Finance :: Saving

Bull Run Continues for Most Mutual Funds in 2Q

By Stan Choe | Jul 14
Go ahead and open the latest quarterly statements from your mutual funds when they arrive. It'll likely be painless, just like it was a quarter ago. And the quarter before that. And the quarter before that.

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US Consumer Borrowing Rises at Slower Pace in May

By Josh Boak | Jul 10
Consumers increased their borrowing at a slower pace in May compared to the prior month. Overall credit rose by $19.6 billion in May, down from a gain of $26.1 billion in April, said the Federal Reserve.

With Decimal Mistake, Students Become Millionaires

By Kimberly Hefling | Jul 7
Low-income students have inadvertently presented themselves as millionaires on an application for federal financial student aid - making it less likely they will qualify for grants and loans.

Yes You Can: 5 Tips to Beef Up Your Savings

By Alex Veiga | Jul 4
Financial freedom isn’t always about possessing great riches. For some, it can be as simple as getting a bit more breathing room from financial constraints like their rent, car payment and other living expenses.

Student Loan Interest Rates to Increase

By Kimberly Hefling | Jul 2
Interest rates went up Tuesday for students taking out new federal loans. This hike is relatively minimal but could foreshadow more increases to come. The change stems from a high-profile, bipartisan deal brokered last year by Congress.

Tipping Points: When and When Not to Pay Extra

Jul 1
To tip or not to tip? This question has plagued us for years, and finally we have the answer. Nancy Giles gets to the bottom of tipping etiquette and shows us the right amount to tip for just about any occasion.

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Is a College Degree Still Worth It? Study Says Yes

By Joseph Pisani | Jun 26
Those with bachelor’s or associate’s degrees earn more money over their lifetime than those who skip college, even after factoring in the cost of higher education, according to a report released by The Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

Check Out These Scholarships and Grants for LGBT Students

By Nicole Wiesenthal | Jun 22
Life can be difficult for a struggling college student living off Cup Noodle and cereal. With the new school year quickly approaching, students find themselves worrying about their financial situation.

Giving Increases for Some Sectors, Not for Others

By David Crary | Jun 20
Wealthy donors are lavishing money on their favored charities, including universities, hospitals and arts institutions, while giving is flat to social service and church groups more dependent on financially squeezed middle-class donors.

Starbucks barista Linsey Pringle prepares a cup of coffee at a Starbucks Corp. store in Seattle.

Starbucks Clears College Degree Path for Employees

By Candice Choi | Jun 19
Starbucks is giving its baristas a bargain on an online college degree. The company is partnering with Arizona State University to make an undergraduate education available at a steep discount to 135,000 U.S. employees who work at least 20 hours a week.