Personal Finance Daily: This is why Americans have so much trouble saving money and why some STDs are hitting record highs

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All the ways American teenagers are under enormous pressure to succeed

World Mental Health Day: Anxiety and depression are on the rise among American teenagers.

Why some STDs are hitting record highs

The local health-department workforce has shrunk by nearly a quarter since 2008, said one public-health expert.

This man paid off $10,000 in credit-card debt after having a revelation (at the Gap)

World Mental Health Day: ‘I wasn’t able to find a job, so I slowly started getting depressed.’

Two new studies show shocking long-term effects of a decline in your financial status

The consequences go beyond your bank balance and can last for decades.

Read this before taking out another retail credit card

There’s been a worrying trend with retail credit cards, and it doesn’t appear to be improving.

My sister-in-law is a greedy, gold-digging, woman — it floored me that men could be so stupid

This letter writer is embarking on an around-the-world trip with her husband and is afraid that her relative will insinuate herself into her daughter’s life while she’s gone.

This is why Americans have so much trouble saving money

Yes, the American consumer loves to consume. Maybe an electric dog polisher and a fur sink are a bit extreme, but the U.S., with its relatively low savings rate, definitely has a spending problem.

My husband sponsored me to move to the U.S., but he kept a $200K windfall and insists I pay all the bills

‘We went to couple’s counseling and decided to stay together, but his lies and deception have taken a toll on our marriage.’

My dad is moving into a condo with his ‘lady friend’ — will he have to deplete his savings to pay for her health care?

‘He wants her to live out her life in the condo should he pass away before her.’

Millennials and Generation Z are more likely to quit their jobs over mental-health issues

The finding signals a ‘generational shift in awareness,’ say the authors of a new report.

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What a Trump vs. Warren 2020 showdown would mean for the U.S. dollar

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