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Should my teen use a credit or debit card?   Q. My 18-year-old daughter is new to banking and credit. She knows to pay off any credit-card balances each month. However, should she carry a debit card? And what are… Read more

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Are you a victim of age discrimination? Last fall Ohio-based shoe retailer DSW agreed to pay seven former managers and about 100 other employees a total of $900,000 to settle an age discrimination lawsuit. The Equal… Read more

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How do we smartly limit smartphone use when driving? Want to feel less safe when behind the wheel? Let your mind chew on these stats from an AT&T survey released earlier this week on smartphone use while driving: 61… Read more

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Why is customer service so bad? Talk about infuriating. More than half of Americans storm out of a store or without making a purchase or hang up the phone without resolving their problem because of poor customer… Read more

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College debit and prepaid cards need tougher standards It’s high school graduation season, and millions of freshly minted grads will start college in a few months or so. Most of these students will receive… Read more

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Hot cars: A deadly danger that can happen to anyone On average, 37 children die of heat stroke each year after being left in a hot car, according to KidsAndCars.org. While it may be hard to imagine, many deaths have… Read more

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How to keep your health care insurance costs down Co-pays and deductibles can gobble up a lot of cash every year. Even with good insurance, you’re probably paying more for medical bills than you’d like. And… Read more

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Don’t make this costly mortgage-shopping mistake As with anything you buy, scoring the best deal on a mortgage or refinancing involves shopping around. Yet 77 percent of borrowers applied for a loan with a single… Read more

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What makes a car ‘American’? It’s been almost 40 years since the first U.S.-built Volkswagen Rabbit rolled off an assembly line in Westmoreland, Pa., forever changing the definition of “American car.”… Read more

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The best way to stop sunburn Summer may not officially begin for a few weeks, but Memorial Day is the unofficial start of sunburn season. “It’s often the first burst of sun exposure for many people,… Read more

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Is your toilet running up your water bill? With the drought in California stretching into a fourth year, residents may be running out of ways to cut their water use. One perhaps overlooked way—for homeowners… Read more

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Sleep soundly on a mattress made in the USA With foam mattresses that pop out of a box after being delivered to your doorstep, Casper and Tuft & Needle have burst onto the mattress scene. The upstarts boast that… Read more

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Do you have to pay estate and inheritance tax to your state? The chart below lists the estate and inheritance taxes levied by the states that impose them. Bear in mind that state laws on these matters change frequently,… Read more

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5 key developments in the electric car world The 28th Electric Vehicle Symposium—EVS28—was held this year in Goyang, South Korea, where the annual international conference hosted a variety of presentations,… Read more

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Supersized 2016 Honda Pilot delivers more of just about everything Honda traditionally embodies efficiency in design. But the typical consumer doesn’t always appreciate such modesty, tending to always want more…. Read more