National / International News

VIDEO: NYC in the footsteps of Dylan Thomas

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 23:00
The centenary of Dylan Thomas's birth is being celebrated this year. Tomos Morgan has taken a walk in Thomas's footsteps around the city of New York, where the Welsh poet died.

Glorious mud: The joy of cyclo-cross

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 22:24
British champion Helen Wyman on why racing bikes on muddy tracks in the freezing cold is so much fun.

Housing 'danger' and Peaches 'pusher' hunt - papers

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 22:00
Rising house prices are on the front pages again, while tabloids say police are hunting the supplier of heroin thought to have contributed to Peaches Geldof's death.

Fire safety warning amid strikes

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 21:55
Fire chiefs across Wales urge people to take care over the bank holiday weekend as firefighters stage another series of strikes in a row over pensions.

Nursing home abuse report due

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 21:50
The family of an elderly woman who was verbally abused at a care home will learn the outcome of an inquiry into their complaints.

NI events help boost tourist spend

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 21:48
Research suggests tourist spending in NI will increase significantly over the next three years, due to events like the Giro d'Italia and the Irish Open.

Longest-separated twins find each other

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 21:36
Twins meet for the first time in 78 years - a new world record

VIDEO: Desolate ghost towns of S Sudan

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 21:03
US Secretary of State John Kerry is visiting South Sudan and has warned that more peacekeepers must be rapidly deployed to end the conflict.

Heseltine warns on foreign takeovers

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 21:00
Tory peer Lord Heseltine tells the BBC the government should have greater powers to intervene in takeover bids by foreign businesses.

Rescuers search for Colombia miners

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 20:48
Rescuers are using large mechanical diggers to try to reach people trapped underground after an illegal gold mine collapsed in Colombia.

Game of Thrones star heads to Pompeii

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 20:25
Game of Thrones' Kit Harington takes centre stage in Pompeii

MH370 families told to return home

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 20:03
Malaysia Airlines asks relatives of MH370 passengers to return home, as a report shows it took four hours for a search for the missing plane to begin.

Botched execution details revealed

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 19:17
Prison officials in Oklahoma inserted lethal drugs into an inmate's groin during a botched execution, according to the corrections department.

Family finance lessons: Demetria Lucas listens to her mother ... eventually

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-05-01 18:45
Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 19:40

The most important lessons we learn about money don’t come from our accountants or our radios. They come from our family.

Each week, we invite someone to tell us about the money tips they inherited from the people they grew up with.

Our guest this week is Demetria Lucas. She's the author of A Belle In Brooklyn and owns a blog of the same name. You might also recognize her from the Bravo reality series Blood, Sweat and Heels.

Demetria grew up in in a middle-class town near Washington D.C. that she says had lot of African-American professionals. 

"Sort of like a 'Leave It To Beaver' black version," says Lucas. 

Discussions about money happened early in Lucas' household. 

"My mother always taught me to put 10 percent away," says Lucas. "My dad would always talk about my grandmother. She was from Mississippi and she lived on a farm. When she passed away she had saved some ungodly sum of money and no one knew where it came from."

But when Lucas reached adulthood it took some time for her mother's lessons to take hold.

"[After] my very first paycheck, she reminded me of that 10 percent lesson. You know, I heard her and it went in one ear and out the other," says Lucas.

After about a year, though, Lucas got wise. She started cooking more, turning down invitations for nights out, and started setting aside as much as 20 or 30 percent of some paychecks.

Over time, she saved up enough to make a big jump.

"I decided I needed to leave my job to really pursue my blog and my [second] book to the best of my ability, and because I had a nice savings I was able to do that," says Lucas.

Though, she admits, the money from her first book helped a little bit, too.

Marketplace Money for Friday, May 02, 2014Family Money A Belle in Brooklyn: The Go-to Girl for Advice on Living Your Best Single Life Author: Demetria L Lucas Publisher: Atria Books () Binding: Hardcover, pages by Nick WhitePodcast Title Family finance lessons: Demetria Lucas listens to her mother ... eventually Story Type InterviewSyndication SlackerSoundcloudStitcherSwellPMPApp Respond No
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