Do you want to change careers? Are you absolutely sure?
From my own career change to the stories I hear from my clients and workshop students, often we think we want to change careers when the problem is our work environment instead. If you find yourself stuck, unsure what to do next, or t
Every night in 1995, I would deposit money overnight in a different currency… Sounds strange, I realize. But back then, as the vice president of a global mutual fund, one of my jobs was to execute our fund's trades. Once our U.S. trading day was done, we wanted our money to work for us overnight as well. We might put our money into French francs, German marks, or somewhere....More>>>
Italy’s two main populist parties are trying to forge a governing alliance after former premier Silvio Berlusconi dropped his opposition. The euroskeptic League’s Matteo Salvini and Luigi Di Maio of Five Star meet Thursday with a possible joint policy program and government posts on the agenda.
Here’s a look at some of the issues where they agree, and some they still....More>>>
Just the hint of tax cuts saved small-capitalization stocks from what might have been a ho-hum 2017. The stocks returns were underwhelming until the prospect of lower corporate taxes arrived in August. Since then, small-cap stocks have rallied, helping T. Rowe Price Small-Cap Value (PRSVX, a member of the Kiplinger 25, our favorite low-fee funds, deliver an 11.6% gain over the past 12 months....More>>>
Companies hate to cut dividends. Knowing the backlash they’ll get from stockholders, many executives and board members consider it a desperate act of last resort. They will halt non-discretionary expenditures, reduce payroll and overhead, and even take on debt in order to maintain distributions.
And that’s exactly why dividend hikes send such a strong bullish signal. A company....More>>>
Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. (FBHS) seems to be a slightly undervalued player in the home improvement segment that has astutely chosen to work with market leaders Home Depot (HD) and Lowes (LOW) instead of compete with them head-on. Market conditions being favorable to the giants in the segment, that effect is expected to cascade down to Fortunes product lines as well. Valuation analyses....More>>>
Small cap mining stock Silver Spruce Resources (OTCBB: SSEBF; TSE: SSE.V) has just announcedit has secured a loan for the remaining cash component of the Purchase Agreement with Cedar Forest LLC for the Kay Mine parcel of 70.84 acres of patented claims near Black Canyon City, Arizona. The Kay Mine property is an advanced exploration project where theKay Copper Company and others produced Au-Ag-Cu-Pb-Zn....More>>>
Federal investigators have halted an alleged student loan debt relief scam that bilked more than $11 million from consumers nationwide.
Strategic Student Solutions and several related companies falsely promised to reduce or eliminate student loan debt and also offered the borrowers non-existent credit repair services, in exchange for upfront fees and monthly payments, the Federal Trade Commission....More>>>
It was an end befitting the first Period Con: a congresswoman and a YouTube star shared stories about the first time they menstruated.
“I read ‘Are you there, God? It’s me, Margaret’ by Judy Blume,” said congresswoman Grace Meng, who represents Queens, New York. “I think that’s what informed me. So when I first got my period, I wasn’t scared....More>>>
PNC Financial Services Group Inc. lifted its position in shares of Marriott International Inc (NASDAQ:MAR) by 207.7% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 1,000,670 shares of the company’s stock after bu
There have been some macroeconomic signs that America's housing boom is starting to show signs of fatigue, but those figures haven't really shown up in the earnings reports of most homebuilders. The one exception is Beazer Homes USA (NYSE:BZH). While most companies are still showing strong home
Sturm Ruger & Company Inc (NYSE:RGR) announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, August 1st, RTT News reports. Stockholders of record on Friday, August 17th will be paid a dividend of 0.34 per share on Friday, August 31st. This represents a $1.36 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividen