Furloughed by the Shutdown? Banks and Credit Unions Offer Help
Furloughed by the Shutdown? Banks and Credit Unions Offer Help

on October 3, 2013

Financial institutions are giving special consideration to furloughed federal employees — offering loans and delayed payments and waiving fees.

Worst Things to Eat at the Airport
Worst Things to Eat at the Airport

on October 2, 2013

Aside from the nutritional value, some airport foods contribute to problems you definitely don’t want in the air — like heartburn and bloating.

Most and Least Honest Cities in the World
Most and Least Honest Cities in the World

on October 2, 2013

If you lose your wallet in many of these places, you just might get it back. Just don’t lose it in Lisbon.

Store-Brand Foods Eating National Brands for Lunch
Store-Brand Foods Eating National Brands for Lunch

on October 2, 2013

Store-brand sales are growing twice as fast as name-brand sales, and the quality of store-brand products is improving.

Do New iPhones Break More Easily?
Do New iPhones Break More Easily?

on October 1, 2013

Apple has 2 new versions of the iPhone, called the 5s and the 5c. Both are less durable than the iPhone 5, according to one company’s tests.

Poverty Rises Sharply Among Older Single Women
Poverty Rises Sharply Among Older Single Women

on October 1, 2013

The number of single senior women living in extreme poverty jumped between 2011 and 2012. It’s not clear why.

Government Shutdown: Are You Affected?
Government Shutdown: Are You Affected?

on October 1, 2013

Yes, you are. But how much depends on where you work and what you’re doing in the next few weeks.

Please Don’t Do These Things in the Airplane Bathroom
Please Don’t Do These Things in the Airplane Bathroom

on September 30, 2013

Here’s a bit of etiquette for that little loo in the sky.

Sick of Your Bank? 4 Alternatives to Megabanks
Sick of Your Bank? 4 Alternatives to Megabanks

on September 27, 2013

If you’re sick of the fees and other efforts by big banks to make more money at your expense, you have options.

Report Calls for Changes at Consumer Watchdog
Report Calls for Changes at Consumer Watchdog

on September 27, 2013

The Bipartisan Policy Center says there are several things the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau could do better. What do you think?

Visit National Parks for Free on Saturday
Visit National Parks for Free on Saturday

on September 27, 2013

Ready to explore? There’s no entrance fee at national parks this weekend.

Can Target Take On Netflix With Streaming Service?
Can Target Take On Netflix With Streaming Service?

on September 26, 2013

There’s a new site to access digital movies and TV — Target Ticket. How do the prices compare?

CEO: Anger Over AIG Bonuses Was ‘Just As Bad’ As Lynchings
CEO: Anger Over AIG Bonuses Was ‘Just As Bad’ As Lynchings

on September 26, 2013

The CEO of AIG comes under intense criticism for comparing the public outrage over AIG bonuses to the lynching of blacks in the South.

How Bad Have SAT Scores Gotten?
How Bad Have SAT Scores Gotten?

on September 26, 2013

A new report from the association behind the SAT says scores are stagnant, showing a lack of preparation for college. Do you agree?

Where to Find Answers About Obamacare
Where to Find Answers About Obamacare

on September 26, 2013

Confused about the details of health care reform and how it affects your life? Here’s where to get help.

Study: With Age Comes Financial Wisdom
Study: With Age Comes Financial Wisdom

on September 26, 2013

New research suggests experience often trumps a quick mind.

Go To a Museum Free This Saturday
Go To a Museum Free This Saturday

on September 25, 2013

No weekend plans yet? Here’s how to get free tickets for two to 1,500 museums across the country.

Retailers Filling 700,000 Holiday Season Jobs
Retailers Filling 700,000 Holiday Season Jobs

on September 24, 2013

Looking for seasonal work? Here’s a quick look at how many people retailers are planning to hire for the holiday shopping spree.

Canceled Wedding Reception Is Turned Into 4-Course Meal for Homeless
Canceled Wedding Reception Is Turned Into 4-Course Meal for Homeless

on September 24, 2013

A family that had to call off a wedding salvaged its spending by donating the space and food to hundreds of homeless people.

FTC: We’re Shutting Down an $11M Sweepstakes Scam
FTC: We’re Shutting Down an $11M Sweepstakes Scam

on September 24, 2013

Millions of letters have been mailed promising huge winnings in exchange for a small fee, the Federal Trade Commission says. Seniors are often targeted.

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