Quiz: What's Your Money IQ?

MoneyQuiz
Like a lot of people, you’re probably getting a little nervous about the state of your finances these days. So how smart are you, exactly, when it comes to money matters? Find out!

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    The Truth About Car Title Loans

    As editor of the Consumer Action Handbook , I was sickened to hear about car title loans, a form of predatory lending, because they prey on the most vulnerable and desperate consumers. In a title loan, a consumer in need of quick cash, will use their car title as collateral for a short term loan. No job or postdated checks required. ...
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    Consumers Get More Flexibility on Clunkers Program

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Car shoppers running into shortages of certain vehicles at dealerships will still be able to use the Cash for Clunkers program to reserve the car of their choice, the Obama administration said Thursday. The Transportation Department said consumers who want to purchase a new vehicle not available on a dealer lot would still be eligible for the car ...
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    Hitting the Personal Financial Reset Button

    Hitting the Personal Financial Reset Button
    A BW senior correspondent details his quest to repair his retirement portfolio and get his family's finances in order It could have been worse. At the end of February—a year and change since my wife and I had shifted our money to professional wealth management advisers—our equity holdings were down 48% for the 16 months they had managed it. But our ...
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    Beware of Higher Tax Bill Before Dropping 401(k)

    Beware of Higher Tax Bill Before Dropping 401(k)
    DES MOINES (AP) — With economic pressures mounting, you may think reducing your 401(k) contribution is an easy way to add money to your paycheck. But before you do, consider how it will increase your tax bill. Many people have become so focused on the recent losses of 30% or more in their account balances that they've forgotten a primary benefit ...

Managing Employees on a Minimal Budget

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Today's managers are charged with getting the most out of workers no matter what. But the reality is that many managers must coax top performances from their employees while working with a minimal budget that may require salary freezes; cuts in benefits, bonuses or perks; reductions in hours; or even layoffs. If you're faced with a less-than-optimal budget situation, follow these ... Full Story