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Fall movie guide: All the films you should see in September

September 5: The Longest Week What it is: When a self-absorbed rich man (Jason Bateman) is suddenly cut off from his trust fund, he moves in with his best friend (Bill Crudup) — but their mutual interest in the same woman (Olivia Wilde) threatens to derail their friendship. Show More Summary

Questions about Leftovers, Hobby Hype, Dollar Stores, Convenience, and More!

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Planning for disabled child’s future 2. Investing while in debt 3. Show More Summary

Judge blocks Louisiana abortion law

A federal judge temporarily blocked enforcement of Louisiana's tough new abortion law shortly before it was to take effect on Monday. The law will technically remain on the books for now, but doctors can't be penalized for violating it until a court challenge is resolved. Show More Summary

10 things you need to know today: September 1, 2014

1. Putin spokesman softens statehood push for eastern UkraineRussian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday called on Kiev to begin talks about granting "statehood in southeastern Ukraine." Yet after the blunt remark riled Western observers,...Show More Summary

Learn What It Takes to Be Giuliana Rancic's Assistant and Talent Coordinator at E!

We'd like to present this story from Career Contessa, an online platform guiding career-driven women to success. This Contessa offers us a behind-the-scenes peek into life as an assistant to one of the most lovable celebrities in the...Show More Summary

What Do You Have Left To Prove?

I like conflict because it gives me motivation to try harder. During high school I had the talent to play at an elite level of tennis if I trained more. Unfortunately, I didn’t want to try harder to improve my backhand and volleys. As a result, I only received “First Team All District” honors instead of Read More...

How to Take Maternity Leave Without Breaking the Bank

During my first year of teaching, one of my friends in the English department had a baby halfway through the school year. In chatting with her about how she and her husband (a teacher in another district) planned to pay for parentalShow More Summary

What’s the definition of success?

This post is by staff writer Honey Smith. Just because two people hear the same word or phrase, doesn’t mean that they are conceptualizing the same thing. For example, I live in the desert, so when I say that it’s “cold,” it’s a pretty safe bet that I’m talking about something different than the person [...]

The elusive 'It factor' in presidential politics

Like it or not, this truism is very true: Being president in the modern era requires a certain "It Factor." You don't need star power to make it to the U.S. Senate, or to rise in its leadership. (Looking at you, Senators Reid and McConnell.) You don't need an almost celebrity-like sexiness to succeed in the House. Show More Summary

13 Dumb Little Purchases You Need to Stop Making Today

We all make dumb little purchases here and there — it's what puts the 'merica in America — but this habit can result in a whole bevy of negatives like unnecessary overspending and hazards to your health. Yep, some of them could actually be making you sick. Show More Summary

Newly Single? Here Are 6 Financial Steps Just For You

Steph Wagner over at DailyWorth shares her insight into the financial woes and worries of newly single life and what you can do to make it easier. My general rule for the newly single is to never make irreversible financial decisions...Show More Summary

5 Dates for Savvy Investors to Circle in September

Mark Lennihan/AP Let's go over a few days in September that investors may want to keep an eye on as the market tries to hold on to momentum that helped it score record highs in August. Sept. 4 It could be raining consumer electronics during the first few days of the month. Show More Summary

Seniors Scammed for $1.1 Million in Online Romance Con

Ian Shaw/Alamy Online dating has a dark side. And it proved to be costly to elderly victims who were looking for love on popular dating sites, including and, authorities said. A Maryland man was accused of targeting seniors who decided to cast a wider web in their search for romance. Show More Summary

Wall Street This Week: Building, Furnishing Your Home

Jupiter Images From a consumer electronics retailer looking to get its stock back on track with strong projected growth in its latest quarter to a pair of real estate developers looking to make the most of the buoyant housing market,...Show More Summary

Net Worth Update: $458,924.81 [+$13,000]

Happy Labor Day, friends! Hope y’all are getting into some good stuff today :) I will be too shortly, but first had to run the ol’ net worth numbers of course and see how the month ended. And boy did those markets rally! A $13k gain for us without lifting a finger. Talk about the power of investing! I’ve also got a call set up […]

Is the $5 Bill the New $1 Bill?

From Charles Hugh Smith’s Of Two Minds blog: It’s starting to feel like a $5 bill is the new $1 bill: everything that could be purchased with one or two dollars not that long ago is now $5 or even $10. A few days ago I was enjoying the Butte County Fair in California’s farm […]

Oh, how I wish I could go back and talk some sense into my free-spending teenaged self

Alissa Fleck As a teenager, I looked forward to growing up and leaving home so I could eat all the junk food I wanted. But now that I’ve done that, my perspective has changed. I avoid junk food at all costs. I’ve matured a lot when it comes to money, too. As a kid I dedicated every [...]Show More Summary

How You’ll Be Able to Use Your iPhone 6 as a Wallet

A guide to the mobile payment system Apple is expected to unveil on Sept. 9

Why The Bar for Apple’s Sept. 9 Event Is Incredibly High

Can Apple make innovative new products without Steve Jobs at the helm? This event may answer that question once and for all

Libyan militants throw pool party in abandoned U.S. embassy's residential compound

An Islamist militia says it has "secured" an abandoned diplomatic compound in Libya's capital city of Tripoli. And, as one does when there is no tut-tutting supervision to be seen, the group celebrated with an impromptu pool party. The U.S. Show More Summary

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