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Thanks to fast action by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, spouses and unmarried partners who run the home will no longer be penalized for lack of income when they apply for cards.
Take-home pay for everything from cooking to handling family finances on the open market, would total $59,862, says Insure.com, down from $60,182 in 2012.
The impulse to help after a disaster is natural, whether it's the Bangladesh accident or the Boston attacks. But giving true help is tricky.
More than 70 percent of those responding to a recent survey by Merrill Lynch said that outliving their good health was more of a concern than outliving their money.
A growing number of financial planners and online websites are making advice on investing more affordable for middle-class families.
Buy anything on the Internet lately without paying sales tax? In all but a few states, you're probably a tax cheat.
Older Americans' need to work longer is being met by a host of websites that match them with jobs that fit their interests.
The mutual fund industry thinks students should know where Madagascar is on a world map, how to solve a quadratic equation, and the difference between value and growth investing.
Some tactics like cutting spending or investing in long-term resources work well in both your home finances and the business world. But be careful when it comes to borrowing money to increase profits.
A little known rule change is signaling just how meaningless the retirement vehicle has become.
Videogames and apps like the "Great Piggy Bank Adventure" promise to teach financial literacy. But some experts say schools may do a better job in spreading the knowledge.
Long-term care insurance providers are hurting, and they are dreaming up new ways to share their pain with consumers. Here's how to cope.
Thanks to Social Security's complex rules, many recipients find out how to maximize their benefits only after it's too late to change their elections.
The average fee a bank charges non-customers to use its ATM increased by 20 percent over the last five years, a recent report found.
Amid speculation that the Defense of Marriage Act may be struck down, same-sex couples and their financial advisors are preparing for many possible changes in taxes and benefits.
There are a variety of reasons a job can get slapped with the "worst job" title,be it danger, stress or just a poor outlook. Here are the 10 Worst Jobs for 2013.
The economy is sputtering back to life and many an employee has an itch to see what else is out there. Before you blast out your resume, check out the 10 best jobs for 2013.
Many of the unbanked are poor, homeless or undocumented, but since most have held checking accounts in the past, their reason for avoiding banks lies elsewhere. A new report from the FDIC blames high fees and low interest rates on deposits.
Older Americans looking for financial guidance encounter professionals using a bewildering array of letters after their names.
A report suggests 20-somethings living in their parents' basement may take after the thrifty, debt-averse survivors of the Great Depression.