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Stocks slide Tuesday following weak reports in China

washingtonpost.com — Stocks fell again Tuesday after disappointing economic reports abroad refueled concerns about a slowdown in China. The Dow Jones industrial average was down about 350 points, or 2 percent, by mid-morning, sending it back into correction territory. The Standard & Poor's 500-stock index had slipped 40 points, also leading to a 2 percent drop.
Sep 01, 2015

Stocks slide Tuesday, starting September in style and ending the calmness of the last few days. wapo.st/1LRqJZJ

Sep 01, 2015

RT @Jonnelle: Stocks slide Tuesday, starting September in style and ending the calmness of the last few days. wapo.st/1LRqJZJ

Sep 01, 2015

U.S. stocks slide nearly 3% at close on weak reports in China: wapo.st/1LRqJZJ

How your lack of self control can make you a better saver

washingtonpost.com — Often, the biggest obstacle to saving is that there isn't enough money to set aside after the bills are paid. But other times the hardest part is establishing the habit of saving in the first place. Some people just don't trust themselves to leave the cash alone.
Sep 02, 2015

RT @Jonnelle: Proof that people have terrible will power when it comes to saving: wapo.st/1FgaPAk

Sep 01, 2015

How your lack of self control can make you a better saver. wapo.st/1FgaPAk

Sep 02, 2015

Proof that people have terrible will power when it comes to saving: wapo.st/1FgaPAk

Six money milestones to hit while you’re in your 30s

Aug 30, 2015

Six money milestones to hit while you’re in your 30s wapo.st/1N1eF8n

U.S. stocks come out ahead after a frenzied week

washingtonpost.com — U.S. markets closed with a whimper Friday, but the quiet day offered a positive ending for a tumultuous week. Despite kicking off trading Monday with a jaw-dropping loss, the Dow Jones industrial average is now up 1.1. percent for the week. On Friday, the Dow slipped 12 points, or down .07 percent, to 16643.
Aug 28, 2015

RT @jamesacoxiii: US stocks come out ahead after a frenzied week - Washington Post: US stocks come out ahead after a frenzied we... bit.ly/1Vje2Zi

Aug 28, 2015

After all that drama, this pretty much sums up stock markets this week: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ wapo.st/1KrljD4

The most expensive cities to live a 'modest but comfortable' life

chicagotribune.com — Think your city is expensive? Maybe you can use a little perspective. The Economic Policy Institute has updated its family budget calculator, which estimates what it would cost for someone to live what they describe as a "modest but comfortable" life in 618 metro and rural areas across the United States.
Aug 26, 2015

RT @chicagotribune: Calculator tool tells you how much it costs to live a 'modest but comfortable' life in Chicago and other cities trib.in/1Vcfmgk

Aug 27, 2015

You can plug your household size, city into calculator. Cost of 'modest but comfortable' life buff.ly/1MXfWxb pic.twitter.com/FDNNoGipxG

Aug 30, 2015

The most expensive cities to live a 'modest but comfortable' life. So how did Chicago do? trib.in/1Vcfmgk pic.twitter.com/H4I9Cd4iry

Aug 30, 2015

RT @OtisWhite: What does it cost to live in a big city? It depends on the city … and on the family and its members. chicagotribune.com/business/ct-mo…

Aug 30, 2015

RT @scottkleinberg: The most expensive cities to live a 'modest but comfortable' life. So how did Chicago do? trib.in/1Vcfmgk pic.twitter.com/H4I9Cd4iry

The most expensive cities in the U.S. for single people and families

washingtonpost.com — Think your city is expensive? Maybe you can use a little perspective. The Economic Policy Institute has updated its family budget calculator, which estimates what it would cost for someone to live what they describe as a "modest but comfortable" life in 618 metro and rural areas across the United States.
Aug 26, 2015

Guess which is highest? The most expensive cities in the U.S. for single people and families wpo.st/DarW0

Aug 26, 2015

The most expensive cities in the U.S. for single people and families. wapo.st/1VaDJev

Aug 26, 2015

The most expensive cities in the U.S. for single people and families wapo.st/1K2Gsom

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Six money milestones to hit while you’re in your 30s

washingtonpost.com — There's something about being in your 30s that feels more adult. You've probably been on your own for a little while and you're starting to get the hang of it (life that is). Hopefully you're making more money now and - after some trial and error - you're better at managing your finances.
Aug 25, 2015

Six money milestones to hit while you’re in your 30s wapo.st/1JUhw2x Time to get my butt in gear. Thanks @jonnelle

Aug 25, 2015

The financial goals to strive for in your 30s. Some easier than others, all worth considering: wapo.st/1LuAgmm pic.twitter.com/fz32QhBf0u

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What regular investors should do about the market downturn

washingtonpost.com — Following steep losses in China, U.S. stock markets were selling off early Monday at a pace that hasn't been seen since the financial crisis. At today's open, the Dow Jones Industrial average was down more than 1,000 points - its worst start since the downturn - though losses leveled off by mid-morning.
Aug 24, 2015

What regular investors should do about the market downturn: wapo.st/1EeijJ0

Aug 24, 2015

RT @Jonnelle: What regular investors should do about the market downturn: wapo.st/1EeijJ0

Aug 24, 2015

RT @drewharwell: What regular people should do about the market downturn ("nothing" is an acceptable answer) wapo.st/1U33K24 @Jonnelle

Aug 24, 2015

What regular people should do about the market downturn ("nothing" is an acceptable answer) wapo.st/1U33K24 @Jonnelle

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Need help with money? There’s an app for that.

washingtonpost.com — In the age of the sharing economy and paltry wage growth, achieving financial stability can feel like an elusive goal, so personal finance startups are stepping up to fill the gap.

American Express is no longer America’s favorite credit card company

washingtonpost.com — American Express has been dethroned. For the first time in nine years of rankings, Discover was named the card provider with the highest satisfaction ratings from consumers. It beat out American Express, which ranked first every year until now in the annual survey of 20,000 credit card customers by J.D.
Aug 20, 2015

This company has the best credit cards, according to customers: wapo.st/1KxQW9P

Aug 20, 2015

American Express is no longer America’s favorite credit card company: wapo.st/1KxQW9P

Aug 21, 2015

RT @washingtonpost: American Express is no longer America’s favorite credit card company wapo.st/1MGhmw6

Aug 21, 2015

Discover ends AmEx's 9-year reign in customer satisfaction. $AXP washingtonpost.com/business/get-t…

Aug 23, 2015

RT @washingtonpost: American Express is no longer America’s favorite credit card company wapo.st/1JdzjvL

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Sep 02, 2015

Slowdown in global economy threatens to engulf U.S. wpo.st/9phY0

Sep 02, 2015

College savings tip from Mark Kantrowitz, author of "Twisdoms about Paying for College." bit.ly/1XgrOhl pic.twitter.com/axOmVlv2a5

Sep 02, 2015

Proof that people have terrible will power when it comes to saving: wapo.st/1FgaPAk

Sep 02, 2015

RT @johncbussey: Reality check: China's Shanghai Composite, for all the whiplash, is down .38% year to date and is up 43% from a year ago.

Sep 01, 2015

U.S. stocks slide nearly 3% at close on weak reports in China: wapo.st/1LRqJZJ

Sep 01, 2015

RT @CFSInnovation: .@WashingtonPost features #FinLab winners in @Jonnelle article on mobile banking & #finhealth. wapo.st/1Lwc9H0 @h…

Sep 01, 2015

Stocks slide Tuesday, starting September in style and ending the calmness of the last few days. wapo.st/1LRqJZJ

Sep 01, 2015

How your lack of self control can make you a better saver. wapo.st/1FgaPAk

Aug 31, 2015

Netflix just ditched a big contract. It's time to rethink your streaming services. wpo.st/ZwPY0


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