Many Americans don't have an emergency fund, USA Today reports. Here's how to prepare for the unexpected and the traps to avoid.» Read More
Check out which companies are making headlines after the bell Tuesday:
A new survey finds Boomers' fears about finances have abated, with nearly a quarter of them feeling more secure than they did 12 months ago.
President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech Tuesday could drive market focus straight to the next skirmish in the budget and deficit battle with Congress, depending on his tone.
Decent rates are not a thing of the past, thanks to a group dedicated to giving local banks an even chance against the big boys.
With the help of the private equity firm Silver Lake and Microsoft, Michael S. Dell, the founder and chief executive, is buying back his computer company. And that is cause for concern.
More than a quarter of Americans spent less than they had expected during December's holiday rush, according to a Bankrate study.
Americans get an average tax refund of $2,700. If you don’t need that extra $225 a month, you can continue to treat your windfall as an interest-free loan to Uncle Sam.
Making up for this year's hike in Social Security taxes require some careful planning. Five ways to cut expenses and increase earnings so the hit isn't such a blow.
With interest rates predicted to stay low for the rest of the year, prospective borrowers can save for their down payment and improve damaged credit scores.
Compare Gift Cards » 5 Ways Technology Will Change Gift Cards. 1 2 3 4 5 6> The end of plastic?
NEW YORK-- Total U.S. money market mutual fund assets rose $940 million to $2.569 trillion for the week that ended Wednesday, according to the Investment Company Institute. Assets of the nation's retail money market mutual funds fell $1.55 billion to $884.37 billion, the Washington- based mutual fund trade group said Thursday.
NEW YORK-- Total U.S. money market mutual fund assets rose $5.84 billion to $2.568 trillion for the week that ended Wednesday, according to the Investment Company Institute. Assets of the nation's retail money market mutual funds fell $940 million to $886.05 billion, the Washington- based mutual fund trade group said Thursday.
PAYING MORE FOR CHECKING: The average monthly service fee on checking accounts rose 25 percent from last year to a record $5.48, according to financial data publisher Bankrate. ATM fees rose 4 percent and overdraft fees rose 1.4 percent.
The average monthly service fee on checking accounts that don't pay interest is now a record $5.48, a 25 percent increase over last year, according to Bankrate, a financial data publisher. The fee for using an ATM outside a bank's network rose to $2.50, a 4 percent increase.
Among the stock activity stories for Tuesday, Oct. 16, from AP Business News:. _ State Street Corp. shares rose on after the custody bank's third-quarter earnings topped Wall Street expectations due to expense cutting and growth in investment management revenue.
NEW YORK-- Shares of Bankrate Inc. lost about a quarter of their value and fell to an all-time low Tuesday, after the online publisher of financial data predicted third-quarter results that fell far short of Wall Street forecasts.
NEW YORK-- Shares of Bankrate Inc. tumbled in after-hours trading Monday after the company said it expects third-quarter net income declined as it continued to absorb charges related to its initial public offering and other costs.
While the window for tech initial public offerings remained closed during the third quarter with just four venture-backed companies pursuing IPOs, the trend appears to have reversed in recent weeks.