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Mortgage rates have jumped to their highest in a year, and house values are rising. Those who have waited to buy or refinance may find the time is right.
Nearly a quarter of Americans said they were satisfied with the condition of their personal finances, but experts say our financial acumen still needs work.
Imagining driving a new car or getting the keys to a new home can make saving for those items easier, scientists say.
Millennials are inheriting wealth at a greater rate than the two previous generations. The good news is they may be better suited to it than their parents or grandparents.
Unlike the media depiction of gays as mostly white and wealthy, LGBT Americans are more likely to be poor than heterosexuals.
You can't comparison shop if you don't know what you're getting. And that's what happens, in many cases, when people open a checking account.
Mortgage rates have been bouncing around since the Fed left the door open to early cuts in asset purchases. Here's why you may want to refinance now.
With a forecast for an "active" hurricane season, you may want to call to your insurance agent to make sure you're covered.
It's not easy finding ethically produced clothing. But in the wake of the workplace disasters in Bangladesh, that may be changing.
It sounds like a trick, but it's true: Someone who saves for retirement in their 20s and stops a decade later will have more at 62 than someone who starts saving in their 30s.
Investing in long-term care insurance is one of the few ways to protect your retirement savings. But it's not cheap.
The tax-advantaged college-savings plans now house $168.5 billion of our hard-won dough. But not everyone is sold on the idea that 529s are the only way to go.
Helping baby boomers navigate the future is becoming a big business, but now, there's a freebie: LifeReimagined.org from AARP.
The United States lags other countries when it comes to offering workers time off, and is especially tough on part-time workers.
The average 401(k) balance hit a record high of $80,900 in the first quarter, according to Fidelity Investments.
The Feds have granted a 90-day moratorium on foreclosures of homes with FHA mortgages in areas devastated by the Oklahoma tornado.
Web-based portfolio-management tools combine powerful analytics with flat fees. But is that enough to move private investors online?
The new retirement age is getting younger for many Americans who can least afford to retire. African-Americans retire earlier than the general population, despite leaner nest eggs.
Everyone's goal is to retire a millionaire, but too many personal finance headlines want to sell you on the idea that there's a surefire method for incubating the million dollar nest egg.
Women averaged a credit score of 675 compared to the male average of 674, according to the credit score agency Experian.
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