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Spring Clean Your Finances with These Tips From a Financial Expert

Wanting to rid yourself of paper bills but don't know what to keep? A Kansas State University financial planner explains what you can toss and why cleaning your financial health is about more than just trashing some documents.

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Recession Linked to Significant and Sustained Increase in Major Depression

The recent Great Recession was accompanied by a significant and sustained increase in major depression in U.S. adults, according to a Loyola study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry.

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Standing Up for Banking for the Public Good

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The UK banking system has had a lot of press recently, mostly for negative reasons as bankers’ bonuses, foreign exchange rate fixing and a rise in interest rates have grabbed the headlines. The British public are being warned of tough times continuing as the country recovers from recession and pays back its national debt. But will the UK’s financial system ever change? Are big banks really serving the UK public well or is self-interest the real of the UK’s high street banks.

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Tax-Efficient Mutual Fund Managers Savvier Than Their Peers, Study Shows

Tax-efficient mutual funds perform better before and after taxes, according to new research from the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin.

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Twitter Sentiment Plays Role in IPO Performance

In a new study from Johns Hopkins University, two researchers have taken this idea a step further to consider how tweets affect the performances of initial public offerings (IPOs). They believe that their paper is the first to look closely at the connection between Twitter sentiment and IPOs.

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April Rural Mainstreet Index Remains Negative

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The April Rural Mainstreet Index indicates the strong U.S. dollar is impacting the Rural Mainstreet economy

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Expecting Higher Prices Can Spur Spending

When consumers expect higher inflation ahead, they become more willing to spend on the spot, according to new research from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

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How Limiting CEO Pay Can Be More Effective, Less Costly

Forthcoming paper in Review of Financial Studies offers insights into the political economy of executive-compensation reform

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Tax Expert Available to Discuss End of Tax Season Issues

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Bumpy Road Ahead For The Highway Trust Fund, Say Texas A&M Researchers