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State securities administrators listed four new types of fraud among their annual list of investor threats, including crowdfunding scams and gold-related ripoffs.
The proportion of people who say they are saving less than last year to retirement savings is down, but the retirement income deficit for the coming generation of retirees is estimated to be $4.3 trillion.
When someone dies, the estate pays credit-card balances and other debts, but there are exceptions that could leave survivors on the hook for someone else's credit-card balance.
As the open-enrollment season for health benefits approaches, many workers will be making some bad choices.
Taking advantage of lower mortgage rates for a second home may be stickier than refinancing your primary residence.
A survey of credit conditions in each of the 50 states found a considerable difference in the credit profiles of the best and worst states.
Women are gaining financial independence to an unprecedented degree, yet most remain uneasy or uninvolved when it comes to talking about and managing money.
The rise in mobile payments may not be so good for the bottom line of consumers, who could find themselves spending more as a result, academic research suggests.
Retired law enforcement is the most common profession receiving $100,000-plus pensions, but postal workers, social-security officers and a zoologist also make six-figures.
As student debt explodes, private lenders, credit rating agencies, and nonprofits have begun offering consumer-friendly programs to take the financial anxiety out of college loans.
The home you buy today may help finance your life in Paris. I rent my home in California and it pays for my living expenses.
Americans are carrying more credit card debt than a year ago, yet the late-payment rate for card holders remains near an 18-year low, an analysis of consumer-credit data shows.
A recent study says that 78 money-market mutual funds had to seek help from their sponsors to keep from having their share prices drop below a dollar from 2007 to 2011.
The same problems that plagued the foreclosure process are now emerging in the debt collection practices of credit card companies. The New York Times reports.
With this kind of medical history, any other man of 83 might simply enjoy his success. But not John Bogle. He is still on a mission, as outspoken as ever and nearly as vigorous — thanks, he says, to the heart of a younger man. He’s not done yet, reports the NY Times.
Anxiety persists three years after the recession officially ended. Consumer confidence remains well below the level that would suggest a healthy economy.
Using personalized coupons and store cards, supermarkets are pricing products individually to reward loyalty and maximize sales.
Searching for profits, investors have rediscovered stocks that pay dividends, which have out-gained non-payers by more than 9 percentage points in the past year.
Reverse mortgages have a lot of allure for seniors who own their homes, but high fees and tricky provisions can make avoiding them the best course of all.
Gold bugs may hate to admit it, but their favorite has become just another financial asset, and one whose price has simply become too rich to be a haven any longer.
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