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Entries by Emily Cohn from 03/2012

Bank Of America's Latest Fee Attempt

Posted 03.01.2012 | Money
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Bank of America Corp. is working on sweeping changes that would require many users of basic checking accounts to pay a monthly fee unless they agree t...

This Credit Card Is Made Of Gold

Posted 03.01.2012 | Money
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We all know economic times have been tough. But if you happen to have an extra $25 million that you are willing to let JPMorgan Chase manage for you, ...

Negotiate A Better Rate With Your Cable Company

Posted 03.02.2012 | Money

Welcome back to A Dollar A Day, where every day we'll dish out creative and quirky ways to save on your living expenses. Today's lesson: Cutting f...

The End Of The American Dream?

Posted 03.02.2012 | Money

When older generations wonder what's the matter with Millennials, they often judge their younger cohorts against such financial and social benchmarks ...

Mitt Romney, Ron Paul Tax Plans: Rich Get Richer

Posted 03.02.2012 | Money

The folks at the Tax Institute at H&R Block sent us a handy graphic boiling down the hardly shocking news that Republican candidates' tax plans give n...

Maclaren Filed For Bankruptcy, Consumers Late To Find Out

Posted 03.02.2012 | Business
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This past Dec. 29, as many families were beginning to enjoy recently received gifts, including Maclaren’s high-end strollers or cribs, the American ...

Social Security Confuses Many Senior Citizens

Posted 03.03.2012 | Money
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Two reports released this week focus on how little Americans know about options for claiming Social Security retirement benefits, and how much they co...

Rent A Spare Room Or Empty Apartment For Cash

Posted 03.04.2012 | Money

Welcome back to A Dollar A Day, where every day we'll dish out creative and quirky ways to save on your living expenses. If making last month's re...

Interest Rates Near Zero Prevent Savings Accounts From Growing

Posted 03.04.2012 | Money
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STOP your bellyaching. That was the message delivered last Thursday to Americans who today make almost nothing on the savings in their bank account...

Millennial Generation: More Conservative In Saving Habits

Posted 03.05.2012 | Money

For a generation that is often criticized for their coddled upbringing and conspicuous consumption habits, new findings suggest that Millennials are a...

Student Loan Complaints Now Fielded By CFPB

Posted 03.05.2012 | Money

WASHINGTON -- The government's new consumer protection agency started accepting complaints Monday about student loans. The Consumer Financial Protect...

Automatic Transfers, How To Easily Save For A Rainy Day

Posted 03.05.2012 | Money

Welcome to A Dollar A Day, where every day we'll dish out creative and quirky ways to save on your living expenses. We know it's tough to save, es...

Apple Stock: Your Golden Ticket To Retirement?

Posted 03.06.2012 | Money
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If you were to pick a basket to put all your apples in, Apple (AAPL) stock would have been an appealing choice. Investors like to think a stock that ...

Friends Impacting Your Spending Habits In Subtle Ways

Posted 03.06.2012 | Money

This article originally appeared on LearnVest.com “You should so buy that dress. It looks like it was made for you!” “Nice purse. How much...

My Spending Is Out Of Control (SUBMIT YOUR VIDEO)

Posted 03.06.2012 | Money

At HuffPost, we're kicking off an exciting new project and we'd love you to participate! It's called "The Moment I Knew," and is a user-submitted vide...

Hong Kong, Tokyo Among Most Expensive Cities To Rent

Posted 03.07.2012 | Money
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SKYSCRAPERS aren't the only thing sky-high in Hong Kong. Rents for high-end flats of the type commonly let by expatriates are the most expensive in th...

Cut Babysitting Costs By Bartering

Posted 03.07.2012 | Money

Welcome to A Dollar A Day, where every day we'll dish out creative and quirky ways to save on your living expenses. A night out for a parent with ...

Getaround, RelayRides: Lend Your Car To A Stranger

Posted 03.08.2012 | Money

Welcome to A Dollar A Day, where every day we'll dish out creative and quirky ways to save on your living expenses. In the United States, there is...

Tax Fraud: Oklahoma AG Warns Of Refund Scheme

Posted 03.08.2012 | Money

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Attorney General Scott Pruitt is warning Oklahomans about fraudulent tax refund schemes that involve criminals that are trying to che...

Wealth: Net Worth Rising As Stocks Rally, Fed Reports

Posted 03.09.2012 | Money

WASHINGTON — Americans are climbing further out of the hole they sank into during the Great Recession. A stock rally at the end of 2011 helped ...

BYOB Restaurants: Save On Booze By Bringing Your Own

Posted 03.09.2012 | Money

Welcome to A Dollar A Day, where every day we'll dish out creative and quirky ways to save on your living expenses. Looking at a restaurant's wine...

Tax Deductions For Homeowners

Posted 03.09.2012 | Money

NEW YORK -- Mortgage interest is just the beginning. Owning a home can provide some significant advantages when it's time to file your federal tax re...

Faatima Evans, Extreme Couponer, Says Saving Is "Like An Orgasm" (Photos)

Posted 03.09.2012 | Money

For Detroit's Faatima Evans, shopping with coupons is like having sex. "When you get to the checkout and everything is free or nearly free," said ...

Stock Market: Americans Still Wary Despite Recovery

Posted 03.12.2012 | Money

NEW YORK -- The headlines say the financial crisis is behind us. The Dow is back to pre-financial crisis levels. Layoffs are the slowest since the fin...

Lottery Tips: How To Get The Best Rate Of Return

Posted 03.12.2012 | Money

So goes popular opinion: the lottery's an egregious societal evil implemented and overseen by shape-shifting, blood-drinking reptilian aliens. And tha...