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The latest employee perk you might want — or even need

Companies trying to one-up one another now offer this benefit.

3:47 p.m. Today
Why renting can be better than owning and how many households have ‘negative’ wealth

Friday’s top personal finance stories

3:41 p.m. Today
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Why the U.S. should — but won’t — eliminate cheap booze like Scotland did

The U.K. Supreme Court gave the green light to Scotland’s price floor on alcohol.

3:30 p.m. Today
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This expert has a dire warning about not getting enough sleep

Sleep expert Matthew Walker isn’t a fan of the expression “You can sleep when you’re dead.” In fact, he calls it “mortally unwise advice.”

3:25 p.m. Today
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The best business schools of 2017, according to Bloomberg

The Bloomberg Businessweek list of best business schools for 2017 is out, and Harvard Business School tops the list for the third straight year.

3:11 p.m. Today
Renting is better than owning to build wealth — if you’re disciplined to invest as well

Millennials, take note: If you’re looking to build up your nest egg, home ownership isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. In fact, a new study published on Thursday shows that renting may very well be the best way to go about it.

3:10 p.m. Today
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Your boss may soon help you save for college

Gradifi, which already helps companies pay off workers’ student loans, now wants to help employees save for college.

11:24 a.m. Today
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One in five American households have ‘zero or negative’ wealth

U.S. homes have regained value since the Great Recession, but many households have not.

10:26 a.m. Today
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Nearly a decade after Bernie Madoff, Americans are still losing their life savings to Ponzi schemes

There are more than a dozen new legal cases involving Ponzi schemes every month.

10:26 a.m. Today
I’m 65 and have signs of cognitive decline — what can I do to avoid rogue advisers?

This woman’s mother, who died at 92, was targeted by a slew of predatory professionals.

10:25 a.m. Today
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