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  • Surprise! Forgiven Debt May Be Taxable Income Friday, 15 Mar 2013 | 8:52 AM ET

    If a creditor agreed to reduce a credit card balance or other debt, you may not think of it as income. The IRS does.

  • Obamacare Changes Start With Your 2012 Tax Return Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 4:23 PM ET

    For many Americans, the health reform law will forevermore tie their health to their taxes.

  • Retirement Dilemma: Save More or Take More Risk? Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 9:24 AM ET

    Replacing lost income with assets that produce greater total return may be the best way those behind in retirement savings to finance their needs.

  • Seven Must-Haves for Your Dream Retirement Home Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 12:30 PM ET

    Finding the right home for retirement, whether it means moving to a new location or renovating a current home so you can age in place, involves being realistic about your long-term physical needs, your financial resources, and what kinds of facilities are nearby to support you, financial and aging experts say.

  • Applying for Obamacare Health Insurance Not Easy Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 8:49 AM ET
    Obamacare supporters and protesters gather in front of the U.S. Supreme Court to find out the ruling on the Affordable Health Act June 28, 2012 in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, DC.

    Three federal agencies, including the IRS, will scrutinize applications for the health-insurance exchanges, which run 15 pages for a three-person family.

  • How to Pick the Right College Tax Break for You Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 8:14 AM ET

    The federal government offers a variety of tax breaks to lessen your burden, but you may need a high-priced education just to figure out how to write it off.

  • How Congress' Retirement Package Compares to Yours Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 2:21 PM ET

    For all the talk you hear from Capitol Hill about running government more like a business, Congress has a retirement plan that would make any Fortune 500 executive blush.

  • Five Retirement Tips to Remember at Tax Time Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 10:29 AM ET

    When we look at our retirement accounts, we often overlook the taxes we'll have to pay on our 401(k) and IRA withdrawals.

  • How to Make the Most of Your Income Tax Refund Sunday, 10 Mar 2013 | 11:53 AM ET

    Despite Americans' reputation as reckless spenders, most do the responsible thing and use the windfall to build up savings or to pay down debt.

  • Your Company's Next Health Plan: Drop the Doughnut Friday, 8 Mar 2013 | 8:43 AM ET

    A new survey on corporate health benefits draws a picture of a world where companies go beyond building gyms and banning smoking, to rewarding employees for lowering their cholesterol and being monitored by a "primary nurse case manager."

  • Want a Secure Retirement? Move to Slovenia Thursday, 7 Mar 2013 | 4:09 PM ET
    View over Lublijana, Slovenia.

    The United States ranks 19th worldwide when it comes to retirement savings, trailing Israel, Japan, and even tiny Slovenia.

  • How Your Kids Are Learning Not to Blow Your Cash Tuesday, 5 Mar 2013 | 12:05 PM ET
    Students play JA Virtual Finance Park video game in school.

    In a trend known as "gamification," new digital platforms are teaching kids about earning and saving money, how to pay bills, even how to trade stocks.

  • College Roulette: Ask for Financial Aid, or Not? Monday, 4 Mar 2013 | 1:03 PM ET

    Admissions officials can usually figure out fairly quickly who needs aid and who doesn’t, but they rarely force you to compete against those outside your income bracket, college counselors say.

  • How the Student Loan Crisis Drags Down Home Prices Monday, 4 Mar 2013 | 6:40 AM ET

    Outstanding student debt is beginning to impede the economy as a whole, a new report suggests, chiefly by robbing the housing market of its richest crop of new buyers: young college graduates.

  • Need Money? Score Big Cash for Fine Wine Friday, 1 Mar 2013 | 2:05 PM ET

    Bordeaux Cellars makes loans against the best wines in the world. The company hears from about ten potential borrowers a week, and so far, there have been no defaults.

  • 401(k) Disclosures Make Funds Cheaper, Not Clearer Friday, 1 Mar 2013 | 10:00 AM ET

    New rules have prompted companies to offer funds with lower fees, but half of workers still don't know how much they pay, according to a new study.

  • As Robosigning Payments Start, Critics Attack Deal Thursday, 28 Feb 2013 | 5:40 PM ET
    Thomas Curry

    Victims of 10 banks' shoddy lending practices will receive checks starting in April, even as some say the settlement is flawed.

  • How the Pope's Retirement Package Compares to Yours Thursday, 28 Feb 2013 | 7:51 AM ET
    Pope Benedict XVI, on his retirement day Thursday.

    Pope Benedict XVI's retirement package – the first the Vatican has offered in almost 600 years – is a sweet deal by the average American senior's standards.

  • Cheating on Taxes Is Not Cool, Say Most Americans Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013 | 2:25 PM ET

    Eighty-seven percent of Americans don't think it's OK to cheat, according to an IRS survey, a three percentage point increase from last year.

  • Shop on a Budget (And Other Personal Finance Myths) Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013 | 8:01 PM ET

    The latest research busts some everyday beliefs about handling our money that even the smartest of savers may believe.

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