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Are Geeky Subscription Boxes Worth the Price?

May 29, 2017 | Emily Bloch

Pay up, get quirky mystery goods on a regular basis. We break down the value of some popular services.

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What You Can Learn About Money From A Commencement Speech

May 29, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

Here are six lessons not only for new grads, but for everyone.

Competing For College Grads

May 26, 2017 | Joe Pye

Job growth is up, and companies are hiring recent college graduates for higher pay this year.

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10 Ways to Retire Earlier Than Friends on the Same Salary

May 26, 2017 | Money Talks News

Yes, you can retire earlier than your friends, and live much more comfortably.

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Banks Warn Customers About Fraud More Often

May 25, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Whether it’s a text message, phone call, email or letter, your banking institution can let you know when fraudulent activity occurs on your account. Do you get fraud alerts?

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Is President Trump Good or Bad for Entrepreneurs?

May 25, 2017 | John Rampton

Here’s a hint: Your own actions can decide.

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This Summer: More Seasonal Work at Higher Pay

May 24, 2017 | Dori Zinn

More companies, large and small, are on the hunt for great workers this summer, while pay for those jobs is also expected to go up.

Kayla’s Debt Changed Her Life

May 24, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

Her financial mess gave her new hope.

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Can Volunteer Firefighters Get Student Loan Forgiveness?

May 24, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader wants to know if you need a real job to get real debt relief.

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Just Being Poor Can Make You Sick

May 23, 2017 | Dori Zinn

The more debt you have, the more likely you are to have higher stress levels, more weight gain, and increased sleep loss.

Banking apps may be better than you think.

Baby Boomers Really Love Smartphones

May 23, 2017 | Joe Pye

They are more willing to give up financial stability for smartphones, than younger generations.

Around the web

This Week Around The Web

May 23, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

Singer Jack Johnson, a five-step plan, a gas hike, good habits and more.

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Can “Debt Tech” Robots Keep You From Going Broke?

May 22, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

With self-driving cars already taking to the road, is it so far-fetched to think robots can keep you out of debt?

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Entrepreneur Moms Never Stop Working

May 22, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Most entrepreneurial moms are still the primary caretakers of their families, but that hasn’t stopped them from leading hugely successful careers.

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You Should Manage Your Money Like Ed Sheeran

May 22, 2017 | Emily Bloch

Turns out, the millionaire knows a thing or two about saving.

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High Debt Gives Us High Anxiety

May 19, 2017 | Joe Pye

Most Americans don’t have a plan to deal with an average debt of $37,000.

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How to Prepare for and Deal With an Income Emergency

May 19, 2017 | Money Talks News

How quickly could you come up with $400? Many of us would need to borrow it.

By the Numbers

By the Numbers: 5 Fun Phone Facts

May 19, 2017 | Michael Koretzky

Your phone is probably smarter than you are.

Millennial Adults Still Living At Home

May 18, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Most moms say their adult children aren’t ready to live on their own and only one-third of young adults are looking to move out of their parent’s house.

Student loan debt crisis leaves millions strapped for cash

Man on the Street: What’s Your Take on the Student Loan Debt Crisis?

May 18, 2017 | Michelle Bryan

We hit the streets to ask people about the student debt crisis and how they hope President Trump may take action to provide relief.

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Boomers Aren’t Ready for Retirement

May 17, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Most Americans believe they are financially prepared for retirement. As more baby boomers hit retirement age, they don’t know as much as they think they do when it comes to finances in the golden years.

Financial Pain is Nothing to David from Run the Money

May 17, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

Sure, it hurts, but he’s been through worse.

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What REALLY Happens If You Don’t Pay Your Taxes?

May 17, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader fears for her boyfriend’s future — and her own.

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Women Manage Money Better Than Men

May 16, 2017 | Gregory Cox

Study finds that women are more likely to financially prepare for the future

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Working on the Weekend

May 16, 2017 | Joe Pye

Almost three quarters of Americans put in a full day of work over the weekend every month.

Around the web

This Week Around The Web

May 16, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

Financially literate, women and money, financial mistakes, cars and cutting the cable.

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Cyber Attacks are Growing, Protection Isn’t

May 15, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Businesses are treating their companies a lot like we treat our homes — the physical property is protected, but the online property isn’t.

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Good And Bad News About Recession 2018

May 15, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

The economic recovery is literally one step forward, one step back.

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Record Spending on Spoiling Moms for Mother’s Day

May 12, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Moms are about to get royally spoiled this Mother’s Day, as spending is going to hit an all-time high.

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Should You Hire a Service to Negotiate Your Cable and Other Bills?

May 12, 2017 | Money Talks News

We tried out one of these services. Results? Meh.

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Trump’s Travel Ban Is Hurting Honeymoon Trips

May 11, 2017 | Dori Zinn

One-in-five couples are changing their honeymoon travel plans. That could hit the travel and tourism industry by plummeting $215 million to $430 million annually.

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Why You Should Refinance Your Student Loans

May 10, 2017 | Dori Zinn

As college costs continue to grow, graduates should refinance their loans sooner to lower interest rates, which means you could pay off your loan sooner.

Practice Makes Perfect for Tonya

May 10, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

In personal finance and her favorite sport.

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Can The United States Help Me Get Out Of Debt When I’m Abroad?

May 10, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader has as much debt as income. He’s out of the country. Can he still get out of debt?