Women, more likely to end up widowed, must contend with how to manage a portfolio for one. Interference from the grave can get in the way.» Read More
The Fed reports that cash-strapped students are taking out ever more loans while debt-wary consumers are reducing what they owe to lenders.
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With fuel efficiency rising for competitively-priced gas cars a hybrid is not always the clear winner in energy economic terms. There's an 'ap' to figure the break-even point.
There are many ways we mishandle financial decisions on spending and saving. They can add up over time. Check yourself. Have you made any of these 10 money mistakes?
Europe's crisis has created euro bargains for American travelers, but getting there is costlier. Air fares have risen even more than the dollar.
The long-depressed housing market shows signs of life as the number of homes for sale in some places dwindles and home bidders compete for real estate.
It’s not just the nation heading for a fiscal cliff. In 18 years, the average price for a private university could be as much as $130,428—a year.
Mortgage interest rates are fallling so slowly you might not have noticed. Now the debate is whether home mortgages are in the basement. Or is there living room for more.
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has taken a swipe at hidden debit card fees. Volume on the prepaid cards is seen rising 40 % within two years.
This has been tough year for gold bugs, and especially for those who crammed precious metals into retirement accounts. Should you put gold in your IRA? Warren Buffet would say no.
Consumers are feeling more confident than any time since BankRate Financial Security Index started measuring personal finances. Here is why.
Spending more on some things can save you money. Shopping smarter does not always mean spending less. Here are 10 ideas for 'thrifty buys.'
The speculation about who gets what in the Facebook marriage reflects a common problem in any marriage of (financial) unequals. Experts give views on Zuck's pre-IPO nups.
Summer vacations are making a comeback after a stay-at-home recession, but consumers still say they want to watch costs. Here are 20 ideas to lighten the load.
Those places look great when you are on vacation. But financial advisers say retiring abroad is not for everyone, and many will return.
The government is about to make refinancing FHA mortgages more affordable — and potentially easier — for hundreds of thousands of homeowners.
Student loans are near the $1 trillion mark and educators are studying harder so they might avoid failing a critical test of advanced college finance.
Australia is headed for the “mother of all hard landings,” according to Société Générale strategist Albert Edwards, who says the country’s “credit bubble” could burst if China’s economy suffers a sharp slowdown.
Who wants their kid to be a millionaire? Ron Lieber of the New York Times looks at books advising upwardly mobile parents.
The Australian dollar carry trade, popular among investors to cash in on the interest rate differential between countries, is losing its appeal following the Reserve Bank of Australia’s (RBA) interest rate cut, say forex strategists, who expect further policy easing by the central bank this year.
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