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A brief history of the credit score

Apr 22, 2014
The FICO credit score is one of the most significant numbers we live with. Turns out it's only 25 years old.
Posted In: FICO, credit scores
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Why great companies aren't so great online

Apr 18, 2014
Jason Seiden, CEO of Ajax Workforce Marketing, says companies aren't marketing themselves well online.
Posted In: workplace culture
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Why you should budget, even if you're broke

Apr 18, 2014
Creating a budget is an important part of smart financial planning. But sticking to a budget when you have very little money can be overwhelming.
Posted In: budget, Personal Finance
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The importance of confidence for women

Apr 18, 2014
Katty Kay and Claire Shipman, authors of “The Confidence Code,” talk with Marketplace Money host Lizzie O’Leary about why women are less confident than men.
Posted In: women, confidence, workplace culture
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It pays to be polite in-flight

Apr 18, 2014
Airfare Watchdog George Hobica tells us why it's worth being nice to flight attendants.
Posted In: airplane, airplane travel, Travel
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Food inflation, or, why bacon is a good investment

Apr 11, 2014
A look into why food costs are rising across the world.
Posted In: Food, commodities, food inflation, inflation
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Tidying up with financial spring cleaning

Apr 11, 2014
Some spring cleaning tips for your wallet, too.
Posted In: spring cleaning, advice, credit
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Last-minute tips for tax procrastinators

Apr 11, 2014
April 15 is the last day to file your taxes. A few things to keep in mind if you haven't yet filed your taxes.
Posted In: Taxes, tax, tax day, advice
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Family Finance Lessons: poet Douglas Kearney

Apr 10, 2014
A California-raised poet takes one childhood lesson a little too far.
Posted In: Family finance lessons, family advice
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Raising the minimum wage: Good idea or bad idea?

Apr 4, 2014
A raise in minimum wage could help low-income workers, but hurt small-business owners.
Posted In: minimum wage

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Economy gives some dads a bad rap

Aug 21, 2009
Despite hints that the economy is recovering, job losses continue. But what happens when fathers who pay child support are out of work? Monica Brady-Myerov reports.
Posted In: Investing, Savings
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Asking for charity for the first time

Dec 3, 2009
Sherman Wilburn of Minneapolis has often given his time and money to others in need. Now he finds himself asking for help. He talks with Kai Ryssdal about the difficult times facing him and his family.
Posted In: Charity
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Susan G. Komen fights for trademark

Aug 5, 2010
Susan G. Komen For the Cure, the breast cancer charity, has warned several other charities to stay away from its trademarked phrase: "Race for the Cure." And watch out if you use the color pink. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Charity, Crime
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Will you buy into Obamacare or pay the penalty?

Apr 30, 2013
The new health care law requires individuals to carry health insurance beginning next year, or pay a small fine. Behavioral economists say even a little punishment may go a long way to get people to sign up.
Posted In: health care reform, health insurance
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How to get rid of your student loans without paying

Jul 5, 2013
Loan forgiveness and discharge programs may help ease -- or even erase -- your student loan burden.
Posted In: frederal student loans, student loan debt, student debt
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How to reduce the price of college

Aug 31, 2012
The cost of college continues to soar higher and higher. An education expert posits that costs can go down if the public sector pulls out of higher education.
Posted In: college, Tuition, financial aid, federal aid
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I 'heart' taxes

Apr 2, 2012
Commentator Melissa Chadburn says paying your taxes shows you value your community.
Posted In: Taxes
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Best way to donate? Do your research

Dec 10, 2008
If you're facing harder times but still want to give back, you may think the best way is through volunteering. But Holden Karnofsky, co-founder of a charity evaluation website, says your time would be better spent finding a nonprofit worthy of your money.
Posted In: Charity
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Don't fear high-frequency trading

Aug 23, 2010
Commentator Matt Samelson argues that high-frequency trading shouldn't be vilified as a troublemaker, but seen as a type of trading that maximizes value out of the market and corrects mispricing.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street, high-frequency trading
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Getting Personal

Aug 1, 2008
In this edition of Getting Personal, Chris and Tess talk about lazy investing styles, lending to family, consolidating retirement accounts and foolproof investments.
Posted In: Investing

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Banning 'bossy' and the language behind leadership

Mar 14, 2014
Some very powerful women, including Sheryl Sandberg, Beyonce and Condoleeza Rice, say calling women and girls “bossy” discourages them from being leaders.
Posted In: women, bossy, gender
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Finding value in health care and #obamacarewitherin

Feb 14, 2014
62 percent of new health insurance enrollees have chosen the Silver plan. What does that mean, anyway?
Posted In: Affordable Care Act, health care, health insurance, Obamacare
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Mayday: What to do when the checks stop coming in

Jan 31, 2014
Some helpful advice for first steps when your monthly income slows.
Posted In: long-term unemployment
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Super Bowl point spreads: Seahawks, Broncos, and Gatorade

Jan 31, 2014
You could look to social psychology to examine why the Super Bowl brings out the inner gambler in so many.
Posted In: gambling, point spreads, Superbowl
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Giving credit where credit is due

Jan 24, 2014
But did you know there’s an unlisted category of consumers? People who have a credit score of more than 800.
Posted In: credit scores, FICO
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New Year, new money

Dec 30, 2013
A list of the things that trip up our New Year's resolutions.
Posted In: New Year's resolutions
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Happy Birthday! Merry Christmas!

Dec 24, 2013
Instead of a rousing surprise party, and everyone singing for you ... you get your neighbors' earnest caroling.
Posted In: gifts, Christmas, birthdays
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The Wonder Woman of our wallets

Dec 18, 2013
A new bill from Sen. Elizabeth Warren to regulate credit histories and employment applications.
Posted In: Warren, CFPB, FICO scores
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Beyonce's surprise album and the personal finance of choice

Dec 17, 2013
Beyonce's album teaches us the choices we make with our money.
Posted In: Beyonce
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Dead Prez's Stic and wife Afya talk why they eat 'good on a hood budget'

Dec 13, 2013
When we grow up and create a new way of living In response to the bad habits of those around us, going against the grain can be exactly what we need to move forward. With that in mind, this blog caught our eye: "7 Ways To Eat Good On A Hood Budget."

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