Jun 14, 2013 Helping your kids to stand out in the eyes a college admissions officer takes a lot -- usually that means a lot of money. But before you spend beaucoup bucks on private tutors and athletic coaching, do a quick cost-benefit analysis of whether those investments will really pay off.
May 24, 2013 After six years of unemployment, Maria once again has a steady paycheck. She is ready to budget responsibly and save for the future, but how should she factor in spending money on her wants as well as her needs?
May 10, 2013 According to The National Retail Federation, consumers will spend $20.7 billion on Mother's Day gifts this year, but Paula Poundstone, comedian and mom of three, thinks everyone should save their money.
May 10, 2013 Whether it's lottery tickets, bar tabs or lunch dates, we all have something we spend money on that we think we shouldn't. But according to personal finance expert Paula Pant, waste is in the eye of the beholder.
Apr 22, 2013 Chase announces a new initiative meant to encourage personal finance literacy. But what's behind it?
Nov 1, 2012 Freakonomics offers the hidden side to finding the best neighborhood near you to trick-or-treat.
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Oct 31, 2012 Promoting the paranormal is turning into big business as reality ghost-hunting shows have consumers hungering for a paranormal experience of their own.
Nov 1, 2012 Negative ads with a Halloween twist hit the airwaves
Oct 31, 2012 Sebastiaan Van Houten, who works at a the Halloween Adventure store in Manhattan's East Village neighborhood talks about his job as a self-described "fang-smith" -- he crafts custom-made prosthetic fangs.