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Chase Bank Customers Targeted by Massive Phishing Attack

Recent "smash and grab" phishing attacks don't fear detection.

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.

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budget & save

Counterfeit Toys Are a Consumer Rip-Off -- And Health Hazard to Children

11:07 am, September 02, 2014

The value of counterfeit goods nearly equals the value of illegal drug trade.

family

Stay-At-Home Parenting Can Cost You

11:00 am, September 02, 2014

The total cost of leaving a job to become a stay-at-home parent isn't simply a tally of hard costs. There are lost benefits that are harder to quantify.

real estate

Students Could Still Struggle With Debt Despite Loan Servicer Incentives

10:32 am, September 02, 2014

Just before the Labor Day weekend, the Department of Education (ED) revealed features of it contracts with Federal student loan servicers that are designed to expand ...

real estate

It's a Buyer's Market in Real Estate -- Especially Here

10:05 am, September 02, 2014

The rise in home prices is slowing while inventory grows.

Credit Resource Center

Why You Don't Want to Max Out Your Credit Card (and How Not To)

9:30 am, September 02, 2014

Maxing out your credit card can have a big impact on your credit score, but there are ways to make a transaction without reaching your credit limit.

banks

4 Ways You Can Lower Fraud Risk When Banking by Phone

9:00 am, September 02, 2014

Banks can do only so much on the secure technology front, and consumers must help secure their own financial data.

real estate

Private Investment Could Pull Those Facing Foreclosure Back From The Brink

8:51 am, September 02, 2014

New Jersey Community Capital, with its community-minded investors, has been able to assist those with distressed mortgages. But could it make another housing bust ...

Get It for Less

Stop Making Fun of the Early Bird Special

8:30 am, September 02, 2014

As frugal post-recession consumers care less about their image, restaurants and movie theaters push more discounts for early meals and matinees.

workplace

The Most and Least Meaningful Jobs

8:12 am, September 02, 2014

If you're working a job that sucks the soul out of you, the majority of your waking life can be spent in misery or clock-watching limbo.

real estate

The Lock-In Effect on Low Mortgages Plagues the Housing Market

7:39 am, September 02, 2014

Just as it looks like the housing market is gaining strength, a new boogeyman may be emerging: the 'lock-in effect.'

New Site Finds Free Kids’ Meals

Find national and local deals on kids’ meals with KidsMealDeals.com.

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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