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Protecting your social security number from hackers

Sep 18, 2013
Social security numbers are open to hacking if not properly protected.
Posted In: Money Matters, Personal Finance, social security numbers, hacking

Stocks: A safe bet for investors?

Nov 1, 2012
Despite the impending fiscal cliff, slowing global economy, and a weak domestic jobs market, the stock market is still going strong -- outperforming U.S treasuries, corporate bonds, and commodities.
Posted In: Money Matters, stock market, 2012 election

A virtual bank for the kids' allowance

Oct 24, 2012
The average child’s allowance is $65 a month. That’s $780 a year. How do you keep track of all that money? A slew of online startups is trying to solve that problem -- creating virtual banks managed by parents and their kids.
Posted In: allowance, Money Matters

Weighing the true cost of childcare

Oct 10, 2012
With childcare costs on the rise, it may be more affordable for some parents to stay home with the kids. But there are hidden costs.
Posted In: childcare, children, Money Matters

Longer loans boost car sales

Sep 12, 2012
Cheap credit is boosting car sales. But more buyers are taking loans of up to seven years. Monthly payments are lower; the total cost is higher.
Posted In: car loan, interest payments, auto loans, Money Matters

Tips on homeowners insurance in severe weather country

Sep 5, 2012
If you live in a state that suffers from severe weather, finding good homeowners insurance is getting more difficult as weather patterns grow more extreme. So what do you do if the insurance company drops you?
Posted In: Money Matters, homeowner, insurance, natural disasters, hurricane

Consumer confidence vs. consumer sentiment

Aug 28, 2012
Sr. Producer Paddy Hirsch explains the difference between consumer confidence and consumer sentiment.
Posted In: consumer confidence, surveys, economic indicators, Money Matters

The costs of raising a child

Aug 22, 2012
Breaking down the numbers of raising a family. The Department of Agriculture estimates middle-income families will spend about a quarter of a million dollars raising one child.
Posted In: babies, family budget, family finances, Money Matters, families

Robo-signing moves to credit cards

Aug 13, 2012
First came mortgages. Now, courts are ruling against credit card issuers for sloppy paperwork or lack of proof when they sue alleged deadbeats.
Posted In: Money Matters, robo-signing, Credit Cards

What the fiscal cliff could mean for individual taxpayers

Aug 9, 2012
We've talked about the possible effects of the fiscal cliff on the economy, but there will be immediate and duplicate consequences for individuals too.
Posted In: Money Matters, fiscal cliff

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