The News-Herald : Personal Finance http://business-news.thestreet.com/the-news-herald en http://www.mainstreet.com/article/fidelity-offers-richer-rewards-by-matching-ira-contributions-like-a-401k-plan Fidelity Offers Richer Rewards By Matching IRA Contributions Like A 401(k) Plan http://business-news.thestreet.com/the-news-herald/story/fidelity-offers-richer-rewards-matching-ira-contributions-401k-plan/1 NEW YORK (MainStreet) — Eli Romy works part time in retail at a sporting goods store in downtown Manhattan, but the 31-year-old has high hopes… Fri, 06 Mar 2015 06:45:00 EST http://www.mainstreet.com/article/paying-off-your-spouses-debt-could-lower-both-your-credit-scores Paying Off Your Spouse’s Debt Could Lower Both Your Credit Scores http://business-news.thestreet.com/the-news-herald/story/paying-your-spouse’s-debt-could-lower-both-your-credit-scores/1 NEW YORK (MainStreet) —A couple of years ago, Ryan Miller, a 46-year old medical device salesman, sought the advice of Vickie Adams, a certified financial… Fri, 06 Mar 2015 06:30:00 EST http://www.mainstreet.com/article/consumers-dont-trust-mobile-payments-cash-remains-most-secure-payment-method Consumers Don’t Trust Mobile Payments: Cash Remains Most Secure Payment Method http://business-news.thestreet.com/the-news-herald/story/consumers-don’t-trust-mobile-payments-cash-remains-most-secure-payment-method/1 NEW YORK (MainStreet) — You hand the cashier a buck or two, get a little change in return and your Snickers bar is bought and… Fri, 06 Mar 2015 06:15:00 EST http://www.mainstreet.com/article/5-rogue-student-loan-debt-collectors-fired-by-department-of-education-fires 5 Rogue Student Loan Debt Collectors Fired by Department of Education http://business-news.thestreet.com/the-news-herald/story/5-rogue-student-loan-debt-collectors-fired-department-education/1 NEW YORK (MainStreet) — The Department of Education (ED) has been criticized for not keeping better tabs on debt collectors that go after students who… Thu, 05 Mar 2015 15:47:00 EST http://www.mainstreet.com/article/how-to-avoid-making-a-bad-hire-follow-this-one-easy-tip How to Avoid Making a Bad Hire: Follow This One Easy Tip http://business-news.thestreet.com/the-news-herald/story/how-avoid-making-bad-hire-follow-one-easy-tip/1 NEW YORK (MainStreet) — Those involved in hiring know that it can be a tedious slog, to say the least. Not only is the process… Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:05:00 EST http://www.mainstreet.com/article/moissante-is-gaining-in-popularity-as-an-alternative-to-diamond Moissanite Is Gaining in Popularity as an Alternative to Diamond http://business-news.thestreet.com/the-news-herald/story/moissanite-gaining-popularity-alternative-diamond/1 NEW YORK (MainStreet) — Diamonds represent 41% of overall retail jewelry sales, but in recent years, moissanite has been gaining in popularity on the diamond,… Thu, 05 Mar 2015 10:15:00 EST http://www.mainstreet.com/article/moving-violations-cause-car-insurance-costs-to-quadruple-in-some-states Moving Violations Cause Car Insurance Costs to Quadruple in Some States http://business-news.thestreet.com/the-news-herald/story/moving-violations-cause-car-insurance-costs-quadruple-some-states/1 NEW YORK (MainStreet) — The speeding ticket you received in North Carolina is likely to cost more than if you had been caught driving over… Thu, 05 Mar 2015 09:11:00 EST http://www.mainstreet.com/article/tax-time-for-freelancers-is-about-more-than-quarterly-payments Tax Time for Freelancers Is About More Than Quarterly Payments http://business-news.thestreet.com/the-news-herald/story/tax-time-freelancers-about-more-quarterly-payments/1 NEW YORK (MainStreet) – The premise of this piece started out simply enough: Is it easier for a taxpaying freelancer to pay quarterly or to… Thu, 05 Mar 2015 08:30:00 EST http://www.mainstreet.com/article/student-loan-defaults-started-to-rise-before-the-great-recession-says-new-york-fed Student Loan Defaults Started to Rise Before the Great Recession, Says New York Fed http://business-news.thestreet.com/the-news-herald/story/student-loan-defaults-started-rise-the-great-recession-says-new-york-fed/1 NEW YORK (MainStreet) — The conventional wisdom about the Great Recession is that people who left college during that era were going to be pulled… Thu, 05 Mar 2015 06:30:00 EST http://www.mainstreet.com/article/do-the-red-light-cameras-draining-your-wallet-make-roads-less-safe Do the Red Light Cameras Draining Your Wallet Make Roads Less Safe? http://business-news.thestreet.com/the-news-herald/story/do-the-red-light-cameras-draining-your-wallet-make-roads-less-safe/1 NEW YORK (MainStreet) — The envelope quietly lands in your mailbox, but when you open it, there will be loud curses. That’s because, across America,… Thu, 05 Mar 2015 06:15:00 EST