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.
Those Las Vegas pawnshop guys have some wisdom to impart.
Taxpayers and Social Security recipients have avoided pain -- for now -- but government employees and contractors will suffer.
Just like the government, consumers have depended too much on borrowing and debt. Here's how to balance your personal budget.
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There's a lot of blame to go around, but many MSN Money readers say the president deserves most of it.
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As the market wades through what many people hope is a sixth bull year, some have grown nervous about how long the run can go.
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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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In a tax case, a US judge ruled that the agency's published guidelines don't hold up in court.
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