6 Car Expenses That Are Really Worth the Money

As any driver knows, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the abundance of car-related goods and services, from pricey detailing to third-party warranties to premium fluids. Car owners on a budget must decide when to invest and when to cut corners. Pinching pennies in the wrong places can...
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2 Tools to Eliminate Student Loan Debt

Americans have amassed more than $1.3 trillion of student loan debt. 11 percent of borrowers are already in default. Many more borrowers are delaying homeownership and children to deal with their debt burden. Fortunately, there are an increasing number of options out there for both graduates and parents...
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Feds: Switch Plans, Save on Health Insurance

CHICAGO — “It pays to shop” is the message from the government, two days before the start of the third sign-up season under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. The Department of Health and Human Services released data Friday on next year’s prices in the insurance markets established...
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Week’s Winners and Losers: GoPro Misses, Comcast Races

There were plenty of winners and losers this week, with the world’s leading maker of wearable cameras falling well short of its own guidance and a cable giant making another smart move at its theme parks division. Comcast (CMCSK) — Winner Comcast’s Universal Studios theme park in Florida...
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5 Reasons You’ll Pay YouTube $9.99 a Month

YouTube is building a new paywall, but it doesn’t mean that everyone will have to start shelling out cash to watch kids slipping off skateboards or cats being cats. YouTube Red rolled out on Wednesday, giving those with money to burn on digital media a premium experience on...
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Weak Economic Data Cloud December Rate Hike Possibility

WASHINGTON — U.S. consumer spending in September recorded its smallest gain in eight months as personal income barely rose, suggesting some cooling in domestic demand after recent hefty increases. The Commerce Department data and another report Friday from the Labor Department also showed weak inflationary pressures, which would...
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Why You Should Buy Longevity Insurance

It’s a dirty trick of modern life: escaping disease and accident to live long — only to run out of money before the end. With the withering of old-fashioned pensions combined with longer lifetimes and baby boomers flooding into retirement, the insurance industry is churning out a raft...
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