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  • New Rules for Target-Date Retirement Funds Tuesday, 6 Jul 2010 | 10:35 AM ET

    The Securities and Exchange Commission has introduced new rules to help investors figure out how target-date funds in their 401(k) and other retirement accounts are supposed to hit their target.

  • From Card Fees to Mortgages, a New Day for Consumers Friday, 25 Jun 2010 | 1:29 PM ET
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    After months of haggling, the terms of financial reform are set in Congress. The New York Times explains how this will impact your wallet.

  • Debit Card Raises the Cash-Back Reward Wednesday, 23 Jun 2010 | 12:23 PM ET
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    At a time when many banks have become notorious for taking money away from checking account customers, a start-up is planning to double what it’s putting back in account holders’ wallets.

  • Fund Managers Get Defensive Monday, 21 Jun 2010 | 11:53 AM ET

    During a recent American Beacon Advisors investment forum in New York, asset managers explained how they are reacting to market volatility and euro zone risks, as they look for new investment opportunities.

  • Dividends Like BP’s Look Safe, Until They’re Not Thursday, 17 Jun 2010 | 12:35 PM ET
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    If you’re an investor in BP and rely on dividend income to pay your daily expenses, rememeber that relying on one stock or even a handful of stocks is incredibly risky.

  • Stretch Your Retirement Savings by Moving Thursday, 17 Jun 2010 | 11:36 AM ET

    It may feel like a monumental step and may involve a bit of heavy lifting—unless you pay someone else to do it—but moving to a less expensive part of the country can significantly stretch your retirement savings.

  • 'Carthaginian Peace' Could Be Bad for Gold: Strategist Thursday, 13 May 2010 | 8:10 AM ET
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    Carthaginian peace refers to the imposition of a very brutal “peace,” or the armistice imposed on Carthage by Rome that saw the Romans systematically burn Carthage to the ground.

  • Remove Card and Take Bullion; Gold ATM Debuts Thursday, 13 May 2010 | 6:05 AM ET

    Amid fears over the strength of nearly every major currency, Abu Dhabi’s top hotel has come up with a new type of ATM for their most risk-averse guests. The Emirates Palace is giving those staying there to chance to withdraw gold from the world first ever gold dispenser.

  • Amid Wild Headlines, Fundamentals Drive Stocks Thursday, 13 May 2010 | 5:38 AM ET

    Despite a fully-fledged debt crisis in Europe, the stock market continues to defy the bears to trade higher on the year.

  • That Nagging Question of Mutual Fund Fees Monday, 10 May 2010 | 12:01 PM ET
    1978 portrait of American economist Paul Anthony Samuelson, winner of the Nobel prize for Economics in 1970.

    Mutual fund management companies receive handsome fees from people who often have no idea whether they are getting a good deal. For the most part, they're not, says the NYT.

  • Learning How to Fight Back Against Debt Collectors Saturday, 24 Apr 2010 | 12:04 PM ET

    Among debt collectors, Steven Katz is known as a “credit terrorist.” For years, he has run what he calls the Steven Katz School of Bill Collector Education, otherwise known as the “credit terrorist training camp.”

  • Graduation

    The job market has improved slightly from last year, according to career experts, and certain sectors like government, health care and financial services are hiring.

  • New Battle May Erupt Over High Retirement Fund Fees Wednesday, 7 Apr 2010 | 11:06 AM ET

    A recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling offers investors no help in combatting excessive mutual fund fees. And shareholders advocates say the ruling may spark a new round of litigation.

  • In the scramble to find anything to generate more revenue, states are considering new taxes on virtually everything: garbage pickup, dating services, bowling night, haircuts, even clowns, reports the New York Times.

  • Dividend Stocks Can Pay Off For Recent Retirees Monday, 22 Feb 2010 | 12:49 PM ET

    Retirement isn't all about fixed-income investing. Your portfolio also needs a solid income stream and growth potential (for offsetting inflation).  Otherwise, you may outlive your savings.

  • Banks have been trying to get customers to open up checking accounts for years by offering gifts like appliances and iPods. Now more banks are trying to up its customer base by offering cash sign up bonuses.

  • IRS Form 1040

    For individuals making $200,000 and couples making $250,000 or more a year, expect to see higher taxes  in 2011 unless Congress votes to keep Bush-era cuts.

  • The gap between short- and long-term interest rates poses some tricky problems for savers, investors and home buyers this year, says the New York Times.

  • Paper Cuts: More Firms Push Customers to Go Online Thursday, 14 Jan 2010 | 10:33 AM ET
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    Asking customers to go “green” with online statements is no longer enough for many companies. Some are offering financial incentives to switch, while others are charging for hard copies.

  • Level Playing Field for New Energy Technology: Turner Thursday, 14 Jan 2010 | 9:39 AM ET

    The government has to level the playing field when it comes to alternative industry for the sector to be competitive, Ted Turner, former vice chairman and head of Time Warner's cable networks division, told CNBC Thursday.

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