More Americans delaying retirement until they’re 80

25 October
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By Blake Ellis @CNNMoney October 23, 2012: 8:01 AM ET Nearly three-quarters of those who plan to work into their 80’s say they fear their employer won’t want them working when they’re that old. NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — As they struggle to save for retirement, a growing number of middle-class Americans plan to postpone their golden years until they are in their 80’s. Nearly one-third, or 30%, now plan to work until they are 80 or older — up from 25% a year ago,...

You Learn From People Who Mostly Agree With You

22 October
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 There is a romantic idea about conversation, learning, and open-mindedness: “Joe and I don’t agree on much, but we respect each other, and learn a heck of a lot from each other.” If you want to learn and grow, get out of your comfort zone and spend time talking to people who disagree with you and who will challenge you. Right? Wrong. In fact, you learn more from people who mostly agree with you. On the Econtalk podcast, I heard this insightful argument made...

Need Some Additional Holiday Cash?

18 September
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If the answer is “Yes!”, then Kohl’s might be a good bet for you. Today Kohl’s Corp announced that they are going to hire more than 52,000 holiday works nationwide.  That works out to around 41 per store, plus an additional 5,700 at credit operations and distribution centers. The jobs are what you would expect – cash register, stocking, freight processing, unloading trucks – and are expected to garner the workers anywhere from a few hours to 20 hours a...

Financial Check-up for Thursday 9/13/12

13 September
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CNN took THE question to the voters… …and they released the numbers today. They asked “Are you better off than you were 4 years ago?”…37% Say “Yes”; 44% say “No”.  Among the highly sought after independent voters 33% said they were better off while 50% said they were not. Now while you may think that’s an indicator of how this Presidential election will go, you might want to wait until you’ve finished the whole blog entry before you make any...

Financial Check-Up for Monday 8/27/12

27 August
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Here’s your Monday Potpourri of Financial News By now you’ve probably heard that Samsung has to pay Apple over one billion (that’s with a ‘B’) dollars for patent infringement.  Oops, that’s a significant amount of money. What does mean for your Samsung phone?  Not much really, they will still work and you can keep them although there may be some downloads to change some cosmetic features.  ALSO…keep an eye on Apple who may go after Google and the Android phone....