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  • Financial literacy means financial security

    A theme I have discussed in past columns is the need for improved financial literacy. Those who lack a sound understanding of personal finance principles will likely fail to make the right decisions about saving, investing, minimizing expenses, securing...
  • Consider gifts that teach your kids about money

    If your children already have a shelf full of dolls, a bin brimming with Legos and a large library of video games, then it's time to park the shopping cart and consider an alternative -- gifts that will teach your kids about money. In the eyes of a 12-...
  • Kids and money: A bank for kids only

    Rich Martinez clearly loves his kids -- all 15,800 of them. That's the number of accounts -- from diaper-clad toddlers to college students -- at Young Americans Bank in Denver. As chief executive of the nation's only FDIC-insured bank for youths age...
  • FDIC sets out to educate teens

    Credit cards, interest rates, the magic of compounding: Learning to manage money can be complex and confusing for any teenager. That's why the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. has decided to help in a straightforward, simple way with a new money guide...
  • Beware of the 'grandparent scam'

    It starts with a late-night call and ends with an urgent plea for thousands of dollars in cash. It's called the grandparent scam. The bait? Your kids. Con artists have been playing this game for several years, but it appears to have recently resurfaced....
  • Too big to save

    Occasionally there is an opinion piece in the papers so clear in its analysis of a problem, so convincing in its argumentation, and so authoritative in its judgment that, on finishing it, a reader is tempted to just stand up and cheer. That's what I felt...
  • High-cost borrowing is a new American norm, research finds

    High-cost borrowing is a new American norm, research finds
    High-cost borrowing through payday loans, pawn shops, auto title loans and others is no longer on the margins of U.S. consumer behavior — about 1 in 4 Americans have tapped this kind of financing, new research shows. A new study by the National...
  • Alan Simpson and Mr. Burns from 'The Simpsons' talk fiscal cliff

    Alan Simpson and Mr. Burns from 'The Simpsons' talk fiscal cliff
    The "fiscal cliff" is looming. Talks are basically at a standstill. Fingers are being pointed. Here to weigh in: two sets of Simpsons. One, the animated Fox TV show “The Simpsons,” gets its resident moneybags, Mr. Burns, to explain the...
  • Tougher capital rules proposed for 8 largest U.S. banks

    Tougher capital rules proposed for 8 largest U.S. banks
    WASHINGTON — The nation's eight largest banks would have to meet tougher financial ratios than required under international standards as part of proposed rules designed to protect taxpayers from another financial crisis. Under the plan, Bank of...
  • Banks post record $40.3-billion profit in first quarter, FDIC says

    Banks post record $40.3-billion profit in first quarter, FDIC says
    WASHINGTON -- U.S. banks posted a record $40.3-billion profit in the first three months of the year as the industry continued to recover from the financial crisis, though record low interest rates pose an obstacle to growth, the Federal Deposit...
  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren starts campaign to force banks to be boring

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren starts campaign to force banks to be boring
    WASHINGTON -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren has launched a campaign to make banks boring again as she pushes legislation to enact stricter regulations forcing deposit-taking financial institutions out of the investment business. The Massachusetts Democrat wants...
  • Disadvantages and options for job hunters without college degrees

    Navigating the job market without a college degree is harder than ever, but there are still plenty of solid jobs to be had, according to a new report. Some 29 million jobs with annual salariesĀ of more thanĀ $35,000 exist for those who haven’t...