The Grayest U.S. Counties — And a Few That Are Getting Younger
The Grayest U.S. Counties — And a Few That Are Getting Younger

Can you guess the county where more than half of the population is older than the age of 65?

How 3 Million Homeowners Could Save $200 a Month
How 3 Million Homeowners Could Save $200 a Month

American homeowners could collectively save up to $1.66 billion a month by making one key change.

Where Do Federal Student Loan Dollars Really Go?
Where Do Federal Student Loan Dollars Really Go?

The list of schools receiving the largest amount of federal student loan dollars is not dominated by prestigious private universities, or medical or law schools. Find out who is getting the cash.

Big Companies Pledge to Hire 100,000-Plus Youths by 2018
Big Companies Pledge to Hire 100,000-Plus Youths by 2018

Walmart, Starbucks and Microsoft are among more than a dozen companies ramping up efforts to bring teens into the workforce. Find out what these businesses will offer.

5 Ways to Dramatically Reduce the Cost of College
5 Ways to Dramatically Reduce the Cost of College

Don’t let the sticker price of college scare you away from getting your degree. Few students pay the asking price. Here’s how to reduce your net cost.

Rate of Uninsured Americans Hits New Low
Rate of Uninsured Americans Hits New Low

Love it or hate it, Obamacare has pushed health insurance coverage to a new level. Find out where the greatest expansion has been.

Do Beer Drinkers Need Government Protection?
Do Beer Drinkers Need Government Protection?

Lawmakers’ efforts to ensure that bar patrons get what they pay for when they order a pint have so far come up short. Here’s the sobering scoop.

Bank Offers ‘Faster and Safer’ ATM Access, Without a Card
Bank Offers ‘Faster and Safer’ ATM Access, Without a Card

Customers of this major U.S. bank can make cash withdrawals using just a smartphone. Here’s how it works, and why it’s more secure than the traditional system.

4 Ways to See Movies at a Theater for Free
4 Ways to See Movies at a Theater for Free

Movie tickets continue to get more expensive. But why pay at all? Find out how to see your favorite flicks without opening a wallet or purse.

Is This McDonald’s Toy Really Cursing at Children?
Is This McDonald’s Toy Really Cursing at Children?

McDonald’s has dismissed concerns that a Happy Meal toy utters profanity. What do you hear?

The States That Love — or Loathe — Fruits and Vegetables
The States That Love — or Loathe — Fruits and Vegetables

Less than 15 percent of Americans eat the recommended amount of produce daily, but some states have a worse track record than others.

Hackers Steal 21.5 Million Social Security Numbers From Feds
Hackers Steal 21.5 Million Social Security Numbers From Feds

A federal agency has announced that for the second time this year, it has uncovered a breach of sensitive information. Should you be worried?

Here’s Why You Can’t Buy a New Tesla in Motor City
Here’s Why You Can’t Buy a New Tesla in Motor City

Michigan is just one state that’s shut down Tesla’s direct-to-consumer sales model. Is your state one of the others with an anti-Tesla law?

Missing Your Social Security Statements? Click to Solve the Mystery
Missing Your Social Security Statements? Click to Solve the Mystery

You can still get your earnings credits and the estimated benefit you would receive at retirement as often as you like, if you know how.

Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web

This week: unexpected uses for laundry detergent, debt lessons from dictators, how to learn a language for free, how to avoid scholarship scams and nine important ages for retirement planning.

JP Morgan Chase Ordered to Pay $50 million in Consumer Refunds
JP Morgan Chase Ordered to Pay $50 million in Consumer Refunds

Federal regulators also hit the financial giant with $136 million in penalties for its illegal debt collection practices.

Which Is Safer – Riding Shotgun or in the Back Seat?
Which Is Safer – Riding Shotgun or in the Back Seat?

You may be surprised to see which seat offers the most protection in a car crash. It’s not a one-size-fits-all result.

What Your Shopping Bag Has to Do With Your Expanding Waistline
What Your Shopping Bag Has to Do With Your Expanding Waistline

A new study shows that using a certain type of shopping bag is correlated with the purchase of more junk food. See if you can guess — paper, plastic or reusable.

How Much Does $100 Really Buy in Your State?
How Much Does $100 Really Buy in Your State?

One state’s residents are about 15 percent richer than their incomes suggest. Find out where $100 goes the furthest.

4 Steps to Stop Debt Collectors in Their Tracks
4 Steps to Stop Debt Collectors in Their Tracks

Are debt collector calls causing you to lose sleep? Here are four steps to stop the harassment and get on with life.

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