Dow Jones dropped more than 600 points Monday, and Wall Street's nerves are shaken by the risk of another recession. So what should ordinary Americans do with their stocks now, and what does the downgrade mean for savers, borrowers, retirees and job seekers?
Hard economic times often give rise to swindlers, people hoping to make a quick buck by misleading hapless consumers. It's not easy to catch these conmen, who often go door-to-door. But there's one scam out there that's mobilized an army of angry people.
U.S. credit and debit card fraud is on the rise. According to one survey, nearly a third of American consumers have reported credit card fraud in the past five years.And part of the problem, as Andrea Rock of Consumer Reports tells NPR's Mary Louise Kelly, is that U.S.
Part of a series on young people and financial literacyFor many high school and college seniors, graduation is a time of new beginnings and harsh realities. Their thoughts are turning to money — for tuition, rent, and credit card bills.
The young people set to graduate this spring will soon be facing adult financial responsibilities, like earning paychecks, paying bills and managing their debts.But many of these graduates already have advanced degrees from the School of Hard Knocks.