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Second only to mortgages as the largest form of debt, student loans affect nearly 40 million Americans, many of whom may never recover financially.
Tack-on fees help companies make monthly charges appear lower than they actually are. Critics say they are just a sneaky way of simply raising prices.
A reverse mortgage start-up has raised about $230 million in a private offering, which sets the stage for a potential initial public offering.
We all know it's important to save for retirement, but it's just as important where you invest that money.
Men are overconfident and women too timid. Or so go the clichés about gender and investing. Here's the truth and how it can help you plan finances.
After weeks of mortgage market weakness, loan applications rose last week, led by a surge in applications to purchase a home.
Just because you retired abroad doesn't mean that you're exempt from U.S. income tax on withdrawals from a regular IRA.
Whether by friend or by foe, consumers should always report that a card has been lost or stolen.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren wants the next debate in Congress on student loans to focus on refinancing-and she wants the wealthy to pay for it.
Finding a financial advisor is the first step toward economic health, so rely on trusted recommendations, see several candidates and ask questions.
Student loans are the fastest-growing form of consumer debt in America, spurring some graduates to tackle their loans by investing.
Forget about Florida and Arizona. When it comes to quality of life, South Dakota tops the new list of Best States for Retirement from Bankrate.com.
According to a recent Gallup poll, 29 percent of Americans do not own any credit cards, up from 22 percent in 2008.
These states are some of the most vibrant places to settle, but they're toughest on retirees.
Unlike regular IRAs, withdrawals from a Roth account are tax-free in retirement, as long as you meet certain requirements.
Diversifying assets by taxability is important in building a financial planning strategy to last through working years and into retirement.
When it comes to Mother's Day, flowers are second only to greeting cards. Here's how to make sure you're getting the best bloom for your buck.
Here's how you can similarly use your credit cards to mitigate Mother's Day expenses while still making her smile.
Young, financially independent individuals share their route to early retiree freedom.
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