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Refugees and scholars: Colleges offer war-torn a route to US

Colleges in the U.S. are opening their doors and their financial aid to Syrian refugees.

US household wealth in Q3 fell for first time in 4 years

The stock market's sharp decline in August and September took its toll on Americans' finances in the third quarter. Household net worth fell for the first time in four years. Read more »

Dec. 10, 2015

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Gov't survey: Fewer Americans struggle to pay medical bills

For the fourth straight year fewer Americans are struggling to pay medical bills, according to a major government survey released Tuesday. Most of the progress has come among low-income people and... Read more »

Dec. 8, 2015

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Jobs report's big question mark: Will pay growth continue?

Is the U.S. job market finally healthy enough to lift Americans' long-stagnant pay? Read more »

Dec. 3, 2015

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Online donations on Giving Tuesday jump by over $10 million

A technology company that tracks online giving says donations on Giving Tuesday exceeded last year's day of generosity by more than $10 million. Read more »

Dec. 2, 2015

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Everything you need to know about year-end tax breaks

It's December, when Congress typically passes a last-minute package of temporary tax breaks, sparing millions of businesses and individuals from unwanted tax increases just weeks before the start... Read more »

Dec. 1, 2015

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Black Friday store sales fall as Americans buy more online

Black Friday shopping is shifting from hours spent in line to more time online. Read more »

Nov. 28, 2015

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Since '01, Clintons collected $35M from financial businesses

Hillary Rodham Clinton wants voters to know she is no friend of Wall Street. But Wall Street has frequently been a friend to her. Read more »

Nov. 24, 2015

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TV Buying Guide: Get out tape measure before shopping

If you're shopping for a TV, get out a tape measure and do some quick calculations before you head to the store. And count the number of gadgets you'll want to connect to your screen. Read more »

Nov. 23, 2015

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Corporate America's problem: Falling profit, revenue

U.S company earnings are falling for the first time since 2009, when the economy was still reeling from the Great Recession. Read more »

Nov. 19, 2015

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Lenders taking more borrowers to court over student loans

Fall behind on your student loans these days and you could end up getting more than hectoring phone calls and threatening letters. Some lenders are taking more people to court, attorneys say. Read more »

Nov. 18, 2015

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Study: To avoid higher health law premiums, switch plans

Maybe an amiable gecko could help the Obama administration sell its health insurance overhaul. Read more »

Nov. 18, 2015

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3 startups that want to get millennials saving money

Millennials, it's time to pick up the phone and start saving. Read more »

Nov. 18, 2015

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Needing 'clean cash,' mobsters hungry for Rome's eateries

Gianfranco Romeo sits at a table at his trattoria off the Pantheon, casting scorn over the idea that he's a frontman for a feared mafia clan. Read more »

Nov. 16, 2015

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New ideas to tackle Syria refugee crisis: Investing, not aid

Bold new ideas for helping Syrian refugees and their overburdened Middle Eastern host countries are gaining traction among international donors, shocked into action by this year's migration of... Read more »

Nov. 15, 2015

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Analysts expect short-term market drop from Paris terror

The value of stocks, crude oil and the European currency is likely to fall this week as investors worry about what the Paris terror attacks will do to consumer confidence and key parts of the... Read more »

Nov. 15, 2015

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Greece: No agreement with creditors on bailout release

Greece failed to convince European creditors Monday to release vital bailout funds to shore up the country's public coffers and its crippled banks but hopes are high that a deal will be concluded... Read more »

Nov. 9, 2015

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Virtual doctor visits offer convenience, lower costs

When you're coming down with a cold, there are a few items you typically reach for to start feeling better: cough drops, herbal tea, maybe an over-the-counter medication. Read more »

Nov. 4, 2015

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Obama administration unveils health care premiums for 2016

When consumers turn on their laptops and tablets Monday morning, they should be able to check premiums for 2016 under President Barack Obama's health care law. Read more »

Oct. 25, 2015

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Wal-Mart, others speed up deliveries to shoppers

Christmas won't come early this year, but the gifts might. Read more »

Oct. 16, 2015

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Recalls this week: Vertical roasters, battery chargers

A line of vertical roasters are being recalled because they can break or shatter. Battery chargers that can overheat are also among this week's recalled consumer products. Read more »

Oct. 16, 2015

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Will Amazon's Echo speaker or Dash buttons make your life easier?

When I brought home review models of Amazon's Echo speaker, a sort of smart, voice-controlled speaker, and two Dash buttons that reorder household products with a single touch, I wasn't convinced... Read more »

Oct. 15, 2015

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The Mortgage Professor: Simple interest mortgages are not for the simple-minded

Q&A with Jack Guttentag, professor emeritus of finance at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, about simple interest mortgages. Read more »

Oct. 15, 2015

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A multigenerational hit: Student debt traps parents and kids

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A college degree practically stamped Andres Aguirre's ticket to the middle class. Yet at age 40, he's still paying the price of admission. Read more »

Oct. 5, 2015

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Root of investor anxiety: Uncertainty about China and Fed

Fears about China's slowdown and a coming U.S. interest rate hike have sent global stock markets into a fidgety freefall. Read more »

Sept. 30, 2015

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Dave Ramsey says: Canceling credit card doesn't erase credit history

Canceling a credit card doesn’t erase a person’s entire credit history, and it doesn’t erase their credit history with that company or their card, either. Read more »

Sept. 29, 2015

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Trump unveils tax plan that would lower taxes for millions

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is calling for an overhaul of the tax code that would eliminate income taxes for millions of Americans, and lower them for the rich. Read more »

Sept. 28, 2015

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Tips on using new iPhone feature for animating still photos

If you're getting one of the new iPhones, you'll be able to turn still images into video. Read more »

Sept. 25, 2015

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US average rate on 30-year home loans falls to 3.86 percent

U.S. long-term mortgage rates declined this week following the Federal Reserve's decision to keep interest rates at record lows for now. Read more »

Sept. 24, 2015

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Clinton aims to tackle out-of-pocket health care costs

Hillary Rodham Clinton proposed a series of steps on Wednesday to lessen the burden of out-of-pocket medical bills for Americans covered by President Barack Obama's health care law. Read more »

Sept. 23, 2015

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Is now time for a Fed rate hike? Here are 2 clashing views

For seven years — through political fights, Europe debt crises and market panic — investors could count on one thing: Short-term U.S. interest rates would stay locked near zero. Read more »

Sept. 16, 2015

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Government says students can apply earlier for college aid

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Aspiring college students will be able to apply for federal financial aid three months earlier than now and submit a previous year's tax return, changes aimed at helping more people pay for school,... Read more »

Sept. 13, 2015

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5 ways to use your family emergency fund and 3 ways to not

Once you have an emergency fund, be careful what you spend it on. Read more »

Sept. 10, 2015

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Dave Ramsey says: Going to financial extremes is unhealthy

Some people have a tendency to live in the moment while others think more about the future. When you take these kinds of behaviors to unhealthy extents, you have extreme spenders or extreme savers.... Read more »

Sept. 8, 2015

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Dave Ramsey says: Dave Ramsey: Make time to do a written budget

No matter how tired you are or how little free time you seem to have, you must make time do a written budget every month. This is essential, and it really doesn’t take long. Read more »

Sept. 1, 2015

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US stocks close out their worst month in 3 years

The stock market is closing out its worst month in more than three years on a down note. Read more »

Aug. 31, 2015

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How do schools calculate new stipends for college athletes?

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For the first time, the NCAA is allowing college athletes to receive money in their scholarships to cover the so-called cost of attendance, those expenses beyond tuition, room and board, books and... Read more »

Aug. 30, 2015

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US stocks rise after Chinese market surges

U.S. stocks climbed Thursday morning, extending their recovery from a sharp sell-off that was triggered by concerns about the health of the Chinese economy. Read more »

Aug. 27, 2015

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Learning money management skills increases financial security for women

Learning to properly manage money can help women bolster their self-confidence and self-reliance, according to Susan Madsen, professor of leadership and ethics at the Woodbury School of Business at... Read more »

Aug. 25, 2015

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Global markets rebound as China cuts rates to help economy

U.S. stocks jumped at the open after China's central bank cut interest rates to support its economy. Read more »

Aug. 25, 2015

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Dave Ramsey says: Dave Ramsey: Use good judgment in online marketplace

I wouldn’t say never buy anything on places like eBay, but I would try to use some common sense and judgment. Read more »

Aug. 25, 2015

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Michelle Singletary: Students should use cash, not credit

We should not be teaching young adults that credit is a safety net. Cash is their saving grace. Of course, at some point, having good credit will matter — but not in their formative financial... Read more »

Aug. 25, 2015

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Teens are shopping more like their recession-scarred parents

Gone are the spending sprees. Teens are shopping like their parents during the back-to-school season, and that's putting a lot of pressure on retailers to change the way they market to them. More... Read more »

Aug. 24, 2015

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Fed last month appeared to be moving closer to a rate hike

Federal Reserve officials appeared to edge closer last month to a decision to raise interest rates as early as September. At the same time, officials remained concerned about low inflation,... Read more »

Aug. 19, 2015

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Who needs .com? Domains like .vegas, .pr, .nyc are trending

Did the website address you just went to really end with ".vegas" instead of ".com"? Read more »

Aug. 19, 2015

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Home inventories can help in case of natural disaster

Wild weather has become more common with climate change, the experts say, and homeowners can prepare for natural disasters by making home inventories — detailed lists of household belongings... Read more »

Aug. 4, 2015

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Greece: Prospect of new election grows, markets hit

Greece's left-wing government conceded Tuesday that dissent within the ruling party was likely to force an early election, while markets fell again under the weight of plummeting bank shares. Read more »

Aug. 4, 2015

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Dave Ramsey says: Face the future with a detailed financial plan

Chances are you’re going to have to cut back on some stuff because you’ve chosen to take care of your mother-in-law. If you just wander along without a plan, you’re going to make... Read more »

Aug. 4, 2015

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Susan Tompor: Saving for college? Do homework on 529 plans

Young parents can hear shocking statistics — such as that some private schools could cost about $450,000 for four years by the time today’s newborn heads to college — and give up... Read more »

Aug. 3, 2015

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Dave Ramsey says: Make a written game plan to pay off debt

Most people seem to be able to magically find money when they feel it’s a life-or-death situation. “Magically” means that you do a budget. You make a written game plan where every... Read more »

July 25, 2015

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