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The Behavioral Science Guy: What to say to a flirtatious co-worker

Dealing with what seems to be an office flirtation can be tricky to navigate and even trickier to identify.

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8 things you can do instead of going to the casino

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Not interested in gambling away your money at the casino? Here are eight other things you can do with your family instead. Read more »

Aug. 12, 2014

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Casinos face a losing streak as economy recovers

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The casino industry is suffering at the hands of the slow pace of America's economic recovery. Read more »

Aug. 12, 2014

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6 ways to prepare for retirement

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6 steps to remove the dread of retirement planning. Read more »

Aug. 12, 2014

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Utah among least expensive states to drive in U.S.

A new Bankrate.com report indicates that, at $2,098 per year, Utah is the 11th least expensive state to operate a motor vehicle compared to the national average of $2,223. The report calculated the... Read more »

Aug. 11, 2014

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Maybe it’s time to change your password again

Consumers are being urged once again to take a massive international data breach seriously — and deal with changing their passwords. Read more »

Aug. 11, 2014

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Rising back-to-school lists, costs give families a lesson in economics

Mother Lindsay Barnes already knows what the National Retail Federation is reporting in a recent study — it costs a lot to send kids back to school. Read more »

Aug. 11, 2014

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Can you sell silver bars? Not without paying taxes.

Q: Almost 30 years ago, I received some silver bars from my boss in lieu of a paycheck because he could not afford to pay me at the time. Now that I am retired, I’m thinking of selling the... Read more »

Aug. 11, 2014

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Why I am leaving the best job I ever had

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Max Schireson, is leaving his post as the CEO of MongoDB, a document-oriented database company. In an online blog post Schireson explains his reason — family. Read more »

Aug. 10, 2014

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This change may be giving your credit score a lift

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Fair Isaac is changing the way it calculates FICO credit scores in a move that is expected to give some consumers a big lift. Read more »

Aug. 10, 2014

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Renovation Solutions: Understanding the master bedroom madness

Part of the method of design is to understand how the homeowner will use a room. Take the master bedroom for example. Determining the size and elements of this room depends on how it will be used... Read more »

Aug. 8, 2014

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How to avoid the next housing bust

The following editorial appeared in the Chicago Tribune on Wednesday, Aug. 6: Read more »

Aug. 8, 2014

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What the American Dream is, and what it isn't

The American Dream has evolved throughout the years, culminating into a utopian ideal full of high expectations and low tolerance for discomfort. Read more »

Aug. 7, 2014

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What older children need to know about money

Post-secondary education has never been more important. Personal finance writer Liz Weston notes that “a college degree today is what a high school diploma was 60 years ago,” i.e., the... Read more »

Aug. 7, 2014

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The Mortgage Professor: Is a crisis brewing in used car loans?

A surge in lending to unsophisticated borrowers with poor credit, many of whom cannot afford them. Read more »

Aug. 7, 2014

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Why patience is a virtue in the world of personal finance

Although I haven’t conducted a scientific study, I suspect that most people of modest means who are successful in managing their personal finances understand the importance of being patient. Read more »

Aug. 7, 2014

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Back-to-school shopping a chance to teach financial tips to kids

Ready or not, Labor Day is a few weeks away, which means so is another school year. Read more »

Aug. 6, 2014

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Say what? 1 in 25 New Yorkers are millionaires

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One in 25 New Yorkers are millionaires making the total around 389,100 people. Read more »

Aug. 5, 2014

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Dave Ramsey says: Everyone needs a will

No one is getting out of this thing alive. You need a will, a full estate plan with specific instructions on what to do with all your stuff after you die. Read more »

Aug. 5, 2014

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Balancing act: Survey offers tips for keeping meetings short, productive

Throughout my career, I've had a love/hate relationship with one unavoidable part of the average office worker's life: meetings. A new survey shows I'm not alone, but it also provides tips for... Read more »

Aug. 5, 2014

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Wal-Mart's website to personalize shopping

Wal-Mart, in its latest bid to compete with nemesis Amazon.com, is rebuilding its website to further personalize the online shopping experience of each customer. Read more »

Aug. 4, 2014

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Tax season may be over, but scammers never take a holiday

Just because it isn’t income tax filing season doesn’t mean that scammers posing as IRS agents take time off. Read more »

Aug. 4, 2014

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15 American cities that beat the Recession

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The Great Recession still got you down? Here are 15 cities, based on a WalletHub study, that aren't letting this Recession thing bother them. Read more »

Aug. 4, 2014

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