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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 »
Halloween celebrations cost Americans roughly $7.4 billion last year, but this year a survey reflects a shift in economic attitudes. Read more »
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 »
Every house-hunter has a wish list and every homeowner probably has a “wish I researched” list. Read more »
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 »
Free lunches, dry cleaning, massages — frozen eggs? Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Yes, you might get some weird questions during an interview. Here are 10 of the strangest. Read more »
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 »
Middle class luxuries are getting more expensive, but the average U.S. income is staying the same. Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
If you work for a company that doesn't offer a retirement plan, hand the boss this column. Read more »
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 »
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 »
Bitcoins are a semi-anonymous, virtual money that is complex to understand but that everybody may be using someday. Read more »
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I experimented with paying cash only for my October groceries. I had only one goal in mind: Spend less on groceries so I could save more money each month. Well, my little experiment opened a whole... Read more »
Shopping on Black Friday seems like good financial sense — there are some amazing deals. But here are four reasons why you might want to skip the shopping malls and hang with your family on... Read more »
Women need to take their retirement planning seriously. So what can women do to better prepare for a long retirement? Read more »
Is your idea of a budget simply spending till your checking account is nearly empty? Or worse, till your credit limit is exhausted? If you would like a budget that is based more on planning than on... Read more »
Some home improvements like a kitchen remodel make a real difference in the comfort and enjoyment you derive from your home; others fetch a good monetary return on investment when you put your home... Read more »
Turkey, stuffing and a helium-filled Thomas the Tank Engine are on the menu as friends and families gather across the United States to celebrate Thanksgiving. Read more »
There are some money-related topics families can broach at Thanksgiving that have the potential to bring them closer together, not split them across the city trying to score the best deals. Read more »
Whether you're planning on camping out on Black Friday, getting a pedicure at a local salon for Small Business Saturday or shopping in your jammies for Cyber Monday, we've got you covered. Read more »
A new survey shows that 97 percent of employers will designate Thanksgiving as a paid day off. However, 33 percent of all responding organizations will require at least some employees to work on... Read more »
Homebuyers have a lot to be thankful for this holiday season; including mortgage rates, the federal reserve, jobs, home prices and homeowner equity. Read more »
If you’re considering refinancing your mortgage, you’re likely to be looking for the lowest possible mortgage refinance rate. Here are 12 ways to ensure you lock in the lowest refinance... Read more »
WisePiggy polled 2,000 Americans age 25 and above through an OP4G survey in order to learn more about fourth-quarter purchase patterns and consumer responsibility. Read more »
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