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U.S. consumers increased their borrowing in September with gains in credit card debt and auto and student loans. Read more »
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It’s not all that surprising that, according to Gallup, Americans' No. 1 worry is whether or not they’ll be able to afford retirement. But that doesn’t mean we should all just... Read more »
If you’re expecting a new grandchild, you might want to think about starting a 529 plan. Read more »
You've set your wedding date. Now it's time to create your gift registry. Silverware sets and blenders are nice, but down payment dollars are a gift that comes with a far bigger impact. Read more »
Having the financial freedom to finally get by without following a strict spending budget is certainly one perk I happily enjoy now — and I don’t feel guilty about it either. Read more »
In “We The Economy: 20 Short Films You Can’t Afford to Miss,” Hollywood directors teach the public about the American economy by using everything from cat videos to song and dance. Read more »
India's finance minister is urging foreign investors to help plug enormous gaps in the country's infrastructure blamed for holding back growth. Read more »
For a couple of months now, we’ve been circulating an internal email to our staff that includes articles from across the Web that cover faith and family-related topics. Read more »
Taxes are a big part of what you're paying for when you fill up your gas-guzzling SUV, according to the American Petroleum Institute. Read more »
Sen. Elizabeth Warren has been fighting the good fight for student loan debt reform. As she put it recently: "Millions of young people are just stuck. They can't buy homes, they can't buy cars ...... Read more »
Canning is a lot of work, but does it actually save you money? Get Rich Slowly writer Lisa Aberle calculates her recent canning expenses to find out. Read more »
China's roaring economy for years has pulled much of the rest of the world with it, soaking up oil, iron ore and other commodities from developing countries and autos and luxury goods from Europe. Read more »
Why are more people over the traditional retirement age still working? I’m 63, with many friends and family who are in this age bracket, and most of us still “work,” although the... Read more »
From big spenders to budget-strapped homeowners, all have dreams for how they can alter the kitchen they've lived with — and possibly hated — for years. So where should you splurge and... Read more »
Too much leverage is dangerous, both to individual homeowners and to giant financial institutions. And well-meaning policies, such as promoting home ownership, can sometimes have disastrous... Read more »
Even with the best intentions, it is very easy to lose track of finances or make unwise decisions with money. Here are some of the top money mistakes new parents make. Read more »
Fall and winter can be absolutely gorgeous, but when freezing temperatures and snow descend upon your home, they can bring about some not-so-delightful problems. Read more »
Americans plan to spend 76 percent more on their family members than they do their pets, friends and co-workers combined, according to a recent poll by the National Retail Federation. Read more »
Most people will face some kind of fear at work during their careers, but what scares residents of Cubeville the most? A new survey says that "having too much work leading to stress or burnout"... Read more »
If you're just starting out and have a tiny (or nonexistent) investment portfolio, getting the help of a financial adviser has traditionally been out of the question. Advisers often have account... Read more »
Energy companies led U.S. stocks lower Monday as the price of oil languished around $80 a barrel and more disappointing economic news came out of Europe. Read more »
Tanya LaPrad’s story of dealing with about $20,000 in credit card debt has all the makings of CNBC show like “Til Debt Do Us Part” or a Suze Orman segment of “Can I... Read more »
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 »
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For those of you who have already bought holiday flights home and cringed at the amount, here are some things to keep in mind the next time you travel. Read more »
What to give to a loved one that is barely making ends meet — from help with bills to hand-me-downs. Read more »
Learning how to build credit isn’t a talent reserved for a lucky few, you just have to take deliberate action to positively change your credit score. Read more »
When at the checkout line and a clerk asks, “debit or credit?” I have only one answer: credit. There are a number of reasons I never make debit card purchases — security, peace... Read more »
Some people believe that guaranteed asset protection (GAP) insurance is overkill, but that’s not necessarily true. Read more »
Some might feel they don’t have enough money to invest while others might be afraid to invest. But whatever the reason, teaching about investing can help address some of these concerns and... Read more »
I’ve learned, after years of writing books, doing a radio show and trying to educate folks about their finances, you can’t make people listen to you. Even with what I do for a living, I... Read more »
Online shopping has become as volatile as stock market trading. Wild, minute-by-minute price swings on everything from clothes to TVs have made it difficult for holiday shoppers to "buy low." Read more »
Don't rush to book that flight to Cuba just yet. Read more »
Those in their 20s or early 30s probably know saving for retirement is important to do. They just may not have the means to do it. Read more »
Some believe the key to financial success is frugality. The problem is you probably don’t want to live like a college student for the rest of your life. Yes, you do need to find sustainable... Read more »
Takeout and frozen meals may be fast and convenient, but they aren't necessarily the best choice for your wallet or your waistline. So how can you take the pain out of bringing a healthy and... Read more »
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