Why parents should teach their kids to give

Financial education often stresses the importance of earning and saving, but new research suggests that one of the most valuable lessons parents can teach their children about money might be how to appropriately give it away.

College students and credit card debt—parents at fault?

Parents need to be good role models to help their children make sensible financial decisions, according to Adam Hancock and his team, from East Carolina University in the US. Their work highlights that parents who argue about ...

Google pays $7M fine to settle Wi-Fi privacy case (Update 2)

Google will pay a $7 million fine to settle a multistate investigation into a snoopy software program that enabled the Internet search leader to intercept emails, passwords and other sensitive information sent several years ...

Breaking the cycle between family violence and homelessness

Women who become homeless as a result of family and domestic violence are also facing legal and financial issues that make it hard for them to make a fresh start, according to an evaluation report on the Safe as Houses pilot ...

Biodiversity meeting begins with funding plea

A major UN meeting designed to safeguard the world's natural resources began Monday with appeals to ensure that biodiversity does not become a victim of the global financial crisis.

'Issues' article urges bold action on natural disasters

Although natural disasters are becoming more common and more expensive, human and financial losses can be greatly reduced through incentives to purchase insurance and install protective measures, according to an article in ...

EU set to miss 'green' budget target: watchdog

The European Union risks missing its target of spending 20 percent of its budget on action to tackle climate change, the bloc's financial watchdog said on Tuesday.

New research: Optimize open floor plans by shuffling workstations

Companies that hope to avoid long-term stagnation can jolt employees into creative thinking by forcing them to sit alongside unfamiliar coworkers in open work spaces, according to new research from the Tepper School of Business ...

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