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Analysis Topic: Personal Finance

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Personal_Finance

Sunday, December 11, 2011

What's Backing Your Bank Deposits? / Personal_Finance / Credit Crisis 2011

By: EWI

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleIs the bank really the safest place to keep your money? Robert Prechter joins the Mind of Money host Douglass Lodmell to discuss what backs bank deposits and how you can keep your hard-earned money safe.

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Personal_Finance

Monday, December 05, 2011

The Governments Hidden $500 Billion Inflation Tax on Savings / Personal_Finance / Inflation

By: Dan_Amerman

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThere is a hidden and deeply unfair "tax" that is costing US savers in excess of $500 billion per year.  Through forcing interest rates far below the rate of inflation, the government has effectively created a tax on savings that not only takes all real interest income, but quite deliberately confiscates wealth from tens of millions of savers every year - for the direct benefit of the government.

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Personal_Finance

Saturday, December 03, 2011

How to Protect Your Bank Deposits, Savings From Euro-zone Collapse Financial Armageddon / Personal_Finance / UK Banking

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe Governor of the Bank of England, Mervyn King, woke up form financial paralysis to warn UK Banks to prepare themselves against the risks of a collapse of the Euro-zone by forgoing annual bonus payments (based on fictitious tax payer funded profits) and instead shore up their capital against the wave of defaults and bankruptcies both banking and commercial that would follow a collapse of the Euro-zone.

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Personal_Finance

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

U.S. Credit Rating, Automation can’t Curb DC’s Spending / Personal_Finance / Government Spending

By: Dr_Jeff_Lewis

As Washington DC frets the automatic cuts coming from a failure of the super-committee, the American public is watching their wealth vanish.  This disappearing act of wealth occurs on two fronts, first by the continuous spending and inflating in Washington, and secondly by a loss of confidence, which has sent the stock market plummeting in recent days.

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Personal_Finance

Monday, November 28, 2011

How to Retire With No Savings / Personal_Finance / Pensions & Retirement

By: DailyWealth

Dr. Steve Sjuggerud writes: "Do you have any savings?" I asked my friend Tony.

"Not really, no," he answered.

Tony is in his 50s. And he didn't sound worried in the least. How is that possible?

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Personal_Finance

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Citibank UK U.S. Dollar Current Account Now Charging for Depositing Cheque's, How to Make an Extra 1% on Transfers / Personal_Finance / UK Banking

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Citibank for a number of years has provided UK customers a U.S. Dollar Checking account without fees if the balance across all Citi accounts is above £2,000. This has proved especially useful in depositing dollar cheque's that normally attract significant fees per cheque in addition to exchange rate spread mark-ups.

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Personal_Finance

Friday, November 18, 2011

Barclaycard’s 11% Cashback Incentive Credit Card / Personal_Finance / Credit Cards & Scoring

By: MoneyFacts

Louise Holmes, spokesperson for Moneyfacts.co.uk, commented: “The news that Barclaycard has added an 11% cashback incentive to its Platinum Balance Transfer card until 31st December 2011, should please consumers.

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Personal_Finance

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The New Banking Fees That Are Silently Squeezing You / Personal_Finance / Current Accounts

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleKerri Shannon writes: Customers won a victory in early November when their protests prompted Bank of America Corp. (NYSE: BAC) to drop new banking fees on debit cards.

But while you were celebrating, banks got busy finding new ways to recoup that money.

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Personal_Finance

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Inflation, the Curse of Savers, Savings Accounts that Track RPI / Personal_Finance / Inflation

By: MoneyFacts

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleInflation figures released today show the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) fell during October from 5.2% to 5.00%.

To beat inflation, a basic rate taxpayer at 20% needs to find a savings account paying 6.25% per annum, while a higher rate taxpayer at 40% needs to find an account paying at least 8.33%.

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Personal_Finance

Saturday, November 12, 2011

How the United States Will Become a 3rd World Country / Personal_Finance / US Politics

By: Ron_Hera

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe United States is increasingly similar to a 3rd world county in several ways and is accelerating towards 3rd world status. Economic data indicate a harsh reality that obviates mainstream political debate. The evidence suggests that, without fundamental reforms, the U.S. will become a post industrial neo-3rd-world country by 2032.

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Personal_Finance

Friday, November 04, 2011

Best Cash Back Credit Cards for this Christmas / Personal_Finance / Credit Cards & Scoring

By: MoneyFacts

The festive season is nearly upon us and many people will be contemplating the task of Christmas shopping over the next few weeks.

Cashback credit cards are a good option for consumers who may be facing an expensive Christmas, as they offer rewards in return for spending. A range of cashback cards are available, offering varying rewards subject to how much and whereabouts consumers spend.

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Personal_Finance

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Money Market Funds, An Investment Whose Time Has Passed / Personal_Finance / Savings Accounts

By: Terry_Coxon

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleTerry Coxon, The Casey Report writes: Money market funds began as a bright and useful idea, became a habit, and recently have become a bad habit.

Money market funds were invented in 1971 as an innovative end-run around Federal Reserve Regulation Q, which prohibited paying interest on demand deposits. The purpose of Reg Q was to stifle competition in the deposit-taking business in order to benefit commercial banks – at the expense, of course, of depositors.

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Personal_Finance

Friday, October 28, 2011

In Praise of Credit Checks / Personal_Finance / Credit Cards & Scoring

By: Jeffrey_A_Tucker

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleIt was maybe third grade when the schoolyard was abuzz with a terrible thing. It was called the "permanent record." If you did something bad enough, it would go on the permanent record. And then a one-day slip up would turn into a deep scar, a mortal sin that would last forever and permanently reduce your chances to make it in life.

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Personal_Finance

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Savers, How to Beat Inflation / Personal_Finance / Savings Accounts

By: MoneyFacts

Inflation figures released today show the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) rose from 4.5% to 5.2% during September.

To beat inflation, a basic rate taxpayer at 20% needs to find a savings account paying 6.5%, while a higher rate taxpayer at 40% needs to find an account paying at least 8.67%.

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Personal_Finance

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Falling Interest Rates Fail to Deter Savers / Personal_Finance / Savings Accounts

By: MoneyFacts

Latest figures from Moneyfacts.co.uk show that demand for fixed rate bonds has soared in the last few months.

In April, 26% of all savers visiting Moneyfacts.co.uk were searching for fixed rate bonds, but during August this had increased to 45%.

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Personal_Finance

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Savers Continue to Pay the Price for High UK Inflation / Personal_Finance / Savings Accounts

By: MoneyFacts

Inflation figures released today show the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) rose during August from 4.4 per cent to 4.5 per cent.

To beat inflation, a basic rate taxpayer at 20% needs to find a savings account paying 5.63 per cent per annum, while a higher rate taxpayer at 40% needs to find an account paying at least 7.50 per cent.

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Personal_Finance

Monday, September 12, 2011

My Advice to Young People, Save, Multiple Streams of Income, Eliminate Debt and Acquire Some Physical Gold / Personal_Finance / Money Saving

By: Robert_Murphy

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleOver the last few years I've been freely dispensing financial advice to young people. I usually preface my remarks by saying, "I feel funny telling you what to do with your life, but since I'm bald you know I'm older and that I worry a lot." In the present article I'll summarize my recommendations. I am comfortable reproducing them for wide distribution, because they are conservative tips that would be appropriate in any setting, but are particularly important given my dire views on the Western economies.

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Personal_Finance

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Inflation Headache Returns for UK Savers / Personal_Finance / Savings Accounts

By: MoneyFacts

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleInflation figures released today show the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) rose during July from 4.2 per cent to 4.4 per cent.

To beat inflation, a basic rate taxpayer at 20 per cent needs to find a savings account paying 5.50 per cent per annum, while a higher rate taxpayer at 40 per cent needs to find an account paying at least 7.33 per cent.

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Personal_Finance

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Average 5 Year Fixed Interest Rate Savings Bond Falls to 2 Year Low / Personal_Finance / Savings Accounts

By: MoneyFacts

Average savings rates for long-term fixed rate bonds have fallen significantly over recent months. The current average five-year fixed rate is 3.74%, its lowest average for two years.

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Personal_Finance

Saturday, August 06, 2011

Personalising The Debt Ceiling Crisis / Personal_Finance / US Politics

By: Walter_Brasch

You have a credit card with a $25,000 limit.
Because you have a good job, you only have $6,000 on the card, and routinely pay the monthly statement and a little extra on the principal.

But then you decide you need a 52-inch high-def LCD TV screen to go into your “man cave,” and your family rightfully decides they need a vacation. So, you add a few thousand to the credit card. But, it’s all OK since you just got a promotion at work.

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