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Seven more banks fail, total now 140

The financial crisis has claimed seven more banks, bringing the total number of casualties this year to 140. The FDIC took over all seven of them: Two large banks in California, and smaller ones in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Michigan and Illinois.

How safe is your money?

Ever since the explosion of IndyMac, we've been getting lots of e-mails from our readers, wondering, "just how safe is my money?" As someone who...

I'm not scared of big banks anymore

"Big business" gets a bad rap these days. Want someone to blame for harming the environment, or not paying enough in taxes, or not offering high...

Don't let credit card debt kill you

According to CardTrak.com, the average American household now carries a staggering $6,600 in credit card debt. When you consider that the interest...