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Depending on stock returns to fund your retirement? Think again

Written by Richard Barrington - 12 Comments

How worried should I be? That’s a question financial people get a lot when the market is as unstable as it has been over the past several weeks. Actually, it’s a question we ask ourselves in those environments. Having both asked and answered that question several times recently, let me share some of the answers […]

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Published on October 6th, 2015
Modified on September 24th, 2015 - 12 Comments
Filed under: Economy,Retirement,Saving & Investing
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Is the tide turning for savings accounts?

Written by Richard Barrington - 5 Comments

On the surface, savings account rates seem to be stuck in the same rut they have been in for the last couple years; but if you look a little closer, there are some isolated developments that could start to put the interest back in savings account interest rates. According to the FDIC, the average savings […]

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Published on May 19th, 2015 - 5 Comments
Filed under: Banking,Economy,Saving & Investing
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How long will oil prices stay low — and what should you do?

Written by William Cowie - 8 Comments

image: wikimedia commons If you are old enough, you will remember 1973, when OPEC caused the price of oil to quadruple. (If you’re too young, simply Google “1973 oil crisis images” to see an endless parade of people stranded at gas stations with hand-written signs like the one in the picture.) That crisis changed life […]

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Twice the opportunity for holiday spending guilt

Written by Jeffrey Steele - 4 Comments

I ran into my old buddy Jake at the local outpost of a well-known, high-priced donut chain. I had just spent the better part of a sawbuck on a powdered donut hole and thimble of java when I noticed Jake seemed to be lacking his usual Christmas spirit. His brow was furrowed, and he looked […]

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Published on December 15th, 2014
Modified on December 13th, 2014 - 4 Comments
Filed under: Economy,Humor
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The sunny side of pessimism

Written by Richard Barrington - 2 Comments

From the Declaration of Independence to the space program, optimism was traditionally something of a core American value; however, it is one that has taken quite a beating in recent years. Not too long ago, an NBC-Wall Street Journal poll found that 76 percent of Americans lack confidence that their children will have a better […]

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Published on November 24th, 2014
Modified on December 2nd, 2014 - 2 Comments
Filed under: Economy
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How California’s Drought Will Affect You

Written by William Cowie - One Comment

Statistically, 80 to 90 percent of you live outside of California. When you read reports of the drought in California, then, your reaction may be something like, “Bummer for those dudes. Patti, please pass the peas.” You might want to reconsider, though, because chances are this drought could affect you more than you think. Saying […]

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5 Reasons to be Optimistic About the Economy

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I find that defaulting to pessimism about the economy is a great way to hedge your emotional bets. If things turn out well, then I can count it a pleasant surprise. If things turn out badly, at least I have the satisfaction of having been right. Lately though, there have been some cracks in my […]

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Published on September 15th, 2014
Modified on September 13th, 2014 - Leave a Comment
Filed under: Economy,Planning
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Are You Looking For A New Job?

Written by William Cowie - One Comment

If so, you might be in a better position than you think. The Bureau of Labor Statistics, or BLS as it’s more commonly known, keeps track of more than just unemployment statistics. Any time geeks try to analyze something, they go into inordinate detail, which glazes over the eyes of everyone trying to understand what […]

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Published on August 20th, 2014
Modified on August 22nd, 2014 - One Comment
Filed under: Economy,Working
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Is The American Dream Dead?

Written by William Cowie - 4 Comments

Is the American dream dead? A majority of people say it is, according to the recently announced CNN Money survey, as well as several others done at academic institutions like Xavier and Youngstown universities and other private organizations. Although the samples, questions and methodologies differ from survey to survey, the results all seem to indicate that the American dream […]

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Published on June 11th, 2014
Modified on June 9th, 2014 - 4 Comments
Filed under: Economy,Retirement,Saving & Investing,Working
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The Post-College Outlook: A New Money Worry for 20-Somethings?

Written by FCN Staff - One Comment

This post comes from Anna Williams at our partner site LearnVest. College seniors graduating this spring are more optimistic than ever … but should they be? According to Accenture’s 2014 College Graduate Employment Survey, a full 84% of the class of 2014 believes they will land a job in their chosen field. This group of seniors […]

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Published on May 23rd, 2014 - One Comment
Filed under: Economy,Working
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