Women More Generous

Do you and your spouse or siblings have different approaches to charitable giving? A study out of Indiana University says women are more generous than men when it comes to making donations. The research, prepared for the university’s Women’s Philanthropy … read more

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Money can’t Buy Happiness

You know the old saying money can’t buy happiness?  A study by three University of Rochester researchers confirms it.  It says having lots of money, good looks, or fame can actually make you less happy. And the things that make … read more

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Promotions Timing

If you’re looking for a promotion at work, it turns out that January is the best time. But if you didn’t move up the ladder last month, career advisers recommend starting to plan for the next big opportunity in April. … read more

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Personal Finance Apps

If getting a better handle on your finances is on your resolution list this year, here are some of the top personal finance apps from 50plus.com. Your bank’s app is a good place to start. Use it to check balances, … read more

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Suffer and Spend

If Christmas shopping in crowded, overheated malls makes you cranky and uncomfortable, there may be a very good reason for that.  According to the New York Times, evidence suggests that the less comfortable you are during the holiday shopping spree, … read more

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Gas Station Loyalty Rewards

With sky-high gas prices, Dan Bortolotti of The Toronto Star crunched the numbers on those gas station loyalty rewards cards asking the question: are they a waste of time? He looked at how many loyalty points it takes to get … read more

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Numeracy and family wealth

Here’s proof that it’s important to have a handle on basic math skills. A study in The Economic Journal suggests that couples who score well on a test of numeracy appear to fare better financially by middle age than their … read more

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Frugal Style

Who wouldn’t like to save money without sacrificing anything. Author and columnist Marjorie Harris has advice on everything from frugal fashion to frugal food and frugal travel in Thrifty: Living the Frugal Life with Style. Harris canvassed her friends for … read more

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Pape Picks 2010

Have you thought about where to put your investment dollars in 2010? Here are some picks from financial guru Gordon Pape from the 50Plus website. Number one: Energy. Assuming the world continues to emerge from the recession, demand for oil … read more

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Holiday Financial Binge

Do you spend more than you intend to over the holidays? It’s easy to do – after all we all want to be please our friends and family. Here are some tips on how to avoid a financial binge from … read more

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