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Retirement advice from a cancer survivor

Mar 25, 2013
Why one woman refused to let cancer alter her retirement planning.
Posted In: cancer, retirement planning, retirement savings
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Why aging boomers are more prone to scams

Mar 22, 2013
It seems like con artists are dreaming up new scams every week -- and often seniors fall prey to the trickery. But why?
Posted In: Senior moment, senior citizens, scams
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I heart New Jersey... despite its high property taxes

Mar 22, 2013
Commentator Jen Miller could up and leave the Garden State with its high taxes. But is the grass -- and the tax savings -- really any greener someplace else?
Posted In: new jersey, Taxes
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When cars themselves are backseat drivers

Mar 18, 2013
Commentator Beth Teitell on the downsides of increasingly intelligent car technology.
Posted In: Auto, technology, driving, cars
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Housing recovery: Good for would-be homeowners?

Mar 13, 2013
Commentator Robert Reich says the housing recovery is mostly benefiting investors, not home buyers.
Posted In: home ownership, Housing
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Payday lenders need to be more transparent

Mar 8, 2013
Last week on Marketplace, a payday loan lender defended his industry, saying as long as customers did the math, he wasn't doing anything wrong. Commentator Helaine Olen begs to differ.
Posted In: payday loans
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The case for working from home: Commentary

Mar 7, 2013
Writer and artist Tim Sniffen explains why Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's ban on working from home simply won't work for him.
Posted In: humor, Yahoo, Marissa Mayer
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Help wanted: New pope, experience not required

Feb 26, 2013
Commentator John Ortved offers his bid to be the new pope.
Posted In: humor, Pope Benedict XVI, pope
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Your Facebook photo: A window into your soul?

Feb 22, 2013
Your online avatar -- that photo or icon that stands for you in the virtual world -- is so much more than an image. Commentator Scott Huler says it's a window into the soul...and that's annoying. Huler lays out his big issues with these few small pixels of modern life.
Posted In: avatars
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Why I don't need a senior discount

Feb 15, 2013
Senior citizens get to purchase a host of goods and services at prices 10-20 percent lower than their under-5o counterparts. But commentator Lorie Eber says it's time for senior citizens give up their discounts.
Posted In: baby boomers, senior citizens, elderly, discounts

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