Money Matters

Minimum Wage to Rise in 14 States

7:32 AM, Dec 27, 2013

(CBS MONEYWATCH) - Paychecks in 2014 should get bigger for many minimum wage earners.

One-Third of Bank Tellers Rely on Public Assistance

8:41 AM, Dec 6, 2013

(MONEYWATCH) - One-third of bank tellers receive some sort of public assistance, ranging from Medicaid to food stamps, a financial industry employee advocacy group found, citing research from the University of California-Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education.

Midlands SC Works Hosting Job Fair

5:33 AM, Nov 14, 2013

Columbia, SC (WLTX) - Midlands SC Works is hosting a free jobs fair on Friday, November 15th for those looking for employment.

AT&T Announces new jobs for SC

3:51 AM, Oct 22, 2013

AT&T is hiring for dozens of new jobs in South Carolina.

Winning Powerball Jackpot Ticket Sold in Lexington

11:52 AM, Sep 19, 2013

The winning Powerball jackpot ticket has been sold in the Midlands.

US Employers Add 162K Jobs, Rate Falls to 7.4 Percent

7:49 AM, Aug 2, 2013

(USA TODAY) - Employers added 162,000 jobs in July, adding to worries that the labor market may finally be wobbling a bit amid federal spending cuts and a payroll tax increase.

GM Recalls Cadillac SUVs-Wheels Can Fall Off

7:48 AM, May 23, 2013

DETROIT - General Motors Co. is recalling more than 27,000 Cadillac SUVs worldwide because the wheels can fall off.

Church Vows to Help Those Hurt in Recent Cyprus Financial Crisis

1:26 PM, Mar 31, 2013

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) - The leader of Cyprus' Orthodox Christian church vowed to do all he can so that ordinary people "won't go hungry" amid the country's worst financial crisis in decades.

Crafting A Resume: Tips to Get You Noticed

2:57 AM, Feb 21, 2013

Columbia, SC (WLTX) - Resume Recommendations: The following details are recommendations on developing a resume, but are not "absolutes". Every job is different; every employer is different; every job seeker and work history is different. Therefore, there is no "perfect formula" to writing a resume. It's all interpretational, and job seekers have to determine the best fit for them.

Verify Your Tax Refund, Or Someone Else Might Take It

4:42 AM, Feb 18, 2013

(CBS News) NEW YORK - The IRS is battling a rising tide of refund-fraud cases due to identity-theft.

Plan Ahead to Get Best Black Friday Weekend Deals

8:14 AM, Nov 20, 2012

In a survey out Monday, Deloitte said 60% of respondents plan to shop in stores or online over the Thanksgiving weekend, up from 51% in 2011. Among these weekend shoppers, 63% plan to shop 

Black Friday: 10 Items NOT to Buy

10:38 PM, Nov 19, 2012

(MoneyWatch) If you are one of the brave souls who will venture out on Black Friday (and the newer version, "Grey Thursday), one of the best ways to save money is to not fall prey to retailers' seemingly "great deals." According to, not everything will be a good purchase on Black Friday. The site has compiled 10 items that are not worth buying this Black Friday.

More Americans Live Paycheck-to-Paycheck

7:10 AM, Jul 24, 2012

(MoneyWatch) Roughly 38 percent of Americans live paycheck-to-paycheck according to a new study.

4 Dumbest Things You Do With Money

7:21 AM, Jul 19, 2012

(CBS Money Watch) -  Here are four of the most counterproductive things we do with our money and how you can be smarter.

Cost of Raising Children Topping $200K, Families Still Save

7:51 AM, Jul 5, 2012

The cost of raising children rises every year, and climbed slightly more than normal last year. So for a baby born in 2011, a middle-income family can expect to spend $234,900 to raise her through age 17 -- $295,560 if