YOUR MONEY-Debt-free college grads: How do they do it? - Reuters

More than $1 trillion in total outstanding student debt across the United States. Almost seven in 10 college grads emerge owing money, with an average debt of $28,400 for the Class of 2013, according to the Institute for College Access and Success.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

More households entering retirement with debt - MarketWatch

Two recent events have forced me to take a look at debt. The first was a call from a bankruptcy judge saying that the pool of people applying for bankruptcy was noticeably “grayer” than in the past. Of course, the simple aging of the population would ...

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Fed delay could spur more debt issues to fund share buybacks - Reuters

While there is no way to track debt taken out for share buy-backs alone, U.S. corporations have taken out $59.4 billion in debt this year - or about 8 percent of the total amount of U.S. corporate debt issued - to fund special dividends to shareholders ...

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Will Interest Rates Go Up, Or Will QE Go On Forever? - Forbes

As you read this, the result of the Fed interest decision of Sept. 17, 2015 will just about be out. As I write, the market has decided that interest rates are not going up, so the Dow is rallying, the dollar is falling, gold is up. So if interest rates ...

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Fed decision day: Consumers get interest rate reprieve (this time) - USA TODAY

Even when we see higher interest rates, responsible borrowers still will probably have easy access to loans and rock-bottom rates, said Louis Navellier, chairman of money management firm Navellier & Associates in Reno. Banks will likely demand higher ...

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

How to Eliminate Emotional Investing Once and For All - Nasdaq

One of the biggest mistakes investors make when it comes to investing is trading on emotion. This is often repeated, because many investors don't realize they're letting their emotions get in the way of making sound investment decisions. According to a ...

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Why you should consider having more than one savings account - Business Insider

If you only have a checking account and a savings account, you're doing yourself a huge disservice. Many people tend to stick to only one savings account out of habit. Perhaps you set it up eons ago and it's just simple to keep one lump sum of cash ...

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Retirement investing is all about one thing - MarketWatch

That's why retirement investing is so different. It's no longer fun; now, it's a disciplined process. You need to solve for a multi-variable equation in a world of uncertainty. So many variables are up for grabs: the market, inflation, your health and ...

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Is active or passive investing right for you? - CNBC

As index funds and exchange-traded funds continue to outpace their actively managed mutual fund peers, the church of passive investors has enjoyed an undeniable membership surge. Why pay for professional management, the argument goes, if they can't ...

Wednesday, September 09, 2015