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

When it comes to work-life balance, we should discuss a "return on life/time investment." How's your ROLTI?

Top 10 Halloween costumes for kids

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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 »

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

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

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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 »

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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

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Oct. 15, 2014

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

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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

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Oct. 10, 2014

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5 big mistakes when buying health insurance at work

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Oct. 10, 2014

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Liberia children orphaned, ostracized by Ebola

First 16-year-old Promise Cooper's mother complained of a hurting head and raging fever, and she died days later on the way to the hospital. Read more »

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How to answer 10 weird questions you'll get in an interview

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Date night is getting more expensive, and income isn't catching up

Middle class luxuries are getting more expensive, but the average U.S. income is staying the same. Read more »

Oct. 7, 2014

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Balancing act: Survey — Workers choose telecommuting to avoid office politics, interruptions

Fifty-four percent of respondents in a new survey said that their home, not the office, was their location of choice to undertake important job-related assignments.When asked why, avoiding office... Read more »

Oct. 7, 2014

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