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Belying its simplicity and ubiquity, the price tag is a surprisingly recent economic development, Aeon magazine writes. For centuries, haggling was the norm, ultimately developing into a system that required clerks and shopkeepers to train as negotiators. In the mid-19th century, however, Quakers in the US began to believe that charging people different amounts for […] The post How the Quakers Invented the Price Tag appeared on Personal Finance News. ...
Posted: May 05 2018 @ 1:28 AM
You probably have heard that a car loses up to approximately 20% of its initial value within the first year. Yes, a car worth $30,000 will depreciate by $6,000 the minute you drive it off according to Trusted Choice. At the end of the year, wear and tear plus mileage covered could bring this figure […] The post Safeguard Your Finances By Opting For Second-Hand Cars appeared on Personal Finance News. ...
Posted: Apr 25 2018 @ 11:56 PM
Beginning last year, all four major US payment providers — Mastercard, Visa, American Express and Discover — announced plans to remove the requirement that merchants collect signatures for card transactions. Mastercard, American Express and Discover kicked off that new policy Friday, while Visa will do the same Saturday. CNET reports: Don’t despair if you actually like writing your signature […] The post The Long, Slow Demise of Credit Card Signatures Starts Today appeared on Personal ...
Posted: Apr 13 2018 @ 9:52 PM
According to a study released on Tuesday, April 3, 2018, middle-aged Americans who experienced a sudden, large economic blow were more likely to die during the following years than those who didn’t. The heightened danger of death after a devastating loss, which researchers called a “wealth shock,” crossed socio-economic lines, affecting people no matter how […] The post Big Financial Loss May Shorten Your Life, Study Suggests appeared on Personal Finance ...
Posted: Apr 04 2018 @ 10:47 AM
Net Worth: $80 Million Age: 89 Born: May 8, 1929 Source of Wealth: Investor, Business Magnate Known For: Founding the Vanguard Group Last Updated: 2018 Introduction John C. (Jack) Bogle is the founder and retired chief executive of the Vanguard Group. He created the world’s first retail index mutual fund. Bogle also wrote several classic […] The post John Bogle Net Worth appeared on Personal Finance News. ...
Posted: Mar 30 2018 @ 2:16 PM
More evidence that it’s very hard to beat the market over time, 95% of finance professionals can’t do it. Mark J. Perry writes on American Enterprise Institute: “The percentage of active managers who do beat the market is usually pretty small – fewer than 8% in most of the cases above over the last 15 […] The post Over 90% of Active Stock Pickers Can’t Beat Index Funds appeared on Personal ...
Posted: Mar 21 2018 @ 1:20 PM
Despite a low unemployment rate and stronger economy, 20 percent of Americans don’t save any of their income at all and even those who do save aren’t putting away enough for retirement. According to a new survey from Bankrate.com, one-fifth of Americans are adding nothing to their savings. Among respondents, 2 in 5 cite life’s […] The post 20% of Americans Save Nothing for Retirement appeared on Personal Finance News. ...
Posted: Mar 16 2018 @ 9:11 AM
Consumers are on track to get one thing from Congress in response to last year’s massive Equifax Inc. hack: free freezes of their data held by the credit-reporting companies. The Wall Street Journal reported: “The bipartisan agreement, set to be approved in the Senate by next week as part of a broader banking bill, would […] The post Free Credit Freezes Coming for All U.S. Consumers appeared on Personal Finance News. ...
Posted: Mar 08 2018 @ 7:36 AM
The distribution of wealth follows a well-known pattern sometimes called an 80:20 rule: 80 percent of the wealth is owned by 20 percent of the people. Indeed, a report last year concluded that just eight men had a total wealth equivalent to that of the world’s poorest 3.8 billion people. Why should so few people […] The post If You’re So smart, Why Aren’t You Rich' appeared on Personal Finance News. ...
Posted: Mar 05 2018 @ 8:20 AM
In a move to compete with LinkedIn, Facebook is rolling out facebook.com/jobs to help people find jobs and help local businesses hire the right people with the ability to apply to jobs directly on Facebook. Facebook already introduced job postings on Facebook in the US and Canada last year. Today, it expands the service to apply […] The post New and Free Way to Find Jobs on Facebook appeared on Personal Finance ...
Posted: Mar 01 2018 @ 2:10 AM


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