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Fed Policymakers Keep December Rate Hike in Spotlight

Stephen Morton/Bloomberg via Getty ImagesRichard Fisher, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, left, and Dennis Lockhart, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta at a conference in Georgia in 2010. By Ann Saphir and Lindsay Dunsmuir CHICAGO and ORLANDO, Fla. Show More Summary

Do You Need Life Insurance? How Much Is Enough?

Getty Images By Louis DeNicola Murder mysteries might suggest life insurance policies are mostly taken out with nefarious intent, but an insurance agent will be quick to tell you that buying life insurance is an act of love. There are different types of life insurance, which pays named beneficiaries money if the insured person dies. Show More Summary

10 of the Most Infuriating Fees and How to Avoid Them

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How to Help Your Aging Parents When Money Is Tight

Getty ImagesYou want to be there for mom and dad, but how? By Geoff Williams If you're of a certain age, you probably have parents of a certain age. That is, your parents are getting up there in years, and they need help, but you may not be able to give it to them. Show More Summary

4 Ways Rising Interest Rates Will Affect Your Investments

ShutterstockWhile stock investors don't necessarily need to fear rising interest rates, they should keep in mind that some sectors could fare better than others. By Kira Brecht Brace yourself: Higher interest rates are on the way at some point this year or in early 2016. Show More Summary

Wall Street This Week: Intel Chips In, Banks Speak Out

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images From the world's largest microprocessor provider trying to diversify its business to several financial services leaders kicking off the new earnings season, here are some of the things that will help shape...Show More Summary

10 Best and Worst Deals at CVS and Rite Aid

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images By Terence Loose It's no secret that drugstore giants Rite Aid and CVS are in constant competition with Walmart, Walgreens and even club stores like Costco for your business. To win, they've got some great deals. But that doesn't mean that everything in their well-lit aisles is priced to impress. Show More Summary

How to Protect Yourself While Holiday Shopping

Getty ImagesIt's not to early to prepare for holiday shopping. By Jon Lal The busy holiday shopping season is nearly underway, so now is an ideal time to brush up on the safest ways to shop. In an increasingly digital world, there are precautions you can take to keep your personal information safe, secure and confidential. Show More Summary

What to Expect From 2015 Columbus Day Sales

Getty Images By Louis Ramirez Although it doesn't get as much attention as other holidays, Columbus Day is still a major sales event for most stores. However, consumers should shop with some precaution, as many items will be cheaperShow More Summary

13 Steps to Hiring a Contractor Who Won't Rip You Off

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How to Raise Your Credit Score Before 2016

Alamy By Holly Hammersmith As 2016 approaches, are you realizing that your credit score is lower than you'd like? Perhaps you have plans to buy a house, purchase a car or get a new credit card in 2016, but your credit score is holding you back. Show More Summary

Market Wrap: Stocks Inch Up to Cap Strongest Week of Year

Andrew Burton/Getty Images By Sinead Carew NEW YORK -- U.S. stocks closed slightly higher Friday, ending the S&P 500's best week for 2015 on a quiet note as investors waited for U.S. companies to report third-quarter earnings. The S&P 500 had a weekly gain of 3.3 percent, its best week since Dec. Show More Summary

UAW Leaders Send Fiat Chrysler Pact to Workers for Vote

Bill Pugliano/Getty ImagesFiat Chrysler workers exit the Warren Truck Assembly Plant at the end of their shift Wednesday. By Bernie Woodall DETROIT -- Leaders of the United Auto Workers union approved a tentative four-year contract Friday...Show More Summary

Import Prices Barely Drop in September

Mark Lennihan/APThe container ship MSC Michaela, right, passes the crude oil tanker Overseas Acadia as it leaves New York Harbor beneath the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. By Jason Lange WASHINGTON -- U.S. import prices barely declined in...Show More Summary

Big Changes Afoot to Protect Consumers - Like You

Getty Images By Marilyn Lewis If you've signed a contract recently, chances are good that you signed away your right to sue if something goes wrong with the product or service you purchased. That could change, though. The Consumer Financial...Show More Summary

How to Withdraw from Your 401(k) Plan in Retirement

Getty Images By Sandra Block Whether you can take regular withdrawals from your 401(k) plan when you retire depends on the rules for your employer's plan. Two-thirds of large 401(k) plans allow retired participants to withdraw money in regularly scheduled installments -- say, monthly or quarterly. Show More Summary

Should Deleting Personal Information Online Be a Right?

Getty Images By Knight Kiplinger Q. My friend and I disagree about whether people who are not in the public eye should have the legal right to force websites to remove (or search engines to unlink) any information about themselves that is erroneous, intimate or badly outdated. Show More Summary

Would You Give TiVo $300 to Save Some Viewing Time?

Alamy TiVo (TIVO) may not seem as cool or necessary as it was to TV buffs a few years ago, but the company that revolutionized the way we consume television when it made the digital video recorder -- or DVR, for short -- popular hasShow More Summary

Top 3 Home Annoyances and What You Can Do About Them

Getty Images By Beth Pinsker When it comes to what makes homeowners stew, lack of closet space tops the list. Mortgage data research firm ranked homeowners' pet peeves, with lack of storage coming in first at 67 percent. If you...Show More Summary

How to Handle Your Newfound Home Equity

Getty Images By Jason Notte NEW YORK -- A whole lot of U.S. homeowners are seeing their home equity recover from the housing crisis, but does that mean a home equity loan is in order? Even with a stable housing market, it depends onShow More Summary

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