Susan Tompor Detroit Free Press Published 7:00 AM EDT Mar 28, 2019 April is a tough month to not think about your money. Everywhere you turn, you're smacked with something — waiting for your tax refund, writing a check to pay the federal government what you owe, meeting a deadline to fund your Roth IRA. And yes, Money Smart Week. This year, Michigan's Money Smart Week isn't just one stretch of seven days. Instead, it's turned into a month of events that run through April 30 to highlight financial literacy month. Many key Money Smart Week seminars run this week. We're looking at a wide range of events that can help consumers do everything from learn how to repair their credit to even fixing the zipper on their pants, a sure-fire way to save real money. And it's all free — free, free, free. "It's cheaper to fix what you've got, especially when it's fixed for free at the Repair Cafe," said Denise Harris-Fiems, a reference … [Read more...] about Money Smart Week: Learn how to fix your credit score
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Liz Weston Published 10:41 PM EDT Mar 24, 2019 Unsolicited money advice is like stale fruitcake: Most people wish the givers would just keep it to themselves. Still, those who are “good with money” often want to help friends and family who struggle. Many of us remember the timely money tip that made all the difference: when a co-worker suggested we contribute to the company’s 401(k), for example, or that time a relative warned us off an investment that really was too good to be true. So I turned to neuropsychologist and executive coach Moira Somers, author of “Advice That Sticks: How to Give Financial Advice That People Will Follow.” Her book was written for financial planners, but the techniques she suggests, backed by behavioral finance research, could be helpful for anyone who wants to give effective money counsel. Make sure they want your advice Even people who pay for money advice can have trouble following it. Somers learned about something … [Read more...] about Liz Weston: How to give money advice that sticks
Exclusive PUBLISHED: 05:30 30 January 2019 Stuart Watson Ipswich Town owner Marcus Evans speaks to chief football writer Stuart Watson. Picture: LAURA MACLEOD Archant Ipswich Town owner Marcus Evans has given his first face-to-face, on-the-record interview with an independent media organisation – 11 years after buying the club. Here’s what he had to say to the EADT and Ipswich Star’s chief football writer STUART WATSON. Marcus Evans' interview with chief football writer Stuart Watson is his first face-to-face intervuew with an independent media organisation. Picture: LAURA MACLEODQ: Why speak out more now? You’ve done more with the club website over the last year. Why are you doing this interview with us now?A: I used to put something in the programme at least once a season, maybe twice. Then we did the video in the summer. I tried for those club interviews to be slightly no holds barred anyway. I said ‘look, if … [Read more...] about Marcus Evans big interview: Ipswich Town owner’s first face-to-face interview with independent media
provided by Published 8:00 am CST, Tuesday, January 15, 2019 Photo: Bill Bragg For Variety Photo: Bill Bragg For Variety Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Bill Bragg For Variety Can Hollywood’s Biggest Media Companies Avoid Getting Crushed by Debt? 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Randall Stephenson, AT&T’s chairman-CEO, summoned all of his folksy Oklahoma earnestness as he made an enthusiastic pitch to Wall Street analysts about the telephone company’s bold efforts to transform itself into a multimedia powerhouse. It was late November, less than six months after AT&T had wrapped up its $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner. But before Stephenson … [Read more...] about Can Hollywood’s Biggest Media Companies Avoid Getting Crushed by Debt?
Allie Gross Detroit Free Press Published 10:21 AM EST Dec 13, 2018 The demolition of the old Detroit Saturday Night building — 550 W. Fort St. — for surface parking would have a negative impact on the adjacent Fort Shelby Hotel historic district, according to a unanimous vote (there was one abstain) made by the Historic District Commission Wednesday evening. The opinion of the commission is required for any adjustments made to properties adjacent to a historic district. The Fort Shelby Hotel — which is owned by Emmett Moten Jr., who also owns the Detroit Saturday Night building — has been a historic district since 2004. "The Fort Shelby has already lost some context with the buildings that have already been torn down. The last thing that we need to do to a historic district is to further erode the context of that district," Dennis Miriani, Vice Chair of the commission said as the commission talked through their decision, laying out what … [Read more...] about Fort Shelby historic group gives thumbs down to demo plan