NEW YORK, May 21 (Reuters) – When Scott Oeth was thinking
about proposing to his girlfriend, Linda Hardin, he knew the
stats. The average wedding costs in 2014, according to popular
website TheKnot.com, were a whopping $31,213.
That’s when the Minneapolis financial planner thought, No
Lucky for him, his bride-to-be was thinking exactly the same
thing. So last year the couple arranged for a courthouse
wedding, a celebratory dinner at their favorite steak house,
covered as a gift by his new in-laws, and a backyard BBQ
reception later in the summer for 100 guests.
NEW YORK, May 13 (Reuters) – When Nigel Glennie saw the
images coming out of Nepal after the earthquake in late April,
he just had to do something.
When he heard that his company, Cisco Systems Inc,
was offering a dollar-for-dollar match on donations (up to $1
million), he figured his money could do twice as much.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – With university tuition and student debt at record highs, many people wonder if it is worth it to go to college.
But according to Georgetown University professor Anthony Carnevale, the truly important issue that will affect a student’s future is picking a major.
NEW YORK, April 30 (Reuters) – First jobs are not usually
In fact they’re often menial, and low-paid, and pretty
degrading. But that’s exactly why some of the country’s top
comedians find such a wealth of comic material there.
For the latest in Reuters’ monthly First Jobs series, we
talked to comedians about the first time they brought home
paychecks. The inevitable lesson: From tragedy comes comedy.
By Chris Taylor
NEW YORK(Reuters) – When Dallas mom Jan Valecka’s twins hit that contentious tween age, the rite of passage she dreaded most was a relatively new one: when to get them cell phones.
“They were starting to see all their friends get smartphones and iPads,” says Valecka, a financial planner at her own firm. “They started lobbying hard.”
NEW YORK, April 16 (Reuters) – I was lending money to a
grocery store owner in Mozambique and a cosmetics saleswoman in
Haiti when I realized I was addicted.
I really enjoy microfinance sites like Kiva.org, maybe a
little too much.
If you have $25 to spare, you can lend it to an entrepreneur
halfway across the world and feel like you are making a small
difference. He or she eventually pays you back (hopefully), the
credit goes into your account, and you can start all over again.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – She may by the undisputed Doyenne of Domesticity, but Martha Stewart also likes to hit the road.
One of the places close to her heart: the exclusive Caribbean enclave of St. Barths, from which she recently returned. Not far from Anguilla, the tiny island is known for its stunning beaches and its enduring popularity with celebs.
NEW YORK, April 7 (Reuters) – If you want to ask Jonathan
Cane what he loves most about cycling, you might have some
trouble catching up with him.
Chances are, the 51-year-old triathlon coach will be
pedaling at 20 miles per hour on his Trek Domane, deep in the
forests of New York’s Harriman State Park or alongside the
cliffs of the New Jersey Palisades.
NEW YORK, April 1 (Reuters) – What inspires you?
It’s a simple question that is not always easy to answer.
That’s why there are professional speakers who fill stadiums -
and get paid tens of thousands of dollars – to light a fire in
For more than a year, Reuters has been talking to America’s
greatest achievers, asking about the first jobs that set them on
the path to success.
NEW YORK, March 27 (Reuters) – Gather round because here is
today’s personal-finance lesson inspired by famed Hollywood
screenwriter William Goldman: Nobody knows anything.
In other words, no one knows where the market is headed. No
one can tell you exactly what financial moves to make. And no
one knows where they are going to be 40 years from now.