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  • You wouldn't believe how much these jobs pay

    We identified a few jobs you can land without a college degree that’ll pay you more than the average American income of around $47,000.

    Yahoo Finance
  • 15 smart questions to ask at the end of every job interview

    It's important to remember that every interview...

    Business Insider
  • The genius of 'Want to grab coffee?'

    In a few weeks, millions of college students will enter the real world with dreams of finding work that's meaningful and challenging—and preferably lucrative enough to live roommate-free in a major city. We told half of the subjects that they would be paid $1 for each correct answer.

    The Atlantic
  • How my husband and I paid off $62,000 in 3 years

    As I packed my bags in preparation for another semester, I overturned a thick stack of paper statements from Sallie Mae, and they spilled across my bedroom floor. Until that point, I had taken out student loans with all the forethought of Scarlett O'Hara — I'll think about that tomorrow.

  • 11 insanely overpaid public employees

    The highest-paid public employee in your state is likely to be a football or basketball coach. While their salaries are often controversial -- Nick Saban, head coach of the University of Alabama’s football ...

    The Fiscal Times
  • Against credit cards

    There is some nuance to the argument for never using a credit card again, but this line, from a New York Times article last fall, is a fair, if reductive, distillation of it: “In certain contexts, people were willing to pay up to twice as much for the same item when paying with a credit card…

    The Atlantic
  • Millennials: Not so cheap, after all

    Several years ago, I wrote a column with Jordan Weissmann, now the senior business and economics correspondent for Slate, about how young people, gutted by the Great Recession, might turn against the culture of suburban homes and cars, the two big-ticket items that have powered the country through…

    The Atlantic
  • $23,660-a-year ‘executives' will see a raise from an Obama rule

    President Barack Obama is preparing to raise the wages of millions of Americans.

  • US Olympic hero Bruce Jenner comes out as transgender

    "I've always been confused about my gender identity since I was this big," he told ABC's celebrity interviewer Diane Sawyer. "Though Jenner's journey is one that is deeply personal, it is also one that will impact and inspire countless people around the world," she added.

  • Comcast, Time Warner Cable scrub $45-billion merger under federal resistance

    Pay-television leader Comcast Corp. withdrew its $45-billion bid for Time Warner Cable Inc. in the face of a long fight with federal regulators, sending the smaller cable firm on its own in a churning ...

    Los Angeles Times
  • Purchase Applications Fall as Mortgage Rates Rise

    D.R. Horton is rolling out a new brand targeted to the first-time homebuyer. Household formation numbers have shot up in the last few months.

    Market Realist
  • Police admit Baltimore man needed urgent medical help

    Police in Baltimore acknowledged Friday that an African-American man who died from injuries apparently sustained in custody should have received immediate medical help when he was arrested. Tensions are simmering in the blue-collar Mid-Atlantic port city of 620,000 after 25-year-old Freddie Gray…

  • Deutsche Bank to cut investing arm and split off Postbank

    Deutsche Bank said on Friday it would cut back its investment bank and split off its Postbank retail business, as it revealed the outlines of a strategy overhaul. Like other global banks, Deutsche has ...

    Financial Times
  • How to Build a Successful Startup and Keep It Afloat

    The business world is in a constant state of flux, and companies today need to be ready to weather unpredictable markets. Here's how.

  • Converting Nondeductible IRA Contributions to a Roth

    Your tax bill on a Roth conversion will depend on the ratio of your nondeductible contributions to the total balance in all of your traditional IRAs.

  • 7 Valuable Things You Can Learn From Your Tax Return

    If you ended up with a bigger tax bill--or smaller refund--than usual this year, check out the capital gains distributions from your mutual funds in any brokerage accounts. If those funds are in a taxable account (versus an individual retirement account or 401(k) plan), you paid taxes on them,…