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  • This teen actress outperformed the S&P 500 Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 2:47 PM ET
    Rachel Fox

    After one of the strongest bull runs in stock market history, more young adults seem to have caught the investing bug. This teen actress actually outperformed the S&P 500!

  • Retiring with more: Don't wing it on your 401(k) Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 12:41 PM ET

    Americans are saving more for retirement, but it's probably still not enough, according to a new analysis released by Fidelity. As of June, the average 401(k) balance was $80,600.

  • Student debt relief businesses draw scrutiny Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 7:00 AM ET

    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.

  • High college fees: worth it for the salary boost? Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | 11:53 AM ET
    Graduates from various institutions toss their hats.

    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.

  • Obamacare is coming, and so are the con artists Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | 7:08 AM ET

    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.

  • Work ethic: Most would keep job after lottery win Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 4:01 PM ET
    Lottery winner William L. Seeley shouts as he holds up a sign made as a check Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, in Toms River, N.J.

    Most American workers say they would get up and go to work even if they won the lottery—although they might be driving a better car and going to a different job.

  • These kids today—have to pay up for college Friday, 9 Aug 2013 | 5:05 PM ET
    Students walk across campus at the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vt.

    Most college students today are paying for it themselves. There is one thing, however, that mom and dad are still paying for.

  • Back-to-school savings: Where to find great deals Friday, 9 Aug 2013 | 2:26 PM ET

    The school year is about to start, and you still have so much shopping left to do. No worries. It's not too late to snag some bargains.

  • Website offers discounts on back-to-school clothes Thursday, 8 Aug 2013 | 4:57 PM ET
    Rachel Farmer and her son, Christopher, bag up some clothing to send to Schoola Stitch. They hope to raise money for his school in Bowling Green, Va.

    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.

  • An allowance can pay for itself...really Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013 | 12:48 PM ET

    School may be out, but summer can offer a teachable moment if children use their allowances the right way. Here's how.

  • Rethinking that 4% retirement rule Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013 | 11:56 AM ET

    A retirement formula devised in the 1990s doesn't seem to hold up in an environment of low-yielding bond, volatile stock markets and inconsistent returns.

  • Winning workplaces and how they make it happen Monday, 5 Aug 2013 | 2:08 PM ET

    Innovation, flexible hours and employee engagement are among the factors used by this year's winners of the Sloan Awards for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility.

  • What student debt? How other millennials think Monday, 5 Aug 2013 | 6:14 AM ET

    Twelve million Gen Y-ers make more than $100,000, and many of them are not saddled with the six-digit student debt held by doctors and lawyers.

  • 5 common mistakes of rookie investors Sunday, 4 Aug 2013 | 9:38 AM ET

    The biggest mistakes that rookie investors make tend to be psychological ones—and simply knowing these pitfalls and keeping perspective can result in significantly better returns.

  • Future of banking: Putting humans inside ATMs Saturday, 3 Aug 2013 | 7:00 AM ET

    Automated teller machines have served us well for more than 40 years now, but it's time for a reboot. New technology will enable customers to talk to a teller on a video monitor.

  • Class system? Rich have edge when it comes to aid Thursday, 1 Aug 2013 | 5:55 AM ET

    College students have a better chance of getting aid if they come from affluent backgrounds than if they are lower on the income scale, some new studies show.

  • What ticks you off? Top 10 consumer complaints Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 4:50 PM ET

    Problems with auto sales and repairs, home improvement and debt disputes led the annual complaints survey compiled by the Consumer Federation of America.

  • Look who's paying more for college Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 6:00 AM ET

    It may seem logical that financial aid from colleges should go to the students who need it the most, but guess again.

  • Buyer beware of 'grey charges'     Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | 4:51 PM ET

    Consumers are getting nailed by "grey charges" and "free" offers that aren't really free, and companies are making millions billing people with recurring fees. CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports.

  • Auto insurers don't play fair with customers: study Friday, 26 Jul 2013 | 2:23 PM ET

    A top consumer group blasted insurance companies that use education and occupation to set rates for auto coverage, calling it "unfair and discriminatory."

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