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Dave Ramsey says: Use good judgment, common sense in the online marketplace

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Dave Ramsey says: Make a written game plan to pay off debt

Most people seem to be able to magically find money when they feel it’s a life-or-death situation. “Magically” means that you do a budget. You make a written game plan where every... Read more »

July 25, 2015

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Families face tough decisions as cost of elder care soars

Doris Ranzman had followed the expert advice, planning ahead in case she wound up unable to care for herself one day. But when a nursing-home bill tops $14,000 a month, the best-laid plans get... Read more »

July 20, 2015

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Greek banks reopen but cash limits remain and taxes soar

Greek banks opened their doors Monday for the first time in over three weeks, a move the government hopes will help the economy get back to normal following a period dominated by fears over the... Read more »

July 20, 2015

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The surprising places rent costs more than half a paycheck

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The balance between affording food and basic health care for your family and making rent each month is getting harder to find. Read more »

July 19, 2015

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Overtime proposal may force hard choices at small businesses

A proposal to give millions of U.S. workers a raise is forcing restaurant owner Michelle Shriver to make some hard choices. Read more »

July 15, 2015

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Greece strikes deal with creditors, avoids chaotic euro exit

After grueling, often angry negotiations that tested the limits of European unity, Greece struck a preliminary rescue deal with its creditors Monday that should avert an imminent financial... Read more »

July 13, 2015

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Yellen: Fed still on track to raise rates this year

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said the Fed is on track to start raising interest rates later this year but expressed multiple concerns over headwinds that are still holding back the U.S. economy. Read more »

July 10, 2015

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The Mortgage Professor: What happens when a lender miscalculates a payment?

With millions of mortgage loans originated every year, it is not surprising that now and then lenders make a mistake in calculating a monthly mortgage payment. Read more »

July 9, 2015

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Rent hikes force small businesses to move, revamp

Rising commercial rents in newly trendy areas are forcing some small companies to change not only where they do business, but how they do it. Read more »

July 9, 2015

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Back to School: busy season for networks of online shoppers

any parents hit the stores to find their children's back-to-school wardrobes, the online marketplace also buzzes this season. And for some dedicated shoppers, it is more than a convenient place to... Read more »

July 7, 2015

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Dave Ramsey says: Handle money with planning, purpose, maturity

You’ve got a little room to play back and forth once you get past Baby Step 3. But until then, I want you to be hardcore about scrimping, saving and getting your financial house in order. Read more »

July 7, 2015

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Greek PM Tsipras races to restart talks after vote win

With his country struggling to stave off financial collapse, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will try to convince European creditors to agree on a new bailout program when they meet Tuesday for... Read more »

July 7, 2015

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What's next, as Greece stumbles toward euro exit

Greece is at the last chance saloon, thirsty and out of credit. Next stop could be the badlands of euro exit. Read more »

July 6, 2015

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Chinese small investors look for way out of stocks

Shares in big Chinese state companies have soared after weekend promises of government action to halt a slide in stock prices, but many others sank as jittery small investors tried to cut their... Read more »

July 6, 2015

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