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  1. What That Sneaky Fee on Your Phone Bill Means

    By John Leo | Nov 07, 2013

    When you pay your monthly phone bill, you’re not only paying for your own service, you’re paying for someone’s free cellphone service, too. This week the FCC proposed millions of dollars in fines against providers of free government-paid cell phone service, probably...

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  3. The No-Nonsense Money Tip No One Gives You

    By Maureen Mackey, The Fiscal Times | Nov 07, 2013

    If you’re a serial shopper and have so many monthly charges on your credit card that you can’t even remember what you bought or why, Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary may be able to help. “Most people are shocked, shocked, at how much they’re spending on any given day,...

  4. 6 Steps to Ease the Student Debt Crisis

    By Brianna Ehley, The Fiscal Times | Dec 05, 2013

    College graduates are sinking in a sea of student debt that just keeps getting deeper.  The Class of 2012 graduated with an average of $29,400 in debt, up from an average of $26,000 for the class of 2011, according to a new report from the Project on Student Debt at...

  5. How Twitter’s First-Day Pop Compares to Other Tech IPOs

    By Yuval Rosenberg | Nov 08, 2013

    Scrolling through a list of the biggest first-day “pops” for Internet and technology IPOs is like entering a time machine set for the go-go days of the dotcom boom. Many of the names may still be familiar, even if they’re no longer around: Ask Jeeves (with a 364 percent...

  6. ‘12 Days of Christmas’ Price Tag Leaps by 7.7%

    By Jacqueline Leo | Dec 02, 2013

    Forget the high cost of college or that healthcare costs are twice the national rate of inflation.  If you want eye-popping price increases, look no further than the going rate for the “Twelve Days of Christmas.”  If you have an extra $27,393 lying around,...

  7. 5 Money-Saving Tax Moves to Make Right Now

    By Julie Halpert | Dec 12, 2013

    It’s tempting not to think about taxes this time of year. After all, the holidays can be all consuming and tax day is still months away. But making some financial moves now can pay off in a major way next April. “Year-end tax planning can make a big difference, resulting...

  8. 8 Great Holiday Travel Tips for Procrastinators

    By Beth Braverman | Nov 13, 2013

    Planning on getting out of town for the holidays this year? Join the club. An estimated 25 million passengers are expected to travel by air this Thanksgiving, and even though the airlines have added more seats, the increased demand is pushing up prices.  Thanksgiving...

  9. 4 Takeaways from the October Jobs Report

    By Yuval Rosenberg | Nov 08, 2013

    Suddenly, it seems the holiday season might be merrier than economists had expected. The economy added 204,000 jobs in October, the Labor Department said Friday – far more than the consensus forecast of 120,000. Job growth figures for August and September were revised upward...

  10. What We’ve Learned From Tuesday’s Election

    By Bruce Bartlett, The Fiscal Times | Nov 08, 2013

    Following are some takeaways I see in the election results. 1. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is the establishment candidate for the Republican president nomination in 2016. His impressive 60 percent victory in New Jersey clearly puts him at the front of the class...

  11. 10 Ways to Avoid Airline Fees This Holiday Season

    By Beth Braverman | Oct 30, 2013

    Planning on flying somewhere this holiday season? Get ready to pay more. The average airline ticket price to the top holiday travel destinations increased 7 percent this year over last, according to a study by travel site Orbitz. That’s a hefty increase, but where the...

  12. The Data Theft Going on Right Under Your Nose

    By JEREMY WAGSTAFF | Sep 28, 2014

    When popular Chinese handset maker Xiaomi Inc admitted that its devices were sending users' personal information back to a server in China, it prompted howls of protest and an investigation by Taiwan's government. The affair has also drawn attention to just how little we...

  13. 22 Hidden Fees That Could Ruin Your Next Vacation

    By Karlee Weinmann | Aug 12, 2011

    Americans have been nickel and dimed by the travel industry, since airlines began charging for checked baggage four years ago.   We wondered how many business trips and vacations are busting budgets because of the hidden taxes and fees sneaking into plane tickets,...

  14. 5 Key Retirement Strategies for Millennials to Use Right Now

    By Lena Masri, Reuters | Jul 20, 2015

    A couple of years ago, Emilie Hunt had to go to the emergency room with a stomach virus. The bill took a huge chunk of money out of her savings, more than $800, and kept her from saving for a couple of months. "I'm really bad at planning for unexpected expenses," she said....

  15. 5 Innovative and Off Beat Ways to Pay for College

    By Leah Konen | Jun 14, 2011

    Contemplating the bills for a four-year degree can leave students (and parents) quaking with fear. Most students will muddle through with the usual mix of loans, scholarships and grants, but a growing number are finding creative and offbeat new ways to help pay bills —...