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Study up on these 5 ways to save on college textbooks

August 17, 2011

College textbook publishers apparently haven’t heard there’s a recession going on.

Pssst, wanna buy a stolen Rolex or diamond?

August 16, 2011

Wanna deal on a diamond? Time to get a new Rolex? Sure, they might be stolen goods, but it’s all perfectly legal.

“War for talent” has employers ramping up employee benefits: survey

June 15, 2011

If there’s a silver lining to be had following the financial crisis that shook the global economy in 2008, it’s this: more employers are feeling increasingly responsible for the fate of their employees — and that’s translating to more comprehensive employee benefit plans, a new survey finds.

Groupon regret: How great deals make you spend more

June 7, 2011

Justine Rivero considers herself a bonafide personal-finance expert. She’s an adviser at the credit-tracking website Credit Karma, doling out tips on how to control spending, avoid crippling debt and keep your credit record pristine.

How safe are your savings?

May 17, 2011

Let’s say a broker or banker offered you a way of reaping market gains while protecting your principal. You’d jump at it, wouldn’t you?

Recession’s price tag: $2,300 a year

May 13, 2011

The so-called “Great Recession” has taken a permanent bite out of everyone’s retirement and not just at a macro level. Today’s workers will lose an average of $2,300 a year each in retirement benefits because of the anemic wage growth which started in 2008, according to a new study written by Urban Institute analysts and released by Boston College’s Center for Retirement Research. Younger workers and wealthier workers will lose even more.

4 retirement tips for twentysomethings

May 4, 2011

By Yesha Shah

In today’s dismal job market, it’s no wonder college grads are focused on finding a job instead of socking away money for the future. Unfortunately, young people aren’t the only ones befuddled by their post-career plan: 55 percent of Americans say they don’t know how to achieve their retirement goals, an ING survey finds.

The allure of dying broke

May 3, 2011

With the economy still struggling, unemployment still lofty, and retirement savings lacking, more Americans than ever are terrified of the idea of dying penniless.

Tax problems? The art of negotiating with the IRS

April 13, 2011

A woman looks over tax papers in this file photo. REUTERS/Jillian KitchenerWhether it’s the NFL player who forgot to mail in his tax return or the person who exercised his stock options and triggered a huge tax bill, negotiator Jim Camp has seen a lot of people get into sticky situations with the Internal Revenue Service.

How to avoid boomerang kids

April 4, 2011

Attention blissful empty-nestersA student yawns during the "Fundamentals of Algebra" class, which is held from 11:45pm to 2:30am, at Bunker Hill Community College in Boston, Massachusetts September 8, 2010. REUTERS/Brian Snyder  : there’s a good chance your college graduates will be moving back home.