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Investors bilked of $7.6 billion in what may be China's biggest financial scam

Police arrested the maverick founder of China's largest online finance business on suspicion of fleecing investors.

US stocks close out their worst month in 3 years

The stock market is closing out its worst month in more than three years on a down note. Read more »

Aug. 31, 2015

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How do schools calculate new stipends for college athletes?

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For the first time, the NCAA is allowing college athletes to receive money in their scholarships to cover the so-called cost of attendance, those expenses beyond tuition, room and board, books and... Read more »

Aug. 30, 2015

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US stocks rise after Chinese market surges

U.S. stocks climbed Thursday morning, extending their recovery from a sharp sell-off that was triggered by concerns about the health of the Chinese economy. Read more »

Aug. 27, 2015

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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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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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US stocks turn slightly higher after Fed stands pat on rates

Stocks turned slightly higher after the Federal Reserve said it was seeing some improvement in the economy, but not enough to begin raising interest rates. The Fed's benchmark rate has remained... Read more »

June 17, 2015

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US stocks edge higher as investors wait on Fed

ocks edged higher Wednesday as investors waited on the Federal Reserve. Read more »

June 17, 2015

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Tips to help small businesses make the transition to chip cards

Small business owners: If you haven't prepared for the transition to chip-embedded credit and debit cards, you don't have long. Here are some tips to help you meet the Oct. 1 deadline to get new... Read more »

June 17, 2015

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Greek leader takes tough stance on bailout despite warnings

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras says demands by the country's rescue lenders to slash pensions are "incomprehensible" and warned that a failure in bailout talks would hurt all of Europe. Read more »

June 17, 2015

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Fed likely to signal coming rate hike if economy strengthens

With evidence that the U.S. economy is rebounding from a winter slump, the Federal Reserve will likely signal this week that an interest rate increase is coming — just not quite yet. Read more »

June 16, 2015

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Pamela Yip: How much money is too much to leave to your kids?

Imagine that you’re a self-made person with $100 million in assets. Do you leave it all to your children? Read more »

June 15, 2015

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Wedding guest list perils: How to follow your budget

Wedding planner Joyce Scardina Becker has a simple system for compiling wedding guest lists. Divide people into three categories: yes, maybe and no. Read more »

June 14, 2015

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Gail MarksJarvis: Half of people near retirement have no savings

U.S. households headed by a person 55 and over haven’t stashed away any retirement savings. Read more »

June 13, 2015

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Balancing act: Instead of generational conflict, focus on common goals

If you want to get people riled up, write about a particular generation of workers, then wait a few hours. Based on a recent column I wrote about millennials, this formula is sure to result in some... Read more »

June 11, 2015

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Utah gas prices rank 4th highest in continental U.S.

Utah gas prices rank Beehive State motorists are paying on average $3.03 for regular gas — 11 cents higher than a month ago but 55 cents less than the same period one year ago. Utah... Read more »

June 9, 2015

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HSBC slashes jobs as it shifts focus further to Asian roots

HSBC Holdings, Europe's largest bank by market value, will cut up to 25,000 jobs globally to reduce costs and shift its center of gravity further toward the fast-growing Asian economies where it... Read more »

June 9, 2015

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Michelle Singletary: Clearing up confusion on 529s

A 529 plan is not a good tax shelter if you don't intend to use the money for education expenses. Read more »

June 8, 2015

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