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Steve Trumble: How to escape the medical care debt trap

Steve Trumble: How to escape the medical care debt trap

The single biggest cause of personal bankruptcy in the United States isn’t job loss or irresponsible use of credit. It’s medical expenses.

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Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors

Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors

That means "roughly, every third person you pass on the street." 

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US, Europe impose tough new sanctions on Russia

US, Europe impose tough new sanctions on Russia

WASHINGTON — Spurred to action by the downing of the Malaysian airliner, the European Union approved dramatically tougher economic sanctions Tuesday against Russia.

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US, Europe impose tough new sanctions on Russia

US, Europe impose tough new sanctions on Russia

President Obama announces new economic sanctions against key sectors of the Russian economy in an effort to force Russian to end its support for Ukrainian rebels.

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Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors

Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors

A Visa credit card is tendered at the opening of a Superdry store in New York's Times Square. More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday.

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I spent $3,000 to save my kitten

A few days of emergency veterinary care cost us more than $3,000.

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Obamacare gives boost to Medicare, but more needed

WASHINGTON — Medicare’s financial stability has been strengthened by the Affordable Care Act and other forces that have been subduing health-care spending, according to a new official forecast that says the fund covering the program’s hospital costs will remain solvent until 2030 — four year…

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Review: Fire phone improves on the familiar

Amazon shows that innovation is often about rethinking old ideas.

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A creative way to reach a home sale

A creative way to reach a home sale

Here's how: Seller pays to lower buyer's mortgage rate.

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Seniors share homes for cost saving, companionship

Seniors share homes for cost saving, companionship

NEW YORK — It’s not exactly “The Golden Girls,” but for Marcia Rosenfeld, it’ll do.

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Seniors share homes for cost saving, companionship

Seniors share homes for cost saving, companionship

Carolyn Allen, left, a 69-year-old widow who has suffered two strokes, makes her way to the living room with roommate Marcia Rosenfeld, who owns the shared New York apartment.

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Review: Amazon unlimited e-book service is limited

Review: Amazon unlimited e-book service is limited

Amazon’s new “unlimited” e-book service lets you read 600,000 books. That sounds like more than you’ll ever read, but I found myself struggling to find the books I wanted.

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Review: Amazon unlimited e-book service is limited

Review: Amazon unlimited e-book service is limited

This screen shot taken from an Kindle Fire HDX shows “The Hobbit” by J.R.R. Tolkien, an audiobook available through Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited subscription service. The service will allow unlimited access to thousands of electronic books and audiobooks for $9.99 a month in the online giant’s …

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Advice from Carolyn Hax for Nov. 3

Two years ago my brother and his now-wife were preparing to get married and felt so much pressure, judgment and negativity from my parents leading up to the wedding that they almost uninvited them. My parents are now applying the screws to my relationship, my life and all of my decisions. Th…

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Getting a prepaid card carries some risks

Prepaid cards have become the go-to alternative to traditional bank accounts and credit cards, yet many still have hidden fees and lack basic safeguards, exposing consumers to risks that could leave them financially devastated.

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On the Money: Versatile Roth IRA can be backup emergency fund

If people have discovered anything about money during the past few years, it has to be that emergencies pop up without warning.

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On the Money: Bond investors are hurting as rates rise

In a harsh lesson, investors have recently learned that the safest of bonds become vulnerable when interest rates rise. U.S. Treasury bond funds, TIP funds and municipal bond funds have delivered sharp losses in the past two months.

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SEC allows ads for unregistered securities, but beware

Coming this fall: advertisements pitching the opportunity to buy into hedge funds, private equity funds or early-stage companies.

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Centsible Mom: Comparison shopping pays off when you tackle a home project

There's something to be said for doing your own home-improvement projects.

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How Mr. Money Mustache retired at 30

How Mr. Money Mustache retired at 30

To hundreds of thousands of devotees, Pete (he declines to reveal his last name) is Mr. Money Mustache, the creator of a no-nonsense personal finance blog. He and his wife retired from middle-income jobs in their 30s. Living frugally, the Longmont, Colo., couple saved more than half of what …

April 28, 2013 12:00 am

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