Recession-proof your personal finances

The dark days of late 2008 seem like only yesterday, when cameras followed tight faced ex-employees hauling cardboard boxes out of Lehman Brothers buildings around the world and anyone with an account at Northern Rock took the day off work to try to get their money out. Recovery from the global financial crisis has been gradual and wage growth has More...

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By Loknath Das On Thursday, June 15th, 2017
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An illness short-circuited my career and finances. Here’s how I rebounded

At 28 years-old Gabe Lumby was climbing the ranks at an accounting firm in Springfield, Missouri when his life—and finances—took a major turn. “I went through some health struggles that resulted in surgery More...

By Loknath Das On Tuesday, June 13th, 2017
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Money milestones: This is what your finances should look like when you get married

In the midst of getting married last fall, Carl Drotleff, a 36-year-old senior compliance officer in Indianapolis, and his wife knew they had to have an important conversation — the money talk. They merged their More...

By Loknath Das On Thursday, June 8th, 2017
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A Missing Regulation Allowing Online Shopping Sites’ to Play With Refund Timelines?

In today’s world of digitisation, online banking has evolved as new normal banking for all of us. With that, everything has been served on a platter. Be it shopping, ticket booking, buying groceries, paying bills, More...

By Loknath Das On Tuesday, June 6th, 2017
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Manager of the world’s largest hedge fund is getting increasingly worried about Trump

Bridgewater Associates founder Ray Dalio said Monday he is increasingly worried about President Donald Trump’s actions and policies. “The more I see Donald Trump moving toward conflict rather than More...

By Loknath Das On Saturday, May 27th, 2017
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Finances ‘messier than a pit latrine’, DA MP claims

Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane’s budget vote very nearly did not get the buy-in from the portfolio committee – its financial state was described as messier than a pit latrine by an opposition More...

By Loknath Das On Friday, May 26th, 2017
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Money Milestones: This is how your finances should look in your 50s

On the first day of this year, tech executive and author David Bressler had a note on his calendar to start contributing more to his retirement accounts. Bressler is turning 50 later this year but he’s already More...

By Loknath Das On Thursday, May 25th, 2017
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Money Milestones: This is how your finances should look in your 40s

Danny Kofke, a 41-year-old middle-school teacher outside of Atlanta, often looks at a picture of a family trip to Disney World from a few years ago — to him, it exemplifies what he’s working toward in his More...

By Loknath Das On Tuesday, April 18th, 2017
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9 steps to spring clean your finances

you’re about to cash a hefty check or you are gearing up to pay back Uncle Sam, all of the number crunching, receipt sifting and trips to your accountant’s office serve as a polite reminder that fiances More...

By Loknath Das On Friday, April 14th, 2017
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Right time to use huge bomb in Afghanistan – U.S. general

The top U.S. military commander in Afghanistan said on Friday the decision to deploy one of the largest conventional bombs ever unleashed in combat was a purely tactical decision made as part of the campaign against More...