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  • The Fed’s Startling Student Debt Numbers That Every Young Person Should See

    What I’m about to tell you is not my own opinion or even analysis. It’s original data that comes from the United States Federal Reserve and national credit bureaus. Forty million Americans are now in debt because of their university education, and on... Read More >>

    How To Minimize Taxes To Maximize Savings

    Retirement planning is hard enough for most Americans. But when you layer in a convoluted web of U.S. tax laws, the task can seem truly overwhelming. Some complexity is unavoidable. After all, how much you make, when you choose to retire and how much... Read More >>

    Swiss Bank Pays $211M For Aiding Tax Evasion

    A major Swiss bank will pay $211 million in a deal to avoid prosecution on charges it secretly helped American clients evade U.S. taxes, the Department of Justice said Monday. The agreement with BSI SA makes the private bank the first to come clean under a... Read More >>

    Medicare Spent $4.5 Billion On New Hepatitis C Drugs Last Year

    Medicare spent $4.5 billion last year on new, pricey medications that cure the liver disease hepatitis C — more than 15 times what it spent the year before on older treatments for the disease, previously undisclosed federal data shows. The extraordinary... Read More >>

    Obamacare, Five Years In

    The Affordable Care Act was passed in 2010 and we're now in the second year since health insurance exchanges got up and running. So, how's the law doing? That's a complicated question. With the help of senior reporter Charles Ornstein, we've curated a list... Read More >>

    Is Kickstarter Right For Your Business?

    Many entrepreneurs are convinced that the “promised land” of pre-sales and product validation lies just beyond their next Kickstarter login screen. I hear it all the time: “We’ve got an idea for a new business, a provisional patent or app; and we're... Read More >>

    3 Ways To Increase Customer Loyalty

    Customer loyalty is arguably the most important factor in business today. Not only will it bring repeat business, but also translate to more opportunities via word of mouth as well as brand mulligans for those little hiccups that occur every now and again.... Read More >>

    How This Couple Retired In Their 30s To Travel The World

    Jeremy graduated from college on a Friday, started working on cell phone design at Motorola on a Monday and worked 80 hours a week for the next four or five years. What fueled his work ethic was $40,000 in debt — $35,000 from student loans and $5,000 in... Read More >>

    Nine Medical Procedures That Cost Way Too Much

    When Americans think about health care, they don't typically think "affordable." A recent study from the Commonwealth Fund ranked the U.S. as the worst of 11 developed countries in terms of the overall effectiveness of health care. The high figures for health... Read More >>

    For Millions, 401(k) Plans Have Fallen Short

    You need to know this number: $18,433. That's the median amount in a 401(k) savings account, according to a recent report by the Employee Benefit Research Institute. Almost 40 percent of employees have less than $10,000, even as the proportion of... Read More >>

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