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These books could be game changers for your money

These books could be game changers for your money

Finance
How to talk to your kids about moneyThe crisp fall air may put you in mind of getting back to the budget after a summer slide. No better time to hit the books. There is no end to niche money books out there specializing in everything from student debt to retirement saving to investing. But for those who are hankering for a big picture view on your money, here are our picks for personal finance life changers:  "The Total Money Makeover" by Dave Ramsey Once you start talking to people who have "gotten on track" with their money, it's amazing to hear how often people talk about the impact "The Total Money Makeover" had on their lives. This action-oriented bootcamp for your financial life isn't so much aimed at your money as it is at your behaviors involving money. Ramsey, a folksy radio hos
These are the top risks that could derail a good retirement plan

These are the top risks that could derail a good retirement plan

Finance
Ask any experienced financial planner what causes a retirement plan to fail, and they will likely agree that it is never a result of bad portfolio returns. So if a poorly performing portfolio is not the problem, then what is? Some of the answers may surprise you. Here are examples of how life's circumstances can derail even the best retirement plan, and what to do to avoid, fix or repair it.With improvements in medical treatment and increases in longevity, an unexpected illness when you are in your 60s, 70s or 80s may drag on longer than it did just a decade ago. One of the first things you should do is to learn how your current employee benefits (or those of your spouse) work and understand how the employer treats retiree health benefits. What will be the implications of that plan in reti...
Scientists: Climate change could cause storms like Harvey

Scientists: Climate change could cause storms like Harvey

Technology
By the time the rain stops, Harvey will have dumped about 1 million gallons of water for every man, woman and child in southeastern Texas — a soggy, record-breaking glimpse of the wet and wild future global warming could bring, scientists say. While scientists are quick to say climate change didn't cause Harvey and that they haven't determined yet whether the storm was made worse by global warming, they do note that warmer air and water mean wetter and possibly more intense hurricanes in the future. "This is the kind of thing we are going to get more of," said Princeton University climate scientist Michael Oppenheimer. "This storm should serve as warning." There's a scientifically accepted method for determining if some wild weather event has the fingerprints of man-made climate change, a
Manchester United FC news: How Jose Mourinho could fit Lukaku and Ibrahimovic into starting line-up

Manchester United FC news: How Jose Mourinho could fit Lukaku and Ibrahimovic into starting line-up

Sports
Zlatan Ibrahimovichas re-signed for Manchester United, agreeing a one-year contract and being handed the number 10 shirt.He's currently recovering from a serious knee injury sustained in April, but once he returns to fitness, he'll be vying for a place in the starting line-up.The arrival of Romelu Lukaku has somewhat complicated his place in the team, though, so talkSPORT.com has taken a look at how the pair could both slot into Jose Mourinho's XI.Read on to see three possible formations featuring Lukaku and Ibrahimovic up top.In a 3-5-2 formation:Mourinho toyed with a back three towards the end of last season, before re-establishing a back four over pre-season and at the start of the new campaign. If the Portuguese manager wants to pack his midfield to accomodate Lukaku and Ibrahimovic, h...
Google and Facebook could be fined billions

Google and Facebook could be fined billions

Technology
Google and Facebook could face fines stretching into billions of pounds if they breach users' privacy under a new law.The fines are part of the Data Protection Bill which the Government is introducing to give citizens more control over their data.It will place new requirements on companies about how they are allowed to hold and use data on ordinary citizens.In the case of the most serious breaches of these rules, it allows the data regulator, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), to fine companies £17m or 4% of their global turnover, whichever is higher.The fines for the largest companies which use individuals' data to sell advertisements, such as Google and Facebook, could stretch to billions of pounds.Neil Brown, a solicitor at Decoded Legal, a law firm specialising in digital law