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Ex-finance minister wins runoff to be Costa Rica's president – ABC News

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica — A former finance minister who surprised many by making it into Costa Rica’s presidential runoff vote has easily won that ballot and is to become the Central American country’s new leader next month, while still fending off accusations of sexual harassment when he worked at the World Bank. With nearly …

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Budgeting for a baby: Here's what financial advisors recommend for new parents – CNBC

StefaNikolic | E+ | Getty Images Certified financial planner Amber Miller is used to thinking about the costs and challenges of life for her clients. It gave her a leg up when it came to preparing for the birth of her own first child last year. “We had our daughter, Zahra, in August, and we’re …

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Remarrying? Here are financial considerations to keep in mind before saying ‘I do’ – CNBC

kali9 | E+ | Getty Images You may want to consider some financial issues before walking down the aisle again. When it comes to tackling those financial issues around remarriage, financial advisors recommend couples look at the past — for example, how each person handled finances, and their pre-marital liabilities and assets — the present …

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Florida just became the largest state to mandate personal finance education in high school – CNBC

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Orlando, Florida, on Feb. 24, 2022. Marco Bello | Reuters Florida is officially the largest state to mandate a financial literacy course for high school graduation. On Tuesday, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed bill SB 1054 into law. The legislation was unanimously …

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If you're a high earner who isn't rich yet, here are 3 financial moves you should consider – CNBC

Select’s editorial team works independently to review financial products and write articles we think our readers will find useful. We earn a commission from affiliate partners on many offers, but not all offers on Select are from affiliate partners. If you’re someone who earns a lot of money (like, low to mid six figures) but …

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Personal finance education is gaining momentum but economics is falling by the wayside, study finds – CNBC

Nine-year-old student Roberto Nieves Fernandez studies personal finance topics on his laptop using online resource center SmartPath. SMARTPATH More states are requiring students to take personal finance education courses before they graduate high school. There are currently 23 states that mandate a personal finance course for students, according to the 2022 Survey of the States …

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