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In 1 out of 3 couples whose marriages seem solid, one spouse is often blindsided by news the other is unfaithful with money.
It's key to figure out how to have your home paid for by the time you retire—and to do what’s necessary to make that happen.
We know the steps to take to improve our finances, yet we are a nation that remains financially unprepared and illiterate.
While bonds and interest rates have an inverse relationship, let’s be clear: Rising rates simply do not guarantee negative bond returns.
Invest new earnings in high-risk, high-growth stocks, but regular reallocation of existing savings to a mix of asset classes makes sense.
Making trades based on emotion, whether on the market or individual stocks, can be treacherous without sufficient knowledge and research.
Finding a financial advisor is the first step toward economic health, so rely on trusted recommendations, see several candidates and ask questions.
From Pez dispensers to duck decoys, passionate but savvy investors are amassing collections of offbeat and oddball items for both love and money.
Hobbyists frustrated with traditional markets and able to sit on investments for decades are turning to tangible assets, such as rare stamps.
Some investors collect classic or antique toys for fun and profit; while toys can yield returns, the trick is knowing what you're doing.
A victim of financial elder abuse, actor Mickey Rooney died at 93 with just $18,000 in the bank. A look at how to combat this national epidemic.
New legislation will ease the bite of the AMT for many, but nearly 4 million Americans will still pay upward of $6,600 in extra taxes for 2013.
With the repeal of DOMA and more states legalizing same-sex marriage, gay and lesbian couples should review their financial relationship.
What Americans don't know understand about Social Security benefits can be hazardous to their retirement plans.
Proper estate planning entails drawing up a detailed will, and perhaps trust or health proxy, with the help of a qualified attorney.
While premiums are expensive, long-term care insurance allows you to maintain your independence and can reduce some financial stress.
The family home, long thought of as a lucrative investment vehicle, performs poorly compared to other asset classes as a means of retirement savings.
The myRA is a good idea for people unable to meet $1,000 IRA minimums. But staying in it after reaching the $1,000 mark? Not such a good idea.
Flush with cash and wary of market volatility, wealthy investors increasingly are buying rare coins and other so-called treasure assets, say advisors.
Students looking for affordable college educations are benefiting from sliding-scale tuition payment plans at many private and public universities.
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