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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.
It is possible to write a will yourself, but if you're planning anything complicated, it might have all the authority of a notarized grocery list.
One in four Americans is borrowing against a 401(k) to pay for non-retirement needs such as mortgages, credit card debt or college tuition, according to a new study.
The counterculture generation is not only determined to make its money last. It's looking to reinvent life's second act.
The '60s generation is discovering that college towns offer stimulating — and low-cost — places to retire.
Suze Orman explains why you should avoid what she sees as a particularly dangerous financial mistake.
Are careers over much sooner these days than in the past? Is the younger generation, Gen X, taking over? Or is it the even-younger Gen Y?
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.
A preview of new out-of-pocket costs and newfangled ways you'll be getting your medicine as employers get ready for Obamacare to start in earnest.
If Justin Bieber endorses a product, will teens buy it or convince their parents to get it for them? BillMyParents, a financial services company focused on teens, is banking on it.
The death of the temporary payroll tax cut means everyone will see a bigger tax bite out of their paychecks this year.
Anyone counting on their tax refund to help pay for a vacation or take care of some leftover holiday bills could be in for a big disappointment this year thanks to the debt ceiling impasse.
Now is the time to stock up on essentials whose prices are going up, like stamps, apps for your smart phone, and maybe even a house.
Some 80 percent of Americans filed their tax returns electronically last year, a boon for the IRS — and for fraudsters.
More and more standard-fuel vehicles are coming out at 40 m.p.g. ratings, making it harder for car buyers to justify paying the premium for electrics and hybrids.
A provision of the "fiscal cliff" deal loosens restrictions on who can convert their traditional IRAs to a Roth IRAs, and when. Critics say the changes will lower revenues in the long run.
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.
Despite its well-publicized cutoff at incomes of $400,000 and up, the fiscal cliff deal could increase taxes on people making less.
Get help with your down payment for that new home? Be sure your mortgage lender can track where the money came from, preferably to a close relative.
While the tax package that Congress passed New Year's Day will protect 99 percent of Americans from an income tax increase, most of them will still end up paying more federal taxes in 2013.
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