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Archive for July, 2008

Color of Money Book Club

Personal finance columnist Michelle Singletary hosted an online discussion with Scott Christopher, co-author of “The Levity Effect: Why It Pays to Lighten Up” , on Thursday, July 31 at Noon ET. (2 hours ago)

Personal Finance Daily: The desire for new electronics gear isn’t just a whim

Learn about saving on your back-to-school electronics shopping, tax traps in the housing bill and enhancing investing with DRIPs. (4 hours ago)

Britain’s Tesco Piles into Banking

The supermarket chain will expand its personal finance arm into a full-service retail bank operating through its stores and online (18 mins ago)

Tesco plans big push into banking

UK retailer Tesco has announced a major push into banking and other services with a £950 million deal to buy out Royal Bank of Scotland from their finance joint venture. (18 mins ago)

Retirement Living: Women more worried about retirement finances — with good reason

The complexity of preparing financially for retirement can make anyone nervous — but a new survey finds women are more worried than men about the challenges ahead, particularly inflation, health-care costs and outliving retirement savings. (40 mins ago)

Banks, government want to bag your savings rand

Banks and the government are competing to get you to invest your money with them. (6 hours ago)

Personal Finance Daily: Rich get richer, low-income get wage boost that lags inflation

The federal minimum wage is going up, but for millions of Americans living at the lowest end of the income scale it is a day late and a dollar short — well, more like years late and a whole lot of dollars short. (20 mins ago)

Bank of Ireland cuts fixed rate mortgages

Bank of Ireland is reducing rates across its fixed rate mortgage product range. From tomorrow, the bank’s two year fixed rate for new homeloan business will fall from 5.95% to 5.74%. It said its three year fixed rate for new business will also fall from 6.25% to 5.94%. (3 hours ago)

Inheritance windfalls better spent lowering debt than buying stocks: analysts

MONTREAL – Canadians receiving billions of dollars of inheritance this year should avoid plunging their windfalls into the volatile stock market and instead focus on paying down debt, say investment advisers. (14 mins ago)

Financial Focus: Plan for retirement early and prepare for the unexpected

Q. What are the most common financial mistakes people make? (5 mins ago)