<![CDATA[Personal Finance News | KansasCity.com &]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/personal-finance/ en-us Tue, 17 Jun 2014 13:00:17 CDT http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Tue, 17 Jun 2014 13:00:17 CDT Personal Finance 60 interactive-ops@herald-leader.com Your financial planner: Are alternative investments right for you? http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/personal-finance/article79786362.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 25 May 2016 11:14:44 CDT

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Tampa company could be a model for real estate investors http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article80742297.html#storylink=rss Two years ago, a new Tampa company called RE-710 declared bankruptcy to halt foreclosure of nearly 50 homes it was renting out for thousands of dollars.

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Mon, 30 May 2016 02:03:18 CDT By SUSAN TAYLOR MARTIN ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article80742297.html
Risk to Wisconsin unemployment fund seen as still high http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article80365002.html#storylink=rss Wisconsin employers vastly overpaid for unemployment-related costs during the Great Recession because the state wasn't adequately prepared. And when the next big downturn comes, the state could face the same problem all over again.

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Mon, 30 May 2016 00:01:00 CDT By BRYNA GODAR ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article80365002.html
Judge orders Washington Medicaid to provide hepatitis C drug http://www.kansascity.com/news/article80677227.html#storylink=rss A federal judge has ordered Washington Medicaid to provide an expensive drug to all hepatitis C patients, not just the sickest ones.

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Sun, 29 May 2016 14:49:03 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/article80677227.html
Israel media: Police recommend indicting Netanyahu's wife http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article80664017.html#storylink=rss Israeli media reported Sunday that a police investigation has recommended indicting the wife of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over misuse of state funds and inflated household spending.

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Sun, 29 May 2016 12:54:03 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article80664017.html
Kansas lawmakers return to tax fight involving pizza magnate http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article80670182.html#storylink=rss The Kansas Senate's top Republican is pushing to override GOP Gov. Sam Brownback's veto of a bill enmeshed in a multi-million dollar tax dispute between the state and a retired pizza magnate.

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Sun, 29 May 2016 12:24:00 CDT By JOHN HANNA ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article80670182.html
Device, drug firms spent $3.8M in Treasure Valley in 2014 http://www.kansascity.com/news/article80668517.html#storylink=rss Robert Wechsler calls himself "the Rain Man of epilepsy for Idaho." A neurologist who specializes in seizure disorders, Wechlser also says that because of his work with the pharmaceutical industry, he is something of a "hired gun ... who comes in and talks about a drug."

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Sun, 29 May 2016 11:33:45 CDT By AUDREY DUTTON ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/article80668517.html
Students seeking sugar daddies for tuition, rent http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article80666067.html#storylink=rss Candice Kashani graduated from law school debt-free this spring, thanks to a modern twist on an age-old arrangement.

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Sun, 29 May 2016 10:49:01 CDT By SARAH SKIDMORE SELL ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article80666067.html
Gail MarksJarvis: Despite new SEC rules, investors should see crowdfunding as gambling, not investing http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/personal-finance/article80651822.html#storylink=rss Just as news stories exposed concerns about the inner workings of LendingClub, the U.S. government has been opening the door for Americans from virtually any income level to dabble in the speculative world of crowdfunding.

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Sun, 29 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By GAIL MARKSJARVIS ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/personal-finance/article80651822.html
Cellphone fees, education mandates among new state laws http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article80535117.html#storylink=rss New laws in South Carolina extend taxes to cellphones, require students to learn about America's "founding principles," and fix a quirk in campaign finance law that has entangled many state officials.

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Sat, 28 May 2016 11:39:01 CDT By SEANNA ADCOX ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article80535117.html
Bank acquires nearly century-old loan association in Omaha http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article80536637.html#storylink=rss The little ol' savings and loan in Omaha's Benson neighborhood made it through the Great Depression of the 1930s, the S&L crisis of the 1980s and the financial meltdown of the 2000s.

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Sat, 28 May 2016 09:48:24 CDT By STEVE JORDON ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article80536637.html
Editorials from around New England http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article80534932.html#storylink=rss Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New England newspapers:

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Sat, 28 May 2016 08:59:00 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article80534932.html
Daugaard naming USD student to state Board of Regents http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article80475627.html#storylink=rss South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard says he's naming University of South Dakota student Conrad Adam to the state Board of Regents.

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Fri, 27 May 2016 19:48:23 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article80475627.html
Bank acquires nearly century-old loan association in Omaha http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article80001147.html#storylink=rss The little ol' savings and loan in Omaha's Benson neighborhood made it through the Great Depression of the 1930s, the S&L crisis of the 1980s and the financial meltdown of the 2000s.

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Sat, 28 May 2016 00:01:00 CDT By STEVE JORDON ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article80001147.html
Rauner vetoes plan to reduce Chicago pension payments http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article80418887.html#storylink=rss Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed a plan Friday that would reduce Chicago's payments to its police and fire pension funds for each of the next five years, calling it an irresponsible idea that will increase pension debt in the long term.

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Fri, 27 May 2016 18:19:07 CDT By IVAN MORENO and SARA BURNETT ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article80418887.html
Parents: 'Medically Fragile Children Matter' in Louisiana http://www.kansascity.com/news/article80334582.html#storylink=rss Parents of disabled children chastised Louisiana lawmakers on Friday for obligating them to return year after year to plead for health care financing.

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Fri, 27 May 2016 15:59:02 CDT By MELINDA DESLATTE ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/article80334582.html
Minneapolis approves mandatory paid sick leave ordinance http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article80360862.html#storylink=rss Thousands of people who work in Minneapolis will gain eligibility for paid sick time starting next summer under an ordinance approved Friday.

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Fri, 27 May 2016 15:19:02 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article80360862.html
Fast money: Banks making it easier to split the tab http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article80321037.html#storylink=rss Splitting the bill for those pizzas you shared with your buddies or that utility bill that is suddenly due is going to get easier and faster even if you don't all use the same bank.

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Fri, 27 May 2016 14:24:05 CDT By KEN SWEET ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article80321037.html
Recalls this week: spill-proof cups, water heaters http://www.kansascity.com/news/article80345072.html#storylink=rss More than 3 million spill-proof cups for children are being recalled because of mold development risk, with more than 3,000 reported cases already. Other recalled consumer products include faulty water heaters and mattress pads.

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Fri, 27 May 2016 13:43:44 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/article80345072.html
AG Schuette reports income of about $454,000 in 2015 http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article80340402.html#storylink=rss Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette and his wife saw their income rise significantly last year to nearly $454,000.

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Fri, 27 May 2016 13:28:48 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article80340402.html
Excerpts from recent Wisconsin editorials http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article80316062.html#storylink=rss Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 26

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Fri, 27 May 2016 12:08:22 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article80316062.html
Bill provides for Missouri agency review of ACA rate hikes http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article80295307.html#storylink=rss Health insurance companies would no longer be able to raise rates for Affordable Care Act consumers in Missouri without review by a state agency under a measure awaiting the governor's signature.

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Fri, 27 May 2016 11:44:03 CDT By JIM SALTER ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article80295307.html
7 wedding gift ideas under $40 that won't make you look cheap http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article80250582.html#storylink=rss Weddings can take more than a year to plan and can cost more than many people spend on a car. When it comes to spending a lot on a wedding, it's not just the bride, groom and their families who have to pony up - guests often spend a lot on weddings as well, especially if they have to fly in from out of town and pay for lodging. While some couples request expensive gifts on their registry, there are plenty of ways to get creative and give the happy couple a thoughtful gift they'll love - without breaking your bank.

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Fri, 27 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By CAROLINE HAILEY ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article80250582.html
Kids and Money: Gifts to boost your college grad's financial smarts http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article80250587.html#storylink=rss If you're looking for a gift to boost the financial smarts of your new college graduate, try a little creativity.

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Fri, 27 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By STEVE ROSEN ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article80250587.html
On Philanthropy: Doing well and doing good: 7 steps for strategic corporate philanthropy http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article80250762.html#storylink=rss Last year, U.S. corporations donated nearly $18 billion to nonprofits - and billions more if you include the value of employee volunteerism.

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Fri, 27 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By BRUCE DEBOSKEY ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article80250762.html
Susan Tompor: Will Google's move banning payday loan ads be the end of such loans? http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/personal-finance/article80250767.html#storylink=rss Google grabbed headlines by announcing a ban on payday loan ads starting July 13.

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Fri, 27 May 2016 03:00:00 CDT By SUSAN TOMPOR ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/personal-finance/article80250767.html
Man gets prison for molesting women during massage therapy http://www.kansascity.com/news/article80267677.html#storylink=rss A massage therapist will spend 6½ to 13 years in prison for molesting women during massage sessions at an eastern Pennsylvania spa that's being sued as a result.

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Fri, 27 May 2016 08:28:24 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/article80267677.html
Former Atlanta money manager pleads guilty to $35M scheme http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article80250787.html#storylink=rss The former head of an Atlanta money management firm has pleaded guilty to conspiring with a former business partner to defraud investors of more than $35 million through a fraud scheme.

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Fri, 27 May 2016 03:43:24 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article80250787.html
Fate of automatic tobacco tax hike in Dayton's hands http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article80150352.html#storylink=rss Cigarette smokers in Minnesota would catch a break if Gov. Mark Dayton signs into law a tax package that includes a provision rolling back automatic hikes in the state's tobacco tax.

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Thu, 26 May 2016 17:34:01 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article80150352.html
Assistance approved for 5 Oklahoma counties hit by storms http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article80140332.html#storylink=rss Federal disaster assistance has been approved for five Oklahoma counties hit by severe storms, tornadoes and flooding earlier this month.

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