The stock market recently suffered some sharp losses, showing the kind of volatility that makes veteran traders nervous, let alone mainstream investors. The market activity raised doubts not only about investment portfolios, but also about the viability of the economic recovery.
Long-term care is support provided to older people and adults with disabilities who cannot perform these activities on their own due to a physical, cognitive or chronic health condition that is expected to continue for an extended period of time.
By Gerri Detweiler Several years ago, my father received a letter from his auto insurer saying he didn't get the highest discount due to his credit s...
If you prepare properly, you can still live without credit cards and continue to have a healthy lending history.
Apple pie, meat and potatoes, high school prom, backyard BBQs, a hot car, and buying a home... that pretty much sums up the "I'm an American" checklist. Wait, how did being in a ton of debt get in that otherwise exciting equation?
How can you make compound interest work for you? Start contributing today towards your long-term goals, which will happen more than 10 years from now. You can use the Rule of 72 as a quick way to calculate how your money can grow.
The housing market continues to recover and interest rates have stayed at historic lows. Therefore, buying a house might seem appealing. However, whether or not that is a good decision for you personally is an entirely different question.
The Supreme Court's decision allowing legally married gay couples to access federal benefits opens up an entirely new area of financial planning for gay couples. Everything from estate planning to Social Security to income tax returns and retirement benefits will be affected by the rulings.
Although stated (self-reported) income mortgage products are no longer available, lender documentation requirements haven't changed all that much in the past 10 years.
While you can't get time spent on home improvements back, you can often get some of your dollars returned either at tax time or when you sell, provided that you track of all of your costs as you own and work on your home.
You'll probably be making more money then you've made in your life before, and your first instinct is going to be to spend that extra income. That's what I did. Before you blow all of your first paycheck in one place, set up a budget of what your monthly bills are.
What if you get headaches? The right piece of music can make you feel euphoric in just moments. Much of this effect is due to an increase of various neurotransmitters such as dopamine.
It's not wrong for banks to make money from overdraft fees, and overdraft protection can be helpful in certain situations. However, the use of this protection is way too prevalent, and that's something consumers have the power to change without any help from banks or regulators.
Using a solid savings strategy will help build and grow your next egg. It should also give you greater confidence, knowing that you're taking action to ensure your savings goals are within reach.
Why do people have so much trouble saving for retirement? One problem is that it is not easy to project how much money you'll need to retire. Here are some potential approaches.
You can be standing next to the wrong person on a bus and get the flu, and when your data is sitting on the wrong database and the wrong person gains access, you become a victim of identity theft.