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  • 5 unusual ways to make extra money

    If you're open to putting ads on your car or to being the next NASA test subject, then here are some out-of-the-box ideas for you. For those that are exercising, all exercises would be done laying down in bed.

    U.S.News & World Report
  • Are millennials finally ready to buy their first home?

    Certainly many first-time homebuyers (most of whom are millennials) are in better financial shape than they were a year ago. This group is also more likely to remain single longer – which potentially reduces their purchasing power.

    The Fiscal Times
  • Money Minute: How much should I really be saving?

    We all know we should be saving. But how much? Yahoo Finance's Mandi Woodruff will tell you in this week’s Money Minute.

    Yahoo Finance
  • Yahoo Finance playoffs: The retirement rumble

    As Super Bowl fever spreads, we here at Yahoo Finance wanted to put together our own roster of pro retirement tips to help you score big in 2015.

    Yahoo Finance
  • How much it takes to get into top 1% in every state

    Want to be part of the Top 1%? Move to Arkansas. The bar is much lower there. It only takes $228,298 to get into the upper echelon in Arkansas, according to a report from the left-leaning Economic Policy ...
  • When cutting corners costs you

    When it comes to money, it’s easy to think that you’re making the right decision in the moment. But when you cut corners in the short run, it could end up costing you.

    Yahoo Finance
  • The 10 best checking accounts of 2015

    A checking account isn't just a checking account anymore -- it can do so much more. Aside from paying your bills and funding everyday expenses, a good checking account can help you save money and reach your financial goals. Banks are going above and beyond basic free checking in 2015 by providing…

    U.S.News & World Report
  • 5 ways to save at Starbucks

    For those of you looking to save on your coffee habit, we tested five tried-and-true Starbucks hacks that’ll give you the caffeine fix you need, for less.

    Yahoo Finance
  • U.S. home ownership rate falls to 20-year low

    The national home ownership rate fell last quarter to the lowest level in two decades, the U.S. Census Bureau said Thursday.

    Los Angeles Times38 mins ago
  • 10 Best College Values With the Lowest Graduating Debt

    The cost of a college education continues to rise - and so does the amount that students are borrowing to cover those costs. In 2014-15, the average sticker price (including tuition, fees, and room and board) at a four-year private nonprofit college or university rose 3.6%, to $42,419, according…

    Kiplinger40 mins ago
  • Office puts chips under staff's skin

    Rory Cellan-Jones visits a building where microchipped workers gain entry and use photocopiers by holding up their hands - and trials the tech himself.

    BBC News58 mins ago
  • Bet on Euro-Dollar Parity with These ETFs - ETF News And Commentary

    Investors could tap the opportune moment of falling euro and rising dollar with these ETFs.

    Zacks59 mins ago
  • Tax Savings for Rich People

    Stash cash in a self-employed retirement account, be creative with your generosity and think twice about selling stock for a profit if you're subject to the AMT.

  • Mortgage rates rise, marking 1st weekly gain of 2015, Freddie Mac says

    Fixed mortgage rates this week rose for the first time in 2015, with Freddie Mac’s widely watched survey pegging the 30-year conventional rate at 3.66%, up from 3.63% last week.

    Los Angeles Times
  • A brief overview of U.S. Bank

    We'll provide an overview of U.S. Bank. It's the fifth largest retail bank in the US—by deposits and assets. At the end of September 2014, it held $391 billion in assets.

    Market Realist
  • Mobile group Bharti Airtel to apply for limited banking license

    Bharti Airtel, India's leading telecoms operator by revenue, has announced plans to apply for a limited banking license, in a potential breakthrough for the country's under-developed mobile-banking industry. ...

    Financial Times
  • Up to six million households facing penalty for skipping health insurance

    The U.S. government estimates as many as six million households may have to pay a penalty for not having had health-insurance coverage last year as required under the Affordable Care Act.

    The Wall Street Journal
  • Democratising finance: mobile phones revolutionise access

    Democratising finance: Mobile moneyThe simple technology behind mobile payments is revolutionising access to finance for millions of people in emerging markets. Africa - where less than a quarter of people ...

    Financial Times