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More millennials are saving for retirement — Millennials are looking beyond beach vacations and nights out when it comes to finding the best way to use their cash. More of them are putting money away for retirement, according to a new analysis released Thursday by Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Where to go to business school if you want the highest salary — There's more to choosing a business school than its name. Unless your primary goal is to make as much money as possible. Unlike undergraduate programs, where the schools producing the highest earners are often relatively unknown, the graduate schools with the highest-earning MBA grads are usually the ones with the biggest name recognition.

The costly mistakes you’re probably making when it comes to insurance — Insurance is the kind of financial good that people usually have either too much, or too little of. Often, emergencies happen - a fire breaks out in the apartment, a car accident leaves you out of work, a hurricane floods the basement- and people don't find out they aren't covered until the bill arrives.

What to do if your pension is frozen — Pensions are hard to come by these days. And if you are one of the lucky few still receiving one, chances are your future benefits are being cut or eliminated.

Are data breaches creating better consumers? — A slew of recent security breache s - including at household names like Target, Home Depot and JPMorgan Chase-don't appear to be rattling Wall Street or shoppers. But they might be leading to smarter consumers, a new survey shows.

Back on the brink? A guide to what’s happening in the markets — U.S. investors have just received a humbling lesson in how tightly knit together the world has become. Take a virus from Liberia, a Saudi oil discount, a disappointing German export statistic, a sales tax increase in Japan, demonstrations in Hong Kong and tensions with Russia.

Are student loan borrowers being ‘driven into default’? — Student loan borrowers are not getting enough help avoiding default, according to a report released Thursday by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The report, which focused on private student loans, analyzed more than 5,300 complaints filed in the 12 months ending in September. The total number of complaints jumped by 38 percent from the previous year.

What investors should make of today’s market plunge — Stocks are down today by a lot - after swinging up and down and up down. But investors shouldn't panic just yet. Some analysts and financial advisers say they have been expecting stock markets to show more movement now that the Federal Reserve is winding down its stimulus.

Boomers paying close attention to health care costs — As the youngest of the baby boomers celebrate their 50th birthdays this year, many will put renewed attention on what will likely be the biggest expense in retirement: their health. Still the responsibility of caring for retirees - as well as the cost - often falls on family members.

The reason Americans are spending less — Months before the start of the holiday season, Americans are keeping their wallets shut, a new survey finds. Two-thirds of Americans say they aren't spending as much as they could each month, according to the poll released Tuesday by
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Oct 24, 2014

There are nine Saturdays left before Christmas! 7 ways to save on holiday gift shopping : by @bethoniebutler

Oct 23, 2014

You guys, it turns out millennials are really good at saving money:

Oct 23, 2014

The drop in mortgage rates created a frenzy of refinancing. Should you jump in?

Oct 23, 2014

With the gyrations in the stock market, is it still important to invest?

Oct 23, 2014

The number of millennials signing up for 401(k) plans jumped by 55% this year from a year ago:

Oct 23, 2014

Investment limits to rise in 401(K)S, TSP and similar plans:

Oct 23, 2014

RT @TheStoryline: Meet the people who are fighting under the weight of student loan debt

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