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4 reasons why you shouldn't shop on Black Friday this year

Shopping on Black Friday seems like good financial sense, but here are four reasons why you shouldn't.

How one 27-year-old saved his way to $1 million

Anton Ivanov is a 27-year-old Russian immigrant. His family was not wealthy, and he’s not a celebrity, investment banker or the next Mark Zuckerberg. But he’s a millionaire. Read more »

Nov. 13, 2014

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How to make the right purchase for home, the road and beyond

Coupon clipping is all well and good, but it’s usually the big purchases that make the biggest financial dent in the long run. So what expensive things are you purchasing poorly? Well, maybe... Read more »

Nov. 13, 2014

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Global banks fined billions for rigging market

Traders with nicknames like the "Three Musketeers" and the "A-Team" plotted over Internet chat rooms to manipulate currency markets for years, profiting at the expense of clients — and then... Read more »

Nov. 12, 2014

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Balancing act: It's time for men to speak up about work-life balance

In a recent survey, 78 percent of female respondents reported that they had never heard a successful man talk about the difficulty of having a career and a family. So why aren't more men making... Read more »

Nov. 11, 2014

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Taking small steps to get your financial life on track

What financial planning would you do if you could spare 60 minutes in your day? That was the question Fidelity Investments posed to women (as well as men) in a survey in October. Read more »

Nov. 10, 2014

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How to prepare your credit card for the holiday shopping season

For many of us, the run up to the holiday season is our highest-spending period of the year, and our credit cards take on a new importance. Here are some hints for trouble-free shopping. Read more »

Nov. 10, 2014

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401(k)s gain a bit more traction

There's some good news on the retirement savings front. Read more »

Nov. 10, 2014

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How much does a C grade in school affect your future income?

Not only do better grades in school help you down the line, but a bad grade in college could cost you tens of thousands of dollars. Read more »

Nov. 7, 2014

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US consumer borrowing up $15.9 billion to record

U.S. consumers increased their borrowing in September with gains in credit card debt and auto and student loans. Read more »

Nov. 7, 2014

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The Mortgage Professor: Why the standard mortgage is obsolete

One of the things I have learned from many years of answering questions from consumers is that often they try to manage their mortgage in one way or another, but without much success. The existing... Read more »

Nov. 6, 2014

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5 ways to be retirement rich

It’s not all that surprising that, according to Gallup, Americans' No. 1 worry is whether or not they’ll be able to afford retirement. But that doesn’t mean we should all just... Read more »

Nov. 6, 2014

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Why grandparents should give 529s, not baby blankets

If you’re expecting a new grandchild, you might want to think about starting a 529 plan. Read more »

Nov. 6, 2014

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How the Internet has changed the best way to buy a house

You've set your wedding date. Now it's time to create your gift registry. Silverware sets and blenders are nice, but down payment dollars are a gift that comes with a far bigger impact. Read more »

Nov. 6, 2014

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The importance of long-term savings and strategic financial road maps

Having the financial freedom to finally get by without following a strict spending budget is certainly one perk I happily enjoy now — and I don’t feel guilty about it either. Read more »

Nov. 5, 2014

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20 short films about the economy from the directors of 'Twilight,' 'Super Size Me' and more

In “We The Economy: 20 Short Films You Can’t Afford to Miss,” Hollywood directors teach the public about the American economy by using everything from cat videos to song and dance. Read more »

Nov. 5, 2014

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India to foreign CEOs: 'We're waiting for you'

India's finance minister is urging foreign investors to help plug enormous gaps in the country's infrastructure blamed for holding back growth. Read more »

Nov. 5, 2014

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Today's must-read faith and family stories

National Edition

For a couple of months now, we’ve been circulating an internal email to our staff that includes articles from across the Web that cover faith and family-related topics. Read more »

Nov. 4, 2014

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How much of your gas money is tied up in taxes?

Taxes are a big part of what you're paying for when you fill up your gas-guzzling SUV, according to the American Petroleum Institute. Read more »

Nov. 4, 2014

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Parents, too, could use a break on student loan debt

Sen. Elizabeth Warren has been fighting the good fight for student loan debt reform. As she put it recently: "Millions of young people are just stuck. They can't buy homes, they can't buy cars ...... Read more »

Nov. 3, 2014

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Why canning doesn't necessarily save you money

Canning is a lot of work, but does it actually save you money? Get Rich Slowly writer Lisa Aberle calculates her recent canning expenses to find out. Read more »

Nov. 3, 2014

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AP survey: China slowdown to bruise global economy

China's roaring economy for years has pulled much of the rest of the world with it, soaking up oil, iron ore and other commodities from developing countries and autos and luxury goods from Europe. Read more »

Nov. 2, 2014

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9 reasons you may never retire

Why are more people over the traditional retirement age still working? I’m 63, with many friends and family who are in this age bracket, and most of us still “work,” although the... Read more »

Oct. 31, 2014

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Creative kitchen remodel ideas for every budget

From big spenders to budget-strapped homeowners, all have dreams for how they can alter the kitchen they've lived with — and possibly hated — for years. So where should you splurge and... Read more »

Oct. 31, 2014

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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 »

Oct. 30, 2014

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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 »

Oct. 30, 2014

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