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  • Mother Lode: 1 in 4 Moms Now Make More Than Dads Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 12:01 AM ET

    Women are now the leading or solo breadwinners in 40 percent of U.S. households, compared with just 11 percent in 1960, according Census Bureau data analyzed by Pew.

  • No Paid Time Off? Welcome to 'No-Vacation Nation' Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | 10:28 AM ET

    The United States lags other countries when it comes to offering workers time off, and is especially tough on part-time workers.

  • How to Tie the Knot on a Shoestring Sunday, 26 May 2013 | 12:56 PM ET

    After plummeting in the wake of the financial crisis, spending on nuptials resumed its rise in 2010, and is once again approaching the record set before the financial crisis.

  • In Tornado's Wake, Look For Insurance Rate Hikes Saturday, 25 May 2013 | 2:59 AM ET
    An aerial view of the devastation by a tornado in Moore, Oklahoma.

    The damage from the tornado that tore through Moore, Oklahoma may soon spread. Experts say homeowner insurance rates may rise.

  • The $1 Million Retirement Nest Egg Myth Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 11:50 AM ET

    Everyone's goal is to retire a millionaire, but too many personal finance headlines want to sell you on the idea that there's a surefire method for incubating the million dollar nest egg.

  • Gotta Give Her Credit: Women Score Better on Debt Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 9:22 AM ET

    Women averaged a credit score of 675 compared to the male average of 674, according to the credit score agency Experian.

  • Knowing When You Should Invest With ETFs Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 1:50 PM ET

    Many financial advisors like ETFs, which offer low fees and trading ease, but ETFs are not perfect for all occasions.

  • How Much Americans Think Families Need to Get By Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 9:54 AM ET

    Americans think that a family of four needs to bring in at least $58,000 a year to get by in their community, a new Gallup survey finds.

  • Chief Funster? Yep, That's a Job Friday, 17 May 2013 | 4:27 PM ET

    Australia is looking to fill six dream jobs, from outback adventurer to chief funster. What sort of qualifications do you need to be the CHIEF funster? Read on.

  • Retirees Go Abroad to 'Arbitrage' Meager Incomes Friday, 17 May 2013 | 1:38 PM ET

    Retirees are increasingly moving where daily bills are lower in order to crank up the purchasing power of Social Security, pension or annuity payments.

  • How to Tell If the IRS Is Looking to Audit You Friday, 17 May 2013 | 6:46 AM ET

    Being audited is scary. Not knowing if you might be is almost as bad. Here is a roadmap to how the IRS decides on candidates for examination.

  • How to Protect a Prepaid Debit Card Wednesday, 15 May 2013 | 8:15 AM ET

    Prepaid debit cards were the tool of choice in a recent $45 million heist, but they are useful for some consumers. Here's how to protect yours.

  • How Useful (and Free) Are Those Free Credit Scores? Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 9:58 AM ET

    Not all scores are created equal and depending on the wrong "free" score can hurt you financially.

  • Unlike boomers, millennials get a jump on saving Monday, 13 May 2013 | 1:29 PM ET

    A new study found that on average Millennials have $55,000 saved for retirement and many of them are wary of the long-term viability of Social Security.

  • Where to Find the Best Interest Rates on Savings Monday, 13 May 2013 | 10:50 AM ET

    Already six times what traditional banks pay, online banks' interest rates are rising as brick-and-mortar banks rates continue to fall.

  • Stuck: When Moms Can't Afford to Work Sunday, 12 May 2013 | 6:46 AM ET

    You might think that being a stay-at-home mom is a choice. In fact, many moms are staying at home with their kids because they can't afford to work.

  • What? Mom Doesn't Think You'll Find a Job Either Friday, 10 May 2013 | 4:45 PM ET

    A study found that nearly half of mothers think their children are unprepared to get a job or save. This could be due to the lack of financial literacy, a study finds.

  • Where the Summer Job Market Is Heating Up Friday, 10 May 2013 | 2:57 PM ET

    The summer job market looks relatively sunny, including for young entrepreneurs. But teen job seekers will be competing with older workers for seasonal slots.

  • Slow Growth Emboldens Fed to Stay the Course Thursday, 9 May 2013 | 1:47 PM ET

    The slowing growth in prices has further emboldened the Fed to maintain its bond buying.

  • Attention Boomers: US Needs You to Work Past 70 Thursday, 9 May 2013 | 12:11 PM ET
    A senior citizen works as a sales associate at Home Depot in the lumber department.

    A rising population of working seniors will bring stronger economic growth if companies can retool to accommodate an older workforce, the Fiscal Times reports.

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