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Top 10 money mistakes new parents make, from overspending to insurance

Even with the best intentions, it's easy to lose track of money or make unwise financial decisions.

Smaller down payments are the wrong solution to the housing problem

Too much leverage is dangerous, both to individual homeowners and to giant financial institutions. And well-meaning policies, such as promoting home ownership, can sometimes have disastrous... Read more »

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Top 10 money mistakes new parents make

Even with the best intentions, it is very easy to lose track of finances or make unwise decisions with money. Here are some of the top money mistakes new parents make. Read more »

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4 common winter house hazards and how to fix them yourself

Fall and winter can be absolutely gorgeous, but when freezing temperatures and snow descend upon your home, they can bring about some not-so-delightful problems. Read more »

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The family is America's No. 1 priority when it comes to holiday spending

Americans plan to spend 76 percent more on their family members than they do their pets, friends and co-workers combined, according to a recent poll by the National Retail Federation. Read more »

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Balancing act: Stress, burnout, mistakes top list of workplace fears

Most people will face some kind of fear at work during their careers, but what scares residents of Cubeville the most? A new survey says that "having too much work leading to stress or burnout"... Read more »

Oct. 28, 2014

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Start investing: Is a robo-adviser right for you?

If you're just starting out and have a tiny (or nonexistent) investment portfolio, getting the help of a financial adviser has traditionally been out of the question. Advisers often have account... Read more »

Oct. 27, 2014

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Stocks mostly lower as oil sinks, Europe struggles

Energy companies led U.S. stocks lower Monday as the price of oil languished around $80 a barrel and more disappointing economic news came out of Europe. Read more »

Oct. 27, 2014

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How one woman got rid of $20,000 in credit card debt

Tanya LaPrad’s story of dealing with about $20,000 in credit card debt has all the makings of CNBC show like “Til Debt Do Us Part” or a Suze Orman segment of “Can I... Read more »

Oct. 27, 2014

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Should cash be part of your emergency fund?

The pros and cons of keeping a significant amount of cash stashed away for emergencies. Read more »

Oct. 24, 2014

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Should you install your own kitchen cabinets?

New kitchen cabinets are an investment. But only those who are very handy and already have some experience with cabinet installation should try to handle the job themselves. Read more »

Oct. 24, 2014

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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 »

Oct. 23, 2014

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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 »

Oct. 23, 2014

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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 »

Oct. 22, 2014

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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 »

Oct. 22, 2014

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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 »

Oct. 22, 2014

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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

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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

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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 »

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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