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Walker's frugal shopping tale doesn't mention taxpayer millions

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker can't stop talking about Kohl's as he crisscrosses the country.

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Making brokers work for clients is way past due

Brokers and advisers should have an obligation to put the interests of clients first.

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10 mindless ways you’re burning through your paycheck

10 mindless ways you’re burning through your paycheck

Many budgets are like leaky buckets — they are full of holes. Most holes are small and hardly noticeable, but those little drips can add up over time.

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Credit unions offer great mortgage deals

Credit unions offer great mortgage deals

Want to buy your first home with little or nothing down?

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Study: Many Medicare cataract patients given needless tests

Study: Many Medicare cataract patients given needless tests

Millions of older people are getting tests they don't need to prove they are healthy enough to have cataracts removed, a new study finds. The excess testing before this quick, ultra-safe eye procedure is costing them and Medicare a bundle, and many patients don't know they can question it, d…

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Study: Many Medicare cataract patients given needless tests

Study: Many Medicare cataract patients given needless tests

Millions of older people are getting tests they don't need to prove they are healthy enough to have cataracts removed, a new study finds. The excess testing before this quick, ultra-safe eye procedure is costing them and Medicare a bundle, and many patients don't know they can question it, d…

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Kids' savings accounts help states create ‘college-going culture’

Kids' savings accounts help states create ‘college-going culture’

Several states are trying statewide universal children’s savings accounts.

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Elder care costs keep climbing; nursing home bill now $91K

The steep cost of caring for the elderly continues to climb.

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Elder care costs keep climbing; nursing home bill now $91K

The steep cost of caring for the elderly continues to climb.

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We can do better than current Social Security system

Instead, promise flat universal retirement benefit to keep seniors out of poverty.

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Advice from Carolyn Hax: Enjoy being engaged

Advice from Carolyn Hax: Enjoy being engaged

No need to compete with younger sister. Enjoy your moment

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Why homemaking doesn't accrue Social Security benefits

Why homemaking doesn't accrue Social Security benefits

Earnings-sharing proposals fail the fairness test.

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Traveling with 3 kids in tow loses its appeal

Traveling with 3 kids in tow loses its appeal

Trips to visit family becoming a hassle, so adapt to changing conditions.

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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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