If you're still adding to your mountain of debt, you're absorbing messages from somewhere that tells you it's OK to do so.
It seems that America's favorite thing to do is to judge what people spend their food stamps on.
A new survey says many Americans fear that the economy could take a turn for the worse.
Unfortunately, cutting costs in some areas now will make the financial pain worse later. Here's what to do instead.
People who can refinance often prefer a mortgage of less than 30 or even 20 years. It's part of a larger movement to get a grip on consumer debt.
There is one mathematically correct way of paying off what you owe, but it doesn't work well for everybody.
Consumers realize that the penalties for missing a card payment are much more immediate than those for being late on the house note.
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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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Even when they have a plan for their refund check from Uncle Sam, Americans often don't realize how they actually spend the windfall.
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