Will Social Security Completely Vanish Before You Retire?

Planning for retirement includes assuming that Social Security might not be able to cover all of your expenses. — but you should know that the benefit program probably won’t disappear either.

Spring Into Bargains — Two Dozen Easter Sales

Whether you observe any of the spring holidays, there’s plenty going on in stores if you like to save money. Here are two dozen Easter sales.

Federal Reserve Raised Interest Rates to Highest Level in a Decade

The Federal Reserve raised interest rates for the sixth time since late 2015, and bringing them to the highest level in a decade.

You Might Spend $40 on St. Patrick’s Day This Year

You probably won’t find a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow on St. Patrick’s Day, but it’s still a lot easier on the pocketbook than most other holidays.

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How Much Does $1 Million Weigh?

In the movies, people trying to keep the authorities from noticing $1 million will put it into a suitcase, all of it in paper bills of the same denomination — yet the characters always make it look like it weighs a lot less than it actually does.

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Making Sense of Your Investing Options

Here’s an excerpt from the latest edition of Investing in Your 20s and 30s for Dummies, by Eric Tyson, the author of 18 different personal finance books.

Seven Killer Apps for Your Finances, According to Eric Tyson

If you’re looking to make your financial life a bit easier and more convenient, it can help to have information on hand at the click of a smartphone. Here are seven killer apps for your finances, recommended by Eric Tyson, author of Personal Finance in Your 20s & 30s For Dummies and 17 other books published by Wiley.

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Forgiving Student Loan Defaults Might Strengthen the Economy

Student loan defaults could crescendo into the next economic meltdown — but would forgive them really solve the problem?

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2018 Winter Olympics Athletes’ Net Worth

A half dozen athletes competing in the 2018 winter Olympics already have wealth from endorsements they signed following previous games. The richest and most famous of them all is the snowboarder known as The Flying Tomato. Shaun White’s net worth is $40 million.

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Cancer in Coffee? Not if the Beans Are Unroasted

Good news for the java set: You can drink your coffee and not get cancer too. Unless you drink a ridiculous amount of it, in which case you should cut back a bit. 

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