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Slim Thug’s Real Estate Game Plan, Dashed by a Dalliance

The rap artist saw a real estate opportunity a few years ago, but it slipped away when he and his agent became more interested in each other.

Kim Gordon on Not Spending Money

The co-founder of Sonic Youth discusses money uncertainty as a musician and daughter of a Depression-era mother.

Breaking a Rule on Hiring, and Paying the Price

The owner of a marketing strategy company learns that when it comes to acquiring talent, potential is great — but experience is better.

A Teenager’s Harsh Lesson Is an Adult’s Buffer

The day after graduating from high school, a foster child was on her own. Ever since, she has saved — and been her own backup plan.

Making Money Secondary in Decisions

A top executive learns early that money shouldn’t be the key factor in making career choices.

Chinese Cabbie’s Query Prompted an Epiphany

Americans are acculturated to being cagey about our personal wealth and income, but a little transparency might serve us all better.

Money Admonitions From 9/11

Kenneth Feinberg determined payouts to victims of such tragedies as the Sept. 11 attacks and the shootings at Virginia Tech, giving him pause about how to handle his own money in the face of life’s vicissitudes.

An Excuse to Splurge on Her Girls

Seven years and about $2,500 later, a mother recalls that the popular toys and accessories that she bought for her daughters also fulfilled her own childhood desires.

How the Year 2000 Turned My Life Upside Down

When I bought my first New York apartment, the down payment came from my grandfather, who had long offered support and financial advice.

Amy Speace, a Singer-Songwriter, Just Trying to Make Do

Ms. Speace lives in East Nashville, Tenn., a bohemian neighborhood, but surging development there has made it difficult for artists there to make ends meet. (With video.)

Need Financial Advice? Ask the Future You

In personal finances, it’s easy to focus too much on the present. To overcome this, think of yourself and your needs years from now.

Paying for College and Learning a Lesson for Life

Applying for higher education provides an important opportunity for parents and their children to discuss decisions about money — and the amount of debt that will accrue by graduation.

Finding Surer Footing

Carl Richards says an experience while mountain climbing with a friend changed how he views risk in business or personal finances.

My Biggest Financial Lesson

This special section is a collection of essays about the turning points or moments when the writers’ feelings about money crystallized.

How to Develop a Strategy for Your First Credit Card

There comes a time in all of our lives when we want to start building some credit. After all, our credit scores determine which apartments we can rent, which loans we can take out, and sometimes even which jobs we're offered. That said, it's easy to get buried in debt when [...]

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Supreme Court Backs Pregnant UPS Worker

Now that the Supreme Court has weighed in on pregnancy discrimination, the EEOC might have to rewrite its recent guidance.

Clarifying The $250,000 / $500,000 Tax-Free Home Sale Profit Rule

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