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The Do's and Don'ts of Memorial Day Shopping

John Raoux/APDon't fall for the sale signs on grills, patio furniture and summer clothing -- you'll find lower prices after Memorial Day. By Courtney Jespersen You might read a lot in the coming days about what you should and shouldn't...Show More Summary

14 Proven Ways to Cut Food Costs While Traveling

Getty Images By Marla Walters In 2001, as we deplaned on Maui, my husband was handed a survey from the Hawaii Tourism Authority. It sought our assistance in tracking daily vacation spending. As a certified public accountant, he tookShow More Summary

10 Ways Stay-at-Home Parents Can Make Extra Money

Alamy By Cameron Huddleston Being a stay-at-home parent is a full-time job. Unfortunately, it doesn't come with a full-time paycheck. As a result, it can be hard for some families relying on just one income to make ends meet or build...Show More Summary

The Right Way to Manage Your Mom or Dad's Money

Alamy By Kimberly Palmer Shortly after Terrie Hull's mother got in a car accident in 2011 that caused brain damage, her mother married a man Hull didn't trust. Soon, Hull learned her instincts had been right: Her mom, under her new husband's guidance, accused Hull of stealing money from her. Show More Summary

Is Your Rental Car Company Spying on You and Your Driving?

Alamy By Robert McGarvey Rental car giant Hertz has admitted it has cameras installed in about 1 in 8 of its cars in the United States. But those cameras -- built into Hertz's NeverLost dashboard assistant that offers routing help and local city guides -- have never been turned on, Hertz has said, loudly and repeatedly. Show More Summary

Market Wrap: Stocks End Lower on Fed Rate Hike Forecast

Richard Drew/AP By Noel Randewich NEW YORK -- U.S. stocks ended weaker Friday after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen indicated that the central bank was poised to raise interest rates this year, in line with Wall Street's expectations. Lackadaisical...Show More Summary

Microsoft, Salesforce Talks Fizzled Over Price, Sources Say

Noah Berger/Bloomberg via Getty Images By David Faber Microsoft (MSFT) and (CRM) had significant talks earlier this spring about a purchase of Salesforce by Microsoft, according to a number of people familiar with the situation. Show More Summary

Yellen: Fed on Track to Raise Rates as Economy Regains Steam

Andrew Harnik/APFederal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen By Michael Flaherty and Jonathan Spicer WASHINGTON and PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday she expected the central bank to raise rates this year as the U.S. Show More Summary

Week's Winners and Losers: Hot IPO, Hard Times for Hardwood

David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images There were plenty of winners and losers this week, with a new e-commerce company soaring by better than 50 percent on its first day of trading and one of this year's biggest losers getting...Show More Summary

Before You Jump Into Real Estate, Know the Risks

Getty Images By Donna Fuscaldo Should I invest in real estate? With property values rising once again in many parts of the country, that's a question many investors might be asking. The short answer is that real estate can play an important role in an investment portfolio. Show More Summary

How Chinese Tastes Are Affecting America's Cars

Source: Ford Motor Co.The roomy and opulent backseat in Ford's Lincoln Continental Concept is intended -- at least in part -- to give the production version of the new Continental a leg up in the huge Chinese market. Not long ago, automakers designed their cars for regional markets. Show More Summary

Consumer Prices Soft, Underlying Inflation Rises

Lynne Sladky/AP By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON -- U.S. consumer prices moderated in April on weak gasoline prices, but rising shelter and medical care costs boosted underlying inflation pressures, which should keep the Federal ReserveShow More Summary

Anybody Want a Free iPhone 6? (Hint: There's a Catch)

Mark Lennihan/AP Has Citi (C) got a deal for you! No, seriously. Has Citi got a deal for you? Because they certainly think they do, and it comes in the form of a pitch that's certain to grab eyeballs -- and maybe more than a few newShow More Summary

Student Loans: Ruining Students and Taxpayers

Getty Images There is now $1.2 trillion of student loan debt in America, and that number just continues growing. The Class of 2014 was the most indebted class ever, with average debt of $33,000. Over the next few weeks, the Class of 2015 will likely have even more debt. There are many reasons we are drowning in debt. Show More Summary

5 Tricks to Get More Cellphone Data for Less Money

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7 Ways You Put Your Identity at Risk on Vacation

Getty Images By Gerri Detweiler The vacation you've saved and planned for is finally here, and you're ready to relax -- which is why it's especially bad that identity thieves are ready to go to work. They know that chances are your guard...Show More Summary

How to Embrace Healthy Risk in Investing

Getty Images By Joanne Cleaver "Risk" doesn't have to be a four-letter word. Yes, 2008's losses still sting. But here's how to start steering by looking out the windshield and finally giving up the rearview mirror. It's best to master the process of moving on, says Lauren Cohen, professor of finance at Harvard Business School. Show More Summary

For Long-Term Auto Loans, How Long Is Too Long?

Shutterstock By Hal Bundrick Here's a disturbing question -- which lasts longer: the typical U.S. marriage or the average American car loan? According to The Economist, the average U.S. marriage lasts eight years. While six-year car loans are typical, eight year -- and even longer -- loans are growing in popularity. Show More Summary

Market Wrap: S&P Sets New High but Traders Eye Weak Volume

Richard Drew/AP By Noel Randewich NEW YORK -- The S&P 500 closed at a record high Thursday after disappointing economic data bolstered expectations that an interest rate hike is likely to come only later in the year. Traders warned that...Show More Summary

Traveling This Summer? Don't Book Too Early

Mark Wilson/Getty Images By Mark Fahey Everyone knows that planning a last-minute vacation is expensive. But booking flights and hotels too far ahead of time can also cost you. The average hotel stay actually becomes cheaper as the day approaches. Show More Summary

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