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  • Business travelers warming up to car-sharing. Despite the attention being paid to Uber and Lyft, rental car companies are proliferating, seeking to serve a growing market of younger travelers and their ever-changing tastes, experts say.
  • Wisdom to see through those big drops in the market. A newscaster broke into the regularly scheduled program with breaking news: The Dow Jones industrial average was down more than 1,000 points. The network showed frenzied people on the floor of the New York Stock…
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  • Look at the index card with all the financial advice you’ll need. A couple of years ago, University of Chicago social scientist Harold Pollack fit a complete guide to financial planning on this four-inch-by-six-inch piece of cardstock, which we shared with readers. It's comprehensive and easy to understand, if not always…
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  • Working more than 55 hours a week is bad for you. Last week, a study published in the British medical journal the Lancet had an alarming warning for people who work more than 55 hours a week: They appear to have a 33 percent higher risk…
  • Psicología financiera. Algunas conductas con respecto al dinero podrían ser reflejo del estado psicológico de la persona ¿Eres demasiado cuidadosa con tu dinero? O por el contrario, ¿eres generosa a tal punto que te quedas sin él,…
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  • Unclaimed assets pile up; Are you missing money?. States are collectively holding on to $41.7 billion in unclaimed assets, including dormant bank accounts, stock splits, life insurance payouts, gift cards and uncashed payroll checks, according to the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators…
  • Want a seat assignment on Delta? It could cost you. Airliners like Spirit  and Allegiant are known for offering low fares that charge additional fees for some amenities that come standard on other airlines. But Delta has also been getting in on the pricing structure…
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  • How the attempt to fix student loans got bogged down. The Education Department has grown into one of the biggest money lenders in the country. Instead of fulfilling a presidential mission of remaking and simplifying a confusing and corrupt system that enriched financial firms at…
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  • Need help with money? There’s an app for that.. As mobile banking grows, apps are evolving from tools to see balances and deposit checks, to programs that nurture healthy financial habits. The newer apps hitting the market offer to take the work out of saving…
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  • 9 things to know about Social Security. The program was signed into law by FDR 80 years ago Friday. At the time, most people had lost any savings they had during the Great Depression, leaving them with little for retirement.  Now, Social…
 

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