American Money

Getting Oscar Ready Without Breaking Your Budget

March 5, 2015

When Jennifer Lawrence tripped up the stairs en route to collecting her Oscar for Silver Linings Playbook, she did so in a voluminous, ballerina-pink Dior Couture gown now reported to be the most expensive Academy Awards dress in the show’s history. Its value? A whopping $ 4 million when you factor in the endless...
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What You Don’t Know Can Cost You

March 3, 2015

When it comes to your financial health, what you don’t know can cost you. Just like the annual physical with your doctor keeps your body’s health on track, knowing your financial vital signs can save you money and help you keep fiscally fit. Match your financial knowledge in the categories below to see where...
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Could You Handle a Financial Emergency?

March 1, 2015

We all need savings we can tap into in the case of an emergency. Photo: via Flickr. According to a recent report by, nearly one-fourth of Americans have more credit card debt than emergency savings, and another 13% don’t have any emergency savings at all. Although those numbers have improved over the...
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26 Unsettling Truths About Social Security

February 28, 2015

Refat/ShutterstockBy Lucy Mueller The Social Security program is turning 80 this year, and though most Americans won’t commemorate this milestone, 57 million will benefit from it for more than $ 1,200 a month. The future of the Social Security program has been much debated, especially this month, as a new Congress looks to approve...
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Why Weight Watchers International, Inc. Stock Plummeted Today

February 28, 2015

What: Shares of Weight Watchers (NYSE: WTW  ) fell as much as 38% today after the company reported fourth-quarter financial results that were worse than the consensus analyst estimate and gave a very bleak outlook for the full year. By 3:30 p.m. the stock was down about 35% from the previous close. So what: Weight...
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