Obamacare Scare: Court's Rule May Lead to Higher Price in States with Federal Insurance Exchange

The conflicting rulings from two federal appeals courts yesterday left open the question of whether health insurance premiums will continue to be subsidized and if consumers will face higher prices.

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.



Safe and Cost Effective Ways to Prevent Fleas and Ticks on your Pets

2:26 pm, July 27, 2014

Gone are the days when pet owners had only two choices to protect their four-legged family from fleas, ticks and other parasites. But it's up to you to filter out ...


Gen X Must Step Up Its Retirement Savings

2:00 pm, July 27, 2014

Many Gen X-ers are lagging behind their counterparts when it comes to saving enough money for retirement.


Airbnb Squatter Shows the Vulnerabilities of the Sharing Economy

2:24 pm, July 26, 2014

The sharing economy still has some growing up to do.


10 Places to Get a Great Hot Dog

1:39 pm, July 26, 2014

For some people, nothing screams summer like a good old American hot dog. Here is MainStreet's list of the best from around the country.


Save Money At Bars: Drink Without Running Your Bank Account Dry

1:09 pm, July 26, 2014

The problem with trying to save money at bars is the more you drink, the less you care about how much you're spending. Lauren Lyons Cole explains how to keep costs ...


FAFSA Snafu: Student Aid Applicants Could Get Jobbed By Coding Glitch

3:22 pm, July 25, 2014

Coding glitches at the Department of Education (ED) may have put thousands of student aid applicants—and their federal funds—at risk.

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5 Best Cities For Used-Car Buyers (and the 5 Worst)

12:45 pm, July 25, 2014

Used car pricing boils down to supply, demand and density. If you're in an isolated city with frugal car buyers, expect to pay more for someone else's vehicle.

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Football Scrimmage Line Scam Gets Sacked by the SEC

11:53 am, July 25, 2014

Boiler room scheme hustled football fans with fake IPO.


Two-Thirds Of Consumers Are Planning Home Renovations

10:10 am, July 25, 2014

A new survey says consumers are shelling out money to improve their homes.


Apparently the Cool Kids Were in High School Band After All

10:10 am, July 25, 2014

Americans believe music education provides a career-enhancing edge later in life.

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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