Month: May 2015

4 Tips for Summer House Hunters

4 Tips for Summer House Hunters

Making the decision to buy versus rent is a big step. A home will likely be the largest single purchase you make. Summer is often the big season for real estate; many families with children hope to be settled by the time school starts. In particularly hot real estate markets, houses can sell very quickly,…

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The Extremely Disturbing Conversation Glenn Beck Had With His Financial …

The Extremely Disturbing Conversation Glenn Beck Had With His Financial …

Glenn Beck recently had a disturbing conversation with his financial adviser about religious persecution in the Middle East, Beck said on his radio program Monday. “I don’t know where my life leads. I will tell you this, it’s not about business,” Beck said. “I met with my financial adviser a few weeks ago. I said,…

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Merger Would Be Good for Mylan Credit, Bad for Teva, says S&P

Merger Would Be Good for Mylan Credit, Bad for Teva, says S&P

By Amey Stone Standard & Poor’s Credit Ratings announced two actions Wednesday surrounding Teva Pharmaceutical’s (TEVA) $40 billion bid for Mylan (MYL). The proposed deal would be half equity, half debt. First, the credit rating agency put Teva on negative creditwatch. Although S&P analyst Arthur Wong notes some strategic advantages to the deal , he…

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BBB details the latest scams targeting Kentuckiana

BBB details the latest scams targeting Kentuckiana

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (News release and WHAS11) — The Better Business Bureau is warning consumers of the latest scams making round in Kentuckiana. Remember, it is better to be safe than sorry – check out any company before you give out any personal or banking information. 1.A deceptive flier is being posted on doors around the…

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Unsung heroes on the field: How EMPIWF is empowering farmers

Unsung heroes on the field: How EMPIWF is empowering farmers

Talking about the challenges ahead, Abhishek tells us, “Some challenges are manageable and some are unavoidable. Bad weather is unavoidable and affects us massively; we’re looking to collaborate with insurance companies. Insurance Policymakers have to be cautious given the fact that it is mainly small and marginal farmers who are earning their bread from agriculture.…

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Singletary: The FoolProof Foundation offers a curriculum of financial caution

Singletary: The FoolProof Foundation offers a curriculum of financial caution

I believe that children live what they learn. If you want your children to be better money managers, you need to model that behavior in your home. They need to see you saving, spending wisely and sparingly using credit. They need to watch as you make good financial decisions. A recent Bank of America and…

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Life After College Conference prepares grads for success

Life After College Conference prepares grads for success

Life After College, a mini-conference held Wednesday and Thursday in the Henry Madden Library, advised more than 100 students on essential steps for after graduation, including managing debt, planning for graduate school and networking techniques. Six panels with experts from respective backgrounds and experiences provided advice from managing money and payment plans on school and…

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Level 3: Success of TW Telecom buy likely means more deals (LVLT)

Level 3: Success of TW Telecom buy likely means more deals (LVLT)

During the earnings call for Level 3 Communications (LVLT +3.7%), execs suggested it would still pursue opportunistic acquisitions, pointing to how well the last one worked out. The company raised guidance for 2015 after realizing greater cost savings than expected from its acquisition of TW Telecom, which closed Oct. 31. In its earnings report the…

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The secrets to managing debt

The secrets to managing debt

But if you borrow for a car, or use a credit card to buy things that lose value and dont earn money, you can be behind in two ways – youre left with something that has a lower capital value, while having to afford interest payments. This is bad debt. If youre trying to win…

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Tip of the Week: Managing debt

Tip of the Week: Managing debt

Tip of the Week: Managing debt (03:17) What level of debt should you be comfortable with? Sally Patten speaks with Alex Burley from AMP Financial Planning. 04/05/15 TIP OF THE WEEK: The secrets to managing debt