After recession, few Americans expect to inherit money

Three-quarters of people responding to a new survey said they don't expect to inherit money, but financial experts say they might be too...

Buzz: Recession's toll and retirement anxieties

The Great Recession and slow-like-a-slug recovery has hit all Americans in some way, but there’s been a lot of debate about who’s been...

Workers ready for a raise, already

Now that the economy has been adding jobs at a steady clip, more of us are ready to tell our boss to “show me the money!” After years of...

How to prepare for a double-dip recession

By The Associated Press With some experts predicting the economy is already slipping back into recession, now's the time to make sure...

Recession's toll: About five years of retirement

Here’s one of the ways the recession and financial crisis has changed many people’s lives: They’ll be spending more years at the office....

We love our families enough to delay retirement for them

We may not always like our family members, but many of us love them enough to make a major sacrifice: Working longer. A new survey from...

Recession's toll on retirement: $2,300 a year

As if the news about the looming Social Security crisis wasn't bad enough, a new study says the Great Recession may have permanently...

Mapping out hunger

The recession may be officially over, but one of the most worrisome effects of the weak economy remains: Tens of millions of Americans...

Study: Suicide rates go up when economic conditions sour

A new and comprehensive study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, released Thursday in the American Journal of Public...

Is America feeling 'frugal fatigue'?

Oh, how quickly we forget. The wounds from the Great Recession have yet to heal, but Americans are once again spending more, saving less...

This Valentine's Day, we're buying more love

Here’s another sign Americans are feeling a bit better about the economy: We’re willing to spend a bit more on Valentine’s Day flowers,...