A financial checklist for traveling abroad

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9/17/2014 3:00 PM ET | By Theresa Kim, U.S. News & World Report Save yourself a headache. Take care of these money matters before stepping on the plane. Before heading overseas, travelers plan what to see and do, but they often forget about the financial planning involved with a trip until it’s too late. Besides basic preparations, like making copies of your bank account and credit card information, there are a number of financial measures that can potentially save you from myriad problems while ...

Clean up that cluttered portfolio

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An investment portfolio can be like a closet or a garage, collecting random stuff until it's cluttered and in need of some serious cleaning. Cleaning up a portfolio, though, is about more than mere organizing; it can save money, smooth out investment returns and, later in life, make it simpler for family members should they need to help manage your finances. On the agenda should be trimming back on brokerage accounts and consolidating old retirement plans. Niche investments can be pruned, as ...

Forex – EUR/USD steady as market weighs U.S. CPI data, Fed outlook

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Investing.com - Investing.com - The euro dipped against dollar on Wednesday, giving back earlier gains though held steady after a soft U.S. consumer price index and expectations for the Federal Reserve to hold off on signaling when interest rates may rise prompted investors to avoid the greenback. In U.S. trading, EUR/USD was down 0.06% at 1.2956, up from a session low of 1.2943 and off a high of 1.2981. The pair was likely to find support at 1.2907, Monday's low, and resistance at 1.2994, Tuesday's high. The Federal Reserve later in the session will release its latest statement on monetary policy, with investors in standby mode ahead of time. The dollar slipped against the euro earlier on soft consumer inflation data, though the single currency gave back gains on uncertainty over whether or not the U.S. central bank will hint at when benchmark interest ...

Forex – GBP/USD firms on Scotland referendum poll, Fed uncertainty

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Investing.com - Investing.com - The pound rose against the dollar on Wednesday after a poll revealed more in Scotland may favor staying in the U.K. than seceding, while a looming Federal Reserve statement on monetary policy due out later softened the dollar. In U.S. trading on Wednesday, GBP/USD was up 0.29% at 1.6323, up from a session low of 1.6249 and off a high of 1.6358. Cable was likely to find support at 1.6160, Tuesday's low, and resistance at 1.6644, the high from Sept. 1. A poll released earlier found that 51% of Scots favored voting no on breaking away from the U.K., while 49% favored independence. The pound firmed on the news, as recent polls gave the secessionists the majority, though the race was still seen as neck-and-neck with those still on the fence able to tip Thursday's vote in any direction. A strong ...

Forex – Pound hits session highs before Fed, Scotland vote

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Investing.com - Investing.com - The pound rose to session highs against the dollar on Wednesday boosted by opinion polls showing support for the no vote narrowly in the lead ahead of Scotland's independence referendum on Thursday, as investors also awaited the Federal Reserve's rate statement later in the session. GBP/USD was last up 0.47% to 1.6351, the most since September 4. Cable was likely to find support at around 1.6220 and resistance at the 1.6400 level. Sterling was boosted after recent opinion polls indicated that support for the yes campaign had retaken a narrow lead ahead of Thursday's referendum. The pound dropped to 10 month lows against the dollar last week after polls showed that support for the Scottish pro-independence campaign was on track for a narrow victory. Since then opinion polls have indicated that support for the "Better Together" campaign has regained momentum, but ...

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