Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Will small clients be claimed by chatbots? | Financial Planning

Will small clients be claimed by chatbots? | Financial Planning: RIAs have reason to be wary — powered by machine learning, chatbots have already evolved beyond primitive question-and-answer programs and are actively being developed to learn emotional comprehension. Some see chatbots, artifical intelligence and existing robo advisor tech combining into a low-priced, entirely automated option that commoditizes financial advice even further.

How to cut down on food waste and save money at the same time

How to cut down on food waste and save money at the same time: People in the UK annually waste around seven million tonnes of food and drink, much of which is safe to consume.

The amount of food thrown away, according to the Food Standards Agency figures, adds up to around �470 per household, per year.

10 Savvy Ways To Save Money In The Kitchen

10 Savvy Ways To Save Money In The Kitchen: In many homes, the kitchen is considered to be the heart of the home. Probably because (like it or not) we spend a lot of our time in the kitchen. Unfortunately, it’s also far too easy to spend a lot of money in the kitchen. Between the food we prepare, the products we use, and the appliances we keep in it, the kitchen is one of the most expensive rooms in the entire house. But it doesn’t have to be! Here are 10 ways to save money in the kitchen.

Trump hails CIA chief Mike Pompeo's secret trip to N Korea - BBC News

Trump hails CIA chief Mike Pompeo's secret trip to N Korea - BBC News: Confirming media reports of the secret meeting in Pyongyang, Mr Trump said it had gone "very smoothly".

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Why It's Important to Teach Your Students Financial Literacy—and Three Ways to Do It | EdSurge News

Why It's Important to Teach Your Students Financial Literacy—and Three Ways to Do It | EdSurge News: Image Credit: Inspiring / Shutterstock
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In Oakland, CA, more than 60 students at James Madison Middle School gather to talk about money. The conversation is robust. One student shares his family’s experience saving for emergencies. Another group debates whether a new bike is a “want” or a “need.” Across the room, two young women are deep in conversation about college majors and future income.

10 smart ways to reinvest your tax return - Chicago Parent

10 smart ways to reinvest your tax return - Chicago Parent: Whether you are racing to the finish line or had your taxes were finished months ago, we’re almost to Tax Day! Last year, the IRS reported an average tax return $3,026. When spent wisely, your tax return could go a long way to improving your family’s financial situation. Here are ten smart ways you can reinvest your tax return.

How to Save Money at the Grocery Store | POPSUGAR Food

How to Save Money at the Grocery Store | POPSUGAR Food: If you're looking to eat healthy but you're concerned about the cost, don't fret: you can still eat well and not break your bank account. Sure, grocery bills can add up, especially if you're one to purchase organic foods and precut foods often, and specialty health food items can be very pricey. Yet there are a few amazing hacks to save money at the grocery store without jeopardizing your health. Here are a few tips from registered dietitians on how to still eat wholesome, nutritious foods without putting a dent in your wallet.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Ellen Rohr: Save Money on Kid's Parties - OZARKSFIRST

Ellen Rohr: Save Money on Kid's Parties - OZARKSFIRST: Tom Cruise, while married to Katie Holmes, reportedly spent $100,000 on a 7th birthday party for their daughter. Catering by Wolfgang Puck. $17K for fresh flowers. 1,000 live butterflies. Animals! Including giraffes and elephants. Hmmm. Come on!

Perhaps you could pull together something very nice and appropriate and far less expensive for your 7 year old? Here are some ideas!

� Make your own invitations - and email works!

� Don't invite the whole class

�You could even do something pricey…for your kid and one friend: concert, sports event, movie

� Pick a free venue…like the park, or your backyard.

The Frugal Pantry: Upcycled Cord Organizer

The Frugal Pantry: Upcycled Cord Organizer: Today I have� a simple and thrifty cord organizer for your small appliances. Cords to appliances hanging off of shelves can be dangerous if little ones pull on them, and just create a cluttered mess if they end up draped all over the shelf .

How to Sell Your Farm Fresh Eggs - The Self Sufficient HomeAcre

How to Sell Your Farm Fresh Eggs - The Self Sufficient HomeAcre: Selling fresh eggs from your laying hens is the quintessential homestead dream. All you need to do is put a ‘Farm Fresh Eggs For Sale’ sign out in the front yard and you’ll start raking in the big bucks, right? Anything is possible! But before you invest in extra chickens and a gross of cartons, let’s get all your ‘ducks’ in a row.

Investing Strategies to Grow Your Wealth During Graduate School | GradHacker

Investing Strategies to Grow Your Wealth During Graduate School | GradHacker: The most important investment you make during graduate school is in your career. But alongside that primary objective, many graduate students also invest money during their training.

By far the top challenge or impediment to investing during graduate school is the low pay, and only a fraction of graduate students are financially able and ready to invest. However, investing even a small amount of money on a regular basis throughout graduate school can have an enormous impact on lifetime wealth. The even better news is that the process of investing itself is simpler and easier than you probably think.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Start now to plan a fun, affordable vacation | Albuquerque Journal

Start now to plan a fun, affordable vacation | Albuquerque Journal: When planning a vacation, do not limit yourself to thinking it must be elaborate and expensive. Summer getaways do not need to last two weeks or involve a visit to an expensive theme park. Keeping them simple often results in much less stress. I recommend planning a vacation for five to seven days.

20 Things You Can Do To Save Money Daily - Frugal For Less

20 Things You Can Do To Save Money Daily - Frugal For Less: The average American spends $140 per day, but that number includes things like housing, retirement savings, and health care. Once you subtract those, the breakdown looks like this:

$25 Transportation
$18 Food
$15 Other
$7 Entertainment
$4 Clothing
That’s $69 a day, $25,185 per year! And while we can’t really get that number to $0 every day, there are plenty of things you can do daily to save money.

Billionaire toy mogul behind Bratz dolls has longshot plan to save Toys ‘R’ Us | Business | Dallas News

Billionaire toy mogul behind Bratz dolls has longshot plan to save Toys ‘R’ Us | Business | Dallas News: Toys R�Us, the children's retailer in the midst of a worldwide shutdown, may�have one last, faint hope�if a billionaire toy mogul gets his way.

But Isaac Larian is going to have�to spend a lot of money —- most of it his — if he's to have any chance of success.

Tips on how to save money when you travel | TravelWireNews

Tips on how to save money when you travel | TravelWireNews: Forget expensive taxis, there are plenty of other ways to get from A to B — you just have to be savvy about it. There are a zillion apps out there, the best-known of which is Uber, and in bigger cities it can work out more economically to share your ride with someone going in roughly the same direction. Plus, if more people are sharing a car ride it’s better for the environment. Tesloop is a sustainably minded Tesla car service that operates in certain areas of California such as Los Angeles, Palm Springs and San Diego. The best things about Tesloop are the complimentary amenities including Wi-Fi, device chargers, healthy snacks and drinks, travel pillows and headphones supplied by the driver. Plus, there’s is an option to do some sightseeing en route. Sign us up!