The Middletown Press : Personal Finance http://business-news.thestreet.com/the-middletown-press en https://www.mainstreet.com/article/1-is-here-but-not-for-long $1 Is Here, But Not For Long http://business-news.thestreet.com/the-middletown-press/story/1-here-not-long/1 The volatility in crude oil prices amid the global glut has increased the downward pressure on gasoline prices with one station in Kansas dropping to… Thu, 11 Feb 2016 16:47:00 EST https://www.mainstreet.com/article/spending-behind-your-partners-back-is-basically-still-cheating Spending Behind Your Partner's Back Is Basically Still Cheating http://business-news.thestreet.com/the-middletown-press/story/spending-behind-your-partners-back-basically-still-cheating/1 If you're opening a line of credit without your spouse's knowledge and spending behind their back, is it cheating? One person's splurge is another's maintained… Thu, 11 Feb 2016 16:46:00 EST urn:article:13456938 A Blow-By-Blow Comparison Of the Major Presidential Candidates’ Tax Plans http://business-news.thestreet.com/the-middletown-press/story/a-blow-by-blow-comparison-of-the-major-presidential-candidatesrsquo-tax-plans/13456938 It's a wild race for the Republican and Democratic presidential candidates, as candidates in both parties gear up for the South Carolina primary and the… Thu, 11 Feb 2016 15:59:00 EST urn:article:13456759 Spending Behind Your Partner's Back Is Still Kind of Cheating http://business-news.thestreet.com/the-middletown-press/story/spending-behind-your-partners-back-is-still-kind-of-cheating/13456759 If you're opening a line of credit without your spouse's knowledge and spending behind their back, is it cheating? One person's splurge is another's maintained… Thu, 11 Feb 2016 14:40:00 EST urn:article:13454403 Why Janet Yellen Is Downplaying the Odds of Interest-Rate Cuts http://business-news.thestreet.com/the-middletown-press/story/why-janet-yellen-is-downplaying-the-odds-of-interest-rate-cuts/13454403 This article, originally published at 9:34 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, has been updated with testimony from a Senate committee hearing. Federal Reserve… Thu, 11 Feb 2016 13:11:00 EST urn:article:13456485 $1 Gas Is Here, But Will Your Savings Be Long-Term? http://business-news.thestreet.com/the-middletown-press/story/1-gas-is-here-but-will-your-savings-be-long-term/13456485 The volatility in crude oil prices amid the global glut has increased the downward pressure on gasoline prices with one station in Kansas dropping to… Thu, 11 Feb 2016 12:09:00 EST urn:article:13456237 Can You Really See with Online Discount Eyeglasses? http://business-news.thestreet.com/the-middletown-press/story/can-you-really-see-with-online-discount-eyeglasses/13456237 You could pay well upwards of $200 for prescription glasses - $500 and up with a designer frame - or you could pay under $100,… Thu, 11 Feb 2016 10:39:00 EST urn:article:13455922 Plan On Squandering Your Tax Refund? Think Again http://business-news.thestreet.com/the-middletown-press/story/plan-on-squandering-your-tax-refund-think-again/13455922 With April 15 on the horizon, a taxpayer's gaze turns to the refund and how to spend this working person's idea of a financial largesse.… Thu, 11 Feb 2016 08:57:00 EST urn:article:13455820 How Retirees Can Fight to Block Financial Shock http://business-news.thestreet.com/the-middletown-press/story/how-retirees-can-fight-to-block-financial-shock/13455820 Julie Rains, a personal finance writer located in Winston-Salem, N.C., doesn't want to be one of those retirement savers who's blindsided by severe, downward-spiraling stock… Thu, 11 Feb 2016 08:24:00 EST https://www.mainstreet.com/article/what-will-a-rate-hike-will-do-for-your-investments What Will a Rate Hike Will Do for Your Investments? http://business-news.thestreet.com/the-middletown-press/story/what-will-rate-hike-will-do-your-investments/1 The markets have been turbulent since the Federal Reserve announced its rate hike in December. That is not your cue to panic. More than four… Wed, 10 Feb 2016 16:39:00 EST