Why You Should Start Your Emergency Fund Today

By Laura McMullen Say 2017 has a rocky start — maybe your car needs repairs that will set you back $ 1,000. Would you have the money available? This is the kind of unexpected expense that an emergency fund could cover — which would prevent you from taking on debt. If you don’t have an […]

Donald Trump’s Economic Team Continues To Align With His Billionaire Hedge Fund Advisor

WASHINGTON ― As President-elect Donald Trump’s economic team forms, it continues to be highly favorable to a key billionaire hedge fund donor who backed his candidacy when most on Wall Street wouldn’t touch him. On Friday, Trump’s transition team announced his selection of Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.) as the nominee to head the Office of Management and […]

Bill Gates to Fund Huge XPrize to End Austerity in Europe

Unfortunately that’s not true. After all, we don’t expect our multi-billionaire types to be that innovative. But if Gates really did want to help the world, it’s hard to envision a better use of $ 1 billion or so of his money than to post this sort of prize, especially at a time when needless […]