Ferguson, Missouri Unrest: Why Looting Isn't Illegal

Only a handful of states have laws on the books against looting.

Pot Dispensary on Wheels Draws Regulatory Attention

Can the "Uber of marijuana" revolutionize how people get their weed?

Social Security Disability Fund Faces Depletion in 24 Months

Disability benefits could be cut by 20% unless Congress acts.

7 Ways to Save on Summer Money Traps

Summer is a time of long days and easy spending. But with a little effort you can avoid these seven common money traps while still having fun in the sun.

Behind the $1.2 Trillion Student Debt Crisis Is A Scam Manipulated by Education Predators

Recently, though, there's been an increased federal crack down on the predatory lending practices that have plagued for-profit college alumni.

Why Your Home Equity Line of Credit Could Be a Ticking Time Bomb

Half of all HELOCs were originated in 2005-2007, and for many, an important deadline is approaching.

New FICO Model Could Push Scores Higher

Your credit score could see a significant rise, on the heels of an updated scoring model.



Rental Repairs: Avoid these Awkward Situations with Your Landlord

11:50 am, August 21, 2014

The #1 reason to call maintenance usually has to do with #2.


Travel Hacks Unlock Best Hotel Rooms for Less

9:31 am, August 21, 2014

Travel hackers know things you don't - tactics for getting posh rooms, sweeter perks - and what they know lets them travel better, typically for less money than ordinary ...


We're More Than a Trillion Dollars Worth of Confused About 401(k) Investing

9:00 am, August 21, 2014

A survey of plan holders reinforces 401(k) popularity but strikes an alarming note on how we fall short in investing savvy.


More Than One in Three Americans Haven't Saved Anything for Retirement

8:47 am, August 21, 2014

The largest group who has not started saving anything are 18 to 29 year olds with 69% who have failed to begin any retirement plan.


What Gen Xers Need to Do Now for a Better Retirement

8:30 am, August 21, 2014

The economic cycle hasn't been kind to Gen X, but there's still time to reduce debt and build even a modest retirement fund.


Why 401(k) Savers Are Like Bad Boyfriends

8:19 am, August 21, 2014

When it comes long-term relationships with their 401(k)s, workers, it seems, are kind of like bad boyfriends. They're eager to get started and say the relationship ...

budget & save

Thinking About a New Car? Buy It Now

8:15 am, August 21, 2014

An analysis of millions of U.S. auto purchases made over the past five years found that August is the best month for vehicle prices.

financial planning

3 Reasons to Buy Dividend-Paying Stocks

5:10 pm, August 20, 2014

Stockpick Whiz Kid Max Levin explains why you should get paid for waiting on your long-term investments.

health care

Medicare 3-Day Hospital Stay To Qualify for SNF Rehab Waived In Pioneer Program

4:48 pm, August 20, 2014

The requirement by Medicare that beneficiaries must be hospitalized as inpatients for at least three days before it will pay for rehabilitation at a skilled nursing ...

New Site Finds Free Kids’ Meals

Find national and local deals on kids’ meals with

How to Save the American Dream

Huge budget deficits could be alleviated with a significant restructuring of tax rates, the president’s commission says.

How to Get Your Kids to Eat Veggies

Here are some tips from parents and pros on how to get your fussy eater to eat healthy.

The Best Gym Deals in America

To help you find a gym in your price range, MainStreet took a look at what some of the national gym chains currently charge for a place to sweat.

5 Tips to Cut a Retirement Shortfall

It's not too late for baby boomers who put off retirement planning and haven't saved enough. Here are five key steps.

Businesses That Doubled Down in the Recession

Many businesses were forced to cut back in the recession, but a few chose to buck the trend by investing more money to expand. Now, they’re profiting as a result.

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