37 Personal Finance Experts to Follow on Twitter

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37 Personal Finance Experts to Follow on Twitter

140 characters doesn't offer a lot of room to impart financial wisdom. But when it comes to money advice on Twitter, these experts, reporters and bloggers use the microblogging site to make their followers more financially savvy. If you want to bru…

4 Things to Teach Your Kids About Retirement

In the United States, we depend on parents to teach their kids about personal finance. Our public education system also isn't eager to sign up for financial education. Only 17 states require students to take a personal finance course as a high scho…

New signs the housing market is approaching normal?

More fresh reads on housing this week as an industry group reported applications for home mortgages rose last week — driven by refinancing demand — and home improvement retailer Lowe's came out with second quarter earnings, lowering its outlook o…

IRS failed to do background checks on contractors

WASHINGTON The IRS failed to do background checks on some private contractors who handled confidential taxpayer information, exposing more than a million taxpayers to an increased risk of fraud and identity theft, a government investigator said Thurs…

8 Excuses for Not Saving Money Debunked

After two decades of personal finance reporting, I’ve heard every excuse in the book for not saving money. That said, none of them really hold up at least over the long term.

Are college aid planners worth the money?

The college financial aid application process can be tough for any family to manage on their own, but is it worth the money to bring in a professional?

Personal Finance: Managing Your Finances During Wedding Season

Attending a wedding and all the celebrations that go along with it is no longer just expensive for the bride and groom but can also make a sizeable dent in the guest’s pockets too. The costs of buying gifts for the wedding, bachelor’s or hen’s parties …

Beware of a New Kind of Business Identity Theft

Cyber criminals are hacking into review sites to post false information about a business or illegitimate reviews. Find out what you should do.

Portable Retina Scanner Could Protect Your Identity on the Go

A portable retina scanner small enough to fit in a purse could one day be used to combat identity theft and strengthen personal security. "Based on our research, this device is unique with respect to its compactness," Uwe Schelinski, a resear…

UniCredit profit up as Italian economy recovers

MILAN Italian bank UniCredit says its second-quarter profit rose 12 percent on higher fees and interest income along with lower provisions for bad loans.