Study says, More Fathers Are Now Leading Single-Parent Households

On Women and Money
Ok ladies, let's talk. Money is often a taboo subject, and while many of us quietly worry about our families' financial future or struggle with making ends meet, we tend to keep our fears and struggles quiet.
In what may be the bearish call to end all bearish calls, one technician believes 2014 will be the year of "major reversals," with the Dow Jones Industrial Average expected to start a two-year decline that could eventually take it down more than 70% to below 5000.

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Computerized trading has already taken over Wall Street. But are investors ready to hand their portfolios over to machines, too?

Computerized trading has already taken over Wall Street. Are individual investors next? (Photo: Thinkstock)
PNC Financial Services Group is paying $35 million to resolve government claims of discrimination in residential loans against a Cleveland-based bank that PNC bought in 2009.

This past April, facing the prospect of three 20-page papers due in the same week, Indiana University East student Harmony Glenn had a panic attack in the school library.

A.J. Mast / for NBC News --- Harmony and Christopher Glenn walk with their dogs in their Indianapolis apartment complex. The Glenns are part of a growing population stuck paying down debt for a college education they never finished.
Financing Big Projects and your FICO Score
We all have been given gifts for the specific purpose of utilizing those gifts as we interact with the world around us. Whether your gift is song writing, vocal ability, composition, administration, management, producing an album or all the above, we are sometimes limited in how many people we are able to reach with our gifts due to a lack of financial resources.
What is the secret to financial freedom? 

Ironically, the way to financial freedom is in the opposite direction from what we typically think. Veteran financial advisor Ron Blue has said, "There is a paradox in having things: The more stuff you have, the less freedom you have. That's contradictory to what we're normally taught, that if I have more stuff, then I'll have more freedom. I've come to understand that financial freedom has nothing to do with money. Financial freedom has everything to do with your belief system." In other words, the way to financial freedom is not to accumulate more money, but rather to free your affections from the money you already have. And the way to do this, the Bible says, is to give to the Lord (Matthew 6:19-20). Giving is a way of readjusting our belief system away from frightened dependence on money.
Don't Waste What God Has Given You
If money, time and circumstances were not a factor, what would be at the top of your gift list? Last year, believe it or not, it is reported that gift cards were requested more often than anything else. According to the National Retail Federation, 80% of Christmas shoppers each spent an average of $155 on Gift Cards.
Don't Worry About Christmas Gifts
Are you worried that the Christmas gifts you've made this year are not good enough?

Certain that your friends and relatives will write you off as cheap and no longer worthy of their love and friendship?
Target Sued for Data Breach
Attorneys and attorneys general want to know what Target knew and when.

A shopping cart is seen in a Target store on December 19, 2013 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)


"Labour not to be rich: cease from thine own wisdom. Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not? for riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly away as an eagle toward heaven."
--Proverbs 23:4-5

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