Tag Archives: Finance

TIAA-CREF Bought Brazilian Farmland From Notorious Land Grabber, Report Says

From NPR News

The U.S. investment company TIAA-CREF has amassed vast holdings of Brazilian farmland through a joint venture that has done business with one of the country’s most notorious “land grabbers,” according to a report published by a nonprofit group.

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Did You Know You Can Lower Your Student Loan Payments? I Didn’t

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From NPR News

Here’s what I remember about the beginning of the night: I’d planned to stay up late, for work. Later than usual, to watch President Obama’s State of the Union address.

It was cold outside, January in D.C. A snowstorm was coming, and the digital antenna for my TV wasn’t behaving. I was getting up often to adjust it.

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Most school districts withhold salary data from California state controller

From The Sacramento Bee

When the State Controller’s Office asked school districts to hand over salary data, about 70 percent of the public school systems across the state – and a slightly higher share in Sacramento County – did not provide the requested information.

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Want A Financial Adviser? Here Are Some Things To Look For

From NPR News

The first thing to realize about financial advice is that it’s not free — and it often costs more than you think. That’s what Morra Aarons-Mele found when she decided to find a financial adviser after she inherited an IRA from her father.

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Is Wall Street Eating Your 401(k) Nest Egg?

From NPR News

Americans collectively are losing billions of dollars a year out of their retirement accounts because they’re paying excessive fees, according to researchers studying thousands of employer-sponsored retirement plans across the country.

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