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As incoming freshmen start packing up and heading off to campus and high-school seniors contemplate what they need to do to prepare applications this fall, many parents and students are asking the question: How are we going to pay for college?
The practices that consumers have adopted in response to the economic crisis ultimately could...make them happier. New studies of consumption and happiness show, for instance, that people are happier when they spend money on experiences instead of material objects, when they relish what they plan to buy long before they buy it, and when they stop trying to outdo the Joneses.
Starting in July 2011, firms that are 401(k) service providers must disclose in writing all direct and indirect compensation received, make available plan investment options in connection with brokerage and record-keeping services or both and disclose any changes to the fee structure within 60 days.
The tax-free growth offered by a Roth IRA can help stretch retirement savings—and that's good news for all Americans, half of whom are at risk of running out of retirement money.
You will enjoy your golden years here—or get your money back. That's the guarantee that residents of retirement communities like Vi at Highlands Ranch outside Denver are banking on.
There is nothing like an inquisitive child to make you realize just how complicated the topic of money is.
Here's something that the struggling hotel sector prefers not to spotlight: it is a favorite target of hackers. The NYT reports.
The Securities and Exchange Commission has introduced new rules to help investors figure out how target-date funds in their 401(k) and other retirement accounts are supposed to hit their target.
After months of haggling, the terms of financial reform are set in Congress. The New York Times explains how this will impact your wallet.
At a time when many banks have become notorious for taking money away from checking account customers, a start-up is planning to double what it’s putting back in account holders’ wallets.
During a recent American Beacon Advisors investment forum in New York, asset managers explained how they are reacting to market volatility and euro zone risks, as they look for new investment opportunities.
If you’re an investor in BP and rely on dividend income to pay your daily expenses, rememeber that relying on one stock or even a handful of stocks is incredibly risky.
It may feel like a monumental step and may involve a bit of heavy lifting—unless you pay someone else to do it—but moving to a less expensive part of the country can significantly stretch your retirement savings.
Carthaginian peace refers to the imposition of a very brutal “peace,” or the armistice imposed on Carthage by Rome that saw the Romans systematically burn Carthage to the ground.
Amid fears over the strength of nearly every major currency, Abu Dhabi’s top hotel has come up with a new type of ATM for their most risk-averse guests. The Emirates Palace is giving those staying there to chance to withdraw gold from the world first ever gold dispenser.
Despite a fully-fledged debt crisis in Europe, the stock market continues to defy the bears to trade higher on the year.
Mutual fund management companies receive handsome fees from people who often have no idea whether they are getting a good deal. For the most part, they're not, says the NYT.
Among debt collectors, Steven Katz is known as a “credit terrorist.” For years, he has run what he calls the Steven Katz School of Bill Collector Education, otherwise known as the “credit terrorist training camp.”
The job market has improved slightly from last year, according to career experts, and certain sectors like government, health care and financial services are hiring.
A recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling offers investors no help in combatting excessive mutual fund fees. And shareholders advocates say the ruling may spark a new round of litigation.
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