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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.

    DailyWorth
  • 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.

    Bloomberg
  • The kind of hacker your city wants

    Some of today's most sought-after tech workers are quietly changing the face of America.

    USA TODAY57 mins ago
  • Personal Finance Q&A: Caps on 401(k) contributions can vary

    Dear Liz: I understand that anybody with a 401(k) can contribute up to $18,000. Does the amount you can contribute depend on your salary? Say you make $45,000. Therefore I would assume you could put in ...

    Los Angeles Times
  • Can Pimco's quiet point man shine in public?

    Battling poor returns and management turmoil early last year, Pacific Investment Management Co. posted a promotional video on its website to reassure nervous investors.

    Los Angeles Times
  • Cash-out refinancing is making a comeback as home equity rises

    Could it be time to cash out some home equity by refinancing your mortgage? For growing numbers of owners, the answer this year is an emphatic yes, at least according to new data from some major lenders....

    Los Angeles Times
  • Plan on not working past age 65

    One in two Americans who planned on working longer found themselves retiring unexpectedly.

    USA TODAY
  • Music boss tops Britain's rich list

    Warner Music owner Len Blavatnik is Britain's richest man with a £13.17bn fortune, but the Queen has dropped out of the top 300 for the first time, according to the Sunday Times.

    BBC News
  • Americans Low Savings Rate A Bad Sign for Good Economy

    While the overall savings rate ticked up between 2009 and 2012, it has fallen since then. A quarter of middle class households (those earning between $50,000 and $75,000 annually) are saving about 15 percent of their income to fund their retirement or an emergency savings account, the study also…

    The Fiscal Times
  • Russia ponders raising retirement age in budget crunch

    Taking care of pensioners who are his bedrock of support has been a key feature of President Vladimir Putin's rule, but as crisis bites, the Russian government is mooting an idea that has been taboo for 80 years: raising the retirement age. "The retirement age is one of the key issues," the…

    AFP
  • Tennessee gay couple's date with history

    Thom Kostura and Ijpe DeKoe are married in New York, but not in Memphis, where they now live. The couple will appear via their attorney before the Supreme Court to argue that a marriage conducted in one state should be recognized in all states. If they win their battle, it will effectively give…

    AFP
  • Geeks, gamers and Trekkies most likely to pay with Apple Watch, survey says

    Technically Incorrect: A survey asks Americans who they think will most likely pay for items by waving their Apple Watch at a scanner.

    CNET