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  • Students Give Colleges 'Incomplete' on Job Prep Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 | 9:00 AM ET

    A quarter of college students feel unprepared for the job market, a new study says. They see internships as an answer, but it's complicated.

  • Want a Trust Fund, Baby? Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 | 7:08 AM ET

    It's becoming easier to set up a trust fund online, even one on the small side. What's not easy is figuring out the potential benefits and pitfalls.

  • Retirees Face Up to the Million-Dollar Illusion Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 12:23 PM ET

    The topsy-turvy world of today's financial markets is upending what many people thought they understood about how to pay for life after work.

  • How Immigration Reform Could Boost Real Estate Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 7:57 AM ET
    An immigration activist holds up a sign outside the Capitol during a rally.

    Current U.S. residents, newly legalized, under the immigration bill being debated in Congress, would generate $500 billion in real estate transactions and $25 billion in mortgage income, says a Hispanic realty group.

  • 6 Simple Steps to Improving Your Credit Score Friday, 7 Jun 2013 | 4:53 PM ET

    Lenders aren't the only ones who look at your score. Increasingly, insurers and even prospective employers examine your credit habits.

  • Ready to Retire? Don't Blow Your 'Decumulation' Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 10:25 AM ET
    Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers

    After accumulating money in IRAs and 401(k)s, many retirees don't know how to transition from saving to spending. Here's a must-read guide.

  • How You Can Land the Right Travel Insurance Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 9:29 AM ET

    Summer travelers are being bombarded with offers from travel insurance providers. Here's how to know when a policy makes sense for you.

  • Funeral Directors Thinking Outside Box for Boomers Wednesday, 5 Jun 2013 | 8:57 AM ET
    Til We Meet Again's baseball coffin.

    Baby boomers, who never lost their taste for rebellion, want to control every detail of their "stairway to heaven" including buying "pre-need funerals." NBC News reports.

  • Where to Look for High-Yield Checking Accounts Tuesday, 4 Jun 2013 | 2:12 PM ET

    Interest rates on checking accounts at major banks remain anemic. But for the digitally savvy, smaller regional banks offer more lucrative options.

  • Rising Mortgage Rates Put Home Buyers in Hot Seat Tuesday, 4 Jun 2013 | 8:54 AM ET

    Mortgage rates have jumped to their highest in a year, and house values are rising. Those who have waited to buy or refinance may find the time is right.

  • Prosperity Returns, but Financial Sense Lags Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 4:23 PM ET

    Nearly a quarter of Americans said they were satisfied with the condition of their personal finances, but experts say our financial acumen still needs work.

  • Forget Self-Denial: Imagination Is Key to Saving Friday, 31 May 2013 | 3:47 PM ET

    Imagining driving a new car or getting the keys to a new home can make saving for those items easier, scientists say.

  • Millennials Make Most of Massive Inheritance Friday, 31 May 2013 | 12:46 PM ET

    Millennials are inheriting wealth at a greater rate than the two previous generations. The good news is they may be better suited to it than their parents or grandparents.

  • How the Media Gets Gays' Financial Picture Wrong Friday, 31 May 2013 | 12:20 PM ET
    Mitchell and Cameron from ABC's "Modern Family"

    Unlike the media depiction of gays as mostly white and wealthy, LGBT Americans are more likely to be poor than heterosexuals.

  • Beware: Many Checking Accounts Have Hidden Fees Friday, 31 May 2013 | 8:11 AM ET

    You can't comparison shop if you don't know what you're getting. And that's what happens, in many cases, when people open a checking account.

  • Refi Madness Is Finally Running Out of Steam Friday, 31 May 2013 | 7:48 AM ET

    Mortgage rates have been bouncing around since the Fed left the door open to early cuts in asset purchases. Here's why you may want to refinance now.

  • Four Questions to Ask Before Hurricane Season Hits Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 9:24 AM ET
    Workers board up windows to protect from hurricane winds.

    With a forecast for an "active" hurricane season, you may want to call to your insurance agent to make sure you're covered.

  • How to Bring Ethics Into Your Closet Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 9:12 AM ET
    Rescuers at the scene after the Bangladesh building collapse in April.

    It's not easy finding ethically produced clothing. But in the wake of the workplace disasters in Bangladesh, that may be changing.

  • When Is $30K Worth $90K? When You Save It Early Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 1:34 PM ET

    It sounds like a trick, but it's true: Someone who saves for retirement in their 20s and stops a decade later will have more at 62 than someone who starts saving in their 30s.

  • Here's the Best Insurance for Your Retirement Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 10:46 AM ET

    Investing in long-term care insurance is one of the few ways to protect your retirement savings. But it's not cheap.

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