Topics :: money

Three Steps to Creating a Personal Financial Plan

By David Auten and John R. Schneider | Saturday May 31, 2014
Many people have a negative perception of a budget, but a good budget can actually liberate you. Here are tips on how to save and prosper.

Money Matters :: Debit or Credit?

By Ric Reilly | Friday Mar 28, 2014
I am never asked, because I don’t use a debit card. There is not a debit card in my wallet. When one arrives from the bank I immediately cut it up and dispose of it. And here’s why...

Forbes: Only 7 of the World’s Billionaires are Gay

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Mar 11, 2014
Gains in riches have increased among women and people across the world, but according to the recent Forbes Billionaires List, only seven of the world’s 1,645 billionaires are openly gay, and five of them are American.

The Money Man :: How to Choose the Right Bank

By Ric Reilly | Sunday Feb 16, 2014
Many think that when they deposit their money in the bank, the bank has that money for their use, on their demand. Nothing is actually further from the truth.

Same-Sex Marriage Will Generate Over $166 Million in First Three Years

Friday Nov 16, 2012
Extending marriage to same-sex couples in Maine, Maryland, and Washington State will generate over $166 million in wedding spending in the first three years.

Retirement Planning for LGBT Couples

By Angela Giampolo | Tuesday Oct 16, 2012
Same-sex families are notoriously susceptible to asset loss, thanks to anti-gay DOMA legislation and lack of federal tax shelters. But financial programs like Wells Fargo’s Accredited Domestic Partnership Advisor program addresses the unique needs.

Former Head of Bronx, N.Y., LGBT Center Allegedly Embezzled $338K

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Jun 27, 2012
Lisa Winters, an official from the LGBT center in the New York City borough of the Bronx was arrested last week for allegedly embezzling $338,000 from the organization.

Gay British Couple Wins More Than $1M in Lottery

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday May 31, 2012
A U.K. gay couple won a lottery prize of £1 million (about $1,555,000) last week and it is believed that they are the first British gay couple in civil ceremony to claim the prize.

Swiss Cheese at the Mercy of Strong Swiss Franc

By JOHN HEILPRIN | Monday Sep 12, 2011
The dramatic slide in sales of Emmental, popularly known as "Swiss cheese" in North America, is caused by the strength of the Swiss franc, a financial phenomenon that is driving down profits in sectors across all of export-driven Switzerland.

GLBT Community More Upbeat About Personal Finances and US Economy

Wednesday Jan 19, 2011
Based on several earlier surveys conducted by Harris Interactive, lesbians and gay men have consistently held more optimistic views on the economy.