Posts tagged "finance"

Here’s How Much We Spend To Get Married

In what some are calling one sign of an improving economy, if at the expense of newlyweds, a new survey by The Knot finds that the average cost of a US wedding jumped to $31,213 last year, marking a five-year high when adjusted for inflation. In its eighth report, the wedding site reveals in a…

By: Newser / March 14, 2015

President Obama Nominates Janet Yellen As First-Ever Woman To Run The Federal Reserve

President Obama announced today he has nominated Janet Yellen as chairman of the Federal Reserve. She currently serves as vice chair of the Fed and is a professor at University of California, Berkeley. If confirmed by the Senate, Yellen would be the first woman to run the Fed. [Politico]
On Yellen and the…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 9, 2013

5 Occasions In Which I Have Completely Wasted My Hard-Earned Money

Yesterday, I finally did something that I had been meaning to do for awhile: I walked into a Crunch Gym and canceled my membership. Which I had been paying for, for a year. And have never used once. Like, hadn’t even picked up my membership card. Pathetic.

When I think about how much…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 14, 2012

Money 101: Last-Minute Tax Tips, Tricks & Advice

Oh, hey there. Guess what day it is? April 17th! No, it’s not my birthday. It’s Tax Day! Alright, so maybe this isn’t an occasion for excitement and joy, but whether you like it or not, taxes must be paid by midnight tonight (unless you are filing an extension or giving the finger to Uncle…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 17, 2012

Yet Another Disappointing Harassment Case In The Finance World

Oh look, it’s another sex scandal rocking the finance world. A group of 17 Irish accountants at PricewaterhouseCoopers are under fire after passing around a document which ranked the top 10 most attractive women in the office. As these things go, the original email made its way out of the office and into the papers,…

By: Julie Gerstein / November 11, 2010

Therapy For Your Pocketbook Episode 6: “Puddles Isn’t A Dependent”

In the latest episode of Therapy For Your Pocketbook, Susie worries about who will take care of her parents — and pup — if something happens to her. Finance expert Manisha Thakor says buying life insurance in your 20s is a common mistake. The purpose of life insurance is not to take care of…

By: The Frisky / July 8, 2010

Therapy For Your Pocketbook Episode 5: “Cold Denial”

Diane, a recent divorcee denies having a cold and the need to be on her ex’s health insurance. It’s not like she’s going to get salmonella poisoning or get hit by a bus, right? Finance Expert Manisha Thakor says wrong — one visit to the hospital can prove catastrophic consequences to your finances. [Therapy

By: The Frisky / June 22, 2010

Would You Ever Cut Yourself Off?

Are cutting credit cards up a new recession trend? The Atlantic thinks so: “Cutting up credit cards is a classic solution to the temptations of easy credit, but as Americans have become more and more reliant on plastic, there’s been a resurgence of interest in swearing off credit entirely.”…

By: Leonora Epstein / November 19, 2009

Lehman Brothers Are Lookin’ For Love On Craigslist

In case you haven’t noticed, the stock market took a nosedive this week. The rest of us are left worried about investments, bank stability, and mortgages. But what about the men of Wall Street, who are getting screwed over by their employers: How are they looking to handle this mess? They’re looking to get screwed…

By: Simcha / September 16, 2008