Treasury launches financial literacy program

Archive for November, 2008

Treasury launches financial literacy program

The U.S. Department of Treasury has launched a program in St. Louis and seven other regions of the country to better connect people who don’t bank much with financial services. (3 mins ago)

Kiplinger names editor

Janet Bodnar, deputy editor of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine in D.C. since 2005, has been named successor to retiring editor Fred W. Frailey. (1 day ago)

Cost Plus celebrates 50 years

WALNUT CREEK Rose Brady came in looking for a back scratcher at the Cost Plus World Market here, but left the store with items that included peppermint bark candy and chocolate-covered sunflower seeds. (12 hours ago)

Scott Burns: Silver linings for a decade of poor returns

This is a year for the record books. As we stand gaping at the incredible losses in the last three months or just the month of October we search for comparative measures of loss. The period I remember most vividly is 1973-1974. (3 hours ago)

America ready to regain ‘land of opportunity’ status in era of Obama

MANY analysts believe that now is a good time to reinvest in the US. Here, some of the more attractive stateside options are assessed by the Personal Finance Regional Journali (3 hours ago)

Own A Pawnshop, Not Morningstar

A bad economy has business humming at EZCORP, but it’s put a hurting on Morningstar. (4 hours ago)

Your Money: Replacing Hank Paulson

When President-elect Obama takes office on January 20th, finding a suitable replacement for Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson is one of his top priorities. AP Personal Finance Editor Trevor Delaney explains the role of treasury secretary.. (Nov. (3 hours ago)

Australia September Housing Finance Commitments Down 1.9% On Month

The total value of commitments for owner occupied new housing in Australia decreased by a seasonally adjusted 1.9 percent in September. (47 mins ago)

Santander raises 5.8 billion pounds

Spain’s Santander launched a shock $9.2 billion rights issue on Monday as traditionally strong banks joined ailing rivals in bolstering their capital in the face of recession. (4 hours ago)

Your Money: Tipping in Tight Times

With the sour economy placing strains on home finances, extending gratuities has become a difficult challenge. AP Personal Finance Editor Trevor Delaney offers suggestions for tipping in tight times. (42 mins ago)