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Finding a Job after 50 by Pursuing Your Passion

“Pursue your passion” sounds like great advice until you pause to think about it and realize that you have no idea what your passion is or how to get started. Here are some suggestions to ease you into those first steps:

10 ways to maximize your end-of-year finances

This article is by staff writer Honey Smith. Oh, 2015, where did you go? It seems only moments ago it was time for New Year’s resolutions, and now here we are again. With only a month left before another year is behind us, you may be wondering how best to maximize this year’s finances. Show More Summary

Don’t Be Like Patty The Milkmaid

A fun little ditty by Mr. Aesop today: Patty the Milkmaid was going to market carrying her milk in a Pail on her head. As she went along she began calculating what she would do with the money she would get for the milk. “I’ll buy some fowls from Farmer Brown,” said she, “and they will lay eggs each morning, which I will sell to […]

Should I File Bankruptcy? If I Do, Should I Feel Guilty?

Shutterstock By Stacy JohnsonI get a lot of questions about the best way to get out of debt, but few about the morality of different choices. Here's a reader email that addresses the issue. My name is Jodi. I currently owe about $20,000 in credit card debt. Show More Summary

Should You Pay to Make Mobile Deposits with Your Smartphone?

Getty Images By Robert McGarveyThe money question is blunt: should you pay -- will you pay -- to make deposits with your smartphone by clicking a picture? Know this: Some banks charge for mobile deposit, typically at 50 cents a deposited item, sometimes more.It may be free at your bank. Show More Summary

Help! I Was Sold a Bad Home. Now What?

Getty Images By Geoff WilliamsSometimes all the safeguards the real estate industry has put in place to help prevent buyer's remorse after purchasing a house still don't work.The process takes time for a reason, and you aren't getting a home inspection for the fun of it. Show More Summary

Top 5 Stores for the Best Black Friday Deals Online in 2015

David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images By Donna DoyleAlmost every major retailer has unveiled their Black Friday ad by now, and even a week out, some of our predictions have been blown out of the water by lower prices. Many will definitely qualify for the coveted coveted Editors' Choice nod. Show More Summary

How Much Will Your Medicare Part B Premiums Cost in 2016?

Getty Images By Kimberly LankfordQ. How much will I have to pay each month for Medicare Part B in 2016? Will there be a huge jump in premiums, as originally predicted?A. Medicare beneficiaries who have Part B premiums withheld from their Social Security checks -- about 70 percent of beneficiaries -- will continue to pay $104.90 a month for Part B. Show More Summary

Company at Center of Drug Price Storm Cuts Cost of Medicine

Turing Pharmaceuticals sparked outrage after it hiked the price of one of its drugs by 5,000 percent

Al Roker shops on the plaza to support Small Business Saturday

This weekend is Small Business Saturday, a time to support your local community by patronizing local businesses. On the plaza, Al Roker shops from small merchants offering items including honey, crafts and natural skin-care products. (American Express is a sponsor of Small Business Saturday and TODAY.)’s new gift card site (bonus inside) is a website that rewards its members with points (called SB) that can be redeemed for gift cards and other goodies. Over the years I’ve earned hundreds of dollars in Amazon gift cards (my favorite!) for searching the internet, answering easy polls, watching a few videos, and telling people about Show More Summary

Preapproved? Don't Let Holiday Shopping Kill Your Home Purchase

After receiving the preapproval on your home loan — the anxiously awaited first big step toward homeownership — you likely breathed a sigh of relief that the official “proving yourself” part of the process was over. Not so fast if you’re searching homes for sale in Athens, GA, or San Diego, [...]

Holiday Travel Hacks That Will Save Your Sanity

Are you dreading holiday travel? The traffic jam to the airport, the crowded lines, delayed flights, and other headaches associated with holiday travel? Don't worry. There are ways to make your travel this holiday season a lot more comfortable. Fly Through Security with TSA Pre-Check It's hard to...

6 Luxe Travel Destinations That Are Cheaper in Winter

What did you do on your summer vacation? Yawn, what a cliché. Just about every vacation spot is mobbed in summer, when families with children are free to travel. If you have the flexibility, enjoy fewer crowds and pay less by visiting these normally-expensive spots during winter! 1. Europe The...

Tax Considerations When Delaying Social Security

Delaying Social Security can potentially contribute to an overall tax strategy for retirement. Every case is different, but generally speaking, when you add taxes to the mix, the case for delaying Social Security becomes even stronger than usual. Delaying Social Security gives you an ability to better management tax brackets when [...]

3 Tips for Your Holiday Gift Budget -- Savings Experiment

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Market Wrap: Stocks Up, Driven by Energy Amid Global Tension

Richard Drew/AP By Sinead CarewNEW YORK -- U.S. shares closed higher Tuesday as energy stocks rose along with oil prices after Turkey shot down a Russian warplane near the Syrian border.The three major U.S. indexes recovered from a morning sell-off that was triggered by the overseas news despite some strong U.S. Show More Summary

How to Avoid the Biggest Online Shopping Scams

Online shopping can be incredibly convenient. Not only do you get to avoid the lines, you may also find some incredible deals quickly rather than schelpping around town. As more of us shop more online, though, scammers are taking advantage of this trend and trying to get our financial and personal data. Show More Summary

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