Personal finance

FILE- This Aug. 17, 2010, file photo shows William H. Gross founder and Managing Director of PIMCO at the Conference on the Future of Housing Finance at the Treasury Department in Washington. Janus Henderson Investors says that "Bond King" William H. Gross is retiring to concentrate on his personal assets and private charitable foundation. The 74-year-old Gross will retire on March 1. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
February 04, 2019 - 2:39 pm
DENVER (AP) — William H. Gross, the famed and colorful bond investor who once controlled the world's largest mutual fund, is closing his professional career of more than 40 years and retiring to focus on managing his personal assets and private charitable foundation. Gross, 74, was nicknamed the "...
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FILE- In this Nov. 9, 2018, file photo shoppers look at televisions at a Walmart Supercenter in Houston. Super Bowl season is an excellent time to purchase a new TV, as long as you have room in your home and budget. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
January 29, 2019 - 10:56 am
Buying a TV can be thrilling, yet daunting. To maximize the exhilaration — while minimizing the uncertainty — experts say to pay attention to at least five things. You may be considering a new TV ahead of the Super Bowl, but these tips work throughout the year, too. 1. SIZE Size alone shouldn't be...
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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)
January 28, 2019 - 7:12 am
If you're getting a divorce , it pays to keep quiet on social media, says New York divorce attorney Jacqueline Newman. Trashing a soon-to-be ex or boasting about your great new life can complicate divorce negotiations. One client's husband, for example, insisted he couldn't afford a proposed...
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FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2019 file photo Cheryl Monroe, right, a Food and Drug Administration employee, and Bertrice Sanders, a Social Security Administration employee, rally to call for an end to the partial government shutdown in Detroit. The government shutdown left an especially painful toll for African-Americans who make up nearly 20 percent of the federal workforce and historically have been on the low end of the government pay scale. The U.S. Office of Personnel Management says African-Americans make up about 18 percent of the federal workforce of approximately 2.1 million employees. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, file)
January 26, 2019 - 1:11 pm
DETROIT (AP) — For Cheryl Monroe and generations of other African-Americans, federal government jobs have long been a path to the middle class and a way to provide a comfortable life for their families. Then the record-long government shutdown hit, making it hard for the U.S. Food and Drug...
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January 25, 2019 - 3:23 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Newly released court documents reveal that Facebook allowed children to ring up huge bills on digital games while the company rejected recommendations on addressing what it dubbed "friendly fraud." The internal Facebook memos and other records were unsealed late Thursday. They...
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FILE- This June 24, 2015, file photo shows the Hulu Apple TV app icon in South Orange, N.J. Hulu's live-TV streaming service will cost $5 more per month, while its traditional video-on-demand service will be $2 cheaper. Hulu with Live TV, a cable-like package with ESPN and a few dozen other channels, will cost $45 a month starting Feb. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Dan Goodman, File)
January 23, 2019 - 2:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Hulu's live-TV streaming service will cost $5 more per month, while its traditional video-on-demand service will be $2 cheaper. Hulu with Live TV, a cable-like package with CNN, ESPN and a few dozen other channels over the internet, will cost $45 a month starting Feb. 26, as Hulu...
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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)
January 23, 2019 - 8:39 am
Tyler Luker of Plano, Texas, is a high school junior who already knows which college he wants to attend (University of Missouri), how much it costs ($43,300 for out-of-state residents) and how much he can expect his single mother to contribute: nothing. "That's protecting my retirement," says...
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FILE- This June 10, 2015, file photo shows a chip credit card in Philadelphia. Before you tackle lofty financial resolutions like paying off debt this year, do yourself a quick favor and freeze your credit reports. It’s free, doesn’t affect your credit score and helps protect your financial future. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
January 22, 2019 - 9:44 am
Before you tackle lofty financial resolutions like paying off debt this year, do yourself a quick favor and freeze your credit reports. It's free, doesn't affect your credit score and helps protect your financial future. Credit reports summarize your payment history with creditors and are...
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January 18, 2019 - 10:43 am
Cheers, friends! It's a new year. Time to set some well-intentioned — but typically doomed — resolutions. Lose 20 pounds. Read 50 books. Save $5,000. Those big resolutions are sexy. They sound impressive when you tell friends. They're also unlikely to last past Groundhog Day. This year, ditch the...
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January 18, 2019 - 10:40 am
Much like Santa, you spent this holiday season delivering gifts to your family members and friends. But now that the flurry of tinsel and wrapping paper has settled, it's time to be your own Santa. Don't worry, no dropping through a chimney required. Just the gift-giving — and, OK, maybe the...
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