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FTC Updates Online Complaint Site

Changes are coming to FTC complaint features

Complaints are entered into the Consumer Sentinel Network database, and are made available to federal,…

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Personal Income and Savings Rate Dip, Report Says

Consumers show slight declines

The Bureau of Economic Analysis reports a slight drop in savings and income

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Is Money “Dripping” From Your Wallet Because of Drip Pricing?

Beware of hidden fees

Avoid getting hit with fees that weren’t in the original price quote

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How to Give the Gift of Meals This Holiday Season

For 1 in 6 Americans, hunger is an everyday challenge. Here's how you can help

Just $28 can feed a family for three weeks

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Using Criminal Background Checks in Small Businesses

FTC Cracks Down on Phantom Lender

Company accused of collecting on fake loans gets its due

The FTC requested a U.S. court to shut down a fake lender

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Walmart Announces Even Earlier Black Friday Sales

To get great deals, you might have to eat Thanksgiving dinner on the go

The store announced that it will have two major sales events

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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Prepares to Crack Down on Debt Collectors

New rules may be on the horizon

The CFPB complaint database has more than 155,000 complaints on several financial consumer issues

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Best Times to Buy Holiday Gifts [Infographic]

Learn when to make purchases so you can save more of your cash

This handy infographic from lists the best times to purchase your holiday gifts

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Treasury Modifies “Use-or-Lose” Rule for Health Flexible Spending Accounts

Plan participants get to hold on to some of their money

The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the IRS will adjust the “use-or-lose” rule attached…

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Top Expert Tips on How to Save With Coupons

Savings and coupon advice from money expert Sami Cone

You’ll never know how much you can save until you realize how much you’re spending

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Google Helps Consumers Prepare for Digital Afterlife

New feature helps you plan for the future

Users of Google can entrust account information to family or friends or have the account…

By Alanna Hunter

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Fast Food Workers in US Struggle With Low Wages

Wage hikes go unheard as fast food workers receive federal assistance.

Although the fast food industry brings in billions of dollars a year, full-time workers get…

By Sasha King

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How to Get the Best Deals on Fall Shopping

Tips from shopping expert Patrice J. Williams

Now that Fall is here, it’s time to pack away your pastels and break out…

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High School Students Receive $1,000 Prize from Wells Fargo

Bank awards cash prizes to winners of their CollegeSTEPS® sweepstakes.


Wells Fargo is presenting $1,000 checks to 520 high school students who won …

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The Financial Benefits of a College Degree [Infographic]

A college degree could mean more money and lower unemployment

Benefits of getting higher education are highlighted in this infographic

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How I Became a ‘Couponer’

Savings and coupon advice from money expert Kasey Trenum.

Black Enterprise got some juicy coupon tips from Kasey Trenum, DealPro and co-founder of…

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The Surprising Benefits of Coupons editor Susan Yoo-Lee shares results of the 2013 ValPak Readership Survey

National Coupon Month ended last week, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop.…

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Loophole Permits Loans at Non-U.S. Accredited Schools

U.S. taxpayers held responsible for loans made overseas

Why are we responsible for this?

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Majority of Workers Lack Information Needed for Informed Health Coverage Decisions

Small businesses are the least likely to offer health care benefits to employees

With an implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) just days away, many workers and…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Putting Patients in Charge of Their Health

New electronic health records system gives control to patients.

Obtaining a copy of your medical records can be a hassle.

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How To

Password Protect Your Flash Drive In Two Simple Steps

Flash drives, thumb drives, USB sticks: whatever you want to call them, they’re more than…

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Black Female Voice Actor on How to Break into the Lucrative Voice-Over Business

“The secret society [of the voice-over business] is due in part because it’s a career…

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