The Golden Years outlook is grim: One third of consumers aren't saving for retirement, and of the rest, most aren't saving enough.» Read More
New mortgage rules from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will make borrowing tougher for the self-employed and home buyers seeking larger loans.
The "marriage penalty" that often made filing jointly more costly is mostly gone. But there are still instances when filing separately may be warranted.
Marriage confers the benefits of division of labor and economies of scale on everything from washing machines to health insurance. But it's not just about living under the same roof.
Employee 401(k) accounts are jumping to record levels thanks to the surging stock market and increased contributions from workers and their employers.
For the nearly half of Americans expecting a refund on their taxes this year, four ideas for maximizing the money that's coming back.
As traditional pensions disappear, some retirement experts say it's time to reform the 401(k) so it can take over as our primary retirement vehicle.
An attempt by the IRS to get new regulations to stop fraud among tax preparers has hit a roadblock. The issue raises the age-old question of credibility for those who prepare our taxes.
USA Today asked financial advisers: What are the five things people, especially Baby Boomers, can do right now to prepare for retirement? Here's a compilation of their recommendations.
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.
Families can be torn apart or money forfeited by refusing to take death into account financially or attempting to glide over it legally. Here's how to avoid such a dismal scenario.
Regulators across the country are confronting a wave of investor fraud that is saddling retirement savers with steep losses on complex products that were once pitched only to the most sophisticated investors, The New York Times reports.
While prudent borrowers are using extra cash to pay down debt, many are either forgoing the savings to shorten the term of the loan, or spending it.
Don't think you're immune to an IRS audit just because you're a middle-class working stiff. Even an honest deduction in an area rife with abuse means could wind up getting you audited.
As companies switch to 401(k)s over traditional pension plans, policymakers are searching for ways to make employee-contribution plans adequate for retirement.
Almost two-thirds of Americans in a new survey said they are doing all they can for retirement, and fewer than a third said they are worried they aren't saving enough.
Consumer Reports has found about $1 billion in life insurance benefits is waiting to be claimed by beneficiaries.
The Dow's rally to 14,000 and beyond has retirees running in both directions — some are running for more profits and others are running for the exits.
A new report shows non-network providers are charging insured patients outrageous out-of-network fees. Doctors fault insurers for reimbursing doctors at far lower rates than before.
Disinheriting someone can be harsh, and may haunt a family member from beyond the grave, but there may be pragmatic reasons for doing so.
A new study found that Americans support increases in payroll taxes and taxing higher incomes for Social Security, but want minimum benefits and cost-of-living adjustments to be increased too.
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