Social Security Benefits Rising 1.5 Percent in 2014
Social Security Benefits Rising 1.5 Percent in 2014
on October 30, 2013

In one of the smallest increases ever, the average recipient can expect to get $19 more per month.

Are Paper Menus on the Way Out?
Are Paper Menus on the Way Out?
on October 29, 2013

More restaurants are adopting digital menus. There are pros and cons to the approach, but what do you think?

Why McDonald’s Dropped Heinz, and Why Heinz May Not Care
Why McDonald’s Dropped Heinz, and Why Heinz May Not Care
on October 29, 2013

After 40 years of doing business together, McDonald’s will no longer offer Heinz ketchup at any of its restaurants.

Study Identifies the Most Extroverted, Introverted and Neurotic U.S. States
Study Identifies the Most Extroverted, Introverted and Neurotic U.S. States
on October 29, 2013

What are the most common personality traits in the state where you live? Find out — and see if you fit in.

Some States Want to Tax You Per Mile You Drive
Some States Want to Tax You Per Mile You Drive
on October 28, 2013

Several state and local governments want to swap a gas tax for a pay-per-mile tax — using a little black box to track your car’s movements.

Congress May Push Milk Prices to $8 a Gallon
Congress May Push Milk Prices to $8 a Gallon
on October 28, 2013

By failing to pass a farm bill that subsidizes agricultural activity and funds the food stamp program, Congress could effectively double the cost of milk.

The 5 Richest and Poorest U.S. Cities
The 5 Richest and Poorest U.S. Cities
on October 28, 2013

Census data show the metropolitan areas with the highest and lowest median household incomes. Is your city on the list?

YouTube Will Begin Charging for More Content
YouTube Will Begin Charging for More Content
on October 25, 2013

A combination of new services could have users paying more than $10 a month for their favorite YouTube content. Will you pay?

Dallas-Fort Worth Airport Making TSA Checkpoints More Comfortable
Dallas-Fort Worth Airport Making TSA Checkpoints More Comfortable
on October 25, 2013

Do you think airport security could ever be a pleasant experience? One company is giving it a shot.

Report: Top 1 Percent Own 46 Percent of Global Wealth
Report: Top 1 Percent Own 46 Percent of Global Wealth
on October 25, 2013

In 60 years, there will be nearly a dozen trillionaires, according to the best estimates of Credit Suisse.

States Deliberately Leave Millions of the Poor Uninsured
States Deliberately Leave Millions of the Poor Uninsured
on October 24, 2013

Even though the federal government would have picked up 90 percent of the bill for Medicaid expansion under Obamacare in future years, half the states have refused to expand the program.

Those 50 and Older Have a Tough Time Finding Work
Those 50 and Older Have a Tough Time Finding Work
on October 24, 2013

Many of those polled said there were few available jobs, few that paid well, and few with adequate benefits. Many cited personal experience with age discrimination.

Study: Average Millennial Can’t Retire Until Age 73
Study: Average Millennial Can’t Retire Until Age 73
on October 24, 2013

Student debt will cost the average millennial $115,096 in lost potential retirement savings, a new study says.

McDonald’s Dollar Menu Will Soon Have $5 Items
McDonald’s Dollar Menu Will Soon Have $5 Items
on October 23, 2013

The McDonald’s dollar menu — and some of the prices on it — are getting supersized.

Filing 1 Homeowners Insurance Claim Can Jack Your Premium 9 Percent
Filing 1 Homeowners Insurance Claim Can Jack Your Premium 9 Percent
on October 23, 2013

If you’re going to file a claim, it had better be worth it.

Why Office Supply Stores May Be on Their Way Out
Why Office Supply Stores May Be on Their Way Out
on October 23, 2013

Is the Office Depot and OfficeMax merger a sign of the end?

Amazon Raises Minimum Purchase for Free Shipping
Amazon Raises Minimum Purchase for Free Shipping
on October 22, 2013

Customers who don’t have Amazon Prime will have to spend more to save on shipping. Free shipping is now easier to get at competitors such as Best Buy and Barnes & Noble.

Business Credit Cards Often Have Big Fees, High Interest
Business Credit Cards Often Have Big Fees, High Interest
on October 22, 2013

They may come with business-oriented perks, but aren’t required to have the same protections consumer cards do. Rates can be higher and terms can change in a blink.

Consumer Reports: Robotic Vacuums Aren’t as Good
Consumer Reports: Robotic Vacuums Aren’t as Good
on October 22, 2013

Robotic vacuums aren’t ready to replace traditional ones, though a $450 model does a respectable job.

Consumer Watchdog: Student Loan Servicers Are Triggering Unnecessary Fees
Consumer Watchdog: Student Loan Servicers Are Triggering Unnecessary Fees
on October 21, 2013

A new report cites a variety of consumer complaints about the way servicers communicate and process payments.

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