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

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

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

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?

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.

3 Things to Watch For from the Federal Reserve on Wednesday

3 Things to Watch For from the Federal Reserve on Wednesday

By Martin Crutsinger | Mar 15
Sending signals loud and clear, the Federal Reserve has left little doubt that it will raise interest rates Wednesday for the third time since December 2015 to reflect a consistently solid U.S economy.

9 Bills Where You Can Cut A Better Deal

9 Bills Where You Can Cut A Better Deal

By Liz Weston | Mar 9
The word "bills" used to be synonymous with "fixed expenses." But there's nothing fixed about many of the bills a typical household pays today.

Ask Brianna: How Can I Stay on Budget and Still Hang Out?

By Brianna McGurran | Feb 18
Instead of hiding away in shame or constantly complaining about your rock-bottom bank balance, use these strategies to budget - and socialize - with confidence and control.

Liberty Depicted as Black Woman on $100 Gold Coin

Jan 14
The U.S. Mint has unveiled a commemorative $100 gold coin that features an image of Liberty as a black woman.

Possibly Unique Glass Penny from World War II Sells for $70k

Jan 7
A possibly unique experimental glass penny made during World War II sold at auction for $70,500.

Jackpot Rigging Scandal Grows in Scope As Trials Near

By David Pitt | Dec 1
A prosecutor says two brothers accused of conspiring to fix lottery games in five states had rigged another drawing for which they claimed a jackpot and planted software on additional computers that would have enabled them to fix more games.

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