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The White House Emphasizes the Importance of Enrollment in Affordable Health Care

Millions will have access to coverage

Nearly 6.8 million African Americans in the United States are uninsured

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Personal Finance Word of the Day: Automatic Stay

Your daily money bite

Learn what an automatic stay is

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Infographic: Two-Income Households Struggle More Than Single Income Ones?

Two incomes aren't necessarily better

Research shows two incomes aren’t necessarily better

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Five Factors That Affect Your Credit Score

A guide to boosting your number

How high or low is your credit score?

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Do Men Still Earn More than Women? [Infographic]

A recent study answers the question

If you’re a woman, most times you can expect a smaller paycheck than your male…

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8 Ways to Fight Drip Pricing

Here’s what you need to do to protect yourself

Check your credit card statements for additional fees

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New Trading Service for Consumers

Website allows trading of goods and services through your social network

Igobono is a marketplace that helps members of a social network learn what their friends…

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Personal Finance Word of the Day: Absorption Rate

Your daily money bite

The final result will show how many months it will take to deplete the market’s…

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Tips for Getting Your Direct Mail Marketing Letters Read

Personal Finance Word of the Day: COB Fraud

Have you ever been a victim?

Do you know what this is?

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Personal Finance Word of the Day: Data Breach

Your daily money bite

A data breach does not have to be digital

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Consumers Show Gains in Personal Income

Small improvements take place

Consumers demonstrate small improvements when it comes to personal income

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Tips for Keeping Shopping Under Control

Regain control over your cash

Close your wallet

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Life Insurance 101: The Dos and Dont’s of Buying Life Insurance

Learn about the different types of life insurance

There are different types of permanent life insurance. All of them have a death benefit,…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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U.S. Workers Lose Hope for Higher Wages and Job Security

Don't hold your breath when it comes to improvements on the job

Have you gotten a raise lately or feel insecure about your job status?

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Apple Inc. to Pay More Than $32 Million in Refunds

Billing practices to change

Parents were unaware of charges

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Number of People seeking Unemployment drops to 2008 levels

Jobless Claims Dip to Pre-Thanksgiving Levels

U.S. applications for benefits show a decline

Initial jobless claims went down by 2,000 to 326,000 in the week ending Jan. 11.…

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More Customers Affected By Target Data Breach

Retailer revises numbers to show a lot more customers were affected than originally thought

Make sure you check—and then double-check–your account statements

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4 Reasons to Ditch Department Store Cards Right Now

Don’t let the promise of rewards points keep you in debt

Why department store cards are a dead end

By Patrice C. Washington

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How to Replace a Lost or Stolen Gift Card

Don’t panic if your gift card goes missing

If you can prove you purchased a gift card, or received one as a present,…

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Don’t Make These Holiday Credit Mistakes

Don’t let these blunders ruin your holiday

Pay very close attention to the fine print and exercise self-control

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After 143 Million Left Vulnerable by Equifax Hack, Here’s What You Can Do

The Equifax hack could be the largest data theft involving Social Security numbers, which is…

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How She Became a Full Stack JavaScript Developer In 5 Intensive Months

My biggest lesson learned was overcoming limitations I had put on myself regarding what I…

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