Ilana Polyak is a freelance journalist who writes about personal finance and the financial advisory industry.
A tax deduction is not a given each time you open your wallet for a worthy cause. So be sure to check with an advisor first.
As the end of the year approaches, experts say it's a good time to take stock of your financial situation by reviewing important documents.
A new study finds financial advice firms are lacking when it comes to security, accountability and recovery against cyberattacks.
529 college savings plans are popular, but myths about these useful vehicles for higher-education expenses abound. We debunk five of them.
Despite a possible interest-rate rise, homebuying has not slowed. Here is a look at key points sellers and purchasers need to keep in mind.
The 401(k) is Americans' main means to save for retirement, but most don't know how to gauge whether a plan is good, putting savings at risk.
With the average college student owing nearly $30,000, it behooves borrowers to get educated on the ins and outs of student loans.
Ten money-saving, tax-wise tips for 2015, from socking away as much tax-free cash as you can to doling it out where it'll do the most good.
Avoid being misled by myths that cloud the difficult job of preparing for and living in a financially comfortable retirement.
Year-end is traditionally time to undertake tax-loss harvesting to offset investment gains, a good idea for any investor, say advisors.