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4 Great New Tools to Manage Your Money

Managing your money isn't easy, and it's generally not much fun. But here are four new tech tools for your computer and smartphone that can relieve the pain. Better yet, they can help you cut debt, access records smoothly and securely, or assist a family member in a financial jam.

Will J.Lo and Marc Anthony Fashions Be a Hit for Kohl's?

The debut of the Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony Collections marks the biggest product launch in Kohl's history, says CEO Kevin Mansell. But star power doesn't always translate into shopper interest and strong sales. Do these recently split singers have what it takes to become fashion leaders?

For Retirement Planning, Words Matter

In matters of life and death, it turns out that semantics matters. When researchers asked people what age they would "live to," compared with what age they would "die by," people's expectations shot up by an average of nine years. Here's why that could have a big impact on annuities.

How to Boost Your Profits With Unusual Index Funds

By now, most small investors know that investing in index funds is frequently superior to owning individual stocks or actively managed mutual funds. It turns out, however, there are several ways to squeeze even better returns out of your capital using unusually constructed index funds.

Billionaire Henry Kravis Gives $100 Million to Columbia Business School

Henry Kravis, billionaire co-founder of private equity outfit KKR, pledged $100 million to Columbia Business School, the largest gift in the institution%u2019s history. Columbia will use the money to help fund the construction of the business school%u2019s new site in New York City%u2019s Manhattanville section, Bloomberg News reported. The business school will name one of its two new buildings for Kravis.

Want to Go to College in New York City? Be Ready to Pay

A lot of high school students dream of going to college in New York City, and who can blame them? The problem is you'll most likely pay dearly for the privilege. And chances are you may take an awfully long time to recoup that investment.

The Decade's Worst New Business Terms

In the past decade, tortured words and phrases in business communication blossomed. The list of jargon is long and lackluster: jump the shark, it is what it is, meta, there's no there there, [blank] is the new [blank], no worries, verticals, the new normal. Here's a run-through of the bottom of the buzzword barrel.