well. The new buyers are drawn to the city for a mix of personal, financial and work-related reasons, the Los Angeles Times reports. "We've seen an uptick in buyers from the technology industry over the last several years - some moving to Los Angeles and some buying second homes here, as a kind of peaceful retreat," Charles Black, executive vice president of marketing and strategic development at Hilton & Hyland, told the Times.

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