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How some organizations are providing better shelter for the homeless

A Canadian charity organization has come up with a solution that provides shelter for the homeless.

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Social Security Q&A: What is Supplemental Security Income?

Question: What is the purpose of Supplemental Security Income, or SSI? Read more »

July 7, 2014

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The Journey: Borrowing from 401(k) to pay mortgage has its risks

QUESTION: I read something a year ago about the possibility of paying off your mortgage with funds from a 401(k) plan without paying any penalty. Read more »

July 7, 2014

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Why a positive emoji is a popular emoji

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Emojis are sensationally possible and continue to enter into the stream of American pop culture. But where did they come from? And why are they so popular? Read more »

July 7, 2014

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Pamela Yip: Take steps to keep medical bills from getting out of hand

No expenditure can hurl you toward financial ruin as quickly as medical bills. Read more »

July 7, 2014

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Egypt president raises cigarette, alcohol prices to ease country's budget deficit

Egypt's president has issued a decree raising the sales tax on cigarettes, beer and wine. Read more »

July 6, 2014

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Backlash stirs in US against foreign worker visas

Kelly Parker was thrilled when she landed her dream job in 2012 providing tech support for Harley-Davidson's Tomahawk, Wisconsin, plants. The divorced mother of three hoped it was the beginning of... Read more »

July 6, 2014

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Dubai to build world's biggest shopping center

The shopping-loving city that is home to one of the world's largest shopping malls wants to build one even bigger. Read more »

July 6, 2014

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Room service draws buyers in US condo-hotel boom

Developers nationwide are reviving a concept that collapsed with the real estate crash in 2008: combining condos and hotels. Read more »

July 5, 2014

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U.S. federal debt continues to grow

The amount of debt issued by the U.S. Treasury and held by the public totaled just under $12.6 trillion last week. When borrowings between government entities are included, the total public debt... Read more »

July 4, 2014

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5 price hikes you and your family should expect

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Thought you would be able to save money this summer? Think again. Five things we do or use every day are expected to rise in price soon. Read more »

July 4, 2014

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College presidents say no to unions for athletes

Northwestern University on Thursday urged the National Labor Relations Board to overturn a regional ruling that would allow its scholarship football players to unionize, holding up the football program as exemplifying the... Read more »

July 3, 2014

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Who's to blame for your bad money skills?

Managing money doesn't come easily to everyone, which is why some argue it's time to rethink how we teach finance. Read more »

July 3, 2014

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US hiring likely strong for a 5th straight month

Hiring was likely robust for a fifth straight month in June, a sign that the economic recovery, now entering its sixth year, is finally gaining meaningful traction. Read more »

July 3, 2014

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A quick guide to the latest jobs report

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 288,000 jobs were added in June, and the unemployment rate has now dropped to 6.1 percent. Read more »

July 3, 2014

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Dow tops 17,000 after strong jobs report

The Dow Jones industrial average topped 17,000 for the first time Thursday, the index's first big 1,000-point milestone this year, following news that hiring in the U.S. accelerated last month. Read more »

July 3, 2014

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Dave Ramsey says: Housing payment should be less than 25 percent of monthly income

Your housing payment should not exceed 25 percent of your monthly take-home pay on a 15-year, fixed-rate mortgage. Read more »

July 3, 2014

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What's the hardest part of affording a home?

The slow housing recovery has often been cited as the primary reason the economy is not growing as expected after the Great Recession. Read more »

July 2, 2014

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Balancing act: Survey: Bullying is wreaking havoc in the workplace

Bullying isn't only a problem for children at school. According to a new survey from VitalSmarts, it's causing problems in offices, too. But just how big is the problem, and what is it costing... Read more »

July 1, 2014

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Ikea and Gap raise their own minimum wages

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Some companies — including burger joints — are raising their minimum wages without waiting on the federal government. Read more »

June 30, 2014

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Why Facebook has been experimenting on you behind your back

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Details emerged Monday about an experiment Facebook conducted on its users without their knowledge and what that means for the future of the social network. Read more »

June 30, 2014

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Many factors can impact retirement-savings risk decisions

A basic tenet of retirement planning instructs investors to tilt their sails to more conservative shores as their retirement beachhead nears. Read more »

June 30, 2014

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Shocked into reality by the Great Recession

Anna Newell Jones knew she was living well beyond her means when the Great Recession struck: She was $24,000 in debt. What surprised her, though, was how quickly she climbed out of that hole during... Read more »

June 30, 2014

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A chip on the old card: Americans will soon see a new patch of technology on their familiar charge cards

Stores in North Jersey and around the country are gearing up for the next generation of credit cards, and consumers can expect to see changes in checkout aisles and in their wallets in coming months. Read more »

June 30, 2014

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