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Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors

More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies.

Balancing act: First 'real' job teaches lessons, offers a few surprises

Every job we hold during our long years in the work force teaches us something. My 16-year-old daughter is about a month into her first "real" job, and so far it has been a great experience for... Read more »

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$1,000 Sovaldi now hepatitis treatment of choice

The price is sky-high, but so is demand. A new $1,000-per-pill drug has become the treatment of choice for Americans with hepatitis C, a liver-wasting disease that affects more than 3 million. Read more »

10 hours ago

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Federal Reserve is weighing key issues but may reveal little

This much is clear: The Federal Reserve will make another cut this week in its monthly bond purchases, which have been aimed at keeping long-term loan rates low. Read more »

14 hours ago

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Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors

More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute. Read more »

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Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors

More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute. Read more »

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Medicare hospital fund to last 4 years longer

Medicare's finances are looking brighter, the government said Monday. The program's giant hospital trust fund won't be exhausted until 2030 — four years later than last year's estimate. Read more »

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The Journey: Trust in the trust to keep your estate out of probate

Q: I have a will designating my wife as beneficiary, or her two adult children should she predecease me. I want this protected from a challenge by my sister. How do I set my will up so she has no... Read more »

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All families need to have the financial 'talk'

It's the conversation that many families put off. And then put off some more. Read more »

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Plan to simplify 2015 health renewals may backfire

If you have health insurance on your job, you probably don't give much thought to each year's renewal. But make the same assumption in one of the new health law plans, and it could lead to costly... Read more »

July 27, 2014

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Does getting married really increase wealth and income?

The Urban Institute has issued a report stating the millennial generation will have the lowest rates of marriage by age 40 than any previous generation. Read more »

July 25, 2014

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Closet clutter: How having fewer, better-quality clothes can bring style and happiness

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People have so many clothes they sometimes don't know what to do with them. But cutting back on fast fashion and focusing on quality and classic styles can save money and make life easier. Read more »

July 22, 2014

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Before you head off on your vacation, you may want to see this graphic

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About to go on a vacation? This graphic may give you the help you need to avoid scams. Read more »

July 21, 2014

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Consumers are padding their checking accounts

With wounds from the Great Recession still fresh, chastened Americans are hoarding more cash in their checking accounts than at any time in the last 25 years. Read more »

July 21, 2014

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To encourage saving, some states turn to prizes

Nearly a dozen states believe they’ve found a way to encourage people to save more money — and have fun doing it. And the idea costs not a dime in state funds. Read more »

July 21, 2014

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The Journey: How much income will that 401(k) generate?

Forget the big number you’re aiming for in your 401(k). Read more »

July 21, 2014

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Susan Tompor: Stop and look both ways for auto insurance discounts

Everybody wants a discount on car insurance. Why else would we watch the Esurance TV ads where a crazy lady in the beige turtleneck named Beatrice talks about how she shops for car insurance and... Read more »

July 21, 2014

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What happens to card debt when someone dies?

If family births are the most joyous occasions for almost all of us, family deaths are the polar opposite. Read more »

July 18, 2014

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Renovation Solutions: Freedom through architecture

We love to see firsthand the freedom our clients find when they remodel their homes. Read more »

July 18, 2014

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Weird ways our brains control our money habits

I’ll admit it. I’m a sucker for money psychology studies. And it’s not just because I write about money. On a sheer curiosity level, they’re fascinating. Read more »

July 17, 2014

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7 questions to ask your homebuilder

Building a new home? Be sure you ask the vital questions. Read more »

July 17, 2014

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Putin: US sanctions hurt bilateral ties, US firms

President Vladimir Putin on Thursday lamented the latest round of U.S. sanctions against Russia, saying they will stalemate bilateral relations and hurt not only Russian but also American businesses. Read more »

July 17, 2014

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Debt Adviser: Get debt down with balance transfer?

With a credit score of 715 to 730, you should qualify for a credit card with a much lower interest rate. Read more »

July 15, 2014

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Dave Ramsey says: Consider economic factors of new opportunities

The problem is that the Silicon Valley area is one of the most expensive places to live in the entire country. Still, if it weren’t for the cost of living argument, it would be a no-brainer... Read more »

July 15, 2014

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Balancing act: Lessons in work-life balance show in many faces

The more I write about my quest for better work-life balance, the more likely I am to see lessons in everything around me. For example, I have recently seen such lessons both in the faces of old... Read more »

July 15, 2014

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The return of the vacation

More than five years after one of the worst economic downturns in U.S. history, a lot of us have decided it’s safe to take a vacation again. Read more »

July 14, 2014

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