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Deciphering the alphabet soup of advisers

Susan and Barry Berg, of Maplewood, N.J., handled their own finances for years. But when their special-needs son, Julian, turned 18 in 2013, they had a docket of financial decisions to make for the... Read more »

July 14, 2014

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Citigroup to pay $7B in subprime mortgages probe

Citigroup will pay $7 billion to settle an investigation into risky subprime mortgages, the type that helped fuel the financial crisis. Read more »

July 14, 2014

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Hope comes from the most unexpected places for these minimum wage workers

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A couple of restaurant workers were recently given $100 in tips. What does that say about the future of minimum wage work and its value to society? Read more »

July 9, 2014

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How this potato salad can help you save money on groceries

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Think you're spending too much on groceries? Here's how to spend less, inspired by one man's passion for potato salad. Read more »

July 7, 2014

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The Journey: Borrowing from 401(k) to pay mortgage has its risks

QUESTION: I read something a year ago about the possibility of paying off your mortgage with funds from a 401(k) plan without paying any penalty. Read more »

July 7, 2014

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Why a positive emoji is a popular emoji

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Emojis are sensationally possible and continue to enter into the stream of American pop culture. But where did they come from? And why are they so popular? Read more »

July 7, 2014

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Dubai to build world's biggest shopping center

The shopping-loving city that is home to one of the world's largest shopping malls wants to build one even bigger. Read more »

July 6, 2014

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Room service draws buyers in US condo-hotel boom

Developers nationwide are reviving a concept that collapsed with the real estate crash in 2008: combining condos and hotels. Read more »

July 5, 2014

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U.S. federal debt continues to grow

The amount of debt issued by the U.S. Treasury and held by the public totaled just under $12.6 trillion last week. When borrowings between government entities are included, the total public debt... Read more »

July 4, 2014

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Dow tops 17,000 after strong jobs report

The Dow Jones industrial average topped 17,000 for the first time Thursday, the index's first big 1,000-point milestone this year, following news that hiring in the U.S. accelerated last month. Read more »

July 3, 2014

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Why Facebook has been experimenting on you behind your back

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Details emerged Monday about an experiment Facebook conducted on its users without their knowledge and what that means for the future of the social network. Read more »

June 30, 2014

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Many factors can impact retirement-savings risk decisions

A basic tenet of retirement planning instructs investors to tilt their sails to more conservative shores as their retirement beachhead nears. Read more »

June 30, 2014

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Shocked into reality by the Great Recession

Anna Newell Jones knew she was living well beyond her means when the Great Recession struck: She was $24,000 in debt. What surprised her, though, was how quickly she climbed out of that hole during... Read more »

June 30, 2014

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A chip on the old card: Americans will soon see a new patch of technology on their familiar charge cards

Stores in North Jersey and around the country are gearing up for the next generation of credit cards, and consumers can expect to see changes in checkout aisles and in their wallets in coming months. Read more »

June 30, 2014

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Debt collectors turn to social media to track down delinquents

After more than a decade of eluding phone calls, a Brighton Heights man said his experience with a third-party collection agency hired to recoup his student loan debt went from marginally annoying... Read more »

June 30, 2014

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Retirees resume their moves to less taxing climes

Steven Ramos, a retired letter carrier, estimated his cost of living would drop 80 percent when he moved from New York to a rental community in central Florida. Read more »

June 23, 2014

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Double job loss disrupts a family’s smooth financial path

For Victor and Shannon Macias, the good old days were as recent as 2012, when the couple could afford to take their two daughters to Disneyland or out to dinner without worrying about the bill. Read more »

June 23, 2014

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McCain urges military supporters to back Cochran

U.S. Sen John McCain and other supporters of U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran are playing up his support for the military in their push before Tuesday's Mississippi Republican runoff, when the six-term... Read more »

June 23, 2014

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Olive Garden, Red Lobster sales continue to slide

Darden said Friday that sales continued to slide at Olive Garden and Red Lobster in the latest quarter, with other costs dragging down its profit by 35 percent. Read more »

June 20, 2014

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Spain's new King Felipe aims to inspire his people

Taking the Spanish throne on Thursday, King Felipe VI sought to inspire his beleaguered countrymen amid troubled economic times and lift patriotic spirits a day after the national team's humbling... Read more »

June 19, 2014

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Rising college costs push students to technical schools

While most high school students still plan to go the traditional route of attending four-year colleges and universities when they consider educational options after graduation, a significant number... Read more »

June 18, 2014

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Randy Shumway: Positive lessons from free trade with Mexico

Taking a cue from Mexico’s success, the U.S. can improve its economy by emphasizing free trade — particularly with the European Union. Read more »

June 17, 2014

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‘Kids to college’ savings programs take root

Like many busy mothers of young kids, Sylvia Suarez never thought too much about college for her two boys, much less saving for it. College simply seemed a long way off. Read more »

June 16, 2014

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Pamela Yip: Make sure your financial adviser is worth what you’re paying

I recently wrote a column about how important it is to pay attention to fees and costs when investing. Read more »

June 16, 2014

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Cutting down: What being a minimalist is all about

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Minimalists may not want a lot of things, but the minimalist culture is growing to new heights. Read more »

June 14, 2014

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