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The top 10 insurance myths that people think are true, but they aren't

When it comes to insurance, misunderstandings can end up costing thousands of dollars.

America wastes money, but Americans don't

Americans think the federal government wastes 51 cents on the dollar, but that they themselves aren't guilty of wastefulness. Read more »

Sept. 24, 2014

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Rockefeller family, synonymous with oil, turns its back on fossil fuels

On Monday, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, a private charitable foundation that controls nearly $900 million in assets, said it is “moving soberly, but with real commitment” to remove... Read more »

Sept. 24, 2014

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Americans aren't confident about their financial situations

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The 2014 American Values survey illustrated a gloomy economic situation in American households. Read more »

Sept. 23, 2014

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Alicia Keys is asking a simple question to save kids and help the poor: Why are we here?

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R&B singer Alicia Keys received a standing ovation when she announced that she was kicking off the movement "We Are Here" movement with $1 million of her own money at the annual Social Good Summit... Read more »

Sept. 23, 2014

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Who should be listed on your car insurance?

Having sufficient car insurance gives you a front-line defense if an accident happens. Your auto insurance company becomes the primary payer for damages and injuries instead of you personally --... Read more »

Sept. 22, 2014

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How much of your paycheck do you take home?

Ten percent of middle aged Americans have their wages slashed by debtors, NPR reported last week, and over $50 billion in consumer credit card debt will likely be added to America’s existing... Read more »

Sept. 22, 2014

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Why one inner-city kid didn't sell drugs to make ends meet

Noe Rueda was raised in a loving but devastatingly poor home on Chicago’s West Side. To make ends meet, and to help financially support his mother and family, Rueda sold odds and ends and... Read more »

Sept. 22, 2014

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Review: Larger iPhones eliminate reason to switch

It's easy to dismiss Apple's new iPhones as merely catching up to Android. Read more »

Sept. 19, 2014

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Why starting a garden doesn't save you money

Starting a garden to save money — or pay off debt — sounds like a good idea ... until you consider the time, money and mistakes that come with it. Read more »

Sept. 19, 2014

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Why babies are expensive, but could save you money

We were barely keeping all the balls up in the air — robbing Peter to pay Paul, raiding our meager savings to pay for basic necessities, and sacrificing tomorrow in order to afford today. But... Read more »

Sept. 18, 2014

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Home Depot breach affected 56M debit, credit cards

Home Depot said that 56 million debit and credit cards are estimated to have been breached in a data theft between April and September at its stores in the U.S. and Canada. That makes it the... Read more »

Sept. 18, 2014

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More home-cooked meals really can save you thousands

Increasing the number of times one eats at home is an easy and extremely effective way to cut monthly expenses. Best of all, for folks who are looking to stretch their income by cutting costs,... Read more »

Sept. 17, 2014

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Drugstores, retailers dive deeper into vaccines

Walgreens provided enough flu shots last season to protect a population roughly twice the size of Los Angeles. Read more »

Sept. 17, 2014

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A Closer Look: Your (online) life after death

Sure, you have a lot to do today — laundry, bills, dinner — but it's never too early to start planning for your digital afterlife, the fate of your numerous online accounts once you... Read more »

Sept. 16, 2014

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Investors ask for advice when saving for college more than buying a house

Of the more than half of U.S. investors who make a financial plan, 63 percent ask for advice, says a recent Gallup poll. And even less seek advice when buying a house. Read more »

Sept. 16, 2014

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Balancing act: Sometimes a 'serious' office is actually a silly place

The average corporate office is a serious place full of serious people doing serious work. Or so we'd like to believe. The reality is, to paraphrase Monty Python, that Cubeville is often a silly... Read more »

Sept. 16, 2014

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Dave Ramsey says: Tips for stretching dollars in a leaky budget

Here are some ideas to help stretch your dollars and plug those leaks. You’ll be amazed at how much money these tactics will save. Read more »

Sept. 16, 2014

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The best (and worst) states when it comes to credit

According to cardratings.com, Nevada has the worst credit conditions in the nation, North Dakota is doing the best and Utah is somewhere in the middle. Read more »

Sept. 15, 2014

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Clean up your finances by tossing paper, tracking files

When are bills so old that you should get rid of them? And which ones do you need to hold on to? Read more »

Sept. 15, 2014

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Save money by replacing appliances that work

You can't always wait until an appliance you rely on every day dies before replacing it. If you do, you won't just have a major inconvenience to deal with, but lots of pressure to buy something in... Read more »

Sept. 12, 2014

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These are America's 10 poorest congressmen

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Not all of Congress has a high net worth. In fact, there are plenty of politicians without much net worth at all. Here's a look at the poorest politicians in America right now. Read more »

Sept. 12, 2014

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EU sanctions hit Russian oil companies, lawmakers

New European Union sanctions against Russia announced Friday toughen financial penalties on the country's banks, arms manufacturers and its biggest oil company, Rosneft, to punish Moscow for what... Read more »

Sept. 12, 2014

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11 jobs that need women ... and men

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Women and men are always entering the workforce. But some jobs are looking for more men than women, and more women than men. Read more »

Sept. 11, 2014

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Why separate bank accounts might help couples communicate

Generally, the expectation when a couple says "I do" is that one of the first financial tasks they will handle is to switch to joint accounts. However, joint finances are not mandatory and may not... Read more »

Sept. 11, 2014

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Roll Call's 10 'poorest' members of Congress for 2014

Roll Call's annual list of the 10 "poorest" members of Congress contains one majority whip, one party chairman, one formerly impeached judge and one senator. Read more »

Sept. 11, 2014

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