April 11, 2018

Saving for retirement: Why you and your partner need to talk about your plans ASAP

Fewer couples are talking about their retirement plans, according to a recent study. Here's how to get over conversation hurdles and start saving for your future.

March 13, 2018

Where is my tax refund? How to track federal or state return status and best use your 2018 IRS check

Tax refund tips for 2018, like where your check is, how to contact the IRS if you filed your return by the deadline and your refund is late and the best, smartest ways to spend or invest your cash.
March 1, 2018

How to invest money in 2018: The best beginner’s investment plan, with funds, stocks, bonds and more

What are the best investments? How do you invest in the first place? Here's how to grow your wealth in stocks, bonds, ETFs and more — so you can end up richer and maybe actually retire.
Feb. 28, 2018

Gun companies and your money: The truth about divesting — and what might work even better

Gun control, NRA boycotts and firearm stocks on your mind? Divesting from gun companies can be tough and costly. Here's how you can go about it if you're determined, and what might work even better.
Feb. 14, 2018

Dow Jones today: Why the stock market had a mini-freakout about the inflation rate — then recovered

The Dow Jones industrial average opened lower today on news the consumer price index climbed more than expected. Why is that — and why is the market so volatile right now? Here's what to know.
Feb. 9, 2018

LL Bean return policy ends lifetime guarantee — but these 9 stores still offer unlimited returns

LL Bean boots from yesteryear showing their age? Alas, abuse of the Bean's generous unlimited return policy may have triggered its end. Luckily other retailers still allow returns on anything anytime.

Feb. 7, 2018

Stock market explained: Why the Dow and S&P are acting wild in 2018 — and what you can do about it

Why did the Dow Jones industrial average and S&P 500 crash — and will a rebound last? Here's what experts suggest just happened, and three steps you can take to protect your money.
Feb. 6, 2018

2018 Winter Olympics: Swimmer Dara Torres on adjusting to life after Olympic fame

The 50-year-old has some advice for the current crop of Olympic athletes.
Feb. 2, 2018

This is how to save for the future — and how much money you really need

A rich retirement requires the subtle art of investing in your future self, no matter whether you're busy, in debt, an overachiever or all of the above. Here's how to save enough money.
Jan. 27, 2018

Tax return tips for 2018: 5 filing season savings moves and investments to maximize your 2017 refund

The spring 2018 tax deadline to file your 2017 tax returns is creeping up: Filing opens Jan. 29, and the deadline is April 18. Here's how to file for free and get a big check from Uncle Sam.
Jan. 22, 2018

Can you retire 5 years early? Here is how to find out.

Want to retire early? Adding a few percentage points to your savings rate can lengthen your retirement, a new study found. This is how to figure out how much money you'll need.

Dec. 8, 2017

Make money and get it faster: Instant pay apps give you quick access to wages — but there’s a catch

Goodbye, payday loans! New apps give you faster access to your earnings — but be warned that they could end up hurting you, if you're not careful.
Oct. 30, 2017

Trump tax reform 2017: Will the plan affect you? 5 things to know about tax cuts & the middle class

U.S. tax reform is now on the table in 2017. How might the details of President Donald Trump's tax cut proposal affect the middle class? Here's what to know about the expected bill.
Oct. 30, 2017

This is the only investment “rule” you really need to get richer

The best ways to invest money are not what you think: Whether stocks are up or down, you just need to follow one guideline — rebalancing — above all else.
Oct. 23, 2017

401(k) Contribution Limits 2017-2018: How much should I save? Plus the latest changes on tax reform

Max contributions to your 401(k) can seriously pay off: Here's how much you should have in savings at different life stages — plus whether tax reform changes retirement account limits.
Oct. 19, 2017

Dow Jones Industrial Average: The problem with invoking Black Monday in 2017

Black Monday happened thirty years ago today. Here's what people are getting wrong about one of the worst crashes in market history.

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Oct. 19, 2017
Oct. 10, 2017

Richard Thaler: 5 crucial money saving and life wisdoms from the 2017 Economic Nobel Prize winner

The godfather of brain tricks and life hacks to save money, Richard Thaler has over the years offered great and useful insights into why people behave irrationally with finances — and how to fix that.
Sept. 26, 2017

Bob Corker is the latest moderate Republican to announce plans to retire from Congress in 2018

Corker has been critical of Donald Trump and joins three House Republicans who have also announced plans to retire next year.
Sept. 25, 2017

This one mistake stops you from getting rich and achieving your biggest goals

Plus five brain hacks to help you save money and grow richer — right now — by overcoming your impulses.
Sept. 15, 2017

How do you become a millionaire? Here are 7 ways to end up with $1 million.

Want $1 million? These strategies — plus a little time and patience — can help you.

Sept. 13, 2017

Investing 101: What should you do when the stock market drops? How to plan for the inevitable now

Stock prices keep hitting record highs. Here's why that is worrying investors — and how you can prepare for the inevitable.
Sept. 12, 2017

Should I roll over my 401(k) to an IRA — or my new employer’s retirement plan? What experts say

Rollover 401(k) moves must be undertaken carefully if you are leaving a job. Here's how to choose between your new employer's 401(k), an IRA or Roth IRA and more.
Sept. 8, 2017

Moderate Republicans announce exit from Congress in era of Trump

Three of the most moderate House Republicans aren't running for re-election, giving Democrats prime pick-up opportunities next fall.
Aug. 30, 2017

Want to save money and grow richer? This is the best way to rank financial priorities.

Should you pay off credit cards or student debt first? How much should you save for retirement? These rules of thumb will keep you on track.
Aug. 15, 2017

Most self-made millionaires follow this one simple rule — and so can you

Don't fall into the "lifestyle creep" trap, warns best-selling author Thomas Corley.

Aug. 10, 2017

Should you live in an RV? Here’s why some young people are ditching homes for the nomadic life.

If you love to travel — and hate paying high rent — owning a recreational vehicle may give you the freedom you crave.
Aug. 9, 2017

Want to save more money? These 3 weird psychological tricks could help, according to science.

Your financial choices might be affected by unconscious factors, from how much you need to use the bathroom to the brightness of the space you are in.
July 19, 2017

You’ve got these top money priorities in the wrong order

Should you save for retirement or buy a home? The best investment you can make right now might not be what you think it is.
May 26, 2017

Can freelancers get pensions? How to save for retirement if you don't have a 401(k).

There are more freelancers than ever. Here's how to get a retirement or pension account if you work as one.