Features By Ashley Milne-Tyte



Learning money management is just a game

A game that was used to teach Czech citizens how to manage their own finances after decades of communism may also teach U.S. high school students how to be money smart.
Posted In: Education

Take a vacation -- whenever you want!

Wouldn't it be great if your workplace gave you free rein on how much vacation you can take? Some workers are enjoying the freedom, but some industrious Americans are wary of the offer.
Posted In: Jobs

The case of the disappearing menu prices

First, it was simply the dollar signs. Then the numbers. And sometimes, prices disappear entirely on some restaurant menus. Reporter Ashley Milne-Tyte looks at why restaurants are making it more difficult to figure out prices.

Medical identity theft climbs

Imposters don't just want access to your credit cards anymore. They want your insurance policy.
Posted In: Health

Learning to live and work in a foreign country

More Americans may be heading abroad for work assignments. Companies are investing in consulting firms to help employees and their families adjust to living and working in a foreign country.
Posted In: Jobs

Social media change the way PR firms do business

PR and communications professionals have had to change the way they do business, and teach their clients how to do so, too.

Getting paid to take care of mom and dad

There are millions of caregivers in this country who look after an older family member - and a growing number of them is getting paid to do the job. Elder law attorneys have been drawing up more contracts that deal with how to care for mom or dad, and get compensated.
Posted In: Retirement

Oscar essential: The movie trailer

Just about every movie has a trailer that previews it -- and new technology and editing are changing trailers as much as movies.
Posted In: Entertainment

Unemployed singles aren't feeling the love

The dating scene can be a challenge if you're out of work. Even dinner and a movie can add up. And the stigma of being jobless might lead some to think you're not a worthy mate.
Posted In: Personal Finance

Conveying a message through the quality of a voice

A lot of people just want a real person when they call a customer service line, but often times they're relegated to an automated voice, which is much cheaper. Some companies, like Aflac, are overhauling their automated systems in an effort to keep costs low.


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