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From CNN and Money magazine, combines business news and in-depth market analysis with practical advice and answers to personal finance questions.

Published: Fri, 10 Jun 2011 17:01:06 EDT

Copyright: © 2011 Cable News Network LP, LLLP.

Wedding planning means wedding savings

Tue, 07 Jun 2011 10:37:05 EDT

Ahh June, the start of summer and wedding season a-palooza. According to, June is the most popular month for weddings, and if you're the bride, groom or attending several this summer, there are a few ways you can keep your wedding budget under control, so you don't face a fall filled with debt.

Summer vacation tips

Wed, 01 Jun 2011 10:33:41 EDT

Feeling burned out? Stressed?

Remodeling your home? Watch out for scams

Mon, 23 May 2011 10:35:11 EDT

For many homeowners, the warmer months is the prime time to remodel a kitchen or bathroom. But beware -- there are some contractors who may offer you a deal that's simply too good to be true.

Fly for less this summer

Tue, 17 May 2011 12:03:47 EDT

If you've not been flying the friendly skies recently, it might have to do with those pesky fees.

Stay cool, save money

Tue, 17 May 2011 12:03:57 EDT

Warmer weather means relief from the high cost of heating your home. Enjoy it while you can.

College grads: Land that first job

Wed, 18 May 2011 12:55:18 EDT

There is some good news for college grads looking for that first job.

Going paperless the right way

Mon, 16 May 2011 12:35:32 EDT

You may have noticed that the appeals to go paperless from banks, credit card issuers, and brokerages have reached fever pitch lately.

Put some punch into your career

Tue, 03 May 2011 09:31:05 EDT

It's probably safe to come out from under your desk now.

Spring clean your finances

Wed, 27 Apr 2011 16:48:01 EDT

1. Sell your old tech

Umbrella insurance?

Fri, 03 Jun 2011 11:17:36 EDT

Q: What is an umbrella insurance policy, and under what circumstances should I have one? -- Matthew M., Smithfield, N.Y.

Why do we always owe taxes?

Wed, 25 May 2011 10:10:17 EDT

Q: My husband and I always seem to owe on our taxes. What can we do? -- J.B., Indianapolis

Do our kids qualify for financial aid?

Thu, 19 May 2011 13:40:30 EDT

Q: Our kids are 10 and 16. We expect to inherit $200,000, which we need for retirement. Can we still get financial aid for college? -- Name withheld

Roth IRA - smart move for retirees

Tue, 03 May 2011 10:09:56 EDT

Q: My husband is retired, and I work part-time. Can we contribute to a Roth IRA for him this year? -- Martha Chamberlain, Lanesville, Ind.

Cut tax cost of giving to your kids

Tue, 03 May 2011 10:11:17 EDT

Q: A variable annuity that I've owned for many years has risen a great deal in value. Can I gift it to my kids? -- Anthony Cupo, Fayetteville, Ind.

Left over money in a health savings account?

Tue, 03 May 2011 10:12:09 EDT

Q: I have a large balance in my health savings account. What's the safest way to invest the money and maximize yield? -- Mark Paine, Cincinnati

Raiding your kid's college account

Mon, 11 Apr 2011 12:15:32 EDT

Q: My wife and I could use the funds in our 5-year-old son's money-losing Ohio state 529 account to pay off my wife's $25,000 Stafford loan. Any reason not to? -- Joseph Kim, Sandusky, Ohio