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  • 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."

  • Gandolfini's will a case study on what not to do Friday, 26 Jul 2013 | 6:22 AM ET

    James Gandolfini, the late actor, appears to have made some key mistakes with his estate planning. Here's how to avoid the same minefields.

  • Watch out for the 'change my address' scam Wednesday, 24 Jul 2013 | 6:00 AM ET

    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.

  • 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.

  • How to earn a degree without breaking the bank Tuesday, 23 Jul 2013 | 9:47 AM ET

    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.

  • Wall Street is missing money (and you may be too!) Monday, 22 Jul 2013 | 11:55 AM ET
    Bill Ackman and Mark Zuckerberg

    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.

  • 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.

  • Clothes not to die for: A push for ethical apparel Friday, 19 Jul 2013 | 12:02 PM ET
    Relatives of workers who died in April in the collapse of a Bangladeshi garment factory gathered to demonstrate.

    It's not easy to find ethically sourced clothing, but continuing pressure from consumers and new factory evaluation methods could change that.

  • Housing: Should you stay or should you go? Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 12:15 PM ET

    Rising mortgage rates may soon lead potential homebuyers to think twice before signing contracts. But rushing to sell midsummer may be tricky.

  • Hate robocalls? Here's how you can block them Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 8:00 AM ET
    Software developer Aaron Foss, who won the FTC'S RoboCall Challenge in April, plans to offer a free blocking service soon.

    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 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.

  • Skechers sends out $40 million in refund checks Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013 | 8:33 AM ET

    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.

  • Here's how to pay less for gas as prices rise Monday, 15 Jul 2013 | 3:05 PM ET

    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 collection becomes compulsion, think 'sell' Monday, 15 Jul 2013 | 7:12 AM ET
    Old vintage mustard tins on display that the Mustard Museum.

    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.

  • 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.

  • As Congress debates food stamp cuts, working poor worry Saturday, 13 Jul 2013 | 1:00 PM ET

    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.

  • Is your state flunking financial education? Friday, 12 Jul 2013 | 11:27 AM ET

    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.

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