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Scott Burns: The Lessons Of Couch Potato InvestingBy: cumulus2 commentsUnemployment Drops To 4.6%, Lowest Since 2007By: Ken Tumin9 comments8 Ways The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act Made You SaferBy: Ally67703 commentsBernanke Tells Fed Officials To Clam UpBy: Shorebreak2 comments

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Posted by: Ken Tumin  |   2 votes  |  9 Comments

From CNN Money The solid overall jobs numbers also clear the way for the Federal Reserve to raise its key interest rate on December 14 when its two-day meeting read more

Posted by: cumulus  |   2 votes  |  1 Comment

Scott Burns comments on the “safe withdrawal rate” problem.

Posted by: 51hh  |   2 votes  |  Comment

(Bloomberg) - For Americans, few decisions are as financially consequential as choosing when to take Social Security. Or as hard. While you can tap retirement read more

Posted by: Ken Tumin  |   2 votes  |  1 Comment

Treasury yields climbed on Thursday as surging oil prices stoked expectations that inflation will accelerate in 2017. The 10-year yield gained 1.9 basis point to read more

Posted by: Ken Tumin  |   1 vote  |  1 Comment

From the WSJ One of banks’ favorite cost-cutting strategies in recent years has been closing branches. But a new study suggests the approach may soon backfire.If read more

Posted by: Shorebreak  |   2 votes  |  2 Comments

Federal Reserve officials should refrain from publicly discussing their predictions about future actions by the central bank, Ben Bernanke said. "The tendency of read more

Posted by: Ken Tumin  |   3 votes  |  Comment

From the WSJA strong economy, tightening labor market and an expected stimulus package from President-elect Donald Trump would seem to be a recipe for higher read more

Posted by: Ally6770  |   3 votes  |  Comment

Personal income increased $98.6 billion (0.6 percent) in October according to estimates released today by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Disposable personal read more

Posted by: Ken Tumin  |   1 vote  |  Comment

From the NCUA press release: The National Credit Union Administration today liquidated First African Baptist Church Federal Credit Union of Sharon Hill, read more

Posted by: Carpline  |   3 votes  |  Comment

From First Tennessee Bank's Facebook page: The First Tennessee Foundation will match up to $50,000 in donations from the public to help the thousands of displaced read more

Posted by: Shorebreak  |   3 votes  |  1 Comment

One of the central tenets of the Federal Reserve and most central banks throughout the developed world in the modern era has been their ability to stay above the read more

Posted by: Shorebreak  |   3 votes  |  Comment

Wells Fargo faces dozens of lawsuits from angry customers over its fake accounts scandal, but it is reportedly seeking to push those disputes into arbitration. read more

Posted by: cumulus  |   4 votes  |  2 Comments

Bottom line: low-cost index fund investing will blow away high cost managed investing. You can count on it.

Posted by: rav  |   3 votes  |  1 Comment

Save To Win program is available at many credit unions across 11 states.  Save To Win has monthly, quarterly, and annual "lottery" drawings (among the accounts read more

Posted by: Frank Walker  |   2 votes  |  4 Comments

Have a look at those charts on the ten year.  Interest rates are decidedly rising.

Posted by: cumulus  |   5 votes  |  Comment

Here's a tool from The Finance Buff (Harry Sit) to add alongside Ken's EWP calculator. Break One CD To Buy Another; answers the query: how to decide whether it’s read more

Posted by: Shorebreak  |   2 votes  |  15 Comments

The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, already in legal limbo after an October court decision, could find its powers scaled back by President-elect Donald read more

Posted by: Shorebreak  |   3 votes  |  5 Comments

A federal banking regulator has imposed tighter restrictions on Wells Fargo & Co., requiring the banking giant to get advance approval from regulators before read more

Posted by: cumulus  |   2 votes  |  6 Comments

What we earn on our savings is really important. Yes, I bet you knew that. But you may not know just how massively important returns will be over your lifetime of read more

Posted by: Ken Tumin  |   1 vote  |  Comment

Credit unions in Pennsylvania and Florida announced new merger plans and credit unions in North Carolina completed a consolidation. The $105 million Cornerstone read more

Posted by: Shorebreak  |   4 votes  |  2 Comments

Donald Trump has pledged a $1 trillion infrastructure spending program to help jump-start an economy that he said was in terrible shape during the campaign. read more

Posted by: Ken Tumin  |   3 votes  |  2 Comments

Only "significant negative news" could derail the Federal Reserve's high expectations for raising U.S. interest rates next month, a Fed official who has recently read more

Posted by: Frank Walker  |   3 votes  |  3 Comments

Bond markets are reacting already to the Trump win with higher interest rates.

Posted by: Ken Tumin  |   2 votes  |  2 Comments

Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen heads to Capitol Hill Thursday to testify before Congress's Joint Economic Committee, an opportunity she could use to signal read more

Posted by: Ken Tumin  |   2 votes  |  1 Comment

GREENVILLE, S.C. - A former Upstate financial advisor is headed to prison for stealing more than $3 million from his clients, according to acting U.S. Attorney Beth read more

Posted by: cumulus  |   3 votes  |  Comment

A 67-year-old widow and grandmother was sentenced to six and a half years in prison Tuesday for a nearly $2.5 million embezzlement, which led to the collapse of read more

Posted by: Ally6770  |   4 votes  |  Comment

Consumers have generally been receptive to the agency, which celebrated its fifth anniversary this summer. At the time, it said it had helped 27 million consumers read more

Posted by: Ken Tumin  |   5 votes  |  22 Comments

From the Wall Street Journal Donald Trump's electoral victory, by roiling global financial markets, could upend Federal Reserve officials' plans for raising read more

Posted by: cumulus  |   2 votes  |  Comment

Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer said the central bank has almost reached its goals for maximum employment and price stability, strengthening the case read more

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