11 Money Habits That Make You Look Financially Immature
By Kentin Waits
Our culture loves the tortured rebel — that character who flies in the face of convention and refuses to grow up. It's the stuff of great filmmaking. But when it comes to money matters, putting your inner child in charge carries some serious consequences (after all, debt, poverty, and a steady diet of Hot Pockets doesn't look so great on a 30-year-old).
If you're ready to reinvent your financial life, stop acting like a kid. Here are the money habits that make you look financially immature
1. Spending extravagantly
If you regularly blow your budget to keep up with Joneses, you probably view money as a game piece in a never-ending competition of conspicuous consumption. But while you're trying to amass more toys, your peers are gradually — and quite inconspicuously — building long-term financial security.
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Spectra (Abadi announces 'solution package' amid protests)--------aqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi By Haydar Karaalp BAGHDAD Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Sunday announced 10,000 civil servants would be appointed in Basra province, which has been hit by week-long protests over poor living standards.
Abadi also instructed officials to find urgent solutions to water deficiency and power cuts in the city, which are other reasons for the protests.
Prominent Shia cleric Ali al-Sistani had recently said that he favored the demonstrations which erupted in Basra and called on the government to take necessary steps toward the demands of protesters.
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Updated Jan. 11, 2014 to reflect the latest gift-tax rates and limits on tax-free gifts.
Between the stock market roller coaster and the announcement of massive layoffs at corporate giants like Yahoo YHOO +0%, Pfizer and Hewlett-Packard HPQ -0.51%, many people are feeling pretty glum about their finances and wondering how they're going to pay their bills.
If friends and family are among them and you have been more fortunate, you might want to help out. But did you know that the tax law regulates your generosity? This kind of assistance is considered a lifetime gift unless it’s for someone whom you are legally obligated to support, such as a child.
Samson: Tomorrow, the Council of Ministers takes several decisions on Basra
The government information cell announced on Monday that the recommendations of the Basra ministerial committee should be submitted to the cabinet for decisions, while suggestions were made to increase the water quota of the province.
"The Council of Ministers will issue important decisions on the recommendations of the ministerial committee on Tuesday," said a member of the government media cell Asim Jihad in a press conference attended by Mawazine News.