Root of investor anxiety: Uncertainty about China slowdown and Fed hike

Fears about China's slowdown and a coming U.S. interest rate hike have sent global stock markets into a freefall.

Root of investor anxiety: Uncertainty about China and Fed

Fears about China's slowdown and a coming U.S. interest rate hike have sent global stock markets into a fidgety freefall. Read more »

Sept. 30, 2015


Dave Ramsey says: Canceling credit card doesn't erase credit history

Canceling a credit card doesn’t erase a person’s entire credit history, and it doesn’t erase their credit history with that company or their card, either. Read more »

Sept. 29, 2015


Trump unveils tax plan that would lower taxes for millions

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is calling for an overhaul of the tax code that would eliminate income taxes for millions of Americans, and lower them for the rich. Read more »

Sept. 28, 2015


Tips on using new iPhone feature for animating still photos

If you're getting one of the new iPhones, you'll be able to turn still images into video. Read more »

Sept. 25, 2015


US average rate on 30-year home loans falls to 3.86 percent

U.S. long-term mortgage rates declined this week following the Federal Reserve's decision to keep interest rates at record lows for now. Read more »

Sept. 24, 2015

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Clinton aims to tackle out-of-pocket health care costs

Hillary Rodham Clinton proposed a series of steps on Wednesday to lessen the burden of out-of-pocket medical bills for Americans covered by President Barack Obama's health care law. Read more »

Sept. 23, 2015


Is now time for a Fed rate hike? Here are 2 clashing views

For seven years — through political fights, Europe debt crises and market panic — investors could count on one thing: Short-term U.S. interest rates would stay locked near zero. Read more »

Sept. 16, 2015


Government says students can apply earlier for college aid

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Aspiring college students will be able to apply for federal financial aid three months earlier than now and submit a previous year's tax return, changes aimed at helping more people pay for school,... Read more »

Sept. 13, 2015


5 ways to use your family emergency fund and 3 ways to not

Once you have an emergency fund, be careful what you spend it on. Read more »

Sept. 10, 2015


Dave Ramsey says: Going to financial extremes is unhealthy

Some people have a tendency to live in the moment while others think more about the future. When you take these kinds of behaviors to unhealthy extents, you have extreme spenders or extreme savers.... Read more »

Sept. 8, 2015


Dave Ramsey says: Dave Ramsey: Make time to do a written budget

No matter how tired you are or how little free time you seem to have, you must make time do a written budget every month. This is essential, and it really doesn’t take long. Read more »

Sept. 1, 2015


US stocks close out their worst month in 3 years

The stock market is closing out its worst month in more than three years on a down note. Read more »

Aug. 31, 2015


How do schools calculate new stipends for college athletes?

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For the first time, the NCAA is allowing college athletes to receive money in their scholarships to cover the so-called cost of attendance, those expenses beyond tuition, room and board, books and... Read more »

Aug. 30, 2015


US stocks rise after Chinese market surges

U.S. stocks climbed Thursday morning, extending their recovery from a sharp sell-off that was triggered by concerns about the health of the Chinese economy. Read more »

Aug. 27, 2015


Learning money management skills increases financial security for women

Learning to properly manage money can help women bolster their self-confidence and self-reliance, according to Susan Madsen, professor of leadership and ethics at the Woodbury School of Business at... Read more »

Aug. 25, 2015


Global markets rebound as China cuts rates to help economy

U.S. stocks jumped at the open after China's central bank cut interest rates to support its economy. Read more »

Aug. 25, 2015


Dave Ramsey says: Dave Ramsey: Use good judgment in online marketplace

I wouldn’t say never buy anything on places like eBay, but I would try to use some common sense and judgment. Read more »

Aug. 25, 2015


Michelle Singletary: Students should use cash, not credit

We should not be teaching young adults that credit is a safety net. Cash is their saving grace. Of course, at some point, having good credit will matter — but not in their formative financial... Read more »

Aug. 25, 2015


Teens are shopping more like their recession-scarred parents

Gone are the spending sprees. Teens are shopping like their parents during the back-to-school season, and that's putting a lot of pressure on retailers to change the way they market to them. More... Read more »

Aug. 24, 2015


Fed last month appeared to be moving closer to a rate hike

Federal Reserve officials appeared to edge closer last month to a decision to raise interest rates as early as September. At the same time, officials remained concerned about low inflation,... Read more »

Aug. 19, 2015

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Who needs .com? Domains like .vegas, .pr, .nyc are trending

Did the website address you just went to really end with ".vegas" instead of ".com"? Read more »

Aug. 19, 2015


Home inventories can help in case of natural disaster

Wild weather has become more common with climate change, the experts say, and homeowners can prepare for natural disasters by making home inventories — detailed lists of household belongings... Read more »

Aug. 4, 2015

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Greece: Prospect of new election grows, markets hit

Greece's left-wing government conceded Tuesday that dissent within the ruling party was likely to force an early election, while markets fell again under the weight of plummeting bank shares. Read more »

Aug. 4, 2015


Dave Ramsey says: Face the future with a detailed financial plan

Chances are you’re going to have to cut back on some stuff because you’ve chosen to take care of your mother-in-law. If you just wander along without a plan, you’re going to make... Read more »

Aug. 4, 2015


Susan Tompor: Saving for college? Do homework on 529 plans

Young parents can hear shocking statistics — such as that some private schools could cost about $450,000 for four years by the time today’s newborn heads to college — and give up... Read more »

Aug. 3, 2015


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