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Keeping Up with the Baby Joneses: How Mommy Guilt Makes Us Overspend

Filed under: Personal Finance, Lifestyle, Secret ShopperCatherine Donaldson-Evans has stroller envy brought on, in part, by mommy guilt.

The new mother, who lives on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, pushes her 5-month-old daughter in a stroller that’s we…

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401(k) Road Trip: A Finance Guy Rides to the Rescue Of Retirement

Filed under: Investing, Power of PlanningSometimes the freedom of the open highway, the adrenaline rush of a road trip, can be just the cure for ills of the spirit.

But how about the ills of the pocketbook?

With our hopes for Social Security dwindli…

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Who Are the Nation’s Biggest Suckers? Lottery Players

Filed under: Personal Finance”Winning the lottery represents the most practical way [for me] to accumulate several hundred thousand dollars.”

Seriously? The “most practical”? Crazy as that may sound, a few years back, the Consumer Federation of Ameri…

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The Price of Sports Glory: Absurdly Complicated Taxes

Filed under: People, TaxesStar athletes are expected to put up big numbers on the field or in the arena — and at tax time, as well.

According to certified public accountant Ryan Losi, who spoke with Yahoo! Finance, “Professional sports players get t…

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No Sale: Is Retail Really Giving Up Its Discount Events?

Filed under: JC Penney, Macy’s, Wal-Mart Stores, Retail, Best Buy Nancy Pietschnig is gleeful about the bargains she scored recently at the Macy’s in the Garden State Plaza mall.

The patient-care technician picked up two DKNY tops: a tan hoodie for $7…

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