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  • The Two Groups Most Affected by New Mortgage Rules Friday, 15 Feb 2013 | 8:01 PM ET

    New mortgage rules from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will make borrowing tougher for the self-employed and home buyers seeking larger loans.

  • When Filing Taxes Jointly Might Not Be a Good Idea Friday, 15 Feb 2013 | 8:01 AM ET

    The "marriage penalty" that often made filing jointly more costly is mostly gone. But there are still instances when filing separately may be warranted.

  • Why Marrieds Tend to Be Richer: It's Complicated Thursday, 14 Feb 2013 | 9:02 AM ET

    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.

  • Record 401(k) Balances—How Does Yours Compare? Thursday, 14 Feb 2013 | 6:44 AM ET

    Employee 401(k) accounts are jumping to record levels thanks to the surging stock market and increased contributions from workers and their employers.

  • Four Ways to Make Your Tax Refund Pay You Back Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 2:17 PM ET

    For the nearly half of Americans expecting a refund on their taxes this year, four ideas for maximizing the money that's coming back.

  • Fixing Retirement By Putting It on Autopilot Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 2:38 PM ET

    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.

  • As Tax Time Nears, Can You Trust Your Taxman? Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 10:39 AM ET

    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.

  • Five Things to Do Now to Prepare for Retirement Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 8:30 AM ET

    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.

  • 4% Interest, Without Fees: Too Good to Be Checking? Monday, 11 Feb 2013 | 12:55 PM ET

    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.

  • How to Prepare Financially for a Loved One's Death Monday, 11 Feb 2013 | 11:28 AM ET

    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.

  • Chasing Big Payoff, Savers Lose on Complex Bets Monday, 11 Feb 2013 | 8:07 AM ET

    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.

  • What Are Homeowners Doing With Refinance Savings? Friday, 8 Feb 2013 | 12:03 PM ET

    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.

  • Five Tax Mistakes Most Likely to Spur an IRS Audit Wednesday, 6 Feb 2013 | 8:32 AM ET

    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.

  • Rethinking Savings Plans as Americans Raid 401(k)s Tuesday, 5 Feb 2013 | 3:59 PM ET

    As companies switch to 401(k)s over traditional pension plans, policymakers are searching for ways to make employee-contribution plans adequate for retirement.

  • Well-Off Show 'Worrisome Disconnect' on Retirement Tuesday, 5 Feb 2013 | 10:44 AM ET

    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.

  • Unclaimed Life Insurance Payouts Top $1 Billion Monday, 4 Feb 2013 | 12:23 PM ET

    Consumer Reports has found about $1 billion in life insurance benefits is waiting to be claimed by beneficiaries.

  • What Dow 14,000 Means for Your Retirement Plan Friday, 1 Feb 2013 | 7:11 PM ET

    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.

  • How to Disinherit Loved Ones—And Which You Can't Friday, 1 Feb 2013 | 8:56 AM ET

    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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