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Don't Write Off Paper Bank Statements Just Yet

By Spencer Tierney | Mar 2
Electronic bank statements have virtues - saving trees, keeping your desk uncluttered - but they also have a vice: They can be easy to forget.

Volatile Market A Good Time to Brush Up on Financial Terms

By Michelle Chapman | Feb 9
With global stock markets suddenly volatile again, investors might need a refresher on some of the terms being thrown around.

Israeli Firm Takes Venture World with Crowdfunding Approach

By Ilan Ben Zion | Feb 3
Israeli venture capitalist Jonathan Medved launched his OurCrowd funding platform five years ago. Now his firm has burgeoned into a $650 million behemoth.

A Taxpayer-Backed Bank for Pot Money? Maybe in California

By Michael R. Blood | Feb 2
California officials announced Tuesday that they will take a detailed look at the possibility of creating a taxpayer-backed bank to handle what could be billions of dollars in revenue generated by the state's legal marijuana industry.

AP Explains: Why Are Crypto Exchanges Vulnerable to Hacks?

By Youkyung Lee | Jan 30
Blockchain technology can make transactions safe and secure, but crypto-currency exchanges that trade bitcoins and other virtual currencies that are based on this technology have been hacked because they are not working on secure networks, experts say.

Liz Weston: Should We Pay People to Save?

By Liz Weston | Jan 24
Anemic rates may not be a major reason why Americans don't save enough, but there's some evidence that better rewards could induce more people to save.

Medical Credit Cards Can Mean Aches and Pains for Patients

By Matthew Perrone | Jan 13
Consumer advocates warn medical credit cards can saddle patients with unexpected penalties and sky-high interest rates.

NYC Taking Steps to Divest Pension Funds of Fossil Fuels

By Frank Eltman | Jan 12
New York City officials are citing climate change as their motivation to join a growing number of investors ridding themselves of financial interest in fossil fuels.

Auto Interest Rates on the Rise for Those With Poor Credit

By Tom Krisher | Jan 4
Car salesmen call it "the payment walk," when a customer wants a new vehicle but is walked instead to the used lot because they can't qualify for a new-car loan.

A Sweeping Tax Plan Whose Promises Face Widespread Doubts

By Paul Wiseman | Dec 20
The University of Pennsylvania's Penn Wharton Budget Model says it will increase growth by no more than 0.12 percentage point a year from 2018 to 2027- and swell the federal debt by at least $1.9 trillion in that time.

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