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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.

The Mortgage Professor: What are "no-cost mortgages," and are they a good deal?

A no-cost mortgage is one on which all lender fees are waived, and other fees are paid by the lender. If the borrower has limited cash, avoiding an upfront cash drain may be much more compelling... Read more »

Sept. 11, 2014

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Which new iPhone is right for your family members?

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Want to know which new iPhone you should have? Or if the iWatch is something to strap on? Here's a look at which of the new products is best suited for your family members. Read more »

Sept. 10, 2014

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Fall tourism rising: Fewer crowds, nice weather

Fall used to be off-peak for tourism everywhere except New England and other fall foliage destinations. But autumn tourism is rising, with traditional summer hotspots increasingly busy September... Read more »

Sept. 10, 2014

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4 financial follies of the millennial generation

Millennials have a few things to learn about the financial world. Read more »

Sept. 10, 2014

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College savings on the rise as plans average $20K

The good news is that Americans are saving more than ever for college. The bad news is that the average amount wouldn't come close to getting a person a degree. Read more »

Sept. 9, 2014

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Home Depot confirms breach in US, Canada stores

Shares of Home Depot sank before the opening bell Tuesday after confirming that its payment systems had been hacked, potentially exposing millions of shoppers who used credit and debit cards at its... Read more »

Sept. 9, 2014

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Dave Ramsey says: Taking a break from paying down debt is OK at times

Basically, you’re asking me if it’s OK to put your debt snowball on hold temporarily in order to modestly enhance your already reasonable wedding plans. My answer is yes. Read more »

Sept. 9, 2014

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Here are 10 ways young people can get rich now

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Money is one of the biggest worries for millennials. So how can millennials make back some cash and get rich? Here are a couple of plans that can help. Read more »

Sept. 8, 2014

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Is the $5 bill the new $1 bill?

Events, food purchased away from home and live entertainment are increasingly unaffordable to the bottom 90 percent. Read more »

Sept. 8, 2014

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Bribing your kids may hurt more than just your wallet

A study released last month indicates that U.S. children receive from parents an average of $1,360 each year in the form of allowances, rewards and incentives. Read more »

Sept. 7, 2014

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Will driving a motorcycle to work save you money?

Trading four wheels for two can put some of that hard-earned cash back in your pocket and maybe even increase your street cred. But the learning curve is steep, risky and not without unexpected... Read more »

Sept. 4, 2014

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10 great cities for grandparents

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Wondering where your grandparents may be moving to next? Or a city they may like? Here are 15 cities that may fit the bill. Read more »

Sept. 3, 2014

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Some fear auto industry returning to bad habits

Big discounts. Six- or seven-year loans, in some cases to buyers who would have been turned down in the past. Read more »

Sept. 2, 2014

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Balancing act: How does your boss feel about work-life balance?

I've repeatedly argued that work-life balance is good for both employees and companies. However, most of the surveys I've cited to draw that conclusion have been based on interviews with front-line... Read more »

Sept. 2, 2014

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US consumer spending dips 0.1 percent

U.S. consumer spending fell in July, with a drop in auto purchases accounting for most of the weakness. Income growth also slowed. Read more »

Aug. 29, 2014

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13 ways Disney could use drones at its parks

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Disney filed for patents that include drones. Mostly, the drones would be used for special effects and its shows. But what else could Disney do with the air devices? Read more »

Aug. 29, 2014

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10 things to know about corporate inversions

Burger King plans to become is the latest U.S. company to shift its legal address out of the country by merging with a foreign company. Burger King has announced plans to buy Tim Hortons, the... Read more »

Aug. 28, 2014

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Summit County sees credit card breach after fair, rodeo and demolition derby

Hundreds of bank accounts in Summit County are at risk after a third-party vendor of county fair tickets was compromised. Read more »

Aug. 28, 2014

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10 jobs you can get right now

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America's middle class is suffering. It might be because many are unemployed. Here are 10 jobs with a bunch of openings. And it won't take a lot of effort to get them. Read more »

Aug. 28, 2014

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

In the least surprising news of the decade, government officials announced recently that it’s expensive to raise a kid. Read more »

Aug. 28, 2014

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The Mortgage Professor: The CFPB is now a consumer complaint clearinghouse: Will that help consumers?

Markets for financial services often don’t work well for consumers. Read more »

Aug. 28, 2014

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Cantwell targets small business loan gender gap

Women still have a hard time getting small business loans. Sen. Maria Cantwell is determined to close the gap. Read more »

Aug. 27, 2014

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10 things that are wicked attractive about the Northern U.S.

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A recent study found that many people are moving to the North. But why? Here are 10 things that are bringing people there. Read more »

Aug. 27, 2014

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11 family friendly cars

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Wondering what car will work best for you and your family? Here's a list of 11 that may suit you. Read more »

Aug. 27, 2014

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Bitcoin fever: The virtual money everybody may use someday

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Bitcoins are a semi-anonymous, virtual money that is complex to understand but that everybody may be using someday. Read more »

Oct. 11, 2013

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