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February 22

Many plan to use this year's tax refund to pay down debt

The percentage of consumers planning to put some of their refund toward paying down debt rose to 35.5%, from 34.9% last year, according to a new survey.

February 16

Americans renouncing citizenship at record levels

Among the names on the 2016 list of those bidding adieu was the U.K.'s foreign secretary, Boris Johnson.

February 16

Many millennials see debt as a dating deal breaker

Thirty-nine percent of millennials would rather disclose a preexisting sexually transmitted disease to a potential partner than reveal their debt.

February 2

Getting married in America is more expensive than ever

Couples spend an average of $78,464 to get married in the most expensive wedding location — and the honeymoon isn't included.

January 26

How to find the cheapest tax prep software that's right for you

Caution to consumers: Free doesn't always mean free.

January 26

Your divorce may trigger hidden 401(k) fees

Getting a record keeper to fill out a legal document needed to divide a retirement account could cost more than $1,200.

January 26

Student loan borrowers may have accrued billions of dollars in avoidable interest charges

Government lawsuits accuse one of the nation's largest student loan servicers of taking shortcuts to minimize its costs.

January 18

How to take the pain out of doing your taxes

Seventy percent of Americans get a refund after filing their income taxes, yet many of us would rather go to the dentist than do the paper work.

January 12

Here are the biggest gripes about the Internal Revenue Service

A report produced annually for Congress includes 20 or more of the most serious problems taxpayers face when dealing with the agency.

January 5

You can avoid your bank's overdraft fees if you know how

By shopping around, consumers can find banks that are less aggressive about collecting overdraft fees.

December 27

Could Trump inspire a U.S. housing boom?

Economist and Nobel laureate Robert Shiller thinks this could be a pivotal moment for the U.S. housing market.

December 22

Why you need to have the money talk with your parents this weekend

While many parents are leery of asking their children for help with their finances, most adult children surveyed said they actually wanted to help.

December 15

What the Fed's rate hike means for your money

Credit cards, home equity lines of credit, adjustable-rate mortgages and personal loans could inch higher after a rise in the federal funds rate.

December 15

How does your debt compare to the average American?

Find out how your credit card balances and total household debt compare to the latest national numbers.

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