For some people who were struggling financially, help came unexpectedly and mysteriously.
It's hard to make a plan until you know exactly where you stand. So, before you try to come up with a strategy, there's a crucial step you should take.
Hint: It's not the mortgage, credit cards, or cable.
A survey suggests that many Americans plan to use cash and debit cards for holiday purchases this year more than they did last.
If a borrower dies with a balance on his or her student loan, it's important for survivors to know how to proceed. In many -- but not all -- cases, the loan will be forgiven.
Key financial tasks -- one every 3 months -- can help keep your finances on track. Here's what to do and when to do it.
Would your cash flow would be better if bills arrived on a different schedule? You have the power to change the due dates.
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Breaking up big banks is an untested solution to the too big to fail problem that attempts to isolate and dismantle large, troubled institutions while protecting the rest of the economy.
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