Corporate Defaults In Emerging Markets Hit Six-Year High

MoneyTips The worldwide economic slowdown has begun to take a toll in yet another arena of worldwide finance: the default rate of corporate debt in emerging markets. Companies from emerging markets are defaulting on their debt at a rate of 3.8% — the highest level since 2009. Through November 2015, that represents an increase of…
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Lottery 101

Come on, admit it. You can’t resist buying the occasional lottery ticket and dreaming of what you would do with hundreds of millions of dollars. Given the recent Powerball frenzy and that lottery sales in the US for fiscal 2014 topped $70 billion, you are certainly not alone. That’s more than we spent on sports…
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Tax Facts, Figures And Calendar

Did you have a happy New Year? We certainly hope so. Now it’s time to get back to regular routines and take care of January chores, including gathering your tax information. The 2016 Tax Season Begins on January 19 The IRS announced that the 2016 tax season will begin on January 19th, as scheduled. The…
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Food Or Healthcare: Decisions Made By Today’s Seniors

New Study Reveals Economic Concerns of Seniors The economy may be improving, but it is not improving enough to meet the needs of America’s seniors. That’s the inference from a recent report from Feeding America, “Baby Boomers and Beyond: Facing Hunger After Fifty.” The report analyzed and summarized data from the Hunger in America 2014…
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Top Ten Ways To Use Unwanted Gift Cards

Did you get what you wanted for Christmas? We hope so, but you probably have at least one gift that you cannot use or do not want. You can usually return unwanted gifts, but what can you do with a gift card that you will never use? We have a few suggestions for your consideration.…
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