Don't outlive your money

As you transition from collecting a paycheck to living off your savings, which for most occurs in their 60s and early 70s, all those...

Tax tips: How to get free help with taxes

You can’t get away with not paying your taxes, but there are ways to file your tax return without shelling out much additional cash. The...

Make your financial resolutions stick this year

Many Americans start the new year making promises, but these promises can be difficult to keep as the year progresses. In fact, some...

How to shore up your finances against a US default

If Washington fails to agree to legislation to raise the debt ceiling and the U.S. defaults on its debt obligations, it would be...

Having kids? You'll need $500,000 for college

Parents scraping together cash for this year's tuition bills may have it relatively easy. By the time today's newborns graduate from...

Protecting your retirement: Is longevity insurance right for you? 

Americans are living longer and that's created a big worry among many baby boomers and retirees that they'll outlive their money. Though...

A record 21.6 million millennials live with parents

More than a third of American millennials are living at home with their parents, according to a Pew Research Center study released...

Rich or thin? What a conundrum

They say you can never be too rich or too thin. But if you have to choose one or the other, many say it's a tough call. A poll released...

The art of haggling: What have you got to lose?

Hate to pay full price? Maybe you should try to negotiate a lower one. Haggling doesn’t always work, but if you have the courage to give...

The most expensive colleges in America -- really

Ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner. A dubious one, anyway. The absolute priciest four year college education in the country can be...

Older Americans are falling short financially

The golden years aren’t turning out to be that golden for many current seniors and retirees, according to two reports that shed light on...