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Your Fitness Resolution: The $

Submitted by Harold Wong on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 12:00pm

Losing weight and getting in shape probably rank as two of the most popular New Year’s resolutions. Joining a health club is a great idea – and a total waste of money if you don’t actually exercise in the facility. Some clubs are also more interested in reducing your wallet than your waistline.

Retirees’ Sunday Blues

Submitted by Maureen Crimmins on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 3:00pm

Sunday night blues are not exclusive to workers. Retirees have them, too, because of the overwhelming free time during the weekdays. Finding things that keep you active and happy is the key to an enjoyable retirement.

Is Cheap Gas Really Good?

Submitted by Wes Moss on Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - 9:00am

While the stock market made new highs and breathtaking lows over the last few weeks, one sector continued to simply fall, dare I say plummet: oil. Down with it went the price of a gallon of gasoline. Headlines warn that low-priced gas can hurt the economy but the benefit of cheap energy on your wallet remains, for now, clear.

Gen Y, Use Your Money

Submitted by Sophia Bera on Thursday, January 8, 2015 - 3:00pm

Personal finance scares a lot of people. But money can be about joy, doing what you love in your young adulthood and living the life of your dreams. It’s time to see how to use your money to build security and confidence.

Good Use of a Year-End Bonus

Submitted by Mary Beth Storjohann on Friday, January 2, 2015 - 3:00pm

As the economy continues to grow and almost three out of every four executives surveyed say they feel generous, you may find yourself fortunate: You got a year-end bonus for 2014. Shelve for a moment your visions of exotic trips and instead evaluate how to make the most of this extra money.

Money Smarts: How U.S. Rates

Submitted by Jonathan DeYoe on Friday, December 19, 2014 - 9:00am

We all flip between believing that America leads the world at everything to thinking our nation lags behind foreign powerhouses in every way. Regarding financial literacy, we’re solid in the top five – but far from best.

Govt. Shutdown: A How-To

Submitted by David John Marotta and Megan Russell on Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 9:00am

The only way to cut the size of an unwieldy federal budget is a government shutdown. While that may sound inflammatory, only such a drastic move will get the job done. Here is a practical guide on how to do that.