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[8 Aug 2012 | One Comment | 1,603 views]
The Serious Business Of Managing Your Health

Ladies and gents, your health care just improved with more improvements ahead … but this ACA (Affordable Care Act) battle isn’t over.
As of August 1, 2012, the health reform law is now providing women more preventative healthcare services, including expanding reproductive health care, available for free without copayments or deductibles if you have health insurance.
Currently, as reported on The Rachel Maddow Show, the ACA covers the following as of:
JULY 1, 2010

HELP FOR PEOPLE WITH PRE-EXISITING CONDITIONS

SEPTEMBER 23, 2010

ILLEGAL TO DENY COVERAGE TO KIDS WITH PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS
ADULTS CAN STAY ON PARENTS’ …

Taking Stock »

[25 Jul 2012 | Comments Off | 999 views]
Do ETFs affect a stock’s performance?

“It’s almost as important, or more important, to figure out if a company or a stock that you own is in an ETF and if that ETF is getting flows; because the likelihood of that stock’s performance over the next three to five years is going to be much more about whether or not it’s in the right ETF, almost as much so, of if in fact they’re delivering the earnings. – CNBC‘s Gary Kaminsky looks at trends in capital markets and why investors should know how much of their …

Risky Business, Taking Stock »

[23 Jul 2012 | Comments Off | 999 views]
CANT-OR WON’T?  STOCK Act is a bit “loopy”! – updated

Washington (CNN) – It was a rare show of bipartisanship – President Barack Obama, flanked by Democrats and Republicans in April, signing into law a bill that would ban insider trading on Capitol Hill. The measure, known as the STOCK Act, had passed the House and Senate at warp speed.
“The powerful shouldn’t get to create one set of rules for themselves and another set of rules for everybody else,” the president said at the time.
Lawmakers proclaimed that the bill, officially called the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act, would restore …

Give Yourself Credit »

[25 Jun 2012 | Comments Off | 766 views]
FICO, that disturbing four-letter word, is worth your review.

Personal finance expert Farnoosh Torabi defines the credit score (FICO), addresses the confusion about credit scores, clarifies popular misconceptions, and shares some tips to help you raise your credit score.
(video 4:54)

Risky Business, Your Financial Fitness »

[31 May 2012 | Comments Off | 803 views]
Ignoring issues – private equity, Facebook’s IPO, policies being pitched by big money with stealthy success – wields risk$.

thisweek with George Stephanopoulos
An economic roundtable covering some significant economic issues to date that can potentially profit or pillage your personal prosperity, your fiscal future, and your financial security.
Guests:  George Will, Liz Claman, Ron Brownstein, Nia-Malika Henderson, and Jennifer Granholm
5/27/2012
(video 22:13)