Personal finance

November 13, 2019 - 10:44 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Google plans offer checking accounts run by Citigroup and a credit union, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal. Big tech companies have been pushing into other arenas such as finance and health care to gain more access to consumer data. The push comes at a time when...
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FILE - This April 30, 2018, photo shows a T-Mobile store in Herald Square in New York. T-Mobile promises a new $15 wireless plan and other initiatives if its $26.5 billion Sprint deal goes through. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
November 07, 2019 - 11:54 am
NEW YORK (AP) — T-Mobile promises a new $15 wireless plan if its $26.5 billion Sprint deal goes through. T-Mobile is also promising free internet to emergency first responders for 10 years and to low-income households with children for five years. The $15 plan is for anyone, but comes with just 2...
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November 07, 2019 - 6:05 am
In late 2017, San Francisco couple Riley Adams and his wife stumbled upon the Halley's comet of airline credit card welcome offers. For a limited time, the card was advertising a companion pass on top of a large sign-up bonus. "We knew we had a lot of spending in one specific area coming up, and we...
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FILE - In this Nov. 22, 2018, file photo people wait in line in front of an adjacent pet store for a Best Buy store to open for an early Black Friday sale on Thanksgiving Day in Overland Park, Kan. Black Friday is Nov. 29, 2019, but it might as well be the whole month of November. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
November 05, 2019 - 7:26 am
My husband and I have a Thanksgiving routine. Before the family arrives or the turkey is carved, we gather in the living room. As Christmas music plays in the background, he turns on his laptop, and I mine. That's when the deal hunt begins. Some people cringe at the thought of shopping on...
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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)
November 04, 2019 - 6:24 am
Here's an illustration of the many ways slow payment systems can inconvenience you and cost you money. Let's say Homer is two days from payday. The family checking account at First Bank of Springfield is on fumes. There's just enough in the account, Homer thinks, to gas up his Plymouth sedan and...
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FILE - In this June 15, 2017, file photo, people walk inside the Oculus, the new transit station at the World Trade Center in New York. For millennials who anxious about financial decisions, there are ways to take charge: start by knowing your attitude toward money, taking actions right for you and getting help. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
October 29, 2019 - 9:47 am
Financial decisions are rarely easy, whether it's buying your first car or home or deciding whether to refinance student loans. The anxiety can be heightened for millennials who witnessed economic turmoil during the Great Recession as they weigh milestone financial choices as adults. "Many (...
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Native Hawaiian heiress Abigail Kawananakoa poses outside a Honolulu courthouse, on Friday, Oct. 25, 2019. A judge says Kawananakoa, 93, doesn't need a guardian to take care of her but he's ordering a hearing to determine whether she needs a conservator to manage her $215 million trust. Her wealth has been tied up in a legal battle since she suffered a stroke in 2017. (AP Photo/Jennifer Sinco Kelleher)
October 25, 2019 - 9:52 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — A 93-year-old heiress doesn't need a guardian to take care of her, but a hearing will be held to determine whether she needs a conservator to oversee her $215 million trust, a judge ruled Friday in an ongoing battle over her wealth. Abigail Kawananakoa's fortune has been tied up in...
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FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2015 file photo the VW sign of Germany's car company Volkswagen is displayed at the building of a company's retailer in, Berlin, Germany. Diesels bought back by Volkswagen during its emissions-cheating scandal are trickling back into the marketplace after being brought up to emissions standards. Bargain hunters may be intrigued by the high fuel economy and refreshed warranties of these fun-to-drive used diesels. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, File)
October 24, 2019 - 9:28 am
As outrage over the Volkswagen emissions-cheating scandal fades, the refurbished diesel vehicles are trickling back into the marketplace, and bargain hunters may want to snap them up. In 2015, Volkswagen was forced to either buy back or fix some 590,000 diesels after it was discovered they had been...
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FILE - In this July 18, 2016, file photo, American Express credit cards are displayed in North Andover, Mass. Launched in 1969, the Green Card gave travelers a sense of importance they didn’t feel carrying travelers’ cheques. For many people, it was their first AmEx card. Over time, however, the Green Card became neglected in favor of its fancier siblings, the Gold and Platinum Cards. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
October 24, 2019 - 6:03 am
NEW YORK (AP) — For 50 years, the American Express "Green Card" has been everywhere its card members wanted to be. Launched in 1969, the Green Card gave travelers a sense of importance they didn't feel carrying travelers' cheques. For many people, it was their first AmEx card. Over time, however,...
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FILE - In this June 15, 2017, file photo, people walk inside the Oculus, the new transit station at the World Trade Center in New York. Financial fears, not wanting to check your credit, confront your debt or even discuss your student loans, can feel especially shameful. But facing those fears can empower you to take action. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
October 22, 2019 - 9:32 am
Fear can consume you. The anxiety of the unknown can drive you to pull the blanket over your head, whether you're worried about a rustling sound outside your bedroom window or that you won't have enough retirement savings. Financial fears — not wanting to check your credit, confront your debt or...
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