Two-year degrees can really pay off

Chef Jerry Vachon (L) works with culinary arts students preparing cheese filling at the Los Angeles Trade-Technical College in Los Angeles, California May 5, 2011 as they train for jobs in the food service industry.   REUTERS/Fred Prouser

It is becoming apparent that some two-year degrees offer much higher earnings than the typical four-year degree - at a fraction of the cost.  Full Article 

Fifteen-year-old Saira (C) cuts shirt threads inside a garment factory in Mumbai August 3, 2010. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Three ways to microfinance better

If you have $25 to spare, you can lend it to an entrepreneur halfway across the world and feel like you are making a small difference.  Full Article 

A warning sign is seen near an electricity pylon in Nottingham, central England, September 10, 2014. Britain risks an electricity crisis this winter which has forced the grid operator to take precautionary measures and will mean greater reliance on imports from Europe where operators face their own supply constraints. National Grid has announced a scheme to encourage utilities to make idle capacity available this winter, something the grid operator had not planned to do until next year.   REUTERS/Darren Staples   (BRITAIN - Tags: BUSINESS ENERGY)

Pensioners risk overestimating benefits

Some U.S. workers who have paid into the Social Security system are in for a rude awakening when the checks start coming: Their benefits could be chopped up to $413 per month without advance warning.  Full Article 

Piggy Banks with Westpac logos on the side are seen at a Westpac Banking Corp branch in Sydney November 4, 2009. Westpac Banking Corp, Australia's third-biggest lender, forecast a fall in bad debts next year, marking the local banking industry's most confident outlook to date, even as it reported a fall in profits.    REUTERS/Tim Wimborne     (AUSTRALIA BUSINESS)
Family Finances

How to bank your child's money

When transitioning from a piggy bank to handling a debit card linked to an active account, financial experts say it is best to start with a trip to a bank, but which one and when? Here are some steps to get started:  Full Article 

Pedestrians walk across Westminster Bridge in front of the Big Ben Clock Tower, in London March 8, 2011.  REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth (BRITAIN - Tags: TRAVEL CITYSCAPE POLITICS) - RTR2JLZ7
Business Travel

Towering city of culture and commerce

ACT-1 Group Founder and chief executive officer Janice Bryant Howroyd on why she loves doing business in and taking time off in London.   Video 

U.S. President Barack Obama signs a presidential memorandum, a Student Aid Bill of Rights to Help Ensure Affordable Loan Repayment, in the Oval Office in Washington, March 10, 2015.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
Saving for College

Student borrowers need relief in bankruptcy

Two changes to the U.S. consumer bankruptcy process could help some of the most trapped student loan borrowers free themselves from a modern-day debtors' prison.  Full Article 

A woman walks out of the ocean following a swim past sunset at Moon Light Beach in Encinitas, California October 28, 2014.    REUTERS/Mike Blake

The best place to retire? You get to pick

Reuters has teamed up with Zillow to give you the power to customize a list of your best places to retire. Learn how to use our interactive tool to help you determine the cities and towns that meet your criteria.   Full Article 

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