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5 reasons you'll blow your holiday budget again

Here are five reasons you may struggle to stick to your holiday budget — and how you can make this year different. Read more »

Oct. 20, 2014

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How daydreaming helped one woman go from receptionist to music executive in three years

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Erica Grayson got a job as a receptionist in the music industry when she was 20. Now, she's leading the way in music. How? Daydreaming. Read more »

Oct. 17, 2014

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Halloween 2014: How much America will spend and on what

Halloween celebrations cost Americans roughly $7.4 billion last year, but this year a survey reflects a shift in economic attitudes. Read more »

Oct. 17, 2014

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Studio C teams up with popular indie band to teach kids about money

A satirical look at consumerism, framed as a how-to video for kids that explains personal finance to be all about making money, buying things and then borrowing more money. Read more »

Oct. 17, 2014

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What homeowners would do differently if they could buy their home again

Every house-hunter has a wish list and every homeowner probably has a “wish I researched” list. Read more »

Oct. 16, 2014

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What you don't know about your homeowner's insurance policy

Most of us probably don’t bother to read our homeowners insurance, but it’s filled with distinctions we might need to know if a disaster occurs. Read more »

Oct. 15, 2014

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Facebook, Apple pay for egg freezing, sperm donors

Free lunches, dry cleaning, massages — frozen eggs? Read more »

Oct. 15, 2014

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Balancing act: 'One of those weeks' teaches work-life lessons

Every family has one of those weeks now and then. You know the kind. You circle it on the calendar months in advance because you know it's going to be tough. But even extremely busy weeks can teach... Read more »

Oct. 14, 2014

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What brand has the best paper towels?

With so many brands of varying price and quality to choose from, it’s tough to know which paper towel offers the best value. I decided to perform my own experiment comparing a host of paper... Read more »

Oct. 13, 2014

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How not to save for a down payment

One major hurdle to buying a house is coming up with the down payment. So we asked a few financial experts to combat some of the worst advice for prospective homeowners. Read more »

Oct. 13, 2014

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Using a credit card for college tuition rings up fees

Paying for one’s college tuition by going online and using a credit card sounds super convenient. But it’s also a really easy way to get hit with hundreds of dollars in extra fees. Read more »

Oct. 13, 2014

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12 things your auto insurance agent doesn't tell you

Car insurance companies employ armies of underwriters and actuaries who crunch insurance numbers all day, but it’s the auto insurance agents who really know the score. Read more »

Oct. 10, 2014

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5 big mistakes when buying health insurance at work

A new survey by Aflac found that 41 percent of Americans devoted 15 minutes or less to making their selections during their employer's open enrollment period, and 24 percent spent 5 minutes or less. Read more »

Oct. 10, 2014

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Liberia children orphaned, ostracized by Ebola

First 16-year-old Promise Cooper's mother complained of a hurting head and raging fever, and she died days later on the way to the hospital. Read more »

Oct. 9, 2014

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How to answer 10 weird questions you'll get in an interview

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Yes, you might get some weird questions during an interview. Here are 10 of the strangest. Read more »

Oct. 8, 2014

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Hacking a big danger for small businesses

It's not just big businesses like JPMorgan Chase, Target and Home Depot that get hacked. Small companies suffer from intrusions into their computer systems, too. Read more »

Oct. 8, 2014

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Date night is getting more expensive, and income isn't catching up

Middle class luxuries are getting more expensive, but the average U.S. income is staying the same. Read more »

Oct. 7, 2014

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Balancing act: Survey — Workers choose telecommuting to avoid office politics, interruptions

Fifty-four percent of respondents in a new survey said that their home, not the office, was their location of choice to undertake important job-related assignments.When asked why, avoiding office... Read more »

Oct. 7, 2014

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Wal-Mart cuts health benefits for some part-timers

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. plans to eliminate health insurance coverage for some of its part-time U.S. employees in a move aimed at controlling rising health care costs of the nation's largest private... Read more »

Oct. 7, 2014

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Are your adult children destroying your retirement?

The 70- and 80-year-olds of the Greatest Generation, folks who had been careful about finances to the point of always searching for the best savings account rates, were called upon to help bail out... Read more »

Oct. 6, 2014

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Get a 401(k) or die poor

If you work for a company that doesn't offer a retirement plan, hand the boss this column. Read more »

Oct. 6, 2014

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5 financial discussions you need to have with your spouse

The weight of financial responsibility can be heavy, so here are five financial discussions you need to have with your spouse, based on advice from local experts. Read more »

Oct. 6, 2014

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Investors ask for advice when saving for college more than buying a house

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 »

Sept. 16, 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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