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How to handle the growing wealth gap crisis

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 07:00:04 -0500

When workers don’t participate in the financial victories of the organizations they serve, the debt bubble balloons and the retirement crisis worsens.


How we saved for our $20,000 retirement dream vacation

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 18:18:08 -0500

Shirley and Dan Frye's retirement planning included a line item for adventure


Five steps to cutting your expensive cable TV bill

Thu, 7 Dec 2017 15:21:34 -0500

Tired of paying too much for cable TV? Here's five easy ways to start cutting your bill down to size.


Want to risk your job? Then fake being sick.

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 11:38:16 -0500

Hint: It's a fairly common practice, too.


7 ways to get more out of your Costco membership

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 18:14:36 -0500

Joining the warehouse club can lead to some major savings, but you have to use it to reap those rewards.


Small business: I'll drink to that. Rhonda Abrams on the best wines under $10

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:57:11 -0500

If you’re like me, you’d like to help support a fellow small business owner, choosing a pleasurable wine from a small winery at an affordable price.


These six tips will help you stay safe while online shopping

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 11:25:17 -0500

Shopping online this holiday season? Six tips to help you do it safely.


PS4, Xbox One, or Nintendo Switch? How to pick the right video game console

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 11:25:53 -0500

Not sure which home video game device you want? We help you break down your options.


Net neutrality rules are dead. Will my Internet bills go up?

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 21:50:04 -0500

Internet providers could charge more to some sites for faster access. They risk a backlash.


Your guide to tax brackets in 2018

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 13:00:07 -0500

The IRS still has seven tax brackets (for now), but the income thresholds have increased for 2018.


A Foolish Take: Retailers lowered Black Friday discounts

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 08:00:20 -0500

U.S. retailers offered less generous discounts to shoppers this year.


Uber used spies to steal rivals' trade secrets, ex-Uber security specialist says

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 12:16:50 -0500

A former Uber manager accused the company of dispatching spies to steal its rivals’ secrets, according to a letter unsealed by a federal judge.


How the Fed interest rate hike could affect your wallet

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 15:21:20 -0500

How the Fed's rate hike will affect interest rates for consumers and across the economy


Shocking electric bill? Free changes can help you cut costs, save money

Thu, 7 Dec 2017 15:26:47 -0500

Electric bills are kind of a mystery, but there's plenty of big and small changes families can make that will cut energy consumption and save money.


5 credit card trends to look out for in 2018

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 11:00:01 -0500

Your wallet might get heavier next year with more plastic and, in some cases, metal.


Investors: 5 market milestones that mattered in 2017

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 13:47:03 -0500

From Dow "24K" to Bitcoin mania, 2017 has featured barrier-breaking moments for markets.


Net neutrality: protests at the FCC

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 11:43:01 -0500


That new store card could torpedo your credit score

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 13:00:05 -0500

Credit experts warn that opening a new store card could hurt your credit score.


Beer Man: Sophisticated Vintage 2015 is a true treat

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 10:01:03 -0500

There was fruit, vanilla, oak, caramel and a slight sourness to Rodenbach's Vintage 2015.


Robotic soccer during RoboCup Asia-Pacific 2017

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:58:24 -0500


With tax reform pending, it's time to consider actions now

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 07:00:00 -0500

While the vast majority of changes won't take effect until January, procrastinators might miss out on key tax breaks before then.


These are the 5 worst cities for black Americans

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 19:06:25 -0500

Despite the achievements of the Civil Rights Movement more than five decades ago, there exist substantial inequalities along racial lines in America.


Lamborghini joins the boom in supercar SUVs with Urus

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 15:43:28 -0500

Lamborghini unveiled the once-improbable Urus SUV as it seeks to expand its factory to meet utility vehicle demand.


MSNBC’s Chris Matthews reprimanded over inappropriate comments about woman in 1999

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 13:28:07 -0500

The 'Hardball with Chris Matthews' host was reprimanded for sexual misconduct in 1999 and an employee got separation-related payment, MSNBC says.


Free Press’ Stephen Henderson terminated for misconduct

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 19:52:20 -0500

The Free Press launched an investigation after a minister accused three members of the media, including Henderson, of sexual harassment.


Hunter Harrison, CEO of railroad company CSX, dead at 73

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 11:58:08 -0500

Hunter Harrison, the president CEO of railroad giant CSX, has died at the age of 73, the company announced Saturday.


Bargain hunters cross state lines to shop tax-free

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 15:34:20 -0500

In Delaware, Maryland residents can leave their 6% sales tax behind.


How to throttle down on car costs and save thousands

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 09:27:33 -0500

In 2017, cars cost their owners an average of  $8,469 a year. Here's how to save on fuel, insurance and maintenance.


Sears, J.C. Penney, Kmart, Macy's: These retailers are closing stores in 2017

Fri, 7 Jul 2017 15:30:13 -0400

A look at the top retailers that have announced store closings in 2017.


Net neutrality: Did the FCC just take the Internet back to 2014?

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 11:33:17 -0500

Thursday's FCC vote to overturn the 2015 net neutrality protections returns the Internet to an earlier regulatory regime. But what does that really mean?


How to find hard-to-get, out-of-stock gifts without getting ripped off

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 11:11:11 -0500

Some must-have items are already out of stock across the board, with waits for new arrivals a month or more away.


Beetlemania! Classic VWs displayed in the Philippines

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 09:54:09 -0500


Five Wall Street Milestones To Watch

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 17:52:50 -0500


9 fantastic deals you can get on Amazon right now

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 14:46:17 -0500

Finish your Christmas shopping wihtout getting off your couch or going over your budget with great deals on gift baskets, cookware, tech gadgets, and more.


How to actually keep your new year’s debt resolutions

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 07:00:06 -0500

Paying off debt in the new year is a common resolution. But resolving to do something and actually doing it are two different things.


Breast cancer charities: Where to give — and where to avoid

Tue, 3 Oct 2017 22:05:51 -0400

It's Breast Cancer Awareness Month. But not all do-gooders do the most good. We talk to watchdogs to see which spend your donations wisely.


Cross these 4 items off your year-end Iinvesting checklist

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 10:29:13 -0500

Good news: There’s still time to slash your tax burden, boost your retirement savings and get a head start on investing wisely in 2018 — all before Auld Lang Syne…


What you don't know about Social Security in 2018

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:58:27 -0500

Find out the biggest possible payments, what to expect in your check, and more.


Neighborhoods with the most outrageous Christmas lights in every state

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 09:19:33 -0500

As the holidays draw near, 24/7 Wall St. has compiled a list of the best neighborhoods to see holiday lights in every state.


Discontinued: 15 cars and trucks that automakers are dropping in 2018

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 18:59:35 -0500

Among the unlucky models are minivans, tiny cars and some former big sellers.


4K TV: Should you get one this year? Here's how to decide

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 11:09:36 -0500

TVs are among the most advertised product during the holiday shopping season. Should you get a higher-end 4K TV this time around? We investigate.


Retirement tips: 4 steps to a happier retirement

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 07:00:06 -0500

Watching your health and filling your time with fun are key.


Procter & Gamble may drop USA Gymnastics sponsorship after sex abuse scandal

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 15:15:53 -0500

The move comes in the wake of the sex abuse scandal involving the former team doctor that has rocked the organization.


12 facts the Social Security Administration wants you to know

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 10:54:08 -0400

Social Security probably covers a lot more than you realize.


Chevrolet unveils 2019 Silverado pickup -- and it's all about steel

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 16:00:07 -0500

General Motors puts the emphasis on steel in the new truck, the nation's second biggest-selling vehicle


Review: New Jeep Wrangler lets you tear up trails in comfort

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 10:20:06 -0500

It's a beast off-road yet gentle on passengers


The January Effect: Another too-good-to-be-true bit of investing advice

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 07:18:40 -0500

The January Effect used to be a good way to make money at the end of one year and the beginning of the next. That's no longer so, writes Mark Hulbert.


You don’t have to go broke attending holiday parties

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 11:18:23 -0500

Each party invitation comes with an unwritten expectation to spend money.


How to start taming your budget-busting bills

Thu, 7 Dec 2017 15:19:57 -0500

What can you do to make sure you have enough money each month to not only pay your bills but also save for your future? Start by creating a budget.


P&G agrees to add hedge fund investor Nelson Peltz to board

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 23:17:41 -0500

The activist investor asked P&G shareholders to elect him to advocate for a faster company turnaround.


Car models that are going away in 2018

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 00:55:20 -0500