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Your Weekly Recommendations Monday, July 24, 2017
 
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State pension changes will cost 7 million people £10,000 each
The Guardian • Jessica Elgot
Harvest Capital Credit: ~10% Yielding Monthly Payer, But Coverage Is Weak
Seeking Alpha • Sure Dividend
Surge in due diligence activity brings flood of business to big four
The Economic Times of India • Sachin Dave
Kids choose business camp over color wars
CNBC
Oregon's retirement plan highlights America's retirement problem
The Hill • Chris Lu, Jeff Rosenberger, Opinion Contributors
When Retirement Makes You Unhappy
Forbes • Contributor, Next Avenue
Millions Of People Think They'll Default On Loans In The Next 12 Months
Forbes • Contributor, Erik Sherman
When student debt payoff becomes complicated by identity theft
Los Angeles Times • Liz Weston
Blackstone Mortgage 7.9% Dividend Yield Is Not Good Enough
Seeking Alpha • Colorado Wealth Management Fund
What You Should Know About Credit Scores
The New York Times • Joshua Rosenblat
 
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Aging, Pensions & Retirement Plans
State pension changes will cost 7 million people £10,000 each
The GuardianJessica Elgot
More than 7 million people will lose just under £10,000 each because of new government plans to increase the state pension age earlier than planned. Last week the government announced it would raise the state pension age to 68 for those now...
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Finance, Investment Industry
Harvest Capital Credit: ~10% Yielding Monthly Payer, But Coverage Is Weak
Seeking AlphaSure Dividend
Written by Bob Ciura on July 21st, 2017, for Sure Dividend. Business Development Companies, or BDCs, are a popular investment class among income investors. BDCs pay dividend yields that far exceed the yields available from other asset classes. For example, the S&P...
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Economic Policy, Finance
Surge in due diligence activity brings flood of business to big four
The Economic Times of IndiaSachin Dave
MUMBAI: Due diligence has always been a more profitable business for the Big Four and work is aplenty in an India buzzing with more mergers and acquisitions (M&As) and private equity (PE) deals than ever before. EY, PwC, Deloitte and KPMG have...
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Economic Policy, Finance
Kids choose business camp over color wars
CNBC
Forget color wars, more kids are choosing camps that focus on finance.
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Finance, Investment Industry
Oregon's retirement plan highlights America's retirement problem
The HillChris Lu, Jeff Rosenberger, Opinion Contributors
The opportunity to retire should be universal. Yet half of the private sector workforce in the United States lacks access to retirement savings due to high administrative costs and limited resources. At small businesses with fewer than 100 employees, 32 million American...
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Pensions & Retirement Plans
When Retirement Makes You Unhappy
ForbesContributor, Next Avenue
These three people tried retirement and found that it didn't suit them. Here's what they did, or are doing, about it to be more fulfilled.
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Economic Policy, Health Insurance
Millions Of People Think They'll Default On Loans In The Next 12 Months
ForbesContributor, Erik Sherman
Many consumers of all income groups expect to miss a loan payment within the next 12 months. That should scare everyone.
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Colleges & Universities, Federal K-12 Policy
When student debt payoff becomes complicated by identity theft
Los Angeles TimesLiz Weston
Dear Liz: I went back to school in 2002 to get my teaching credential. I took out several student loans and set up a repayment plan upon graduating with automatic deduction out of my checking account. Several years ago, the IRS started...
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Mortgages, Personal Finance
Blackstone Mortgage 7.9% Dividend Yield Is Not Good Enough
Seeking AlphaColorado Wealth Management Fund
Summary Blackstone Mortgage Trust is a solid mortgage REIT but is currently overvalued. Granite Point Mortgage Trust has a very similar portfolio and is sold at a materially better valuation. I have a strong buy rating for GPMT and have shares in...
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Credit Cards, Credit Services
What You Should Know About Credit Scores
The New York TimesJoshua Rosenblat
When I applied for my first credit card after college, I felt ready to take a big step in my life. Most of the people I knew used credit cards to pay for things — expensive, liberating things like laptops and airplane...
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