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A guide to Money and the American Dream

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Some comfort for caregivers

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What resources are available for people who take care of sick or elderly loved ones?
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A guide to U.S. retirement accounts

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5 tips to succeed in small claims court

Jun 28, 2013
Small claims court is a system designed to help people resolve their disputes over money. Here's what you should know to win your case.
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Your guide to hiring a financial planner

May 24, 2013
In a tight financial spot? Or maybe you'd like ideas on smarter ways to spend your hard-earned money? Then perhaps it's time for you to seek professional help and hire a financial planner. But before you do, take a look at our tips on how to find the perfect planner for your personal finances.
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7 tips on what to do if you're being harassed by a debt collector

May 17, 2013
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Is your morning latte a waste of money? (Infographic)

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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

Travel advice from the airfare watchdog

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A lot has changed about air travel since Greg Hobica founded the site airfarewatchdog.com in 1998. But, he says, it's still possible to score a great travel deal if you follow his advice.
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Advice on applying for a re-fi or loan modification

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Straight talk from a banker on what makes an application for a re-fi or a loan modification stand out in the eyes of a bank.
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