Monday , 17 February 2020


Personal Finance

The Changing Ways Americans Spend Their Money – Surprising

Consumers are the foundation of the U.S. economy and today's chart plots data (reflecting median spending, and adjusted for inflation) from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) for 12 different consumer categories over a period of nearly 75 years to show the changing way in which Americans spend their money.

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Bank Stock Recommendations Are Only 43% Accurate! Here’s A Ranking

When holding their stock picks for the year, banks were only 43% accurate with their predictions. That’s right! Flipping a coin would have been potentially more effective than buying bank stock picks, which ended up down -4.79% on the year. The S&P 500 finished down only -0.69%. Simply just making any interest in a savings account would have been more effective as well. [This article ranks] the banks, from best to worst, based on accuracy of their calls and also based on the performance of their recommendations.

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Retired? Financially Stressed? Here Are Some Ways Out

My parents are more stressed now than ever before as a result of the combination of healthcare costs and income squeezes. The threat of bankruptcy for them is a big one, as is foreclosure on their family home. This has inspired me to write this article (guide) for seniors on how to deal with the financial stress in their lives. I hope you find useful.

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