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How to make sure more of your college savings go to your kid and less go to Wall Street

The Vox Vacation Index: let economics help plan your summer vacation

There are lots of great reasons to breast-feed. Saving money isn’t one of them.

Why my friends moved to the Midwest in search of financial security

Stop wasting your money on dietary supplements

7 ways to save money while eating more ethically

I just spent $154 on 26 lightbulbs, and you should too

Women's products cost more. Here's how to avoid the "pink tax."

I retired at 30. The best part isn't leisure — it's freedom.

How the housing market and retirement system are tilted against black and Hispanic workers

Should you own foreign stocks?

Here's how to survive bubbles in the stock market and real estate

Ignore this New York Times writer's terrible retirement advice

Stop wasting money on brand-name drugs

Why falling stock prices are good for most people

When it's worth paying for a financial adviser — and when it's not

Economists say houses are a bad investment. Here's why they're wrong.

The NFL's Donté Stallworth on what it's like to manage millions as an athlete

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Powerball drawing: Jackpot hits $1.5 billion

Financial bubbles are much harder to spot than people realize

Americans are planning to buy the most Christmas presents since 2007

It's easy to buy "green power." Making a difference is a little harder.

Split is an Uber competitor with rides starting at $2. Can it last?

How Mike Duncan turned a passion for history into a podcasting career

The government's new College Scorecard helps you pick a college. Here's how to use it.

I bought my house with only 3 percent down. Should you?

I’m a health-care reporter. Here’s how I shop for health insurance.

Buying a cellphone? Here’s how to get the best deal.

I win a lot of free stuff in contests. Here are my secrets.

For the love of God, millennials, you should be saving money

9 charts that show how Americans really spend money

It's time to kill the myth that millennials don't buy things

Should you buy a house or keep renting?

This map shows how house prices have evolved in America's biggest cities

College could cost up to $100,000 per year by 2030. Here’s how to save.

Are solar panels right for you? Google's new mapping tool can help you decide.

Yale spends $480 million a year on private equity fees. That's not as dumb as it sounds.

I used to think pet insurance was a ripoff. Here’s why I changed my mind.

Bitcoin is on the verge of a constitutional crisis

Mattress stores want to rip you off. Here's how to fight back.