Do you play the stock market? Have a diverse portfolio? Maintain a relatively low debt-to-income ratio?
If you answered “yes,” chances are you got a head start in college, where financial education is a critical — yet often overlooked — factor in your financial future.
Call it another by-product of the recession: Americans have lost their risk mojo and are slow to return to financial markets after taking a beating in the 2008-09 recession, according to a risk tolerance January 2011 survey released by TD Ameritrade.
The findings also show Americans would rather forgo an up day in the market than risk losing money in a slight market decline.
TORONTO (Reuters) – After nearly two decades of hearing “don’t ask, don’t tell,” gay U.S. military men and women are now hearing, “do ask, do tell,” and even, “find a friend” from a new social network website, Out Military.
Launched just over a week ago at outmilitary.com, the site comes on the heels of President Barack Obama signing a new law repealing the so-called “don’t ask, don’t tell” rule, established in 1993, that prevented gay men and lesbians from openly serving in the armed forces.