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Some tactics like cutting spending or investing in long-term resources work well in both your home finances and the business world. But be careful when it comes to borrowing money to increase profits.
A little known rule change is signaling just how meaningless the retirement vehicle has become.
If a Florida state court recognizes the joint bankruptcy filing of two men married in Vermont, their lawyer said, it could put the Defense of Marriage Act in question.
A new map of who claims the mortgage interest tax deduction shows how the debate over ending it could pit renters against homeowners and rural areas against cities.
Do you know how much buying a mutual fund through a broker is costing you? Hidden fees can hit your fund's performance.
An estimated 120,000 cases of fraud will rise from a single, huge data breach last year, resulting in more than $3,300 in losses, on average, for each victim.
President Obama's proposal to slow Social Security spending by calculating cost-of-living increases differently has given conservatives and liberals something in common: they hate it.
Before the recession, non-Hispanic white families, on average, were about four times as wealthy as nonwhite families, according to a new study. By 2010, whites were about six times as wealthy.
Most homeowners know a special insurance policy is needed to cover flooding, but the insurance industry estimates that only 13 percent of them are covered.
Long-term care insurance providers are hurting, and they are dreaming up new ways to share their pain with consumers. Here's how to cope.
About 85 percent of Americans surveyed said their credit card debt is a taboo subject for conversation with strangers.
Thanks to Social Security's complex rules, many recipients find out how to maximize their benefits only after it's too late to change their elections.
The average fee a bank charges non-customers to use its ATM increased by 20 percent over the last five years, a recent report found.
Amid speculation that the Defense of Marriage Act may be struck down, same-sex couples and their financial advisors are preparing for many possible changes in taxes and benefits.
In your quest to quit before traditional retirement age, it's easy to overlook some hard facts. Here are six questions to ask before you cut ties with the working world.
If you're concerned about affording your medical needs after you retire, start with an honest assessment of your current health-related costs.
Although the downsizing trend has yet to materialize in national data for baby boomers, the predicted benefits may be too good to ignore.
Vacation home sales last year rose 10 percent, but one Hamptons realtor says her clients "have given up on getting mortgages — totally."
Older Americans looking for financial guidance encounter professionals using a bewildering array of letters after their names.
As the recovery creeps along, bargain-hunters are once again looking for homes to fix up and resell for a quick profit.
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