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The first tax filing season under the new federal tax law is proving to be surprising, confusing — and occasionally frightening — for some Americans.
Tidying up isn't just for closets and junk drawers. Financial advisors recommend purging old financial documents and records, too.
As interest rates continue to climb, savers are finally having their moment in the sun.
A new cap on the deduction for state and local taxes has prompted some New Jersey residents to shop around for lower property taxes. The surprise: They didn't have to pick up stakes to a new state in order to lower their bills.
A growing number of tools prepare you for the threats lurking around the market, from a trade war to climate change, by letting you test them out on your investments before they ever happen.
Across the 100 U.S. cities with the largest 65-and-older populations, Social Security averages 42 percent of retiree income, according to recent research.
You don't have to rely just on your paycheck for your student loans. Volunteering, apps and even some jobs could help you pay down your debt.
Health savings accounts, or HSAs, offer a triple tax advantage for savers, and millennials, thanks to their youth, are uniquely positioned to leverage this health-care spending option for long-term retirement planning.
Large withholdings may yield large refunds, but one Florida man took this to the extreme. Here's how he managed to scoop up a large check from the IRS — and why you shouldn't try this.
The average tax refund issued by the IRS is $1,949, down from $2,135 in the year-ago period, according to the IRS. That may not necessarily be a bad thing. Here's what you should know.
The deduction for medical expenses is one of the few remaining tax breaks available to taxpayers.
People are feeling good about their wallets, and it shows. Nearly 70 percent of participants in a recent Gallup poll said they expect their finances to be better off by this time next year. Here's why.
AARP asked a jobs expert to compile a list of the 6 best options for workers over age 40 who are looking to shift careers.
Browsing for an affordable retiree haven? Take a look at Panama. What you need to know about retiree discount programs in Central and South America.
Lawmakers are proposing a massive overhaul to the student debt system, in which borrowers' monthly bills would be automatically deducted from their paychecks.
Seniors lose an estimated $2.9 billion annually due to financial exploitation, according to the United States Senate Special Committee on Aging.