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Money

Up your game to negotiate aid

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If you are thinking about negotiating your university-bound child's financial aid offers, you had better start working on your pitch.  Full Article 

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Family Finances

Cost of a name change after divorce? Priceless

Most of the changes merely cost time - long hold times, making copies of a divorce decree and mailing them off, or sitting in overheated bank offices while clerks learn the arcane rules of name changes.  Full Article 

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Investing

Got cash? Here is what to do with it now

While there is no return to the 5 percent money market yields savers got a decade ago, there is some relief.  Full Article 

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Life lessons from author James Patterson

Most writers dream of publishing a book in their lifetime, and maybe even selling a few copies. Then there is James Patterson, who has sold over 300 million of them.  Full Article 

A woman walks out of the ocean following a swim past sunset at Moon Light Beach in Encinitas, California October 28, 2014.    REUTERS/Mike Blake

The best place to retire? You get to pick

Reuters has teamed up with Zillow to give you the power to customize a list of your best places to retire. Learn how to use our interactive tool to help you determine the cities and towns that meet your criteria.   Full Article 

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Deep Thinkers: First jobs of top American minds

NEW YORK With the recent demise of Stephen Hawking, humanity lost one of its greatest minds, someone able to contemplate the deepest and most perplexing mysteries of life and the universe.