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After two consecutive months of positive improvement, optimism of America’s wealthiest has dipped due to continued concerns about the economy and the job market.
From $16 million log mansions in Aspen to $90 million Manhattan penthouses, high-end real estate is defying the broader real-estate slump.
With fuel efficiency rising for competitively-priced gas cars a hybrid is not always the clear winner in energy economic terms. There's an 'ap' to figure the break-even point.
Congress has changed its mind frequently in recent years about inheritance taxes, and will need to decide again this year.
For those who retire with enough money to cover all their needs, you want to know how to give away as much as you can to loved ones without anyone paying any taxes.
Your social security benefits are tax free but other income is not. Should retirees have to pay taxes on that income?
Unfortunately, many people decide to retire without really thinking through the decision, and that can have dire circumstances.
Some company retirement plans have changed with the times, allowing investors to dabble in commodities and real estate. Others have not, hurting diversification.
Some play the grandparent, some claim to cure illnesses that conventional medicine can’t. Others offer ways to make a quick buck to augment your savings.
The economy may be improving but many American families are still weighed down by debt and without a safety net. USA Today reports.
New age increases have been proposed in the federal government's continuing effort to keep the retirement system on sound economic footing.
Military families worry about plenty of things, but their retirement plan usually isn't one of them – until now.
Despite all the debate about the Buffett rule, the U.S. ranked 23rd in terms of the top marginal tax rate in 2011. Find out which 10 countries have the world's highest income tax rates.
That little bundle of joy is going to require a wad of cash. The cost of raising a child from birth to age 17 has surged 25 percent over the last 10 years.
Chances are your standard of living will drop after you split, and your might never recover — unless you get remarried.
Marriage and divorce. When it comes to the convergence of emotion and money, those two events not only define our quality of life but also our standard of living. For this and other reasons, we decided to focus our 2012 edition of "Life Changes" on marriage and divorce — and money.
Not only are people getting better at picking the right partner, couples are also becoming increasingly comfortable with the ebb and flow of incomes in their relationships.
If you think providing for your children after divorce is basically about diapers, dentistry and diplomas, you're in for a life of surprises. Consider everything and work them out to avoid explosive issues down the road.
If you paid more taxes than you feel you should have, maybe you should think about living in a state with a lower tax burden. See which states qualify as American tax havens.
If you like doing business online, have a knack for sites like Facebook, and want to meet new people, sharing-for-money may be an intriguing part of your retirement plan.