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2015

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  • How, and how much, to help a college grad. Along with a degree comes a decision for many parents. What if your college graduate needs additional financial support? Should you help, and if so, how much is too much?
  • Students and money - In their own words. Each year, we put out a call for college application essays about money, work and social class. This year, we picked seven -- about pizza, parental sacrifice, prep school students, discrimination and deprivation.
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  • Credit bureaus agree to fix errors faster. The nation's three major credit bureaus have reached an agreement with 31 states including Ohio to keep better tabs on companies that frequently err when reporting information about consumers. The three credit bureaus -- Equifax, Experian…
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  • What the Supreme Court 401(k) ruling means for you. The U.S. Supreme Court broadened protections of workers' retirements with an important decision that increased the responsibilities of the overseers of corporate 401(k)s, particularly regarding fees charged by mutual fund companies. The court opened the…
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  • Is organic food worth the higher price?. The market research firm Mintel released a study last week showing that younger consumers — the fickle Gen X and millennial crowds — are decidedly cynical about the high prices charged for organic goods.
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  • Best (and worst) airlines offering reward travel miles. This is something frustrated frequent fliers will find hard to believe.  A new survey of the world's largest airlines finds carriers have increased the percentage of flights with seats available for reward travel. In fact,…
  • 4 ways new overtime rules may affect your paycheck. A soon-to-be unveiled proposal from the Department of Labor is expected to raise that threshold.  One of four changes could occur if your pay falls below the new threshold: 1. You'll start getting overtime: Right…
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  • CFPB begins probe of student loan servicers. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Thursday launched a broad review of the often murky business of student loan servicing, questioning whether the roughly 40 million Americans with student debt are being treated fairly under…
  • How the average worker throws away $1,300 a year. American workers are throwing away $24 billion each year. That’s how much is left on the table annually by employees who don’t save enough in their retirement accounts to take advantage of the full employer…
  • Fight over campus banking. The Obama administration is set to propose new restrictions on campus financial products, sparking another round in the battle with banks and the financial services industry.
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  • Easiest way to boost Social Security checks: patience. The share of people who collect Social Security early at age 62 is declining, according to a report from the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College. About 36 percent of men turning 62 in 2013 claimed…
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  • The Biggest gotchas you should avoid when moving. It’s easy to find horror stories from consumers saying they were quoted $2,000 for a move, then handed a bill for double that after their belongings were loaded onto a moving truck. Many people in…
 

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