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It's about time the government recognize the realities of parenthood

In the least surprising news, government officials announced recently that it's expensive to raise a kid.

Want to increase attraction in your relationship? Talk about money

al planning may seem like an unlikely source of romance. Read more »

Aug. 18, 2014

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If disaster strikes, are you ready?

r can strike anytime, anywhere. Read more »

Aug. 18, 2014

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12 women who should be on dollar bills

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Men have dominated the dollar bills. Is it time to put a woman on there? Read more »

Aug. 15, 2014

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10 reasons dads should take paternity leave

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Not everyone can take paternity leave. But there are some considerable benefits for dad taking it when they can. Read more »

Aug. 15, 2014

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Real estate Q&A: Who gets the money?

We had an investment property that fell into foreclosure a few years ago. It finally went to auction and was bought by a third party for about $20,000 more than what we owed the lender. Who gets... Read more »

Aug. 15, 2014

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Some questions and answers about credit scores

Credit scores are calculated using a variety of models that have small differences between them and generate similar but not identical scores. Read more »

Aug. 14, 2014

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Preparing for retirement in the modern age

Jean Tsou, 35, enjoys her career as a research-and-development engineer for a medical-equipment maker in the Seattle area. Other than the mortgage on the 1928 home she shares with her longtime... Read more »

Aug. 13, 2014

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College-bound teens need to learn life skills

stepson moved into an apartment at a university, we went to the supermarket. Because he liked (and knew how to cook) chicken legs, I explained that if he bought a large package and froze a portion... Read more »

Aug. 12, 2014

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Maybe it’s time to change your password again

Consumers are being urged once again to take a massive international data breach seriously — and deal with changing their passwords. Read more »

Aug. 11, 2014

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Rising back-to-school lists, costs give families a lesson in economics

Mother Lindsay Barnes already knows what the National Retail Federation is reporting in a recent study — it costs a lot to send kids back to school. Read more »

Aug. 11, 2014

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Can you sell silver bars? Not without paying taxes.

Q: Almost 30 years ago, I received some silver bars from my boss in lieu of a paycheck because he could not afford to pay me at the time. Now that I am retired, I’m thinking of selling the... Read more »

Aug. 11, 2014

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Why I am leaving the best job I ever had

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Max Schireson, is leaving his post as the CEO of MongoDB, a document-oriented database company. In an online blog post Schireson explains his reason — family. Read more »

Aug. 10, 2014

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How to avoid the next housing bust

The following editorial appeared in the Chicago Tribune on Wednesday, Aug. 6: Read more »

Aug. 8, 2014

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The Mortgage Professor: Is a crisis brewing in used car loans?

A surge in lending to unsophisticated borrowers with poor credit, many of whom cannot afford them. Read more »

Aug. 7, 2014

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Tax season may be over, but scammers never take a holiday

Just because it isn’t income tax filing season doesn’t mean that scammers posing as IRS agents take time off. Read more »

Aug. 4, 2014

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15 American cities that beat the Recession

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The Great Recession still got you down? Here are 15 cities, based on a WalletHub study, that aren't letting this Recession thing bother them. Read more »

Aug. 4, 2014

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Renovation Solutions: 5 signs it is time to remodel

Five triggers that cause people to stop dreaming and talking about remodeling and actually do it. Read more »

Aug. 1, 2014

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Why you must teach your children about money

Today’s tykes are affected by a consumerism-drenched culture, and keeping up with the junior Joneses is a battle that gets more fraught every year. Read more »

Aug. 1, 2014

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9 startup companies perfect for your family

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Need help around the house? Want to save money at the movies? These startups could help you do those things. Read more »

July 30, 2014

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$1,000 Sovaldi now hepatitis treatment of choice

The price is sky-high, but so is demand. A new $1,000-per-pill drug has become the treatment of choice for Americans with hepatitis C, a liver-wasting disease that affects more than 3 million. Read more »

July 29, 2014

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Federal Reserve is weighing key issues but may reveal little

This much is clear: The Federal Reserve will make another cut this week in its monthly bond purchases, which have been aimed at keeping long-term loan rates low. Read more »

July 29, 2014

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Balancing act: First 'real' job teaches lessons, offers a few surprises

Every job we hold during our long years in the work force teaches us something. My 16-year-old daughter is about a month into her first "real" job, and so far it has been a great experience for... Read more »

July 29, 2014

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Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors

More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute. Read more »

July 29, 2014

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Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors

More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute. Read more »

July 28, 2014

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Medicare hospital fund to last 4 years longer

Medicare's finances are looking brighter, the government said Monday. The program's giant hospital trust fund won't be exhausted until 2030 — four years later than last year's estimate. Read more »

July 28, 2014

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