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Pentagon Wants Tighter Soldier Loan Protections

SAVING | By Jim Kuhnhenn | Monday Sep 29, 2014
Aiming to restrict lenders who prey on members of the military, the Obama administration on Friday moved to close legal loopholes that have placed hundreds of thousands of service members at risk of excessive payday and other short-term loan fees.

Jason Prosser picks up his son Zachary from day care, in SeaTac, Wash.

Middle-Class Squeeze :: From Day Care to Health Care

SAVING | By Christopher S. Rugaber | Sep 26
Legions of middle-class families are straining under the weight of accelerating costs for a range of essential services from day care to health care. And now a study by the Center for American Progress shows just how heavy the burden has grown.

Apple's Response to iPhone Glitches is Key

SAVING | By Brandon Bailey | Sep 26
Apple's response to a high-profile gaffe involving its iPhone software may be more important than the glitch itself. The giant tech company scrambled to fix a software glitch that left some of its new iPhones unable to make calls.

5 Ways to Protect Yourself from Data Breaches

SAVING | By Joseph Pisani | Sep 23
Data breaches at retailers aren't going away but there are ways consumers can protect themselves from future heists of their payment card information. More than 1,000 retailers could have malware in their cash-register computers.

Angie Trombley carries a crate of Islanders, purple-colored heirloom peppers, grown in a caterpillar-style greenhouse at the Squire Tarbox Farm on Westport Island, Maine.

Slow Money Invests in Small Food Enterprises

SAVING | By Lisa Rathke | Sep 19
The Slow Money investment movement started after Woody Tasch wrote his 2009 book "Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money: Investing as if Food, Farms, and Fertility Mattered" discussing investments that focus more on sustainability than consumption.

Will Apple's Digital Wallet Kill the Card Swipe?

SAVING | By Mae Anderson | Sep 17
So-called contactless payment isn't new, but with its presence on millions of iPhones and its advanced security features, Apple Pay could be the service that leads to widespread adoption of the digital wallet.

Stocks Decline Amid Interest Rate Worries

SAVING | By Steve Rothwell | Sep 16
The prospect of rising interest rates sent the stock market to its first weekly loss since early August. The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell 11.91 points, or 0.6 percent, to end at 1,985.54 on Friday. The index was down 1.1 percent for the week.

Why Fund Managers Are Sad You're Not on Vacation

SAVING | By Stan Choe | Sep 15
Your stock-fund manager wishes you'd buy more fun things. Most mutual funds are failing to keep up with broad market indexes again. It's a trend that's gone on for years.

The new Apple Pay product.

Apple Pushes Digital Wallet with Apple Pay

SAVING | By Mae Anderson | Sep 11
Apple is betting that people want to pay with a tap of the phone rather than a swipe of the card. The technology company introduced a new digital wallet service called Apple Pay that is integrated with its Passbook credential-storage app.

Late-Payment Rate on US Auto Loans Rose in 2Q

SAVING | By Alex Veiga | Sep 10
As U.S. sales of cars and trucks have grown this year, so has the late-payment rate on auto loans.

US Consumer Borrowing Jumps by Most in 3 Years

SAVING | By Christopher S. Rugaber | Sep 8
U.S. consumers stepped up their borrowing in July, led by rising auto loans and higher credit card balances. The Federal Reserve said that overall consumer borrowing jumped $26 billion in July to $3.24 trillion.