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About 22 million Americans 60 and older have named a power of attorney to make financial decisions. The CFPB released guidelines on how to help.
Donor-advised funds are rolling in money, but charitable donations are looking almost anemic. Here's why, and what it means for philanthropy.
The weak jobs recovery has hit men and women in different—but nevertheless harsh—ways, and that's leaving many couples struggling to get by.
A new study found "no compelling evidence that young borrowers are bad borrowers."
More and more financial planners are being tasked with helping clients navigate the changing health care landscape.
Most Americans with 401(k) and other defined contribution plans are accumulating debt faster than they're saving for retirement.
A new rule that takes effect Monday should better protect people who make international money transfers.
People with a college degree are more likely to get—and stay—married than their less educated counterparts, according to new research.
Some investors believe legal pot will be the next big thing. This "green rush" mentality is custom-made for scammers.
Student loan servicers use tactics that increase costs for consumers who want to pay their loans off early or have trouble making payments.
Consistent savers had an average $28,000 rise in 401(k) balances between 2007 and 2011, while all such accounts fell $6,000, as study shows.
Bank of America is considering a plan to introduce a checking account that curbs overdraft practices, according to a WSJ report.
Teaching charity is important, but taking your kids to work at a soup kitchen during the holidays is not the way to do it. Here's what works.
Crooks are using a small and relatively cheap piece of off-the-shelf technology to compromise computerized store cash registers.
Every year, retailers pull out all the stops to get us to shop early. Don't buy into the hype.
Social Security recipients won't get much of a raise next year. Is government underestimating how much it costs seniors to pay the bills?
Though average Americans have no control over whether the U.S. debt ceiling is raised, a default could have a direct impact on their finances.
Today's debt ceiling debate has many precedents. But polarization and finances make this fight different, and the implications of a deadlock graver.
What is the price of paying with cash? A study by Tufts University finds that the average American family wastes $1,739 a year.
A panel of personal finance experts, bankers and professional traders on how the debt ceiling crisis could affect personal investments.