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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.
Though research says women spend more impulsively than men, the data also shows that women are more practical investors.
A provision of the Affordable Care Act squeezes premiums that drugmakers collect from the government has yielded savings of $687 million in the first six months of 2012.
"We have seen this in recession eras before," says the head of the research group that conducted the survey. "People want to give themselves some sort of treat. They want their vacation."
Newlyweds can mutually protect their credit scores by keeping their finances unentangled.
Same-sex couples and their children are vulnerable, both legally and financially, in the 33 states that do not allow same-sex parents to both adopt.
When rank-and-file investors are most mistrustful of the market, stocks gain an average of 5 percent, according to a poll that has measured Main St. sentiment since 2009.
European stocks are cheap, but it's important to ask where the companies' profits are coming from.
Many people want to spend their later years in an environment that makes them feel like they’ve stumbled upon a secret paradise.
Securitization of student loans led to more aggressive underwriting for borrowers who could not possibly afford the debt they took on.
USA TODAY reporter John Waggoner explains the Libor scandal and what it means to you.
Auto loans, particularly to buyers with credit scores of 679 or lower, are becoming easier to get as credit gets cheaper.
During the recession, more workers took loans from their 401(k)s to help with daily living expenses. But as the unemployment rate remained high, the rate of 401(k) loan defaults went up.
A biennial Prudential study finds that 53 percent of women are the breadwinners in their households, but they still lack confidence when it comes to dealing with money.
Why are companies rushing to reduce pension plan payments? The answer is simple: Because they can.
Some middle-earners will be paying more under the reform plan, but even those "losers" will likely enjoy better coverage than they have now.
Emotions can get the best of us, whether we're getting into a marriage or getting out of it. Here's how to make sure your heart doesn't rule over your head during your divorce.
As the cost of college continues to rise, many students are finding even the Bank of Mom & Dad has tightened its lending practices.