<![CDATA[Personal Finance News | The Kansas City Star & 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 Guest column: What parents need to know about 529 college savings plans http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/personal-finance/article21674649.html#storylink=rss With 529 Day just around the corner on May 29, there will be many events and information available for you to learn why this may be a good option for you and your family

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The week ahead: Housing numbers will be issued in a holiday-shortened week http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/personal-finance/article20841018.html#storylink=rss New home sales and the S&P/Case-Shiller housing index will be reported Tuesday. Pending home sales will be reported Thursday.

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Kat’s Money Corner: Purchasing for the patio http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/personal-finance/article21294441.html#storylink=rss Having a hard time finding the right patio furniture on your budget? Here are some easy ways to buy and save on patio furniture.

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Tue, 19 May 2015 02:00:00 CDT

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The week ahead: Major retailers report quarterly earnings http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/personal-finance/article20519904.html#storylink=rss Housing reports will be issued Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Minutes from the latest Federal Open Market Committee meeting will be released Wednesday.

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Fri, 15 May 2015 01:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/personal-finance/article20519904.html
Average US rate on 30-year mortgage up for 3rd straight week http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article21006411.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 14 May 2015 14:30:08 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article21006411.html Your Financial Planner: Don’t pay off your mortgage if you plan to enjoy retirement http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/personal-finance/article20827731.html#storylink=rss Surprise...conventional wisdom can actually hold you back.

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Wed, 13 May 2015 11:05:17 CDT By DAN DANFORD

Financial Planning Association of Greater Kansas City

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Business of Sports: Demand for Brady jersey doubles http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/personal-finance/article20750283.html#storylink=rss The New England Patriots quarterback on Monday was banned for his role in the team using intentionally underinflated balls during the American Football Conference championship game in January against the Indianapolis Colts.

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Tue, 12 May 2015 12:41:14 CDT Bloomberg News

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Kat’s Money Corner: Stock up for summer bbqs http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/personal-finance/article20664948.html#storylink=rss You can save money and have a great outdoor dinner without straining your budget.

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Wed, 13 May 2015 01:00:00 CDT

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Americans are drinking less, but they are spending more on alcohol http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/personal-finance/article20495694.html#storylink=rss As drinkers get pickier, their bar tabs get more bloated. This is just one of recent changes in the way American drink booze. People go out less often. On a given night, they order fewer drinks. Still, they can’t seem to get enough craft beer and fancy cocktails.

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Fri, 08 May 2015 10:16:21 CDT Bloomberg News

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Forget oil — Iran is ready to shake up the world’s pistachio market http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/personal-finance/article20343570.html#storylink=rss Iran has far more clout in the market for cocktail nibbles than it does in crude trading. It ranks as only the world’s seventh-largest oil producer, but the Middle Eastern country competes with the U.S. to be the biggest pistachio grower.

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Wed, 06 May 2015 11:12:42 CDT Bloomberg News

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The week ahead: Look for reports on retail sales and retailer earnings http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/personal-finance/article20025231.html#storylink=rss More measurements of consumer spending will be released this week, including earnings from several national retailers.

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Kat’s Money Corner: How to spend your tax refund http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/personal-finance/article20186508.html#storylink=rss Four timely ideas for using that windfall to get your financial house in order.

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Tue, 05 May 2015 01:00:00 CDT

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Money Matters: Women, take control of your finances after divorce or death of a spouse http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/personal-finance/article19870233.html#storylink=rss Many people under such stress can inadvertently make decisions that set themselves on a course that can end in serious financial distress or even destruction, which will not become apparent for many years, at which time it will be too late to correct.

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Wed, 29 Apr 2015 11:39:33 CDT

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Kat’s Money Corner: The best gift to give a grad http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/personal-finance/article19737729.html#storylink=rss Three things to know before heading out on your own.

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Tue, 28 Apr 2015 01:00:00 CDT

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Business of Sports: Rare Honus Wagner baseball card sells for $1.32 million http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/personal-finance/article19733082.html#storylink=rss Robert Edward Auctions said Monday that 42 bids were placed by Saturday’s deadline for the card, which was rated as a three condition on a scale from one to 10, with 10 the best. The winning bid was for $1.2 million, plus a 20 percent commission. The card is from 1909 to 1911.

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Mon, 27 Apr 2015 13:41:44 CDT

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Week Ahead: Sprint reports quarterly results on Tuesday http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/personal-finance/article19736070.html#storylink=rss Also, this week, the U.S. Department of Labor will release its April jobs report on Friday.

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Fri, 01 May 2015 01:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/personal-finance/article19736070.html
Gay marriage challenges cost Indiana $1.4M in attorney fees http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article22179546.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 25 May 2015 11:36:04 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article22179546.html In Rhode Island, residents gush about paid family leave http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article22178028.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 25 May 2015 10:46:05 CDT By JENNIFER McDERMOTT ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article22178028.html Kids and Money: Making a smooth financial transition from college to adult life http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/personal-finance/article22173615.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 25 May 2015 02:05:04 CDT By STEVE ROSEN ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/personal-finance/article22173615.html South Jackson hospital could lose Medicare funds http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article22137180.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 24 May 2015 16:31:04 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/health-fitness/article22137180.html Gail MarksJarvis: Don't cry for 2015 college grads – they'll handle student debt just fine http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/personal-finance/article22127106.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 24 May 2015 03:05:05 CDT By GAIL MARKSJARVIS ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/personal-finance/article22127106.html First grader 1 of 6 to win college savings account http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article21908109.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 23 May 2015 12:25:45 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article21908109.html Getting Started: How to resolve problems with a student loan servicer http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/personal-finance/article21662307.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 23 May 2015 03:05:07 CDT By CAROLYN BIGDA ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/personal-finance/article21662307.html The Journey: Consider limitations of online investment tools, regulators say http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/personal-finance/article21662193.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 23 May 2015 03:05:07 CDT By JANET KIDD STEWART ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/personal-finance/article21662193.html Archives show Hillary Clinton OK'd tax breaks for nonprofits http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article21657021.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 22 May 2015 12:56:07 CDT By STEPHEN BRAUN and JACK GILLUM ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article21657021.html Pamela Yip: Organize your loved one's information before a crisis hits http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/personal-finance/article21662337.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 22 May 2015 07:10:14 CDT By PAMELA YIP ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/personal-finance/article21662337.html Susan Tompor: Are you susceptible to a 'cracking card' scam? http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/personal-finance/article21662334.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 22 May 2015 07:10:13 CDT By SUSAN TOMPOR ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/personal-finance/article21662334.html Paying for son's college weighs on serious Seattle-area savers http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/personal-finance/article21662178.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 22 May 2015 07:06:09 CDT By GEORGE ERB ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/personal-finance/article21662178.html Bill would keep kicker for budget reserves, education http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article21649209.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 21 May 2015 23:11:13 CDT By JONATHAN J. COOPER ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article21649209.html Nevada lawmakers comb through Sandoval's revised tax plan http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article21552945.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 21 May 2015 23:11:11 CDT By MICHELLE RINDELS and RILEY SNYDER ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article21552945.html