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While the government is expected to say the unemployment picture continues its gradual improvement, Gallup puts the unemployment rate at an ugly 8.6 percent in August
Vacations are on hold for many small-business owners this summer, as sales show a gradual pickup. Many owners don't want to be away, as their businesses gain momentum.
Massachusetts Treasurer Steven Grossman has been getting the state's finances in order—his own are another matter. Grossman may owe more than $500,000 in back taxes.
The average American household is earning less than when the Great Recession ended four years ago, according to a report released Wednesday.
As airlines and airports compete for travelers, every amenity helps to lure their business. While free Wi-Fi is a great perk it can be hard to find at some airports.
A new survey finds good and bad news on the college savings front. Parents are saving more, but not enough. And a third are still paying off their own student loans.
Healthy young people who don't buy health insurance are called young invincibles, but a report finds 20-somethings are more often priced out than opting out of coverage.
Almost 7 million Americans are struggling with student loans, but many of the businesses promising to help borrowers may actually be exploiting them, say consumer advocates.
As the cost of going to university continues to grow – and experts warn student debt in the U.K. could hit a whopping £85,000 ($132,000) per head – new research brings some good news for budding students.
As the debate rages over who benefits from the Affordable Care Act, one thing is becoming clear: The controversial program is a dream for con artists.
The harried mom. The bargain hunter. The plain-old indecisive shopper. For many consumers, buying what catches their eye and returning what doesn't work out is a strategy for smart shopping.
Employers say today's college grads don't have the skills for entry-level jobs. These college courses can help fill the gap and make recent grads better candidates.
Spending on back-to-school supplies is down, but bills can still be high. Here's how to find the deals and save.
As Americans are living longer, some people in their 50s and 60s are holding on to jobs longer while others are starting encore careers.
Student loan debt continues to rise and parents continue to contemplate whether they should add their name to the bill. Suze Orman says emphatically ‘I don’t think so.’
Some retirees with mortgages are considering downsizing to reduce expenses. One survey says more than 40 percent of Americans ages 50 to 64 plan to move within five years.
Schoola Stitch opened for business on Thursday, offering parents a new way to shop for gently used children's clothes and promising deals as much as 70 to 90 percent off retail.
With the possibility of spending two decades or more in retirement, some baby boomers are buying longevity insurance so they don't outlive their money.
No one yet knows when—or if—Americans will feel confident enough about their finances to have as many kids as they might have if the recession had not occurred.
Being their own boss is easing the transition to retirement for some boomers. Ten percent of workers 45 to 74 plan to start a business, according to a recent survey by AARP.
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