It’s like that old saying: Give a man a thousand dollars, and he’ll eat for a day. But teach a man how to earn a thousand dollars–well, not earn it exactly, but win it–and then … um … well, this metaphor just fell apart on us.
In any case, NerdWallet wants you to win a thousand dollars and two free financial planning sessions. The only qualification for participating in this new web series is that you already be so deeply in debt that $1,000 couldn’t possibly make a dent in your student loans/credit card bills/etc.
So You Think You Can Finance? No, seriously, that’s the name of this show.
Personal Finance, Charge It
In response to the recently passed financial reform legislation, the Federal Reserve has begun work on imposing fee limits on debit-card transactions charged by big banks. Banks are unhappy about this, because every time a clerk swipes a card, a few coins jingle into their pockets. Now, billions of dollars in revenue are at Read More
Charge It, Personal Finance
Wall Street observers who’ve been worried that consumers’ inability to pay their credit cards will exacerbate the financial-services industry’s troubles can breathe a tiny sigh of relief. A study by credit reporting firm TransUnion shows that credit-card users are working hard to pay down their mountainous debt, and in the second quarter the average credit-card Read More
On Tuesday, Feb. 23, a sturdy and completely bald Israeli named Yuval Tal was in Las Vegas’ Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, where the nightly entertainment includes the Chippendales and Penn & Teller.
Mr. Tal, behind a microphone in a blazer and open-collar shirt, was one of five international visionaries, as the brochure for Read More
From today’s Wall Street Journal:
In March, consumers had a record $957 billion of credit-card and other types of revolving debt outstanding — up about 8% from a year earlier, according to preliminary data from the Federal Reserve. Read More