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What Self-Made Women Need to Know Financially Before Getting Hitched

What Self-Made Women Need to Know Financially Before Getting Hitched

TheStreet (July 21, 2014) Halle Berry was recently ordered to pay her ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry $16,000 a month in child support by a California judge for their daughter Nahla. As women make strides in the workforce, they are increasingly left holding the bag when relationships end regardless of marital status. 'What Monied Women Need to Know Before Getting Married or Cohabitating' discusses information such as debt incurred during the marriage is both spouse's responsibility at divorce, whether after ten years of marriage spouses are entitled to half of everything and why property acquired within the marriage is fair game without a pre-nup. Video provided by TheStreet
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5 Things You Didn't Know About Student Debt

5 Things You Didn't Know About Student Debt

Odyssey Networks (July 3, 2014) The beginning of July saw a rise in the interest rate for federal student student loans from 3.86 percent in 2013/2014 to 4.66 percent for the 2014/1015 school year. Some projections estimate that rates could be as high as 6.8 percent by 2017. Student loan debt in the US is now over $1 trillion and has an enormous impact on families across economic lines throughout America. Video provided by Odyssey
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Safety Experts Urge Caution With Fireworks

Safety Experts Urge Caution With Fireworks

AP (June 26, 2014) With the July 4th weekend fast approaching, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is reporting an increase in fireworks-related deaths and injuries, and is urging consumers to exercise caution, especially around kids. (June 26) Video provided by AP
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The Company You Keep Impacts Your Spending Patterns as a Consumer

The Company You Keep Impacts Your Spending Patterns as a Consumer

TheStreet (June 18, 2014) Friends are more likely to feel a strong sense of affiliation when enjoying small indulgences together or helping one another resist larger temptation, according to new research out of Vanderbilt University and Texas A&M. In fact, Kelly Haws, associate professor at Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management, says that consumers who shop or dine with their friends are more likely to happily spend or indulge a little more, but feel a strong affiliation when a friend reaffirms their decision not to overindulge. Haws reveals how consumers should use this knowledge to help themselves control their financial decisions. Video provided by TheStreet
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