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Anxiety persists three years after the recession officially ended. Consumer confidence remains well below the level that would suggest a healthy economy.
Using personalized coupons and store cards, supermarkets are pricing products individually to reward loyalty and maximize sales.
Searching for profits, investors have rediscovered stocks that pay dividends, which have out-gained non-payers by more than 9 percentage points in the past year.
Reverse mortgages have a lot of allure for seniors who own their homes, but high fees and tricky provisions can make avoiding them the best course of all.
Gold bugs may hate to admit it, but their favorite has become just another financial asset, and one whose price has simply become too rich to be a haven any longer.
Income, marital status and other life question influence our decisions to buymore than the economic factors involved, according to a Fannie Mae study. But we rent for the savings.
American companies are already beating Asian and European counterparts on revenues, with more economic uncertainty still expected abroad.
People retiring today are part of the first generation of workers who have paid more in Social Security taxes during their careers than they will receive in benefits after they retire.
The stock market's wild ride have convinced investors to value the fixed returns of bonds. But analysts say most people would be better off with a few well-chosen stocks.
Without a broad agreement by lawmakers a series of automatic tax increases will take effect next year. Here’s what some affluent investors are doing to prepare. The NYT reports.
Should the housing recovery continue, demand for new houses — and timber — should rise, too.
The average balance at the nation's largest 401(k) administrator was $72,800 at the end of June, 2.4 percent less than at the end of March.
The particulars of the fiscal cliff go beyond tax rates, effecting a host of tax breaks and ancillary taxes.
The sweet corn you serve is not as vulnerable to drought conditions as for the corn that’s fed to cows, which might result in higher milk prices.
While 50 percent of Americans between the ages of 50 and 64 use social-networking sites, few use them to find jobs, a skill many will need as they find retirement funds are short.
Hedge funds have been reserved mainly for wealthy investors and institutional investors, but as average investors look for profits, 13 percent of retail revenues come from alternative investments.
No-interest credit cards, which are interest-free only for a limited time, are more common than they were just two years ago.
U.S. stocks are scheduled to boost their dividend payments in the second quarter by $12 billion, pushing the payout to an all-time record, says S&P Dow Jones Indices.
Bankrate's latest Financial Security Index shows that while 60 percent of Americans budget their money, more than a quarter don't put anything away for a rainy day.
Ahead of the new year -- always the season for financial reckoning -- we offer a look at these common mistakes, and ways to stop making them.
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