Dollar Bits of Info 11.06.13

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Personal finance 101 – blog.lib.umn.edu   Your personal finance is and always will be your responsibility and yours only. When it comes to managing your money and budget, many people simply turn away and ignore it thinking that it will manage itself on its own…

PERSONAL FINANCE IDEA: Moving along the Investor Psychology Cycle The Nobel Prize award for Economics this year went to Eugene Fama, Robert Shiller, and Lars Hansen – with the apparent conflict between the work of Fama and Shiller providing interesting (and heated) boardroom discussions over the last few …

Here’s The Cool Lesson That That Was Delivered To Teach Twitter Engineers About Personal Finance Last month, Wealthfront’s Adam Nash gave a speech at Twitter headquarters entitled “Personal Finance for Engineers.” Personal finance can be a “noisy” field, with a…

Your Money: Answers for veterans on Social Security benefits Philly.com – In addition to name, age, and marital status, you need to enter your Primary Insurance Amount (PIA), which is the estimated monthly Social Security benefit you …

It’s Your Money: Share credit reports before getting more serious in a … Florida Times-Union – At a financial literacy class for women, a class participant told the group that her relationship with a man she was dating was starting to get serious. She felt they …

Don’t Waste Your Money: Online Rating Services wtkr.com  Consumer Reports` money experts checked how the rating services work and whether you can rely on them. Doctor Judy Weisman wanted to hire a house …

4 Steps to Quickly Figure Out Your Retirement Number U.S. News & World Report – At some point during each of our professional lives, we wake up to the fact that we really need to be saving for retirement. We’re all going to retire, and that …

Irrational Investing: An Explanation Huffington Post – Most individual investors invest in actively managed funds. I have long been fascinated by this behavior, because the overwhelming data indicates that active …

Investing clubs put real money on the line The Globe and Mail – There were investment clubs at the undergraduate level, but the group asked what the viability of running a program at the master’s level would be. Queen’s …

Before Investing, Watch ‘Boiler Room’ Wall Street Journal – When I taught M.B.A. at the University of Minnesota, I used to play parts of the movie “Boiler Room” that showed the selling of…

An Investing Lesson From ‘When Harry Met Sally’ Wall Street Journal – For laughs and a good investing lesson, nothing beats … In today’s volatile security markets, rattled investors often decide that they want …

Know Risks of Investing in Structured CDs Fox Business – I bought two structured certificates of deposit valued at $22,000. Is this a wise investment or is this junk? I am very confused about this type of CD. Can you help …

30-Year Mortgage Rate Up in Latest Week, Zillow Says Wall Street Journal  – Real-estate website Zillow Inc. said its real-time rate on 30-year fixed-rate mortgages rose in the latest week, marking the first increase in three weeks…

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