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  • Same-Sex Marriage Ruling: A Financial Game Changer Wednesday, 26 Jun 2013 | 2:38 PM ET
    Hundreds of people gather outside the US Supreme Court building in Washington, DC on June 26, 2013 in anticipation of the ruling on California's Proposition 8, the controversial ballot initiative that defines marriage as between a man and a woman.

    The Supreme Court’s ruling on gay marriage isn’t just an emotional victory for same-sex spouses. It’s a practical one that will usher in a sea change and prompt lawsuits.

  • How Not to Get Cleaned Out in a Hurricane Friday, 21 Jun 2013 | 8:01 AM ET

    Hurricane season is here, and you have work to do with your homeowner's insurance. Insurers are seeking ways to limit their storm exposure.

  • Despite Fed, Cost of Consumer Borrowing Could Rise Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | 12:47 PM ET

    The Fed will keep the federal funds rate unchanged, but that doesn't mean consumers will get the same rates on credit cards, student loans, mortgages and other financial products.

  • When Bipolar Disorder Leads to Extreme Shopping Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | 10:49 AM ET

    Sufferers of the illness, which afflicts 5.7 million Americans, often blow their savings on trips, jewels, even real-estate.

  • Report: Student Loan 'Debt Relief' Firms Mislead Wednesday, 19 Jun 2013 | 6:49 PM ET

    Many student loan debtors are tricked into paying up to $1,600 in fees to firms offering "debt relief" services that they could get for free, according to a report.

  • How to Invest for a (Mostly) Tax-Free Retirement Wednesday, 19 Jun 2013 | 2:13 PM ET

    "Tax-free retirement" has a nice ring to it, but creating a completely tax-free income stream is difficult—and maybe self-defeating.

  • 3 Ways Boomers' Retirement Looks Better Monday, 17 Jun 2013 | 9:38 AM ET

    More upbeat about their prospects, Boomers are reshaping traditional notions of how the golden years should be lived.

  • Rising Repair Costs Could Put Drivers on the Road Thursday, 13 Jun 2013 | 2:17 PM ET
    Car damaged by Hurricane Sandy

    Hurricane Sandy and the economic recovery may have raised repair costs in the Northeast, but drivers there are often close to cheaper ones.

  • Rising Rates Scare Borrowers Into Action Wednesday, 12 Jun 2013 | 1:18 PM ET

    After falling dramatically for more than a month, applications for mortgage refinances finally swung to the positive last week, rising 5 percent despite the rise in mortgage rates.

  • Sorry Bro, I Can't Afford to Be Your Best Man Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 | 2:05 PM ET

    Young men in the 18-to-34-year-old bracket are the ones most likely to decline a request to be in a wedding party based on the cost, according to a Harris Interactive survey.

  • Retirees' Woes a 'Wake-Up Call' for Younger Workers Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 | 11:01 AM ET

    Two new reports show that Americans over age 65 are falling behind financially, despite having retirement income younger Americans are less likely to have in old age.

  • Overdraft Protection Will Cost You, but How Much? Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 | 9:42 AM ET
    Richard Cordray

    Complex rules sow confusion about how overdraft fees work and "may increase consumer costs beyond reasonable expectations," said CFPB director Richard Cordray.

  • 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.

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