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Student loan recipients who say they are on 'strike' meet with federal officials

Pamela Hunt is so overwhelmed by her $56,000 in student loans that she's joined others on a "debt strike"

GM plans $5B stock buyback, averts showdown with hedge funds

General Motors agreed to buy back $5 billion in stock by the end of next year as part of a plan to return more cash to shareholders. In return, an activist shareholder decided to drop a potentially... Read more »

March 9, 2015

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3 reasons Apple's watch will — or won't — change the game

No one can argue that Apple has changed the way people live their lives. The company's iPod, iTunes, iPhone and iPad have shaken up music, phone and computer markets worldwide. Is the Apple Watch... Read more »

March 6, 2015

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What to expect from Costco's new deal with Visa and Citi

If you're shopping at Costco, you'll need a new credit card to pay for those family-sized packs of chicken breasts or toilet paper. Read more »

March 2, 2015

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Eurozone gets double dose of mildly positive economic news

The 19-country eurozone got a double dose of mildly positive economic news Monday that will likely be met with relief by the European Central Bank's policymakers as they prepare to hold their next... Read more »

March 2, 2015

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About 1 in 5 state lawmakers have more than $50,000 in debt

About one in five Virginia legislators list having at least $50,000 in personal debt besides a mortgage, an analysis of financial disclosure forms by The Associated Press has found. Read more »

Feb. 23, 2015

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AP-GfK Poll: Most back Obama plan to raise investment taxes

The rich aren't taxed enough and the middle class is taxed too much. As for your taxes, you probably think they're too high as well. Read more »

Feb. 22, 2015

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Top 10 real estate tips for 2015

The National Association of Home Builders predicts that the 2015 single-family home sector will outperform a strong 2014. Read more »

Feb. 13, 2015

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Morgan Quinn: 10 best apps for timid first-time investors

Twenty years ago, if you wanted to start investing, you might have called a full-service broker on the phone who charged outrageous fees just to make a trade. Read more »

Feb. 13, 2015

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Are you a hack waiting to happen? Your boss wants to know

Are you a hack waiting to happen? Your boss wants to find out. Read more »

Feb. 12, 2015

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Is your doctor's office the most dangerous place for data?

Everyone worries about stolen credit cards or hacked bank accounts, but just visiting the doctor may put you at greater risk for identity fraud. Read more »

Feb. 9, 2015

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Jeanne Tepper: A year-by-year guide to teaching kids about money

According to CBS News, in 1983 companies spent $100 million marketing to kids; today, that figure is closer to $17 billion, and with good reason. Read more »

Feb. 9, 2015

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New law to require workaholic Japanese to take days off

College-educated and gainfully employed 36-year-old Eriko Sekiguchi should be a sought after friend or date, planning nights on the town and faraway resort vacations. But she works in Japan, a... Read more »

Feb. 5, 2015

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Susan Tompor: How to avoid tax headaches on health care coverage

The Affordable Care Act is one of the biggest changes to the tax code in 20 years. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2015

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Getting Started: Free or low-cost options for filing your tax return online

The April 15 tax deadline may be months away, but it can pay to get started on your return now. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2015

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The Journey: Retirement planning steps for Generation X

As the first wave of slackers hits the half-century milestone this year, it’s a good time to start getting serious about retirement planning. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2015

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Kimberly J. Howard: 3 financial must-do’s

Winter is a good time to improve your financial life, making good moves for the rest of the year. Here is a trio of things to get done. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2015

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A guide to the debt standoff between Greece and the eurozone

Greece wants a break from the terms of its eurozone bailout loans, saying they're suffocating its economy. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2015

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Obama sends record $4 trillion spending plan to Congress

President Barack Obama sent Congress a record $4 trillion budget Monday that would boost taxes on higher-income Americans and corporations and eliminate tight federal spending caps to shower more... Read more »

Feb. 2, 2015

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4 warning signs your teen is destined for bad credit

Has your teen ever overdrawn a checking account, gotten a speeding ticket or charged more than agreed on your credit card? Read more »

Feb. 1, 2015

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The Mortgage Professor: How to write a letter to a lender

In pricing loans used to purchase a home, lenders distinguish three possible uses of the property. Read more »

Jan. 29, 2015

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Profiting as a Super Bowl host city isn’t always a sure bet

No offense, but the mayor of this town hopes you are miserable, wherever you are. He is sitting behind his desk, the sunshine sneaking through his window, and he hopes you are reading this from... Read more »

Jan. 29, 2015

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Child grooms of Nepal are married off as young as 7

The groom remembers his wedding day only in snapshots, like a dream that comes back in fragments. Read more »

Jan. 29, 2015

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Want a one-of-a-kind name for your baby? It will only cost you $32,000

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Want your baby to have a name that no one else has ever had? Just pay this company $32,000. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2015

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Paying pregnant women to quit smoking pays off, study says

Researchers have identified a common substance that makes smokers much more likely to kick the habit — money. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2015

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Gov't to overhaul Medicare payments to doctors, hospitals

Medicare will change the way it pays hospitals and doctors to reward quality over volume, the Obama administration said Monday, in a shift that officials hope will be a catalyst for the nation's... Read more »

Jan. 26, 2015

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