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Car insurance: Who should you have listed on your policy?

Your auto insurance company becomes the primary payer for damages and injuries ... if you're properly covered.

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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The Journey: Trust in the trust to keep your estate out of probate

Q: I have a will designating my wife as beneficiary, or her two adult children should she predecease me. I want this protected from a challenge by my sister. How do I set my will up so she has no... Read more »

July 28, 2014

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All families need to have the financial 'talk'

It's the conversation that many families put off. And then put off some more. Read more »

July 28, 2014

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Plan to simplify 2015 health renewals may backfire

If you have health insurance on your job, you probably don't give much thought to each year's renewal. But make the same assumption in one of the new health law plans, and it could lead to costly... Read more »

July 27, 2014

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Does getting married really increase wealth and income?

The Urban Institute has issued a report stating the millennial generation will have the lowest rates of marriage by age 40 than any previous generation. Read more »

July 25, 2014

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Closet clutter: How having fewer, better-quality clothes can bring style and happiness

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People have so many clothes they sometimes don't know what to do with them. But cutting back on fast fashion and focusing on quality and classic styles can save money and make life easier. Read more »

July 22, 2014

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Before you head off on your vacation, you may want to see this graphic

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About to go on a vacation? This graphic may give you the help you need to avoid scams. Read more »

July 21, 2014

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Consumers are padding their checking accounts

With wounds from the Great Recession still fresh, chastened Americans are hoarding more cash in their checking accounts than at any time in the last 25 years. Read more »

July 21, 2014

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To encourage saving, some states turn to prizes

Nearly a dozen states believe they’ve found a way to encourage people to save more money — and have fun doing it. And the idea costs not a dime in state funds. Read more »

July 21, 2014

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The Journey: How much income will that 401(k) generate?

Forget the big number you’re aiming for in your 401(k). Read more »

July 21, 2014

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Susan Tompor: Stop and look both ways for auto insurance discounts

Everybody wants a discount on car insurance. Why else would we watch the Esurance TV ads where a crazy lady in the beige turtleneck named Beatrice talks about how she shops for car insurance and... Read more »

July 21, 2014

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What happens to card debt when someone dies?

If family births are the most joyous occasions for almost all of us, family deaths are the polar opposite. Read more »

July 18, 2014

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Everything you need to know about finances on a 4x6 index card

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While the financial industry thrives on selling advices, one social scientist says everything you need to know about finances will fit on one index card. Read more »

Sept. 19, 2013

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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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