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A new study found that Americans support increases in payroll taxes and taxing higher incomes for Social Security, but want minimum benefits and cost-of-living adjustments to be increased too.
Hidden in our convoluted tax code are rewards for saving for retirement, looking for a new job, going to college -- even getting a new pair of glasses.
Americans now owe an average of $27,253 in student loans as the delinquency rate has increased by more than 47 percent since 2005, according to a new report.
The largest retailers have said they won't add merchant surcharges now allowed on Visa and MasterCard purchases. But for how long?
A survey by TD Ameritrade is the latest in a raft of bad news about the prospects of the generation about to retire.
When you dispute a charge on your credit card you almost always win — at first. But whether it's a winning move in the long run depends on which charges you dispute and how you go about it.
Make sure you claim all of the tax breaks you deserve, from other taxes you have paid to expenses for job hunting, and even good deeds so small you hardly remember them.
A federally backed loan program rolls the cost of fixes into a mortgage, so buyers can yield a quick return on their investment.
The share of Americans 65 and older in the labor force went from 12.1 percent in 1990 to 16.1 percent in 2010, according to new analysis of Census data released Thursday, which experts chalk up to a national economy relying increasingly on older Americans — especially women — working part time to bolster their retirement savings.
Taxpayers in the "sandwich generation" may be able to claim both aging parents and school-aged children as dependents.
The right balance-transfer credit card could save the average indebted household — which has a credit-card balance of around $6,700 — upward of $1,000 in finance charges and fees.
Credit scores from online mortgage shoppers have increased by four points since Mortgage Marvel.com ran a similar tabulation in 2011.
Taxpayers can breathe a sigh of relief after crucial credits and deductions were extended. Now, what were they again?
A few simple steps that will protect the value you see in your home before that guy with the clipboard gets to your house.
More than a quarter of Americans spent less than they had expected during December's holiday rush, according to a Bankrate study.
Medications for rheumatoid arthritis, cancer and other difficult-to-manage conditions can average some $1,766 per prescription, but there are steps patients can take now to help ease the path to the medication they need.
More companies are popping up to help the vast majority of people who have at most several hundred thousand dollars to invest when they retire.
Despite new rules protecting consumers from lenders, there are still many ways buyers can end up paying more than they should.
Americans get an average tax refund of $2,700. If you don’t need that extra $225 a month, you can continue to treat your windfall as an interest-free loan to Uncle Sam.
It is possible to write a will yourself, but if you're planning anything complicated, it might have all the authority of a notarized grocery list.
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