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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.
Hidden in our convoluted tax code are rewards for saving for retirement, looking for a new job, going to college -- even getting a new pair of glasses.
Americans now owe an average of $27,253 in student loans as the delinquency rate has increased by more than 47 percent since 2005, according to a new report.
The largest retailers have said they won't add merchant surcharges now allowed on Visa and MasterCard purchases. But for how long?
A survey by TD Ameritrade is the latest in a raft of bad news about the prospects of the generation about to retire.
When you dispute a charge on your credit card you almost always win — at first. But whether it's a winning move in the long run depends on which charges you dispute and how you go about it.
Make sure you claim all of the tax breaks you deserve, from other taxes you have paid to expenses for job hunting, and even good deeds so small you hardly remember them.
A federally backed loan program rolls the cost of fixes into a mortgage, so buyers can yield a quick return on their investment.
The share of Americans 65 and older in the labor force went from 12.1 percent in 1990 to 16.1 percent in 2010, according to new analysis of Census data released Thursday, which experts chalk up to a national economy relying increasingly on older Americans — especially women — working part time to bolster their retirement savings.
Taxpayers in the "sandwich generation" may be able to claim both aging parents and school-aged children as dependents.
The right balance-transfer credit card could save the average indebted household — which has a credit-card balance of around $6,700 — upward of $1,000 in finance charges and fees.
Credit scores from online mortgage shoppers have increased by four points since Mortgage Marvel.com ran a similar tabulation in 2011.
Taxpayers can breathe a sigh of relief after crucial credits and deductions were extended. Now, what were they again?
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