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Your Weekly Recommendations Wednesday, July 26, 2017
 
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Cut your spending and feel good about it
CNBC
Question Wednesday
The Awl • Nicole Dieker
Danish fund to track CO2, may exclude some firms from portfolio
Reuters • Teis Jensen
Corporate Credit Market Is a Victim of the Plankton Theory
Bloomberg • Ben Emons
MBA: Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest Weekly Survey
Calculated Risk • Bill Mcbride
Abysmal Financial Literacy Rates For Women Are Hurting Their Retirement Security
Forbes • Contributor, Jamie Hopkins
We are working towards financial education for students: SS Mundra, Deputy Governor, RBI
The Economic Times of India
Bharat Financial Inclusion cuts Q1 losses on improved repayment collection
The Economic Times of India • Atmadip Ray
The Wall Street Journal: Why so many teens are clueless about money
MarketWatch
Faircent launches Auto Invest feature to make P2P lending easier
The Economic Times of India
 
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Federal Reserve, Finance
Cut your spending and feel good about it
CNBC
Budgeting is easier when expenditures match values.
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Barack Obama, Personal Finance
Question Wednesday
The AwlNicole Dieker
It’s Wednesday, which means it’s time to question authority—or, you know, ask personal finance questions. (I feel like a bit of a goof for posting that McCain quote in yesterday’s post about the healthcare bill. As you all quickly reminded me, it’s...
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Climate Change, Coal Industry
Danish fund to track CO2, may exclude some firms from portfolio
ReutersTeis Jensen
COPENHAGEN () - Denmark's biggest commercial pension fund will soon track carbon emissions by companies it invests in, and exclude those it finds breach the Paris climate accord, its CFO told . PFA, which provides pensions for 1.2 million Danes and has...
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Federal Reserve, Mortgages
Corporate Credit Market Is a Victim of the Plankton Theory
BloombergBen Emons
Plankton is an essential part of the ocean's ecosystem. Without the tiny organisms, many species would be in jeopardy of going extinct. So, what does this have to do with markets? Think back 10 years ago when troubles with subprime mortgages morphed...
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Foreclosure, Mortgages
MBA: Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest Weekly Survey
Calculated RiskBill Mcbride
From the MBA: Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey Mortgage applications increased 0.4 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending July 21, 2017. ... The...
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Finance, Hedge Funds
Abysmal Financial Literacy Rates For Women Are Hurting Their Retirement Security
ForbesContributor, Jamie Hopkins
A recent survey, the 2017 RICP® Retirement Income Literacy Report, by The American College of Financial Services, found that retirement age women lag significantly behind their male counterparts when it comes to retirement income literacy. Only 18 percent of female respondents between...
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Personal Finance
We are working towards financial education for students: SS Mundra, Deputy Governor, RBI
The Economic Times of India
In an interview with ET Now, SS Mundra , Deputy Governor, RBI talks about initiative taken by the central bank to educate young minds of the country, setting up banking kiosks. Edited excerpts: Banks have been talking about the huge hit on...
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Currencies, Microfinance
Bharat Financial Inclusion cuts Q1 losses on improved repayment collection
The Economic Times of IndiaAtmadip Ray
Bharat Financial Inclusion, the second largest microfinance company, has cut down net loss to Rs 37 crore in the first quarter of the fiscal with its gross collection efficiency improving to 98.6% despite farm loan waivers announced by Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra....
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Economic Policy, Education
The Wall Street Journal: Why so many teens are clueless about money
MarketWatch
When it comes to financial literacy, U.S. teenagers’ are average — and not getting any better. The latest data from the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) reveal several disturbing findings. Not only are financial-literacy levels low and not getting any better,...
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Finance, Investment Industry
Faircent launches Auto Invest feature to make P2P lending easier
The Economic Times of India
P2P lending platform Faircent.com has launched a new feature for registered lenders on its platform. Poised to be a game-changer for the industry, the company claims that the Auto Invest feature will eliminate the need for lenders to browse through several borrower...
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