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Money market funds get last laugh (Contra Costa Times)
In the 401(k) industry, we encounter employee participants who refuse to invest in anything other than a money market fund, because the prospect of losing even a dollar of their retirement savings is more than they can tolerate.
Five million Afghans need food aid: Oxfam (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Five million Afghans face serious food shortages with winter drawing near, but donors have put forward less than a fifth of the money needed to cope, development charity Oxfam warned Saturday.
Land Investors Need Foresight, Farsightedness To Make Money (Investor's Business Daily via Yahoo! News)
Becoming a land baron was once considered the domain of billionaires. They, along with pension funds and institutional investors, were the big buyers.
Carers 'need more financial help' (BBC News)
The government must provide more money for Britain's six million unpaid carers, who save the taxpayer �87bn a year, MPs say.
Agency may need to borrow money from Treasury (The Star)
BANGALORE: The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp (FDIC) might have to borrow money from the Treasury Department to see it through an expected wave of bank failures, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Do You Need a Daily Money Manager? (The Motley Fool via Yahoo! News)
Imagine we're producing a new reality show called A Day in the Life of You. How much of your time would be devoted to money matters? For most of us, it's not enough.
Color of Money Book Club (Washington Post)
Personal finance columnist Michelle Singletary will host an online discussion with Carolyn Warren, author of "Mortgage Rip-Offs and Money Savers" (John Wiley and Sons), on Thursday, Aug. 28 at Noon ET.
Consumers who don't really need the money have no trouble getting loans, says this financial expert. (Bankrate.com)
Consumers who don't really need the money have no trouble getting loans, says this financial expert.
Teaching kids about money by getting them involved (CNN.com)
TUSCALOOSA, Alabama (AP) -- While his friends spend their money on video games and candy, Nicholas Sella saves most of his $8 weekly allowance, investing part in stocks and stashing the rest into a savings account.
Wealth Check: 'I don't know if I will have enough money to retire on' (Independent)
Samantha Potter, 31, a geophysicist from Warrington, divides her time between her job on board a ship, her partner in China, and her friends and family in the UK. She has no rent or utilities bills to pay, but is concerned about her long term savings. "I don't know whether I will have enough money to retire on," Samantha says. "I don't know what my options are apart from my pension, I also ...