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People saving more for college, but still not enough

Families are saving more for college. Families have nowhere near enough put away for higher education. The state of college savings is...

Universities suing graduates over unpaid student loans

Americans owe roughly $1 trillion in student loans. Part of the unpaid debt is on federal Perkins loans offered to students on the basis...

How your kids are learning not to blow your cash

You scrimped and saved, built a business, managed your growing fortune wisely. Now, according to studies of the super-rich and the merely...

Everything cheaper: 17 crafty ways to be frugal

For the Everything Cheaper special hour, TODAY asked viewers to tweet @TODAYshow your top tips to save money via the hashtag...

4 things you should know about saving your money

An hourglass figure may be desirable, but it’s not a good look for an economy. “The middle is getting squeezed and people are moving up...

Nearly 3 in 10 have no savings for an emergency

Most Americans don't have enough money saved for a rainy day -- or even a cloudy one. A new survey from Bankrate.com finds that 28...

One in four Americans has more debt than savings

Many U.S. consumers are so deep in a financial hole that even as the economy begins to turn around they can’t quite dig themselves out. A...

Parents falling behind on saving for kids' college

By Jessica Mintz, msnbc.com contributor More parents are saving for their kids’ college educations before the youngsters even hit...

Using a crematorium to heat a swimming pool?

You know times are hard when you have to heat your pool with the dead. A cash-strapped council in the United Kingdom has come under fire...

Boomers in line to inherit $8.4 trillion

Their rising health care costs are threatening the solvency of Medicare. They’ve only saved a fraction of what it will cost to pay for...

Health care costs for retirees could top $100,000

If you want to stay healthy in retirement, you better start saving your pennies. Even with Medicare coverage, new research finds that...