Monthly Archives: December 2015

Managing imaginary cash pays off for NC student

Liane Dia listens as financial literacy teacher Dan Wright helps her through a budgeting exercise on Thursday at Natrona County High School in Casper. Dia is one of 132 students who received $20,000 scholarships through the Hamp;R Block Budget Challenge … Continue reading

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Family finances: Your taxes and the season of giving

For the vast majority of families, the federal estate tax is not a problem. The 2015 estate tax exemption, which is adjusted annually for inflation, is $5.43 million, or $10.86 million for married couples. But 13 states and Washington, DC, … Continue reading

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Money: How To Get Cash With A Poor Credit Rating

ShareTweet We all know how difficult it can be to obtain funding when you have a poor credit rating. In the US, reporters claim that around forty-five million Americans have no credit score at all. So, it’s become a real … Continue reading

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Family celebrates Christmas in new home after months of homelessness

“I was basically starving,” Martis Cooper said Friday from her Longview home, where she cradled her sleeping 3-month-old daughter as her two older children raced around the house in their footed pajamas. “My stomach never protruded or anything.” Martis Cooper’s … Continue reading

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Limited by US banking rules, pot businesses rely on bags of cash and armed guards

And in this case, the customers work in the cannabis trade. Fourth Corner hopes to be the first financial institution in the nation catering exclusively to the marijuana business. But although pot is legal here, it remains a Schedule 1 … Continue reading

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Chiefs cash in on Ravens’ errors in eighth straight win

The Kansas City Chiefs (9-5) continue their unlikely surge. Marcus Peters pick six was the clincher in a 34-14 win over the Ravens (4-10), the eighth straight victory for Andy Reids team. Heres what you need to know: 1. The … Continue reading

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Chicago Public Schools’ credit rating takes yet another hit

Chicago Public Schools already poor credit rating took yet another hit Monday, as the district prepares to go to market on more than $1 billion in long-term borrowing. Moodys Investors Service downgraded much of the districts existing bonds to the … Continue reading

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Summer Q&A: Focus on finances began when young

David Boyle is looking forward to getting some key financial messages through to clients this year. Photo / Supplied

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How Uber & auto industry work together

A Kia Motors America spokesperson said the automaker is offering a $1,000 incentive for Uber drivers on eight vehicles from the 2015 model year and $500 on the 2016 model-year variety of the same vehicles, provided they meet certain stipulations.  … Continue reading

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Understand Lender Credit Lingo & Jump to a Higher Credit Category

When you check your credit score, you might be used to seeing it described as fair, poor, good or excellent. Lenders see those categories, too. They just use different labels: subprime, non-prime, prime and super-prime. Lenders decide what interest rates … Continue reading

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