Personal Finance

bond

With the Federal Reserve planning to gradually raise interest rates, investors should know this about their fixed-income portfolios.

security

Worried about the security of financial data you’ve given to an advisor? You should be.

retire

Credit-card debt is a huge financial concern for seniors, right behind medical bills and just ahead of paying for utilities.

millionaires

Having $1 million might be more or less than what you really need in retirement — and many retirees say it’s not enough

brick

Factor investing, accessed via smart beta ETFs, identifies factors offering excess or differentiated returns when targeted in a strategy.

retirement

While no one likes to talk about death, creating a financial plan can avoid years of financial distress for the loved ones left behind.

credit

With commitment and patience, financial advisors say there are ways to repair your financial situation and up your credit score.

beach

Attorneys call January “Divorce Month,” but new research finds that summer vacation may be a risk period, too.

downsize

Have a houseful of stuff and don’t know what to do with it? Downsize and make some money. We show you how.

saving

Millennials get a bad rep on money management, but they do have some smart money habits worth imitating.

traffic

The average commuter wasted 42 hours and $966 snarled in traffic last year, a recent study finds. See how your commute compares.

mutual funds

Actively managed mutual funds may no longer be the best way to gain exposure to equities and fixed-income asset classes.

cc

Consumers are holding on to nearly 200 billion unredeemed points, miles and other rewards. That’s a bad idea.

trust

Incomplete gift non-grantor trusts can shift tax exposure out of high-tax states to those with no state income tax.