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House Sends $15B Harvey Aid Bill, Debt Hike to Trump to Sign

House Sends $15B Harvey Aid Bill, Debt Hike to Trump to Sign

By Andrew Taylor | Sep 8
The House voted overwhelmingly on Friday to send a $15.3 billion disaster aid package to President Donald Trump, overcoming conservative objections to linking the emergency legislation to a temporary increase in America's borrowing authority.

Ask Brianna: How Do I Afford College As An Older Student?

Ask Brianna: How Do I Afford College As An Older Student?

By Brianna McGurran | Aug 14
In most cases, a postsecondary degree is a straight path to more money and more job security. But expecting that you'll make more money someday won't totally ameliorate the sticker shock now. Here's how to cope.

Stop Counting Other People's Money

Stop Counting Other People's Money

By Liz Weston | Aug 13
The new car, that house and that exotic trip are the shiny end results of a series of decisions hidden below the surface. What we don't see, typically, are the trade-offs - or their consequences.

What to Do When Your Credit Card Issuer Blindsides You

What to Do When Your Credit Card Issuer Blindsides You

By Claire Tsosie | Aug 11
It's easy to feel blindsided when a credit card issuer makes a negative change to your account, such as closing it, raising your interest rate, or reducing your credit limit. Such steps are legal, but may not seem fair.

Yes, Money Can Buy Happiness - If You Spend It to Save Time

Yes, Money Can Buy Happiness - If You Spend It to Save Time

By Seth Borenstein | Jul 29
People who dole out cash to save time on things like housekeeping, delivery services and taxis are a little bit happier than those who don't, new research finds.

5 Ways to Avoid Overpaying on Your Car Loan

By Philip Reed | Jul 15
When people go car shopping, they usually focus on the vehicle they want - not the loan that will pay for it. But good financing is the bedrock of a solid car deal, and missteps could cost you thousands.

529s Make It Easier to Ask Family, Friends for College Cash

By Joseph Pisani | Jun 26
People have used crowdfunding sites to raise money for business ideas, help afford medical emergencies and even to pay for vacations. Now the concept is coming to college savings.

Money Hacks for Real People

By Liz Weston | Jun 8
Not every hack requires an accountant. Some can spur you to save more money for retirement or help you to pay bills on time every time. Any of the following could be a do-it-yourself hack that makes your financial life easier.

How to Ruin Your Finances Fast

By Liz Weston | May 17
It typically takes years of unfortunate choices - minimum credit card payments, forgone savings opportunities - to create suffocating debt or a poverty-level retirement.

Are You Financially Healthy?

By Liz Weston | Apr 12
Traditional financial literacy efforts haven't been a rousing success. Research from Harvard Business School shows that even Americans who are taught personal finance in school don't seem to save more or manage credit better than anyone else.

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