5 Financial Questions to Ask Before Getting an Online Degree

5 Financial Questions to Ask Before Getting an Online Degree

Students should find out about costs for the entire program – and what happens to financial aid if studies are interrupted.​ If you’re not making progress toward your online degree, talk to......

6 Things to Consider Before Taking Online Classes at Another Institution

6 Things to Consider Before Taking Online Classes at Another Institution

[b]Make sure taking online courses at another institution doesn’t become an administrative mess.[/b] ​Students who fall behind or want to accelerate in school may opt to enroll in online......

PM award for London lawyer supporting charity initiative

PM award for London lawyer supporting charity initiative

A legal professional using her network to help build a London base for a charity supporting people living with neurological conditions has been named a Point of Light by Prime Minister David......

Now You Can Get Your FICO Score for Just $1 — With a Catch

Now You Can Get Your FICO Score for Just $1 — With a Catch

[b]Cassandra Hubbart/AOL[/b] “The Fair Credit Reporting Act requires each of the nationwide credit reporting companies — Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion — to provide you with a free copy......

New FICO Score Factors in Utilities, How Often You Move

New FICO Score Factors in Utilities, How Often You Move

FICO, creator of some of the most widely used credit scores in the U.S., is readying a new scoring formula designed to help high-risk consumers access credit, The Wall Street Journal reported......

10 Ways to Protect Yourself From Identity Theft During the Holidays

10 Ways to Protect Yourself From Identity Theft During the Holidays

As the shopping season picks up, so does theft activity. ‘Tis the season to be on guard when it comes to your money and identity. With all the extra shopping you’re going to be doing as we......

Oops! 6 Holiday Costs We Forget to Budget For

Oops! 6 Holiday Costs We Forget to Budget For

Make a list and check it twice as you financially prepare for the holiday season. Don’t let these holiday extras derail your budget. The National Retail Federation predicts that the average......

5 Most Memorable Credit Card Perks

5 Most Memorable Credit Card Perks

Jack Dempsey/APCredit cards can give you behind the scenes access, say, for Denver Broncos’ training camp. By Christine DiGangi Freebies are among the many benefits of having a credit card.......

Sparky’s prank may cost ASU $120,000

Sparky’s prank may cost ASU $120,000

An Arizona State University mascot’s hijinks could wind up costing the university more than $100,000. Tempe Councilman David Schapira has filed a claim against ASU over injuries he sustained......

Mesa marchers aim to keep Salt River horses free

Mesa marchers aim to keep Salt River horses free

Couples holding signs, kids waving banners, moms pushing strollers and teenagers snapping photos marched along a Mesa street Saturday afternoon in support of protecting the almost 100 horses that......

Higher interest rates push mortgage applications down 0.8%

Higher interest rates push mortgage applications down 0.8%

Mortgage interest rates rose to the highest level in a month, pouring cold water on applications. Total volume fell 0.8 percent last week from the previous week on a seasonally adjusted basis,......

First-time homebuyers fall, ‘desire to own’ jumps

First-time homebuyers fall, ‘desire to own’ jumps

Housing is recovering in sales and prices, but one segment is stubbornly weak and getting weaker. The share of first-time buyers fell to the lowest level in nearly three decades, just 32 percent of......

San Francisco in housing ‘correction’

San Francisco in housing ‘correction’

San Francisco homes are still some of the priciest in the nation, but sales of those houses are showing significant weakness. September sales were down 19.5 percent in the city from a year ago,......

Which city has the best housing deals?

Which city has the best housing deals?

Along with the housing recovery has come a steep climb in home values and ever-weakening affordability. Tight supply in markets across the nation has only exacerbated the price pinch. There are,......

Investors commit US$1.2bn for China Re IPO

Investors commit US$1.2bn for China Re IPO

Cornerstone investors have committed about US$1.12 billion to China Re as it seeks to launch its IPO in Hong Kong, according to a report. China Re, the largest reinsurance company in China and the......

Returns on China’s variable life insurance products plunge

Returns on China’s variable life insurance products plunge

A report released by Sinolink Securities showed that China’s variable life insurance products have posted investment returns of -11.43% on average during the third quarter of this year. Variable......

Asian insurers face QE conundrum

Asian insurers face QE conundrum

More than half of Asian insurers now say they are planning to increase their risk exposure, according to a new survey by BlackRock, even as the US Federal Reserve seems on the verge of a shift in......

Managing natural catastrophes in South Asia

Managing natural catastrophes in South Asia

South Asia faces an immense challenge in trying to find ways of protecting communities from natural catastrophes. Consider that only 9% of households have taken out earthquake insurance in......

The (very) long road to Asean integration

The (very) long road to Asean integration

For all the fine talk about Asean, realists are acutely aware that cross-border integration is a long, slow process even in the best circumstances. The European example is illustrative. It is more......

Premiums growing faster than economy in emerging Asia

Premiums growing faster than economy in emerging Asia

Lloyd’s has said that emerging Asia’s insurance industry is rapidly developing, with growth in gross written premiums overtaking the region’s economic growth. CEO Inga Beale stated that the......

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