<![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 Kat’s Money Corner: Get your kids out of the house this summer http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/personal-finance/article86393767.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 28 Jun 2016 10:22:35 CDT

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If you’re an investor scared of Brexit, here’s what to do now http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/personal-finance/article85857137.html#storylink=rss Financial planners say to keep calm and carry on, focusing on the long term and resisting the temptation to time the markets

For U.S. investors, “the fear of the things it could be is far worse than any of the outcomes it actually can be”

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Interest rates on federal student loans will fall http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/personal-finance/article85864147.html#storylink=rss As of July 1, the rate on direct loans for undergraduates will be 3.76 percent

The rate on direct loans made to graduate students will be 5.31 percent, down from 5.84 percent

The rate for Plus loans, made to the parents of undergraduates or to graduate students, is 6.31 percent, down from 6.84 percent

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Highlights of North Carolina government budget agreement http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article86464802.html#storylink=rss Highlights of the final North Carolina budget agreement as proposed in legislation and the related "money report" crafted by House and Senate leaders. The $22.3 billion plan adjusts the second year of the already-approved two-year budget.

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Tue, 28 Jun 2016 20:14:05 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article86464802.html
The Latest: GOP, Democrats say progress made in budget talks http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article86432437.html#storylink=rss The Latest on Illinois lawmakers' fight over a stopgap budget and school funding plan for the new fiscal year that begins Friday (all times local):

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Tue, 28 Jun 2016 20:03:00 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article86432437.html
Christie says his school-funding plan will save money http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article86366922.html#storylink=rss Gov. Chris Christie continued to seek public support for his school funding plan, telling a Wall Township audience Tuesday that his proposal would save them money and improve education for all New Jersey students.

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Tue, 28 Jun 2016 17:28:01 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article86366922.html
Businesses increase push for end to personal property tax http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article86475397.html#storylink=rss More than 30 trade associations and businesses are banding together to end Wisconsin's personal property tax.

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Tue, 28 Jun 2016 17:19:04 CDT By Associated Press ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article86475397.html
'Little guy' contractors still angry at Trump Taj bankruptcy http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article86447507.html#storylink=rss The contractor who provided the onion domes for the Taj Mahal casino had to eat $2 million in losses. The contractor who supplied the Carrara marble from Italy ended up filing for personal bankruptcy. The contractor who put in the bathroom partitions had to lay off his brother.

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Tue, 28 Jun 2016 16:39:05 CDT By BERNARD CONDON ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article86447507.html
'Little guy' contractors still angry at Trump Taj bankruptcy http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article86419172.html#storylink=rss Weak from heart surgery and a sepsis infection that would soon kill her, Patricia Paone was resting at home last summer when an apparition appeared on the TV — a famous businessman who had struck a deal with her husband years before.

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Tue, 28 Jun 2016 16:39:03 CDT By BERNARD CONDON ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article86419172.html
Westar customers to save about $18 million http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article86433542.html#storylink=rss Kansas regulators have reduced the amount Westar Energy can earn on transmission costs, which will save customers about $18 million over the next 12 months.

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Tue, 28 Jun 2016 13:23:12 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article86433542.html
In rain-soaked West Virginia, flood victim planning funerals http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article86365597.html#storylink=rss Like other business operators along Main Street in the West Virginia town of Rainelle, Pamela Wallace Arnold is slowly cleaning up from state's worst flooding in decades. As a funeral planner, she's also helping to bury the dead.

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Tue, 28 Jun 2016 11:44:02 CDT By JOHN RABY and JONATHAN MATTISE ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article86365597.html
Michigan Tech adjusts tuition rates to comply with state cap http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article86400522.html#storylink=rss Michigan Technological University has adjusted its tuition rates to comply with tuition increase caps set by the state in its budget.

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With the supply of homes slight, US prices surged in April http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article86376632.html#storylink=rss U.S. home prices scaled new heights in April, with seven cities — Boston, Charlotte, Dallas, Denver, San Francisco, Seattle and Portland, Oregon — setting highs.

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Tue, 28 Jun 2016 10:19:00 CDT By JOSH BOAK ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article86376632.html
EXCHANGE: Indian weddings are big business for hotels http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article86366177.html#storylink=rss As summer wedding season heats up, suburban hotels are taking notice of a market that can mean big business for their bottom lines - Indian nuptials.

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Tue, 28 Jun 2016 07:19:02 CDT By MELISSA SILVERBERG ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article86366177.html
Christie backs plan to hike gas tax, cut sales tax http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article86202957.html#storylink=rss In an early morning vote Tuesday the Democrat-led Assembly, with Republican Gov. Chris Christie' support, passed sweeping legislation to raise New Jersey's gasoline tax by 23 cents per gallon while funding road and bridge work and slashing the sales tax from 7 percent to 6 percent.

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Tue, 28 Jun 2016 00:58:01 CDT By MICHAEL CATALINI ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article86202957.html
The Latest: Lithuania says UK must say if decision is final http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article86171962.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 27 Jun 2016 18:09:00 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article86171962.html NMSU to offer discounted tuition for Mexican students http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article86297907.html#storylink=rss Mexican students will now be able to attend New Mexico State University at a discounted rate.

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Mon, 27 Jun 2016 17:27:56 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article86297907.html
Co-signing a loan? Consider the risks http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/personal-finance/article86155212.html#storylink=rss PITTSBURGH - Time and time again, staff members at Advantage Credit Counseling in Pittsburgh have seen parents and grandparents suffer the consequences of financial ruin all because they co-signed a loan for a child or grandchild who either could not pay back the debt or simply refused to.

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Mon, 27 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By TIM GRANT ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/personal-finance/article86155212.html
Charitable contributions hit another record amount http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/personal-finance/article86155282.html#storylink=rss PITTSBURGH - Charitable giving nationwide rose by 4.1 percent last year to a record total of $373.3 billion, bolstered by an ongoing national economic recovery and stabilizing household finances, according to an annual report by the Giving USA Foundation.

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Mon, 27 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By JOYCE GANNON ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/personal-finance/article86155282.html
Excerpts from recent Minnesota editorials http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article86272567.html#storylink=rss Star Tribune, June 24

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Mon, 27 Jun 2016 15:57:57 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article86272567.html
Credit card hacks you need to know before traveling http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/personal-finance/article86155357.html#storylink=rss Used wisely, the best travel rewards credit card can pay off in perks that go beyond convenience and bonus miles.

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Mon, 27 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By TERENCE LOOSE ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/personal-finance/article86155357.html
Kids and Money: Midnight 'help me' calls from grandchildren are a popular scam http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/personal-finance/article86155542.html#storylink=rss Grandparents love getting calls from the grandkids, except when they come late at night. Hardly anything good comes when the phone rings after midnight.

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Mon, 27 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By STEVE ROSEN ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/personal-finance/article86155542.html
Susan Tompor: Private student loans: Should you or shouldn't you? http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/personal-finance/article86155547.html#storylink=rss High school grads and college students need only hit the mailbox to find offer after offer for private student loans.

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Mon, 27 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By SUSAN TOMPOR ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/personal-finance/article86155547.html
Foreign investor-funded project at Okemo Mountain penalized http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article86245612.html#storylink=rss Statements made in a financial prospectus to investors have brought regulatory penalties against a foreign investor-funded project at the base of Okemo Mountain Resort.

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Mon, 27 Jun 2016 14:54:03 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article86245612.html
Study: Connecticut ranks 21st in college affordability http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article86171667.html#storylink=rss It is no longer possible to work one's way through state college without incurring debt, according to a new study on college affordability.

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Mon, 27 Jun 2016 08:22:51 CDT By LINDA CONNER LAMBECK ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article86171667.html
Pets provide healing for domestic violence survivors http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article86069537.html#storylink=rss Bard is a survivor of domestic violence.

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Sun, 26 Jun 2016 02:03:38 CDT By SARAH GROTHJAN ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article86069537.html
Gail MarksJarvis: What the Brexit vote means for you: 8 key questions http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/personal-finance/article86069527.html#storylink=rss Hold onto your hats.

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Sun, 26 Jun 2016 03:00:00 CDT By GAIL MARKSJARVIS ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/personal-finance/article86069527.html
Purdue University launches program to combat student debt http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article86077677.html#storylink=rss Purdue University is enrolling the first round of students in a program that aims to combat student debt for those who promise to pay a share of their future earnings for a certain number of years after they graduate.

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Sun, 26 Jun 2016 09:53:04 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article86077677.html
Communities bypass utilities to save money, push green power http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article86074342.html#storylink=rss Some New York communities are changing the way their residents buy electricity under an initiative designed to save people money while promoting renewable and locally produced energy.

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Sun, 26 Jun 2016 07:58:02 CDT By MARY ESCH ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article86074342.html
On loop: Special session talks nothing new for Minnesota http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article85956962.html#storylink=rss Minnesota's Legislature is living through special session deja vu.

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Sat, 25 Jun 2016 10:29:05 CDT By KYLE POTTER ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article85956962.html