<![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 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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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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H&R Block invests in pocketbook predicting app MoneyStream http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/personal-finance/article18754110.html#storylink=rss MoneyStream requires users to link their bank accounts, credit card accounts and accounts at billers. It then uses proprietary algorithms to predict upcoming bills and income. The result is a calendar-based forecast of how much money the user will have and when he’ll have it.

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The week ahead: Federal Reserve policymakers gather Tuesday http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/personal-finance/article18778275.html#storylink=rss It’s also a big week for quarterly earnings reports from companies such as AMC Entertainment, YRC Worldwide, UMB Financial and Waddell & Reed.

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Guest column: Unforeseen job change? Don’t let your finances suffer http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/personal-finance/article18754347.html#storylink=rss Decisions made during this period can have a lasting impact on long-term financial health and should be carefully evaluated to avoid common mistakes.

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Borrowers are falling further behind on student loan payments http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/personal-finance/article18672708.html#storylink=rss More borrowers are failing to make payments on their student loans five years after leaving college, painting a grim picture for borrowers, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Only 37 percent of borrowers are current on their federal and private student loans and are actively paying them down, and 17 percent are in default or in delinquency.

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Thu, 16 Apr 2015 10:27:41 CDT

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Kat’s Money Corner: Budgeting for a baby shower http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/personal-finance/article18707400.html#storylink=rss Whether you are throwing a baby shower for a friend, attending one or planning one for the future, here’s how to handle, plan, and budget for the party.

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Tue, 21 Apr 2015 02:00:00 CDT

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Money Matters: How your federal tax dollars are spent http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/personal-finance/article18578891.html#storylink=rss Because federal spending and debt get into the billions and trillions of dollars, it can become difficult to understand the magnitude of these figures.

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Wed, 15 Apr 2015 10:36:06 CDT

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Don’t make the same tax mistakes twice http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article18484916.html#storylink=rss Wednesday is the deadline for filing your 2014 tax return, but it’s never too early to start thinking about next year. There are several strategies that accountants and lawyers say taxpayers most often fail to exploit.

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Tue, 14 Apr 2015 09:45:05 CDT

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Kat’s Money Corner: Shop till you drop http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/personal-finance/article18423443.html#storylink=rss This is the best time of year to take advantage of end-of-season sales. Stores are selling winter clothes on the cheap, and this is a great time to start stocking up on holiday gifts and get some new clothes for next year.

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The week ahead: Telecom companies will report earnings http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/personal-finance/article18210299.html#storylink=rss Verizon and AT&T will release quarterly financial reports along with GM, Microsoft and Procter & Gamble.

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Fri, 17 Apr 2015 02:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/personal-finance/article18210299.html
The week ahead: Google leads list of companies reporting quarterly results http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/personal-finance/article17310623.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 10 Apr 2015 02:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/personal-finance/article17310623.html Kat’s Money Corner: On the road, on the cheap http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/personal-finance/article17541350.html#storylink=rss Small towns have fun things to do that are also both inexpensive and educational. There’s a wealth of options in Kansas and Missouri, so go ahead and get out your map (or map app, as it is).

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New scoring system aims to help people with poor credit http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/personal-finance/article17248397.html#storylink=rss The company behind the widely used FICO credit score announced a pilot program to help millions of Americans get easier access to credit based on their record of paying utility bills instead of their history of loan repayments.

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Thu, 02 Apr 2015 17:49:08 CDT

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Saving money is no game — or is it? http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/personal-finance/article17163413.html#storylink=rss Lenexa-based CommunityAmerica Credit Union has its eyes on a Michigan lottery — that’s right, a lottery — except this one turns non-savers into regular depositors. Members win a chance at cash prizes each time they put money into a certificate of deposit. For now, CommunityAmerica’s hands are tied until a law is changed. But games and personal finance mix freely in other arenas.

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Wed, 01 Apr 2015 20:19:25 CDT

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Money Matters: When it comes to finances, don’t always follow the script http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/personal-finance/article17092655.html#storylink=rss Research done by financial psychologists Brad Klontz and Ted Klontz found that our unconscious beliefs about money can be categorized into one of four money scripts.

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Recent Missouri Editorials http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article19794900.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 28 Apr 2015 09:12:58 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article19794900.html The Journey: You can invest in land with a self-directed IRA http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/personal-finance/article19702128.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 28 Apr 2015 03:03:04 CDT By JANET KIDD STEWART ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/personal-finance/article19702128.html Senate tax plan far slimmer than cuts pursued by House http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article19720323.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 27 Apr 2015 23:14:04 CDT By BRIAN BAKST ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article19720323.html Supreme Court upholds payday loan database http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article19772187.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 27 Apr 2015 22:54:05 CDT By KIM CHANDLER ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article19772187.html House removes insurance penalty from headlights rule http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article19780065.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 27 Apr 2015 22:43:02 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article19780065.html Corinthian Colleges closes all 28 remaining campuses http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article19635975.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 27 Apr 2015 21:59:06 CDT By KIMBERLY HEFLING ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article19635975.html Rates mixed at weekly US Treasury bill auction http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article19766961.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 27 Apr 2015 19:17:59 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article19766961.html Wolf, attorney general seek UPMC, Highmark arbitration http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article19754568.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:29:06 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article19754568.html Scaled-back tobacco tax hike gets House committee backing http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article19733328.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 27 Apr 2015 17:54:05 CDT By MELINDA DESLATTE ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article19733328.html Editorials from around Oregon http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article17548727.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 27 Apr 2015 16:39:07 CDT By Associated Press ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article17548727.html Kids and Money: Schools offering bonuses to help students graduate on time http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/personal-finance/article19742784.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 27 Apr 2015 15:13:07 CDT By STEVE ROSEN ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/personal-finance/article19742784.html Compromise GOP budget hikes war funds, targets 'Obamacare' http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article19717968.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 27 Apr 2015 13:09:04 CDT By ANDREW TAYLOR ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article19717968.html Pamela Yip: Be wary of pension advance offerings http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/personal-finance/article19702467.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 27 Apr 2015 07:13:07 CDT By PAMELA YIP ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/personal-finance/article19702467.html Susan Tompor: Baby boomers face financial anxiety http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/personal-finance/article19702203.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 27 Apr 2015 07:08:17 CDT By SUSAN TOMPOR ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/personal-finance/article19702203.html