Forbes.com: What Prince Can Teach You About Personal Finance
Music icon Prince died without apparently leaving a will or estate plan. And while he was an entertainment pioneer and cultural trend-setter, in estate planning, he was surprisingly average, Forbes.com explains.
How Americans Blow $1.7 Trillion in Retirement Savings
You're traveling across the desert, feeling parched and looking dirty. You take a long drink of water from your canteen, then wash your face with the rest.
Pros and Cons of Tapping Retirement Accounts Early
401(k) accounts are not designed as piggy banks to be tapped for nonretirement expenses. But stuff happens.
Health Savings Account: The Secret Weapon for Your Retirement Investments
Planning for retirement has never been easy - but it's never been more important than it is today.
Weekly Mortgage Applications Drop 4.1% as Loan Rates Rise
The Mortgage Bankers Assn.'s weekly report on mortgage applications showed a decrease in demand as rates ticked upward to 3.85% from 3.83% on conventional 30-year loans.
Fight Back When Hit With High Credit-Card Fees on Overseas Withdrawals
Increasingly, credit card foreign transaction fees are fading. Some 40% of cards for 12 major issuers don't charge for use abroad, according to a new CreditCards.com survey.
How a Bestseller Helped Change the Rules of Retirement
Last year, an economist and two journalists wrote a book on a nerdy and incredibly complicated topic: Social Security claiming strategies.Would anyone want to read it?
Fund Fees Fall to Record Low as Investors Flock to Vanguard
Investors in U.S mutual funds and exchange-traded funds are paying lower fees than ever before to have their money managed as they shift cash into cheaper products that track indexes, especially those sold by Vanguard Group Inc.
USA Today: 5 Personal Expenses That Will Change in Retirement
Saving for retirement is hard enough as it is with near-zero percent interest rates, rising costs of housing, education and healthcare, in addition to meager income growth.
Goldman Launches Internet Bank With $1 Minimum Deposit
Goldman Sachs has officially launched an online bank aimed at households and small businesses as it expands from its Wall Street base and aims for the masses.
The online-only GS Bank permits consumers to open an account for as little as $1, a big shift for a financial...
The 2008 Recession Created 2 Camps of Millennials. Which One Are You?
The millennial generation's financial views and habits have been most influenced by their parents but the Great Recession has had a lasting impact on how they think about money as well, according to a Bank of America/USA TODAY Better Money Habits survey.
More Americans Are Expected to Remodel Their Homes This Year
A rising number of Americans are preparing to renovate their homes this year, a potential boost for the economy, according to projections released Thursday by Harvard University's Joint Center for Housing Studies.
Millennial Women Save More Than Mom but Less Than Men
American women live longer than men, but they may have a hard time enjoying those few extra years if they don't start putting aside more money.
Washington Post: Trucker Pension Fund May Cut $2.8B Benefits for Quarter-Million Retirees
More than a quarter of a million truckers, retirees and their families reportedly could soon see their pension benefits severely cut - even though their pension fund is still years away from running out of money.
Trump: I'd Likely Seek Replacement for Yellen at Federal Reserve
Donald Trump says that he likes low interest rates, but as president he would look to replace Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.
"I think she's done a serviceable job," Trump tells Fortune magazine in an interview that will be published this week. "I don't want to comment...
You Filed Your Taxes. Are You Going to Get Audited?
Uh-oh. You messed something up on your tax return. What now?
Cash-Strapped Connecticut Drops Plan on Taxes Aimed at Yale
The Connecticut legislature dropped a proposal to tax Yale University's $25.6 billion endowment as a bill to tax its property moved forward.
Simple Moves to Make Now for Many Happy Returns Next Tax Season
You can absolutely make a dent in your 2016 tax bill.
LAT: Lower-Income People Suffer Most From Raising Retirement Age
Saving the Social Security system from possible insolvency can be done with an unpopular mix of benefit cuts, tax hikes and raising the age of eligibility for monthly payments.
Small Business: After April 18, 7 Ways You Can Lower Taxes This Year
With a little thought and a lot of planning, tax-lowering habits can become second nature to you so mid-April won't have to remain such an anxious period each and every year.
Employer Health Benefits for Retirees Keep Declining
(The opinions expressed here are those of the author, a columnist for Reuters.)By Mark MillerPlanning for retirement is tough enough - and it gets even tougher when retirement benefits you expect to receive from an employer are changed on short notice. But a growing number...
Small Business: 6 Lessons From an NBA Team's Historic Season
So you'd naturally think that an NBA team's record-book accomplishment for regular-season wins would offer little or nothing in terms of lessons for a small-business owner, right?
The Golden State Warriors drubbed the Memphis Grizzlies 125-104 to win their 73rd game...
Obama, First Lady Pay $81,000 in Taxes on $436,000 of Income
President Barack Obama paid more than $81,000 in taxes last year on adjusted gross income of more than $436,000.
Owning a Home Has Fewer Tax Benefits Than You Think
The tax benefits of homeownership, which generations of U.S. residents have counted on, have been elusive for typical buyers since mortgage rates started tumbling in 2008, according to an analysis by John Burns Real Estate Consulting LLC.For a married couple who put 20...
FHFA to Reduce Mortgage Balances for Some Delinquent Homeowners
The federal regulator for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac approved a plan to reduce mortgage balances for some American homeowners who have been struggling to make payments in the aftermath of the real estate crash.
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