From banker to janitor -- all in a day's work

Aug 1, 2012
To get herself out of debt, one banker had to take a very different kind of job.

The drought to affect prices at the supermarket

Jul 25, 2012
Expect the prices for meat and dairy goods to rise as the Midwest drought continues.
Storm clouds roll over a drought-stricken cornfield on July 19, 2012 near Spencer, Ind. The corn and soybean belt in the middle of the nation is experiencing one of the worst droughts in more than five decades. Expect the prices for meat and dairy goods to rise as the Midwest drought continues.
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The costs of taking care of an elderly relative

Jul 11, 2012
Taking a look at how to provide for an elderly relative who is having trouble taking care of himself or herself.

The 8% pension plan solution

Jul 4, 2012
Public pension funds are resorting to riskier investments in a bid to score returns high enough to give retirees their guaranteed payments.

How personal finance is factoring into the election

Jun 27, 2012
In this installment of Money Matters, we look at the economics of democracy: whether our personal finances are having an effect in this year's major political election.
In this installment of Money Matters, we look at the economics of democracy: whether our personal finances are having an effect in this year's major political election.
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Let's get physical. Oops, I mean financial!

Jun 25, 2012
Americans are more likely to rate themselves physically fit than financially healthy, a recent survey finds. Whip your finances back into shape with expert advice.

The cost of fighting home foreclosure

Jun 20, 2012
As foreclosure filings start to rise again, homeowners must balance the costs -- financial and emotional -- of fighting eviction.
As foreclosure filings start to rise again, homeowners must balance the costs -- financial and emotional -- of fighting eviction.
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Money Matters: Bank customers v. overdraft fees

Jun 12, 2012
A new study that finds Americans still paid $30 billion in overdraft fees last year despite efforts to curb them. Here are the facts you need to know.
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What to expect from gas prices in the short term

Jun 6, 2012
Gas prices may be a bit of bright spot in a dark and stormy world economy.

Parents use stocks to teach kids about Wall Street

May 23, 2012
Some adults buy stocks for kids, less as an investment and more for a teaching tool.