Having a family talk about parents' goals for old age is never easy, but experts say it needs to happen more often. Here's how.» Read More
A Pew Research Center study finds that a secure job and health care top the list of what makes a person middle class, replacing home ownership.
Paying back the minimum means it can take years to make a significant dent. But is it smart to pay off student loans as aggressively as one Harvard MBA did?
Market volatility has killed Americans' appetite for risk in favor of building cash reserves that will be there on short notice if another credit crunch comes.
The myth that you can pick outperforming actively managed funds through "research" is a cruel hoax. It makes ordinary investors feel inadequate when their efforts fail.
One key to feeling at home during a long term stay is knowing you can stay in touch with your money while you're away.
A new study by the Securities and Exchange Commission confirms past studies that have found that investors do not understand the most elementary financial concepts.
An Urban Institute study estimates that 3 percent of Americans younger than 65 -- about 7.3 million uninsured -- will be required to purchase coverage on their own or pay a penalty
More than a third of adults near retirement age — 35 percent — said last year that they simply don’t expect to retire. That was up from just 29 percent two years earlier.
Asset allocation is the centerpiece of any investment plan, but the basic theory may be badly out of date in today's unusual financial environment.
Why investors have suffered below-market returns even as mutual fund management company owners enjoyed market-beating results.
Having the car come to you eliminates wait times and inevitable hard sells for additional products and services, Edmunds.com advises.
Customer satisfaction for credit cards is up overall after several years of new rules roiled the industry, but Amex leads the pack, with top grades on customer service and rewards.
Each credit rating agency has its own score, plus versions customized for automobile loans, a mortgage or credit card. It adds up pretty quick.
Investing in housing for your college student may reduce his or her room-and-board bill, provide a revenue source, and in some cases a tax deduction.
Making a six-figure salary without earning a college degree can be achieved.
Americans nearing retirement age have suffered disproportionately after the financial crisis: along with the declining value of their homes, which were intended to cushion their final years, their incomes have fallen sharply.
Younger borrowers have had less time to build equity. The good news is they tend to be less underwater and more likely to be current with their payments.
Pharmaceutical companies have begun offering patients coupons to reduce copayments on brand-name medicines and compete with new generic versions of the drugs.
College kids new to credit cards can ding their credit scores, inviting higher costs when taking on adult-size purchases, such as car loans and mortgages, down the road.
Dana Gunder, National Resource Defense Council scientist, and Laura Cipullo, Laura Cipullo Whole Nutrition Services, provides perspective on just how much food is wasted in the U.S. and why. Why do Americans waste 40 percent of all the food they buy?
Get the best of CNBC in your inbox