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For workers who drive, no more excuses for shoddy mileage logs

More than 40 million Americans earn money while driving around in their cars, making them eligible for a valuable business mileage deduction from the Internal Revenue Service.

Nov 03, 2014 07:39 AM EST


U.S. services sector growth slows, pending home sales miss forecast

U.S. services sector activity dipped to a six-month low in October, pointing to some moderation in economic growth early in the fourth quarter.

Oct 27, 2014 11:47 AM EDT


U.S. new home sales at six-year high; recovery still fragile

Sales of new U.S. single-family homes rose to a six-year high in September, but a sharp downward revision to August's sales pace indicated the housing recovery remains tentative.

Oct 24, 2014 02:37 PM EDT


The COLA crunch: Why Social Security isn't keeping up with seniors' costs

Social Security’s annual inflation adjustment is one of the program’s most valuable features. But it’s time to adjust the adjustment.

Oct 24, 2014 02:23 PM EDT


What Minecraft is teaching your kids about money

If your kids are chattering non-stop about things like emeralds, pickaxes and creepers, you may have a unique opportunity to turn a video game addiction into a life lesson about money.

Oct 22, 2014 12:05 PM EDT


U.S. student loan debt is not killing homeownership

Is surging student debt really preventing an entire generation from becoming first-time homebuyers?

Oct 21, 2014 12:51 PM EDT


Fund managers say this is selloff they have been waiting for

For the first nine months of this year, U.S. fund managers could be counted on to tout the same line: the stock market was getting so expensive they could do nothing but sit on their hands. Yet the nearly 8 percent decline in the S&P 500 over the last two weeks has some top-performing portfolio managers buying for the first time in months.

Oct 20, 2014 11:40 AM EDT


Beware: Some Medicare Advantage plans have plenty of disadvantages

Seniors have flocked to Medicare Advantage in recent years, attracted by savings on premiums and the convenience of one-stop shopping. But as the annual Medicare enrollment season began this week, a memorandum from federal officials to plan providers surfaced that serves as a big red warning flag.

Oct 16, 2014 12:22 PM EDT


Chicago mayor mum on looming pension issues in budget address

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel proposed a $8.9 billion election-year budget on Wednesday, keeping mum about looming pension challenges that could further damage the third-largest U.S. city's credit ratings and trigger payments associated with its debt.

Oct 16, 2014 12:15 PM EDT


How to avoid expense-report hell

If work hell exists, then Amanda Larrinaga experienced something like it a couple of years ago.

Oct 15, 2014 12:06 PM EDT


Make your own bed at some hotels and get a reward

During your next hotel stay, would you give up clean sheets in exchange for food vouchers or discounted Internet access?

Oct 14, 2014 12:01 PM EDT


Prepaying student loans may mean less money in retirement

Rising student loan debt may be hampering young people's ability to buy homes or even move out of their parents' basements. But that does not mean student loan borrowers always should be in a hurry to pay off this debt.

Oct 13, 2014 12:13 PM EDT


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