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$58,000: The Price of Economic Security for an American Family orphanjones/Flickr

$58,000: The Price of Economic Security for an American Family

If you're a household with two young children, meeting basic needs requires a salary three times the federal poverty line and nearly four times the federal minimum wage of $7.25.

5 Tips for Getting the Most from Your 401(k) Alan Cleaver/Flickr

5 Tips for Getting the Most from Your 401(k)

Securing a pleasant retirement isn't just about how much money you put away, but how well you executed your savings plan

A New Plan for Homeowners That Protects Taxpayers, Too WikimediaCommons

A New Plan for Homeowners That Protects Taxpayers, Too

Tax-free down payment savings accounts could be the answer to sustaining high rates of home ownership at a good price for taxpayers

High Stakes and Hijinks in Washington's Government Shutdown Debate WikimediaCommons

High Stakes and Hijinks in Washington's Government Shutdown Debate

I'd like to think the lights turning off and on in Washington could represent a more fundamental reset.

Infographic: How China Manipulates Its Currency WikimediaCommons

Infographic: How China Manipulates Its Currency

An infographic explains China's famous currency manipulation in five easy steps

Man vs. Machine on Wall Street: How Computers Beat the Market WikimediaCommons

Man vs. Machine on Wall Street: How Computers Beat the Market

Has Cliff Asness designed a computer model that can beat the market, in good times and bad?

Is It Inflation, or Are Relative Prices Increasing? Craig Murphy/flickr

Is It Inflation, or Are Relative Prices Increasing?

Why the Fed shouldn't pay attention to recent spikes in food and energy prices

What $1 Looks Like in 15 Other Currencies—Real and Virtual WikimediaCommons/Atlantic

What $1 Looks Like in 15 Other Currencies—Real and Virtual

What "one dollar's worth" looks like in Indian Rupees, Kazakhstani Tenge, World of Warcraft gold, and a dozen more national and virtual currencies.

Will American Express's New E-Wallet Product Succeed? Andres Rueda/flickr

Will American Express's New E-Wallet Product Succeed?

The offering represents an expanded strategy for the card company

Kill the Penny? Sure, But Kill the Dollar Bill, First!

The case against the penny is old and obvious. The cost of making a penny is 25% higher than face value. Vending machines won't even accept them. And…

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