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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Boomers use self-employment to stretch savings Wednesday, 7 Aug 2013 | 2:33 PM ET

    Being their own boss is easing the transition to retirement for some boomers. Ten percent of workers 45 to 74 plan to start a business, according to a recent survey by AARP.

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

    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
    Cashing out of savings

    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.

  • 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 student

    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.

  • 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.

  • What Six Flags death may mean for thrill-seekers Monday, 22 Jul 2013 | 12:51 PM ET
    Investigators will try to determine if a woman who died while on The Texas Giant roller coaster at Six Flags Over Texas fell from the ride. Some witnesses said she wasn't properly secured.

    A fatal roller-coaster accident at Six Flags may keep consumers out of amusement parks this season.

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