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Susan Tompor: Saving for your child's college? Do homework on 529 plans

529 savings alone won’t foot the entire bill, but savings could help slow down student borrowing.

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 »

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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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Finance minister resigns after decisive 'no' bailout vote

Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis resigned Monday, saying he was told shortly after Greece's decisive referendum result that some other eurozone finance ministers and the country's other... Read more »

July 6, 2015

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Greek villagers' secret weapon: Grow your own food

Ilias Mathes has protection against bank closures, capital controls and the slashing of his pension: 10 goats, some hens and a vegetable patch. Read more »

July 3, 2015

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Dave Ramsey says: 3 traps to avoid after graduation

There are three major traps I tell all new graduates to avoid. One, don’t buy or lease a new car. The second trap to avoid is rushing in to buy a house. Last, don’t ever get caught up... Read more »

July 1, 2015

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Balancing act: Poll: Family finance concerns spill over to workplace

In a new poll, 59 percent of people admitted that they regularly dealt with personal financial matters during the workday. How does this affect their focus at the office and their work-life mix? Read more »

June 30, 2015

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Tourists on holiday coping with Greece's financial crisis

Tourists on holiday in Greece offered advice to others Monday: Bring extra euros. Read more »

June 29, 2015

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The next act: what happens now in Greece's drama

Greece has entered the twilight zone. Read more »

June 29, 2015

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Greece gets temporary lifeline for banks amid uncertainty

Greece got a financial lifeline for its banks Friday to help them cope with a deposit drain in the run-up to a summit of eurozone leaders next week that could determine the country's future in the... Read more »

June 19, 2015

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US stocks edge lower as investor look overseas

U.S. stocks are edging lower in early trading, a day after the Nasdaq composite set a record high. Read more »

June 19, 2015

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Europe scrambles to pick up pieces of Greek talks failure

Europe was scrambling Friday to pick up the pieces after another failed meeting over Greece's bailout that reinforced fears that the country was heading for bankruptcy and a possible euro exit. Read more »

June 19, 2015

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Tech tips: Stay safe by reducing reliance on passwords

So many online accounts, so many passwords. No wonder it's tempting to turn to apps and services that promise to keep track of your passwords. Read more »

June 17, 2015

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