6 Money-Saving Shopping Apps
6 Money-Saving Shopping Apps
on November 19, 2013

There are dozens, if not hundreds, of shopping apps. These are some of the best. They include a shopping social network and a quick way to browse hundreds of sale catalogs.

If an Investment Ad Makes These Promises, Run the Other Way
If an Investment Ad Makes These Promises, Run the Other Way
on November 19, 2013

One out of every 10 Americans loses a lot of money because of these claims. Have you fallen for them before?

Here’s How California Saved Residents $100 Billion on Car Insurance
Here’s How California Saved Residents $100 Billion on Car Insurance
on November 19, 2013

A 1988 California law saves driving households an average of $345 a year. Why hasn’t every other state done this?

The Student Loan System is a Mess
The Student Loan System is a Mess
on November 16, 2013

If you have student debt, or know someone who does, you probably know the system isn’t ideal. Consumers Union has some ideas about how to fix it.

To Ride Moscow Subway, It’s 30 Rubles or 30 Squats
To Ride Moscow Subway, It’s 30 Rubles or 30 Squats
on November 16, 2013

To get people into the spirit of the Olympic Games, Russia’s making subway riders struggle to exercise in public.

Most Couples Fight Over Holiday Gift Budget
Most Couples Fight Over Holiday Gift Budget
on November 16, 2013

What to do when you don’t see eye-to-eye on gift-giving? Some try to hide their purchases.

If You’re Overweight or Smoke, It’s Going to Cost You
If You’re Overweight or Smoke, It’s Going to Cost You
on November 15, 2013

The Affordable Care Act allows employers to penalize people who don’t participate in voluntary wellness programs or meet certain fitness goals.

Average 401(k) Balance Reaches Record High
Average 401(k) Balance Reaches Record High
on November 15, 2013

According to Fidelity Investments, the average 401(k) balance is up more than 11 percent from a year ago, which was also a record.

Poll: Americans Prefer Male Bosses to Female Ones
Poll: Americans Prefer Male Bosses to Female Ones
on November 15, 2013

Who makes a better boss, men or women? Many people have no preference — but among those who do, more say men.

US Airways, American Merger Probably Means Higher Prices
US Airways, American Merger Probably Means Higher Prices
on November 14, 2013

The Justice Department is clearing the way for the largest airline in the world. It’s probably not great news for you.

In Europe, Bicycles Outsell Cars
In Europe, Bicycles Outsell Cars
on November 14, 2013

Many Europeans would rather use bike pedals than a gas pedal. Can you imagine that happening in America? As it turns out, it’s true here as well.

What Happens If Healthcare.gov Isn’t Fixed by Nov. 30?
What Happens If Healthcare.gov Isn’t Fixed by Nov. 30?
on November 14, 2013

It’s supposed to be, but the government had plenty of time to get it right the first time and failed. So what’s Plan B?

Amazon Will Offer Free Sunday Delivery
Amazon Will Offer Free Sunday Delivery
on November 13, 2013

If you live in the Los Angeles or New York metropolitan areas, you may already be able to get Sunday delivery. Others will get it next year.

That Car You’re About to Buy Online May Not Exist
That Car You’re About to Buy Online May Not Exist
on November 13, 2013

It’s incredibly risky to purchase a car you can’t see and test drive — especially because there aren’t many consumer protections in place.

Why Retailers Are No Longer Freaked Out About “Showrooming”
Why Retailers Are No Longer Freaked Out About “Showrooming”
on November 13, 2013

Retailers aren’t as scared of online shoppers as they were a year ago, thanks to revamped price-match policies and other improvements.

World’s Biggest Online Shopping Site Isn’t Amazon
World’s Biggest Online Shopping Site Isn’t Amazon
on November 11, 2013

Amazon doesn’t even come close. On the Chinese version of Black Friday, consumers spend more at this site than Americans spend anywhere online for Black Friday and Cyber Monday combined.

Here’s How to Help Typhoon Survivors
Here’s How to Help Typhoon Survivors
on November 11, 2013

Make sure your donations end up with the people who need them most right now.

Some Banks Now Offering Free, Genuine FICO Scores
Some Banks Now Offering Free, Genuine FICO Scores
on November 11, 2013

Yes, it’s a real score, and updated every month. Why isn’t every bank doing this?

Report: President Obama Wants to Raise Minimum Wage to $10
Report: President Obama Wants to Raise Minimum Wage to $10
on November 8, 2013

Democrats in Congress have introduced a bill to increase the federal minimum wage to $10.10 over two years. Apparently it has the president’s support.

Mental Health Will Get Same Co-Pays and Deductibles As Other Treatments
Mental Health Will Get Same Co-Pays and Deductibles As Other Treatments
on November 8, 2013

Insurers warn that the new federal rule could push premiums up, but for those with mental illness it may mean greater access and better treatment.

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