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  • 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
    The CFPB's 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
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    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.

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