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8 Smart Uses for a Year-End Bonus

Richard Barrington  12.19.2012
If you just received a year-end bonus, congratulations. With money tight and the economy uncertain, those extra dollars can be hard to...
22 Ways To Get A Great Deal On Anything

22 Ways To Get A Great Deal On Anything

  11.21.2012
By Corrie Pikul Our guide to discounts, sales and deals on everything from bank fees to treadmills.
Boy Steals $4,000 From Parents For Candy

Boy Steals $4,000 From Parents For Candy

11. 8.2012
Imagine a kid in a candy store. Now imagine a kid in a candy store with $4,000 to spend. A nine-year-old Ukrainian boy spent nearly $4,000...
The German Financial Inclusion Story

The German Financial Inclusion Story

Tilman Ehrbeck  11. 2.2012
Globally, half of working-age adults do not have access to formal financial services. This does not mean they don't use financial services....
BAD SIGN

BAD SIGN

Reuters  10.29.2012
* Consumer spending rises 0.8 pct in September * Inflation-adjusted spending up 0.4 percent * Income gains...

This Guy Doesn't Get Saved Too Often These Days

Harry Bradford  10.22.2012
Got five Benjamin Franklins stored under the mattress? You're doing pretty good then. Nearly half of Americans don't have more than $500...
It's Time to Make Retirement Security a Reality

It's Time to Make Retirement Security a Reality

Dory Rand  10.12.2012
Private-sector workers in Illinois need to save more for retirement, and the state needs to make it as easy as possible for them to do...
Dollar-Stretching Gets New Workout As Fiscal Cliff Approaches

Dollar-Stretching Gets New Workout As Fiscal Cliff Approaches

Catherine New  10.10.2012
Kids don't understand adult phrases like "fiscal cliff." What they understand is that mom says no extra milk on the cereal or no second...
Can Poor People Save for College?

Can Poor People Save for College?

Bob Hildreth  09.27.2012
Spend only half of your paycheck and put the other half in a savings account. It's like portion control. Most of us try it, but don't...
Here's What's Eating Away At Your Savings

Here's What's Eating Away At Your Savings

The New York Times  09.11.2012
A consumer complaint is ricocheting around the world: low interest rates are eating away at savings. Bill Taren, a retiree near Orlando,...
Marlo Thomas With Alexa von Tobel (WATCH)

Marlo Thomas With Alexa von Tobel (WATCH)

  09.10.2012
This week, I met with personal finance expert Alexa von Tobel, Founder & CEO, LearnVest.com, who provided so much excellent advice. We...
A Surprising Amount You Should Have In Savings, From Alexa von Tobel (WATCH)

A Surprising Amount You Should Have In Savings, From Alexa von Tobel (WATCH)

  09. 7.2012
How much money should you store in savings? Alexa von Tobel, Founder & CEO, LearnVest.com, gave me a surprising answer when she visited...
Earning, Spending, and Saving: The Building Blocks of Personal Finance

Earning, Spending, and Saving: The Building Blocks of Personal Finance

J.D. Roth  08.29.2012
Your goal should be to create as big a gap as possible between earning and spending. How do you do that?
Four New Rules for Asset Allocation

Four New Rules for Asset Allocation

Richard Barrington  08.28.2012
People typically set their asset allocation based on traditional assumptions -- many of which may be badly out of date in today's unusual...