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Saving for the future: What can families do in the face of an aging society?

A Pew report examines what family support looks like in aging countries — and what America can learn.

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The top social site for job seekers (Hint: It's not LinkedIn)

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According to research from Software Advice, more job openings are posted to Twitter than any other social media platform, including Facebook and LinkedIn. But even though jobs are being posted,... Read more »

May 10, 2015

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How your children are draining your retirement funds

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A recent study from Hearts & Wallets, a research platform for investment and retirement solutions, found that baby boomers who had adult children not dependent upon them are two and a half... Read more »

May 9, 2015

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Amazon just did something that may change the way parents buy toys

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Amazon just made it so that shoppers can't find toys based on gender. But is the argument over toys really about gender? Read more »

May 8, 2015

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How much room do you get for your rent? It depends on where you live

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If owning a home is the American dream, then the precursory dream must be renting an apartment. Read more »

May 8, 2015

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Cameron's Conservatives win in surprise UK election

The Conservative Party swept to power Friday in Britain's Parliamentary elections, winning an unexpected and resounding victory that returns Prime Minister David Cameron to 10 Downing Street in a... Read more »

May 8, 2015

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Why female bosses make you more engaged at the office

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In the latest State of the American Manager report from Gallup, the same question was posed to the 2015 American workforce. Only 33 percent of respondents said they’d prefer a male boss, and... Read more »

May 7, 2015

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Tech exec's loss raises question: How to grieve and work?

What happened to Sheryl Sandberg could happen to anyone: The woman who wrote the book on balancing career and family will have to figure out how soon she will return to her high-profile job... Read more »

May 7, 2015

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How to know when to break up — with your financial adviser

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There are warnings signs that suggest you should find yourself a new financial adviser. Here are a few of them. Read more »

May 7, 2015

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Balancing act: Unexpected award provides reminder about importance of recognition

I generally try to avoid the spotlight, but my efforts in that regard were tested by a recent series of positive events at work. However, this good experience reinforced my feelings about the... Read more »

May 5, 2015

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Michelle Singletary: Make a one-page financial plan to determine what matters to you

Financial planner Carl Richards is a man of simplicity, hence the one-page plan. It's a strategy to get you to determine what really matters to you. So grab a Sharpie and a piece of paper, he... Read more »

May 5, 2015

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Dave Ramsey says: Listen to your heart

The people who are telling you to take the cash don’t think the way you do. They’re the kind who would take any money, no matter the reason. But you sound like the kind of person who... Read more »

May 5, 2015

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Money doesn't necessarily equate to job satisfaction

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The main cause for unhappiness at work is related to how much money one makes. However, there are some factors beside money which could be more important when looking for job satisfaction. Read more »

May 4, 2015

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Retiring overseas is more than a matter of money

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Older Americans are increasingly retiring in a foreign country. But it's not for everyone, so here's an introduction to see if it might suit you. Read more »

May 4, 2015

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Steve Eaton: eBay exile is small price to pay to be the proud owner of the holy grail of briefcases

I don't know who Jeffrey Benjamin is. No one does. But I own part of his famous "desktop collection," and it has changed my life. Read more »

May 3, 2015

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More Americans spending at least half their pay on housing

The surging cost of rental housing has squeezed a rising proportion of U.S. families since the Great Recession struck in 2007. Read more »

May 3, 2015

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How to fight the prom price war

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Many Americans spend $1,000 or more for their children's proms. There are ways to trim those costs without sacrificing the joy of the experience. Read more »

May 2, 2015

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Rural hospitals struggle to stay open, adapt to changes

After 45 years of providing health care in rural western Missouri, Sac-Osage Hospital is being sold piece by piece. Read more »

May 1, 2015

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Crowdfunding: Where social media meets innovation

A decade ago, launching a startup venture was a “pipe dream” for most people, even in the “land of opportunity” that is the United States. Today, more small businesses are... Read more »

April 30, 2015

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Joseph Cramer, M.D.: A different view of the parable of the talents

"Talent" as a noun is an excuse. If you don't think you have it, you don’t have to try. ... However, what if we changed the word "talent" to mean "practice"? Read more »

April 30, 2015

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Utah retains top bond rating

The state of Utah announced Thursday the closing of two refunding bond sales and the affirmation of the state’s AAA general obligation bond rating by all three rating agencies. Read more »

April 30, 2015

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$100 million for a home? Luxury buyers reach a new threshold

The poshest of luxury homes are acquiring the cachet of a masterwork by Picasso or Matisse. Read more »

April 30, 2015

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Exxon's 1Q profit falls 46 percent amid decline in oil price

Lower oil prices pushed Exxon Mobil Corp.'s first-quarter profit down 46 percent, but the results still beat Wall Street expectations. Read more »

April 30, 2015

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We finally understand what robots mean for the economy

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New research suggests that we may have misjudged what robots mean to the emerging economy. Read more »

April 30, 2015

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Michelle Singletary: Stop picking on the poor

If we are going to place restrictions on the poor, let's be fair and require the same standards and scrutiny for everyone who gets financial help from the government. Read more »

April 29, 2015

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Pope echoes feminist anthem of equal pay for equal work

Pope Francis added his voice Wednesday to the feminist anthem of equal pay for equal work, saying it's "scandalous" that women earn less than men for doing the same job. Read more »

April 29, 2015

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