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50 million Android devices are still vulnerable to the Heartbleed Bug

Android users may be more susceptible to the Heartbleed Bug than previously thought.
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Five ways to teach your kids the value of a dollar

Financial literacy is one of the most important subjects for a child to learn and carry with them into adulthood, and yet, it is one of the least taught subjects.  More>>

When Facebook is a bank...

Would you trust the 'Bank of Facebook' with your cash? Here's how Facebook's big money project is getting started. More>>

Reduce your taxes for next year

5 ways to lower your 2014 tax bill. More>>

US retail sales up strong 1.1 percent in March

U.S. retail sales in March rose by the largest amount in 18 months, led by strong gains in sales of autos, furniture and a number of other products. More>>

US producer prices rise 0.5 percent in March

The prices companies receive for their goods and services jumped in March led by gains for food, clothing, jewelry and chemicals. More>>

Prom spending drops to $978

Designer gowns, oversized limousines and over the top spending have become the norm in recent years when it comes to senior proms, but a new survey suggests the prom spending bubble has popped. More>>

Toyota, GM recalls push US to near-record pace

Big U.S. recalls by General Motors and Toyota have put the auto industry on a record pace as companies try to avoid bad publicity and punishment from an increasingly aggressive government. More>>

The biggest hiring mistake you can make

Landing top talent is never easy, but there are ways to sweeten the deal. Here's the biggest tool in your arsenal and how to put it to use. More>>

Make the most of your tax refund

6 ways to use Uncle Sam's check. More>>

3 unexpected (and easy) ways to cut travel costs

Most travel managers expect travel costs to rise in 2014, according to a recent survey from AirPlus International. Here's what you can do about it. More>>

US employers add 192K jobs; rate stays at 6.7 pct.

U.S. employers added jobs at a solid pace in March and hired more in January and February than previously thought. Friday's government report sent a reassuring signal that the economy withstood a harsh winter that had slowed growth. More>>

How financial advisors mistreat women (and what women can do about It)

Since the 1950s, women have increasingly assumed the breadwinner role in the household, yet many of them still don't seek out financial advice.
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5 ways to make your resume stand out

You have to be creative if you want to get an interview these days. Here are a few ideas designed to get you a call back from recruiters. More>>

Creative ways to protect your stock portfolio

After posting gains in a portfolio, the last thing you want to do is give them back. Protecting your stock portfolio is an extremely important part of portfolio management.
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Obama's retirement cap could hit middle class

Obama indicated he will include in his 2015 budget proposal in March plans to limit how much Americans can put in tax-deferred retirement plans including their company-administered 401(k)s and Individual Retirement Accounts. The limits come at a time when firms such as Fidelity say Americans are already underfunded when it comes to retirement. More>>

Signs you need a money manager now

Do you know if you will have enough money in retirement? And is your current portfolio performing up to expectations? These are two important questions to ask yourself, and if you don't know right now, you may want to consider an outside money manager this year. More>>

So, you got a ticket. How will that affect your insurance rate?

How will a moving violation affect your car insurance rates? That depends entirely on what you've been ticketed for. More>>

How to get the most money back on your tax return

One of the primary concerns on taxpayers' minds during the tax season is how to get the most money back or pay the least amount of income tax when they file their tax returns.
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Tax software vs. an accountant: Which is right for you?

With every important job comes the question of whether or not individuals should do it themselves or hire a professional.
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Tax-smart ways to help your kids/grandkids pay for college

Many people say that a home is the largest single investment you'll ever make, but consider this: The national median existing-home price was $199,500 in October of this year. That's less than the estimated $210,388 it will cost to send your two-year-old to an in-state, public college for four years.
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6 worst financial mistakes and why you made them

Your financial situation is a combination of every financial decision you've made up to this point. If you're like most, you have had very little or no coaching, so you're just learning as you go.
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A study on the wealth effect and the economy

The "wealth effect" refers to the premise that consumers tend to spend more when there is a bull market in widely-held assets like real estate or stocks, because rising asset prices make them feel wealthy. More>>

10 steps to tax preparation

There is still plenty of time left until the April 15 income tax filing deadline. But why wait until the last minute to get your affairs in order?
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Smartphone kill-switch tech could save consumers $2.5bn a year

Americans spend an estimated $500 million on replacing stolen handsets, and four times that on insurance when they purchase a new phone. More>>

The 7 best income tax apps for the iPad

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The big deadline to file your income taxes with the IRS is Tuesday, April 15. And if you’re like me, you still haven’t gotten them done yet. We all have our bad years, but there are a number of apps that can help you out.
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NEW: Applications for US jobless aid dip to 4-month low

The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell 10,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 311,000, the lowest since late November and a hopeful sign hiring could pick up. More>>

Happiness can boost employee productivity by 10 percent

So says new research that determined increasing happiness boosted productivity. More>>

When your tax guy talks basketball, start listening

Here's why your tax accountant would rather talk more about hoops this year. More>>

US average gas price rises 5 cents per gallon

The average cost of a gallon of regular gasoline in the U.S. rose 5 cents, to $3.56, during the past two weeks. More>>

Analysts debate iPhone sales, but they’re stagnant either way

When you think of iPhone, the first thing you might think of it how many have been sold. While we think sales of the iPhone have peaked, there’s no arguing the success the iPhone has had.
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How much will March Madness cost your boss?

How much will March Madness cost the boss? More>>

Secrets of debt collection agencies

It can be unsettling when a debt collector tracks you down and inquires about repayment. But owing money to a creditor does not place you completely at its mercy. More>>

Obama overtime plan already stirring controversy

President Barack Obama's move to make more workers eligible for time-and-a-half overtime pay is being hailed by Democrats who see it as a potent midterm election issue and condemned by Republicans and business leaders as presidential overreach More>>

Is Walmart's WAVE concept truck the fuel-efficient future of semis?

With its aerodynamic cab, the WAVE certainly doesn't look like any other large truck currently on U.S. roads. More>>

A look at the US job market

In advance of the February jobs report being released Friday, the U.S. economy has been skating on an icy patch. More>>

Tax Tip: The child tax credit may cut your tax

If you have a child under age 17, the Child Tax Credit may save you money at tax time. Here are some key facts the IRS wants you to know about the credit. More>>

Form W-2 missing? IRS can help

Most employers give Forms W-2 to their workers by Jan. 31. If you haven't received yours by mid-February, here's what you should do. More>>

Save money with social media

Find discounts and deals on Facebook and more. More>>

Report name change before you file taxes

Did you change or a dependent change names last year? If the answer to either question is yes, be sure to notify the Social Security Administration before you file your tax return with the IRS. More>>

5 simple steps to creating a budget

A budget plays a vital role in helping manage your money, getting out of debt and staying that way. It is also a must for ensuring your long-term financial future. More>>

Oil price above $100 on US heating fuel demand

The price of oil extended gains above $100 a barrel Monday as the cold weather in the United States increased demand for heating fuels and solid Chinese credit numbers eased concerns over the world's number 2 economy. More>>

Buy American: Ten 2014 vehicles that wave the Stars and Stripes

Deciding to buy an American vehicle can sound like a pretty straightforward mission. But as most shoppers focused on that will find out, it's not nearly as clear-cut as it sounds. More>>

Will you rent options, upgrades on your next car?

Instead of having to buy a particular trim package to get the one creature-comfort you want, you might be able to purchase it a la carte. More>>

Like to leave your car running on cold mornings? You could be in for a nasty surprise

It's a chilly morning across much of America, and if you're one of the millions planning to hit the road, you may be tempted to zip outside, crank the engine, and let your car warm up. More>>

Cars in America are still over 11 years old -- and getting older

The economy isn't the only thing keeping consumers from buying cars. More>>

Tax Tip: Top 10 tips about free tax preparation

Each year millions of people have their tax returns prepared for free by volunteers. These volunteers are part of the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and Tax Counseling for the Elderly programs. More>>

Which public, private colleges offer the best value?

Don't let the "sticker price" of a college education fool you. The best values in public and private higher education, according to the Princeton Review, are the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Williams College, respectively. More>>

Popular apps help consumers manage finances

We live in a world of constant convenience and when it comes to managing your finances, there's an app for that. Meghan Wilker, the Chief Operating Officer for all things app at Clockwork Media Systems in Minneapolis, is talking about the app Mint. More>>

5 steps to protect your credit

Recent data breaches remind consumers to secure financial information. More>>

Why women make better money managers

Men's perception of greater power in the workplace is why women outpace them when it comes to investment returns, researchers say. More>>

Get ready for tax season

April 15 might seem a long way off, but tax time has a way of sneaking up on people. Do not wait until the last minute to get your financial documents in order. More>>

Smart money moves to kick off the New Year

2014 can be your year to make smarter financial decisions that bolster your bottom line. More>>

Shutdown delays tax filing season by 10 days

Taxpayers eager to get refunds will have to wait an extra 10 days to file their federal tax returns. More>>

Deep freeze puts $5 billion chill on economy

The record cold spell that has half the country in the deep freeze could cost the U.S. economy up to $5 billion. More>>

Make 2014 the year to save money

Whether you are recovering from a holiday spending hangover or simply resolving to do better fiscally in the future, the clean slate of a new year is a perfect time to reassess your finances. More>>

Housing market could face new bubble, home price expert warns

The housing market could be in the early stages of yet another bubble, warned Robert Shiller, co-founder of the closely watched Case-Shiller index on home prices. More>>

5 lessons learned from Target security breach

The theft of 40 million credit and debit card records from Target wasn't the biggest or most damaging data breach ever, but coming right before Christmas, it sure did get our attention – and maybe that's good. More>>

Was it a merry Christmas for retailers?

The jury is still out, and many factors marred the holiday season for retailers, but one widely-watched survey released Thursday shows that the nation's merchants may have fared better than the 2012 holiday shopping season. More>>

Get the biggest bang for your donation bucks

This month is your last chance to make charitable donations for 2013. So in between the holiday parties and cookie swaps, consider pulling out your checkbook one more time for your favorite cause. More>>

Durable goods orders jump 3.5%

Businesses stepped up their orders for long-lasting manufactured goods in November. And a key category that signals business investment plans climbed at the fastest pace in 10 months. More>>

Heartbleed Web bug might expose vast amounts of private data

A serious vulnerability in the OpenSSL Internet encryption protocol known as the Heartbleed bug has potentially left the information of most Internet users vulnerable to hackers.
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Optimism over US economy shores up markets

World stocks traded higher on Monday despite concerns over a cash crunch in China as investor sentiment remained buoyed by growing optimism over the U.S. economy. More>>

Gift return policies now tighter

It's almost here: the after-Christmas rush to return unwanted presents. But some retailers have tightened up their policies and made it tougher to return that unwanted gift. More>>

Fed to cut back on economic stimulus in Jan.

he U.S. economy is healthy enough to begin weaning it off the steady flow of stimulus the Federal Reserve has been supplying since the Great Recession, the central bank said Wednesday. More>>

4 bad money habits to break in 2014

Make 2014 your fiscally fittest year yet by kicking these bad money habits. More>>

The feared Fed 'taper' may not be so painful

For all the hand-wringing on Wall Street about the Federal Reserve's possible winding down of a four-year effort to pump up the economy, you'd think the central bank was considering a ban on helicopter flights to the Hamptons. More>>

Santa is coming, so is the tax man

Ready for year-end tax planning? In between holiday parties and last-minute shopping, it's worth making sure that you are minimizing your 2013 tax bill. More>>

And the best company to work for in 2014 is...

American consulting firm Bain & Company has been ranked as the best place to work in 2014, according to an annual survey of employee satisfaction, knocking Facebook off the top spot. More>>

Make the most of charitable giving and tax breaks

Giving now can save money later on taxes.
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