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Why starting a garden doesn't save you money, or help you pay off debt

Making extra income from a garden sounds like a good idea ... until you consider the time, money and mistakes.

Why starting a garden doesn't save you money

Starting a garden to save money — or pay off debt — sounds like a good idea ... until you consider the time, money and mistakes that come with it. Read more »

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Review: Larger iPhones eliminate reason to switch

It's easy to dismiss Apple's new iPhones as merely catching up to Android. Read more »

Sept. 19, 2014

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Why babies are expensive, but could save you money

We were barely keeping all the balls up in the air — robbing Peter to pay Paul, raiding our meager savings to pay for basic necessities, and sacrificing tomorrow in order to afford today. But... Read more »

Sept. 18, 2014

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Home Depot breach affected 56M debit, credit cards

Home Depot said that 56 million debit and credit cards are estimated to have been breached in a data theft between April and September at its stores in the U.S. and Canada. That makes it the... Read more »

Sept. 18, 2014

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More home-cooked meals really can save you thousands

Increasing the number of times one eats at home is an easy and extremely effective way to cut monthly expenses. Best of all, for folks who are looking to stretch their income by cutting costs,... Read more »

Sept. 17, 2014

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Drugstores, retailers dive deeper into vaccines

Walgreens provided enough flu shots last season to protect a population roughly twice the size of Los Angeles. Read more »

Sept. 17, 2014

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A Closer Look: Your (online) life after death

Sure, you have a lot to do today — laundry, bills, dinner — but it's never too early to start planning for your digital afterlife, the fate of your numerous online accounts once you... Read more »

Sept. 16, 2014

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Investors ask for advice when saving for college more than buying a house

Of the more than half of U.S. investors who make a financial plan, 63 percent ask for advice, says a recent Gallup poll. And even less seek advice when buying a house. Read more »

Sept. 16, 2014

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Balancing act: Sometimes a 'serious' office is actually a silly place

The average corporate office is a serious place full of serious people doing serious work. Or so we'd like to believe. The reality is, to paraphrase Monty Python, that Cubeville is often a silly... Read more »

Sept. 16, 2014

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Dave Ramsey says: Tips for stretching dollars in a leaky budget

Here are some ideas to help stretch your dollars and plug those leaks. You’ll be amazed at how much money these tactics will save. Read more »

Sept. 16, 2014

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The best (and worst) states when it comes to credit

According to cardratings.com, Nevada has the worst credit conditions in the nation, North Dakota is doing the best and Utah is somewhere in the middle. Read more »

Sept. 15, 2014

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Clean up your finances by tossing paper, tracking files

When are bills so old that you should get rid of them? And which ones do you need to hold on to? Read more »

Sept. 15, 2014

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Save money by replacing appliances that work

You can't always wait until an appliance you rely on every day dies before replacing it. If you do, you won't just have a major inconvenience to deal with, but lots of pressure to buy something in... Read more »

Sept. 12, 2014

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These are America's 10 poorest congressmen

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Not all of Congress has a high net worth. In fact, there are plenty of politicians without much net worth at all. Here's a look at the poorest politicians in America right now. Read more »

Sept. 12, 2014

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EU sanctions hit Russian oil companies, lawmakers

New European Union sanctions against Russia announced Friday toughen financial penalties on the country's banks, arms manufacturers and its biggest oil company, Rosneft, to punish Moscow for what... Read more »

Sept. 12, 2014

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11 jobs that need women ... and men

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Women and men are always entering the workforce. But some jobs are looking for more men than women, and more women than men. Read more »

Sept. 11, 2014

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Why separate bank accounts might help couples communicate

Generally, the expectation when a couple says "I do" is that one of the first financial tasks they will handle is to switch to joint accounts. However, joint finances are not mandatory and may not... Read more »

Sept. 11, 2014

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Roll Call's 10 'poorest' members of Congress for 2014

Roll Call's annual list of the 10 "poorest" members of Congress contains one majority whip, one party chairman, one formerly impeached judge and one senator. Read more »

Sept. 11, 2014

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Roll Call’s 50 richest members of Congress for 2014

Many lawmakers' portfolios shrugged off the effects of a government shutdown, the civil war in Syria and the botched rollout of the health care law to ride a wave that sent the Dow Jones industrial... Read more »

Sept. 11, 2014

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Parents are short changing their girls when it comes to financial education

Women are not as good with financial matters as men. It's a stubborn stereotype, and if there is any truth to that statement, it may be because it has been made into a self-fulfilling prophecy by... Read more »

Sept. 11, 2014

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The Mortgage Professor: What are "no-cost mortgages," and are they a good deal?

A no-cost mortgage is one on which all lender fees are waived, and other fees are paid by the lender. If the borrower has limited cash, avoiding an upfront cash drain may be much more compelling... Read more »

Sept. 11, 2014

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Which new iPhone is right for your family members?

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Want to know which new iPhone you should have? Or if the iWatch is something to strap on? Here's a look at which of the new products is best suited for your family members. Read more »

Sept. 10, 2014

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Fall tourism rising: Fewer crowds, nice weather

Fall used to be off-peak for tourism everywhere except New England and other fall foliage destinations. But autumn tourism is rising, with traditional summer hotspots increasingly busy September... Read more »

Sept. 10, 2014

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4 financial follies of the millennial generation

Millennials have a few things to learn about the financial world. Read more »

Sept. 10, 2014

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College savings on the rise as plans average $20K

The good news is that Americans are saving more than ever for college. The bad news is that the average amount wouldn't come close to getting a person a degree. Read more »

Sept. 9, 2014

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