A quarter of the people who participated in a new survey say unexpected family finances offset retirement funds.
The job crisis for recent law school graduates just keeps getting worse. Now, graduates from some of the nation's top law schools are having trouble finding jobs. Read more »
Fees related to a 401(k) can cost a median-income household about $155,000 over a lifetime. Read more »
The USDA recently announced that it will be expanding a federal program intended to reduce poverty and improve life in rural areas. Read more »
Seeing how big consumer culture has become and how it affects not just nations, but individuals, can help people make better choices about how they spend their money — and their lives. Read more »
I recently wrote about a survey that noted an increase in rude behavior in the workplace. But one reader says heightened sensitivity, and not necessarily rudeness, is the problem. Read more »
Dear Dave, Is there ever a time you should dip into emergency fund savings in order to pay off your home early? Eric Dear Eric, The only time I would advise this is when your emergency fund is... Read more »
Borrowers who are age 60 or older are the fast-growing age group for education loans, and one in 10 of them is delinquent on a student loan debt. Read more »
The hugely popular personal finance app Mint will soon connect with banks to incorporate their software with online banking. Read more »
If you are in your twenties, saving for retirement may seem silly. Even with student loans to be paid and the need to save for a down payment for a home, it is important to save for retirement, too. Read more »
Jobless claims had an unanticipated spike last week, making for a four-month high. Read more »
Though the new health insurance is on the horizon, 90 percent of Americans didn’t know when the exchanges open or when insurance would kick in. Read more »
Many people have blogs and should really be careful, especially in instances such as the big blog questionnaires that are trendy right now. A lot of casual bloggers willingly participate in these... Read more »
The financial crisis had at least one positive effect: it influenced almost half of Americans to start emergency savings, according to an article by Time. Read more »
When you are ready to buy or sell a home, your first task is to choose an agent to help you. As with all professions, there are good agents and bad. Here’s a guide to choosing a great one. Read more »
In an attempt to determine whether one could invest $100,000 in real estate and sell it for $400,000 in 20 years without paying taxes, an article from Market Watch researched the possibility of... Read more »
The Denver Post recently reported that fewer young people own credit cards. Instead of using plastic and potentially racking up debt — as they've been taught and raised and encouraged to do... Read more »
Filing taxes takes about five minutes in Denmark, Sweden and Spain. Read more »
Even though jobs are increasing nationally, Salt Lake City is one of only 14 of the 100 largest cities that have more jobs now than pre-recession. Read more »
To keep from getting bogged down in the complexities, simplify your retirement planning by breaking it down into two important principals — make sure you are saving enough toward your... Read more »
Tax extensions, though not ideal, are available for those who can’t complete their returns in time. Read more »
Emergency unemployment compensation will be reduced due to the federal sequestration. Read more »
There are certain financial records that don’t belong in the shredder. Read more »
A new survey shows that U.S. teens are overly concerned with failure. The desire to avoid taking risks might prevent them from tackling STEM subjects — science, technology, engineering and math. Read more »
People spend so much time and words in email, they could have written a novel last year. Read more »
A Pittsburgh woman started a new career at 45. Read more »
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Joe Gross, self-professed 'National Mortgage Expert,' talks about the pros and cons of home mortgages in today's economy. Read more »
The housing market may be on its way to another bubble, according to a new article that ran Thursday on Bloomberg.com. Read more »
A new smartphone app called Buycott will help consumers determine whether the products they buy are owned by companies whose values align with their own. Read more »
According to a new study by the Institute of Economic Affairs, retiring may have a negative effect on one's health. Read more »
Paying off a home mortgage early has some advantages — and some dangers. Read more »
With the increasing problem of identity theft, the Consumer Federation of America has released a new set of tips to avoid being tricked by false organizations designed to steal personal... Read more »
Yes, the debate about owning gold as an investment will likely always rage on. Just be careful not to make significant moves with your money based on emotion — and in this gold environment,... Read more »
Nearly a quarter of the people who participated in a new survey by Ameriprise Financial said that supporting adult children or grandchildren had disrupted their retirement savings. Read more »
On average, people may have money in their retirement accounts, but the median shows that half of Americans are unprepared for retirement. Read more »
Cyprus may presell the country's offshore natural gas reserves to raise cash quickly and pull it out of its deep financial crisis, the country's finance minister said Thursday. Read more »
When the price of gold plunged $200 last month, many people thought they caught the sound of the gold bubble popping. Read more »
You don’t have to break the bank or go into debt to throw your perfect wedding. There are lots of wedding expenses that can be easily downsized, or avoided altogether. Read more »
According to multiple new studies, many homebuyers do not understand the terms of their mortgage. Read more »
People avoid awkward money moments, but there are a few things they could do to make them less embarrassing. Read more »
A plunge in the cost of gas drove down a measure of U.S. consumer prices last month by the most since December 2008. Excluding the drop in fuel costs, prices were largely unchanged. Read more »
According to a recent report by The Vanguard Group, consumer credit increased only $8 billion in March, the smallest it’s been in eight months. Read more »
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