Automatically enrolling workers into a savings plan and then deducting their pre-tax contribution from their paycheck means workers don't see or feel any loss. It sort of tricks our brains into doing the right thing. Annette Elizabeth Allen/NPR hide caption

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Why Is It So Hard To Save? U.K. Shows It Doesn't Have To Be

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The George Washington Of Investing Wants You For The Revolution

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Rick Perry ended his presidential campaign Sept. 11, but there was $13 million left in the bank of a superPAC supporting him. The superPAC says it's given donors their money back. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Demonstrators march in the snow outside the White House during a rally against the Supreme Court's decision five years ago in favor of Citizens United, which allows private citizens and corporations to make unlimited donations for political campaigns. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Inmate With Stock Tips Wants To Be San Quentin's Warren Buffett

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A quick staff-up and a fast-paced money grab are common to both startups and campaigns. Here, staffers work at computers during a tour of President Obama's re-election headquarters in Chicago on May 12, 2010. Frank Polich/Getty Images hide caption

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More than 1 million people in Peru earn less than the equivalent of about $450 each year. Courtesy of Michael Rizzo/CGAP hide caption

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What It Takes To Lift Families Out Of Poverty

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Customers wait to collect money at the Juba Express money transfer company in Mogadishu, Somalia, on Feb. 12. Mohamed Abdiwahab/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Terrorism Fears Complicate Money Transfers For Somali-Americans

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Supporters cheer in Colorado Springs, Colo., as a television broadcast declares that Republicans have taken control of the Senate. Republican candidates, party committees and outside groups spent about $44 million more than Democrats, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. Marc Piscotty/Getty Images hide caption

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The next generation of Australian dollar notes will include tactile features to help people with visual impairments differentiate between them, says the Reserve Bank of Australia. Last year, the agency met with a boy who started a petition asking for the change. Torsten Blackwood/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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While people can often estimate how much they might need for 10 or 15 years of retirement, that calculation becomes more difficult for retirement that could last 20 years or more. Gary Waters/Ikon Images/Getty Images hide caption

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That Nest Egg Needs To Last As Long As You Do. So How Do You Start?

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A money changer sits behind piles of banknotes in Hargeisa in Somaliland, an autonomous, relatively peaceful region in northern Somalia. The self-declared nation of Somaliland, like Somalia itself, lacks a formal banking system, and residents rely on hawaladars to receive money from abroad. Simon Maina/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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As Wire Transfer Options Dwindle, Somali-Americans Fear A Lost Lifeline

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Even some euro bank notes may need a good scrubbing. Like dollar bills, these notes are made from cotton and they harbor an array of bacteria. Thomas Leuthard/The Preiser Project/Flickr hide caption

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Can Robots Manage Your Money Better Than You? Startups Say Yes

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Is Online Gambling Legal If Bitcoins, Not Dollars, Are At Stake?

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