Let the Bank strike a balance between savers and borrowers 

But other aspects of the way in which the MPC operates could and should be reviewed by May’s government. First, it is not clear that the 2pc inflation target is the right benchmark for the MPC since the financial crisis. If wages are growing at 2-3pc, an inflation target between zero and 1pc may make more sense. Economists worry that this may take us closer to deflation, but the threat… Read Article →


AT&T to sell smartphone insurance for broken phone screens

This coverage will be available for owners of any of eight models of mobile devices. AT&T has announced that it will be selling smartphone insurance to cover a limited number of device models. This policy is designed to be somewhat different than the standard cell phone coverage. The broken phone screen insurance from AT&T will let customers obtain same day repairs. Overall, the smartphone insurance from AT&T sounds like the… Read Article →


Employers can save by investing in employee wellness

Sponsor content from Carolinas HealthCare Employers should engage employees in establishing the focus and direction of a program to… more Image provided by Getty Images (StockFinland) When an employee of your company is healthy, they’re not the only one who feels the benefits. A healthy, thriving workforce also makes for a more profitable business. One way to get there is through workplace health programs, which can have a significant return… Read Article →

You've misspelled "3000% rate decrease"

Again. From FoIB Jeff M: “Arizona’s Obamacare marketplace rates are set to skyrocket as the state’s two remaining insurers in the marketplace raise their rates 50-75 percent.” #Winning! Original content copyright © InsureBlog Source


FTSE 100 slides and pound flounders below $1.23 after Draghi says ECB did not discuss extending QE

Also on the agenda today:  Interim results: Lombard Risk Management Trading update: London Stock Exchange Group, International Personal Finance, Segro Economics: Public sector net borrowing (UK), CBI industrial order expectations (UK), Philly Fed manufacturing index (US), unemployment claims (US), existing home sales (US), CB leading index m/m (US), natural gas storage (US), PPI m/m (GER), current account (EU), minimum bid rate (EU), ECB press conference (EU), consumer confidence (EU) Source

Proposed RAISE Act Would Help Families Pay for Healthcare Costs

St. Louis, MO, October 19, 2016 –(PR.com)– An important bill now working its way through Congress could help consumers save on healthcare by significantly increasing the benefits allowed under Flexible Spending Account (FSA) plans. Millions of Americans utilize FSAs through their employers. These accounts are funded with employees’ pre-tax dol-lars, and they are an efficient way for consumers to save money when paying for out-of-pocket healthcare expenses generally not covered… Read Article →


Phoenix Suns team dentist opens downtown Phoenix office

Dr. John Badolato, founder of Studio B Smiles, is in his ninth season as the team dentist… more Dr. John Badolato, founder of Studio B Smiles in Scottsdale and team dentist of the Phoenix Suns, has opened a second office in downtown Phoenix. The new office is within the $7.9 million, 28,000-square-fooot multi-specialty clinic the Phoenix Suns, Phoenix Mercury and Iasis Healthcare Corp. opened earlier this year near the Talking… Read Article →


Health Sharing Ministries: Information Bleg

I recently wrote about a product, newly available to me, that relies “on the kindness of strangers” to help pay medical bills. Today, I learned about another new (to me) product that also relies (but only in part) on this Health Care Sharing Ministry concept. One of the sticking points is that all of them do require a “statement of faith;” I’m not sure how well that might go over,… Read Article →


BHP Billiton's iron ore output falls 6pc

“We have seen early signs of markets rebalancing,” chief executive Andrew Mackenzie said. “Fundamentals suggest both oil and gas markets will improve over the next 12 to 18 months, and while iron ore and metallurgical coal prices have rallied this year, BHP expects supply to grow more quickly than demand in the near term. “Together, the combination of steadier markets, continued capital discipline, improved productivity and increased volumes in copper,… Read Article →