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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.
Here are three strategies that could help self-employed workers maximize their investment portfolios over time.
If you paid more taxes than you feel you should have, maybe you should think about living in a state with a lower tax burden. See which states qualify as American tax havens.
The Aussie dollar surged on Thursday, rising one percent versus the U.S. dollar on strong jobs data, but one strategist is calling for a sharp correction - forecasting the currency will fall as low as 70 cents against the greenback over the longer-term.
The market is going down, up, down again ... and maybe sideways for a little while. What should you do? It depends on who you are.
Globally central banks are increasingly diversifying their foreign exchange reserves away from the U.S. dollar and the euro, according to latest data from the IMF’s Currency Composition of Foreign Exchange Reserves (COFER), and forex analysts tell CNBC the Australian dollar could be among the main beneficiaries.
The hole in the pension plans of US labor unions now stands at $369 billion, Credit Suisse has calculated with the aid of new reporting standards. This raises the prospect of higher pension contributions for employers and deteriorating industrial relations. The Financial Times reports.
David Riedel, President & Founder, Riedel Research Group says diamonds have almost no correlation with commodities, gold and equities, making them a great way for investors to diversify.
Public workers’ pension funds across the country are increasingly turning to riskier investments in private equity, real estate and hedge funds, and they aren't paying off, reports the New York Times.
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