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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.

Study: Drivers’ premiums, credit scores not unrelated

In case you needed another reason to pay your bills on time, a new study by WalletHub has found that credit scores have a surprisingly big influence on what you pay for car insurance. Read more »

June 9, 2014

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Getting Started: Despite low rates, you can find best savings accounts

Interest rates on savings accounts have been close to zero for a while. But if you’ve been building an emergency cash fund or got money as part of a graduation gift this spring, you need to... Read more »

June 9, 2014

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Veterans deal with financial learning curve

When he retired from the Marine Corps in May and became a manager for a defense contractor, Col. Mark Desens knew he was entering new territory in many ways. Read more »

June 9, 2014

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Why you can't find a job, even though the new jobs report says there's a bunch

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The new jobs report shows that more than 200,000 jobs were added and the U.S. has made up for the Great Recession's losses. But still, no one's working. Why? Read more »

June 6, 2014

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How America's love for cars is changing

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Having a car is as American as it gets. Right? Well, maybe not so much anymore. Read more »

June 4, 2014

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Understanding the past, present and future of the Internet

National Edition

Trying to understand where the Internet's been, where it is and where it's going? News organizations are here to help. Read more »

June 4, 2014

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Balancing act: Training people to handle flexibility can help workers, companies

I've learned over the years that building balance and managing flexibility don't come naturally to everyone. However, almost everyone benefits from company efforts to promote more balanced lives.... Read more »

June 3, 2014

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Feds to consider paying doctors for end-of-life planning

The federal government may reimburse doctors for talking to Medicare patients and their families about “advance care planning,” including living wills and end-of-life treatment... Read more »

June 3, 2014

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Dave Ramsey says: Prenuptial agreement can help prevent problems

I always said if you love your money more than you love your spouse, then you’re too immature and selfish to be married. However, I’ve changed my tune on this subject a little bit... Read more »

June 3, 2014

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The Journey: Don’t risk retirement when paying for college education

As graduation season approaches, financial planner Michael Garry often finds his advice to clients balancing retirement and college savings goals falling on deaf ears. Read more »

June 2, 2014

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Summer vacation prices are driven higher by surging demand

Angelica Lopez went to great lengths to save a few bucks on a planned seven-day cruise to the Virgin Islands this month. Read more »

June 2, 2014

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Why bookstores aren't going away just yet

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With Amazon caught up in a controversy with Hachette, bookstores may have found a saving grace. Read more »

June 2, 2014

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Deals on wheels: Should you buy your child a car?

When I turned 16, I immediately got my driver’s license. I arrived home with a plastic ticket to freedom burning a hole in my wallet. Read more »

May 31, 2014

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Can you rely on Social Security?

Some fear that when their time comes, Social Security won't be around to ease their retirement. Read more »

May 30, 2014

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Money, freedom and a lesson on the importance of saving

One of money’s best characteristics is its ability to bestow freedom upon those who possess it. Read more »

May 30, 2014

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Court to hear dispute over state tax collection

The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to consider a dispute over how a state may tax the income that its residents earn in another state. Read more »

May 27, 2014

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Balancing act: Survey shows work-life flexibility trend is 'almost perfectly ambivalent'

Almost all full-time workers have some schedule flexibility these days, but that doesn't mean their employers are fully committed to helping them build more balanced lives. So say the results of a... Read more »

May 27, 2014

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Microchips in our passports and credit cards: Are they safe?

U.S. passports have them. And these days, many more U.S. credit cards are starting to carry them, too. Read more »

May 27, 2014

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Dave Ramsey says: Babies are not that expensive

Having kids won’t break your bank like lots of people say. You’ve got extra expenses such as diapers and baby stuff the first few years, but it’s not going to drive you to the... Read more »

May 27, 2014

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5 factors that could sway insurance prices in 2015

Customers who bought health insurance on the overhaul's public exchanges can expect a flurry of reports about big price hikes and some decreases for 2015 as insurers finalize their rates over the... Read more »

May 26, 2014

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Visa, MasterCard renew push for chip cards

Visa and MasterCard are renewing a push to speed the adoption of microchips into U.S. credit and debit cards in the wake of recent high-profile data breaches, including this week's revelation that... Read more »

May 23, 2014

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Renovation Solutions: Selecting a garage door for a higher return

The key to successfully selecting the correct garage door is to look at it in conjunction with the entire front elevation and with the end goal for your house in mind. Read more »

May 16, 2014

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Worry settles over Wall Street as stocks stall

Wall Street has caught a case of the jitters. Read more »

May 16, 2014

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Graduate glut: Why college graduates are underemployed and overeducated

The number of college graduates exceeds the number of jobs that require a college degree. Read more »

Feb. 14, 2013

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