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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.

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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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financial planning

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.

workplace

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.

budget & save

Hershey Announces Broad Price Increase

9:51 am, July 25, 2014

As the cost of commodities are increasing, the chocolate giant raised its price by 8%.

real estate

Where the Housing Bubble May Be About to Burst

9:29 am, July 25, 2014

In some markets, current home prices exceed what fundamental values say they should be.

credit

Credit Score Confusion: Is Your VantageScore As Important As Your FICO Score?

8:47 am, July 25, 2014

As if learning about your credit report wasn't already confusing enough, now there are two companies offering information: FICO and VantageScore.

real estate

Move to One of America's Sexiest Suburbs

8:15 am, July 25, 2014

Suburban communities are known for green grass, good schools and other kid-friendly features -- but those children have to come from somewhere.

budget & save

When Is The Best Time To Use Coupon Codes?

7:49 am, July 25, 2014

Consumers flock to coupon codes to slash prices, but knowing what day of the week the best coupon codes are released can help you stretch your savings.

shopping

Target Heir Has 56,000 Custom Dresses for You Online

7:00 am, July 25, 2014

Anne Dayton is bringing bespoke dresses and Edith Head's 'color aura' concept to the masses via her upstart PIOL Dress website.

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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