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The financial boon of gay marriage

Last month, New York State passed the Marriage Equality Act and became the sixth and largest state to legalize same-sex marriage.

New evidence of Americans’ financial fragility

A new survey shows that not only do many people not have any emergency savings, they don't even have a financial Plan B – no credit, no family to rely on, no belongings to pawn.

The DIY bailout

Major financial institutions got a bailout. You might be wondering: Where's mine?

Why Boomers are stretched too thin

Baby Boomers are feeling the squeeze. They're facing record-high unemployment rates, loss of home values, decrease of retirement investments, and more.