As previously stated there are a couple of reality TV shows I’m not proud to say I watch but not embarrassed to say I watch either. They include Real Housewives of NJ/NYC, Keeping Up With The Kardashians, and Made. The Millionaire Matchmaker is one I don’t even watch in secret, as the host speaks in a pitch only dogs can hear, there are too many “rules” and the majority of the participants (male and female) are generally freak-shows (and not the good kind). However: the show, normally based in LA, is doing a New York edition, with an open call for dudes on Thursday, and as they most presumably looking for a Wall Street type, I could make an exception should one of you get cast! Don’t say no, just say maybe and if you have reservations about appearing on TV, consider convincing your favorite colleague to do it– it’ll be like Fashion Meets Finance, only SO MUCH WORSE/BETTER. Read more »
what’s the worst that could happen
This clip doesn’t have anything to do with finance, per se, though I’m sure you could easily make a Bank of America or Citi tie in. What it does have to do with are three of my favorite things: Danny DeVito, It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia and being drunk at work (circa 8AM).
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- 24 May 2013 at 10:00 AM
You know what they say: You can’t choose your family, but you can choose your financial planner. Or something like that. One of the great things of being in charge of your money is choosing who (if anyone) will help you manage it. The choice isn’t always an easy one. How will you know that your planner is reputable and trustworthy?
These five red flags may be good indications of whether the financial planner sitting across from you is someone you should trust with your money. LearnVest Planning also provides an innovative 7-step program for your money where you work one-on-one with a financial planner. To see if this program is right for you, start with a free financial consultation.
1. She Isn’t Certified
“There are a lot of good planners out there who aren’t Certified Financial Panners™,” says Samantha Vient, CFP®, of LearnVest Planning Services. “However, CFPs® are required to adhere to the CFP® Board’s standards of professional conduct.
We believe it’s always a good idea to work with someone who has the CFP® designation, which is issued after completing a CFP® Board-approved personal financial planning curriculum, passing a rigorous exam issued by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, meeting experience requirements and passing an ethics and background check.
- 23 May 2013 at 12:00 PM
This is a guest post written by SoFi’s CEO, Mike Cagney.
Recently, there’s been a lot of talk amongst leaders in Washington about how to improve the painful process of repaying student loans. At SoFi, we feel your pain and work hard to offer more flexible, more affordable options for our borrowers. One idea that’s getting a lot of attention is increasing the options for refinancing debt after graduation. The only lender currently focused on refinancing private and federal student loans is SoFi.
We recognized early on that borrowers who have made timely payments on their loans, graduated from school, and have a job should be able to refinance their student loans at a lower interest rate. This may be why, after resuming lending by invitation, the media became increasingly interested in what we are doing.
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