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529 College Savings Plans: What You Need to Know

A 529 savings plan may be the most accessible and simplest way to save for college, but it's also one of the most widely misunderstood financial tools among consumers. Let us clear up some of that confusion.

Teen's Facebook Posting Gets Her Mom's House Robbed

An Australian newspaper reports that a 17-year-old was helping her grandma count her savings when she decided to snap a photo of some wads of cash and post it to Facebook. Not long after, a pair of robbers arrived at her family's home.

Do You Really Need a Credit Card?

Business Insider tapped two of their favorite credit experts, Bethy Hardeman of CreditKarma.com and John Ulzheimer of SmartCredit.com, to weigh in on the pros and cons of carrying plastic.

The Shocking Story of What Really Happened Inside Facebook's IPO

First, we learned Facebook's IPO underwriters had cut their estimates for the company in the middle of the IPO roadshow. What we didn't know was why. Now we know. The analysts cut their estimates because a Facebook exec who knew the business was weak told them to.

28 Crazy Facts You Didn't Know About Facebook

For your reading pleasure while you watch the roller coaster ride of Facebook's Friday trading debut, here's a list of facts about the company and CEO Mark Zuckerberg that aren't widely known.