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Ferguson, Missouri Unrest: Why Looting Isn't Illegal

Only a handful of states have laws on the books against looting.

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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workplace

Employers Can Legally Lie to Workers, Court Rules

4:03 pm, August 21, 2014

A Texas court bans employee claims for fraud.

workplace

Overtime Pay Gets Overhaul

3:42 pm, August 21, 2014

Last March President Obama announced his intention to update the salary threshold for overtime pay, which the Department of Labor is expected to address this fall. ...

Marijuana

Marijuana County Bans in Washington Push Pot Entrepreneurs to Florida

2:29 pm, August 21, 2014

If ganjapreneurs are going to get shut out in Washington, they'll take their businesses to the Sunshine State.

Marijuana

Marijuana Expungement Easier in Legal States

1:59 pm, August 21, 2014

The percent of arrests related to marijuana possession has steadily increased even as some states have legalized recreational and medicinal use.

health care

Why Medical Costs Are So Unpredictable

1:27 pm, August 21, 2014

Patients at one California hospital can get a standard lipid panel with change leftover from their twenty, while at another state hospital they'll pay more than they ...

wheels

Is Your Auto Insurance Company Putting Repair Costs Over Safety?

12:01 pm, August 21, 2014

Lawsuit claims insurer uses cheap "junk yard parts" to repair vehicles.

renting

Rental Repairs: Avoid these Awkward Situations with Your Landlord

11:50 am, August 21, 2014

The #1 reason to call maintenance usually has to do with #2.

travel

Travel Hacks Unlock Best Hotel Rooms for Less

9:31 am, August 21, 2014

Travel hackers know things you don't - tactics for getting posh rooms, sweeter perks - and what they know lets them travel better, typically for less money than ordinary ...

retirement

We're More Than a Trillion Dollars Worth of Confused About 401(k) Investing

9:00 am, August 21, 2014

A survey of plan holders reinforces 401(k) popularity but strikes an alarming note on how we fall short in investing savvy.

retirement

More Than One in Three Americans Haven't Saved Anything for Retirement

8:47 am, August 21, 2014

The largest group who has not started saving anything are 18 to 29 year olds with 69% who have failed to begin any retirement plan.

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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