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Low- and middle-income households of Americans over 50 have an average balance of $8,278, more typical of young parents or college students.
The first lawsuit over the Carnival cruise ship disaster was filed the day after all passengers landed safely on shore.
The Federal Reserve says the money market fund industry needs more regulations to keep it from a collapse and a repeat of another run on assets. Money market management firms like Fidelity, are fighting back saying enough is being done to keep investors safe.
An attempt by the IRS to get new regulations to stop fraud among tax preparers has hit a roadblock. The issue raises the age-old question of credibility for those who prepare our taxes.
Families can be torn apart or money forfeited by refusing to take death into account financially or attempting to glide over it legally. Here's how to avoid such a dismal scenario.
While prudent borrowers are using extra cash to pay down debt, many are either forgoing the savings to shorten the term of the loan, or spending it.
As companies switch to 401(k)s over traditional pension plans, policymakers are searching for ways to make employee-contribution plans adequate for retirement.
Almost two-thirds of Americans in a new survey said they are doing all they can for retirement, and fewer than a third said they are worried they aren't saving enough.
New research shows that many Fidelity target date funds have routinely turned in worse returns in recent years than their biggest peers.
The Dow's rally to 14,000 and beyond has retirees running in both directions — some are running for more profits and others are running for the exits.
Disinheriting someone can be harsh, and may haunt a family member from beyond the grave, but there may be pragmatic reasons for doing so.
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.
A survey by TD Ameritrade is the latest in a raft of bad news about the prospects of the generation about to retire.
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.
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.
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.