Personal finance

Graphic shows results of AP-NORC poll on retirement account borrowing; 2c x 4 inches; 96.3 mm x 101 mm;
May 24, 2017 - 11:59 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Suddenly jobless and with small children to support, Jose Victor Camargo without hesitation cashed out a retirement account he had with his former employer. That was more than a decade ago, and the father of three used the money to pay for rent and stay afloat until he found another...
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FILE - In this March 22, 2017, file photo, then-Labor secretary-designate Alexander Acosta testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Trump administration is allowing to go forward an Obama-era rule that puts stricter requirements on professionals who advise retirement savers on their investments. But it's leaving open the possibility that deep changes to the rule will still be made. Acosta, President Donald Trump's new labor secretary, said Tuesday, May 23, 2017, the department has decided not to delay the rule while it seeks public input on how to change it. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
May 23, 2017 - 7:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is allowing to go forward an Obama-era rule that puts stricter requirements on professionals who advise retirement savers on their investments. But it's leaving open the possibility that deep changes to the rule will still be made. Wall Street and...
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FILE - This April 2017 file photo provided by NerdWallet shows Brianna McGurran, a columnist for personal finance website NerdWallet.com. "Ask Brianna" is a Q&A column for 20-somethings, or anyone else starting out. (NerdWallet via AP, File)
May 16, 2017 - 9:58 am
"Ask Brianna" is a Q&A column from NerdWallet for 20-somethings or anyone else starting out. I'm here to help you manage your money, find a job and pay off student loans — all the real-world stuff no one taught us how to do in college. Send your questions about postgrad life to askbrianna@...
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FILE - This April 2017 file photo provided by NerdWallet shows Liz Weston, a columnist for personal finance website NerdWallet.com. (NerdWallet via AP, File)
May 08, 2017 - 6:23 pm
Some of us hoard cash while paying 18% interest on a credit card balance. Others blow through a tax refund as if it were free money when it's actually a return of our own hard-earned dollars. This brain quirk has a name: mental accounting. We treat money differently depending on where it comes from...
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Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin takes a question in the briefing room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, April 26, 2017, where he discussed President Donald Trump tax proposals. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
April 27, 2017 - 7:45 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump "has no intention" of releasing his tax returns to the public, says Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, asserting Americans have "plenty of information" about the president's financial matters. For decades, presidents have released their tax returns. But Trump...
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House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., left, talks with House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of La. as they arrive for a GOP caucus meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
April 26, 2017 - 7:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The moribund Republican health care bill received a jolt of life Wednesday when the conservative House Freedom Caucus endorsed a revised version of the measure. But a leading GOP moderate criticized the reshaped legislation as a conservative exercise in "blame-shifting and face-...
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FILE - In this Oct. 7, 201 file photo, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray listens to a speaker during a a hearing in Denver. Americans lodged nearly 300,000 complaints last year about their dealings with banks, credit card issuers and other financial services companies, most compiled and made readily available for anyone to see as part of a database administered by the federal government. But that window may soon be closing. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)
April 24, 2017 - 3:14 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican lawmakers want to make private a database of consumer complaints against banks, credit card issuers and other financial services companies. Industry groups criticize the database as potentially misleading and incomplete. They want to change the law allowing the...
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This December 2016 photo provided by NerdWallet shows Brianna McGurran, a columnist for personal finance website NerdWallet.com. "Ask Brianna" is a Q&A column for 20-somethings, or anyone else starting out. (Dylan Entelis/NerdWallet via AP)
April 11, 2017 - 12:47 pm
"Ask Brianna" is a Q&A column from NerdWallet for 20-somethings or anyone else starting out. I'm here to help you manage your money, find a job and pay off student loans — all the real-world stuff no one taught us how to do in college. Send your questions about postgrad life to askbrianna@...
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April 10, 2017 - 6:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — "Fake news" is not limited to presidential politics and conspiracy theories. Investors also have to be on the alert for stock promotions masquerading as unbiased reports online. Federal regulators have brought civil fraud charges against 27 businesses and individuals for deceiving...
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April 06, 2017 - 9:31 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast will start selling cellphone plans in the coming months, using a network it's leasing from Verizon. Many subscribers will save money, especially if they don't use a lot of data. Only Comcast internet customers can sign up. Comcast says its wireless service is aimed at...
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