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The Supremes’ Mary Wilson Talks Diana Ross, Flo Ballard, and Money

Series: the 3 most important lessons I’ve learned about money

Wilson’s experiences of wealth and loss have also changed her perspective on what it means…

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[Financial Literacy Month] Domestic Violence Victims Struggle to Get Financially Literate

Survey finds shortage of funds hurting victim’s ability to become financially independent

“Financial abuse is debilitating for many survivors of domestic violence. Financial education and credit building…

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Free Help for Managing Your Debt

Study shows debt counseling pays off

Be wary of offers for debt counseling for a fee, and consider starting your debt…

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How to Stop Spending Money to ‘Keep Up With the Joneses’

[Financial Literacy Month] Dealing with the pressure to 'keep up'

Human beings actually have a drive to judge themselves and their abilities based on what…

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[Financial Literacy Month] Which State’s Residents Have Most Money Smarts?

New study measures financial literacy and behavior of state and D.C. residents

“The best way to improve financial literacy is to include personal finance in the curriculum…

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What the Wage Gap Does to Women As They Grow Old

Women 80% more likely to be impoverished in retirement than men

Financial experts say the financial realities facing women mean they have to take extra care…

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credit abuse

Average U.S. Household Owes Nearly $8,000 in Credit Card Debt

New survey shows debt levels highest since Great Recession

“We are now perilously close to a tipping point at which balances become unsustainable and…

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3 Easy Moves That Will Boost Your Credit Score

Money Coach Lynnette Khalfani-Cox Shares Tips

For better or worse, your credit score is one of the most important numbers in…

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Americans Carrying Record Amounts of Car Debt

Data shows jump in borrowing by financially stressed groups

Still, lenders are trying to extend their borrowing pool by attracting people with lower credit…

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women investors

[Study] Women Are Feeling Financially Empowered

More women trusting financial instincts

“In fact, American women and men have a lot to learn from one another, as…

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Creating a Financial Life Plan: Where to Begin

How to set financial goals

This story gives readers tools to connect with their highest ideals and priorities so that…

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How Much Do You Need to Make to Buy a Home?

Survey looks at salary needed for 27 cities across the U.S

On a national level, the average median home price in the U.S. is $222,700, meaning…

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Rising Home Prices Making Consumers Nervous

Conflicting reports show uncertainty about the economy

The mixed housing data and the recent uncertainty about the economy and financial markets have…

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America Saves Week: Train Your Brain to Save Money

Part 2 - Move past your natural tendency to avoid long-term planning

Behavioral finance experts say, however, before we start beating ourselves up, we need to take…

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The Power of the Purse and the Polls

Rev. Jesse Jackson calls on black America to empower itself

“You must spend less than you make and vote as much as you can.…

By Stacey Tisdale

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How Your Student Loan Debt Can Reduce Your Tax Bill by at Least $2,500

Part 1 - The 411 on student loan tax breaks

That means that many borrowers may not be aware of all of the tax breaks…

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Striking a ‘Rich’ Balance Between Saving for Retirement and Their Children’s Education

The Rich family finds the right balance between retirement savings and education costs

Parents feel a responsibility to help their kids get through college without an enormous debt…

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Apartment Rental Prices Are On The Rise

Smaller markets leading the charge as vacancies shrink

There has been growing demand for rental properties in recent years, as the sluggish economy…

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Is Your Student Loan Debt Affecting Your Child’s Education Plans?

Survey finds parent’s student loans hurting ability to help kids

For many, it’s more than guilt and emotions, particularly when it comes to younger parents.…

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[WATCH] Millennials Resorting to Payday Loans to Help Make Ends Meet

Here are some better ways to manage day-to-day financial challenges

“Millennials confront greater difficulties – including economic uncertainty, student debt – than those who came…

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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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