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Financial experts provide insight into three areas where people would feel the pinch if the nation defaults, and how people can prepare for the worst.
With bond investors skittish over interest-rate risk, the search is on for alternative investment.
Though average Americans have no control over whether the U.S. debt ceiling is raised, a default could have a direct impact on their finances.
What Americans don't know understand about Social Security benefits can be hazardous to their retirement plans.
With open enrollment benefit options becoming more complicated, individuals are turning to financial experts to make informed decisions.
'Sell-by' dates are 'confusing' and 'misleading,' a study found. In fact, food may still be good even years past the date.
The new C-note features high-tech designs to thwart counterfeiters, reports CNBC's Becky Quick.
Many workers are ending up with woefully small retirement accounts, even if they have had high incomes and have managed to save over the years.
Many highly selective colleges are using their hefty endowments to craft financial aid deals for needy students that sharply lower their costs.
When a family member is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, it’s important to consider financial, health and legal options.
More Americans believe they're on track for retirement now than last year. But just because they believe it doesn't make it true.
Over the next 17 years every day 10,000 baby boomers will turn 65 and BlackRock's Robert Kapito tells CNBC many of them haven't started saving for retirement.
Why student loans are the most dangerous types of debt and how to tackle it.
Companies are pushing debit and prepaid cards on campuses even as the CARD Act curbs credit card marketing. Guess who gains?
In today’s job market, many companies seem to favor aggressive workers. Some companies are bucking that trend by recruiting workers that aren’t jerks.
Potential money mistakes abound for college students, from budgeting to handling loans and opening a checking account. Here's how to avoid them.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau recently warned employers that it intends to use its enforcement power to stop violations.
A group is creating an Occupy debit card, inspired by the protest movement, and meant to serve people without bank accounts.
A debt collector has agreed to pay $1 million to settle charges that its text messages and other business practices violated federal law.
The weak economy has caused more young adults to move back in with their parents, and some of those kids are bringing their own children with them.
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