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Identity theft is already a serious problem—the No. 1 complaint to the FTC—and tax-related identity theft is a growing part of this crime spree.
A federal court has pulled the plug on a telemarketing operation that used illegal robocalls to trick seniors into buying medical alert devices.
Everyone wants a smartphone, especially muggers. Law enforcement officials are pressuring the industry to require "kill switch" technology.
College graduates enjoy a six month grace period before they have to start repaying their loans. For the latest grads, that period is over. Now what?
New "back to basics" rules from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will create a safer mortgage market. Simply put, the goal is no traps.
The gifts are all unwrapped. Returns and exchanges have been made. Now it's time to see what really happened during the holiday shopping season.
Nomorobo launched recently, and it says it's now blocking 48,000 robocalls a week.
The U.S. government has long funded initiatives to encourage healthy marriages. But some experts are arguing it's time to try something different.
Financial scams aimed at defrauding seniors are becoming more common. Here's what the more common ones look like, and how to protect your family.
The theft of 40 million credit and debit card records from Target sure got our attention—and maybe that's good. Here are five lessons learned.
Sure, the holidays are fun, but they are also a time of personal finance peril. Here is the cost of a poor credit rating, and how you can fix it.
With just one day to go before Christmas, it's becoming clear that shoppers have won the annual game of chicken.
A number of small businesses across the country instruct children in everything from using cutlery correctly to making friends.
With only days left to get a tax deduction for 2013 charitable donations, consider pulling out your checkbook.
It's almost here—the after-Christmas rush to return unwanted presents. A few big-name retailers have tightened up the rules a bit this year.
Grandparents may cut back on their holiday party treats, but they don't want to stop indulging their grandchildren.
A research paper finds that attractive young adults enjoy a pay advantage over less attractive peers—an advantage that starts in high school.
Financial literacy teaching tools are everywhere, but young people aren't getting any smarter about money. Here's what kids say they want to learn.
The events have gained attention, but the fatter paychecks probably haven't materialized yet for many minimum wage workers.
Today's service plans are significantly better than those sold 10 or 15 years ago. Most states now require these contracts to have disclosures.