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Swiss central bank cuts interest rates for the second time this year

Unlock the Editor’s Digest for freeRoula Khalaf, Editor of the FT, selects her favourite stories in this weekly newsletter.The Swiss central bank has cut interest rates for the second consecutive meeting this year in response to falling inflation while signalling it is ready to intervene in currency markets to stem gains in the franc.The quarter percentage point cut in the Swiss National Bank’s benchmark rate to 1.25 per cent on Thursday led to a fall in the franc, which dropped 0.4 per cent against the euro and 0.7 per cent against the dollar.SNB chair Thomas Jordan said after the...

15 Things To Do With Excess Cash

THIS POST MAY CONTAIN AFFILIATE LINKS. PLEASE SEE MY DISCLOSURES. FOR MORE INFORMATION. Are you one of the lucky ones that has money left after you pay all your monthly bills?Many people have a tough time figuring out what to do with their money.Should they save it, invest it, buy something nice for themselves?In this article, I answer the question of what should I do with excess cash with 15 things that you should consider doing.It doesn’t matter how much cash you have, be it $10, $100, or some other amount, these are all great ways you can use this...

Creating Incentive Trusts To Foster Beneficiary Legacies Without Spoiling The Kids

The role of estate planning is most commonly considered to be about transferring assets from one generation to the next in the most efficient manner possible (e.g., how to minimize the burden of estate taxes and avoid the public spectacle of the probate process). And yet, looking at estate planning solely through the lens of assets on a balance sheet can make it easy to overlook the reality that people often have other, intangible assets that they wish to pass on to the next generation, such as values, lessons, and opportunities to pursue lifelong passions that can't be achieved...

Don’t Beat Up Your Opponents Too Badly While Smiling

If you want career, financial, and social success, don't beat up your opponents too badly while smiling. This advice might sound odd or even obvious, but not adhering to it can have tremendous negative consequences.Anyone who has ever jet-skied knows it's impossible not to smile while riding the waves. Well, I can't help but smile when I'm playing any sport because sports bring me immense joy—sometimes to everybody’s detriment.However, since none of us are turning pro, there's no need to take sports so seriously when playing as adults. We're there to have fun and avoid injury!At 47, all...

Financial Peace University vs. True Financial Freedom vs. Crown Financial MoneyLife

Home » Debt » Financial Peace University vs. True Financial Freedom vs. Crown Financial MoneyLife I recently completed three of the top Christian financial education programs for churches: SeedTime’s True Financial Freedom, Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University, and Crown Financial’s MoneyLife.These popular programs all claim to help you get control of your finances from a biblical perspective. However, they go about it in different ways with varying teaching styles and philosophies.In this post, I’ll provide an in-depth look at each program – breaking down the unique features, strengths, weaknesses, and what’s actually included when you buy in. My goal is to...

10 Gen X Parenting Styles That Millennials Are Rejecting

Generation X approached parenting with a distinct set of values and practices shaped by their own upbringing and the socio-economic climate of their formative years. Often characterized by a focus on discipline, traditional gender roles, and a strong work ethic, Gen X parenting emphasized structure and control. However, as the millennial generation steps into their parenting roles, they are challenging these long-held beliefs and methods. Influenced by technological advancements, increased awareness of mental health, and a desire for greater emotional connection, millennials are redefining what it means to raise children in the modern world. Here are ten Gen X...

Why we’re adding far fewer jobs than the White House claims

LSEG director of consumer research Jharonne Martis reacts to U.S. consumer sentiment falling for the third straight month on 'Making Money.' Most Americans are so dissatisfied with the economy that they believe the nation is already in recession. Yet the Biden administration often cites robust job growth as proof that the economy is in great shape.  New data from the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia throw cold water on that claim, however. It shows recent job growth has been 80% less than previously estimated.Each month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) produces an estimate for the number of payrolls that businesses...

FDA warns Dollar Tree about failure to remove recalled children’s snack

While WanaBana issued the voluntary recall on Oct. 29, Dollar Tree was notified in writing of the recall the same day because they sold the recalled product."In the weeks and months that followed, state and local partners in multiple states continued to report the presence of recalled WanaBana pouches on Dollar Tree store shelves with FDA requesting and working with partners to see such product removed or destroyed when found," the FDA told Dollar Tree in its letter. As a result, the FDA initiated a Recall Audit Check (RAC) at Dollar Tree stores, and it was determined that between...

Forecasters project active hurricane season as homeowners remain unprepared for damages

Securing openings in your home, especially the garage, could protect your home from severe hurricane damage, a recent survey said.  (iStock) Homeowners can take steps to prepare their homes against hurricane damage, yet many still need to do so, a recent survey said.  In 2023, 47% of respondents said they had no plan to strengthen their homes against hurricanes, according to the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) survey. Moreover, 59% of respondents said they do not have a plan against what is brewing to be a very active hurricane season this year. Colorado State University hurricane...

Musk looks to bring advertisers back to X after ‘go f— yourself’ comment

Panelists Al Root and Jack Otter discuss how Tesla shareholders voted to reinstate a nearly $50 billion pay package on ‘Barron’s Roundtable.’ Billionaire Elon Musk on Wednesday pitched advertisers on returning to X, formerly Twitter, after the platform saw an exodus of brands amid concerns about content moderation and antisemitic posts. Musk spoke at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity in France, which is an annual event that brings in many leading marketing executives from around the world, and was asked about his remarks in November that advertisers departing X should "go f---...

Steve Jobs’ widow grabs $94 million California lot

Check out what's clicking on FoxBusiness.com The widow of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs reportedly acquired another piece of real estate in sunny Malibu, California.  Laurene Powell Jobs recently became the new owner of a property in the Paradise Cove community that sits right on the Pacific coast, with the transaction costing her an eye-popping $94 million, the Los Angeles Times reported earlier in the week.It reportedly joins the three other lots collectively worth about $80 million that Powell Jobs, who was married to Jobs from 1991 until his death in 2011, has previously snagged...

Why NOW is the Time to Master YouTube Live (A 2024 Guide)

YouTube is the world’s most popular video site in the world, and second most popular website only second to Google. So, anything you can do to get engagement on the platform is already a win. But YouTube isn’t just pre-recorded content anymore. Now, you can live stream directly on YouTube, giving you a more personal connection with your audience.Today, attention is the internet’s most valuable currency. And with the rise of AI, it’s now easier to upload content on YouTube. So, how do we stand out and get noticed by the internet? That’s simple: Live streaming. It captures attention...