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  • Who pays for college education? Not Mom and Dad Tuesday, 23 Jul 2013 | 2:38 PM ET

    Scholarships and grants have trumped parental contributions as the No. 1 source of paying for college for the first time in four years, according to a new report.

  • There's the beach, and here you are on your laptop Tuesday, 23 Jul 2013 | 12:07 PM ET

    Almost two thirds of Americans plan to work during vacation this year, up from 52 percent a year ago, according to a new survey. Here's why.

  • Are 'no contract' wireless plans a good choice? Monday, 22 Jul 2013 | 6:08 AM ET

    If you're a gadget lover who always wants the latest smartphone, then you should consider a "no-contract" wireless plan.

  • McDonald's finance guide 'insulting' to workers Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013 | 10:06 AM ET

    McDonald's workers have received a guide to personal finances that leaves some categories uncovered, such as food and heat. But $20 for monthly health care is included.

  • For part-time workers, here's a financial toolkit Sunday, 14 Jul 2013 | 3:00 PM ET

    The latest jobs report showed that 8.2 million Americans are working part time for economic reasons. An additional 19 million are working part time for other reasons.

  • Didn't get a prenup? Try a postnup Friday, 5 Jul 2013 | 7:05 AM ET

    Postnuptial agreements—similar to prenups, but for married couples—are on the rise, with growing acceptance and DOMA changing the marriage landscape.

  • Paid Time Off: You Should Use It or Lose It Sunday, 30 Jun 2013 | 3:00 PM ET

    Many companies now offer paid time off instead of a set number of vacation and sick days. It's easier for employers and workers, but can make it hard to hold on to unused time off.

  • Julia Bonafede, Wilshire Consulting president, weighs in on the staggering percentage of corporate pension plans which are underfunded.

  • Behind on Retirement, Gen X Still Doesn't Get It Saturday, 22 Jun 2013 | 3:43 PM ET

    A new report portrays Generation X as the most direly affected by the retirement savings crisis, and suggests their spending habits are to blame.

  • Charitable Giving Remains a Victim of Recession Saturday, 22 Jun 2013 | 8:08 AM ET

    The amount of money donated to charity has been inching up in recent years, but a report finds that Americans still aren't giving as much as they were before the recession began.

  • 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.

  • How to Know When You Need a Prenup Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013 | 12:49 PM ET

    Prenuptial agreements are common among the financial elite. Divorce settlements can be astronomical. But in some cases, prenups may make sense for the 99 percent.

  • Billionaire Carlos Slim: Why 60 Is the New 30 Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013 | 11:00 AM ET
    Carlos Slim

    With industrial economies, it's OK to have workers retire at 65, Slim says. But in developed economies, built on knowledge and experience, 60 is when workers hit their prime.

  • 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.

  • Rodney Martin, ING U.S. chairman & CEO, explains why the nation needs to redefine retirement and shares his company's plans to re-brand its business for "retirement readiness" planning.

  • Workers Over 60 Make More Than Younger Colleagues Thursday, 13 Jun 2013 | 3:15 PM ET

    People still working when they are near or past traditional retirement age are earning significantly more per hour, on average, than younger workers, new data show.

  • Some Older Americans Falling Short Financially Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 | 12:14 PM ET

    A new report finds that seniors who are African-American, Hispanic, female or 80 and older are more likely to face economic woes than other older Americans.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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