Consumers can freeze and unfreeze their credit reports without paying a fee, effective Sept. 21. They still will need to contact all three credit bureaus to cover all their bases. » Read More
By: Darla Mercado
No, you should not use that home equity line of credit to fund your vacation to Bermuda. You also shouldn't use it to pay for the utilities. » Read More
By: Annie Nova
The tax code imposes certain limits — and opportunities — for your retirement saving. » Read More
Americans are eligible for Social Security benefits from age 62, but most financial planners advise delaying claims to maximize payouts.
Investors sell at the worst time and wait too long to get back into stocks. The 'market top' and 'going to cash' calls aren't a strategy.
As geopolitical and economic crises threaten to roil markets, now might be the time to devise a plan to handle any potential market selloff.
Rather than maximizing potential returns through big chunks of stocks in their portfolios, young investors are taking a cautious approach.
Accelerating deductions, harvesting losses and timing investment income can help taxpayers lower the 2014 tax bite from Uncle Sam.
In order to attract business from the country's fastest-growing demographic, advisors need to speak to millennials in their own language.
Regular reallocation of portfolio savings among asset classes is not only wise but critical to managing risk, say financial advisors.
Thanks to rising home prices, a better credit environment and low interest-rate yields, now is a great time to refinance a home mortgage.
Women want skilled financial advisors, but they also demand transparency, reliability, understandability, sensitivity and thoughtfulness.
Many investors believe adhering to the so-called 4 percent rule will guarantee retirement income, but that's not necessarily true anymore.
Ed Butowsky, managing partner at Chapwood Investments, gives his take on the increasing popularity of alternative asset strategies.
Advisors say a crucial step in providing for future care of a special needs child is ensuring enough money goes into a special needs trust.
American kids today are not getting a basic financial education, so parents might consider a fiscal, but fun, bootcamp next summer.
Think stock market is a casino, a Ponzi scheme and it's best to stay out? That cynicism is costing you a lot, says a financial advisor.
Asset size, number of heirs, life events, tax law and even the economic climate can impact how you should craft your estate plan.
Years of record-breaking market highs have led investors to forget that accepting risk is inherent in any long-term investment strategy.
Americans say medical costs in retirement are their biggest financial concern, yet most have not factored those expenses into their plans.
Complex benefits plan options from employers can leave workers unsure of how to choose. How do you know you are making the best decision?
Whether for financial gain or fun, baby boomers are embarking on second careers that can bring in both money and, often, fulfillment.
Popular for maximizing after-tax returns, harvesting losses to offset capital gains also comes with some pretty sizable downside risks.
Consumers can freeze and unfreeze their credit reports without paying a fee, effective Sept. 21. They still will need to contact all three credit bureaus to cover all their bases.
No, you should not use that home equity line of credit to fund your vacation to Bermuda. You also shouldn't use it to pay for the utilities.
The tax code imposes certain limits — and opportunities — for your retirement saving.