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NEW YORK -- A sinking stock market is a bad thing. But sinking airline, hotel, and resort prices? A pretty good thing.The perfect way to ease the gloomy mood this spring is to create something for your family to look forward to. The recession is taking a big slice out ...

NEW YORK -- If you're like a lot of folks, you may have recently received a "Dear Valued Customer" letter in the mail from your credit card company. No, you aren't being fired, but it might feel like it. If you have an affiliate card issued through one of ...

NEW YORK -- My older brother called me last week and told me his home equity line of credit had been cut off. Just like that. He was looking to his sis for some advice.Home equity lines of credit were everyone's best friend just a few years ago. Want ...

NEW YORK -- You flinch when you get hit with an unexpected bill, don't you? Especially when it's pushed even higher by penalties, and -- even worse! -- what if it's for something you didn't even do?After switching cell phones recently, I was hit with a whopping $243 ...

NEW YORK -- Now is the perfect time to talk with your spouse or significant other about finances. Waiting much longer could be too little, too late.Still, talking about money with family is often awkward -- no one really likes to bring it up. I recently wrote about having money conversations ...

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