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It's my birthday and you got me... a retirement account?

Sep 20, 2013
Is gifting a retirement account a good idea? Not always, says CBS News business analyst Jill Schlesinger, who answers listeners questions about retirement this week.
Posted In: Personal Finance, Retirement

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

Everything you need to know about personal finance -- on one index card

Sep 17, 2013
A social scientist at the University of Chicago shows that the only investment advice you need to know can all fit in the palm of your hand.
Posted In: Economy, Personal Finance, investment advice

11 personal finance basics brought to you by 'The Golden Girls'

Sep 6, 2013
"The Golden Girls" didn't just make us laugh; they also taught us a lot about personal finance.
Posted In: Personal Finance

The skinny on short sales and other real estate questions answered

Aug 23, 2013
What resources are available for first-time home buyers? Is there a way to time the market right to take advantage of low mortgage rates? How can you know if you earn enough income to qualify for a refi? Personal finance expert Louis Barajas answers listeners' questions about home ownership. Plus, learn about 10 home buying mistakes you should avoid.
Posted In: Housing, Personal Finance

How to successfully ask family members for a loan

Aug 16, 2013
Economist Diane Lim offers callers advice about family loans, inheritance, and helping your parents deal with their finances.
Posted In: family finances, Personal Finance, family lending, Inheritance

Can we afford kids? Talking about the steep pricetag of parenthood

Aug 16, 2013
One of the most difficult financial realities to face is the decision to delay having a family for people who want children. A pair of listeners share how they talk with their partners about the cost of children -- and the choice to put off parenthood.
Posted In: Personal Finance, family finances, children

Financial advice from your family

Aug 16, 2013
Listeners share their families' advice about money.
Posted In: family finances, Personal Finance, financial advice

Would you rather be debt-free? Or skinny?

Aug 9, 2013
A survey issued by Credit Karma, a personal finance company, found that 72 percent of Americans would rather keep their current debt than gain 25 pounds and be completely debt free.
Posted In: Personal Finance, debt, Health

Consumer complaint? Who you gonna call? Try the government

Aug 9, 2013
Since 2011, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has been collecting consumer complaints and helping people resolve their disputes with companies. Richard Cordray, the newly confirmed CFPB director, talks about using his organization as a resource.
Posted In: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Richard Cordray, Personal Finance

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