Last Build Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 04:49:00 -0500Copyright: Copyright 2017 NPR - For Personal Use Only
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 04:49:00 -0500Many young adults struggle with the transition to adulthood, finding it difficult to do things like manage their money and pay bills on time. This new school in Maine is here to help.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 11:51:00 -0500The doll Cayla looks like an everyday toy and gives no notice that it collects and transmits everything it hears, German regulators say.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 11:17:00 -0500A lobbying battle is being waged over a rule requiring financial advisers to act in their clients' best interest in retirement planning. It pits financial firms against consumer and retiree groups.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 05:49:00 -0500A master's degree, especially from an elite university, can be expensive. But a several universities are trying an experiment online to see if that cost, for some degrees, can come down.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 05:00:00 -0500Even many people eligible for a health savings account who have extra cash to contribute to one don't do it. Therapists say that's partly because nobody wants to admit they will get old or sick.
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 13:36:23 -0500Consumers have grown accustomed to the idea of online retailers collecting information about them, but author Joseph Turow says that now physical stores are doing it too.
Wed, 08 Feb 2017 13:06:00 -0500New data illustrate how deeply entrenched the racial wealth gap is. The reasons traverse the historical and deliberate exclusion of people of color from economic institutions and government programs.
Wed, 08 Feb 2017 10:25:00 -0500People who think the change in administrations may save them from having to pay a fine for not having insurance in 2016 could be in for a rude surprise.
Wed, 08 Feb 2017 04:36:00 -0500Federal regulators have found about 1 in 4 funeral homes don't disclose their general price lists as required by the 1984 rule.
Tue, 07 Feb 2017 16:02:00 -0500An NPR investigation finds the death care industry can often be confusing and unhelpful to consumers who must make high-priced decisions at a time of grief and financial stress.
Thu, 02 Feb 2017 16:34:00 -0500The financial services industry is hopeful that President Trump will move to delay and perhaps overturn an investor protection rule put in place by the Obama administration.
Thu, 02 Feb 2017 13:22:00 -0500Wednesday's House hearing on transportation and infrastructure became a debate over how to pay for Trump's trillion-dollar plan. One GOP lawmaker called the it "the 900-pound gorilla in the room."
Thu, 02 Feb 2017 13:02:00 -0500Republicans hope to expand the use of health savings accounts to encourage consumers to be more judicious in using their coverage. How do the accounts work?
Wed, 01 Feb 2017 07:23:00 -0500The plan would cover nearly 80,000 Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche vehicles that contain what U.S. regulators have called a cheating mechanism.
Tue, 31 Jan 2017 05:00:00 -0500Consumer advocates say that these short-term policies, often in force for six months or less, don't have important safeguards that customers need. But the coverage can be cheaper.