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Why do so many U.S. schools ignore personal-finance education? Here’s an answer...

In 23 states and D.C., less than 5% of students during the 2018-2019 school year were required to take a stand-alone personal-finance semester.


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You’re fooling yourself if you think you can retire early with kids

You can’t mix FIRE with kids and city living.

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The overlooked data point in the new Census report: Most families don’t have much income

This issue poses an enormous challenge for retirement security

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15 signs that a wonderful retirement lies ahead

It’s about money, but so much more.

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GM can’t afford to give those striking workers what they want

Liberals cry corporate greed, but GM’s cash is going toward the biggest liberal goal of all.

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2 reasons beyond prices that this merger of textbook publishers should worry every college student

If the proposed merger between Cengage and McGraw-Hill Education goes through, just two publishers would dominate the market, both for print and digital textbooks.