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When a Relative Dies and You Can’t Afford the Funeral

Money Coach Lynnette Khalfani-Cox tells you what to do if a relative passes away and…

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6 Ways FinTech Will Improve Your Financial Life

Here's how fintech companies are improving the financial lives of consumers like you

Richard Cordray, the director of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, shared how FinTech is reshaping financial…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Confidence in Retirement Hangs On, But Preparations Still Lag

The percentage of “not at all confident” fell to 19% in 2016, down from 24% in 2015

The percentage “not at all confident” fell to 19% in 2016, down from 24%…

By Gary Rawlins

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Uber Cuts Prices In Over 100 Cities

For some cities, this is the third consecutive year the company has lowered prices

Starting Saturday, Uber has lowered prices in over 100 cities throughout Canada and the U.S.,…

By Cristie Leondis

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How Renting Can Build Long-Term Wealth

Renters, not just homeowners, can build wealth, too

Homeownership is a long-term play and, for most families, true wealth only materializes when they’ve…

By Denise Campbell Laidler

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How Strong Is Your Money Mindset?

Financial Planner, Michael F. Kay provides tips on how to determine your economic success

Use these tips to squeeze the gap between your economic potential and see results.

By Karima Mariama-Arthur, Esq.

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48 Million Infected Chickens Causing U.S. Egg Shortage and Price Spike

The Avian flu epidemic is driving egg prices higher

An avian flu-epidemic has affected more than 48 million chickens and led to an egg…

By Stacey Tisdale

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How to Shop for a Car Loan

These tips will keep you from spending too much on your vehicle

Few consumers spend enough time shopping for the best car loan, most research the best…

By Denise Campbell Laidler

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3 Concerns Consumers Should Have About the Verizon/AOL Merger

Experts and history suggest that privacy, censorship and the Open Internet may be at risk

The $4.4 Billion Verizon acquisition of AOL wasn’t an antitrust concern, the FCC announced in…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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The Best Times of the Year to Snag a Deal

You can score a great deal if you know when to shop collected and analyzed shopping data from 2009 to 2013 to help you decide the…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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FDIC Introduces Updated Site

Consumers get a new-and-improved site

The FDIC has unveiled an improved Website for consumers. Information is more accessible and engaging.…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Governor Cuomo Announces Tool to Stop Payday Lenders

Database will help identify and halt illegal lending

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Despite the fact that…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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15 Banks and Payment Processors Face Fraud Investigation

Justice Department initiates consumer fraud investigation

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The Justice Department…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Movie Theater Charges Extra for Middle Seats

Could a surcharge be headed your way?

What would you do if your local theater only let patrons who paid more money…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Personal Finance Word of the Day: Consumer Confidence

The Bureau of Economic Analysis reported last week that consumer spending and income was on the rise in February

Despite all this good news, the University of Michigan and Thomson Reuters assert that consumer…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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credit abuse

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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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,…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Woman Sued for $750k After Slamming Business with Bad Reviews on Yelp

Do you post business reviews on Yelp or Angie's List?

Construction business that says it lost over $300k in business because of bad reviews on…

By Makkada B. Selah

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Health Coverage Costs Outpace Salary Increases

New study shows health insurance premiums are up 4 percent

New study shows health insurance premiums are up 4 percent

By Sakina P. Spruell

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4 Apps to Boost Your Score

Michael Nolen was unhappy with his credit report. It was back in 2010 when the…

By Bridget McCrea

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How To

Apply to More Than 50 HBCUs at Once With the Common Black College Application

Students can apply to 52 of the more than 100 HBCUs by completing just one…

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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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