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A better deal for kids in the budget? Democrats and republicans Say ‘yes’

June Jimenez of Silver Spring, Md. was pregnant when she was laid off from her job at a public affairs firm last year. She tried unsuccessfully for months to find a job and worried about losing her home.

Your will: The overlooked bucket-list item

Of the trendy terms to come around in the past decade, “bucket list” remains among the most useful, says retirement planning expert Jeff Gorton.

Mayor promotes city initiatives to assist unemployed as federal benefits expire

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced that job seeker resources continue to be available for unemployed city residents in light of the recent expiration of the federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) program. Approximately 25,000 Maryland residents will be affected— including 5,000 Baltimore ...

Financial tips for the New Year

The New Year offers a fresh start, when many of us feel energized, optimistic and open to change. When you set your New Year's resolutions, consider financial goals too.

Tips for managing your year-end taxes

The close of every year seems to bring its own uncertainty from a tax-planning perspective. Last year featured the expiration of certain temporary tax provisions and the commencement of automatic federal government spending cuts.

Tips for credit card users to protect against theft

On December 20, 2013, Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler offered tips and advice to Maryland consumers about the many ways they can protect themselves, especially if they believe their credit or debit cards were used to purchase items at Target ...

Sign-ups surge ahead of Obamacare deadline

Eager to get health insurance starting Jan. 1, Americans flocked to state and federal Obamacare exchanges Monday to sign up for policies.

Target offers 10% discount after credit card hack

A day after Target announced that forty million of its customers had their credit and debit card data breached, the retailer announced a 10% discount for all shoppers at its stores this Saturday and Sunday.

U.S. Senators sponsor Student Loan Bill of Rights

In the aftermath of a recent report that found the lack of student loan servicing standards and information on monies owed, two United States senators will work as a team to create a Student Loan Borrower Bill of Rights.

You won the big one, now what?

Somebody might wake up Wednesday a whole lot richer.

Foreclosure workshop pairs homeowners with lenders, counselors

At Mount Pleasant Church and Ministries in northeast Baltimore, Department of Housing and Community Development’s (DHCD) Kelly L. Vaughn urged homeowners facing foreclosure to look around the crowded assembly hall at the people sitting near them.

Five golden rules for holiday spending

If you bought the gifts in the holiday classic, “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” it would cost a record $27,393, according to the 30th annual PNC Christmas Price Index.

December is Write a Business Plan Month

December is National Write a Business Plan Month— so designated to encourage unhappy employees to become their own satisfied bosses.

2 million Facebook, Gmail and Twitter passwords stolen in massive hack

Hackers have stolen usernames and passwords for nearly two million accounts at Facebook, Google, Twitter, Yahoo and others, according to a report released this week.

Fresh fast food strikes planned for Thursday

Fast food protests aren't going away.