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How having fewer, better-quality clothes can bring style and happiness

Cutting back on fast fashion and focusing on quality and classic styles can save money and make life easier.

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Summer vacation prices are driven higher by surging demand

Angelica Lopez went to great lengths to save a few bucks on a planned seven-day cruise to the Virgin Islands this month. Read more »

June 2, 2014

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Why bookstores aren't going away just yet

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With Amazon caught up in a controversy with Hachette, bookstores may have found a saving grace. Read more »

June 2, 2014

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Deals on wheels: Should you buy your child a car?

When I turned 16, I immediately got my driver’s license. I arrived home with a plastic ticket to freedom burning a hole in my wallet. Read more »

May 31, 2014

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Can you rely on Social Security?

Some fear that when their time comes, Social Security won't be around to ease their retirement. Read more »

May 30, 2014

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Money, freedom and a lesson on the importance of saving

One of money’s best characteristics is its ability to bestow freedom upon those who possess it. Read more »

May 30, 2014

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Court to hear dispute over state tax collection

The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to consider a dispute over how a state may tax the income that its residents earn in another state. Read more »

May 27, 2014

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Balancing act: Survey shows work-life flexibility trend is 'almost perfectly ambivalent'

Almost all full-time workers have some schedule flexibility these days, but that doesn't mean their employers are fully committed to helping them build more balanced lives. So say the results of a... Read more »

May 27, 2014

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Microchips in our passports and credit cards: Are they safe?

U.S. passports have them. And these days, many more U.S. credit cards are starting to carry them, too. Read more »

May 27, 2014

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Dave Ramsey says: Babies are not that expensive

Having kids won’t break your bank like lots of people say. You’ve got extra expenses such as diapers and baby stuff the first few years, but it’s not going to drive you to the... Read more »

May 27, 2014

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5 factors that could sway insurance prices in 2015

Customers who bought health insurance on the overhaul's public exchanges can expect a flurry of reports about big price hikes and some decreases for 2015 as insurers finalize their rates over the... Read more »

May 26, 2014

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Visa, MasterCard renew push for chip cards

Visa and MasterCard are renewing a push to speed the adoption of microchips into U.S. credit and debit cards in the wake of recent high-profile data breaches, including this week's revelation that... Read more »

May 23, 2014

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Renovation Solutions: Selecting a garage door for a higher return

The key to successfully selecting the correct garage door is to look at it in conjunction with the entire front elevation and with the end goal for your house in mind. Read more »

May 16, 2014

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Worry settles over Wall Street as stocks stall

Wall Street has caught a case of the jitters. Read more »

May 16, 2014

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Balancing act: Study: Cutting work-family conflict helps workers, companies

According to a new study by University of Minnesota sociologists, companies that help employees ease work-family conflict will have happier and healthier workers. It's nice to have a study back up... Read more »

May 13, 2014

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The Journey: Anticipating funeral choices a difficult part of financial planning

Have you factored funeral costs into your retirement budget? Read more »

May 12, 2014

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Use credit cards with care while traveling

It’s May: The school year is winding down; summer travel plans are revving up. Whether it’s a road trip on the nation’s freeways or a jet flight across the world, chances are... Read more »

May 12, 2014

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Money challenges: Why I’m OK with them, and a few of my favorites

I’m not usually a fan of gimmicks. But if the sole purpose of a gimmick is to save some extra cash, I guess I’m OK with it. Read more »

May 10, 2014

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Dave Ramsey, daughter Rachel Cruze in Salt Lake City May 13-14

Raising “money-smart” children will be one of the things financial guru Dave Ramsey and his daughter Rachel Cruze talk about when they are in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, May 14, as... Read more »

May 10, 2014

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Renovation Solutions: Adding an attic bedroom

Adding an attic bedroom is easier in some houses than others. Could you turn your attic space into a bedroom or two? There are a few items to consider. Read more »

May 9, 2014

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Colorado lawmakers approve plan for pot banking

Colorado lawmakers have approved the world's first financial system for the marijuana industry, a network of uninsured cooperatives designed to give pot businesses a way to access basic banking... Read more »

May 8, 2014

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Applicants, bosses both blamed as jobs go unfilled

Many potential employees don't follow directions on job postings, are no-shows at interviews and sometimes accept a job only to say at the last minute, they're going to work for somebody else. Read more »

May 7, 2014

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Take care with catastrophe insurance bonds

Investors should only enter this segment of the fixed income market with appropriate knowledge and understanding of the risks of these CAT bonds. Read more »

May 6, 2014

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Balancing act: Mom's example, shared traits influence my quest for balance

In many ways, I am my mother's son. I've followed her into a career focused on writing and editing, so that influence is obvious. But I share many other traits with her that have had a major impact... Read more »

May 6, 2014

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Dave Ramsey says: Don't cash out to pay down debt

I never tell folks to cash out a 401(k) or IRA to pay off debt unless it’s their only way to avoid foreclosure or bankruptcy. Read more »

May 6, 2014

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