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Maximizing Social Security Benefits May Hinge on a Temporary Reverse Mortgage

When to start Social Security is a common question among those nearing the magic age of 62, when that hard-earned benefit can begin to flow.

Retiring And No Debt Is the American Dream, Consumers Say

A survey shows 36% of respondents said retiring "financially secure" at age 65 fits their definition of the American Dream, while 25% cited becoming debt-free as their characterization.

Have You Lost Your Money Mental Capacity? Take This Test

Over 5 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer's and that number is expected to double by 2050.

Vacation Malware Alert: Are You Infected?

Has your technology been hacked during your summer travel planning? You're more vulnerable than you think.

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Marijuana

Private Equity Firm Courts Traditional Institutional Investors for its Pot Portfolio

5:45 pm, July 22, 2014

Flush with $22 million in funding and an anticipated additional $50 million in series B financing, the private equity firm Privateer Holdings is further expanding ...

wheels

The 10 States With the Worst Drivers

11:38 am, July 22, 2014

Three states, in fact, have terrifying awful drivers, by this analysis.

health care

You're Paying $1,500 in Higher Health Insurance Premiums for a $1,000 Pill You Don't Take

11:18 am, July 22, 2014

High-priced specialty medications impact the cost of healthcare for all Americans.

savings

Young Americans Favor Cash For Long-term Savings

10:21 am, July 22, 2014

When it comes to long-term savings, cash is still Millennials' BFF.

workplace

More Unemployed Execs Are Launching Startups as Jobs Become Scarce

10:09 am, July 22, 2014

Unemployment rate in nearly 100 metro areas falls to 5% or less, close to "full employment."

paying for college

Corinthian Colleges Reported to Be Actively Recruiting on Military Bases

9:53 am, July 22, 2014

The process of unwinding Corinthian Colleges, the for-profit chain that lost its federal funding, should be well underway, as 12 of its campuses will be shut down ...

health

What Not to Do If You're Serious About Good Health

9:00 am, July 22, 2014

Our health as a nation may be improving thanks to the Affordable Care Act, but that won't help much if individuals don't stop their bad habits.

 

Most Parents And Their Adult Children Avoid Communication About Personal Finance, Study Says

8:39 am, July 22, 2014

A Fidelity study shows adult children often take on financial and emotional stress due to lack of communication with parents.

marriage

What Bread-Winning Brides Need to Know Financially Before Marriage

8:38 am, July 22, 2014

Women are making tremendous strides in the workforce and achieving higher levels of financial success to the point that 44% of women are now primary breadwinners. ...

Marijuana

Are Entrepreneurs Taking Big Risks in Recreational Pot Business?

8:08 am, July 22, 2014

Feds have not enforced marijuana laws -- for now.

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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