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The taxman cometh

Apr 14, 2011
Let's stick with the theme of taxes with the looming April 18 deadline. America's modern tax system was created in 1913. The income tax form was a...

The retirement market crawls back

Apr 13, 2011
The number is impressive: $17.5 trillion. That's the total of U.S. retirement assets, according to the Investment Company Institute, a Washington D...

Did you pay your taxes?

Apr 8, 2011
Have you finished your taxes yet? If tradition holds, about a quarter of taxpayers still haven't filed. Still, most of us get our taxes done on...

Student loan nation

Apr 7, 2011
Americans are borrowing again. Consumer credit rose at a 3.8% annual rate in February. According to the Federal Reserve "non-revolving" consumer...

The high cost of quality child care

Apr 4, 2011
Millions of Americans are among the "working poor." They have jobs, yet earn so little that they live at or below the government's official poverty...