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Rob Carrick’s Reader: Back to school on a budget Add to ...

Rob Carrick rounds up the best in personal finance reading on the Web.

Don’t be a back-to-school fool

Ten ideas for saving money when your kids go back to school. There are tips here for parents of kids in public school, and college or university.

No cars, no houses

Millenials – 20– or 30-somethings in other words – aren’t buying cars and houses like previous generations, and that has big implications for the economy. What’s behind the trend ? The Great Recession is one factor, but others include stagnating wages and the emergence of social media and smart phones.

What happens to your iTunes account after you die?

Digital content “exists in a legal black hole,” it says in this article. Bottom line: Your music library dies with you.

When companies misbehave

This infographic puts fines levied against corporations in the context of their total annual income.

More money

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