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France is a mess, and Europe is worried - PAUL AMES, GLOBALPOST SATURDAY, SEP 13, 2014 5:00 PM UTC

This article originally appeared on GlobalPost.

For 200 miles down France’s Atlantic seaboard, convoys of earth-movers, phalanxes of cranes and a 6,000-strong army of workers are toiling on Europe’s largest construction site. 338 more words


Most People Will Never Own Their Home Free and Clear

Fewer seniors are heading into their golden years mortgage free.  In 2012, less than a 1/3  of seniors owned their homes free and clear, according to “Housing America’s Older Adults: Meeting the needs of an Aging Population,” a new report from the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies and AARP Foundation.  825 more words


Student loan debt: How much is too much?


The income edge a college education can give graduates is growing. A Pew Research study from earlier this year found the gap between average annual earnings for millennial college graduates and their high school grad counterparts in 2013 was $17,500. 650 more words

Student Loans

How do we bleed money? £700+ in 72 hours

I don’t know how we do it, well, I have a good idea but it seams so crazy that this amount of cash slips through our fingers. 668 more words

Getting Organised

Poll: Student loan debt cripples graduate happiness

HARI SREENIVASAN: A story published earlier this week in the Wall Street Journal got our attention. It described a Gallup poll measuring how student loan debts undermine the happiness and well-being of borrowers years after they graduate college. 968 more words

Student Loans


Let’s face it, prudent personal finance is like swimming against the current. We spend wisely and save according to a plan that meets short-term and long-term needs; we’re paying down debt, and more than the minimum on credit cards, and we’re making some sacrifices along the way. 476 more words

Personal Finance