MSN Money advice, articles and financial news stories - MSN Money expert advice on retirement planning and savings. From insurance to investment tips, learn how to budget your money on MSN Money.2011 Microsoften-us60investment, retirement planning, taxes, savingsGet discounts with a little help from your friendsYou can score deals by referring new services to potential customers. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:30:00 GMT Saranow Schultz, U.S. News & World ReportHow to lower your hospital delivery billsAre you prepared to pay the price for your new bundle of joy?Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:30:00 GMT Glover, U.S. News & World ReportJetBlue will have to fight for its soulWall Street wants the airline to ditch the perks and squeeze more profits from passengers. But value and service are the discount carrier's biggest competitive advantage in a fiercely crowded market.Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:30:00 GMT Sanati, FortuneOne place you won't find Alibaba: ETFsDespite the IPO hype, you won't be able to invest in China's e-commerce juggernaut through the big tech or emerging markets funds. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 21:15:00 GMT Cox, CNBC4 reasons automating your finances is a bad ideaThe notions of direct deposit and paying bills automatically used to be alien, but now they're the norm. Should they be?Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:15:00 GMT Bond, GoBankingRates.com5 questions to answer before you retireIt’s important to have a plan for how you will spend your time in retirement.Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:00:00 GMT Bernard, U.S. News & World ReportStaples among 10 hot picks to watchThe struggling office-supply chain appears on StockScouter's latest list of 10 recommended stocks.Fri, 12 Sep 2014 20:45:00 GMT social media blunders that cost a millennial a job -- or worseA generation that lives its life on Facebook and Twitter learns the hard way that the bar for what can get you fired is surprisingly low.Fri, 12 Sep 2014 16:30:00 GMT Poppick, MoneyHave hybrids and electric cars lost their spark? The Nissan Leaf, Chevy Volt, Toyota Prius and other electrified cars were projected to gain a bigger chunk of the auto market, but sales have gone flat in 2014. What happened?Thu, 11 Sep 2014 19:30:00 GMT Tuttle, Money8 business travel secrets every frequent flyer should knowBe a savvy traveler and make your flying experience pleasurable and seamless by following these tips.Thu, 11 Sep 2014 17:30:00 GMT LeporeDitch the hotel and save money on your next business tripCheck out these cheaper and interesting accommodation options if you’re looking to save some bucks on travel expenses. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 17:30:00 GMT LeporeSmart travel tips for the small business ownerUse these strategies and tech tools to boost productivity and minimize expenses when traveling.Thu, 11 Sep 2014 17:15:00 GMT Taylor Christensen6 secrets to surviving the red eye Follow these best practices — not just for surviving the red eye — but for feeling ready to conquer the world when you step off the plane.Thu, 11 Sep 2014 17:15:00 GMT LeporeSecret perks for the frequent business travelerRoad warriors often overlook these little perks that can turn a stressful journey into a smooth one.Thu, 11 Sep 2014 16:15:00 GMT MortonHow to save with a shopping to-do listWhether you opt for a digital or print version, to-do lists can help save time and money. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:30:00 GMT Cordaway, U.S. News & World Report11 creative things job seekers have done to get noticedFrom the inspired to the inappropriate, these job seekers made a lasting impression on their interviewer.Wed, 10 Sep 2014 19:45:00 GMT Dill, ForbesTaxes to watch out for in retirementMoving to a low-tax state could significantly reduce your tax bill in retirement.Wed, 10 Sep 2014 14:45:00 GMT Brandon, U.S. News & World ReportCities with best credit and lowest debtDoes your hometown rank on these lists of cities with financially sound residents?Wed, 10 Sep 2014 14:45:00 GMT Colley, MainStreetWater ETFs: Smarter than you think?These niche funds have lagged the S&P 500 over the past five years, but in terms of investing logic, water may be the ultimate long-term play.Wed, 10 Sep 2014 14:45:00 GMT Balchunas, BloombergProfitless stock IPOs are boomingWho needs profits? For the first time since the dot-com era, 83% of this year's IPOs have negative earnings. Does that signal a new tech bubble?Tue, 09 Sep 2014 20:45:00 GMT Davidson, Money4 funds to profit from global turmoilInternational stocks already reflect a lot of bad news -- and then some -- meaning they could outperform pricey US shares in the coming years. Tue, 09 Sep 2014 20:30:00 GMT Goldberg, KiplingerThe best-selling cellular phonesApple has two new phones on the way. The screens are bigger; will sales get upsized, too?Tue, 09 Sep 2014 18:45:00 GMT MediaThe best ways to get online coupon codesStop ignoring these easy ways to save money. Here's where you can find coupon codes online.Tue, 09 Sep 2014 15:00:00 GMT Huddleston, Kiplinger5 things you don't know about auto loan ratesGet all the facts and understand all the angles before you head down the road toward this major purchase.Tue, 09 Sep 2014 15:00:00 GMT Higuera, GoBankingRates.comThis app could help you retire on spare changeAimed at millennials, with their penchant for tech and distrust of big banks, Acorns rounds up card purchases and invests the difference. Mon, 08 Sep 2014 23:30:00 GMT Kadlec, Money 3 reasons you can't get that insurance payoutHere are several common consumer errors and reasons insurance companies deny claims.Mon, 08 Sep 2014 15:45:00 GMT Williams, U.S. News & World Report5 Alibaba IPO risks you need to knowAfter the initial euphoria wears off, concerns over valuation and growth will set in.Mon, 08 Sep 2014 11:45:00 GMT Reeves, MarketWatch 5 ways to invest in this bulletproof sectorBetween aging boomers and Affordable Care Act reforms, health care remains a solid investment theme. Here are the best ways to get in on it. Fri, 05 Sep 2014 20:45:00 GMT Reeves, MarketWatch 8 things new employees should never doComplaining about your old boss or taking long lunches may be fine later -- but not now.Thu, 04 Sep 2014 20:45:00 GMT Green, U.S. News & World ReportHow to plug your budget leaks Stop your money from going down the drain.Thu, 04 Sep 2014 14:45:00 GMT Lowry, U.S. News & World Report8 Facebook privacy settings you need to check nowYour personal data is extremely valuable to social media companies – and hackers, too. Here are some key ways to safeguard your profile. Thu, 04 Sep 2014 13:15:00 GMT Dolan, KiplingerSalaries for 2014 grads greater than expectationsThis year's college graduates are earning more than they expected to in their first jobs out of school. But they weren’t expecting very much.Wed, 03 Sep 2014 20:45:00 GMT Korn, The Wall Street JournalWhy you shouldn't put all your money into index fundsPassive funds are performing superbly as the bull market charges ahead. But don't look for them to protect you when stocks inevitably stumble.Wed, 03 Sep 2014 19:15:00 GMT Goldberg, Kiplinger7 card strategies to help your creditManaging your plastic properly is key to having healthy finances. Wed, 03 Sep 2014 14:45:00 GMT DiGangi, Credit.com5 secrets to landing the job you really wantDream of venturing forth into a new and rewarding career? Navigate your journey with expert help from people who know the territory.Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:15:00 GMT Hannon, Money MagazineIs your portfolio too diversified? Diversification is important, but don't get carried away: A three-fund mix of foreign and US stocks and bonds can be enough to get you to, and through, retirement. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:45:00 GMT Updegrave, The Wall Street JournalWinnebago rolls againThe iconic maker of motor homes is on the rebound. Can a flood of retiring baby boomers restore the company to its full glory? Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:45:00 GMT Fry, FortuneHow to interview your interviewerFive tips for assessing a job and a potential employer.Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:45:00 GMT Yeager, U.S. News & World ReportWhy you shouldn't wait to retireDon’t delay retirement until you are too old to fully enjoy it.Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:45:00 GMT Bernard, U.S. News & World ReportIn big year for IPOs, the biggest lies just aheadWith the much-anticipated public offering by Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba looming, here's a look at the year thus far.Wed, 27 Aug 2014 19:45:00 GMT MediaCan these funds keep beating the market?Index investing has soared in popularity, with good reason. But some actively managed mutual funds have beaten the S&P 500 for over a decade. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:45:00 GMT Foster, MainStreet5 obstacles to early retirementPeople who engage in these behaviors will never be able to retire early.Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:30:00 GMT Udo, U.S. News & World Report3 dividend-rich ETFs for volatile marketsWith their steady, high yields and low correlation to the S&P 500, utilities stocks can help light up your portfolio. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:45:00 GMT Prestbo, MarketWatchThe financial risks of retirement communitiesWhat happens when a senior living community goes bankrupt? Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:45:00 GMT Carole Moore, Bankrate.comHow to keep your resume from getting lost in cyberspaceThe gatekeepers between you and the job you want are often digital first, human second. Here's how to approach both.Mon, 25 Aug 2014 20:00:00 GMT Fisher, FortuneThe risks of spending your retirement savingsWatch out for these pitfalls when drawing down your retirement investments.Mon, 25 Aug 2014 15:45:00 GMT Ning, U.S. News & World Report$101 Apple among 10 hot picksWith a larger-screened iPhone 6 on the way, the consumer tech giant leads StockScouter's latest list of 10 recommended stocks. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 22:00:00 GMT menus trick you into spending moreRestaurants know that the right wording and layout can get you to shell out more money for the same entrée. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:30:00 GMT Fottrell, MarketWatchThe top 10 companies for culture and valuesTwitter takes the top spot, according to a new survey by Chick-fil-A also makes the list.Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:30:00 GMT Hill, MarketWatch6 reasons colleges may increase your financial aidIt might take some extra paperwork, but a school may sweeten its financial aid package in some circumstances.Thu, 21 Aug 2014 21:30:00 GMT Couch, Bankrate5 ways to protect your money from hackersYou can't completely defend your finances from fraud. But you can make yourself much, much safer by taking a few essential steps. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:45:00 GMT Chatzky, FortuneAre machines killing the job market?Traditionally, new technologies have created more jobs than they've destroyed over the long term. Now some economists say that may be changing. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:30:00 GMT Reed, MainStreetYour financial health: 4 vital signsThese key numbers can help you take the pulse of your finances. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 20:15:00 GMT Pinsker, ReutersSouthwest Airlines, 9 more hot picksThe popular discount carrier touches down in StockScouter's latest list of 10 recommended stocks. Fri, 15 Aug 2014 18:45:00 GMT to deal with a retirement catastropheThese backup plans will help you weather almost any retirement obstacle.Thu, 14 Aug 2014 21:15:00 GMT Ning, U.S. News & World ReportThe best-paying jobs for high school graduatesA new survey by CareerBuilder details the best-paying occupations for high school graduates.Thu, 14 Aug 2014 17:30:00 GMT Cole, The Fiscal Times3 best airline stocks to buy nowProfits are soaring as carriers raise fares and fees, but heed the industry's history of enormous losses.Thu, 14 Aug 2014 13:15:00 GMT Petruno, Kiplinger10 newbie job seeker failsWatch out – these mistakes could sink your job search. Here's how to dodge them.Wed, 13 Aug 2014 16:45:00 GMT Morgan, U.S. News & World ReportSmart investors ignore the newsIt's OK to read the headlines – just don't trade on them. Wed, 13 Aug 2014 15:00:00 GMT Jaffe, MarketWatchHow the 401k became a $4 trillion key to US retirement Account balances are up, and more Americans than ever are relying on 401k's for their retirement. Wed, 13 Aug 2014 14:15:00 GMT Koeppel, The Fiscal TimesHow to dispute credit report errorsA step-by-step guide for getting credit bureaus to correct mistakes on your report.Wed, 13 Aug 2014 14:00:00 GMT Lee, U.S. News & World ReportWhich retailers make the grade for back to school?Stores that offer students the right mix of styles -- while still appealing to their parents' pocketbooks -- can see a big boost at summer's end. Tue, 12 Aug 2014 18:15:00 GMT Gustafson, CNBC4 prescription drug myths debunkedThe truth behind the price difference between generic and brand-name drugs.Tue, 12 Aug 2014 15:00:00 GMT Lacie Glover, U.S. News & World Report10 ways you are undermining your careerDo you keep getting treated poorly by bosses? Passed over for promotions? Sometimes it is just bad luck, but sometimes you are doing things that can negatively affect your career. Here are 10 of them.Mon, 11 Aug 2014 19:15:00 GMT Lucas, CBS MoneyWatchStudy: Data breaches pose a greater riskOdds rise to 1 in 3 that stolen info will be used by thieves.Mon, 11 Aug 2014 15:15:00 GMT Ladika, CreditCards.com8 countries to find stock bargainsAssets are pricey across the board, but some pros still see a few pockets of value. You just have to go pretty far off the beaten path to find them.Mon, 11 Aug 2014 14:45:00 GMT Arends, The Wall Street Journal Beaten-down Eaton among 10 stocks to watchShares of the industrial giant got pummeled 13 percent after a sluggish profit forecast and analyst downgrades. Has the stock become a bargain? Fri, 08 Aug 2014 20:15:00 GMT breach protection: 10 stepsWorried your credit card information has been hacked? Follow these tips.Fri, 08 Aug 2014 14:45:00 GMT Merzer, The payoff for good customer serviceCompanies with high marks for the way they treat customers often do well by investors. Is there a connection?Thu, 07 Aug 2014 16:45:00 GMT MediaWhere to look for dividends nowIncome investing isn't just about utilities and telecom stocks. Energy, health care and mature tech companies offer solid payouts as well. Thu, 07 Aug 2014 15:15:00 GMT Borzykowski, CNBCBooks to boost your portfolioEvery investor could benefit from reading these business classics. Wed, 06 Aug 2014 19:30:00 GMT Arends, The Wall Street JournalFinancial infidelity: Are you a victim?Are you guilty of excessive spending or other money moves without your mate's knowledge? Wed, 06 Aug 2014 15:30:00 GMT Geffner, Bankrate.comBuy-and-hold investing isn't dead, it's just impossibleWhatever your investment strategy may be, emotional discipline is what matters most -- and in times of crisis, that can be hard to come by. Tue, 05 Aug 2014 17:15:00 GMT Jaffe, MarketWatchStudent debt 'relief' scams offering nothing but distressScammers are taking advantage of people looking for ways to lower their monthly student loan payments.Tue, 05 Aug 2014 15:30:00 GMT Weisbaum, CNBCAirline ETF grounded just as stocks took flightThe Guggenheim Airlines ETF shut down right in the middle of a 2-year, 150% rally in airline shares, leaving investors stuck on standby. Mon, 04 Aug 2014 14:00:00 GMT Balchunas, BloombergWho's winning the coffee wars? McDonald's and Dunkin' Donuts were aiming at Starbucks when they started pouring premium coffees a few years ago, but the siren of Seattle has remained unscathed.Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:45:00 GMT J. Lim, MoneyDump these investments nowAt this point, it makes sense to rebalance your holdings and reduce risk. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's 'sell' list is a good place to start.Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:45:00 GMT Gold, MarketWatchThe case for college students having credit cardsAvoiding jungle juice is a good idea. But plastic shouldn't be taboo.Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:30:00 GMT Lowry, U.S. News & World Report3 reasons investors have it goodWith more choices, falling fees and lower tax rates, today's individual investors enjoy many advantages compared to just 20 years ago.Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:45:00 GMT Clements, The Wall Street Journal 7 retirement milestones you need to knowMake sure you're on track during each phase of retirement planning.Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:45:00 GMT Campbell, U.S. News & World Report12 baby boomer retirement trendsThe youngest baby boomers are turning 50 this year and the oldest have already begun to retire.Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:15:00 GMT Sightings, U.S. News & World ReportSilver ETFs are shining this summerGold's less glittery cousin is used as both a store of wealth and as an industrial metal, making it an alternative to pricey stocks that is still sensitive to economic growth.Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:45:00 GMT Balchunas, BloombergSneaky ways food companies make you eat price increasesAre you spending so much at the supermarket that you get indigestion? This may be why.Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:45:00 GMT Cole, The Fiscal Times7 steps to pick the right mutual fundWhile the industry has changed dramatically over the years, the process of choosing a good investment fund hasn't. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:45:00 GMT Jaffe, MarketWatch 10 reasons to get life insuranceLife insurance is a more important component of your financial planning than you likely realize.Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:15:00 GMT Smith, Credit.com4 ways to save on back-to-school shoppingOnline stores and sample sales can help you stay within your budget.Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:00:00 GMT Koivu, U.S. News & World ReportCarlos Slim's telecom, 9 more stocks to watchAmerica Movil, the Mexican billionaire's massive phone empire, appears on StockScouter's latest list of 10 recommended stocks. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 03:30:00 GMT to recover from a big career mistakeIt's possible to rehabilitate yourself from even the worst professional blunders.Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:45:00 GMT A. Graves, U.S. News & World Report5 words to avoid saying during a job interviewGive yourself the best chance in the interview by banishing these words and phrases from your vocabulary.Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:30:00 GMT Salemi, U.S. News & World ReportHow to overcome 4 major credit regretsIt's never too late to fix your 'I wish I'd ...' mistakes.Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:00:00 GMT Konsko, U.S. News & World Report4 signs it's time to sell a stockAfter a prolonged rally, it's good to put your emotions aside and give your portfolio an impartial review. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:15:00 GMT Gustke, BankrateAre we in the third-biggest stock bubble in US history?Stocks haven't been this overvalued since the market peaks of 1999 and 1929, according to a new research report. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:30:00 GMT Arends, MarketWatch Do you have enough life insurance?A new study shows Americans have even less insurance since the recession, leaving their families vulnerable.Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:15:00 GMT Palmer, U.S. News & World ReportAmerica's biggest banks, ranked by savings accountsSavings accounts are one of the most basic services banks offer customers. How does your bank stack up?Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:15:00 GMT Money staffShould you buy the Alibaba IPO? China's e-commerce juggernaut boasts such fast growth and high margins that much of the hype surrounding its US market debut may be justified. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:00:00 GMT Milstead, KiplingerThe 7 deadly sins of retirementAvoid these mistakes and have a retirement that would make Dante proud.Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:45:00 GMT W. Fraser, Bankrate.comMoney to-do's for every decade of your lifeYour financial needs change as you get older, and your money management decisions should mature as you do.Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:45:00 GMT Ryan Jyoti, LearnVestOil and gas stocks among 10 picks to watchStockScouter's latest list of recommended stocks is gushing with energy producers to suit all types of investors.Fri, 18 Jul 2014 21:45:00 GMT to quit your job in styleThere's a right and a wrong way to leave your job. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 21:30:00 GMT Yeager, U.S. News & World ReportThat extramarital affair is costing you a fortuneCheating on your partner comes with a higher price tag than you would imagine. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 14:45:00 GMT Federico-O'Murchu, CNBC6 tips for picking the right mutual fundA 4- or 5-star rating is great, but it pays to dig a little deeper when you're researching funds for your retirement portfolio. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 11:45:00 GMT Halloran, U.S. News & World ReportThe secret to investing on your ownInvesting isn't a game of buying low and selling high, and you don't need to pay anyone to do it for you. It's about owning companies, and taking a risk to do so.Wed, 16 Jul 2014 20:15:00 GMT Regnier, MoneyBuy hot stocks without getting burnedChasing after the market's highfliers can lead to trouble, but when used in tandem with a value strategy, momentum investing can improve returns. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 18:15:00 GMT Burton, MarketWatchThe most endangered jobs in 2014Mail carriers, newspaper reporters and travel agents are among the workers most likely to lose their jobs, according to a new CareerCast report.Tue, 15 Jul 2014 15:30:00 GMT Shavin, Forbes20 ETFs to plug gaps in your portfolioThere are over a thousand exchange-traded funds out there, and while you'll never need most of them, the right ones can fill holes in your investment strategy.Mon, 14 Jul 2014 20:15:00 GMT S. Huang, Kiplinger4 big ways your expenses could rise in retirementConventional wisdom holds that you'll spend less once you retire. There are some bills that could get bigger, though.Mon, 14 Jul 2014 16:00:00 GMT Daugherty, Investopedia$7 beer stock among 10 hot picksYou can own a share of Brazilian brewer AmBev SA, which appears on StockScouter's latest list of recommended picks, for about the price of a beer.Fri, 11 Jul 2014 21:45:00 GMT ways to play this housing marketAll those millennials living with their parents will eventually want their own homes. And while builder stocks aren't cheap enough yet, there are other ways to profit from the fact that everyone needs a place to live.Thu, 10 Jul 2014 20:30:00 GMT K. Glassman, KiplingerFlood insurance: A man-made disasterA recent report says the National Flood Insurance Program may be beyond repair, thanks to congressional meddling.Thu, 10 Jul 2014 15:45:00 GMT Leefeldt, Insure.comInside the FBI's big penny-stock bustOperation Pennypincher, one of the largest investment-fraud stings ever mounted in the US, targeted the murky world of penny stocks. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 17:30:00 GMT Eaglesham, The Wall Street JournalFinding winners in tech's 'bargain' binHigh-flying tech stocks such as Twitter and LinkedIn are cheaper than they were -- but are they cheap enough? Some money managers say yes. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 19:45:00 GMT de Aenlle, Money8 ways to confront long-term unemploymentIf you've been out of work more than six months, it's time to change your job-hunting strategy.Mon, 07 Jul 2014 20:45:00 GMT Fertig , U.S. News & World ReportHow to become a networking superstarFollow these easy steps, and you'll see your network grow and expand in ways that will help you succeed.Mon, 07 Jul 2014 20:45:00 GMT Salpeter, U.S. News & World Report30 smart career moves you should make by 30From networking to job hunting and then wowing your boss once you land the gig, here are some savvy moves experts recommend early in your career.Mon, 07 Jul 2014 20:45:00 GMT Oakley, LearnVest10 major mistakes you're making in your job huntHere's what you've got to watch out for if you are having trouble landing a new job.Mon, 07 Jul 2014 20:45:00 GMT Olson, U.S. News & World Report5 fees that are killing your retirementThese excessive charges are a drain on your investments, but they can be avoided with some advance planning.Mon, 07 Jul 2014 18:15:00 GMT Berger, U.S. News & World ReportGot a great investing idea? Start your own ETFA new online broker allows you to create theme-based baskets of stocks. If other users like your idea enough to buy into it, you'll receive royalties. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 18:30:00 GMT Yates, CNBC How apps can help you buy a carWhen you're making a big investment, you can use all the help you can get. It's time to enlist your smartphone in your hunt for a new car.Thu, 03 Jul 2014 15:15:00 GMT Wong, Bankrate.com10 financial commandments for your 20sTend to these tasks now to achieve your financial independence later.Thu, 03 Jul 2014 15:15:00 GMT Rapacon, Kiplinger10 financial commandments for your 30sAfter establishing a solid financial foundation in your 20s, use the next decade of your life to keep building and protecting your wealth.Thu, 03 Jul 2014 15:15:00 GMT Rapacon, KiplingerConnect the dots to better investingWhen pieced together, seemingly unrelated news items can form a clearer picture of how to improve your investing strategy. Wed, 02 Jul 2014 18:30:00 GMT Solin, U.S. News & World Report3 bad reasons we overpay for mutual fundsThe numbers say that cheap index funds are your best bet. So why are people still willing to pay fund managers so much?Mon, 30 Jun 2014 18:15:00 GMT Regnier, MoneyThese ETFs should be rated RWhile most index funds are suitable for all investors, even professional traders ought to be wary of leveraged ETNs. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 18:15:00 GMT Balchunas, Bloomberg5 ways to reduce retirees' health costsThe out-of-pocket costs for a couple in retirement look daunting, but our strategies can ease the pain.Thu, 26 Jun 2014 15:45:00 GMT Lankford, KiplingerThe same returns with half the risk?Adding bonds to balance your retirement portfolio reduces risk and only slightly changes your total investment returns. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 15:45:00 GMT Hulbert, MarketWatch 3 ways to protect your great returnsIt's easy -- but dangerous -- to be complacent after a stellar stock market run. Here are three moves you can make today to rebalance your portfolio.Tue, 24 Jun 2014 20:15:00 GMT Silva Laughlin, FortuneHow to save on your dream vacationWhether you're seeking a romantic interlude or an exotic adventure, you can save on your getaway. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 15:30:00 GMT Snider, Kiplinger401k mistakes that can cost you bigThese retirement funds can be confusing if you're not paying attention. Make sure you avoid these missteps.Tue, 24 Jun 2014 15:30:00 GMT Dias Jr., MainStreetShould you go to grad school?Your personal financial situation should be a big factor in making this decision.Mon, 23 Jun 2014 16:15:00 GMT Rapacon, Kiplinger'sHow to take criticism wellEmotions can get the better of you when you receive negative feedback. Here's how to handle it without any anger or tears.Mon, 23 Jun 2014 16:15:00 GMT Shellenbarger, The Wall Street Journal7 ways to reinvent yourself and stay relevantSeven approaches you can take to proactively drive change in your career instead of having it thrust upon you.Mon, 23 Jun 2014 16:15:00 GMT Linker, The Wall Street Journal7 tips for writing a winning cover letterIf you’re in the job market now or plan to be, here are seven tips to take your cover letter from tired to hired.Mon, 23 Jun 2014 16:15:00 GMT Waits, MoneyTalkNews5 ways to find your passion even at a job you hateThe time you spend at your work may be the least favorite part of your day, but it doesn’t have to stay that way.Mon, 23 Jun 2014 16:15:00 GMT Tuggle, MainStreetHow much time should you spend on your job search?Despite the cliché, job searching shouldn’t be a full-time job.Mon, 23 Jun 2014 16:15:00 GMT Green, U.S. News & World Report8 airfare myths debunkedIf you're flying, buying airline tickets and traipsing through airport terminals can kill even the happiest of vacation buzzes. Ignore these myths for a smoother travel experience.Mon, 23 Jun 2014 15:30:00 GMT Reed, MainStreet4 best bond funds to own nowBond yields have nowhere to go but up, and that means prices will fall. These funds use unconventional approaches to avoid losses and boost returns.Mon, 23 Jun 2014 13:45:00 GMT Goldberg, KiplingerStockScouter: 2 hot tech stocks under $10Investors wary of unpredictable -- and often unprofitable -- Internet stocks have piled into revenue-raking semiconductor shares this year. Fri, 20 Jun 2014 19:30:00 GMT stocks get better with age?In frustrating times, many investors stick with time-tested companies. These are the market's 5 oldest stocks.Fri, 20 Jun 2014 19:00:00 GMT MediaHow to invest in an aging bull market Stay with stocks, particularly those in the energy and health care sectors, says Jim Stack -- a market analyst with a terrific track record. Thu, 19 Jun 2014 18:45:00 GMT Goldberg, Kiplinger9 financial risks everyone should understandBefore you decide how to invest, consider your biggest fears about money. Wed, 18 Jun 2014 15:30:00 GMT Jaffe, MarketWatch The healthiest states for retirementAmerican seniors are spending more than ever on health care, but they're also more active than past generations.Wed, 18 Jun 2014 15:15:00 GMT M. Bundrick, MainStreetThe end of driving as we know itBetween ride-sharing services, Google's self-driving 'pod car' and renewed interest in city living, the way we build, buy and use cars will never be the same again.Tue, 17 Jun 2014 21:30:00 GMT Lev-Ram, Fortune7 rules of the 'new retirement' The rules have changed since your parents retired. Make sure you're equipped to navigate the road to your golden years.Tue, 17 Jun 2014 15:30:00 GMT Dratch, Bankrate.com9 money habits that can help you get wealthyChange your habits -- and your mindset -- to make sure you stay on the road to prosperity.Mon, 16 Jun 2014 16:45:00 GMT Torrieri, LearnVest3 funds for high-quality stocksA new study shows quality stocks outperform, especially in a downturn. Better yet, companies with healthy profit margins and low debt are relatively cheap now. Here are three ways to stock up on them. Mon, 16 Jun 2014 13:00:00 GMT Goldberg, Kiplinger7 surprising financial benefits of gardeningSeriously, those grass stains are worth what you'll save (or make). Now go get dirty. Sun, 15 Jun 2014 17:45:00 GMT Go, U.S. News & World ReportChip makers lead 10 stocks to watchStockScouter's latest list of 10 recommended stocks is dominated by semiconductor manufacturers.Fri, 13 Jun 2014 20:15:00 GMT keys for a smooth take-off into retirementFive years before you leave the workforce, kick your retirement planning into full gear to ensure a successful transition. Fri, 13 Jun 2014 18:15:00 GMT Campbell, U.S. News & World Report4 ways to invest in commodities -- and why you shouldBecause commodities such as coffee, oil and gold don't usually move in sync with the stock market, they can help diversify your investment mix. Fri, 13 Jun 2014 02:30:00 GMT Bigda, KiplingerWhy won't health insurance cover medical marijuana?With public support for the legalization of the drug rising, insurers appear to lag. Are they just behind the times, or is someone else to blame?Wed, 11 Jun 2014 17:45:00 GMT Murphy, TheStreetIs pet insurance worth the cost? Though they may seem confusing, the right pet insurance policy can make the difference between a $100 or a $1,000 vet bill. Tue, 10 Jun 2014 23:45:00 GMT Ramirez, DealNews3 appetizing restaurant stocksYou won't find their shares on the value menu, but these eateries have superior growth prospects. Tue, 10 Jun 2014 14:45:00 GMT Milstead, KiplingerStaying in stocks? Be smart about itFor those who can't stop riding this breakneck market bull, there is one way, at least, to mitigate the risk: Think 'fundamentally.'Mon, 09 Jun 2014 19:30:00 GMT Tully, FortuneWhere to put your money nowAs we near the halfway mark of 2014, the bull market isn't over -- but expect a choppier ride ahead. Large, economically sensitive companies are poised to benefit. Mon, 09 Jun 2014 18:45:00 GMT Kates Smith, Kiplinger Apple slices among 10 picks to watchOn the eve its 7-for-1 stock split, Apple appears on StockScouter's latest list of 10 recommended picks.Fri, 06 Jun 2014 21:45:00 GMT you should buy stocks today Even if you invest at the market's highest point of the year, a recent study finds that it makes little difference over the long term. Fri, 06 Jun 2014 18:30:00 GMT Goldberg, Kiplinger4 signs you have the wrong health planHow to tell if the health plan you have is right for you. Fri, 06 Jun 2014 14:45:00 GMT Glover, U.S. News & World ReportBeware these overpriced stocksA few of these high fliers will no doubt become the long-term success stories investors hoped for. But the odds are against you when buying such expensive fare.Fri, 06 Jun 2014 13:30:00 GMT Goldberg, KiplingerNeed a financial adviser? Do your homeworkHiring a pro to guide your finances doesn't mean you're done making tough choices. And your first tough choice is finding the right adviser.Thu, 05 Jun 2014 15:15:00 GMT Roberts, CNBCHow long should your household purchases last?Here's a guide to the life expectancy of big-ticket purchases, from the roof down to the refrigerator.Thu, 05 Jun 2014 15:00:00 GMT Williams, U.S. News & World ReportGive yourself an investing makeoverInspired by a lunch with Warren Buffett, here's how one money manager learned to exploit the true advantages of the individual investor: patience and independence.Wed, 04 Jun 2014 21:30:00 GMT Zweig, The Wall Street Journal 10 ways to save money on organicsYou can eat healthy produce without blowing your budget.Wed, 04 Jun 2014 15:00:00 GMT Harders, U.S. News & World ReportFrontier markets reward investorsWhile traditional emerging markets have stalled over the past 18 months, frontier markets -- such as Bulgaria, Nigeria and Pakistan -- have soared. What's even more surprising is their relatively low volatility as a whole.Tue, 03 Jun 2014 15:15:00 GMT Keeler, The Wall Street JournalBest 'all of the above' income ETFsThese funds are free to pursue yield across varied asset classes, offering more diversity and less volatility than bonds or dividend stocks alone. Tue, 03 Jun 2014 00:45:00 GMT Balchunas, BloombergWhy all the correction calls have been wrongJust about everyone on Wall Street has been bracing for a market pullback -- and that may have helped prevent it from coming true.Mon, 02 Jun 2014 19:00:00 GMT Cox, CNBC10 most common student loan mistakesCollege debt can follow you for decades and throw serious roadblocks in front of your financial goals. If you're taking out a loan, be smart about it.Fri, 30 May 2014 15:15:00 GMT Hayes, Credit.comInvestors pile into risky penny stocksAs the major US indexes hover near all-time highs, investors hungry for more aggressive returns are wading into what is arguably the riskiest part of the market, buying 'over-the-counter' stocks in record numbers.Thu, 29 May 2014 21:15:00 GMT Kilgore, The Wall Street Journal 13 tips to getting the best hotel room dealsNo single method or tool will land you an excellent rate, but you have plenty of ways to save.Thu, 29 May 2014 16:00:00 GMT Mears, U.S. News & World ReportStudent loan debt may stifle retirement savingsDebt from your salad days can come back to haunt you in your golden years. Wed, 28 May 2014 15:15:00 GMT Nason, CNBC4 timeless lessons of early bubblesA study of London's 1720 'South Sea Bubble' holds valuable insights for any investor, even today. Tue, 27 May 2014 19:15:00 GMT Arends, MarketWatch 10 tips for grocery shopping on a budgetExtreme weather and other issues are driving up the price of many foods. Here's how to spend smart at the supermarket.Tue, 27 May 2014 15:15:00 GMT Ryan Jyoti, LearnVestRegional banks: Top 10 picks to watchWith the housing market heating up, lenders KeyCorp and Huntington Bancshares lead StockScouter's latest list of 10 recommended stocks. Fri, 23 May 2014 22:00:00 GMT gold ETF lets you swap shares for barsThe Merk Gold Trust is a precious metals fund with a unique twist: Even small-time investors can exchange their shares for physical bullion. Fri, 23 May 2014 16:15:00 GMT P. Saefong, MarketWatchHow to budget for an overseas retirementBefore you say 'Bon voyage,' brace yourself: A move abroad is likely to include these common costs.Fri, 23 May 2014 15:15:00 GMT Peddicord, U.S. News & World ReportTricks to save on summer travelThese ideas can save you big bucks on your next trip.Fri, 23 May 2014 15:00:00 GMT B. Grant, CNBC5 smart steps for managing money in retirementRetirement means the end of your working career, but it doesn't mean the end of having to handle your finances.Thu, 22 May 2014 15:45:00 GMT Barrington, MoneyRates.com10 tips for buying the right carIt's one of the biggest purchases you'll ever make, so make sure you know what you're doing when you shop for wheels.Thu, 22 May 2014 15:45:00 GMT Baukus Mello, Bankrate.com7 ways money can wreck your relationshipCommunication is key to any successful relationship -- and that includes talking about finances.Thu, 22 May 2014 15:30:00 GMT Nance Nash, The Fiscal Times3 dividend stocks for a rocky summerIn a market like this, boring is beautiful. These shares have kept pace with or beaten the broader market this year but remain overlooked.Wed, 21 May 2014 22:45:00 GMT Reeves, MarketWatch Age 70 is the new 65 -- here's whyThanks to the Social Security delayed retirement credit, waiting those extra five years can mean larger benefits.Wed, 21 May 2014 15:00:00 GMT Morad, MainStreetWhat's the best debt payoff strategy for you?Making sure you have a solid payoff strategy is the first step toward climbing out of debt.Wed, 21 May 2014 14:45:00 GMT Hayes, Credit.comTalk yourself out of these risky investmentsDon't jump on board the latest investing trend or hot new IPO without doing your homework first. Tue, 20 May 2014 15:45:00 GMT Cleaver, U.S. News & World ReportThe growing perils of a cashless societyWill you miss coins and paper money when they're gone?Tue, 20 May 2014 15:15:00 GMT Kling, The Fiscal Times5 essential habits of early retireesAdopting these strategies could allow you to retire years ahead of schedule.Tue, 20 May 2014 15:00:00 GMT Ning, U.S. News & World ReportBad days for the big boys of financeWith trading profits on the decline and fines piling up, it's not a great time to be a global investment bank.Tue, 20 May 2014 13:00:00 GMT Cox, CNBCBuild an ETF portfolio with $1,000With just a small amount of savings and a handful of exchange-traded funds, you can start investing for retirement.Mon, 19 May 2014 14:45:00 GMT Al-Saad, MainStreetDividend stocks lead 10 hot picksNeed an antidote for this fitful market? StockScouter's latest batch of recommended stocks is loaded with steady, high-yield names like Verizon. Fri, 16 May 2014 19:45:00 GMT ways to grow your 401k at any ageIf you're drawing a paycheck, you probably have a chance to save for retirement. Putting money away early is important.Fri, 16 May 2014 15:30:00 GMT Volastro, CNBCWhy you should close your savings accountIn this new age of banking, online checking accounts top the interest-earnings food chain.Thu, 15 May 2014 15:30:00 GMT Papadimitriou, U.S. News & World ReportKnow when to sell a stockIt's tough knowing when to hold 'em and when to fold 'em. Here are a few guidelines based on your investing style. Thu, 15 May 2014 13:15:00 GMT Bigda, KiplingerShould you refinance your student loan debt?With more and more private institutions offering student loans, now may be the time to consider refinancing those college loans.Tue, 13 May 2014 16:30:00 GMT Weisbaum, CNBCSo what if the stock market is rigged? High-frequency trading may hurt hedge funds, but it hardly matters to individual investors focused on long-term goals.Tue, 13 May 2014 12:45:00 GMT Jaffe, MarketWatch5 essential facts about health careInsurance rules, regulations and guidelines can be confusing and intimidating. Here are the basics.Mon, 12 May 2014 16:00:00 GMT Mann Jackson, Bankrate.comThe ground is shifting in ETF industryInvestors appear to be making a statement as low-cost, no-frills Vanguard funds see the biggest increase in new investments. Mon, 12 May 2014 15:15:00 GMT Cox, CNBC Buffett: Small investors have one big advantageIt's cheaper than ever to buy and sell stocks. But money management fees are much higher -- something Wall Street is in no rush to change. Mon, 12 May 2014 13:45:00 GMT Tuchman, MarketWatch Utility stock tops 10 picks to watchPepco Holdings, an electric power company serving the Washington, D.C., area, tops StockScouter's latest list of 10 recommended stocks. Fri, 09 May 2014 22:15:00 GMT it time for you to retire?Don't ask when you should retire. Ask if you can do it now -- and if not, why not?Fri, 09 May 2014 14:45:00 GMT Frankle, Credit.com6 ways to prioritize your budgetThese tips can save you money every day.Fri, 09 May 2014 14:45:00 GMT Perez, U.S. News & World Report4 reasons to like Facebook, other Web stocksDespite the lofty valuations of these Internet companies, the math adds up given their room for growth. But ask yourself four questions before you buy any hot tech stock. Thu, 08 May 2014 18:30:00 GMT K. Glassman, Kiplinger5 essential moves for an early retirementThese strategies will help you retire before age 65.Thu, 08 May 2014 15:15:00 GMT Udo, U.S. News & World Report5 things to do with a totaled carYou'll never drive that car again -- so what should you do with it now? Thu, 08 May 2014 15:15:00 GMT Crowe, CarInsurance.comCan Wall Street remain the capital of finance?As both the nature and the process of investing evolve, some say the New York Stock Exchange could very well end up a museum in years to come. Wed, 07 May 2014 20:45:00 GMT Cox, CNBCWhat you should know about share buybacksWhen a company decides to repurchase its own stock, executives may be signaling a bargain -- or throwing in the towel. Tue, 06 May 2014 20:00:00 GMT Kristof, Kiplinger Get the most for your totaled carYour insurance company isn't going to give you a sweet deal on your 'total loss' car -- unless you negotiate. Tue, 06 May 2014 14:45:00 GMT Dunham, CarInsurance.comDon't fall into these 6 Social Security trapsSocial Security rules can be difficult to navigate, but you've got to master them to maximize your retirement income.Tue, 06 May 2014 14:45:00 GMT Bridges, Bankrate.comHow to save on auto repairs Follow these steps to lower the cost of routine car maintenance and major repair work. Mon, 05 May 2014 15:30:00 GMT Huddleston, Kiplinger4 ways to stay out of ETF troubleExchange-traded funds have many benefits, but you should look out for low-liquidity and leveraged ETFs.Mon, 05 May 2014 12:45:00 GMT Solin, U.S. News & World Report7 ways to protect your credit card numbersYou need to guard these digits as best you can. Fri, 02 May 2014 15:45:00 GMT Smith, Credit.com5 hidden costs of hospital visitsCheck your bill for these errors and irksome fees. Fri, 02 May 2014 15:45:00 GMT Williams, U.S. News & World ReportThe best mutual funds you won't buyIf you fear a correction, be wary of the best-performing funds of the past few years – they've been taking big risks to achieve those gains. Still, most of us have a hard time ignoring juicy returns. Fri, 02 May 2014 15:45:00 GMT Jaffe, MarketWatch 5 ways to ruin a perfect credit scoreThere's more to maintaining your credit than making payments on time. Thu, 01 May 2014 15:30:00 GMT Braverman, The Fiscal TimesHow much should you save for retirement?That's more than a $64,000 question -- it will determine the quality of your golden years.Thu, 01 May 2014 15:30:00 GMT Dullaghan, GoBankingRates.com7 stocks to buy as Fed easing slowsHigh-quality companies such as Disney, Qualcomm and Chevron may be rewarded as the Federal Reserve lets up on the monetary gas pedal. Wed, 30 Apr 2014 16:15:00 GMT Hulbert, MarketWatch 3 steps to improving your credit healthTreat yourself to a credit makeover with these easy moves.Wed, 30 Apr 2014 15:30:00 GMT Hardeman, U.S. News & World ReportSoaring small-cap stocks get clippedEven after their recent drubbing, shares of smaller companies still seem overpriced to many investors.Tue, 29 Apr 2014 19:30:00 GMT Scaggs, The Wall Street JournalAnother red-hot restaurant IPO?Pizza chain Papa Murphy's started trading as a stock as on Friday, May 2. Here's a look at how recent restaurant IPOs have fared in their debuts.Tue, 29 Apr 2014 19:00:00 GMT Media5 flops from the fast-food warsTaco Bell won a lot of attention recently when it rolled out a waffle taco to compete with McDonald's in a battle for breakfast. But not every new idea in fast food pays off.Tue, 29 Apr 2014 19:00:00 GMT MediaAwaiting Alibaba: Will it measure up?The successful launch of raised the already high hopes for the Chinese giant's IPO later this year. Will that day be one for the record books?Tue, 29 Apr 2014 19:00:00 GMT MediaSunny outlook for solar stocks?The amount of power captured from the sun has been soaring. So have the stocks of some of the companies involved.Tue, 29 Apr 2014 19:00:00 GMT Media5 reasons to try a 2-week spending freezeBeside saving hundreds of dollars, you might discover what's really important in life.Tue, 29 Apr 2014 16:00:00 GMT Hayes, U.S. News & World Report5 excuses that can wreck your retirementEnsure your golden years are happy ones by avoiding these retirement traps. Tue, 29 Apr 2014 16:00:00 GMT Geiger, MoneyRates.comNew rule of stocks: Get used to the grindThis choppy, up-and-down market is more normal than the buoyant one we've seen since 2009, and the erratic action could become more common.Mon, 28 Apr 2014 19:15:00 GMT Browning, The Wall Street JournalWhy you'll probably retire twiceSome people manage to retire before they hit 65, but there's a good chance you may retire early ... and late. Mon, 28 Apr 2014 15:15:00 GMT Fairley, MainStreetShould you try pay-as-you-drive insurance?There are good arguments for – and against – usage-based insurance.Mon, 28 Apr 2014 15:00:00 GMT Williams, U.S. News & World ReportA better way to pay off your credit cardKnowing the details of your credit agreement and payment options can make bill-paying easier -- and maybe cheaper.Mon, 28 Apr 2014 15:00:00 GMT Hardeman, LearnVestFund manager's bold bet on goldContrarian investor David Iben found success unlocking value in stocks others hate. Today that means shares of gold miners, uranium producers and emerging markets.Mon, 28 Apr 2014 13:00:00 GMT Luxenberg, TheStreetTeaching kids about money hard for paycheck-to-paycheck parentsHave you had 'the talk' with your children? No, not the birds and bees -- the dollars and cents.Fri, 25 Apr 2014 15:00:00 GMT Epperson, CNBCETF strategies to match the prosExchange-traded funds make it easier than ever to invest like a fund manager. Here are some ideas you can use to keep up with the experts. Fri, 25 Apr 2014 14:45:00 GMT Kramer, How to stress-test your portfolioIt's important to determine how your retirement savings will hold up in a crisis -- and figure out what to change if necessary. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 18:45:00 GMT Powell, MarketWatch 8 retirement questions for 50-something couplesYour golden years are right around the corner -- are you ready?Thu, 24 Apr 2014 15:15:00 GMT Novack, Forbes.comHow to cope with a shrinking pensionHere's what the fading prominence of private and public pensions means for you.Thu, 24 Apr 2014 15:15:00 GMT Williams, U.S. News & World ReportShould you consolidate your student loan debt?If keeping track of several student loans is giving you a headache, consolidation might cure it.Thu, 24 Apr 2014 15:15:00 GMT Hayes, U.S. News & World Report'Lazy' portfolios for your retirementFrom the 'No-brainer' to the 'Margarita,' these simple but effective index-fund portfolios can help long-term investors meet their goals with minimal management.Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:15:00 GMT Coombes, The Wall Street Journal Easy ways to juice your portfolioTake advantage of the tax code to increase your real investing returns. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:30:00 GMT Tepper, Money 7 credit myths that don't really hurt your scoresThere are enough potential trouble spots for your credit's health without worrying about these myths.Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:00:00 GMT Bond, GoBankingRates.com4 steps to lending to friends and familyWithout a sound plan, loaning money to friends and relatives can end up harming your finances -- and your relationships.Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:00:00 GMT Mecia, CreditCards.comAre you saving too much for retirement?Retirement planning can be extremely stressful, and outliving your finances is a real worry. Those concerns spur some people to save more than they need.Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:15:00 GMT Cawad, MainStreetPros and cons of long-term care insuranceIf long-term care insurance is right for you, be sure to research your options before buying. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:15:00 GMT Pavia, CNBCSavings showdown: Your retirement or kid's collegeIt's the 'Sophie's Choice' of personal finance decisions -- which one is your top savings priority?Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:00:00 GMT Linn, CNBCSpring cleaning? Toss these investmentsRebalancing your retirement portfolio is more crucial than ever this year.Tue, 22 Apr 2014 14:45:00 GMT Jeff Reeves, MarketWatch 10 dirty secrets of the credit card industryThe less you know about the plastic in your wallet, the more it could cost you.Mon, 21 Apr 2014 14:45:00 GMT Penny, MainStreetGushing over oil stocksEnergy companies lead StockScouter's latest list of 10 recommended stocks for the second week in a row. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:15:00 GMT ways financial procrastination hurts usThere's a list of things you need to do to shore up your finances, but you never seem to get around to it. That's not good. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:45:00 GMT Wicker, LearnVestRunning out of retirement money? What to doMake the most of a disappointing nest egg with these strategies. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:45:00 GMT Williams, U.S. News & World Report5 tips for avoiding supermarket trapsSimply being aware of the subtle ways grocery stores get you to spend can help save you money at the checkout.Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:15:00 GMT MediaYour retirement is in danger: Save itFew financial issues are more important to us than planning for our golden years. Yet many people are at more serious risk of running out of money than they realize.Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:30:00 GMT Arends, The Wall Street Journal 4 ways to cut your monthly car costsCar expenses often rise in the spring and summer, when nice weather beckons drivers onto the road. Here's how to keep those costs to a minimum.Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:15:00 GMT Lavingia, GoBankingRates.comThis policy can stave off medical bankruptcyYou should ask your insurer about critical illness coverage.Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:15:00 GMT Fairley, MainStreetHow to live and work abroad when you retireMore Americans are leaving the country to live out their golden years. Here's how to embark on an international retirement.Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:00:00 GMT Streit, Kiplinger3 stocks to make green on organicsMissed the boat on Whole Foods? You can still invest in this $48-billion-and-growing industry. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 18:45:00 GMT Jeff Reeves, MarketWatch Invest like the master: 4 keysWarren Buffett has compiled a record few investors can match. Here are four keys to his strategy and four of his favorite stocks.Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:15:00 GMT MediaAmericans rethinking how they buy carsProspective car-buyers are doing more research before they step onto the dealership lot, according to a study.Mon, 14 Apr 2014 17:00:00 GMT LeBeau, CNBCCharities that pay more to fundraisers than the needyThese charities spend more money to raise money than they do to help those in need. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:30:00 GMT things smart investors look for in annual reportsBuried in the boredom are important clues about the health of your investment. Here's a quick-and-dirty guide to uncovering them.Mon, 14 Apr 2014 13:30:00 GMT Jaffe, MarketWatchEnergy stocks lead 10 picks to watchStockScouter's latest list of 10 recommended stocks is loaded with oil- and gas-related companies.Fri, 11 Apr 2014 18:45:00 GMT funds you can own for $500 or lessEven with just a little seed money, you can find an attractive mutual fund to fit your needs.Fri, 11 Apr 2014 15:30:00 GMT Rapacon, Kiplinger4 ways to transition into retirementWhen it comes to a major life-change like ending your working career, sometimes it's best to ease into it. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 15:00:00 GMT Steiner, Bankrate.comBuy, hold and prosper: The power of patient investingIt's behavior that determines your success or failure as an investor -- not knowledge, skill or luck. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 16:45:00 GMT K. Glassman, KiplingerThe least expensive 2014 cars to insureMost of the cheapest cars to insure aren't actually cars, they're SUVs and minivans. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 15:45:00 GMT Steele, Insure.comThe upside of down stock marketsNobody likes a downturn. But play your cards right during a market crash, and you could avoid taxes on your stock gains for years to come. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 18:45:00 GMT Kristof, KiplingerHow to find an affordable summer campYou can send your kids to a fun, fulfilling camp this summer without breaking the bank. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 19:45:00 GMT Conover, Cheapism.com4 reasons to brace for more volatility The last five years have been anything but typical for stocks. Here are 4 factors that point to a bumpier market ahead, and 4 ways investors can prepare for it. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 19:30:00 GMT Bilello, U.S. News & World ReportThe most expensive cars to insure in 2014We know that fast, sporty, high-performance vehicles cost more to insure, but we often buy them anyway. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 15:30:00 GMT Steele, The 3 most common credit report errorsWhen scouring your credit report, pay attention to your address and credit limit information. And don't gloss over details like your name. Mon, 07 Apr 2014 14:45:00 GMT Hardeman, U.S. News & World Report5 do-good ETFs that beat the marketWant to invest with a clear conscience? Socially responsible funds no longer have to sacrifice profits to take the moral high ground. Mon, 07 Apr 2014 14:00:00 GMT Levitt, InvestorPlaceInternet fund avoids Facebook, TwitterBurned by the dot-com crash, fund manager Peter Doyle knows to ignore hype. Instead, he looks for value-priced tech and media stocks with deep-pocketed management.Fri, 04 Apr 2014 14:15:00 GMT Solomon, Forbes 5 things every retirement portfolio needsLike the best 'five-tool' baseball players, an ideal investment portfolio combines several important characteristics.Thu, 03 Apr 2014 16:15:00 GMT Isbitts, MarketWatch10 tips to ensure your yard sale is worth itSelling your old stuff can be a real hassle if you don't start off with a plan. Thu, 03 Apr 2014 14:45:00 GMT Tuggle, MainStreetTax records you can toss (and what to keep)After you've filed your taxes, it's OK to shred statements and stubs you no longer need. But be sure to keep your actual tax returns.Wed, 02 Apr 2014 18:15:00 GMT Lankford, Kiplinger5 bull market overachieversThe market has been on a roll, rising 170% from the bottom five years ago. The best have done much better.Wed, 02 Apr 2014 17:30:00 GMT MediaThe hidden costs of buying a carYou want to take a ride – not be taken for one.Wed, 02 Apr 2014 15:30:00 GMT Williams, U.S. News & World Report8 tips for spring cleaning your financesIt's time to toss those dusty bank statements and shop around for better rates.Tue, 01 Apr 2014 15:15:00 GMT Hayes, U.S. News & World ReportTime to cash in some chips?With US stocks looking expensive, investors should sell some of their pricier shares and start building a stash of cash to exploit the next downturn, analysts say.Tue, 01 Apr 2014 14:45:00 GMT Zuckerman, The Wall Street Journal Look abroad for higher dividendsThe grass may or may not be greener on the other side, but the yields are often higher. Here's how to pick up some good-quality, foreign dividend stocks. Mon, 31 Mar 2014 19:00:00 GMT W. Fraser, Bankrate7 ways your 401k is improvingWill 401k's become American retirees' savings plan of choice? Here's how they're evolving to fit the times.Mon, 31 Mar 2014 14:45:00 GMT L. Phipps, Bankrate.comTop 4 financial jobs you can do from homeThe financial industry has opened up for telecommuters in the past few years. If you've got the fiscal chops, one of these jobs may be for you.Fri, 28 Mar 2014 15:45:00 GMT P. Cussen, Investopedia8 bargain stocks for value investorsEven in this rich market, these shares are still trading at a discount, says one fund manager.Fri, 28 Mar 2014 13:15:00 GMT Arends, MarketWatch How to overcome a shopping addictionIf you’re trying to spend less, try these strategies.Thu, 27 Mar 2014 15:15:00 GMT Palmer, U.S. News & World Report4 advantages of small-time investors You can beat the pros at their own game if you extend your time horizon, exercise patience and look for ways to move against the crowd when opportunities arise. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 12:30:00 GMT Bilello, U.S. News & World ReportGeneration Roth: How millennials can retire tax-freeRoth IRAs offer two huge advantages to young savers: lots of flexibility and tax-free withdrawals in retirement. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 17:45:00 GMT Ebeling, Forbes10 ways to teach your kids to be saversGames, piggy banks and charts can help convey your important messages.Wed, 26 Mar 2014 15:15:00 GMT Crowe, U.S. News & World ReportMy so-called market: Are stocks going totally '90s?Analysts see many similarities between then and now, such as persistently low inflation, partisan gridlock in Washington and a jobless recovery. Tue, 25 Mar 2014 18:30:00 GMT Farzad, Bloomberg Businessweek5 ways to use a card to repair bad creditCredit cards often get you into your bad credit mess in the first place, but under certain circumstances they can also get you out.Tue, 25 Mar 2014 15:45:00 GMT O'Connell, MainStreetThe military gateway to the middle class is vanishingWill proposed cuts to the Pentagon's budget make it harder for military families to get by? Tue, 25 Mar 2014 15:30:00 GMT Pianin and Timothy R. Homan, The Fiscal Times9 great funds for young investorsMany millennials remain understandably wary of the stock market. But for young people with time on their side, these mutual funds present good long-term options.Tue, 25 Mar 2014 01:30:00 GMT Rapacon, Kiplinger11 essential rules for negotiating a discountThe number on the price tag in the store doesn't have to be the final word. Here's how to talk yourself into savings.Mon, 24 Mar 2014 14:45:00 GMT Lugg, Cheapism.com10 steps for retiring entrepreneursThe most important milestones on your route from business owner to retiree.Mon, 24 Mar 2014 14:45:00 GMT Cleaver, U.S. News & World ReportInvest in real estate without the headachesOwning rental property can be a source of cash flow -- and nuisances. These real estate ETFs offer investors some of the same benefits, without the leaky faucets and broken boilers.Mon, 24 Mar 2014 13:45:00 GMT Friedberg, U.S. News & World ReportDick's Sporting Goods, 9 more stocks to watchThe retailer scores a spot on StockScouter's latest list of 10 recommended stocks.Fri, 21 Mar 2014 19:45:00 GMT ways to find cheaper prescriptionsFollow these easy tips to cut down your medication costs.Fri, 21 Mar 2014 15:00:00 GMT Bundrick, U.S. News & World ReportWhy deductibles differ for each type of insuranceSetting your deductibles can seem like a difficult, arbitrary exercise. Here's what you should know.Thu, 20 Mar 2014 15:15:00 GMT Ladika, Insurance.comThe case for living on half your incomeWith a little willpower, it’s possible to save half of what you make.Wed, 19 Mar 2014 15:45:00 GMT Dean, U.S. News & World ReportSave $1,000 on your 2013 tax billThere's still time to make a last-minute IRA contribution, which could significantly reduce your tax bill or boost your refund.Wed, 19 Mar 2014 13:45:00 GMT Brandon, U.S. News & World ReportWhere to save after maxing out your 401k and Roth IRAAggressive savers can turn to taxable accounts, SEP IRAs and variable annuities after hitting their limit in tax-advantaged retirement plans.Wed, 19 Mar 2014 13:15:00 GMT Block, Kiplinger10 ways to boost your retirement savingsHere are some strategies for rounding out your nest egg.Tue, 18 Mar 2014 15:15:00 GMT Palmer, U.S. News & World Report3 things to remember when your credit improvesIt's such a relief when you dig yourself out of a financial hole. Here's how to avoid falling back in.Tue, 18 Mar 2014 15:00:00 GMT Boyle, Money Blue BookAre mobile apps dangerous to your wealth?Banking apps can be a major convenience, but they also come with risks. Make sure your data is secure.Tue, 18 Mar 2014 15:00:00 GMT McGarvey, MainStreetDo target-date funds have it backward?Critics of the traditional 'glide path' approach suggest starting out with a small proportion of stocks and gradually increasing the allocation.Mon, 17 Mar 2014 19:15:00 GMT Luxenberg, TheStreetAn ETF to invest in LGBT-friendly companiesA new fund appeals to a different kind of activist investor -- by holding only stocks of businesses that support equality in the workplace. Mon, 17 Mar 2014 15:45:00 GMT Nusbaum, TheStreet The 10 biggest scams of 2013The Better Business Bureau was busy last year. Make sure you don't fall for these nefarious schemes in 2014.Mon, 17 Mar 2014 15:00:00 GMT dividend stocks among 10 picks to watchHewlett-Packard, IBM and Oracle are among the high-tech high-yielders on StockScouter's latest list of 10 recommended stocks. Fri, 14 Mar 2014 19:45:00 GMT small things that are killing your budgetThe little things really do add up. Don't let them overtake your finances.Fri, 14 Mar 2014 15:00:00 GMT Berger, Credit.comHow to play the retirement catch-up gameIf you’ve put off saving for retirement, and don’t want to work forever, follow these tips.Fri, 14 Mar 2014 14:45:00 GMT Hamm, U.S. News & World ReportJust say no to pot stocksAs legalization of marijuana expands, companies linked to the drug are getting lots of attention. But most are iffy stocks not worthy of your investment. Fri, 14 Mar 2014 11:45:00 GMT Kristof, Kiplinger Can New Jersey hold on to its rich taxpayers? Wealthy Garden State residents can keep more of their money by moving to nearby Pennsylvania, or retiring to a tax haven such as Florida. Thu, 13 Mar 2014 21:30:00 GMT Ebeling, Forbes How to buy bare-bones insurance policiesYou need insurance but you don't want to spend too much money. Here's how low you can go.Thu, 13 Mar 2014 15:15:00 GMT MacDonald, Bankrate.comRetired? How to avoid running out of moneyWhen money goes out and doesn't come in, it's only natural to wonder if the cash will run out. Here's how to make sure it doesn't.Thu, 13 Mar 2014 15:15:00 GMT Thangavelu, Bankrate.comThe wrong ways to boost your credit scoresDon't know much about credit reports and scores? Here's a primer on separating the good information on credit from the bad.Wed, 12 Mar 2014 15:45:00 GMT DiGangi, Credit.comDo you make these 5 insurance-buying mistakes?Whether you’re insuring your house, car or yourself, never shop based on price alone.Wed, 12 Mar 2014 15:15:00 GMT Johnston, U.S. News & World ReportHow to adopt good retirement habitsLike exercising, it's a good idea to slowly build good retirement habits.Wed, 12 Mar 2014 15:00:00 GMT Holsopple, U.S. News & World ReportThe perils of chasing high yieldsA plunge in the shares of one master limited partnership offers an instructive tale for yield-hungry investors.Tue, 11 Mar 2014 19:15:00 GMT Goldberg, KiplingerCheapest ways to insure teen driversNo words can spook parents like 'your teen is getting a driver's license.' Here's how to keep insurance costs to a minimum. Tue, 11 Mar 2014 15:15:00 GMT Dunham, CarInsurance.com5 simple ways to achieve your financial goalsWant to be debt-free? Retire early? Build your dream home? Just follow these steps.Tue, 11 Mar 2014 15:00:00 GMT Hamm, U.S. News & World Report6 great funds with small portfoliosWith just 20 to 30 holdings, these slimmed-down mutual funds are nimble enough to outperform the market but still diversified enough to limit risk. Tue, 11 Mar 2014 02:15:00 GMT K. Glassman, KiplingerBad credit? These cards can helpIf your credit scores are circling the drain, one of these credit cards could help you get back on track. Mon, 10 Mar 2014 15:45:00 GMT Andrew, IndexCreditCards.com7 new retirement trendsYour retirement is likely to be quite different from what your parents experienced.Mon, 10 Mar 2014 15:45:00 GMT Sightings, U.S. News & World ReportMacy's, Home Depot among 10 stocks to watch this weekThe retailers shake off the winter doldrums to land in StockScouter's latest list of recommended stocks. Sat, 08 Mar 2014 00:00:00 GMT pieces of terrible debt adviceWhen it comes to getting rid of your debt, here are some ideas that might do more harm than good.Fri, 07 Mar 2014 15:45:00 GMT DiGangi, Credit.comHow to get your insurance claim paidFiling an insurance claim can be confusing and overwhelming. Here’s how to navigate the process.Fri, 07 Mar 2014 15:45:00 GMT Johnston, U.S. News & World ReportThe basics of building a portfolioInvesting for retirement takes more than just picking a couple of stocks. Here's how to lay a solid foundation for your financial future. Thu, 06 Mar 2014 17:30:00 GMT Tuchman, Forbes4 risky places to swipe your debit cardWhen it comes to fighting fraud, debit cards are trickier than their credit card cousins. Thu, 06 Mar 2014 16:15:00 GMT Bell, Bankrate.comYour mutual fund is smarter than youDon't get too cocky: For all their faults, mutual funds still outperform most mutual fund investors.Wed, 05 Mar 2014 20:00:00 GMT Jaffe, MarketWatch 6 high-profile failsFor all the study and testing that goes into launching a new consumer product, the results aren't always good.Wed, 05 Mar 2014 19:45:00 GMT Media6 reasons you should know your credit scoresYour credit health is important to your financial well-being, but not everyone keeps track of their scores. Here's why you should.Wed, 05 Mar 2014 15:45:00 GMT Calonia, GoBankingRates.comWhat's your investing DNA?Are you drawn to cheap, out-of-favor stocks? Many value investors may have a genetic predisposition to hunt for bargains in the stock market, a new study finds.Tue, 04 Mar 2014 19:45:00 GMT Zweig, The Wall Street Journal It's 2018 and your car knows you're drunkOne day soon, your vehicle could be the one deciding whether you had one too many at happy hour. Tue, 04 Mar 2014 16:15:00 GMT Ladika, Insurance.comThe ultimate guide to debt collectorsThere's no cause to panic when a bill collector contacts you. Here are some rights to keep in mind when you get the call.Tue, 04 Mar 2014 16:15:00 GMT Detweiler, Credit.comThe best car deals -- and why you can't get themYou know the drill: If a deal sounds too good to be true, it probably is.Mon, 03 Mar 2014 16:15:00 GMT W. Bundrick, MainStreetThe 401k move that guarantees a higher returnWhen it comes to company retirement plans, costs loom large, though few people pay much attention to them. It's simple math: Lower your fees and reap the reward. Mon, 03 Mar 2014 15:45:00 GMT Wasik, Forbes7 easy steps to pay off debtThe road to a debt-free life doesn’t have to be long – or painful.Fri, 28 Feb 2014 15:45:00 GMT Prabhakar, U.S. News & World ReportHow to save and build credit at the same timeDoes it sound impossible? It isn't -- in fact, saving and good credit go together like ice cream and cake.Fri, 28 Feb 2014 15:45:00 GMT DiGangi, Credit.comAre dividend stocks a good bet for retirement?Many shares have run up too high, but some areas of the market still offer stable stocks with inflation-beating yields to help fund your golden years. Thu, 27 Feb 2014 19:45:00 GMT Sightings, U.S. News & World Report10 common tax-filing mistakes to avoidTax season is stressful enough without stumbling into one of these traps. Thu, 27 Feb 2014 16:30:00 GMT Bell, Bankrate.com11 little-known car insurance discountsThis list could save some drivers hundreds of dollars a year.Thu, 27 Feb 2014 16:15:00 GMT Hill, MarketWatch6 surprisingly silly ways to wreck your creditThey say that little things add up, and that's certainly true when it comes to your credit scores.Wed, 26 Feb 2014 20:30:00 GMT MediaThe hidden costs of MedicareWatch out for these unexpected Medicare costs.Wed, 26 Feb 2014 15:30:00 GMT Brandon, U.S. News & World ReportWho pays the 3.8% investment tax?Hint: It isn't you. The bulk of the burden of a new tax on net investment income falls squarely on the top 0.1 percent of Americans. But they also reap an exclusive tax benefit. Wed, 26 Feb 2014 15:15:00 GMT Nitti, Forbes Traditional or Roth IRA: Which should you choose?IRAs let you save on taxes while you save for retirement. But with two types, which one is right depends on ... well, you.Tue, 25 Feb 2014 20:30:00 GMT Sizemore, Macro Trend Investor3 reasons to be all in with stocksIt's not for everybody: Most of us can't resist the urge to sell during a downturn. But if you understand the risks and keep realistic expectations, a 100-percent equity portfolio isn't as crazy as it sounds. Tue, 25 Feb 2014 19:45:00 GMT Anspach, U.S. News & World ReportThe growing case against ETFsExchange-traded funds have been touted as the 'better' investment vehicle, but your safety still depends on who's driving. Mon, 24 Feb 2014 18:45:00 GMT Jaffe, MarketWatchThe best, most unused credit card perkPrice-match credit cards can mean less legwork and more savings.Mon, 24 Feb 2014 16:15:00 GMT Hill, MarketWatchHow to stop living paycheck to paycheckChanging your spending habits can lead to financial freedom.Mon, 24 Feb 2014 16:15:00 GMT Hayes, U.S. News & World ReportVerizon, AT&T among 10 stocks to watch this weekBoth telecom giants appear on StockScouter's latest list of 10 recommended stocks. Fri, 21 Feb 2014 19:45:00 GMT lenders use your secret credit scoreMore lenders are using big data to judge if they should extend credit to you.Fri, 21 Feb 2014 15:45:00 GMT Bundrick, U.S. News & World Report5 lessons from this bull marketFive years in, here's what we've learned from the market's astonishing rise from the ashes of the financial crisis. Thu, 20 Feb 2014 17:15:00 GMT Bigda, Kiplinger4 home insurance mistakes to avoidIt may be tempting if you need some cash, but it's best to leave your home insurance policies alone. Here's why.Thu, 20 Feb 2014 16:15:00 GMT Fuscaldo, Fox Business10 things to know about Roth accountsCreating a tax-free stream of income is a powerful retirement tool. Here's the scoop on Roth IRAs and 401k's.Thu, 20 Feb 2014 16:00:00 GMT 'passive-aggressive' investing tipsHere are five ways an active approach can help even hands-off, index-fund investors squeeze more gains out of their portfolios.Wed, 19 Feb 2014 21:00:00 GMT Ning, U.S. News & World ReportInside 4 beaten brandsStores and eateries often find consumer tastes can be fickle. Here's what went wrong at some popular names.Wed, 19 Feb 2014 18:45:00 GMT Media10 steps to reducing your credit card debtDo you owe more money on your credit cards than you have in your emergency savings? You're not alone -- and the situation isn't hopeless. Wed, 19 Feb 2014 17:00:00 GMT Hardekopf, MainStreetHow -- and why -- to launch a side businessHere are some reasons you should consider starting a business on top of your full-time job.Wed, 19 Feb 2014 17:00:00 GMT Palmer, U.S. News & World Report7 warning signs your finances need helpIf you’re missing bill payments and not saving, it’s time for a financial check-up. Wed, 19 Feb 2014 16:45:00 GMT Karimi, U.S. News & World ReportWashington, Colorado ahead of the curve on pot?Marijuana legalization presents some interesting opportunities for investors and entrepreneurs. Tue, 18 Feb 2014 16:30:00 GMT Shane, Entrepreneur.comDo rich people have better credit than you?Not necessarily. Having lots of money and having good money management don't always go hand-in-hand. Tue, 18 Feb 2014 16:30:00 GMT DiGangi, Credit.comUse Twitter to boost your credit-worthinessIt's not just your coworkers, buddies and Mom's friend Louise following you on social media. Lenders are scrutinizing your Facebook and Twitter output, too.Mon, 17 Feb 2014 16:45:00 GMT Fairley, MainStreet5 reasons you need travel insuranceSome travel mishaps can’t be avoided, but travel insurance can be a security blanket worth packing.Mon, 17 Feb 2014 16:45:00 GMT Jafarzadeh, U.S. News & World ReportBoeing, 2 airlines among 10 stocks to watch this weekSouthwest and Delta join the plane manufacturer on StockScouter's latest list of 10 recommended stocks. Fri, 14 Feb 2014 18:30:00 GMT the student debt gameTwo little-known programs in the works could offer much-needed relief paying down student loan debt.Fri, 14 Feb 2014 16:30:00 GMT Scotti, Fox Business 8 ways to spend less at the moviesA trip to the movies could add up to $50 for a family night out, but it doesn’t have to.Fri, 14 Feb 2014 16:15:00 GMT Mears, U.S. News & World Report7 expenses that vanish during retirementThese bills will disappear for many retirees, who won't miss them.Fri, 14 Feb 2014 16:15:00 GMT Berger, U.S. News & World Report10 ETFs to bet on Europe in 2014With US stocks looking pricey even after a rough January, investors are turning to the eurozone, where it appears the worst could finally be over. Fri, 14 Feb 2014 03:45:00 GMT I. Weinberg, The Wall Street Journal 3 new ideas on retirement investingSome experts say it's time to rethink the nest egg. Here are three new strategies to prolong your portfolio's golden years -- all of which favor owning more stocks.Thu, 13 Feb 2014 18:30:00 GMT Greene, The Wall Street Journal 6 signs you should rethink your life insuranceInsurance policies often get forgotten, but it makes financial sense to check in occasionally to ensure your ever-changing needs are being met.Thu, 13 Feb 2014 16:15:00 GMT Shin, LearnVest5 reasons to embrace your inner entrepreneurHere's why now is the ideal time to launch your own online business.Thu, 13 Feb 2014 16:15:00 GMT Palmer, U.S. News & World Report5 common credit card mythsManaging your credit is easier if you weed out fact from fiction. Thu, 13 Feb 2014 16:00:00 GMT Steele, Credit.comWill Uncle Sam match your 401k? Here's how low- and middle-income earners can take advantage of the retirement saver's tax credit.Wed, 12 Feb 2014 21:30:00 GMT Brandon, U.S. News & World ReportWhat should teenagers pay for?The question arises when kids start earning their own money.Wed, 12 Feb 2014 16:45:00 GMT Gallegos, The Wall Street Journal6 smartphone shopping app trapsIt's so easy to shop on smartphones these days. As far as your bank account is concerned, though, it may be a little too easy.Wed, 12 Feb 2014 16:30:00 GMT Mannino, Bankrate.comWhy is the FICO score such a big deal?It sounds like a character in a Disney movie, but FICO has no magical powers. But if your score is good, you can live happily ever after.Tue, 11 Feb 2014 16:15:00 GMT Herron, Bankrate.comWhy women should plan to live to 100We are living longer, much longer -- and the statistics continue to show that women seem destined to outlive men. Tue, 11 Feb 2014 16:00:00 GMT Juge, MarketWatch4 cheap newspaper stocks that could reboundTo say the industry is struggling is an understatement. But revolutionary management could transform some of these discounted businesses into worthy investments. Tue, 11 Feb 2014 13:30:00 GMT K. Glassman, Kiplinger'sMore men in prime working ages don't have jobsTechnology and globalization have transformed employment amid the slow economic recovery.Mon, 10 Feb 2014 17:30:00 GMT Peters and David WesselExtreme distracted drivingFrom eating to texting to cooking a meal (Wait ... what?), we do some pretty dumb things when we're driving. Mon, 10 Feb 2014 16:45:00 GMT Vallet, CarInsurance.comA less stressful way to invest in AsiaThis fund taps into the upside of emerging markets, while reducing some of the risk. Mon, 10 Feb 2014 16:45:00 GMT Goldberg, KiplingerHow the military made me a better business ownerDiscomfort. Crisis. Long days. Sound familiar? Those are just some of the experiences that helped an Air Force pilot become an entrepreneur.Fri, 07 Feb 2014 22:45:00 GMT Coleman, Entrepreneur.com6 reasons your investments stinkHave you ever looked under the hood of your mutual fund? Many of them suffer from a common set of problems. Fri, 07 Feb 2014 19:45:00 GMT Arends, MarketWatchThe shape of 401k's to comeYour employer likely will make changes to your retirement account. Make sure you know what those changes are, and what they mean to your nest egg.Fri, 07 Feb 2014 16:30:00 GMT Miller, ReutersHow to read your credit reportsDo you ignore your credit reports because you're not really sure what they say? Here's how to cut through the confusion.Thu, 06 Feb 2014 17:45:00 GMT Detweiler, Credit.comGood news: There's still time to trim your tax billIt's not too late to make some smart tax moves that will save you money.Thu, 06 Feb 2014 17:30:00 GMT K. Schwartz, CNBCAre you an investor or a gambler? Without research and patience, buying a stock is hardly different from buying a lottery ticket -- so consider the risks you're willing to take with your retirement savings. Thu, 06 Feb 2014 17:30:00 GMT Bilello, U.S. News & World Report Are these Amazon's next victims?The giant has taken a heavy toll on rival booksellers. Who's next?Thu, 06 Feb 2014 02:30:00 GMT MediaGetting your retirement plan in orderSimplifying your savings strategy and organizing your investments can help you avoid some tax landmines. Here's how to get started. Wed, 05 Feb 2014 18:15:00 GMT Sizemore, InvestorPlace9 ways to raise your credit scoresFor something that few people track regularly, credit scores resonate throughout your financial life. Here's how to give them a boost.Wed, 05 Feb 2014 16:15:00 GMT Calonia, GoBankingRates.com7 reasons to buy emerging marketsScary headlines aside, while US stocks have been getting more expensive, their counterparts in the developing world have been getting much, much cheaper. Tue, 04 Feb 2014 23:45:00 GMT Arends, MarketWatch7 money-saving moves that can backfireSometimes, a move that seems like a good idea ends up being a bad idea. Here's how that can apply to your finances.Tue, 04 Feb 2014 16:15:00 GMT Dykman, Get Rich SlowlyWhat it's like to owe $20,000 in card debtTo some, that sounds like a crazy amount of debt. Lots of Americans can relate, though. Here's a look at how they built that debt, and how they can get rid of it.Tue, 04 Feb 2014 16:15:00 GMT DiGangi, Credit.comThe hidden costs of bad creditYour credit rating impacts many aspects of your everyday life. Here's how.Mon, 03 Feb 2014 17:00:00 GMT Pell, MainStreetAn ETF that Mr. Burns would loveWary of social media startups and untested upstarts? A new fund holds only companies that have been around for 100 years or more – a strategy the miserly millionaire from 'The Simpsons' would surely deem 'excellent.'Mon, 03 Feb 2014 16:45:00 GMT Nusbaum, TheStreet5 ways to cut your investment feesMost investors remain blissfully unaware of the hundreds of dollars they pay in fees each year. Here are five ways to keep more of that money in your portfolio. Sat, 01 Feb 2014 01:30:00 GMT MacBride, CNBC.comYour 10-step plan to financial recoveryWhen you've hit bottom, there's nowhere to go but up. Here's how to get on the road to financial well-being. Fri, 31 Jan 2014 16:15:00 GMT Palmer, U.S. News & World ReportWhen a giant gain causes painIf you have a small amount of money invested in a company, you own the stock. But if that stake suddenly grows enormous, the stock can own you. Fri, 31 Jan 2014 00:30:00 GMT Zweig, The Wall Street Journal9 states that don't have an income taxYou'll have a lower overall tax burden if you live in one of these states. Thu, 30 Jan 2014 15:45:00 GMT Bell, Bankrate.comConsidering a Roth IRA? Check state taxes firstIf you live in a high-tax state such as New York but plan to retire to an income-tax haven like Florida, a Roth IRA may not make sense.Wed, 29 Jan 2014 19:45:00 GMT Hanson, CNBC.comThe magic of compound interestSaving even just a small amount of money every week can eventually turn into a sizable pile of cash over time. Wed, 29 Jan 2014 18:15:00 GMT MediaBuild your own hedge fundSave a small part of your portfolio for investments that don't move in lock-step with the stock market. Wed, 29 Jan 2014 00:15:00 GMT K. Glassman, KiplingerAfraid of stocks right now? Try commoditiesWith many investors leery of high-priced stocks, some experts say there are opportunities in industrial metals and grain as global growth continues. Tue, 28 Jan 2014 20:45:00 GMT Cox, CNBC5 credit tips for college studentsThere's a lot to do when you go off to college, and managing credit is usually far down the to-do list. It's important to learn how to use credit cards, though.Mon, 27 Jan 2014 16:00:00 GMT Smith, Credit.com3 card benefits you pay for but don't useWhat good are the perks in your credit card agreements if you ignore them?Fri, 24 Jan 2014 16:00:00 GMT Landes, GoBankingRates.com5 debt management mistakes you probably makePaying down debt is a lot easier if you eliminate these financial practices.Fri, 24 Jan 2014 15:45:00 GMT Martin, Credit.comThis 'shocking' strategy will save your portfolioToo many investors buy into sexy gimmicks when simple diversification remains the best way to get the most out of your investments. Fri, 24 Jan 2014 01:00:00 GMT Reeves, MarketWatchIs your portfolio a tax time-bomb? Last year's incredible returns could be this year's tax problem. Here are some strategies to minimize the tax impact of those big gains. Thu, 23 Jan 2014 23:30:00 GMT Barrington, 25 annual expenses to budget for nowYou know the routine by now -- certain bills come due at certain times of the year. Here's how to make sure you're prepared for the next 12 months.Thu, 23 Jan 2014 16:30:00 GMT Hayes, U.S. News & World ReportConsumer's guide to breaking up with your bankThe fees have really piled up lately, and you and your bank have drifted apart. Here's how to make a clean break and find a new home for your money.Thu, 23 Jan 2014 16:30:00 GMT Shin, The Fiscal TimesChasing growth stocks? Lessons from the prosSky-high valuations are back as the allure of stable dividend stocks fades and investors seek out -- and pay up for -- companies that can disrupt their industries. Thu, 23 Jan 2014 04:45:00 GMT McGee, The Fiscal TimesHow to spot -- and stop -- insurance scamsAnywhere you find money, you can usually find con artists and fraud -- and that's certainly the case in the health insurance industry. Here are details of some scams you should guard against.Wed, 22 Jan 2014 16:30:00 GMT Moore, Bankrate.com8 costly mistakes on your credit card agreementWhen it comes to your credit cards, it can pay big to read the fine print closely.Wed, 22 Jan 2014 16:15:00 GMT Taylor Jr., CardRatings.com7 retirement planning rules of thumbThese guidelines can help you prepare for a comfortable retirement.Tue, 21 Jan 2014 17:30:00 GMT Berger, U.S. News & World Report4 energy stocks hoping for a Keystone XL boostApproval of the controversial oil pipeline looks increasingly likely, and when the green light comes, these stocks could pop.Tue, 21 Jan 2014 17:30:00 GMT Levitt for InvestorPlace3 ways to get your customer service gripe fixedNo matter how angry you are, insulting the service rep isn't going to help your cause.Tue, 21 Jan 2014 02:00:00 GMT Williams, U.S. News & World Report5 reasons singles need life insurance, tooWhile singles likely need less coverage than married couples, they often have relatives who would be affected financially by their deaths.Mon, 20 Jan 2014 21:00:00 GMT Jafarzadeh, The Fiscal TimesHow I cut $21,000 off my wedding budgetYour special day doesn't have to bankrupt you. Here's how one woman tied the knot without tying her bank account in knots.Fri, 17 Jan 2014 16:15:00 GMT Bianchi, LearnVest5 second-act careers to sail through retirementAre you bored, burned out and close to retirement? It's not too late to change course. Fri, 17 Jan 2014 15:45:00 GMT Adams, Forbes.comThe secret to investing safely? TimeIt's one of the most powerful tricks at an investor's disposal, and also one of the easiest to employ.Thu, 16 Jan 2014 23:30:00 GMT McCarthy, U.S. News & World ReportNew retirement challenges for boomersDuring the financial crisis, many people vowed they would never retire, and now they are. What changed?Thu, 16 Jan 2014 16:15:00 GMT Satran, U.S. News & World Report6 things to know when choosing a bankYour bank is there to serve, but don't forget that it's also serving itself. Here are some things to consider when you're looking for a place to put your money.Thu, 16 Jan 2014 16:00:00 GMT Gustke, Bankrate.comCar hacking: The next big cybercrime?As the in-car computers pick up more steam, keep in mind that more technology often means more ways for crooks to get you. Wed, 15 Jan 2014 17:15:00 GMT Ellyatt, CNBC10 tips to pay for college in 2014College is still expensive and financial aid is still tricky to land, but help is available. Tue, 14 Jan 2014 16:45:00 GMT Couch, Bankrate.comRetirement planning with 3 numbersRetirement math can be enough to drive anyone a little batty. If you've got handle on these 3 factors, though, you're off to a good start.Tue, 14 Jan 2014 16:30:00 GMT Berger, U.S. News & World ReportThe sneaky hidden clause in card agreementsThey always get you with the fine print, right? Here's the scoop on how banks use arbitration clauses to keep you from suing. Tue, 14 Jan 2014 16:30:00 GMT Garver, The Fiscal TimesWhy your nest egg needs a cash cachePortfolios that include a one-year cash reserve are better able to withstand the impact of taxes, transaction costs and volatility, a new study shows.Mon, 13 Jan 2014 19:15:00 GMT B. Garland, Kiplinger7 ways cheap car insurance can backfireWhen it comes to auto insurance, sometimes you get what you pay for -- and if you're not paying a lot, you might regret it.Mon, 13 Jan 2014 16:45:00 GMT Marquand, Insurance.com10 tips for buying a car in 2014A purchase this big usually doesn't come without a lot of planning beforehand. Make sure you know how to pull off a successful car purchase. Mon, 13 Jan 2014 16:45:00 GMT Baukus Mello, Bankrate.comBeware of gangsters filing tax returnsLaw enforcement officials keep a sharp eye out for tax fraud, but some worry that they're only catching 'the idiots.'Fri, 10 Jan 2014 17:45:00 GMT Wolman, Bloomberg BusinessWeekTop 10 dumb debt decisions in 2014If you want to maintain your finances this year, here are some debt moves to avoid. Fri, 10 Jan 2014 16:45:00 GMT Bucci, Bankrate.comHas your partner committed financial infidelity?If you are in a relationship with a sneaky spendthrift it's time to have a serious talk.Thu, 09 Jan 2014 23:15:00 GMT Hamm, U.S. News & World ReportHow to invest as interest rates riseAs the Fed starts to lift its foot off the gas pedal, it may be time to ditch beloved, high-income sectors such as utilities and telecommunications in favor of stocks that can better ride the economic recovery. Thu, 09 Jan 2014 19:15:00 GMT Light, The Wall Street JournalFrom market darlings to dogsEven the hottest companies can go cold. Here's a graphic look at five former leaders that hit the skids.Thu, 09 Jan 2014 00:45:00 GMT MediaCar insurance when you have no carEven if you don't own a vehicle, instances will pop up when you still need insurance. Wed, 08 Jan 2014 16:45:00 GMT Lerner, Bankrate.comCreate a personal budget in 8 stepsDesigning a budget you can stick to doesn’t have to be a painful process.Wed, 08 Jan 2014 16:45:00 GMT Kossman, U.S. News & World ReportConsidering a lump sum from Social Security?Here are the pros and cons of taking a large Social Security payout.Wed, 08 Jan 2014 16:45:00 GMT Rafter, MoneyRates.comA fund that invests like BuffettThis mutual fund holds a small number of thoroughly vetted value stocks, including Sysco and Goldcorp, evoking some of the Oracle of Omaha's famous folk wisdom. Wed, 08 Jan 2014 16:15:00 GMT Braham, Bloomberg4 ways women make better investorsGuys could stand to learn a few things about investing from their female counterparts -- such as the virtues of patience, risk aversion and research. Tue, 07 Jan 2014 18:45:00 GMT Sightings, U.S. News & World Report7 realistic strategies for retirementPreparing for retirement can be tricky – and daunting. Here's how to ensure you'll have enough money to go forward.Tue, 07 Jan 2014 16:15:00 GMT Sightings, U.S. News & World Report5 credit card hacks that save big bucksHere are some ways to win the processing fee war and use credit card rewards to your advantage. Mon, 06 Jan 2014 16:45:00 GMT Sisolak, GoBankingRates.comMax out your IRA now, not next AprilWaiting until the last minute to contribute to your IRA means missing out on up to 16 months of potential tax-deferred gains -- which can really add up over the years.Mon, 06 Jan 2014 16:45:00 GMT Marte, The Wall Street JournalPicking the wrong major: Big mistakeAiming for a degree that doesn't match a student's interests and skills could turn into a big waste of time and money.Fri, 03 Jan 2014 20:00:00 GMT Weston, ReutersAt 77, former VP prepares burgersFrom a VP job to flipping burgers and handing out free samples: Here's a cautionary tale of what can happen if you don't save for retirement. Fri, 03 Jan 2014 16:45:00 GMT Hymowitz, BloombergBeyond utilities: Investing in airports, toll roadsPressured by rising rates, solar energy and a need to upgrade aging infrastructure, utility stocks and ETFs may not be as safe as they once were. Here are some interesting alternatives. Fri, 03 Jan 2014 15:45:00 GMT Nusbaum, TheStreetWhat 2014 brings for Obamacare Health insurance will become more affordable for many and mandatory for most this year.Fri, 03 Jan 2014 01:00:00 GMT MacDonald, Bankrate.com5 tips to get your 401k in shapeA new year gets folks flocking to the gym to improve their health, but it's a good time to whip your retirement savings into shape as well.Thu, 02 Jan 2014 19:00:00 GMT Wohlner, U.S. News & World Report Is your partner a money match?When it comes to love and finances, you should watch carefully for these red flags.Thu, 02 Jan 2014 16:00:00 GMT Palmer, U.S. News & World Report14 ways to slash your expenses in 2014Boost your bottom line in the new year with these budget cuts.Thu, 02 Jan 2014 16:00:00 GMT Mears, U.S. News & World ReportPay attention: Ranking 6 driving distractions Once you've racked up a lot of hours behind the wheel, driving becomes a little pedestrian (no pun intended). Driving distractions abound, though -- be careful. Tue, 31 Dec 2013 16:45:00 GMT Chris Kissell, Bankrate.comAt 61 she lives in basement while her dad, 87, travelsFather and daughter are an example of how retirement will be a bleaker experience for baby boomers than what their parents experienced.Mon, 30 Dec 2013 22:15:00 GMT Hymowitz, BloombergA money checklist for the new yearAfter you vow to get more exercise, start 2014 off right by taking some time to review your finances. Here's where to start.Mon, 30 Dec 2013 21:30:00 GMT Williams, U.S. News & World Report5 tips to get your bank loan approvedIt's tougher to get a bank loan, so make sure you have your financial ducks in a row before you apply.Mon, 30 Dec 2013 16:15:00 GMT Dragon, InvestopediaThe 3 biggest tax stories of the yearThe year 2013 will go down in history as a pretty big one for tax developments. Here are the three most important stories.Mon, 30 Dec 2013 14:30:00 GMT Bischoff, MarketWatchHow Uncle Sam pinches your portfolioMaking educated decisions about your savings and investments could save you money by avoiding common taxes.Fri, 27 Dec 2013 16:30:00 GMT O'Hara, Investopedia7 ways to get organized for tax timeFiling taxes can be less frustrating and less time-consuming when you're ready for the task.Thu, 26 Dec 2013 21:00:00 GMT Bell, Bankrate.comHow to manage the Obamacare tax on investorsAll the details you need to minimize paying the new 3.8 percent Medicare tax.Tue, 24 Dec 2013 02:30:00 GMT Bischoff, MarketWatch3 ways to restart your retirement savingsThe biggest mistake you can make is to give up after a financial setback, so don't delay on rebuilding your nest egg.Tue, 24 Dec 2013 01:00:00 GMT Perrucci, LearnVestThat Christmas gift could be taxableIf you luck out and receive more than $14,000 in gifts, you better let Uncle Sam know. Gifts from employers often need to be reported, too.Mon, 23 Dec 2013 21:00:00 GMT Reed, MainStreetDo you behave like a poor person?Many people who grow up without a lot of money are frugal when they finally have some. Others, though, seem to be making up for lost spending time.Mon, 23 Dec 2013 18:45:00 GMT Champion, LearnVest25 ways to improve your finances in 2014These nuggets of financial wisdom will lead you to a richer and more prosperous new year.Mon, 23 Dec 2013 18:30:00 GMT Palmer, U.S. News & World Report10 trends changing how you'll shop in 2014You'll order things more easily and they will be more tailored to your needs. See what 2014 will bring. Fri, 20 Dec 2013 20:00:00 GMT Braverman, The Fiscal Times7 things you should have learned in 2013 -- but didn'tThese 7 lessons from the stock market will help you in 2014 and beyond.Fri, 20 Dec 2013 19:45:00 GMT Reeves, MarketWatchWhat the big money's buying in 2014Wall Street's money managers expect US stocks to keep rallying through the new year and bonds, gold and commodities to slump. But should you bet with them, or against them?Fri, 20 Dec 2013 00:30:00 GMT Arends, MarketWatchConsider a Roth IRA for tax-free incomeThis Q&A answers essential questions about adding a Roth account to your nest egg.Thu, 19 Dec 2013 19:45:00 GMT L. Sheedy, Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazineIs the Dreamliner back on course?Boeing's stock flew high in 2013 despite problems with the jet. Thu, 19 Dec 2013 18:15:00 GMT MediaThe keys to KeystoneControversy has delayed plans for an oil pipeline from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico. Here's a graphic look at the issue.Thu, 19 Dec 2013 18:15:00 GMT MediaAn airline investors love but consumers hateSpirit Airlines has annoyed passengers with fees for almost every extra. But its stock keeps hitting new all-time highs.Thu, 19 Dec 2013 18:15:00 GMT MediaTimeless moves for a successful retirementTimes change, markets go up and down, and new innovations come along all the time. Still, some financial moves always make sense.Thu, 19 Dec 2013 16:15:00 GMT Ning, U.S. News & World ReportDon't stop investing after retirementIf you've made it this far, chances are you'll live longer than average, and an overly conservative portfolio won't cut it. Here are three ways to keep your money growing through retirement, but diversified against risk. Thu, 19 Dec 2013 02:15:00 GMT McCarthy, U.S. News & World ReportShould you ever lend out your credit card?Usually it's harmless, but sometimes there may be costly consequences. Be careful with your cards.Wed, 18 Dec 2013 16:00:00 GMT Papandrea, CreditCards.comCan gold miners dig out of bottomless pit?Mining stocks are down 50% on the year and still falling as tax-loss selling adds insult to injury. But patient investors could eventually be rewarded. Tue, 17 Dec 2013 20:15:00 GMT P. Saefong, MarketWatchIns and outs of credit card grace periodsRead on for tips to maintain or regain the period when you can borrow for free.Tue, 17 Dec 2013 17:45:00 GMT O. Williams, CreditCards.com10 reasons to buy Apple nowThe company has changed, but so have expectations. Here's why the consumer tech giant's stock is a good long-term value play. Tue, 17 Dec 2013 03:30:00 GMT Reeves, MarketWatchHow to test-drive your retirementOnce you're finished working, things are going to be ... different. It might be a good idea to dip your toe in the retirement financial waters before you retire.Mon, 16 Dec 2013 16:15:00 GMT Holsopple, U.S. News & World Report10 things consumers don't understand about credit scoresCredit card experts debunk common misconceptions about credit scores.Mon, 16 Dec 2013 16:00:00 GMT Steinberg, U.S. News & World ReportSkiing becomes a luxury sportThe number of new skiers and snowboarders hitting the slopes is declining as lift ticket prices soar. Advance planning and a little shopping around, however, can still score you deals.Fri, 13 Dec 2013 21:30:00 GMT Lovitt, CNBCHow unpaid medical bills damage your creditDo what you can to make sure your medical debt does not go to collections, as it can lay waste to your scores.Thu, 12 Dec 2013 23:15:00 GMT Herron, Bankrate.com3 reasons to invest in 'Made in USA' Here are three crucial catalysts driving a resurgence in American manufacturing -- and four ETFs that allow investors to ride the revival. Thu, 12 Dec 2013 19:45:00 GMT Burton, MarketWatchPros and cons of sharing a credit cardWhether you open a joint account with someone depends on lots of factors. Make sure the move is right for everyone.Thu, 12 Dec 2013 18:15:00 GMT Zhen, U.S. News & World Report10 keys to retiring on your terms Planning is essential, but it takes more than just sufficient savings to ensure you have a successful retirement.Wed, 11 Dec 2013 22:45:00 GMT Klein, MarketWatch5 investment moves to make in DecemberIt's easy to forget about your retirement savings amid the holiday bustle, but here are a few things you should tend to before the end of the year. Wed, 11 Dec 2013 21:00:00 GMT Udo, U.S. News & World ReportThe truth behind 9 debt mythsDealing with debt is tricky enough without erroneous information and wrong-headed advice. Here are some debt myths in need of some serious debunking.Wed, 11 Dec 2013 17:15:00 GMT Dratch, CreditCards.comThe top tech investment of 2014Sensor technology and the 'Internet of Everything' could be the biggest technological transformation the human race has ever seen. Here are the stocks to play it with.Tue, 10 Dec 2013 23:30:00 GMT A. Robinson, MarketWatch8 ways lenders make student debt harderLots of people have horror stories about the tactics used by private lending companies. Here are some ways they make an already contentious issue even more so.Tue, 10 Dec 2013 17:15:00 GMT McGrath, Forbes.comWhere the pros are investing in 2014Will gold bounce back? Is biotech in a bubble? Eight leading money managers offer their best investment ideas for the year ahead. Tue, 10 Dec 2013 04:15:00 GMT Leondis, BloombergHow joint accounts ruin your creditSharing a joint account for your checking or credit card can hurt your credit if you run into one of these common problems.Mon, 09 Dec 2013 22:15:00 GMT Detweiler, Credit.comHow 'gray charges' cost you dearlyThey can nickel and dime you to death, and often you don't know you're paying them for a long time. Here's how to be aware of so-called gray charges -- and how to dodge them.Mon, 09 Dec 2013 16:00:00 GMT Dean, U.S. News & World ReportThe worst holiday giftsFruitcake is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to hazards of the holiday season.Mon, 09 Dec 2013 15:45:00 GMT Williams, U.S. News & World Report15 ways financial decisions cost usDecisions about money are some of the hardest we make in our lives. Do you have all the information you need to make sound financial choices?Fri, 06 Dec 2013 16:30:00 GMT Moeller, U.S. News & World ReportKrispy Kreme's second actAfter a dizzying decade of highs and lows, the doughnut chain's stock is back on the roller coaster. But at these prices, leave it to the speculators. Thu, 05 Dec 2013 16:30:00 GMT Blankenhorn, TheStreet10 year-end tax moves to makeThe year is winding down, but it's not too late to make some money-saving tax moves.Wed, 04 Dec 2013 21:30:00 GMT Bell, 5 reasons not to contribute to your 401kOne of the most common pieces of retirement advice is to max out your 401k. That bit of conventional wisdom isn't for everyone, though.Wed, 04 Dec 2013 16:45:00 GMT Goldstein, MarketWatch5 stocks to sell nowIt's time to lose these laggards and overvalued names, especially if you can still come out ahead. Wed, 04 Dec 2013 16:00:00 GMT Kristof, KiplingerDisney's plan to keep kids hooked on TV foreverWith pay TV subscribership on the decline, content kings are cutting the cord a bit themselves, trying to win over children on the 'second screen.' Tue, 03 Dec 2013 20:00:00 GMT Morris, CNBC.comAre credit cards more expensive now?Three years ago a major credit card reform law was implemented. Has it affected the way you use your cards?Tue, 03 Dec 2013 16:45:00 GMT Herron, Bankrate.comHow to retire with $1 millionSaving a large nest egg is not an impossible goal, especially if you start young. These strategies can help you become a millionaire.Mon, 02 Dec 2013 21:45:00 GMT Brandon, U.S. News & World ReportFear is killing your investmentsHockey great Wayne Gretzky famously said, 'You miss 100 percent of the shots you don't take.' This mantra applies to investing as well.Mon, 02 Dec 2013 21:00:00 GMT Jaffe, MarketWatch.comHow much of your pay should you save?Often, the last thing on your mind when you get your paycheck is 'How much of this am I going to put in the bank?' But you know you have to save -- here's a primer on how to do it.Mon, 02 Dec 2013 16:45:00 GMT Kane, LearnVest6 key retirement planning stepsThe earlier you take proactive steps, the greater your odds will be of having a successful retirement.Fri, 29 Nov 2013 20:30:00 GMT Moeller, U.S. News & World ReportDon't let money ruin your relationshipMake sure money doesn't torpedo your love life by establishing clear communication with your partner.Wed, 27 Nov 2013 19:45:00 GMT Buschman Vasel, Fox BusinessHow card companies spot fraud before you doAdvances in technology help credit card companies notice irregularities first. Wed, 27 Nov 2013 17:45:00 GMT Palmer, U.S. News & World Report7 money moves to become a stay-at-home parentIf you're planning on staying at home with the kid and becoming a one-income family, here are some pointers to clear up your financial picture.Wed, 27 Nov 2013 16:30:00 GMT Foreman, U.S. News & World ReportBest children's books for money lessonsWhen it comes to explaining Dad’s unemployment or family budgeting, these stories offer parents easy openings.Wed, 27 Nov 2013 16:30:00 GMT Palmer, U.S. News & World ReportHow Wal-Mart's new CEO can win onlineDespite its 'everyday low prices' and famously efficient supply chain, the world's biggest retailer has struggled to keep up with in cyberspace. New CEO Doug McMillon has a chance to change that. Tue, 26 Nov 2013 18:45:00 GMT Brady, Bloomberg Businessweek10 reasons to rent in retirementRetirees often need the help with maintenance and repairs that renting provides.Tue, 26 Nov 2013 17:00:00 GMT Brandon, U.S. News & World Report10 retail stock bargains for Black FridayThe holiday season is generally the most profitable time of the year for retailers, but Wall Street is worried about disappointing sales this year.Mon, 25 Nov 2013 18:45:00 GMT Eisen, MarketWatchHow to get a mortgage with bad creditYou don’t need a large down payment or great credit in order to purchase a home with competitive market terms.Mon, 25 Nov 2013 17:00:00 GMT Sheldon, Credit.com5 bad ways to pick a mutual fundFocusing too much on ratings and past performance are common, and often costly, mistakes. Mon, 25 Nov 2013 16:45:00 GMT Coombes, The Wall Street JournalDow 20,000, here we comeBig gains alone don't make this market a bubble waiting to pop. So far, the mania is missing. Dow 20,000 is not only doable, but reasonable, if that gets going.Fri, 22 Nov 2013 18:15:00 GMT Sincere, MarketWatchUse technology to build your creditCommon sense dictates that you need to keep a close eye on your finances, but often life gets in the way. Technology can help.Fri, 22 Nov 2013 15:45:00 GMT Kelly, Credit.comIt's time to buy ChinaWith US stocks as pricey as they've been in years, here's how to gain exposure to a still-undervalued market.Thu, 21 Nov 2013 21:30:00 GMT Reeves, MarketWatch4 debt collection practices that need to changeIf you don't have your own debt collector horror story, you probably know someone who does. Here is a modest proposal for some improvements to the system.Thu, 21 Nov 2013 17:00:00 GMT Detweiler, Credit.comWhen should you request a credit increase?A boost to your credit limit might be the thing you need to give your finances a shot in the arm. Proceed with caution, though.Thu, 21 Nov 2013 16:45:00 GMT DiGangi, Credit.comIs dividend investing doomed?It's time investors stopped worshiping at the altar of dividend stocks, and started weighing whether they are truly as low-risk as they used to be.Thu, 21 Nov 2013 00:45:00 GMT Reeves, MarketWatch10 retirement moves for your 20sSure, you have decades to save. But this is the time to adopt financial habits that determine a successful retirement (and you don't want to miss out on the magic of compound interest). Wed, 20 Nov 2013 23:45:00 GMT Berger, U.S. News & World Report3 reasons the market isn't overvaluedWe're overdue for a correction. But for investors with a long-term view, share prices, while hardly in bargain territory, are still reasonable.Wed, 20 Nov 2013 23:45:00 GMT Kates Smith, Kiplinger'sHave video games overtaken movies?Here's a comparison of gaming vs. filmmaking, dollar for dollar.Wed, 20 Nov 2013 02:30:00 GMT MediaInside the 3-D revolutionThe potential uses for printers that create objects in three dimensions have barely been tapped. Here's how the devices work.Wed, 20 Nov 2013 02:30:00 GMT MediaVideo games: The new blockbustersThe biggest titles are still cheaper to make than big-ticket movies, and the payoffs can reach sums that rival those of Hollywood's biggest hits.Wed, 20 Nov 2013 00:30:00 GMT Moon for InvestorPlaceHow to rescue your retirement at 55So, retirement is right around the corner and you're not prepared? Fear not -- you can still enjoy your golden years if you act fast. Tue, 19 Nov 2013 17:30:00 GMT MacBride, CNBCHow taxes impact your ideal retirement spotIt pays to know how much you might pay in state and local taxes before you move.Mon, 18 Nov 2013 22:45:00 GMT editorsThis sector is ready for an explosive reboundLargely left out of the 2013 rally, real estate investment trusts offer better yields than most income alternatives. And with demand building, investors will reap big rewards if the economy roars back to life. Mon, 18 Nov 2013 19:45:00 GMT K. Glassman, Kiplinger's9 ways to make your home offer irresistibleWhen you're competing with a lot of other buyers for a hot piece of property, your bid needs to stand out.Mon, 18 Nov 2013 19:30:00 GMT Mertz Esswein, Kiplinger5 reasons to expect a correctionWhile optimism goes a long way in capital markets, stock prices can only defy gravity so long before reality beats back unrealistic expectations. Mon, 18 Nov 2013 16:30:00 GMT Reeves, MarketWatch6 ways to spoil your cash-back rewardsCash back from credit cards can seem like free money. But how much you get can depend on your financial decisions and practices.Fri, 15 Nov 2013 16:45:00 GMT Heron, Bankrate.comWill FlexScore replace credit scores?A new scoring system created by two financial advisers aims to upend the way we evaluate our financial health.Thu, 14 Nov 2013 23:30:00 GMT Palmer, U.S. News & World ReportDebit vs. credit: Which card should you use?Using a credit card can have financial benefits and provide a level of consumer protection. But in some instances, debit is the wiser choice.Fri, 08 Nov 2013 20:15:00 GMT Kade, LearnVestWill SeaWorld tank after 'Blackfish' backlash?The film explores the accidental deaths of SeaWorld trainers and exposes the dark side of holding killer whales captive.Fri, 08 Nov 2013 18:30:00 GMT Lewis, MarketWatch4 ways to get your retirement numberThere are many paths to retirement, and which path you take hinges on many factors. Make sure you reach your golden years with a financial plan.Fri, 08 Nov 2013 16:45:00 GMT Berger, U.S. News & World Report5 fast ways to ease money worriesIf money anxiety has you losing sleep, these approaches may lower your stress in minutes and provide long-term benefits.Thu, 07 Nov 2013 22:45:00 GMT Mannino, SavingsAccounts.comWhy to buy emerging markets nowRight now, when developing markets are flat on their backs, is the time for contrarian investors to look closely at them.Thu, 07 Nov 2013 18:45:00 GMT K. Glassman, Kiplinger's Personal FinanceTwitter IPO is investing at its worstThe buzz over Twitter's IPO reflects investors' very worst instincts -- putting too many eggs in one basket, following the herd and getting caught up in the euphoria of the moment.Thu, 07 Nov 2013 17:45:00 GMT Gold, MarketWatchWal-Mart, champion of solar power? The retail giant now draws 89 megawatts of solar energy -- more than 38 US states. Wed, 06 Nov 2013 18:30:00 GMT Randall, BloombergHow to tell if your 401k stinksSome 401k plans offer better benefits to plan participants than others.Wed, 06 Nov 2013 17:15:00 GMT Brandon, U.S. News & World Report6 signs you need a new credit cardIf you're careful with it, a new credit card can be a great addition to your financial tool belt. Wed, 06 Nov 2013 17:00:00 GMT Wearstler, LearnVestThe rise of virtual retirement villagesAffordable networks allow seniors to enjoy many of the amenities retirement communities offer -- without having to leave their homes. Wed, 06 Nov 2013 00:45:00 GMT Ingram, LearnVestWarning to wannabe Twitter IPO investorsIf the social media company's shares should double on their stock-market debut Thursday, they won't just be priced for perfection, but for utopia.Tue, 05 Nov 2013 20:45:00 GMT McGee, The Fiscal TimesWill Tesla win the electric-car battle?Investors have been hot on the company, but the competition is fierce. Here's a graphic look.Tue, 05 Nov 2013 20:45:00 GMT MediaShould you pay off your mortgage quickly?Paying down your mortgage faster can seem smart -- it's always a good idea to pay off your debts as soon as possible, right? Not always. Tue, 05 Nov 2013 14:30:00 GMT Baehr, Credit.com5 reasons you're in debt up to your eyeballsAre the bills piling up on your desk? Don't despair -- just get to work. Here's how to move the pile.Tue, 05 Nov 2013 14:15:00 GMT Dean, U.S. News & World ReportTrick your brain into banishing bad money habitsIf you struggle with saving and spending, try these scientifically proven strategies to help change your ways.Mon, 04 Nov 2013 23:15:00 GMT Sloan, LearnVestInvestors rush to join IPO frenzyThe Container Store offering capped a busy month in October, and Twitter's debut is imminent. All signs say investors are hungry for more.Mon, 04 Nov 2013 22:15:00 GMT Wall Street JournalThe Fed has no endgameWhenever tapering begins, the Federal Reserve will still face the bigger challenge of unwinding its $4 trillion balance sheet. That will shape the market and economy for years to come.Mon, 04 Nov 2013 19:45:00 GMT JubakIs Tesla Model S killing the Prius?There aren't nearly as many of the pricey Teslas hitting the road right now. But an intriguing battle is shaping up between hybrids and all-electric vehicles.Mon, 04 Nov 2013 19:45:00 GMT now the Apple of fund managers' eyesThe online search and advertising giant has eclipsed Apple as the most widely held stock among mutual funds. Mon, 04 Nov 2013 18:15:00 GMT Mody, CNBCChipotle: McDonald's biggest regret?In 2006, the burger giant sold off what would become the most disruptive and successful new restaurant brand of the past 15 years. Mon, 04 Nov 2013 16:30:00 GMT Farzad, Bloomberg BusinessweekWhen employers eyeball your credit scoreIt doesn't matter if you don't think your credit scores are your prospective boss's business -- they often check them to make sure potential hires aren't in financial trouble. Here's what you should know.Mon, 04 Nov 2013 16:15:00 GMT Levin, Credit.com10 ways to avoid car-buying gotchasSometimes you find yourself in a financial minefield when you buy a car. Here's how to avoid money traps at the dealer. Mon, 04 Nov 2013 15:30:00 GMT Sullivan, Credit.comWhy this rally may really be differentThe old rules that suggest this market needs a correction may not apply when the Fed is pumping in liquidity and companies have tons of cash on hand.Sun, 03 Nov 2013 16:45:00 GMT Reeves for MarketWatchHow to prepare your 'retirement landing'When you're getting ready to touch down in retirement, be sure you're prepared with these eight smart financial steps.Fri, 01 Nov 2013 19:30:00 GMT Holsopple, U.S. News & World ReportWhy your credit card was closedEven if you're not in default, an issuer can boot you at any time.Fri, 01 Nov 2013 18:15:00 GMT Lahey, CreditCards.comFidelity sparks ETF price warInvestors stand to benefit as the fund giant rolls out new a line of low-cost, commission-free exchange-traded funds. Fri, 01 Nov 2013 14:30:00 GMT Jaffe, MarketWatch Supermarket bromance: More men are shoppingAn increasing number of men are sharing grocery responsibilities, while some are even taking on a majority of the shopping load.Thu, 31 Oct 2013 19:30:00 GMT Koeppel, The Fiscal TimesInvestors wiser ahead of Twitter IPOSeveral wealth managers told Reuters that they would advise their clients to wait until after the IPO, and buy Twitter only if and when the stock tanks. Thu, 31 Oct 2013 19:15:00 GMT Kopp, MarketWatchHow risky hobbies raise your insuranceLove skydiving or mountain climbing? Such thrill-seeking pastimes can cost you more than you think.Thu, 31 Oct 2013 14:45:00 GMT Williams, U.S. News & World Report10 ways health care may changeWhile many plans and benefits will be similar to those in the past, corporate efforts to rein in costs and other trends will bring some changes. Here's a guide to what you may see in the coming year.Wed, 30 Oct 2013 19:45:00 GMT Braverman, The Fiscal TimesIran: The next investment frontier?A slow thawing of diplomatic relations could eventually open the door to foreign investment.Wed, 30 Oct 2013 19:45:00 GMT Clinch, Halloween means treats for investorsIf you sold in May and went away, it's time to come back. Historically, the stock market delivers stellar returns from November through April. Tue, 29 Oct 2013 18:30:00 GMT Goldbert, Kiplinger'sWith a 401(k), it pays to stay the course in crisesIt's tempting to pull out your money amid uncertainty, but consistent savers fare better than others during rough patches, a new study shows.Mon, 28 Oct 2013 23:30:00 GMT Epperson, CNBCRide this market's last-gasp rallyWith Fed money still rolling in, look for another six weeks of gains as a market that’s already advanced 25% this year melts up. Then get ready: A meltdown could follow.Mon, 28 Oct 2013 19:45:00 GMT JubakThis isn't your parent's tech bubbleSky-high valuations for unprofitable tech startups stir memories of 1999, but there are some differences. Mon, 28 Oct 2013 19:15:00 GMT Winkler and Matt Jarzemsky, The Wall Street JournalFacebook may flop after earningsThe stock can't keep up this run for much longer — and investors who are sitting on big profits may be wise to sell now rather than risk steep declines. Mon, 28 Oct 2013 17:00:00 GMT Reeves, MarketWatchHow many bank accounts do you need? Every personal finance situation is different, and sometimes 2 bank accounts -- 1 checking, 1 saving -- may be adequate. Many times, though, things are more complicated.Mon, 28 Oct 2013 16:15:00 GMT Estrin, Bankrate.comBudgeting strategies for single parentsHere are some budgeting tips for single moms and dads with a full house of kids – and bills.Mon, 28 Oct 2013 16:00:00 GMT Williams, U.S. News & World ReportStocks too bubbly? 5 warning signsWith stocks at record highs, Wall Street is feverishly bullish. But here are a few red flags investors seem to be ignoring. Fri, 25 Oct 2013 21:30:00 GMT Domm, CNBC6 credit mistakes moms makeNobody's perfect, not even Mom. Here are some of the most common credit mistakes mothers make, and how they can avoid them.Fri, 25 Oct 2013 19:00:00 GMT Detweiler, Credit.comThe incredible shrinking plane seatAirlines are adding an extra seat to each row of their coach cabins, reducing seat width to about 17 inches on many international flights.Thu, 24 Oct 2013 18:45:00 GMT Ostrower and Daniel Michaels, The Wall Street Journal5 ways parents can be good money role modelsChildren look to Mom and Dad to learn how to live their lives -- and that includes finances. Here's how to set a good fiscal example for your kids.Thu, 24 Oct 2013 15:45:00 GMT Calonia, U.S. News & World Report4 better bets than the Twitter IPOIt's not that Twitter won't be a good investment -- it could be. But investors should wait 90 days on any IPO to let the hype die down and allow for rational analysis.Wed, 23 Oct 2013 19:45:00 GMT Milstead, Kiplinger'sDon't let debt destroy your creditOn-time payments are much more important than how much you owe. Credit card users, however, need to take extra care to protect their scores.Wed, 23 Oct 2013 19:30:00 GMT Detweiler, Credit.comHigh-end spenders shrug off economic headwindsWeak unemployment data and gridlock in Washington aren't slowing down well-heeled consumers, who continue to open their wallets for big-ticket items.Wed, 23 Oct 2013 18:15:00 GMT R. Hagerty and Ben Casselman, The Wall Street Journal6 ways to scare up Halloween savingsLooking to trick-or-treat on a budget? Here are some boo-tiful ways to save on Halloween festivities. Wed, 23 Oct 2013 17:45:00 GMT Shinn, Bankrate.com5 reasons to add index funds to your portfolioResearch shows mutual funds and ETFs that passively track their benchmarks produce better returns for investors than actively managed ones.Tue, 22 Oct 2013 20:45:00 GMT Solin, U.S. News & World ReportWashington dysfunction may trim Wall Street profitsProfits at New York investment banks are expected to take a fourth-quarter hit as political gridlock and legal costs weigh on earnings. Tue, 22 Oct 2013 18:00:00 GMT McGee, The Fiscal TimesRaising kids and strapped for cashI do the best I can for my kids. In the end, our hand-to-mouth existence will, I hope, make for great stories and a resilient spirit. And that’s an inheritance in itself. Tue, 22 Oct 2013 16:45:00 GMT Keyishian, LearnVestWhen should you consider bankruptcy?The B Word can be pretty intimidating, but sometimes it's the smartest course of action. Mon, 21 Oct 2013 21:45:00 GMT Detweiler, Credit.comWhy we can't just save more and spend lessExperts explain why it's difficult for so many people to follow two basic financial guidelines: Save your money and don't overspend.Mon, 21 Oct 2013 20:00:00 GMT Williams, U.S. News & World ReportWelcome to the 'Dirty Harry' marketThe Fed is no more out of ammo than Clint Eastwood in his prime. And with the economy looking shaky, don't bet that it will pull back on stimulus anytime soon.Mon, 21 Oct 2013 19:15:00 GMT JubakBig Tobacco invests in e-cigarettes. Should you?Electronic cigarette sales are expected to top $1 billion this year -- and with growth like that, you can bet someone will be making money off this trend.Mon, 21 Oct 2013 17:00:00 GMT Satran, U.S. News & World ReportWidow's guide to Social Security benefitsLots of questions remain after a spouse dies, including what happens to Social Security. Make sure you know what to do. Mon, 21 Oct 2013 15:15:00 GMT Young, Credit.comHow the government shutdown shook up the US economyAnalysts say the hit to gross domestic product from lost government services alone totals $3.1 billion.Fri, 18 Oct 2013 19:30:00 GMT Ehley, The Fiscal TimesWhen the wife is the breadwinnerWomen who bring home the bacon are on the rise. Here's how 3 men feel about not being their family's chief moneymaker. Fri, 18 Oct 2013 15:00:00 GMT Anne Scarantino, LearnVest4 signs your teen isn't ready for a credit cardGetting a teenager behind the wheel of a car is scary enough, so do you think your kid is ready to handle the responsibility of a credit card? Thu, 17 Oct 2013 20:15:00 GMT Papandrea, CreditCards.comThe ultimate Obamacare ETFThe $55 million SPDR S&P Health Care Services exchange-traded fund holds insurers, hospitals, clinics, rehab centers and nursing homes.Thu, 17 Oct 2013 17:15:00 GMT Balchunas, BloombergObamacare vs. your employer's planEven if you have health insurance through work, you might still want to explore the Obamacare exchanges.Wed, 16 Oct 2013 20:45:00 GMT Ladika, Why your fund's 5-year returns are about to skyrocketWhen the market crash of 2008 fades into history, a lot of mutual funds will look more appealing. But remember, bear markets show what a fund is really made of. Wed, 16 Oct 2013 19:30:00 GMT Goldberg, KiplingerDriving tips from a war zoneDo road lessons learned in Iraq and Afghanistan translate to civilian life?Wed, 16 Oct 2013 15:30:00 GMT Nelson, CarInsurance.com4 countries Wal-Mart can't conquerThe world's largest retailer is missing out on some of the biggest global markets, including Germany, Russia and South Korea.Tue, 15 Oct 2013 16:15:00 GMT Berfield, Bloomberg BusinessWeek5 ways to blow your budget on the InternetIt's easy to spend a lot of money pretty quickly when you're shopping on the web -- and that's just how online vendors like it. Tue, 15 Oct 2013 15:00:00 GMT Oakley, LearnVest5 ways to blow your budget on the InternetIt's easy to spend a lot of money pretty quickly when you're shopping on the web -- and that's just how online vendors like it. Tue, 15 Oct 2013 15:00:00 GMT Oakley, LearnVestAfter the shutdown, a big rally?Assuming the shutdown ends without disaster, investors can expect a rally into December. But then old worries, like China and the Fed, will creep back in.Tue, 15 Oct 2013 05:00:00 GMT JubakAn 8-year partial government shutdown?Sequestration is barely reducing the debt; it exacerbates budget structure problems, diminishes national security and hampers economic recovery.Mon, 14 Oct 2013 16:45:00 GMT Pianin and Brianna Ehley, The Fiscal TimesAre you afraid to spend money?Here's a look at chronic savers who stockpile cash while forgoing everything from food to doctor visits.Mon, 14 Oct 2013 14:45:00 GMT Williams, U.S. News & World ReportIgnore pundits predicting a crashTrying to time the market's swings is a fool's errand. And unlike in other pursuits, investors who 'do nothing' are often rewarded for their patience. Fri, 11 Oct 2013 01:30:00 GMT Solin, U.S. News & World ReportMake sense of your card's fine printMisunderstanding your credit card's rules can cost you. Ask the issuer these questions about your card's terms and conditions rather than trying to decipher the fine print.Thu, 10 Oct 2013 18:45:00 GMT Bortz, U.S. News & World ReportHow much does your credit score cost you?These numbers don't lie: A poor credit score can have a huge impact on your finances, costing you thousands of dollars over the years.Thu, 10 Oct 2013 18:15:00 GMT Detweiler, Credit.comDefault or not, 5 things to rememberWhether the debt ceiling standoff leads to a market crash or just a small disruption, financial pros say it's an ideal time to think about managing risk and protecting your portfolio.Wed, 09 Oct 2013 18:45:00 GMT Jeff Cox, CNBCStudent loan forgiveness: What to knowWorried about how much you'll owe Uncle Sam after graduation? Loan forgiveness programs may help. Wed, 09 Oct 2013 15:30:00 GMT Clare Fischer, Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazineShould you increase your credit limit?Make sure you need a higher credit limit before you ask for one. Sometimes an increase can hurt your credit scores -- but not always.Wed, 09 Oct 2013 15:15:00 GMT Goforth Gregory, CardRatings.com3 ways you're throwing money awayHow common financial decisions like buying a house or car can go terribly wrong.Wed, 09 Oct 2013 15:15:00 GMT Williams, U.S. News & World Report3 great portfolios from top ETFsYou can build a low-cost, diversified nest egg from a handful of exchange-traded funds, whether you're just beginning to invest or near retirement. Tue, 08 Oct 2013 18:45:00 GMT Wasik, Forbes.comHow good manners can mean financial successDo nice guys really finish last? Not necessarily -- particularly when you're talking about business and finances.Tue, 08 Oct 2013 17:15:00 GMT Martel, Bankrate.comWhy sizzling food IPOs could leave you feeling emptyInvestors have developed a seemingly bottomless appetite for shares of casual dining restaurants and grocery stores. But will they end up suffering from indigestion?Tue, 08 Oct 2013 16:45:00 GMT McGee, The Fiscal TimesGet ready for the shutdown's endOdds are, the mess in Washington will be resolved short of an economic collapse. And investors who play it right could even turn a profit. Here’s how to start.Tue, 08 Oct 2013 01:45:00 GMT Jubak10 ways to use your cards with social mediaTo see how your credit card company measures up in social media, do some following and friending, then watch for these 10 ways to engage.Mon, 07 Oct 2013 18:45:00 GMT Warnick, CreditCards.comWhen will the next US recession hit?Economists are already working on this question, and the answer is: sooner than you think. And that assumes the US avoids defaulting on its debt repayments.Mon, 07 Oct 2013 18:45:00 GMT Boyle, CNBC.comWal-Mart turns to 'made in USA'For the past nine months, the company has been trumpeting patriotic promises to stock more U.S.-made goods.Mon, 07 Oct 2013 16:45:00 GMT R. Hagerty, The Wall Street Journal5 things to know before reinvesting dividendsPutting dividend payments right back to work can help you grow your portfolio, but it can also add costs and complication.Sun, 06 Oct 2013 19:15:00 GMT Satran, U.S. News & World ReportDos and don'ts for maximizing credit rewards Discipline and a careful strategy will allow you to reap all kinds of freebies, but make sure you follow the Golden Rule: Don't carry a balance.Fri, 04 Oct 2013 05:30:00 GMT Williams, CardRatings.comStocks on sale amid DC dramaAs the debt ceiling deadline looms nearer, expect more volatility -- and a chance for long-term investors to pick up wish-list stocks at a discount.Thu, 03 Oct 2013 22:45:00 GMT Kristof, Kiplinger'sHow to retire on a small budgetIf your money is tight in your retirement years, you might want to consider moving overseas.Wed, 02 Oct 2013 22:00:00 GMT Kathleen Peddicord, U.S. News & World ReportThe real danger of 'cheap' stocksInvestors who focus on nominal share price are at best wasting their time and at worst exposing themselves to huge risk.Wed, 02 Oct 2013 20:15:00 GMT to escape the payday debt trapMost storefront lenders will allow borrowers to enter into an extended payment plan, but the big danger is when people get burdened down with too many loans, creating a snowball effect.Wed, 02 Oct 2013 18:30:00 GMT Detweiler, Credit.comFast food gets a little slowerMore complex menus are blamed as the average speed at seven chains increased to over three minutes -- eight seconds longer than a year ago.Wed, 02 Oct 2013 16:30:00 GMT Little, CNBC9 million moms, babies at risk as WIC program haltsLow-income women and children rely on the vouchers for healthy food, breastfeeding support and infant formula. Most states will be able to continue operations for only 'a week or so' before running out of money. Wed, 02 Oct 2013 14:15:00 GMT O'Connor, ForbesHow to draft a retirement blueprintAccounting for every possible expense can help you create a withdrawal strategy that ensures your savings will last a lifetime. Tue, 01 Oct 2013 23:15:00 GMT B. Garland, Kiplinger'sNo Washington, no big deal?So far, the U.S. government shutdown (and similar political deadlock in Italy) hasn’t rattled the market. Here’s a look at how much calm we can expect before the storm.Tue, 01 Oct 2013 19:30:00 GMT JubakShutdown cost: $40 million-$80 million a dayAfter a bruising half decade of crawling back from recession, it’s unclear just how bad the shutdown would be for the economy.Tue, 01 Oct 2013 16:30:00 GMT Francis, The Fiscal TimesShutdown could bruise housing recoveryOne of the biggest questions regarding the shutdown and how it will affect housing has revolved around the mortgage market, specifically prospective buyers' access to new home loans.Tue, 01 Oct 2013 14:15:00 GMT Brennan, ForbesThe credit report you haven't seenAlternative credit data such as your rental history or utility payments can help fill out an otherwise thin or shaky credit profile. Mon, 30 Sep 2013 18:15:00 GMT Detweiler, Credit.comWill budget fight shut down the recovery?With business and consumer confidence falling, economists worry that even the possibility of a government shutdown or debt default will hurt the economy.Mon, 30 Sep 2013 15:45:00 GMT Cronin and Sudeep ReddyStates roll out varied Obamacare plansNearly half the states have opted to set up their own health care exchanges, while residents in other states will have a federally run option.Fri, 27 Sep 2013 18:15:00 GMT V. Rafter, MSN MoneyHow to improve your credit scoreThese simple steps will help you stay on top of your credit rating and qualify for the best possible rates.Fri, 27 Sep 2013 18:00:00 GMT Weston5 financial figures you need to knowStaying in sound financial shape requires more than just knowing the balance of your checking account. Fri, 27 Sep 2013 17:00:00 GMT Anderson, U.S. News & World ReportMartha Stewart takes on Apple on TwitterA series of tweets by business magnate Martha Stewart about her broken iPad has gone viral. Fri, 27 Sep 2013 15:45:00 GMT Bishop, CNBC13 ways a government shutdown could hurt youIf a shutdown does occur this time around, it would inconvenience the public in ways large and small. Consider the impacts of the shutdown in 1995.Fri, 27 Sep 2013 14:15:00 GMT Mackey, The Fiscal TimesWhy the S&P 500 is beating the DowThe easy, often-offered explanation for the Dow outperforming the S&P 500 is investor caution. There is truth there, but it's not the whole story.Thu, 26 Sep 2013 19:30:00 GMT Prestbo, MarketWatchWhy financial plans aren't just for the richOnly 31% of financial decision makers in families say they have created a comprehensive financial plan. Here's why that should change.Thu, 26 Sep 2013 17:45:00 GMT Shin, Forbes.comCan we save the US economy?Five years after the financial crisis, the economy is still just limping along. It's clear that deeper problems are plaguing the country. We can solve them -- but will we?Wed, 25 Sep 2013 22:30:00 GMT Mirhaydari, MSN MoneyWhat a shutdown really meansWith no deal in the offing to pay the government’s bills beyond midnight Sept. 30, much of the federal government could begin to shut down when the new fiscal year starts next Tuesday.Wed, 25 Sep 2013 18:30:00 GMT Pianin and Brianna Ehley, The Fiscal TimesWhy credit card rates didn't fall along with mortgage ratesTo put it simply, credit card lenders have much more to lose when borrowers default on debt.Wed, 25 Sep 2013 16:00:00 GMT Lipka, MSN Money5 reasons budgets fail -- and how to fix themFew orders can sound as ominous as 'stick to your budget.' But it's not that difficult to stay on the budget bandwagon.Tue, 24 Sep 2013 17:45:00 GMT Helmer, CreditCards.com9 'hot' investments you don't needThe financial industry is good at pushing investors to take more risks or gamble on things like penny stocks and gold. Fact is, you don’t need tricks to make money or even get rich.Tue, 24 Sep 2013 17:45:00 GMT Reeves, MarketWatchVolatility ahead: Thank the FedExpect big short-term shifts among markets and assets as traders try to keep cheap money at work by maximizing rewards while limiting risks.Mon, 23 Sep 2013 20:15:00 GMT Jubak5 insurance mistakes that can ruin your marriageMoney often tops the list of topics that married couples argue about, but insurance issues can be just as financially and emotionally costly.Mon, 23 Sep 2013 15:15:00 GMT Lerner, Insurance.com9 student loan rights you should knowStudent loans can be a long, complicated, expensive proposition. Make sure you know your rights when you get federal loans.Mon, 23 Sep 2013 13:45:00 GMT Crowe, Credit.comWhen to bargain with your doctorMost of us wouldn't think to haggle with our doctor over the cost of an operation. But bargaining over medical prices does happen, and you can save big if you do it right.Fri, 20 Sep 2013 16:45:00 GMT Weston, MSN MoneyWill Social Security be gone when you retire?Most people agree that the Social Security program needs to be adjusted. But not everyone agrees on the next steps.Thu, 19 Sep 2013 23:45:00 GMT Kramer, LearnVest5 ways consumers benefited from the crash Regulatory changes enacted after the financial crisis have left the average American with a few extra protections from predatory lenders.Thu, 19 Sep 2013 18:45:00 GMT Lipka, MSN Money4 reasons you can't get a discount latteThe last time coffee prices were this low, General Motors had just filed for bankruptcy and Michael Jackson had just died. This drop won't be felt at the retail level.Thu, 19 Sep 2013 16:45:00 GMT Stock, Bloomberg Businessweek Facts about outsized US health care spendingThe rising cost of medical care is chewing up an increasingly large share of the economy, especially when compared with other advanced countries.Thu, 19 Sep 2013 14:00:00 GMT Money staffWhen divorce ruins your creditIt may be difficult, but you need to think about your finances when your marriage ends. Protect yourself from more unexpected surprises.Wed, 18 Sep 2013 17:45:00 GMT Budget fight dead aheadWith the Federal Reserve's decision to keep stimulus going, stocks are moving on up. But the looming fight over the federal budget, taxes and spending could end the party for all of us. Wed, 18 Sep 2013 16:45:00 GMT Mirhaydari, MSN Money5 tests of your retirement readinessThere are lots of ways to plan for retirement, but they all (hopefully) lead to the same place -- happy, financially secure golden years. Here's how to know if you'll be ready.Wed, 18 Sep 2013 15:30:00 GMT Bernard, U.S. News & World ReportThe rise of no-contract smartphonesWith Apple’s new iPhone 5S and 5C devices, the company joins others cutting the cord between mobile phones and contracts.Tue, 17 Sep 2013 13:45:00 GMT V. Rafter, MSN MoneyDebate rages over Obamacare, medical costsNewly public data has shed light on wild disparities in the cost of common medical procedures and treatments, which in itself could put pressure on doctors, hospitals and other providers. Mon, 16 Sep 2013 20:30:00 GMT V. Rafter, MSN Money5 years after the crisis: Blame Washington or Wall Street?Five years after the crisis peaked with the collapse of Lehman Brothers, it is still possible to hear bankers claim that Washington forced them to take risks. That claim simply doesn’t have much merit, however. Mon, 16 Sep 2013 18:45:00 GMT McGee, The Fiscal TimesBeware surprises in Fed's taperThe central bank has signaled a gradual reduction of stimulus. But Larry Summers' withdrawal from consideration as Fed chief is a reminder that public events don't always follow a script.Mon, 16 Sep 2013 18:30:00 GMT JubakWhy your car insurer might break up with youYour insurance company can drop you if you're a high-risk or reckless driver. Oh, and keep up with your payments.Fri, 13 Sep 2013 18:30:00 GMT Lerner,'MOOCs' could lower cost of collegeIncreasingly popular online courses could be a solution to the ever-growing cost of traditional undergraduate and graduate degrees.Fri, 13 Sep 2013 18:15:00 GMT V. Rafter, MSN MoneyHow to avoid nasty estate battlesEven small estates can bring out the 'vultures,' eager to grab property belonging to the deceased. A solid plan can prevent chaos.Fri, 13 Sep 2013 14:45:00 GMT Weston, MSN Money6 moves that will affect your retirementThese retirement planning choices determine how financially secure you will be in your golden years.Thu, 12 Sep 2013 18:30:00 GMT Brandon, U.S. News & World Report4 stocks to profit from ObamacareInvestors can lament Obamacare, or they can capitalize on it by owning stakes in the companies best-positioned to profit from the changes.Thu, 12 Sep 2013 18:00:00 GMT Brumley, InvestorPlaceThe financial crisis, year by yearFed by a collapsing housing market, the meltdown came to a head in September 2008. But it began unfolding more than a year earlier. Here's a look.Thu, 12 Sep 2013 18:00:00 GMT Money staffLinkedIn goes after teens for growthThe social network, aimed squarely at professionals, wants to attract high school and college students.Wed, 11 Sep 2013 16:30:00 GMT V. Rafter, MSN Money5 years after the crisis: What banks haven't learnedA near-death experience can be life-changing. But the mindset of big-bank executives has changed little since they narrowly escaped the 2008 financial meltdown they helped cause. Wed, 11 Sep 2013 16:15:00 GMT McGee, The Fiscal TimesHow important are your credit scores?They can seem like an arcane, abstract number, but your credit scores dictate your financial life. Wed, 11 Sep 2013 15:00:00 GMT Detweiler, Credit.comStop or go: The yellow-light dilemmaMany drivers speed up when they see yellow, others slam on the brakes. What's the safest move? Wed, 11 Sep 2013 14:45:00 GMT Vallet, CarInsurance.comCheap money or not, the Fed can't winWhether the Federal Reserve decides to ‘taper’ its money-printing on Sept. 18 or wait until later, the market will take a hit. It’s best to watch from the sidelines.Wed, 11 Sep 2013 14:45:00 GMT Mirhaydari, MSN Money5 lessons from free credit score noticesIf you're turned down for a loan, lenders have to tell you what they saw in your credit history that led to the decision. Here's what you need to know about your scores.Tue, 10 Sep 2013 16:15:00 GMT Herron, Bankrate.com10 stocks for a difficult marketStrike a balance between the downside risks of bad news and the upside possibilities if trends break in a favorable direction.Mon, 09 Sep 2013 21:30:00 GMT JubakRecession now? A third of Americans thinks soThe National Bureau of Economic Research has declared that the US pulled out of recession more than four years ago, but a lot of people apparently didn’t get the memo.Mon, 09 Sep 2013 18:30:00 GMT Coy, Bloomberg Businessweek7 steps to retirement independenceIf you’re planning your retirement, you’re likely counting on being able to take care of yourself. Here are 7 ways to make sure you can.Mon, 09 Sep 2013 14:00:00 GMT Sightings, U.S. News & World NewsMistaken lessons from the financial crisisToo many investors drew wrong conclusions from the financial crisis of 2008. Those who stayed on the sidelines missed out on large returns.Fri, 06 Sep 2013 16:30:00 GMT Jaffe, MarketWatchObamacare could free workers from 'job lock'For would-be entrepreneurs, it may be time to take a fresh look at launching a business or going freelance.Fri, 06 Sep 2013 14:15:00 GMT Weston, MSN Money401k plans add personalized adviceInvestment help is available for the taking in many 401k retirement-savings plans, yet few employees actually take it.Thu, 05 Sep 2013 16:45:00 GMT Greene, The Wall Street JournalRanking your driving distractionsWhether hand-held or hands-free, cellphones are a dangerous distraction to drivers. Find out what other activities make it hard to focus on the road.Thu, 05 Sep 2013 15:30:00 GMT Kronenberg, MainStreetWho pays off credit card debt after a death?When a family member dies, unpaid credit card bills are just about the last thing on your mind. Are you legally on the hook?Wed, 04 Sep 2013 19:15:00 GMT Crowe, Credit.comBest route to play commodities?Here are general guidelines to help you find the commodities exposure you want and the investments that can help you get it. Wed, 04 Sep 2013 18:30:00 GMT Pleven, The Wall Street Journal Why Syria scares the marketThe specter of a military intervention in a volatile region is bad enough. But the aftermath could hit the economy right where it's most vulnerable.Wed, 04 Sep 2013 18:15:00 GMT Mirhaydari, MSN Money5 bankruptcy myths debunkedGoing the bankruptcy route is a last resort for people whose finances falter. Before taking the plunge, make sure you know fact from fiction. Wed, 04 Sep 2013 15:30:00 GMT Paperno, Credit.com4 reasons to invest in Europe -- reallyAs the US market loses strength, Europe's economies are in the early stages of a recovery, and investors are just starting to catch on. That makes these stocks and funds compelling buys.Tue, 03 Sep 2013 21:30:00 GMT Brush, MSN Money 10 easy currency lessonsTo a greater extent than usual, the movement of currencies is driving the prices of global stocks and bonds and is shaping monetary policies in key emerging markets. Tue, 03 Sep 2013 18:45:00 GMT JubakWhy bombing Syria won't affect gasoline pricesIn times of war or peace, the Middle East no longer exerts the tight grip on consumers that it held for decades. Here's why.Tue, 03 Sep 2013 18:15:00 GMT Boak, The Fiscal TimesBorrowing from friends and familyEveryone warns against lending money amongst family and friends, but sometimes it's the only recourse. Here's what to expect, and how to make a loan go smoothly.Tue, 03 Sep 2013 17:30:00 GMT Haywood Queen, Bankrate.comInvest with Warren Buffett's 5-year planBuffett has said that he buys investments “on the assumption that they could close the market the next day and not reopen it for five years.”Tue, 03 Sep 2013 16:45:00 GMT Jaffee, MarketWatchHospital vs. insurance: Who wins?The last thing a patient needs is to be caught in the crossfire between the hospital and the insurance company. Tue, 03 Sep 2013 15:30:00 GMT Bremer, Credit.com5 reasons to spurn your 401kContrary to the conventional wisdom, maxing out your 401k contributions doesn't always make sense.Fri, 30 Aug 2013 20:30:00 GMT Cliff Goldstein, MarketWatchPimco to push 'alternative' fundsA recent SEC move permits the marketing of funds employing a variety of strategies outside of traditional mutual funds and ETFs.Fri, 30 Aug 2013 14:45:00 GMT Grind, The Wall Street JournalPawn shops go mainstreamThey’re no longer solely for the down and out who are looking for a few extra bucks. Fri, 30 Aug 2013 14:00:00 GMT Williams, U.S.News & World Report5 ways you can really mess up your retirementFinancial advisers cite a long list of the big mistakes new retirees make as soon as they hang up their tools or turn in their BlackBerrys.Thu, 29 Aug 2013 17:15:00 GMT Arends, The Wall Street Journal9 ways to save on sports ticketsThe average NFL ticket costs $203.75. Here’s how to get in on the action without going broke.Thu, 29 Aug 2013 14:45:00 GMT Johnston, U.S. News & World ReportDo you use money to self-medicate?How to stop your emotions from wreaking havoc on your finances.Thu, 29 Aug 2013 14:45:00 GMT E. Holmes, CreditCards.comWhen will the selling stop?Stay nimble and prepare for a busy autumn. The market is going to be much more volatile -- and more exciting -- as 2013 winds down.Wed, 28 Aug 2013 18:30:00 GMT Mirhaydari, MSN MoneyBuying a car? Do this firstAn automobile is one of the biggest purchases you'll make. Before you walk into the dealership, make sure your finances are in order.Wed, 28 Aug 2013 17:15:00 GMT Detweiler, Credit.comWhere to find money-saving ideas on RedditWhat you don't know about this social network could hurt your wallet. The site has groups devoted to everything from frugal living to investing.Tue, 27 Aug 2013 20:45:00 GMT V. Rafter, MSN Money7 of the most common investment mistakesThere is no computer program or individual that will make all the right investing decisions all of the time. Here are the some common mistakes investors make.Tue, 27 Aug 2013 16:45:00 GMT Patton, Forbes5 sneaky car dealer sales tricksFollow these road signs to steer clear of deceptive sales strategies.Tue, 27 Aug 2013 15:45:00 GMT Bortz, U.S. News & World ReportA good time to buy MLPsA modest tapering of the Fed's stimulus could come next month and produce a temporary rally in a variety of income vehicles.Mon, 26 Aug 2013 20:15:00 GMT JubakPreparing your finances for divorceSplitting up can be emotionally and financially draining, but a hands-on approach can help minimize the latter.Mon, 26 Aug 2013 17:15:00 GMT Bortz, U.S. News & World Report5 tweaks to your dividend strategyWhile a scattershot approach to dividends may have worked in years past, investors should now take a more targeted approach to collecting those payouts.Mon, 26 Aug 2013 16:45:00 GMT Laise, Kiplinger What the 'smart money' is buyingFew stocks are cheap ahead of what looks like a risky period for the market. It might be best to trim positions to raise cash for later.Mon, 26 Aug 2013 13:45:00 GMT Brush, MSN MoneyIt's not too late to salvage your retirementFor late starters, it's important to take aggressive steps now, including cutting your expenses.Fri, 23 Aug 2013 19:00:00 GMT Weston, MSN MoneyBarnes & Noble: Time to turn the page?As the company struggles to compete in the digital age, Nook owners wonder what will happen if the bookstore follows Borders into oblivion.Fri, 23 Aug 2013 17:45:00 GMT McGee, The Fiscal TimesDownsize your debt before you retireFrom mortgages to credit cards, dealing with debt now can provide retirement security down the road.Fri, 23 Aug 2013 15:15:00 GMT Laise, Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazineRising market slams short-sellersEquity hedge funds are doing fine with their long positions but are 'getting killed' on the short side, with some experiencing their biggest losses in more than a decade. Thu, 22 Aug 2013 17:15:00 GMT Chung and Rob Barry, Wall Street Journal I squandered my college trust fundEven when parents set aside money for their child to go to college, complications can arise -- especially if that child is unprepared for higher education. Here is a cautionary tale.Thu, 22 Aug 2013 14:45:00 GMT Roman, as told to Elyse Moody, LearnVestThe perils of prepaid debit cardsLike infomercials, celebrity endorsements shouldn’t lure you into a bad financial product.Thu, 22 Aug 2013 14:00:00 GMT Johnston, US News & World ReportSmart money: Stocks headed higherMarket timers with the best long-term performance remain as steadfastly bullish as they were 3 months ago, while those timers with the worst records are more bearish.Wed, 21 Aug 2013 19:30:00 GMT Hulbert, Barron's Why higher rates are a good thingThe warm blanket of the Fed's easy money is about to be removed, and the free market is about to reassert itself.Wed, 21 Aug 2013 18:00:00 GMT Mirhaydari, MSN MoneyHungry? Check your smartphoneGoogle and Facebook are among the giants moving aggressively into the competition for mobile restaurant apps.Tue, 20 Aug 2013 19:45:00 GMT V. Rafter, MSN MoneyDelete all your investing apps nowHaving access to all of one's financial information all of the time is the surest path to a breakdown of investment discipline.Tue, 20 Aug 2013 18:45:00 GMT Jaffe, MarketWatchWhat to know about 529 plansThese college savings plans are easy to maintain and are out of the reach of the IRS. But they can be complex, so make sure you know what you're getting into.Tue, 20 Aug 2013 15:30:00 GMT Couch, Bankrate.com5 'smart' money moves that are dumbFrom budgeting mishaps to bad purchases, these financial mistakes may haunt you.Tue, 20 Aug 2013 15:30:00 GMT Williams, U.S. News & World ReportDon't ditch dividend stocks yetYield hunters may be tempted to shun stocks ahead of the Fed's tapering. But companies likely to boost their payouts remain attractive.Mon, 19 Aug 2013 22:45:00 GMT JubakSocial Security as part of your portfolioSome financial advisers say retirement investors should include the value of their Social Security benefits as a piece of their fixed-income investments.Mon, 19 Aug 2013 17:30:00 GMT Coombes, MarketWatchWhy some people won't pay off debtsThe Review of Economic Studies points to a perhaps unexpected reason for living with credit card debt. It's not that families can't pay their balance; it's that they don't want to.Mon, 19 Aug 2013 13:45:00 GMT LaPonsie, CardRatings.comFace your fears! Time for Gen Y to leave the nestThese 5 steps can help young adults prepare to fly, and not like a boomerang.Fri, 16 Aug 2013 19:30:00 GMT Weston, MSN MoneyWhy workers are botching their 401k investmentsA study finds that employees are making 2 major mistakes when it comes to retirement funds, putting their financial security at risk.Fri, 16 Aug 2013 16:30:00 GMT Braverman, The Fiscal TimesBuy the next Union Pacific railroad?Short-line operator Genesee & Wyoming has quietly emerged as one of the nation's most promising companies in an industry being revitalized by the need to move oil and gas.Thu, 15 Aug 2013 20:45:00 GMT Blaine, MSN MoneyFed tapering: What investors need to knowWhen the Federal Reserve winds down its monetary easing and interest rates normalize, it will change absolutely everything in the markets. Thu, 15 Aug 2013 18:30:00 GMT Arends, MarketWatch3 signs your kid is a money disasterDoes your child want to buy everything he sees, or is she always late turning in homework? These could be signs your offspring needs some money lessons.Thu, 15 Aug 2013 17:15:00 GMT Williams, US News & World Report5 ways to avoid outliving your savingsYou’ll never completely run out of money in retirement if you use these strategies.Thu, 15 Aug 2013 14:45:00 GMT Brandon, U.S. News & World ReportStocks tumble on disappointing earningsStocks opened in a sea of red Thursday, extending their losses from the previous session.Thu, 15 Aug 2013 09:45:00 GMT Park, CNBCWhere inflation sticks it to consumersInflation overall has been mild, but it may not feel that way, because prices for basics like rent, hospital bills, even a simple apple have been rising fast. Here's where consumers are hit the hardest.Wed, 14 Aug 2013 22:30:00 GMT Mirhaydari, MSN MoneyWhy parents shouldn't pay for collegeStudents with skin in the game are likely to party less and achieve more, research finds.Wed, 14 Aug 2013 21:45:00 GMT Weston, MSN MoneyWall Street bonuses to get another bumpThe Street is doing quite nicely -- and, according to a just-released survey from compensation consulting firm Johnson Associates, so are many of its employees.Wed, 14 Aug 2013 17:15:00 GMT McGee, The Fiscal TimesTime to pick up a newspaper stock?Recent investments in the moribund industry by savvy innovators like Amazon's Jeff Bezos suggest that newspapers are at a turning point. And with changes in leadership, better days should lie ahead.Tue, 13 Aug 2013 18:15:00 GMT Brush, MSN MoneyWhat's the ideal retirement age?Factors such as the need to work longer and Medicare eligibility are causing workers to rethink when they’re going to retire. Age 65 is no longer when most people expect to hang it up.Tue, 13 Aug 2013 15:30:00 GMT Brandon, U.S. News & World ReportDump Wal-Mart, Coke, Caterpillar?Investors should be wary of sleepy dividend stocks with low growth prospects ahead of any move by the Federal Reserve to reduce its buying of Treasurys and mortgage-backed securities. Tue, 13 Aug 2013 14:30:00 GMT Reeves, MarketWatchRetirement 101 for college studentsBio 101 doesn’t teach about 401ks and IRAs, so here’s our retirement crash course.Mon, 12 Aug 2013 19:45:00 GMT Washicko, US News & World ReportSeptember is stocks' cruelest monthThe market is due for a correction. But even if it gets one, stocks should resume rallying once the immediate crises are addressed. Mon, 12 Aug 2013 17:45:00 GMT Jubak4 observations about Starbucks and gunsGun owners show up en masse at Starbucks Appreciation Day to support the coffee chain’s policy of allowing customers to display guns on their hips in jurisdictions where that’s legal.Mon, 12 Aug 2013 17:00:00 GMT M. Barrett, Bloomberg BusinessweekWhy you're in disaster denialMost people only think about disaster planning after a hurricane or wildfire has hit. When it comes to home insurance, you should be prepared.Mon, 12 Aug 2013 15:00:00 GMT Nelson, The joys of being debt-freeNo question about it: Debt stresses you out and paying off all your bills makes you feel good. So what are you waiting for?Mon, 12 Aug 2013 15:00:00 GMT McNay, Credit.comAre you destined to be wealthy?Your potential financial future can be divined from these demographics and data.Fri, 09 Aug 2013 14:45:00 GMT Kirchheimer, SwitchYard Media, Special to MSN MoneyMany money habits are set by age 7Surprising new research finds that when it comes to teaching about spending and saving, you really can’t start too soon.Fri, 09 Aug 2013 14:15:00 GMT Weston, MSN Money12 terrible pieces of insurance adviceNot all advice is good advice. Here are some common bits of insurance wisdom that, it turns out, aren't so wise after all.Thu, 08 Aug 2013 20:15:00 GMT Paturel, Insure.comMichael Dell's win comes at high costThe latest, cozy deal between the founder and the board gives stockholders a little bump. But it’s a loss for corporate governance as it buries concerns about taking the company private.Thu, 08 Aug 2013 16:30:00 GMT McGee, The Fiscal TimesWhy prices are about to go upAfter fading away 2 years ago, inflation is poised for a comeback. But so far, the market remains in denial.Wed, 07 Aug 2013 19:30:00 GMT Mirhaydari, MSN MoneyHow to live without a credit cardIt has gotten harder and harder to live in today's society without a credit card. But it's not impossible. Wed, 07 Aug 2013 17:00:00 GMT Fontinelle, InvestopediaWhy debt is the symptom, not the problemRacking up lots of debt says more about you than it does your finances. Changing your personal habits will help you understand -- and defeat -- your debt.Tue, 06 Aug 2013 20:30:00 GMT Tresidder, Credit.comApps that can save you moneyRetailers and marketers are courting smartphone-obsessed shoppers with mobile-only specials and discounts. Here's how to find them.Tue, 06 Aug 2013 19:45:00 GMT V. Rafter, MSN MoneyWhen it's OK to dip into retirement savingsIt's a retirement planning rule -- don't borrow from your 401k or IRA. But special circumstances sometimes dictate that you throw out the rulebook. Mon, 05 Aug 2013 23:45:00 GMT Chang, MainStreetTurn the tables on debt collectorsThere’s no shame in owing someone money, but it doesn’t always feel that way when collectors bombard you with mail and phone calls. Here’s how to work with them without feeling powerless.Mon, 05 Aug 2013 14:45:00 GMT Detweiler, Credit.comThe return of 'Dow 36,000'In 1999, a pair of economists secured a certain place in history with a mind-boggling assertion. Today, Wall Street is betting on their forecast.Fri, 02 Aug 2013 16:45:00 GMT Arends, MarketWatchWhen leasing a car is the right optionUsually, your best option is to “buy and hold,” but not in these three scenarios.Fri, 02 Aug 2013 14:15:00 GMT Weston6 worst myths about life insuranceLife insurance isn't the most glamorous thing you can purchase, but it is one of the most important. Be sure you know fact from fiction.Thu, 01 Aug 2013 21:00:00 GMT MacDonald, Bankrate.comBurger costs rise with beef supply at 21-year lowSurging feed costs spurred ranchers to cut herds, leading to higher costs for buyers and record prices for consumers.Thu, 01 Aug 2013 17:30:00 GMT Campbell, BloombergBenefits of a stay-at-home parentLosing a source of income stings, but it may not hurt your finances as much as you think.Thu, 01 Aug 2013 15:30:00 GMT Bortz, U.S. News & World ReportCould you pass a driver's test?Have you forgotten all those road rules you learned back when you got your first driver's license? It may be time for a refresher course. Thu, 01 Aug 2013 15:30:00 GMT Vallet, CarInsurance.comS&P 500 cracks 1700 as stocks kick higherWall Street cheered a round of upbeat economic data, propelling the S&P 500 above the 1,700 mark for the first time. Thu, 01 Aug 2013 14:15:00 GMT Park, CNBCWill DC break the economy again?Budget cuts and global issues have sucked out some of the wind, but a turn for the better seems imminent -- unless another round of budget infighting in Washington gets in the way.Wed, 31 Jul 2013 22:00:00 GMT Anthony Mirhaydari, MSN MoneyDon't let debt collectors ruin your creditIgnoring your debts is a bad idea. If you have collection accounts, here's how to keep collectors at bay.Wed, 31 Jul 2013 19:15:00 GMT Detweiler, Credit.com6 questions to boost college aidPaying for college can be a complex business. Here are 6 things to know to get the best student loans. Wed, 31 Jul 2013 15:45:00 GMT Estrin, Bankrate.comOpinion: Another cheater wins on Wall StreetNo matter how damning the evidence against Steven A. Cohen, the mogul accused of running a corrupt hedge fund continues to laugh all the way to the bank.Wed, 31 Jul 2013 14:45:00 GMT Weidner, MarketWatch3-D TV faces uncertain futureThough sales of 3-D televisions are slowing and ESPN and BBC plan to stop airing the format, the technology still has its supporters.Tue, 30 Jul 2013 20:30:00 GMT V. Rafter, MSN MoneyWhy high school kids are financially illiterateA report out this month finds most states doing a poor or mediocre job in imparting key financial skills to students.Tue, 30 Jul 2013 18:15:00 GMT Koeppel, The Fiscal TimesThe new science behind stock chartsBehavioral finance research is unearthing evidence that a visual plotting of stock values leads to better investment decisions.Mon, 29 Jul 2013 19:30:00 GMT Satran, U.S. News & World ReportGet ready for deflationThe recovery from the financial crisis has produced a raft of unintended consequences. Quite possibly the biggest is the absence of inflation and the emergence of deflation.Mon, 29 Jul 2013 19:30:00 GMT JubakFederal workers organize to block the sequesterAbout 6,000 employees have filed appeals with the Merit Systems Protection Board to block furloughs or recover lost pay that is resulting from the sequester. Fri, 26 Jul 2013 16:45:00 GMT Pianin, The Fiscal TimesNo recovery for the middle class Now 5 years in, the recovery still doesn't feel like one for many American families -- in part because a long middle class decline is still under way. Here's a look at the crunch, by the numbers.Thu, 25 Jul 2013 19:15:00 GMT Mirhaydari, MSN MoneyNo recovery for the middle class Now 5 years in, the recovery still doesn't feel like one for many American families -- in part because a long middle class decline is still under way. Here's a look at the crunch, by the numbers.Thu, 25 Jul 2013 18:15:00 GMT Mirhaydari, MSN MoneyWhy Generation Y fears the stock marketFor Millennials, financial security is a fragile hope amid high educational debts, stagnant upward mobility and poor employment prospects. Thu, 25 Jul 2013 16:30:00 GMT,J. Zhang, MarketWatch10 midyear tax moves to make nowAh, summertime -- the beach, vacations, hot days and cool drinks, tax forms . . . wait, what? That's right: It's a great time to get a jump on next year's taxes.Thu, 25 Jul 2013 15:30:00 GMT Bell, Bankrate.comMoney advice from Charles DickensThe Victorian-era writer's works have stood the test of time, in part because he wrote vividly about topics that affect everyone -- including finances.Wed, 24 Jul 2013 20:30:00 GMT Illian, Credit.comCostliest public colleges for out-of-staters Nonresident students pay a premium to attend these top-rated public college and universities.Wed, 24 Jul 2013 20:30:00 GMT Sheehy, U.S. News & World ReportHow my mom killed FacebookMore than the fears about future employment, it is the dread of awkward conversations with relatives that keeps us from posting.Wed, 24 Jul 2013 18:30:00 GMT Herr, The Fiscal Times New options for building a free websiteUse these simple, low- or no-cost tools to build a personal page or site for your small business.Tue, 23 Jul 2013 19:45:00 GMT V. Rafter, MSN Moneytest article in col renamed second timesomethingTue, 23 Jul 2013 18:30:00 GMT half of workers have a retirement planBusinesses face steep hurdles in providing retirement plans to their workers, and without such plans, it’s even more challenging to save enough to retire. Tue, 23 Jul 2013 17:15:00 GMT Coombes, MarketWatch6 signs your financial planner is badIt's your money: Don't leave your financial decisions in the hands of a financial adviser who doesn't know what he's doing. Mon, 22 Jul 2013 21:15:00 GMT Haywood Queen, MoneyRates.comDetroit's long shot: A federal bailoutAny argument that Detroit can improve the services to its citizens on its own seems misguided, given the constraints of bankruptcy.Mon, 22 Jul 2013 18:45:00 GMT Boak, The Fiscal TimesAn unstable recovery built on debt Don't be fooled by the huge run in the US stock market and the rebound in the housing market. The financial crisis never really ended, and its effects continue to roil the global economy.Mon, 22 Jul 2013 16:45:00 GMT JubakWhy banks charge those hefty feesFinancial institutions aren't nonprofits. While some banks waive fees for minimum balances or direct deposits, it costs money to provide services.Mon, 22 Jul 2013 16:15:00 GMT Geffner, Bankrate.comHow to tell if Mom is losing it Certain symptoms can signal impending dementia, and that means it’s time for family members to take some steps to prepare.Fri, 19 Jul 2013 17:45:00 GMT Weston, MSN MoneyCongress gets serious about saving USPSRep. Darrell Issa has already circulated a draft proposal for a bill that indicates his willingness to bolt together a bipartisan solution.Fri, 19 Jul 2013 15:45:00 GMT Leonard, Bloomberg Businessweek4 steps to close your retirement gapYou've got retirement savings, and got your retirement goals. Do they match up? Thu, 18 Jul 2013 16:15:00 GMT Holsopple, U.S. News & World Report5 bubbles that could pop soonEmerging markets, Bitcoins and junk bonds are just some of the investment areas that look inflated right now. They may not blow up, but investors should be wary.Wed, 17 Jul 2013 21:45:00 GMT Reeves, MarketWatch5 ways to get out of debtGetting yourself out of a big debt can seem like a daunting task before you start digging. Here are pros and cons to five ways of erasing debt.Wed, 17 Jul 2013 19:15:00 GMT Detweiler, Credit.comWhy seniors are returning to citiesAs baby boomers settle into their golden years, cities are working hard to lure them with improvements in transportation, services and more. Wed, 17 Jul 2013 19:00:00 GMT Yoder, The Fiscal TimesWhy are Wal-Mart stores a mess?The retailer has grown beyond the imagination of its founders. In the process, those pioneers' fundamental values may have been forsaken. Wed, 17 Jul 2013 17:15:00 GMT Loeb, Forbes.comGold is ready to shine againDoes the recent rebound in prices signal a long-term turnaround for the precious metal? Here's why it just might.Wed, 17 Jul 2013 17:00:00 GMT Mirhaydari, MSN MoneyGet ready for online groceries, v. 2.0Amazon, Wal-Mart, Google and others are ramping up their efforts to compete with traditional supermarket chains.Tue, 16 Jul 2013 20:15:00 GMT V. Rafter, MSN MoneySaver vs. spender: Happily ever afterWhen it comes to spending and saving money it's hard to find two people who agree on everything -- even if they've said 'I do.'Mon, 15 Jul 2013 21:45:00 GMT Paull, LearnVestPerfect storm gathering in China?The slowing of the world's second-largest economy is sending shock waves around the globe. Here's what investors need to watch for as they try to stay out of the storm's path. Mon, 15 Jul 2013 18:15:00 GMT JubakThe biggest credit mistake you can makeBut if you have to take this drastic step, here are 3 ways to do it without hurting your finances.Mon, 15 Jul 2013 16:15:00 GMT Levin, Credit.comWhich is better: 401k or a pension?Managed correctly and over a sufficiently long haul, 401k's can produce more money at retirement than traditional private-sector pension plans, new research suggests, though the risks are obviously higher.Mon, 15 Jul 2013 14:45:00 GMT Coombes, MarketWatchManaging your 401k as rates riseWhile interest rates are bound to rise, no one knows when. And it could well be a year or more before the Fed makes a move. Follow these 7 steps to be ready.Fri, 12 Jul 2013 16:45:00 GMT Coombes, The Wall Street JournalFacing the 'cliff' of retirementMiddle-aged workers with little savings have few options, but acting now may help close the gap.Fri, 12 Jul 2013 16:45:00 GMT Weston, MSN MoneyA hidden danger in ETFsIn fast-moving markets, the price of your exchange-traded fund may disconnect from the price of the assets it holds.Thu, 11 Jul 2013 17:45:00 GMT Farzad, Bloomberg BusinessweekEnergy independence in America: Finally within reach?An MSN Money special report: With the US in the midst of an oil and gas boom, the tantalizing prospect of energy independence seems closer than ever. But there are some big trade-offs on the road to self-sufficiency. Wed, 10 Jul 2013 19:00:00 GMT Money staffA simple portfolio of 3 fundsAs choices proliferate, some investors might be able to get everything they need with just a few funds.Wed, 10 Jul 2013 18:15:00 GMT Prior, The Wall Street JournalWho's seen your credit report?Not everyone who can look at your credit report has a right to do so.Wed, 10 Jul 2013 17:30:00 GMT Zetlin, CreditCards.comTo Dow 16,000 and beyond?After hitting record highs in the spring, the Dow and S&P 500 were ripe for a reversal. If June’s slide was that pullback, it may be buying time again.Wed, 10 Jul 2013 17:00:00 GMT Mirhaydari, MSN MoneyAmerica's energy future is looking independentWe're not free yet -- and getting there won't come without some pain and many problems. But if done right, the payoff will be sweet.Tue, 09 Jul 2013 20:45:00 GMT Peterson, MSN MoneyParents' bad driving advice to teensMost parents get nervous when their kids start driving. If other drivers heard most of the parents' advice, they'd be nervous, too.Tue, 09 Jul 2013 14:45:00 GMT Marquand, CarInsurance.comEmployers adapting to older workersMany seniors are putting off retirement and staying in the workforce, and their bosses are making sure they feel welcome.Mon, 08 Jul 2013 22:30:00 GMT Moeller, U.S. News & World ReportKeep your online data safe from spying eyesBig Brother may be watching, but you don't have to make it easy for him. Try these tips for maintaining your online privacy.Mon, 08 Jul 2013 18:45:00 GMT V. Rafter, MSN MoneyAlternative energy keeps flowing in a cheap-fuel worldEven as US oil and gas output soars, many companies are investing aggressively in renewables -- especially in wind -- in an effort to diversify.Mon, 08 Jul 2013 17:45:00 GMT Kennedy, MSN MoneyWho killed the American dream?One theory says the 1% deserve a bigger and bigger share of the pie -- and the average worker less and less -- because the rich are just exceptional. But that clashes with the reality of who the winners are.Mon, 08 Jul 2013 16:45:00 GMT Nutting, MaketWatchAlt-fuel cars hit America's on-rampThe number of vehicles in the US powered by something other than plain-old gasoline is still small, but growing steadily. Fri, 05 Jul 2013 21:45:00 GMT Notte, MSN MoneyCredit score myths that need to dieWant to get a loan? These persistent misconceptions can hurt your chances. Here are the facts.Fri, 05 Jul 2013 17:45:00 GMT Weston, MSN MoneyCancel a credit card the right wayIf you are careful, you can close an account without hurting your credit scores.Fri, 05 Jul 2013 15:15:00 GMT M. Simon, CreditCards.com6 ways the Fed hurts retireesThe Federal Reserve has kept interest rates very low as the nation slowly emerges from the Great Recession. But that move has hampered people who live on fixed incomes.Wed, 03 Jul 2013 20:45:00 GMT Kissell, Bankrate.comDumping bond funds? Read this firstExperts have been warning of a building bond bubble for years; even if the market can avoid a catastrophic event, investors clearly expect a lot of pain when rates move up.Wed, 03 Jul 2013 17:15:00 GMT Jaffe, MarketWatchNuclear power faces uncertain futureThe shifting economics of energy and Japan's Fukushima disaster may have squashed the industry's attempted comeback.Tue, 02 Jul 2013 21:45:00 GMT Berr, MSN Money10 ways to get a dream retirement jobWhether out of necessity or boredom, many Americans are going back to work after they retire. Here are some tips to find the right job.Tue, 02 Jul 2013 20:45:00 GMT Mackey, The Fiscal Times5 picks for a July reboundAfter a serious scare, the mild pullback in stocks seems to be ending -- so unless Egypt blows up or some other calamity arises, we should see a rebound. Here are 5 plays worth a look.Tue, 02 Jul 2013 18:00:00 GMT Mirhaydari, MSN Money6 great stocks made in AmericaWhile it's premature to talk about energy independence, the nation's aggressive push into oil and gas development is helping many companies become more competitive in global markets. Tue, 02 Jul 2013 18:00:00 GMT Shulman, TradersResrve.comWho wins if immigration reform passes?The Senate has approved a sweeping bill, though much work remains in the House. Here’s a look at how the law might impact key sectors -- tech, hotel chains, restaurants, agriculture and more -- and your stocks.Tue, 02 Jul 2013 12:45:00 GMT Brush, MSN MoneyWe have a global growth crisisUnderstanding why global economies slowed simultaneously is the first task in devising an investment strategy for the decade ahead. Mon, 01 Jul 2013 23:00:00 GMT JubakDeepwater drilling reborn in the GulfA mere three years after the BP disaster, the region's oil industry is booming -- and it may be just the start of a new growth cycle.Mon, 01 Jul 2013 19:30:00 GMT Kennedy, MSN Money8 cheap camping-trip tipsVacations in the great outdoors can be pricey, even if you're supposed to be roughing it. Here are some ideas to keep camping costs to a minimum.Mon, 01 Jul 2013 19:15:00 GMT Goldman, Cheapism.comAnswers to common credit questionsCredit impacts our finances in many ways, some of which we don’t readily understand. Here is an 11-part primer on credit scores, debt, bankruptcy and other factors.Mon, 01 Jul 2013 19:15:00 GMT Detweiler, Credit.comStocks start third quarter with 1% rallyMarket gains followed a pair of better-than-expected economic reports and after the Japanese Nikkei hit a one-month high.Mon, 01 Jul 2013 14:45:00 GMT Park, CNBC.comWill debt consolidation help or hurt?Hardly a day goes by without a ‘Consolidate your debt!’ offer showing up in your mailbox or inbox. Here are some pros and cons. Mon, 01 Jul 2013 14:00:00 GMT Detweiler, Credit.comCan the US frack its way to freedom?Using new technology to tap huge underground deposits holds the promise of American energy independence -- along with worries of environmental harm and health threats. The stakes couldn't be higher.Fri, 28 Jun 2013 20:30:00 GMT Blaine, MSN MoneyWant to get off the grid? It'll cost youDeclaring your independence from the energy grid is more feasible than ever, especially if you have $30,000 to spare.Fri, 28 Jun 2013 19:15:00 GMT Picchi, MSN MoneyHistory says stick with stocksOver the past 87 years, big-company stocks have earned investors an annualized 10%.Fri, 28 Jun 2013 18:15:00 GMT Kristof, Kiplinger Personal Finance magazineOne way money is a lot like sexYour family’s wealth may seem like a taboo subject, but it’s best to speak early and often to your children about financial values.Fri, 28 Jun 2013 14:00:00 GMT Weston, MSN MoneyMarket already misses BernankeAmid rumors that the Fed chief is on the way out, Wall Street is scared of losing the support Bernanke has been supplying to stocks.Thu, 27 Jun 2013 17:00:00 GMT Jubak3 moves to make as rates riseTake these steps to make the most of rising interest rates and protect yourself from potential financial pitfalls.Thu, 27 Jun 2013 16:45:00 GMT Braverman, The Fiscal Times6 high-priced loans and how they workThere are plenty of loan options available, even for low-income borrowers with iffy credit. Proceed with extreme caution, though. Wed, 26 Jun 2013 20:45:00 GMT D. Weiss, Credit.comCan the economy survive the Fed?Cheap money from the Federal Reserve has been the primary force keeping the market high and the economy on a recovery path. But can they keep it up when the stimulus ends?Wed, 26 Jun 2013 17:30:00 GMT Mirhaydari, MSN Money5 Buffett picks with big upsideHere are the largest holdings by Berkshire Hathaway as of March 30 that had value-investor appeal due to their low P/E-to-growth ratios. Wed, 26 Jun 2013 16:45:00 GMT Krishnamsetty and Matt Doiron, MarketWatch6 cheap ways to back up your filesComputer data is useless if you lose it due to technical issues. It’s never been easier to set up a foolproof backup plan.Tue, 25 Jun 2013 17:00:00 GMT V. Rafter, MSN MoneyWhy young people hate credit cardsThe Great Recession made many younger consumers afraid to borrow money, but alternatives like debit cards have their own drawbacks.Mon, 24 Jun 2013 19:15:00 GMT Weston, MSN MoneyLost decade for bonds loomsUS Treasurys are providing less than half the yield of stocks, giving investors little reason to keep the bull market in bonds alive.Mon, 24 Jun 2013 17:30:00 GMT Walker, Bloomberg3 jobs where good credit countsPoor credit can follow you into a job interview, and these 3 jobs in particular demand that your finances be in order.Mon, 24 Jun 2013 13:45:00 GMT Krasny, Credit.comShould you monitor credit scores?In exchange for a monthly fee, you can keep tabs on your credit scores and be on the lookout for fraud. Some consumer advocates say it's a bad idea, though. Fri, 21 Jun 2013 18:30:00 GMT Krasny, CardRatings.comMake the most of semi-retirementThere’s no rule that says retirement has to be a destination. As many people are now proving, it can also be a great chance at a fresh beginning.Fri, 21 Jun 2013 18:30:00 GMT Cheeks, LearnVestMarket turmoil hasn't peaked yetIt may be tempting to try to get out front of the rally that would surely come when recent turmoil simmers down. Problem is, trouble is often followed by more trouble. Thu, 20 Jun 2013 22:15:00 GMT JubakEarly retirees: How to make withdrawalsThere are myriad rules and regulations about early withdrawals from 401k's and IRAs. If you're retiring early, make sure you know the rules.Thu, 20 Jun 2013 19:45:00 GMT Udo, U.S. News & World ReportWhen to pay down your mortgageIt could be a smart move to get out from under your home payments, but first make sure you have your financial ducks in a row.Thu, 20 Jun 2013 19:30:00 GMT Weston, MSN MoneyIs the next Safeway?The online retailer is expanding its grocery operations to California after years of testing in Seattle. Are traditional supermarkets destined to go the way of Amazon victims like Borders?Thu, 20 Jun 2013 17:15:00 GMT Blaine, MSN MoneyHow to use credit cards abroadCredit cards are virtually indispensable when you travel overseas, but using them in foreign countries can be tricky. Here are a few Euro-tips. Thu, 20 Jun 2013 13:45:00 GMT Conanan, Credit.comHow to pick a no-fee credit cardGood no-fee cards are out there, even if you have credit card debt. You just need to know where to look. Wed, 19 Jun 2013 22:00:00 GMT Steele, Credit.comThe next big 401k wipeout: BondsLooking for safety after the last market crash, investors poured retirement savings into bonds. But prices are falling, which means painful sales or being locked into low returns for years.Wed, 19 Jun 2013 19:00:00 GMT Mirhaydari, MSN MoneyInvesting sites give planners a run for their money Web services aim to automate personal finance decisions, saving you from yourself.Wed, 19 Jun 2013 18:15:00 GMT Weston, MSN Money6 cheap fitness apps worth the priceTake your workout to the next level with these smartphone add-ons.Wed, 19 Jun 2013 14:45:00 GMT V. Rafter, MSN Money8 debt collection mistakes to avoidBeing in debt is bad, but it's manageable. Don't make things worse by not paying attention. Tue, 18 Jun 2013 19:15:00 GMT Young-Brown, LearnVest3 ways to save the rallyThe market doesn’t have to correct. It doesn’t have to skid hundreds of points just to get back at a more reasonable level.Tue, 18 Jun 2013 15:30:00 GMT Weidner, MarketWatchNext bust creeps a little closerWhile the financial system appears inoculated against a global crisis, emerging markets are increasingly vulnerable. And there's at least one scenario in which a local crunch could trigger a global crisis. Mon, 17 Jun 2013 18:45:00 GMT JubakMilking parents for more moneyAre your offspring staying in your house -- and living off your dime -- well into their 20s? A recent survey suggests that's part of their plan.Mon, 17 Jun 2013 17:45:00 GMT Little, CNBCRobbing retirement to pay for collegeIt takes a lot of savings to build a successful retirement. It also takes a lot of money to send a kid to college. Some parents are finding it hard to strike a balance.Mon, 17 Jun 2013 17:45:00 GMT Epperson, CNBC6 credit questions you should knowIt’s easy to overlook the importance of your credit history and scores. But it's dangerous to ignore them. Here are 6 essentials to keep in mind.Fri, 14 Jun 2013 19:45:00 GMT Papandrea,'Heir finders' may be targeting youBe wary of services that can become a big rip-off, but careful research by would-be heirs can pay off.Fri, 14 Jun 2013 19:00:00 GMT Weston, MSN MoneyThe hidden threat to your portfolioThe so-called balanced portfolio, mixing higher-volatility stocks and 'safer' bonds, is the bedrock behind most portfolio management. But it could leave you broke.Fri, 14 Jun 2013 17:15:00 GMT Arends, MarketWatch5 reasons 401k's trump RothsWith all the retirement savings options out there, it's sometimes difficult to know which is best for you. If you're comparing Roth IRAs and 401k's, read on.Thu, 13 Jun 2013 23:00:00 GMT Ning, U.S. News & World ReportA billionaire learns the NFL ropesShahid Kahn took his lumps during his first year as owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars -- the team finished 2-14. Year Two will be different, he says. Thu, 13 Jun 2013 20:15:00 GMT Solomon, ForbesWhy market swoons every summerAn old saying about ensuring a profit by sitting out summer makes the warm season the Street's Twilight Zone. That old saying just might be true.Thu, 13 Jun 2013 17:45:00 GMT Arends, MarketWatchCan card rewards be too generous?Everyone likes credit card rewards -- users get stuff, and banks get users. But sometimes the schemes are more trouble than they're worth.Thu, 13 Jun 2013 15:30:00 GMT Steele, Credit.comWe need CEOs to get to workThe Fed and Washington have poured money into the economy. Americans are eager for jobs and ready to spend. But too many CEOs are coasting rather than taking risks, starting new ventures and hiring people.Wed, 12 Jun 2013 17:15:00 GMT Mirhaydari, MSN MoneyStudent loan debt crushing couplePayment plans and refinancing could offer help in tough situations.Wed, 12 Jun 2013 16:45:00 GMT Weston, MSN Money7 ways to ease retirement fearsMany Americans are worried that they will outlive their savings. Here are seven steps to ensure you've got enough money for retirement.Tue, 11 Jun 2013 17:30:00 GMT Ning, U.S. News & World ReportWall Street can't quit Fed addictionThey rail against any form of central authority but lust after the Federal Reserve's largesse. It's time for bankers and brokerage leaders to acknowledge they are beneficiaries of the system, not its victims.Tue, 11 Jun 2013 15:45:00 GMT Weidner, MarketWatchBuying bonds -- after the crashIt's been a scary 6 weeks for anyone who owns bonds, and the long-term outlook for more carnage isn’t great for stocks, either. But the recent sell-off was extreme, so we could see a rally.Mon, 10 Jun 2013 19:45:00 GMT JubakSmart moves to boost Social SecurityTake these steps to increase lifetime benefits by thousands of dollars.Mon, 10 Jun 2013 19:15:00 GMT B. Garland, Kiplinger'sWhen generosity hurts relationshipsDo you have a rule about loaning money to friends and family? Maybe you should draw one up.Mon, 10 Jun 2013 18:45:00 GMT Polewaczyk, LearnVest5 companies still growing fastThe economy may be slowing down again, making companies racking up gains even more valuable to investors. Here’s a look at Google, Angie's List and three others.Mon, 10 Jun 2013 16:15:00 GMT Kristof, KiplingerSwitching jobs? Ditch your 401kEmployers are often poor pickers of mutual funds, so it can pay to move your money once you leave. Fri, 07 Jun 2013 22:45:00 GMT Jaffe, MarketWatchHow I dug out of $80,000 in debtA financial blogger explains how he accumulated and then got rid of a mountain of debt.Fri, 07 Jun 2013 17:45:00 GMT Johnston, U.S. News & World ReportEscaping debt can hurt your creditDebt relief solutions like credit counseling or bankruptcy will sting your credit score at first, but you may be surprised at how quickly it recovers.Thu, 06 Jun 2013 18:15:00 GMT Bovee, Credit.com3 picks for the rally's last gaspEach of these stocks should get a lift from catalysts expected to kick in before the rally runs its course. Thu, 06 Jun 2013 17:30:00 GMT Jubak5 safe places to park your moneyIf the market looks risky and you want to relax this summer, consider these funds that offer safety first but don't forsake investment gains.Wed, 05 Jun 2013 22:15:00 GMT Ashworth, InvestorPlace.comA guide for credit card newbiesFirst-time cardholders often make credit blunders that can haunt them for decades. Here's how to avoid some common credit-damaging behaviors.Wed, 05 Jun 2013 20:45:00 GMT Bortz, U.S. News & World ReportTarget and 2 others to buy on a dipWith the market at a crossroads, here are 3 solid companies to keep your eye on. Buy their stocks when the price is right. Wed, 05 Jun 2013 13:45:00 GMT Mirhaydari, MSN Money12 reasons not to fear market bubbleInvesting is never risk-free, of course, but memories of the last crash are causing investors to miss out on the biggest gains in years. Tue, 04 Jun 2013 17:45:00 GMT Satran, U.S. News & World Report10 ways your credit can betray youWhen it comes to your credit score, it sometimes seems as if no good deed goes unpunished. Mon, 03 Jun 2013 22:45:00 GMT Paperno, Credit.comBeat this market's 7 big fearsYes, this hot market carries risks. But instead of running scared, take steps to cushion your portfolio against the ones that worry you most.Mon, 03 Jun 2013 18:45:00 GMT A. Pollock, Wall Street Journal4 ways to pay off student loans fasterMany grads leave college with two things -- a diploma and a big student loan bill. Here are some tips for getting rid of that loan albatross. Mon, 03 Jun 2013 18:30:00 GMT Feldman, Credit.comYour guide to this summer's marketThe trend in US stocks appears downward because of expectations of what the Fed will do. But the consensus view is volatile. Here’s how to navigate the turmoil.Mon, 03 Jun 2013 16:15:00 GMT JubakThe power of good financial deedsWe are naturally cooperative, and our acts of generosity foster goodwill that can help us in the long run. Fri, 31 May 2013 18:00:00 GMT Wearstler, LearnVestIt's official: Housing is backPrices are rising in 41 states, construction is booming and homebuilder stocks are on the rise. It's time to call the recovery.Fri, 31 May 2013 17:45:00 GMT Reeves, MarketWatchConfessions of a trust fund babyA young woman with a big safety net discovers that there are more important things in life than shopping, travel and parties.Fri, 31 May 2013 16:15:00 GMT Faber, LearnVestThe best reward card options nowIssuers up the ante, offer 2% back and other perks for borrowers with excellent credit.Fri, 31 May 2013 15:45:00 GMT Weston, MSN MoneyWhat our crash could look likeJapan's 8-day market plunge offers a glimpse into what might happen when the Fed stops pumping money into the financial markets.Thu, 30 May 2013 22:15:00 GMT JubakNo funeral money? What to doWhat's worse than dying? Maybe dying broke. Thu, 30 May 2013 20:00:00 GMT Williams, U.S. News & World ReportWhere health, retirement plans meetWith costs rising and Obamacare on the horizon, many businesses are treating employee health care plans like they do 401ks.Thu, 30 May 2013 19:45:00 GMT Moeller, U.S. News & World ReportWill your credit card debt implode?Here are 7 signs that your total card balance may be too high.Thu, 30 May 2013 14:45:00 GMT Phelan, Credit.comIs Tesla the new Ford or GM?Right now, the maker of all-electric cars is a hot company with a hot stock. But its key concept -- high-performance, new-technology vehicles that can sell -- could make it the major automaker of the future. Thu, 30 May 2013 14:30:00 GMT Blaine, MSN MoneyYour home as retirement nest egg?If you're relying on equity in your house for your golden years, you might want to think again. Wed, 29 May 2013 19:15:00 GMT Moeller, U.S. News & World ReportHow to hold a hit yard saleAh, summer: Sunshine, beach trips, barbeques, and -- of course -- yard sales. Here's how to make your sale a success.Wed, 29 May 2013 18:45:00 GMT Foreman, U.S. News & World ReportSingle v. married: Which costs more?One examination finds that getting married can save more than $1 million. But other factors complicate the picture.Wed, 29 May 2013 18:45:00 GMT Van Edwards, LearnVestDeflation, recession are in the cardsWhile the market moves ever higher, commodities and other signals suggest a washout is coming. Of course, that won’t matter in the near term if the market kicks into bubble mode this summer.Wed, 29 May 2013 17:30:00 GMT Mirhaydari, MSN MoneyHow credit cards help your financesIf you've ever been in debt, the temptation to cut up your cards can be strong. But used wisely, plastic can do much more for you than going cash-only.Tue, 28 May 2013 22:30:00 GMT Sheiman, LearnVest13 energy stocks ready to rollThe market looks frothy after a string of new highs, but some areas have been left out thus far. Energy, in particular, has room for a big move up.Tue, 28 May 2013 19:15:00 GMT Brush, MSN MoneyProtect your home against wildfiresIf you live in an area prone to fires, you can boost your home's odds of avoiding destruction with some relatively simple steps.Tue, 28 May 2013 18:30:00 GMT Sheridan, Bankrate.comBoomers aging, but still hard at workAmerica's population is graying, and the baby boomer generation is working later into life, partly to make up for financial losses.Sat, 25 May 2013 00:15:00 GMT Money staffOnline grocery shopping: A primerUsing the Web to stock your pantry can save you time, money and hassle.Fri, 24 May 2013 17:45:00 GMT Bortz, U.S. News & World ReportMoney issues: Kids in your 20sThe number of children you have makes an obvious impact on your finances. When you have a kid matters, too.Fri, 24 May 2013 15:15:00 GMT Keyishian, LearnVest7 common tasks interns shouldn't doInternships can be a big help to both businesses and permanent job-seekers, but they should be handled with care.Fri, 24 May 2013 15:00:00 GMT Tuggle, MainStreet3 times you must monitor your creditIt's always a good idea to know your credit scores, but some life events call for extra scrutiny. Thu, 23 May 2013 17:00:00 GMT Detweiler, Credit.comHow to choose a new bankAre you looking for another financial institution to handle your fortune? Here's what to ask.Thu, 23 May 2013 15:30:00 GMT Lerner, Bankrate.com10 drugs that cost more than a carPharmaceuticals that cost well north of $100,000 for a course of treatment are far from rare these days.Thu, 23 May 2013 14:45:00 GMT Culler, MSN MoneyBeware: Market insiders are sellingEven as new highs draw mom-and-pop investors back into the market, it looks like the so-called smart money is getting out. Here’s what they see coming.Wed, 22 May 2013 18:15:00 GMT Mirhaydari, MSN MoneyMillennials wait as boomers hang onSlow-to-retire older workers are often blamed for stifling opportunities for younger generations. The theory doesn't hold up, but tensions remain.Wed, 22 May 2013 17:15:00 GMT Lewis, MSN MoneyWealthy nation can't afford to retireSingapore has the most millionaires per capita in the world, but people who aren't that rich are having a hard time retiring.Wed, 22 May 2013 15:45:00 GMT Naidu-Ghelani, CNBCThe Tea Party and your taxesIRS battle puts social welfare designation back in the spotlight. Wed, 22 May 2013 15:30:00 GMT Weston, MSN MoneyConfessions of former shopaholicsHow two people's shopping addictions jeopardized their relationships and finances.Tue, 21 May 2013 21:30:00 GMT Bortz, U.S. News & World ReportRolling over a 401k? 7 problemsA change of employment can mean changes to your 401k, too. Be sure you know all your options.Tue, 21 May 2013 17:30:00 GMT Brandon, U.S. News & World Report3 stocks for a 3-D future3-D printing is here, and in significant ways it represents the future of manufacturing. But each of the 3 prominent publicly traded 3-D printer companies takes a different path to the future.Mon, 20 May 2013 19:15:00 GMT JubakRx for health care costs in retirementDon't let huge medical bills blindside you in your golden years.Mon, 20 May 2013 17:45:00 GMT Holland, CNBCHelp your kid cut college debtHere are some cost-cutting tips from students and college financial aid people.Mon, 20 May 2013 16:30:00 GMT Satran, U.S. News & World ReportBuilding a better student loanLow-interest private loan options may help, but government backing has its advantages.Fri, 17 May 2013 21:45:00 GMT Weston, MSN MoneyThe impact of bridal reality showsAs if getting to the altar on time wasn’t dramatic enough?Fri, 17 May 2013 19:15:00 GMT Williams, U.S. News & World Report When good drivers marry bad driversThere's usually no mention of auto insurance in wedding vows, but it doesn't hurt to know whether your intended is safe behind the wheel.Fri, 17 May 2013 16:45:00 GMT Crowe, CarInsurance.comPick your financial adviser wiselyYour money is personal, so make sure you know who you're talking to about your assets. Thu, 16 May 2013 18:30:00 GMT Granger, U.S. News & World ReportSocial Security traps to avoidWhen the time comes for you to collect Social Security, make sure you know the ins and outs of this complex program.Thu, 16 May 2013 15:30:00 GMT Bridges, Bankrate.comGrowing scam takes aim at your carStaged accidents are on the rise and can be deadly. Here's how to avoid being a victim.Wed, 15 May 2013 19:30:00 GMT WestonMoney lessons for Gen YAn investment adviser’s new book offers tips on overcoming financial and emotional obstacles.Wed, 15 May 2013 17:45:00 GMT Johnston, U.S. News & World ReportWhy gold won't stay downInvestors have beaten down precious metals prices even as economic signals suggest they should be moving up soon. Is this a rare buying opportunity?Wed, 15 May 2013 17:45:00 GMT Mirhaydari, MSN MoneyDamaged credit: Can you sue? Courts are recognizing that good credit is a valuable asset.Wed, 15 May 2013 00:15:00 GMT Zetlin, CreditCards.comTurn $250K into retirement incomeSeven financial advisers offer their suggestions for converting half of a retirement savings account into a steady income stream.Tue, 14 May 2013 17:45:00 GMT Satran, US News & World ReportIs the market about to go bust?Probably not -- as long as investors are sure central bankers will keep pumping money into the financial system. But keep an eye on fixed-income markets for signs that confidence is waning.Mon, 13 May 2013 22:15:00 GMT JubakWill insurers pay you not to speed?New monitoring technology is creating methods for increasing highway safety. That could lead to cheaper coverage for motorists.Mon, 13 May 2013 21:45:00 GMT Chalon Smith, Insurance.com8 fiscal strategies for a long lifeAmericans are living longer than ever before, and that means retirements last longer, too. Here are 8 tips for a long, financially healthy retirement.Mon, 13 May 2013 19:00:00 GMT Moeller, U.S. News & World ReportFirm finds older workers a perfect fitMassachusetts manufacturer welcomes the over-65 set for reliable workforce, low turnover.Mon, 13 May 2013 15:45:00 GMT Aho, MSN MoneyDad's death a complex IRA issueAn inherited retirement account requires special treatment but can be a lasting legacy for a college student.Fri, 10 May 2013 19:45:00 GMT Weston, MSN Money10 things to know about MedicareRetirees who don’t meet specific deadlines could pay significantly higher premiums.Fri, 10 May 2013 18:15:00 GMT Brandon, U.S. News & World ReportHow your memories affect financesMany things you see, hear and learn as a child stick with you. It's no different with money issues.Thu, 09 May 2013 20:15:00 GMT Mathieu, LearnVest5 'balance-sheet babies' to considerThe use of financial engineering to unleash value is common in the late stages of a rally. The stocks can be tempting targets, but don't ignore valuations. Thu, 09 May 2013 18:45:00 GMT JubakIRS snares low-income taxpayersAgency expands its robo-audits to get more personal data, but has so far only netted small change.Thu, 09 May 2013 16:30:00 GMT Satran, U.S. News & World ReportPenny pincher guide to theme parksIt's not easy, but with a carefully planned attack you can shave a few bucks off that expensive destination vacation.Wed, 08 May 2013 21:45:00 GMT Weston, MSN Money4 ways to keep investing simpleDiversification is a pillar of any sound investment strategy. But that laudatory goal isn't an excuse for a cluttered and unwieldy portfolio.Wed, 08 May 2013 19:45:00 GMT Prior, The Wall Street JournalHow parents influence money habitsMom and Dad pass down all sorts of wisdom to their children. But you can learn from their money mistakes, too.Tue, 07 May 2013 20:15:00 GMT Lock, LearnVest6 steps to get the best mortgage rateThinking about buying a home? Ready to refinance? A little preparation can save you big in the long run. Here's what to do.Tue, 07 May 2013 18:30:00 GMT Lerner, HSH.comHow a plan can get you out of debtIf you're deep in debt, perhaps getting help from professionals is the smart way to go. Mon, 06 May 2013 23:15:00 GMT Templeton, Credit.com7 ways to avoid rising bank feesBanks across the US are increasing fees and inventing new ones. Here are some tips to keep these costs to a minimum.Mon, 06 May 2013 18:45:00 GMT Karimi, U.S. News & World ReportThe 5 ingredients in a winning fundA new global fund -- launched late last month -- features four of the essentials that investors should seek when buying into a mutual fund. Mon, 06 May 2013 18:15:00 GMT Goldberg, Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazineWill the age wars bankrupt us?Underlying all our recent global crises is the issue of an aging population. Yet we're refusing to fund the growth and productivity our economies need.Mon, 06 May 2013 18:00:00 GMT Jubak8 moves for college seniorsAn army of new graduates is about to hit the streets, and many will be managing finances for the first time. Here's how they can prepare.Fri, 03 May 2013 20:15:00 GMT Sandberg, CreditCards.com10 Social Security facts to knowEvery working American should understand these important facts about Social Security.Fri, 03 May 2013 14:30:00 GMT Brandon, U.S. News & World ReportMeet the next Intel Unlike the semiconductor giant, England's ARM Holdings doesn't make chips. But most makers of smartphones and tablet use chips built on ARM designs.Thu, 02 May 2013 18:45:00 GMT Blaine, MSN Money10 stocks to own for the long termBuy and forget is not a viable strategy in a volatile market. But with periodic tweaking, a portfolio can capitalize on long-term global trends. Thu, 02 May 2013 18:30:00 GMT JubakMiddle class resigned to stagnationAmerica's middle class has long embodied the nation’s optimism. Today, though, the chief preoccupation is less a dream of upward mobility than the fear of falling behind.Wed, 01 May 2013 20:30:00 GMT Lewis, MarketWatchObama's recovery has failedYes, the recession ended, but the pace of the recovery has been slow and now it's stalling out. Where next? No one in Washington, including the president, seems to know.Wed, 01 May 2013 20:30:00 GMT Mirhaydari, MSN Money11 tips to rebuild your creditIf your credit rating isn't as robust as you'd like it to be, bring it along with these steps.Wed, 01 May 2013 20:15:00 GMT Detweiler, Credit.comConsidering a franchise? Be waryOff-the-shelf concepts make it easy to start your own business, but you can easily lose your shirt. And many chafe under the rules and restrictions.Wed, 01 May 2013 20:00:00 GMT Weston, MSN MoneyBest and worst states for bankingThe US banking industry is getting better, but the improvements aren't being felt evenly. See how your state compares.Mon, 29 Apr 2013 23:45:00 GMT Barrington, MoneyRates.comYour lifetime insurance bill: $94,000That’s almost two years of income for the average household. How does that stack up against other lifetime expenses?Mon, 29 Apr 2013 22:45:00 GMT Vallet, CarInsurance.comCharting a course for rest of 2013With the market seeming to defy gravity, investors are caught between betting on a pullback or hoping the rally will run on. More prudent is a small-ball strategy capable of delivering returns with a modicum of risk. Mon, 29 Apr 2013 19:45:00 GMT JubakPicking a bank account for your kidIf you want your child to learn the value of a dollar, their first bank account is a good place to start.Fri, 26 Apr 2013 18:45:00 GMT Dragon, U.S. News & World ReportDon't fall for these 7 credit mythsOffers to repair your credit problems can be a rip-off. Here are some tips on what is and isn't possible when it comes to your score.Fri, 26 Apr 2013 17:45:00 GMT Weston, MSN MoneyThe debt collector who wanted $8.97Debt collection is a big business, and companies are looking for any advantage they can get. Even if you owe just a few dollars, pay up. Fri, 26 Apr 2013 17:00:00 GMT Templeton, Credit.com5 strong stocks from stealth marketsThe once-hot markets known as the BRICS -- Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa -- are cooling off. So you'll find the best plays in economies just starting to emerge.Thu, 25 Apr 2013 22:15:00 GMT JubakInsurer's 'looking glass' into homesA new insurance industry innovation -- a data recorder for homes -- is raising questions about privacy and efficiency.Thu, 25 Apr 2013 17:45:00 GMT Leefeldt, Insure.comHas the next crisis begun?The Bank of Japan's latest economy-saving efforts seem likely to trigger another Asian currency crunch. And that, along with a weakening US economy, will blindside a lot of investors.Wed, 24 Apr 2013 19:45:00 GMT Mirhaydari, MSN MoneyWhen a broker might be worth hiringWhether shopping for stocks, mortgages or homes, there are times when you can use help, and times when you should do it yourself.Wed, 24 Apr 2013 18:30:00 GMT Weston, MSN MoneyEngaged? 5 money moves to makeAn engagement is an exciting time for a couple -- just don’t get so swept away in pre-marital bliss that you ignore your finances.Tue, 23 Apr 2013 21:15:00 GMT Crowe, Credit.comRetirement miscalculations to avoidYour quality of life in retirement will be determined by actions you take long before you stop working. Here are 3 key missteps to avoid.Mon, 22 Apr 2013 21:45:00 GMT Bernard, U.S. News & World Report10 picks for a correction, revisedMuch has changed in the 2 months since Jubak assembled a list of stocks to buy on a market correction. Some new names now appear on the list. Mon, 22 Apr 2013 17:15:00 GMT JubakPaid off your loan? Throw a partyWorking long and hard to get out of debt is something to celebrate -- just don’t go overboard and end up back where you started.Mon, 22 Apr 2013 17:15:00 GMT Templeton, Credit.comBest retirement plan: Work longerThe economy, and the future of Social Security, has many seniors staying on the job past their retirement age.Mon, 22 Apr 2013 17:00:00 GMT Moeller, U.S. News & World ReportHow big banks offer payday loansFargo is among lenders offering a product with a fee that equates to a 274% interest rate. Some customers say the convenience is worth it.Fri, 19 Apr 2013 16:45:00 GMT Weston, MSN MoneyHow to profit from China's slowdownSlower growth in China is intentional, and aimed at avoiding a speculation-fueled crash. Investors can still benefit.Thu, 18 Apr 2013 22:45:00 GMT JubakHow extreme contest winners do itEntering thousands of sweepstakes takes real dedication. But it can pay off as a hobby -- whether it's a 46-inch TV or a trip to Hawaii.Thu, 18 Apr 2013 14:45:00 GMT Williams, U.S. News & World ReportCommodities crash, recession loomsPullbacks in commodity prices preceded stock market reversals in 2011 and 2012. Something similar is happening again -- but this time the downturn will be far worse. Here's why.Wed, 17 Apr 2013 19:45:00 GMT Mirhaydari, MSN MoneyRising debt weighs down seniorsPrevious generations were likely to go into retirement debt-free. The easy-money years and subsequent financial bust have changed that for many.Wed, 17 Apr 2013 19:00:00 GMT Weston, MSN MoneyHow vacations can sink your creditDon't leave your financial discipline at home before you hit the beach or the amusement park this summer. Wed, 17 Apr 2013 16:15:00 GMT Kelly, Credit.comPaying with plastic can make you fatThe convenience of paying with a credit card is nice, but it can work against you in the supermarket.Wed, 17 Apr 2013 15:30:00 GMT Johnson, CreditCards.comEat these foods, balance your budgetBefore you tackle your finances, you may want to eat a tuna sandwich -- on whole-grain bread -- and wash it down with skim milk. Really. Tue, 16 Apr 2013 22:00:00 GMT Roberts-GreyIt's time for the big bank paybackWe rescued some of the nation's largest banks, and soon they will return big money to shareholders in the form of stock buybacks and dividend hikes. Here are six stocks to own in your 'payback portfolio.'Tue, 16 Apr 2013 20:00:00 GMT Brush, MSN MoneyStolen refund? What to doMaking some key moves early can lead to a quicker resolution.Tue, 16 Apr 2013 17:45:00 GMT Marte, MarketWatchHow longtime couples talk moneyTalking about family finances can be difficult and stressful. Spouses who've been doing it for many years offer a look at how they manage.Tue, 16 Apr 2013 14:45:00 GMT Shouse, LearnVest.comMost likely market-bust scenarioAll that central bank cash sloshing through the global financial system is creating asset bubbles that have developing nations on edge -- and poised to hit the economic brakes.Mon, 15 Apr 2013 17:30:00 GMT JubakWhy I work at Wal-MartA retired electrical engineer explains how he ended up working retail after a career in the automotive industry.Mon, 15 Apr 2013 15:15:00 GMT Shields, as told to Marilyn Lewis, MSN MoneyDon't give up: Fixing a money messPersonal finance expert Liz Weston helps a 27-year-old reader who feels overwhelmed by her financial problems.Fri, 12 Apr 2013 17:30:00 GMT Weston4 ways to pay off your mortgage earlyIf you're able to swing it, paying down your home loan ahead of schedule can save you big money. What's the best way to go about it? Thu, 11 Apr 2013 16:45:00 GMT HerigstadRetirement distribution 101Make sure you've thought about when and how much you plan to take out of your savings.Wed, 10 Apr 2013 22:30:00 GMT Holsopple7 funds you can own foreverA strategy of buying and holding just a few index-based investments may look boring. But if it delivers solid long-term returns, boring is good.Wed, 10 Apr 2013 20:45:00 GMT Goldberg, Kiplinger.comWhen tax fraud won’t go awayThe only thing worse than fighting tax-related identity theft is having to fight it over and over again. Wed, 10 Apr 2013 20:30:00 GMT Santos, Credit.comThe bull market's last standAmid a slowing economy and frothy markets, policymakers are waging war on cautious savers. Investors shouldn't be euphoric -- they should be terrified.Wed, 10 Apr 2013 18:15:00 GMT Mirhaydari, MSN MoneyIRS tracks your digital footprintThe IRS has quietly upgraded its technology so tax collectors can track virtually everything people do online.Wed, 10 Apr 2013 16:15:00 GMT Satran, U.S. News & World Report 3 rules to rescue your retirementTwo top money experts have a strategy that helps investors keep costs under control and beat the market (just a little) without getting burned.Tue, 09 Apr 2013 18:45:00 GMT Burton, MarketWatch Where you live can affect credit useWhere you live can make a big difference in how you use -- or misuse -- credit, but it's more complicated than just your address. Tue, 09 Apr 2013 17:15:00 GMT Zetlin, CreditCards.comWhy some love hiring older workersSeniors often struggle to find work, but in many industries, they are considered an asset -- reliable, trainable and great for customer relations.Tue, 09 Apr 2013 15:45:00 GMT Aho, MSN MoneyHealth care needs delay retirementMany workers who might otherwise be ready to stop working need a strategy to plug the insurance gap.Mon, 08 Apr 2013 19:45:00 GMT Weston, MSN MoneyWill a strong dollar kill the rally?Moves in Japan and the eurozone are likely to boost the dollar's relative strength over the near term, driving down commodity prices.Mon, 08 Apr 2013 18:45:00 GMT JubakHow to cure retirement anxietyBaby boomers can adopt these strategies to control their fears about health, marriage and identity.Mon, 08 Apr 2013 17:45:00 GMT Bortz, U.S. News & World ReportDon't invest like a 'prepper'Bearish predictions and fears of the Fed have a lot of investors scorning stocks and storing gold and silver in preparation for doomsday. But panic is never wise.Mon, 08 Apr 2013 17:30:00 GMT Gold, MoneyShow.comThe perils of cheap moneySupply and demand for major commodities are out of whack, thanks to easy money policies. And that creates opportunities for savvy investors.Thu, 04 Apr 2013 20:30:00 GMT JubakSmart ways to tap retirement savingsIdeally, you won't have to dip into your nest egg before you retire. If you do it, though, make sure you do it right.Thu, 04 Apr 2013 18:30:00 GMT Holsopple , U.S. News & World ReportRetirement miscalculations to avoidThe road to retirement will be a little less rocky if you steer clear of these roadblocks.Thu, 04 Apr 2013 17:45:00 GMT Bernard, U.S. News & World Report Vacation time? 4 credit card tricksSummer vacation is right around the corner, but your credit cards likely won’t get much R&R. Here are some tips to save money with your cards on your next trip.Wed, 03 Apr 2013 21:30:00 GMT Goforth GregoryIt's time to 'tax' the 'poor'The bottom line on the nation's fiscal crisis is this: We need more people employed and paying taxes. We need the poor -- and the job creators -- to get to work.Wed, 03 Apr 2013 17:30:00 GMT Mirhaydari, MSN Money5 things that affect your creditIt’s not enough to simply know your credit score. You also need to be aware of the factors that are used to generate it.Wed, 03 Apr 2013 16:45:00 GMT Templeton, Credit.comHow to learn to love stocks againAfter a five-year breakup, there are many signs average investors have a renewed love for stocks. Here's how to avoid getting burned again.Tue, 02 Apr 2013 18:45:00 GMT Brooks, Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazineWhy older people work: For moneyBeing old enough to collect a Social Security check doesn't necessarily mean being able to afford living expenses without a job.Tue, 02 Apr 2013 17:30:00 GMT Aho, MSN MoneyFacebook will have the last laughThe bad taste left by a bungled debut and persistent myths of corporate weakness still trouble the stock. But one year after the IPO, a lot of experts see big gains ahead.Tue, 02 Apr 2013 16:45:00 GMT Brush, MSN MoneyHunting for the next DisneyDisney's magic keeps customers and shareholders happy. But some upstarts could grow faster. So keep your eyes on Netflix and Pandora, and watch out for Angry Birds.Mon, 01 Apr 2013 19:00:00 GMT Blaine, MSN Money9 infrastructure plays to make todayThe continuing build-out of the Internet offers investment opportunities, and money is starting to pour into repairs of the nation's highway network.Mon, 01 Apr 2013 17:15:00 GMT JubakWhy you need to update your will Your first $5 million -- or more -- is exempt from federal tax. But there are still many reasons to review your estate plan.Fri, 29 Mar 2013 17:00:00 GMT Weston, MSN MoneySocial Security in the crosshairsAs Congress works to bring the federal budget deficit under control, entitlements for older Americans are certain to be affected. Thu, 28 Mar 2013 17:30:00 GMT Moeller, U.S. News & World ReportAfter Cyprus, no money pool is safeInvestors and depositors want certainty that their accounts are secure. But if one indebted country can confiscate the money, what's to stop others?Thu, 28 Mar 2013 16:15:00 GMT JubakNew credit score could change livesVantageScore 3.0 has some advantages for consumers. But it has yet to make big headway with lenders, who generally rely on more-established systems.Wed, 27 Mar 2013 18:30:00 GMT Weston, MSN MoneyNo job? How to save for retirementIt's possible to put money away for your golden years even if you don't earn an income or have access to an employer plan. Wed, 27 Mar 2013 17:45:00 GMT Maria Martinetti-Katz, InvestopediaMeet a 6-year-old who saved $2,400These kids have learned how to set aside thousands from allowances, birthdays and jobs to meet their goals.Wed, 27 Mar 2013 17:30:00 GMT Ryan Jyoti, LearnVestMoney lessons from my single momAfter my father died, I watched my mother make some tough financial decisions, and I learned.Wed, 27 Mar 2013 16:45:00 GMT Wearstler, LearnVestMoney lessons from fantasy baseballPut me in your portfolio, coach. The skills required to get your make-believe ball club to win are the same ones the best investors employ. Tue, 26 Mar 2013 19:45:00 GMT Schulz, Investing Answers6 ways to invest in cybersecurityThe stakes are high, and the effort to fend off hacker threats is still ramping up. These stocks stand to benefit.Tue, 26 Mar 2013 17:45:00 GMT Brush, MSN Money7 unexpected retirement expensesYour retirement could last 30 or even 40 years. Keep these potential costs in mind before you blow your entire nest egg.Tue, 26 Mar 2013 16:15:00 GMT Ning, U.S. News & World ReportImpact of boomers working past 65You may have heard that the gigantic generation is starting to retire. That's true of many, but the presence of those who remain will be greatly felt.Tue, 26 Mar 2013 15:00:00 GMT Bernard, U.S. News & World ReportMom, money and Alzheimer'sHow one woman took over her mother's finances after she was diagnosed with the disease.Mon, 25 Mar 2013 20:15:00 GMT Huddleston, Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazineEurope's crisis buys time for Fed A renewed flight to the safety of Treasurys on euro fears would keep the rally going and give the Fed time for an exit strategy.Mon, 25 Mar 2013 18:45:00 GMT JubakHousing recovery firmly under wayPrices are up and inventories down – good news for the larger economy.Mon, 25 Mar 2013 17:15:00 GMT Mracek, The Kiplinger LetterA leaky faucet can drown your creditCredit agencies are increasingly interested in your complete financial profile, even utility payments. So a late phone bill could also impact your mortgage rate. Mon, 25 Mar 2013 14:00:00 GMT Kelly, Credit.comShould you invest health care funds?You can pile up a lot of cash in a health savings account, if you are young and free of medical problems. And you can take risks with it, if you have the stomach.Fri, 22 Mar 2013 16:45:00 GMT Weston, MSN MoneyNo, inflation is not out of controlThe idea that the Consumer Price Index hides inflation, and that prices are rising 6% a year or more, gets a lot of press. Here's a reality check.Fri, 22 Mar 2013 16:00:00 GMT Nutting, MarketWatch Celeb marriage left me $4M in debtAfter the bottom falls out of her lavish lifestyle, one woman learns to manage money responsibly -- for herself and her sons.Fri, 22 Mar 2013 14:15:00 GMT Bryan, as told to Libby Kane, LearnVest.comA prepaid card for recovering addictsPeople just coming out of treatment often need financial help, but would-be benefactors can be worried about how money will be spent.Thu, 21 Mar 2013 18:45:00 GMT Williams, U.S. News & World ReportStates with the biggest lotto jackpotsThe chances of winning it big in the lottery are pretty low, but they may be slightly higher in these 5 states.Thu, 21 Mar 2013 18:30:00 GMT Weigley, Alexander Hess and Michael Sauter, 24/7 Wall St.How to play the expectations gameExpectations get embedded in stock prices. Here are ways you might make money by going with the flow or by staking out a contrarian position in the current market.Thu, 21 Mar 2013 15:45:00 GMT JubakWhat's not in your report may hurtPositive information can really boost your credit scores, but it may not always be included. Here's what you can do to ensure a balanced view of your history.Thu, 21 Mar 2013 15:45:00 GMT Detweiler, Credit.comWhy we need 'death panels'We're taxing young people and running up debt to fund an overpriced system and offer end-of-life 'care' that may not do much good. It's time to put scary monikers aside.Wed, 20 Mar 2013 17:15:00 GMT Mirhaydari, MSN MoneyDon't let your ex trash your creditDivorce can play havoc with your finances. Here are some tips on disentangling and moving forward.Wed, 20 Mar 2013 16:15:00 GMT Weston, MSN Money7 gotchas of cheap car insuranceYou may think a nonstandard policy is a great deal, but make sure it really provides the coverage you expect to have.Wed, 20 Mar 2013 15:30:00 GMT Marquand, CarInsurance.comPlan your retirement exit strategyTake steps before your retirement party to get all the perks coming to you.Wed, 20 Mar 2013 13:15:00 GMT Bennett Clark, Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazineBest secret retirement spot This South Asian island destination is a natural wonderland with a quirky personality and high-quality affordable health care.Tue, 19 Mar 2013 15:15:00 GMT Peddicord, U.S. News & World Report7 tax breaks you don't want to missIt's crunch time for taxes. Go through this list to make sure you don't leave money on the table.Wed, 13 Mar 2013 18:45:00 GMT Weston, MSN MoneyWhy the Dow is up but you're notShrinking incomes, surging prices for key items and low savings rates are more important to many households than the market's rise.Thu, 07 Mar 2013 20:45:00 GMT Passy, MarketWatchRemodel projects with little paybackIf you're justifying home renovations thinking that you'll recover the costs when you sell, you may want to recalculate.Thu, 28 Feb 2013 02:30:00 GMT Geffner, Should you buy a fixer-upper?A battle-tested renovator offers some hard-won advice on choosing a suitable house and knowing whether you're really up to the task.Fri, 15 Feb 2013 20:00:00 GMT Aberle, Get Rich SlowlyHow to be a rewards-card ninjaIf you play your credit cards right, you could get about 4% back on every purchase you make, experts say. They share their tips on how to do it.Fri, 25 Jan 2013 16:15:00 GMT Weston, MSN MoneyWhy short sales trash your creditEven when you try to do the right thing by avoiding foreclosure, the credit agencies are unlikely to notice.Wed, 19 Dec 2012 17:45:00 GMT Weston, MSN Money10 worst government data breachesState and local governments, school systems and the military all showed vulnerability to accidentally exposing personal data in 2012.Mon, 10 Dec 2012 16:30:00 GMT Krehel, Credit.com10 ways to avoid holiday hackingThe bad guys are out in force this time of year. Know the risks -- and how to protect yourself against online fraud and ID theft.Mon, 26 Nov 2012 18:15:00 GMT Huddleston, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine10 facts about compound interestTo concept is simple, but the rewards can be huge. If the interest you earn on your savings earns further interest, money grows quickly. Mon, 19 Nov 2012 20:00:00 GMT Foreman, U.S. News & World ReportCan you live in an RV full time?Those who dream of living year-round in an RV might find it's easier than they'd imagined. Here's how to hit the road in a permanent home on wheels. Mon, 15 Oct 2012 16:00:00 GMT Detweiler, Credit.com7 ways to aid charities on the cheapCharitable giving is possible on a limited budget. If you're short on cash, you can give blood, used items or your time to worthy endeavors.Fri, 12 Oct 2012 11:00:00 GMT Palmer, U.S. News & World ReportShould you pay to be erased?Like it or not, companies track your personal data and post it online. It may be futile, but you can try to scrub out some of that information. Fri, 28 Sep 2012 15:06:07 GMT Weston, MSN Money6 ways to cash in on dividendsThese market-beating funds can plug you into companies that not only pay dividends but regularly grow those payouts.Thu, 20 Sep 2012 11:18:43 GMT Common Article Verification.aspxtest/ Common Article Verification.aspxNellie S. Huang, Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazineWhat happened to inflation?There are scenarios that could cause inflation expectations to run amok. But even in a worst case, investors assume they'll have time to move to the exits.Mon, 20 Aug 2012 14:45:00 GMT JubakInvesting for the long runSTOCKS 103: Over time, the rewards of investing in stocks outweigh the risks.Mon, 20 Aug 2012 14:45:00 GMT matters in investingSTOCKS 104: Though some professionals make their living by creating a liquid market for stocks, actively ‘day trading’ is simply not how most good investing is done by individuals.Mon, 20 Aug 2012 14:45:00 GMT purpose of a companySTOCKS 105: Before you buy a business, make sure that you understand how a good business makes money for investors. Here's what you need to know.Mon, 20 Aug 2012 14:45:00 GMT relevant informationSTOCKS 106: Knowledge is power when it comes to investing, and your success as a stock investor depends on your ability to locate information and determine its importance. Here's where to find what you need to know.Mon, 20 Aug 2012 14:45:00 GMT to financial statementsSTOCKS 107: You don't need to be a CPA to understand the basics of the 3 most fundamental and important financial statements: The income statement, the balance sheet and the statement of cash flows.Mon, 20 Aug 2012 14:45:00 GMT is a mutual fund?FUNDS 101: When you buy a mutual fund, you're actually buying an ownership stake in a corporation that in turn hires a money manager to invest its money.Mon, 20 Aug 2012 14:45:00 GMT funds and NAVsFUNDS 102: The mutual fund's NAV is its net asset value, or price per share.Mon, 20 Aug 2012 14:45:00 GMT total returnFUNDS 103: You can earn money from your investment in 2 ways: Income and capital appreciation. Here's how to calculate your fund's returns.Mon, 20 Aug 2012 14:45:00 GMT funds and taxesFUNDS 104: Unless you own your mutual fund through a 401k plan, an IRA or some other type of tax-deferred account, you have to pay taxes on your fund's distributions, even if you reinvest those distributions.Mon, 20 Aug 2012 14:45:00 GMT to purchase a fundFUNDS 105: Before tackling all the details, you need to decide whether you want some help or whether you'd rather go it alone.Mon, 20 Aug 2012 14:45:00 GMT for investing in mutual fundsFUNDS 106: Should you decide to invest in a mutual fund, you will have to decide how much to invest and when you will invest it.Mon, 20 Aug 2012 14:45:00 GMT do funds cost?FUNDS 107: Any service charges for mutual funds come right off the top of your investment or straight out of your returns. Many investors -- don't let this be you -- don't know what they're paying.Mon, 20 Aug 2012 14:45:00 GMT to a suitable portfolioPORTFOLIO 101: This track of the Investing Classroom will show you how to design a successful portfolio of investments that work together to help you reach your goals.Mon, 20 Aug 2012 14:45:00 GMT Money staffDetermine your goals and their costsPORTFOLIO 102: Complex isn't necessarily better. Once you know what your goals are, you may discover that a relatively uncomplicated route will take you to your destination.Mon, 20 Aug 2012 14:45:00 GMT Money staffHow much risk can you tolerate?PORTFOLIO 103: This course will review the types of risk involved in investing, and show you how to develop your philosophy about investment risk.Mon, 20 Aug 2012 14:45:00 GMT Money staffBuilding your emergency fundPORTFOLIO 104: In general, you should have plenty of dollars stashed in an emergency fund before you invest a penny. But where will you find the money, and where should you keep it.Mon, 20 Aug 2012 14:45:00 GMT Money staffDetermine your asset mixPORTFOLIO 105: Your asset allocation is your portfolio's blend of stocks, bonds and cash. Finding the best asset mix is crucial if you want to meet your goals.Mon, 20 Aug 2012 14:45:00 GMT Money staffCore vs. noncore investmentsPORTFOLIO 106: To reach your investment goals, your portfolio needs a solid, sensible core. Sound boring? Well, it's not the most exciting part of investing, but it may be the most important.Mon, 20 Aug 2012 14:45:00 GMT Money staffA simple portfolioPORTFOLIO 107: Complex isn't necessarily better. Once you know where you're going, you may discover that a relatively uncomplicated route will take you to your destination.Mon, 20 Aug 2012 14:45:00 GMT Money staffStocks versus other investmentsSTOCKS 101: Investing in stocks is not rocket science. 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