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2017 Social Security Increase

The average recipient of Social Security will receive a slight increase in benefits in 2017. Trustees who oversee the program said that they expect the cost-of-living-adjustment increase to be 0.2% next year.

How to Deduct Job-Search Expenses

If you are looking for a job, there are times when you can claim federal income tax deductions for job hunting expenses and when you can’t.

Appliance Warranties

Buying an extended warranty that covers five years generally adds 10 to 20 percent to the cost of the item. But the vast majority of major home appliances don’t break, according to Consumer Reports.

John Oliver’s Basic Retirement Advice

The problem, as Oliver found when he set up a 401(k) plan for the show’s employees, is that the whole retirement industry is “a potential minefield.” Here’s what he really wants you to know about saving for retirement.

Telephone Scams Warning

Schaumburg police are warning community residents of various kinds of telephone scams that have been reported to them recently.

How To Eliminate Credit Card Debt

Getting out of debt requires a plan, but personal finance experts offer conflicting advice on the best way to eliminate credit card debt.

Last-Minute Travel

In recent years, last-minute travel apps have become a thing.  Here are seven apps that will help you satisfy your spontaneous wanderlust.

Save on Child Care

Paying someone to watch your kids can add up. Here’s how to keep more money in your pocket.

What to Do If Your Car is Burglarized

Car break-ins can be stressful and expensive. Here’s what to do it if happens to you.

How Your Income Compares With Others Your Age

Whether you currently earn a lot or a little, there are many ways you can boost your income way above the average for your age group.