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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.

Most Offensive Things Said to Pregnant Women at Work

"We're going to need you to get back to pre-pregnancy weight in time for that big meeting."

Home Prices Continue To Soften

The housing recovery continues to lose momentum, as home prices rose slightly, but remain at their slowest yearly pace since February 2013.

Social Security Disability Fund Faces Depletion in 24 Months

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

35% of Americans Have a Debt in Collection

According to the data in "Delinquent Debt in America," 77 million of us - 35% - have a debt in collection.

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workplace

Jobs Report Records Jump in Unemployment Rate Despite 6th Straight Month of 200,000 Jobs Added

9:34 am, August 01, 2014

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports Friday that July nonfarm payrolls rose by 209,000 and the unemployment rate increased to 6.2%.

real estate

During Financial Hardship, It's Time To Cut Housing Costs

8:41 am, August 01, 2014

Despite the recession has ended and the housing market have been recovering, consumers would cut housing costs to overcome the financial hardship.

budget & save

Here Are Your 10 Most Affordable Cars for 2014

8:30 am, August 01, 2014

A car that eats up more than half of a household's annual income isn't 'affordable.' One that gives you Bluetooth, USB ports and five years of fuel for $23,000 is.
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real estate

4 Things You Want in Your New Home in 2014

8:15 am, August 01, 2014

A survey shows not only what's important for builders to add, but also what homeowners who plan to renovate existing properties should include.

budget & save

How to Prevent Your Electricity From Being Overburdened

8:04 am, August 01, 2014

Electricity companies have implemented many measures to ensure there are fewer disruptions to the power grid this summer and during hurricane season.

health care

How Bold Smokers Lie and Pay Less for Term Life Insurance

7:34 am, August 01, 2014

Of course it's hard for insurers to know whe someone lies about his smoking habit.

family

How to Provide for Your Kids (and Their Guardian) If You Die

7:30 am, August 01, 2014

If something happens to you, will your children be taken care of financially? Here's what you need to know about your child and will.

Wall St. vs. Main St.

Metropolitan Opera Labor Dispute a National Embarrassment

5:01 pm, July 31, 2014

The labor situation at the Metropolitan Opera is grim and getting grimmer.

health care

Obamacare Drives Women to Get Tubes Tied

3:25 pm, July 31, 2014

An apparent glitch in the Affordable Care Act championed by President Obama could put women's health at needlessly greater risk by providing couples with a financial ...

education

4 Personal Finance Tips For Recent College Graduates

2:51 pm, July 31, 2014

Here are 4 tips to teach recent college graduates on how to manage personal finance.

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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