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Aug 26, 2013

Back-to-school math for parents: What’s an A worth?

NEW YORK, Aug 26 (Reuters) – Parents, here is an assignment
for you as the kids head back to school: Are you going to pay
your children to do homework and get good grades?

Some parents find their kids respond to rewards, and see few
disadvantages. Others see too many downsides. “It’s a slippery
slope,” says Susan Beacham, owner of Money Savvy Generation, a
Lake Bluff, Illinois, company that creates financial literacy
tools and books for children. She has only rarely offered
tangible rewards to her daughters, now 19 and 20, for their
successes. (Both children are in college, at the University of
Illinois and Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and Beacham says
they are getting excellent grades.)

Aug 20, 2013

Your money: First year of retirement: where does the money go?

CHICAGO (Reuters) – You can play with retirement planning calculators from now until you’re 90, but it’s unlikely any of them will factor in expenses like a $1,000 custom-made satin-and rhinestone stage outfit.

That’s the first thing that Aurora Flores, 60, bought when she retired last year after 20 years in public relations. The New Yorker kicked her world music band up into high gear, performing internationally and spending most of her spare cash on items like traveling between shows and that sparkly stage suit.

Aug 20, 2013

First year of retirement: where does the money go?

CHICAGO, Aug 20 (Reuters) – You can play with retirement
planning calculators from now until you’re 90, but it’s unlikely
any of them will factor in expenses like a $1,000 custom-made
satin-and rhinestone stage outfit.

That’s the first thing that Aurora Flores, 60, bought when
she retired last year after 20 years in public relations. The
New Yorker kicked her world music band up into high gear,
performing internationally and spending most of her spare cash
on items like traveling between shows and that sparkly stage
suit.

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Speed your home sale by shooting a YouTube video

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Nicholas Kennedy was in a rush to sell his condo in Sherman Oaks, California. He and his wife have a 3-month-old girl, and the couple wanted to be close to their families in the Dallas, Texas area.

So they met with area real estate agent Ben Salem about quickly offloading their 4-bedroom, 2 1/2-bath unit. Salem had some conventional suggestions – and one that surprised them.

    • About Lou

      "Lou Carlozo most recently served as the managing editor at WalletPop.com, AOL's personal finance website. He also wrote and created "The Recession Diaries" column at the Chicago Tribune, where he served as an editor and staff writer for 16 years. The author of a journalism textbook and an adjunct professor at National-Louis University, Carlozo is the lead popular music critic for Christian Century magazine, a contributor to Downbeat magazine and also writes the "Green Dad" column for DealNews.com. The opinions expressed are his own."
      Joined Reuters:
      2011
      Languages:
      French
      Awards:
      Bob Briner Impact Award, Biola University, 2007
      Chicago Tribune Innovator Award, 2005
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