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Congressional Republican leaders on Thursday blasted President Barack Obama's emergency spending request for the border crisis, saying Obama caused the problem and now wants Congress to sign off on... Read more »
A couple of restaurant workers were recently given $100 in tips. What does that say about the future of minimum wage work and its value to society? Read more »
In Madison, Wis., where Wi-Fi hot spots often are easier to find than a parking space, you wouldn’t think that a cafe would turn off its wireless Internet connection. Read more »
If you have to surrender the joy in life to build extra wealth or build at a different pace — well, to me that’s just wrong. Read more »
Question: What is the purpose of Supplemental Security Income, or SSI? Read more »
QUESTION: I read something a year ago about the possibility of paying off your mortgage with funds from a 401(k) plan without paying any penalty. Read more »
No expenditure can hurl you toward financial ruin as quickly as medical bills. Read more »
Thought you would be able to save money this summer? Think again. Five things we do or use every day are expected to rise in price soon. Read more »
Your housing payment should not exceed 25 percent of your monthly take-home pay on a 15-year, fixed-rate mortgage. Read more »
The slow housing recovery has often been cited as the primary reason the economy is not growing as expected after the Great Recession. Read more »
A basic tenet of retirement planning instructs investors to tilt their sails to more conservative shores as their retirement beachhead nears. Read more »
Anna Newell Jones knew she was living well beyond her means when the Great Recession struck: She was $24,000 in debt. What surprised her, though, was how quickly she climbed out of that hole during... Read more »
A chip on the old card: Americans will soon see a new patch of technology on their familiar charge cards
Stores in North Jersey and around the country are gearing up for the next generation of credit cards, and consumers can expect to see changes in checkout aisles and in their wallets in coming months. Read more »
It’s been exactly one year since my husband and I purchased our first home. As one might expect, we’ve learned a number of valuable lessons this past year. Read more »
iPhone or Android? The answer may not be as clear as it once was. And it may not be about style, but rather your economic status. Read more »
Robert Minasian has a simple message for his two adult children, both of whom recently left college behind: Save as much money now as you possibly can. Read more »
As your money situation improves, you’ll be able to buy more new things. The price of “new” will become a smaller percentage of your financial world. Read more »
My oldest daughter just landed her first "real" job at a sandwich shop near our home. At age 16, she's already much wiser than I was as a teen. So I thought I would ask her a few questions about... Read more »
Robbers at gas stations and convenience stores could learn something from many American employers about how to make money against the law. Wage and overtime violations by employers cost Americans... Read more »
Steven Ramos, a retired letter carrier, estimated his cost of living would drop 80 percent when he moved from New York to a rental community in central Florida. Read more »
For Victor and Shannon Macias, the good old days were as recent as 2012, when the couple could afford to take their two daughters to Disneyland or out to dinner without worrying about the bill. Read more »
Earlier this year, a man came to my door and gave me some papers for my husband saying he was being sued for bad debt from 2009. We live in Texas. I read online that an individual cannot be sued... Read more »
A federal appeals court on Thursday struck down a 31-year-old Los Angeles law that bars people from living in parked vehicles, saying the vaguely written statute discriminates against the homeless... Read more »
On what do you spend most of your money? For most people, their two biggest expenses are their home and car or cars Read more »
In a sense, personal finance is a battle of conservation. People manage their resources in the hopes they won’t run out of the essentials — only what people find essential can differ. Read more »
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