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Tell us: What was your last fight over money about?

May 28, 2013
We want to know how finances have caused conflict in your life.
Posted In: Personal Finance, debt, survey

Is your morning latte a waste of money? (Infographic)

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.
Posted In: Personal Finance, Budgeting, retirement savings, spending

Spring cleaning your costly relationships

Apr 19, 2013
We asked: Who in your life costs you a lot of money? Your answers ranged from kids to lovers to siblings. A consumer finance expert offers some advice on how to maintain healthy relationships with the people who cause you financial strain.
Posted In: relationships, Personal Finance

Mind Games & Money: A guide to exploring your emotions in personal finance

Mar 29, 2013
How emotional are you when it comes to making money decisions? Explore our special grid to find out. Plus, get tips and learn more about how emotions influence your personal finances.
Posted In: emotions, Personal Finance

In defense of payday lenders

Feb 21, 2013
A payday lender from Kansas City, Missouri, says his business is fair, just do the math.
Posted In: payday loans, Personal Finance

6 ways to protect yourself from restaurant tip theft

Feb 20, 2013
When you go out to eat at a restaurant and pay by credit card, what should you do with your receipts? Leave them on the table or throw them away?
Posted In: tipping, Personal Finance

Letters: How can an immigrant build credit?

Feb 8, 2013
How can you build credit if you've just moved to the U.S. from abroad? What resources are out there to help with student loans? Author and journalist Carmen Wong Ulrich tackles these questions and more.
Posted In: letters, Personal Finance

Mind your money manners: Financial etiquette rules

Jan 25, 2013
Is it ever appropriate to ask someone how much money they make? How much they paid for something? Who is supposed to pay for dinner? Is it polite to remind someone that they owe you money? Personal finance columnist Liz Weston schools us on common financial faux pas.
Posted In: etiquette, Personal Finance

Rules to remember when it comes to money etiquette

Jan 24, 2013
In the age of social media and oversharing, how has money etiquette evolved? The combination of tact and common sense still go a long way. Here are some tips to help you mind your money matters.
Posted In: etiquette, Personal Finance

I don't want to invest in oil and tobacco companies: Advice

Jan 18, 2013
Can you be a socially responsible investor and still get good returns on your investments? When do you know it's time to file for bankruptcy? If your retirement account provider starts charging little fees, is it time to shop around? L.A. Times consumer columnist David Lazarus helps listeners with these personal finance questions.
Posted In: Personal Finance, socially reponsible investing

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