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Posts Tagged ‘Finance’

UA Professor Discovers Mergers Don’t Help the Largest Banks

A University of Alabama professor’s research finds that most banks can benefit from mergers, but the largest banks don’t benefit because they have exhausted their potential gains.

UA Matters: Smart Steps for Getting Out of Debt

The University of Alabama’s Dr. Melissa Wilmarth offers steps that will help you reduce your debt level.

UA Matters: Paying for your Child’s Education

The University of Alabama’s Dr. Robert McLeod offers suggestions to reduce the burden of student debt.

UA Matters: Difference Between Good and Bad Debt

We live in a world where debt is a regular occurrence, and managing debt effectively to build a strong credit history is important for all consumers. All debt is not created equal; there is good debt, and there is bad debt. It is important to remember that debt and its categorization (good vs. bad) is […]

UA Business School Reaches Out with New Diversity Initiative

A new initiative at The University of Alabama’s Culverhouse College of Commerce aims to recruit and reach out to rising high school seniors with diverse backgrounds who are enrolled in magnet and accelerated programs.

UA to Host Alabama Personal Finance Challenge

The University of Alabama College of Human Environmental Sciences department of consumer sciences will host the Alabama Personal Finance Challenge April 15.

UA Matters: How to File Tax Return Extensions

As the April 15 filing deadline draws near, some taxpayers may be tempted to request an automatic extension of time to file their personal federal income tax returns. The University of Alabama’s Dr. Shane Stinson offers some key points to consider before requesting such an extension. Ways to request an extension: Individuals who are unable to […]

UA Matters: Energy Savings in the Kitchen

Because the kitchen contains many large and small appliances that are used daily, the kitchen is a good area to reduce energy. The University of Alabama’s Greg McKelvey shares some simple ways to help cut costs of energy and water. Dishwashers use an average of 15 gallons of hot water per load, plus electricity needed […]

UA Matters: Protecting Yourself Against Identity Theft

The University of Alabama’s Caroline Fulmer helps consumers understand how identity theft occurs, steps to minimize the chances of being a victim and where to get help if they are a victim.

UA Matters: How to Use Energy-Efficient Lighting

The average household spends about 10 percent of its energy costs on lighting. The University of Alabama’s Greg McKelvey provides some basic tips on how to keep those costs as low as possible. Turn off incandescent lights whenever they are not needed, and turn off fluorescent lights when they will not be needed for 10 […]

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