CHICZ MAGAZINE Ready to file your taxes?
By Jessica Sly
Its tax season! Are you ready to file? With three taxforms to choose from 1040EZ, 1040A and 1040 its easy to get confused. Not only are the forms difficultto plow through and under... Posted on 3/1/13 at 3:31 PM
NEW PLATEAUS "A Nightmare We're Marching Toward"
Catchy headline, huh? Yeah people like to be dooms-dayers.
Using this phrase in the video, Joseph Stiglitz brings up some interesting data. Speaking about income inequality, he cites that only 8% of ... Posted on 6/12/12 at 8:12 AM
A MINNESOTAN IN CHINA Hong Kong: From Me to You
Okay. So after Macau last week, now it's time to jump over to the other side of the delta to see the other recently-handed-over, former Western colony in these parts:
It's a place weve al... Posted on 4/14/12 at 9:47 AM
In recognition Financial Literacy Month, the Minnesota Department of Commerce today reminds investors of the importance of understanding the distinctions between the various types of financial professionals.
“This year’s survey results provided somewhat of a mixed message,” said Susan C. Keating, president and CEO of the NFCC. “More than one in four consumers indicated they are spending more than last year, yet 77 percent admitted to having financial worries, listing insufficient savings as their top financial concern."
Like many other economic measures, charitable donations in the U.S. have yet to bounce back to pre-recession levels. According to Giving USA's Annual Report on Philanthropy, charitable contributions totaled $298.4 billion in 2011 – up 4 percent from 2010, but still 11 percent below 2007 levels.
A recent study conducted by the Bankers Life and Casualty Company Center for a Secure Retirement found that 67 percent of middle-income baby boomers are expecting a retirement that is different from the one their parents enjoyed.
Whether you’re a recent high school graduate going to college for the first time or a returning student, it will soon be time to head to campus, and payment deadlines for tuition and other fees are not far behind.
Most Americans lack emergency savings or “rainy day” funds. Only 49 percent of survey respondents reported that they had set aside funds sufficient to cover expenses for three months in case of sickness, job loss, economic downturn or other emergency.
With the first month of the new year drawing to a close, there’s still time to develop a plan for improving your financial health. According to a survey by Fidelity Investments, most people are likely to say they want to save more and spend less.
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