About Your Money

Bonnie Tyler to sing ‘Total Eclipse’ hit during eclipse

Updated: Aug 17, 2017 – 8:07 AM MIAMI (AP) – Some cruise passengers will have the ultimate soundtrack for Monday’s solar eclipse when Bonnie Tyler sings her hit “Total Eclipse of the Heart” on board. Royal Caribbean says the Welsh singer will be backed on the power ballad by Joe Jonas’ band DNCE for a performance in an outdoor theater on ...

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Peer pressure, applied well, boosts financial health

FILE – In this Feb. 2, 2011, file photo, a wallet containing cash and a Visa card is displayed in Surfside, Fla. Peers can hold you accountable and keep you motivated with financial goals. FILE – In this Feb. 2, 2011, file photo, a wallet containing cash and a Visa card is displayed in Surfside, Fla. Peers can hold you ...

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The economic impact of racism

A sign is posted at a business in Charlottesville, Va., after a rally of white nationalists, neo-Nazis, the Ku Klux Klan and members of the ‘alt-right.’ (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) The violent clashes in Charlottesville last week put front and center a much needed conversation about race. But let’s not forget there’s an ugly economic side to bigotry. There has been ...

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Talk about finances before living together after 50

WASHINGTON — Love can happen at any age, and with the rise of “gray divorce,” it’s happening again more frequently for those over age 50. But instead of walking down the aisle another time, many older couples are opting to live together. While we think of cohabitors as being younger, recent studies suggest an increasing number of older adults are ...

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An open letter to my Mormon family and friends

A guest post by Mette Harrison To begin with, don’t be worried that I’m going to try to get you to leave Mormonism or come closer to my side of the fence. I have zero interest in causing anyone a crisis of faith like the kind I went through. I’m happy that you are happy in Mormonism. When I returned ...

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Should you use your child to get credit?

(iStock) I’ve heard it all. Or so I thought. I’ve seen adult children in tears because they found out —  after pulling their credit reports —  that a parent had used their information to get credit cards or had put utility and cellphone bills in their name. Then this week, I read a question to real estate experts Ilyce Glink ...

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20 wealth-building terms women should know

Do you know what FICO, asset allocation and capital gains mean? Better yet, do you know what they have to do with your own finances? If you didn’t study economics or finance in college, then there’s a good chance that these terms are unfamiliar to you. Yet, gaining a good grasp of key financial terms is the foundation for smarter ...

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