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Bad Santa? 5 tips to tackle your holiday gift returns

As anyone who's received a drugstore cologne gift set well knows, even Santa Claus gets it wrong sometimes.

More 'Help Wanted' signs up at small businesses

If you're looking for signs that the U.S. economy is growing and that the job market is improving, just talk to small business owners. Read more »

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Wal-Mart tests gift card exchange

Starting Christmas Day, Wal-Mart is letting customers exchange gift cards from more than 200 retailers, airlines and restaurants for a Wal-Mart card. The cards don't expire and can be used in... Read more »

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Applications for US jobless aid fall to 7-week low

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits has reached its lowest level in seven weeks, a sign that the U.S. economy and job market are steadily improving. Read more »

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Freelancing: The new way to work

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Freelancers are growing in numbers. Here's why, as well as some things to think about if you're considering becoming one of them. Read more »

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BBC exposes inhumane working conditions in Apple factories

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A new documentary released by the BBC shows miserable working conditions in some Apple factories in China. Apple denies the accusations. Read more »

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10 easy last-minute gifts for everyone on your list

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The trend setter, the health nut, the do-gooder; find the perfect last-minute gift for all those hard to shop for people on your list. Read more »

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Dave Ramsey says: Make the most of a teachable moment

This is an incredible example of a teachable moment, but you two have to be on the same side and treat it with appropriate seriousness. You have to make your daughter understand that what she did... Read more »

Dec. 23, 2014

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It's becoming easier to shop overseas this holiday season

This holiday season, it's almost as simple to shop on the other side of the world as it is to buy from a store down the block. Read more »

Dec. 22, 2014

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Editor's Picks: The top 10 moneywise stories of 2014

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This year's most compelling Moneywise stories. Read more »

Dec. 22, 2014

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Survey finds fewer women working now than in 1999

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In 1999, 74 percent of women in the United States worked. Today, that number has fallen to 69 percent. There are different theories on why that is. Read more »

Dec. 22, 2014

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The money beat: Becoming a confident consumer one question at a time

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2014 was marked by a commitment to empowering everyday consumers through the moneywise beat. Read more »

Dec. 22, 2014

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Tent city sprouts in shadow of downtown Detroit

Bankruptcy behind it, Detroit's atmosphere swirls with the promise of better days. Charles Floyd Jones can only hope that the city's good fortune trickles down to him and the 10 other residents of... Read more »

Dec. 21, 2014

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Amazon offers one-hour delivery in Manhattan and beyond

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Amazon has announced its plan to offer a one-hour and two-hour delivery service to residents in parts of Manhattan. It predicts an expansion into other cities next year. Read more »

Dec. 21, 2014

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The 37 most charitable celebrities

From superstar Taylor Swift to NBA player Kevin Durant to Oscar-winner and "The Hunger Games" actress Jennifer Lawrence, the 37 most charitable celebrities have big wallets and even bigger hearts. Read more »

Dec. 20, 2014

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AP PHOTOS: A look at 2014 in the business world

No one said the recovery from the global financial crisis would be easy and 2014 provided that in spades. Read more »

Dec. 20, 2014

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What can 'Annie' and 'The Lego Movie' teach your kids about economics?

Yahoo! Finance has a new video about what Hollywood movies teach about economics. Read more »

Dec. 20, 2014

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15 things other than salary to consider before you accept that job offer

Not all jobs are created equal, and the goal in getting a new job is (typically) to improve your situation. So job offers must be evaluated carefully to ensure that your goals, personal finances... Read more »

Dec. 19, 2014

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Why you might want guaranteed asset protection for your car

Some people believe that guaranteed asset protection (GAP) insurance is overkill, but that’s not necessarily true. Read more »

Dec. 19, 2014

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Sony hack adds to security pressure on companies

Faced with rising cybercrime like the attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment, companies worldwide are under pressure to tighten security but are hampered by cost and, for some, reluctance to believe... Read more »

Dec. 19, 2014

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Questions and answers about traveling to Cuba

Don't rush to book that flight to Cuba just yet. Read more »

Dec. 18, 2014

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Constantly changing online prices stump shoppers

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 »

Dec. 18, 2014

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3 tips for traveling cheaply

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 »

Dec. 18, 2014

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How to take your first steps into investing

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 »

Dec. 18, 2014

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6 ways to build credit without a credit card

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 »

Dec. 18, 2014

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5 ways foodies can get more from credit cards

Foodies often drop some serious cash on the highest-quality specialty ingredients and meals at the finest restaurants in town. But, did you know that epicureans can actually boost their foodie... Read more »

Dec. 18, 2014

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