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Stern Advice: Financial literacy won't fix everything

reuters.com — WASHINGTON Dec 8 Financial literacy has become a huge catchphrase -- the one idea upon which consumer advocates and bankers, borrowers and lenders, even Republicans and Democrats all agree. Everyone supports the notion that we need more financial literacy. Myriad organizations are putting money behind creating finance management classes and even mandating them on a state-by-state basis.

Stern Advice: How to create your own charitable fund

reuters.com — WASHINGTON Dec 1 My husband buys lottery tickets when we go on vacation. Maybe he's thinking about staying on vacation forever, but my plan for those winnings is different -- I've always dreamed about setting up our own family foundation. The truth is, I don't have to wait until he hits the right numbers.

Inflation-proofing your portfolio? Worry about this.

stltoday.com — With gasoline still selling at around $2 a gallon, food prices relatively flat and Wall Street bond traders betting on 1.5 percent annual inflation as far as the eye can see, it may seem like the wrong time to worry about rising consumer prices.

Inflation-proofing your portfolio? Then worry about this

reuters.com — NEW YORK With U.S. gasoline selling under $2 a gallon, food prices relatively flat and Wall Street bond traders betting on 1.5 percent annual inflation as far the eye can see, it may seem like the wrong time to worry about rising consumer prices.

STERN ADVICE-Inflation-proofing your portfolio? Then worry about this

cnbc.com — NEW YORK, March 31- With U.S. gasoline selling under $2 a gallon, food prices relatively flat and Wall Street bond traders betting on 1.5 percent annual inflation as far the eye can see, it may seem like the wrong time to worry about rising consumer prices.

Stern Advice: How much is $250,000?

reuters.com — From where I sit, $250,000 a year - the amount President Barack Obama and other Democrats say is top-tier household income - is a substantial amount of money. But I don't sit in Manhattan or Honolulu or San Francisco, where folks say they can easily blow through that much paying rent and childcare, and not living like kings.

Breast-feeding supplies deductible, IRS rules

reuters.com — WASHINGTON Breast pumps and other lactation supplies are now tax deductible as medical expenses, the Internal Revenue Service said on Thursday, reversing a long-held position. The new ruling means that families can use pre-tax funds from their flexible spending accounts and health savings accounts for these supplies.

What to Do About the Market Selloff

time.com — Last week's $1 trillion stock market selloff was scary. After almost seven years of bull market, we were all reminded of the fallibility of our retirement accounts and college nest eggs - as in: yikes, this can really fall fast.

What To Do On Monday About That Stock Market Selloff

wealthmanagement.com — NEW YORK, Aug 24 (Reuters) - Last week's $1 trillion stock market selloff was scary. After almost seven years of bull market, we were all reminded of the fallibility of our retirement accounts and college nest eggs - as in: yikes, this can really fall fast.

RPT-Stern Advice - What to do on Monday about that stock market selloff

reuters.com — By Linda Stern NEW YORK Aug 24 (Reuters) - Last week's $1 trillion stock market selloff was scary. After almost seven years of bull market, we were all reminded of the fallibility of our retirement accounts and college nest eggs - as in: yikes, this can really fall fast.
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Aug 25, 2016

U of Chicago says it does not support trigger warnings, safe spaces, or cancellation of controversial speakers  http://trib.in/2bm1fmJ 

Aug 25, 2016

Low hanging fruit: Martin Shkreli has "injected" himself into the EpiPen controvery, reports @USATODAY

Aug 25, 2016

cool, but I always thought that if everyone on all sides hated a regulator, it was probably doing its job.  https://twitter.com/pdacosta/status/768863766398144512 

Aug 25, 2016

RT @PopMech: One year after his transplant, this firefighter is thriving with his new face  http://popm.ch/BpaOUJi  https://t.co/NFpBwD46Zl

Aug 25, 2016

EXCLUSIVE companies that may be illegally blocking whistleblowers with settlements, @Reuters via @SarahNLynch  http://reut.rs/2blnWYt 

Aug 25, 2016

@RussThornton "solutions"= mushy sales jargon usually meaning complex and high fee "products" Great to problem solve, just use real terms.

Aug 24, 2016

RT @Nationals: .@katieledecky had @Bharper3407 hold her medals as she threw out tonight's 1st pitch. It was a strike. (Duh.) https://t.co/EpJNAKTrfe


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