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Charitable giving can include any of the "three T's": time, talent and treasure.
We may first buy life insurance when we become parents. But some of the best strategies apply after the kids are out and the house is paid off.
The net wealth of U.S. households rose in the third quarter to its highest since late 2007, a hopeful sign for consumer spending.
On average, incomes were up 5.2 percent across all metropolitan areas in 2011.
Veterans returning from combat are cautious when it comes to taking ordinary risks with their money.
As insurance red tape becomes more onerous, more primary care physicians are opting to charge patients a yearly fee for service.
Local banks are more comfortable making home construction loans. But qualifying is more complicated than for a conventional mortgage.
A new report from adds some firm data to the debate over how to keep struggling homeowners from defaulting on their mortgages.
Behind the estate tax rate, IRS tax rules seem to bend to accommodate successful investors who want to preserve their wealth for another generation.
The average American is no longer financially distressed, according to one study. Now families are waiting for the national economy to do its part.
Many Gen Xers fear they will never make up ground lost in the deep economic downturn of 2007 to 2009.
Investors want to be defensive, but have come to realize that the risk of stocks beats the alternative.
Employee 401(k) accounts grew more than 4 percent in the third quarter as a rising stock market boosted investment returns.
Now that Obama care appears to be here to stay, it’s time to make plans based on the changes in the Affordable Care Act.
More than 50 million people have scores of 785 or higher, and they exhibit “strikingly similar” credit habits.
The Amex and Wal-Mart venture could change what it means for the long-term viability of the prepaid card market’s old guard.
Property owners who are ready to move to a less flood-prone area may find relief in a new program.
Home owners in Sandy's path face an unpleasant reality: property damage caused by flooding is unlikely to be covered by insurance.
The credit card network is helping marketers target customers who are more likely to buy their products and services.
Many banks aren't being upfront about their checking-account fees and are even charging more for some basic functions.