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  • Parents Are Robbing Retirement to Pay for College Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013 | 12:00 AM ET

    Paying for your child's education is a laudable goal, but may not be realistic for some parents who could wind up jeopardizing their own financial future in order to put their children through college.

  • One Quarter of US Has More Card Debt Than Savings Monday, 25 Feb 2013 | 7:52 AM ET

    Add the 16 percent who say they have neither credit card debt nor savings, and 40 percent of the population says they are close to the edge of ruin.

  • Savings or Loan? Paying for a Remodeling Project Sunday, 24 Feb 2013 | 8:01 PM ET

    Most homeowners use personal savings to pay for renovations, but borrowing makes sense when the updates will pay you back.

  • 'Dear Customer: Your Identity Was Stolen.' Now What? Friday, 22 Feb 2013 | 8:44 AM ET

    If your personal data is involved in a corporate breach, don't panic. Take these simple, low-cost measures to protect yourself.

  • 401(k)s Hold Risky Levels of Company Stock: Pro Thursday, 21 Feb 2013 | 5:13 PM ET

    Employees at some of the largest U.S. corporations have as much as 70 percent of their retirement savings invested in company stock, Morningstar's David Blanchett told "Power Lunch."

  • Unlike Boomers, Younger Americans Scale Back Debt Thursday, 21 Feb 2013 | 11:29 AM ET

    Americans under 35 are carrying substantially less debt than they were before the 2008 meltdown, according to an analysis released Thursday by The Pew Research Center. Yet they've also put off the big ticket purchases.

  • Traffic Ticket? Don't Let It Raise Your Insurance Rates Thursday, 21 Feb 2013 | 8:59 AM ET

    Whether your car insurance carrier charges you more depends on your age, recent driving record and even your credit score. Here's what you should know.

  • The Two Groups Most Affected by New Mortgage Rules Friday, 15 Feb 2013 | 8:01 PM ET

    New mortgage rules from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will make borrowing tougher for the self-employed and home buyers seeking larger loans.

  • When Filing Taxes Jointly Might Not Be a Good Idea Friday, 15 Feb 2013 | 8:01 AM ET

    The "marriage penalty" that often made filing jointly more costly is mostly gone. But there are still instances when filing separately may be warranted.

  • Why Marrieds Tend to Be Richer: It's Complicated Thursday, 14 Feb 2013 | 9:02 AM ET

    Marriage confers the benefits of division of labor and economies of scale on everything from washing machines to health insurance. But it's not just about living under the same roof.

  • Record 401(k) Balances—How Does Yours Compare? Thursday, 14 Feb 2013 | 6:44 AM ET

    Employee 401(k) accounts are jumping to record levels thanks to the surging stock market and increased contributions from workers and their employers.

  • Four Ways to Make Your Tax Refund Pay You Back Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 2:17 PM ET

    For the nearly half of Americans expecting a refund on their taxes this year, four ideas for maximizing the money that's coming back.

  • Fixing Retirement By Putting It on Autopilot Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 2:38 PM ET

    As traditional pensions disappear, some retirement experts say it's time to reform the 401(k) so it can take over as our primary retirement vehicle.

  • As Tax Time Nears, Can You Trust Your Taxman? Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 10:39 AM ET

    An attempt by the IRS to get new regulations to stop fraud among tax preparers has hit a roadblock. The issue raises the age-old question of credibility for those who prepare our taxes.

  • Five Things to Do Now to Prepare for Retirement Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 8:30 AM ET

    USA Today asked financial advisers: What are the five things people, especially Baby Boomers, can do right now to prepare for retirement? Here's a compilation of their recommendations.

  • 4% Interest, Without Fees: Too Good to Be Checking? Monday, 11 Feb 2013 | 12:55 PM ET

    Decent rates are not a thing of the past, thanks to a group dedicated to giving local banks an even chance against the big boys.

  • How to Prepare Financially for a Loved One's Death Monday, 11 Feb 2013 | 11:28 AM ET

    Families can be torn apart or money forfeited by refusing to take death into account financially or attempting to glide over it legally. Here's how to avoid such a dismal scenario.

  • Chasing Big Payoff, Savers Lose on Complex Bets Monday, 11 Feb 2013 | 8:07 AM ET

    Regulators across the country are confronting a wave of investor fraud that is saddling retirement savers with steep losses on complex products that were once pitched only to the most sophisticated investors, The New York Times reports.

  • What Are Homeowners Doing With Refinance Savings? Friday, 8 Feb 2013 | 12:03 PM ET

    While prudent borrowers are using extra cash to pay down debt, many are either forgoing the savings to shorten the term of the loan, or spending it.

  • Five Tax Mistakes Most Likely to Spur an IRS Audit Wednesday, 6 Feb 2013 | 8:32 AM ET

    Don't think you're immune to an IRS audit just because you're a middle-class working stiff. Even an honest deduction in an area rife with abuse means could wind up getting you audited.

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