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Financial planning should change with each decade
Personal finance expert and author Peter Dunn tells Adrienne Mitchell financial planning needs change with each decade starting at age 20.
5 min
Is regifting always wrong?
Regifting can save you money, and Jessica Patel of tells Joan Doniger it won't always put you on Santa's naughty list.
4 min
The ugly Christmas Sweater King
Joey Dunne now owns two pop-up stores that sell ugly Christmas sweaters in Chicago but he'd like to expand.
5 min
College Abacus does financial aid math for free
An online tool calculates and compares the costs of thousands of schools in minutes.
5 min
McDonalds finds less is more
The fast food industry is going back to the basics, paring menu offerings.
4 min
Holiday shopping for bargains? Try a used car says the winter doldrums produce the best prices for used car buyers.
4 min
Retailers are nervous. Is it warranted?
WSL Strategic Retail CEO Wendy Liebmann weighs in on sales this holiday.
6 min
How online holiday shopping is changing retail
Black Friday and Cyber Monday could soon become blurred into a cyber shopping season.
6 min
Reining in your holiday spending
The Money Therapist, Holly Signorelli, offers ways to stay in the black this season.
5 min
Smaller portions a big deal in the soda world
Industry analysts say we've decided to drink what we want but in smaller amounts.
4 min
A new hotel chain with a new hook
Virgin Hotels plans to do away with fees other hotel chains are boosting.
8 min
More are choosing to rent, rather than buy
Starwood Waypoint's Gary Beasley talks about the growing business of renting single-family homes.
5 min
Finding financial planner like looking for love
Bob Stammers of CFA Institute on how to find 'the one.'
5 min
Safe shopping -- online or in person
Securitas Security's Rick Avery on keeping you, your identity and your property safe.
7 min
Barbie's latest realistic rival
With Barbie losing market share to other dolls, is the time right for a more realistic fashion doll?
5 min
Beware the deferred-interest Grinch
Jill Gonzalez of WalletHub tells Adrienne Mitchell holiday shoppers can get Grinched if they don't read the fine print on no-interest deals.
4 min
Who's the most charitable over the holidays?
Now is a popular time to donate to charity. Carrie Swanson of WorldVision tells Adrienne Mitchell who the most generous givers are.
5 min
How your business can generate buzz for free
Jennefer Witter of The Boreland Group tells Adrienne Mitchell how to use social media to promote your small business -- and why many don't.
8 min
Millennials ARE investing in mutual funds
ICI's Sarah Holden shares the group's research on how young adults are investing - and yes, they are investing.
3 min
Younger shoppers want more out of a store
Millennials don't go to stores just to shop. David Ashen of Dash Design tells Adrienne Mitchell they crave "live experiences."
8 min
Automakers make privacy promise
Car makers, through their trade group, pledge that new technologies won't compromise drivers' privacy.
6 min
Auto Alliance makes privacy promise
Carmakers pledge new technologies won't compromise drivers' privacy.
6 min
Underachieving the American Dream
An study finds buying a home is out of the reach of more people in large cities.
5 min
Changing our eating habits
The NPD Group says we're eating out less, but making up those meals with snacks.
4 min
Cartonomy aims to streamline group buying
CEO Jack Lowinger talks about the new social shopping platform.
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