Budgeting 101

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Detroit Retirees Wonder How Bankruptcy Will Affect Benefits

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A traveler collects his bag from a luggage carousel in the Philadelphia International Airport in 2011. Baggage fees have helped financially desperate carriers stay aloft. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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Baggage Fees Turn Five Years Old; Passengers Turn Blase

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Nearly 60 percent of Americans have smartphones, up from just 8 percent five years ago. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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New Smartphone Upgrade Plans Can Be Costly In The Long Run

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The government took over mortgage giants Fannie Mae (seen in 2010) and Freddie Mac in 2008, during the worst of the housing crisis. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Congress Debates Taking A Step Back From The Mortgage Market

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Richard Cordray, director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Ron Sachs/pool/Getty Images hide caption

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'We're Here To Stay' Says Newly Confirmed Consumer Watchdog

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Rising Interest Rates Worry Banking Industry

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This Summer, Straighten Up That 401(k)

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Kids Bring Home The Bacon: What They Need To Know

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Why Summer Is A Good Time To Talk Cash With Kids

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The Supreme Court's decision striking down the Defense of Marriage Act will bring changes to retirement plans, health care and other benefits. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Employers Face Changes After Same-Sex-Marriage Ruling

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Only a few of these passengers will be able to get flights out of San Francisco, depending on how many miles they fly and their "value" to the airline. Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP hide caption

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In The World Of Air Travel, Not All Passengers Created Equal

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