Monthly Archives: July 2016

Does When You Marry Affect Your Chances of Divorce?

According to conventional wisdom, the odds that you and your spouse will divorce go down if you wait and marry at older ages.  But a new research report by a sociologist at the University of Utah paints a different picture.  … Continue reading

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Italy’s Ailing Banks

The Next Big Thing to Worry About that you’ll soon be reading about in the financial press is Italian banks.  Some Italian banking stocks fell more than 30% after the Brexit vote on fears that the Eurozone will experience weaker-than-expected … Continue reading

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A Market High—But Is It a Market Top?

In case you hadn’t noticed, the S&P 500 index reached record territory yesterday, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average briefly crossed over the 5,000 level before settling back with a more modest gain.  At 2,137.6, the S&P 500 finished above … Continue reading

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Does Wealth Equate to Quality of Life?

If you want to see a fascinating chart, take a look at this graphic which charts each country’s GDP per capita with its “social progress,” defined by a cumulative measure of economic opportunity, access to quality healthcare and education, tolerance … Continue reading

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How to Save in a Hurry

If you had to save $10,000 in the next six months, how would you go about it? Columnist Simon Constable took an inventory of average living costs, and came up with a surprising conclusion: this is actually do-able for some … Continue reading

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Who Pays for College? Are They Getting Their Money’s Worth?

According to the Student Loan Marketing Association (more commonly known as Sallie Mae Bank), the average tuition, room and board at a private college comes to $43,921.  Public tuition for in-state students at state colleges amounted to $19,548, with out-of-state … Continue reading

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Are Brexit Fears Overblown?

In the wake of the so-called “Brexit” vote in the United Kingdom, and the possibility (though not the certainty) that the U.K. will leave the European Union, you’re likely reading a lot of alarmist stories about the vote’s impact on … Continue reading

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