Andrew Osterland is a business writer, specializing in personal finance and taxes.
Migration to passively managed funds continues apace, but rising interest rates and increased market volatility is leading to a concurrent move away from pure indexing.
While market turmoil has led investors to safety in the form of Treasurys and muni bonds, the outlook for the tax-exempt market is murky.
Rule changes regarding deductions, exemptions and brackets pose tax-planning challenges for all, including those planning for retirement.
For the average American, owning a home outright is a major objective in life. However, it may not always be the best strategy.
Donating used cars to "charities" helps you unload vehicles, aid a cause and lower your tax burden. Or so Americans believe.
The rationale for a contract guaranteeing income while allowing for participation in potential growth in the markets remains intact.
Enthusiasts say bitcoin is the future of money, yet it is about as volatile as you can get when it comes to investments.
Many investors have no idea how much risk they're open to. One way not to measure risk tolerance is by comparing yours to your neighbor's.
Annuities are unpopular. However, there are some pros to these much-maligned financial products, say advisors.
A look at five ideas and strategies that financial advisors use to help clients with large amounts of debt improve their financial outlook.