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The top 10 insurance myths that people think are true, but they aren't

When it comes to insurance, misunderstandings can end up costing thousands of dollars.

Top 10 insurance myths that people think are true

Any confusion over what to buy or how to use a product can end up being costly, but when it comes to insurance, misunderstandings can end up costing thousands of dollars. Read more »

20 hours ago

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6 ways to jump-start your savings account

The Great Recession dealt a heavy blow to family savings, but it is over. It is time to stop blaming the source of the problem and focus instead on fixing it. If your savings effort needs a jump... Read more »

21 hours ago

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Landlords may be charging pet fees just because they can

Man's best friend is taking a bite out of renters' wallets. Read more »

yesterday

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9 things we routinely overpay for

By getting the urge to splurge under control, it’s possible to save significant amounts of cash that can be used to stretch your household budget. Here are several things people often overpay... Read more »

yesterday

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5 money moves to make by year's end

Five financial things to make sure you do before the end of this year. Read more »

yesterday

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Most popular Halloween costumes

America will spend about $7.4 billion on Halloween this year, $2.8 billion of which will be costumes. And consumers are projected to spend more on adult costumes than ones for children. Read more »

Oct. 22, 2014

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Balancing act: What is your ROI for seeking work-life balance?

In the business world, we often talk about "return on investment," or ROI. But when it comes to work-life balance, perhaps we should discuss a "return on life/time investment," or ROLTI. How does... Read more »

Oct. 21, 2014

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Dave Ramsey says: Keep expectations clear regarding loans

If you don’t already have an agreement, my advice would be to ask him what his expectations are. Read more »

Oct. 21, 2014

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Making your student debt worth its burden

There are things those with an interest in student loans — prospective students and their parents and grandparents — can do to avoid the worse outcomes. Read more »

Oct. 20, 2014

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Facebook is now helping its female employees start a family ... eventually

National Edition

Facebook and Apple are willing to pay for their female employees to freeze their eggs. Why potential mothers should give it a "like." Read more »

Oct. 20, 2014

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Renting a car? Using a debit card could damage credit score

Some customers prefer to use a debit card rather than a credit card to make purchases as a means of limiting debt and managing their finances. But the choice could backfire when it comes to renting... Read more »

Oct. 20, 2014

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5 reasons you'll blow your holiday budget again

Here are five reasons you may struggle to stick to your holiday budget — and how you can make this year different. Read more »

Oct. 20, 2014

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How daydreaming helped one woman go from receptionist to music executive in three years

National Edition

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 »

Oct. 17, 2014

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Halloween 2014: How much America will spend and on what

Halloween celebrations cost Americans roughly $7.4 billion last year, but this year a survey reflects a shift in economic attitudes. Read more »

Oct. 17, 2014

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Studio C teams up with popular indie band to teach kids about money

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 »

Oct. 17, 2014

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What homeowners would do differently if they could buy their home again

Every house-hunter has a wish list and every homeowner probably has a “wish I researched” list. Read more »

Oct. 16, 2014

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What you don't know about your homeowner's insurance policy

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 »

Oct. 15, 2014

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Facebook, Apple pay for egg freezing, sperm donors

Free lunches, dry cleaning, massages — frozen eggs? Read more »

Oct. 15, 2014

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Balancing act: 'One of those weeks' teaches work-life lessons

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 »

Oct. 14, 2014

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What brand has the best paper towels?

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 »

Oct. 13, 2014

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How not to save for a down payment

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 »

Oct. 13, 2014

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Using a credit card for college tuition rings up fees

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 »

Oct. 13, 2014

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12 things your auto insurance agent doesn't tell you

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 »

Oct. 10, 2014

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5 big mistakes when buying health insurance at work

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 »

Oct. 10, 2014

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