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  • Retirement catch up: Saving after 50

    It’s never too late to start saving for retirement. Expert Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz shares what you can do to catch up in your fifties.

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  • Why we love retail brands that hate us

    Researchers have studied how interactions with rude salespeople at luxury brands affected the way consumers desired their brand.

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  • $0 Down Home Loan For Veterans- See if you Qualify

    Veterans can qualify for $0 Down with the VA Home Loan Benefit. Competitive rates. No private mortgage insurance required. Prequalify online in 2 mins

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  • Secrets on how to move up in your career

    Stand out and rise to the top of your career with these tips from career coach Caroline Ceniza-Levine.

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  • National mortgage rates for July 10, 2014

    Interest Rate Roundup Mortgages CDs Auto Loans Home Equity Credit Cards Find the best mortgage rates in your area. Mortgages 4.31% (30-year fixed) 0.33 (average points) Mortgage rates edged up this week ...

    Bankrate.com16 mins ago
  • What is this millionaire missing in retirement plan?

    I just read your advice to a 48-year-old with just $6,000 in retirement savings and thought I'd ask your opinion about my situation. We have $1,050,000 in Roth individual retirement accounts, traditional IRAs and 401(k) plans. I plan to take Social Security at age 62 and she will get my spousal…

    Bankrate.com16 mins ago
  • Where will mortgage rates head next week?

    Will rates go up, down or remain unchanged? Intro Up 20% Down 0% Unchanged 80% Panel Prediction Up Down Unchanged 20% 0% 80% This week (July 10-16), 20 percent of the panelists believe mortgage rates will ...

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  • CD rates for July 10, 2014

    Interest Rate Roundup Mortgages CDs Auto Loans Home Equity Credit Cards Compare CD rates nationally and in your area. CDs 0.23% (1-year CD yields) 0.79% (5-year CD yields) Once again, yields on certificates ...

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  • I repaid old debt and IRS thought it was a refund

    Then it was reclassified as a "tax refund." Before the payment was sent back to me, the system did a check and the Bureau of Financial Management Services found another account for non-tax debt, so the payment was offset and sent to this account. I understand that "if you have unpaid debts, such…

    Bankrate.com16 mins ago
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  • Credit card interest rates for July 10, 2014

    Interest Rate Roundup Mortgages CDs Auto Loans Home Equity Credit Cards Find the best credit card offers available. Credit Cards 13.02% (all fixed) 15.61% (all variable) Credit card rates were unchanged ...

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  • Buy annuity or Roth with disability payments?

    I receive disability and I have some money from a workers' compensation award that I want to put toward retirement. I had to use my IRA money to stay afloat and have no retirement. You should consider buying an annuity only after you've exhausted other tax-advantaged ways to save for retirement. …

    Bankrate.com16 mins ago
  • Get debt down with balance transfer?

    I was wondering if working with a credit counseling service to lower your interest rate affects your credit score. While our scores are good (715-730), we overextended ourselves and the interest/finance charges on our credit cards are outrageous (29.99 percent in some cases). First, with a credit…

    Bankrate.com16 mins ago
  • Auto loan rates for July 10, 2014

    Average rates on new and used car loans were unchanged this week after ticking upward slightly last week, according to Bankrate's latest survey. Similarly, the average rates on 36-month and 48-month new car loans stayed the same, at 4.04 percent and 4.06 percent, respectively.

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  • State Prisons Break Away from Soaring Cost Trends

    For many years, states have been dealing with the skyrocketing medical costs of their inmates, especially as prison populations rose in the face of tough sentencing laws. Between 2001 and 2008, prison health care spending rose dramatically as a percentage of overall spending and then peaked in…

    The Fiscal Times46 mins ago
  • 5 off-season trips worth taking

    The off season can offer much more than cost savings and shorter lines. Here are five types of destinations worth traveling to outside peak times.

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  • Romantic Vacation Tours

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  • Skills Shortage Means Many Jobs Go Unfilled

    Growing numbers of small-business owners say unfilled job openings are thwarting their growth at a time of improved confidence in the economy.

    The Wall Street Journal
  • [$$] Study Finds Obesity Decline in New York City Students

    Severe obesity among New York City public school students in kindergarten through eighth grade declined in the five years ended in 2011, according to a new peer-reviewed study being released Thursday.

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  • [$$] A Change for Kids Fundraiser at SoulCycle Bridgehampton

    Louise Phillips Forbes will host a spin-class fundraiser for Change for Kids, which provides support to teachers and underserved schools. Since 2009, she has raised more than $400,000 for the organization....

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  • [$$] Book Review: 'Friendship' by Emily Gould

    The narcissism that online platforms like Twitter and Tumblr enforce has made Brooklyn books especially mystifying to non-belongers.

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  • [$$] More Teachers Raise Hands for Retirement Incentives

    A new labor contract has led to more retirements of New York City teachers this year, according to the United Federation of Teachers.

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  • [$$] Why Piketty's Wealth Data Are Worthless

    Private retirement plans rose to $12.4 trillion in 2012 from $875 billion in 1984. None of it is reported on tax returns.

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