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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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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.

technology

Does Snapchat Have an Inflated Sense of Its Size?

4:25 pm, July 21, 2014

Blunt question: does Snapchat - the Venice Beach messaging app that lets users distribute self destructing content (think sexting) - have a second act in mobile payments?
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paying for college

Community Colleges Steer Students Toward Risky Loans

3:21 pm, July 21, 2014

In the age of Obama, black, Latino and Native American college students are more likely to attend schools that do not participate in federal student loan programs ...

travel

Money Mic: Why I Choose Not to Be Super Rich

3:12 pm, July 21, 2014

One man explains why amassing a vast amount of wealth isn't part of his plan —and why embracing a non-rich lifestyle suits him best.

 

College Students Sell Flashcards and Notes to Pay for Back-to-School

2:00 pm, July 21, 2014

By providing a platform for college students to share their study guides and in-class materials, Flashnotes has developed a win-win situation for both students who ...

Marijuana

Cannabis Banking Bill Clears The House of Representatives

12:18 pm, July 21, 2014

Marijuana reform continues on the federal level as the House of Representatives passed a groundbreaking banking bill.

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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