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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.
A report suggests 20-somethings living in their parents' basement may take after the thrifty, debt-averse survivors of the Great Depression.
It's past April 15. If you haven't filed your income tax returns or an extension, it's time for damage control.
The rise in couples buying their house before they marry is good news for a housing industry that has fretted about the increasing age of first-time homebuyers.
A new AAA report shows the average cost of driving 15,000 miles a year rose to $9,122 per year in 2012, a roughly two percent increase. The biggest increases were in maintenance costs and insurance costs.
Policymakers and researchers are looking for low-cost ways to get people on the right financial track. The solutions may be simpler than we think.
More than half of Americans think their taxes are fair, says a Gallup survey. But that's the lowest rate of satisfaction since 2001.
The pros, cons and outright myths of asking the IRS for an extension on your tax returns.
Americans face sizable out-of-pocket medical costs when they retire and most have no idea of the magnitude. Here's how you can start preparing yourself.
A survey by the Pew Research Center found that more than a third of Americans like or even love doing their taxes.
The higher interest rates go, the more likely it is your retirement accounts will bump up against caps in the president's proposed budget.
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