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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.
A top consumer group blasted insurance companies that use education and occupation to set rates for auto coverage, calling it "unfair and discriminatory."
James Gandolfini, the late actor, appears to have made some key mistakes with his estate planning. Here's how to avoid the same minefields.
It's one of the things you must do when you relocate—change your mailing address with the postal service—and private companies are charging up to $24 for what the USPS charges $1.
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.
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.
Grants and scholarships are taking a leading role in paying college bills, surpassing the traditional role parents long have played in helping foot the bills.
Locked in various state comptrollers' vaults are billions in unclaimed funds that are owed to millions of people, ranging from the average Joe to Wall Street heavyweights.
If you're a gadget lover who always wants the latest smartphone, then you should consider a "no-contract" wireless plan.
It's not easy to find ethically sourced clothing, but continuing pressure from consumers and new factory evaluation methods could change that.
Rising mortgage rates may soon lead potential homebuyers to think twice before signing contracts. But rushing to sell midsummer may be tricky.
A senator wants to know why telecoms aren't doing more to block robocalls. She chastised them for not using filtering technology similar to what's already working in Canada.
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.
More than half a million checks are in the mail to people who bought toning shoes from Skechers USA. The $40 million payout is part of a settlement reached with the FTC.
Gas prices are up 14 cents in the past week, to an average $3.61 nationwide. We may see prices go even higher in the coming weeks, but there are ways to save.
When a collection turns into an obsession, it can carry financial implications. For some, it leads to devastating financial consequences or unique challenges for financial planning.
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.
The complicated calculus of financial survival for the working poor means any cuts to the food stamp program would be felt well beyond the grocery checkout line.
A new study ranks states' efforts to provide financial education in high school, and the results aren't pretty. Check your state's grade here.
Haggling doesn’t always work, but if you have the courage to try it, you might save some money or get something extra for your efforts.