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5 Cool Ways to Teach Kids About Personal Finance

Jupiterimages Kids might know money doesn't grow on trees, but many still think it's free. Almost half of the 5-year-olds in an Australian survey of 500 children "thought their parents got free money from a machine in the wall afterShow More Summary

10 Tricks Grocers Use to Get You to Spend More Money

Getty Images Have you ever planned to run into the grocery store "for a few items," only to emerge an hour later with a shopping cart full of bags? Do you have no idea how you got to that point? While you are responsible for your extra...Show More Summary

Beyonce to Bill Gates, on Being an Entrepreneur

Anthony Harvey/Getty ImagesBeyonce is concerned about the pressure to keep up. By Morgan Quinn Being your own boss might sound like a dream come true, but starting your own business isn't an easy path. The reality is it takes a lot of sweat, tears, hard work and discipline to be a successful entrepreneur. Show More Summary

New Technologies Help Seniors Remain Happy, Safe at Home

Hero Images By Sally Abrahms A growing number of seniors are turning to state-of-the-art digital tools -- via smartphones, GPS, voice activation and sensors -- that enable them to age in their own homes. With aging in place technology,...Show More Summary

What You Should Do If the IRS, Your State Audits Your Taxes

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Market Wrap: Wall Street Ends 4-Day Skid on Late Tech Rally

Richard Drew/AP By Chuck Mikolajczak NEW YORK -- U.S. stocks rose modestly Friday after late news of merger talks among two semiconductor companies boosted the technology sector and helped major indexes snap a four-day losing streak. The...Show More Summary

Fed's Yellen: Rate Hike May Be Warranted Later This Year

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty ImagesFederal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen By Ann Saphir and Michael Flaherty SAN FRANCISCO and WASHINGTON -- An interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve may be warranted later this year, with a gradual...Show More Summary

Apple CEO Tim Cook Plans to Give Away Most of His Fortune

Brynn Anderson/APApple CEO Tim Cook SAN FRANCISCO -- Apple CEO Tim Cook is joining a long list of magnates promising to give away most of the wealth that they amass during their careers. Cook mentioned his intentions in a story about him published Thursday by Fortune magazine. Show More Summary

Dog Trainer Says 'Bad Customer,' Sues for $65K Over Reviews

Arterra Picture Library/Alamy Review sites have given consumers a way to amplify their voices and make an impact on a company's business -- for good or bad. For Virginia resident Jennifer Ujimori, bad reviews on Yelp and Angie's List...Show More Summary

Internet Outages Reveal Gaps in Broadband Infrastructure

Elaine Thompson/APMike Loucks lost Internet and phone service at his home in Friday Harbor, Wash., during a 10-day outage on the island in 2013. By FELICIA FONSEC and DAVID A. LIEB FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- When vandals sliced a fiber-optic...Show More Summary

Indiana Allows Businesses to Refuse to Serve Gay Customers

Michael Conroy/APIndiana Gov. Mike Pence on Thursday signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which protect business owners who deny service to homosexuals. By Eric Reed Indiana's version of religious freedom might end up costing the state big bucks. Under a bill signed into law Thursday by the Republican Gov. Show More Summary

What the Crackdown on Payday Loans Will Mean to You

Shutterstock After years of study and many reports, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau this week proposed sweeping changes to the payday lending industry. The bureau has three basic concerns: It believes that payday lenders do not underwrite borrowers before extending credit. Show More Summary

GDP Steady at 2.2% in Q4; Corporate Profits Fall

Charlie Riedel/APWorkers on the Ford F150 assembly line at its plant in Claycomo, Mo. By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON -- U.S. economic growth cooled in the fourth quarter as previously estimated, with businesses throttling back on inventory...Show More Summary

The Next Big Automotive Boom: Super-Luxury SUVs

Automobili LamborghiniYes, it's a Lamborghini SUV: the Urus. Lamborghini first unveiled it as a concept in 2012, and something very close to it is expected to go into production in a couple of years. What do Lamborghini, Bentley, Rolls-Royce, Aston Martin and Maserati all have in common? They're all super-expensive auto brands. Show More Summary

How to Keep Your Privacy in an Era of Pervasive Tracking

Juergen Faelchle/Shutterstock By Mia Taylor Shuli Hallak is in the cloud business. Storing data in the cloud carries risks, but she is working on a secure version owned, operated and managed by you. That privacy and security for data...Show More Summary

5 Billion-Dollar Companies You Don't Know - Yet

jurvetson/Flickr There are some pretty big privately held companies out there that aren't very well known. With many of them, that will undoubtedly change. Most people didn't know about Uber or Pinterest a couple of years ago, either,...Show More Summary

Traveling Abroad? Here's How to Leverage the Strong Dollar

Getty ImagesA strong dollar makes drinks cheaper at St. Mark's Square Square in Venice, Italy. By Chris Taylor Jane McManus can hardly believe her luck. The New York-based sportswriter for is planning a summer vacation with her family in Ireland. Following the strength of the U.S. Show More Summary

Someone Filed a False Tax Return in Your Name - Now What?

fStop/Getty Images By Kira Brecht It's not just credit and debit cards that cyber hackers are after these days. Criminals are also using stolen personal information to file fraudulent tax returns and receive tax refunds. Tax fraud has increased substantially in recent years, according to Federal Trade Commission identity theft data. Show More Summary

Don't Throw Away Your SodaStream Just Yet The sales trend is problematic at SodaStream (SODA). The company behind the namesake beverage maker that fizzes up tap water has experienced four consecutive quarters of year-over-year declines in U.S. sales. The negative momentum is accelerating. Show More Summary

15 Natural Cleaning Products You Can Make at Home

Shutterstock My parents and I immigrated to the U.S. when I was young, and money was tight. My dad worked long hours, while my stay-at-home mom focused on saving as much as possible. My parents shared a car, which meant that my mom couldn't drive to the store whenever she needed to grab an item. Show More Summary

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