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Millennials, the next generation of investors, have trust issues. They want to do business with firms that treat them fairly and with respect.
While there are pros and cons to annuities, some experts say they have their place because they act as insurance policies that protect retirees.
Stay-at-home spouses and their working partners must take advantage of their various options as they create a retirement plan. Here's some advice.
Prenuptial agreements are common among the financial elite. Divorce settlements can be astronomical. But in some cases, prenups may make sense for the 99 percent.
While saving on your own takes some serious discipline, even small amounts can add up over time.
You don't have to be Rupert Murdoch or his wife, Wendi Deng, to know that divorce can require as much preparation as a military campaign.
Google is your best friend when it comes to catching a financial advisor with dreams of pulling off a Ponzi scheme before they make off with your money.
More upbeat about their prospects, Boomers are reshaping traditional notions of how the golden years should be lived.
If the only time you hear your advisor's voice is on their answering machine, or they're unresponsive to email, find someone else who makes time for you.
The recent turmoil in the bond markets and performance dip in higher-risk bond funds is a chance for investors to reevaluate their investment approach with their financial advisor.
Despite a proliferation of games and apps, and efforts by schools to teach the subject, financial literacy declined between 2009 and 2012, a survey shows.
Millennials are inheriting wealth at a greater rate than the two previous generations. The good news is they may be better suited to it than their parents or grandparents.
Whatever the fixes to the fiscal cliff mean to your wallet, the start of a new year is a great time to take your financial future into your own hands.
Web-based portfolio-management tools combine powerful analytics with flat fees. But is that enough to move private investors online?
Consumer advocates are concerned that fiduciary standard rules won't be strong enough to protect consumers, while registered advisors fear that complex rules will favor bigger firms.
Each of the three different advisor models creates different incentives, which is why it pays to understand them when selecting your financial planner. Be selective.
Consumers would do well to follow these financial survival skills, according to Eleanor Blayney, consumer advocate for the CFP Board.
America's student loan debt has hit a new record. CNBC's Scott Cohn reports on the real cost of college and provides a look at some of the ugly numbers.
Online financial start-ups offer low-cost guidance based on an investor’s age and risk tolerance.
To choose the right financial professional to help you manage your portfolio, you need to understand the different services they offer.
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Scammers are exploiting Heartbleed fears, so purported fixes might be ploys to get access to financial information.
Lack of insurance literacy could result in a costly surprise when it comes time to make a claim. Some common oversights.