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Want to Become a Saver? Check These 10 Best Online Resources

If you wish you could become a saver and investor, but you don't know where to begin, the Alliance for Investor Education wants to help: As part of its America Saves Week, the AIE has released its list of the top 10 online resources to help consumers build up their savings.

Don't Lose Retirement Savings to 401(k) Fees

New disclosure rules don't go into effect until next January, but in the meantime you could be paying far too much in savings-sapping fees. The two challenges here are figuring just what your plan's fees are, and are they fair? Here's how to get that info.

Put These 12 Financial Resolutions for 2011 on Your List

After the Great Recession and with volatile stock markets and unemployment keeping Americans jittery, more people are ready to commit to improving their personal financial situation in 2011. Here are a dozen steps that can help put you on the road to fiscal security.

Top Economists See Consumers Rebounding Faster

Forget the gloomy predictions: According to Richard Berner of Morgan Stanley, U.S. consumers are a year ahead of schedule in repairing their household balance sheets, giving them the ability to start spending again soon. And the head of the IMF was explicit Monday: A double dip is unlikely.

Take control of your 401(k)

For many Americans, how we spend our retirement will be determined by how well we planned. After all, Social Security is limping along, "healthy"...

Comics' money-saving tips are no joke

Times are tough, and who better to make light of our economic morass than those shtick-dishing, eternally starving artists -- stand-up comics?...

Reinventing Banks: U.S. Needs Deposit-Only Institutions

What bothers finance expert Peter Cohan about the way the consumer banking system is set up now is this: We put our money in banks because we want a safer place to keep it than under the mattress -- but that isn't what we really get. Here's his idea for a better alternative.

Coupons Come to the Rescue for Main Street

The average value of a coupon for consumer package goods in 2009 was $1.37, according to new report by NCH Marketing Services. And consumers redeemed 23% more coupons last year, for the first time in 17 years. That created $3.5 billion in savings for coupon-clippers.

Athleta sale stuff 20% off

Through Wednesday, Dec. 30, sale stuff is even more on sale at Athleta, the women's athletic gear store that is part of the GAP/Old Navy/Banana...