Personal Finance

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Many Americans are ill-prepared for a sudden expense. In fact, 66 million adults have no money saved for an emergency, according to Bankrate.com.

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Elder financial abuse is a growing concern among seniors and their adult children. Here’s how you can protect them.

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New grads may be too optimistic about the interest rate on their savings, a survey finds. What to look for in a savings account.

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Digging into retirement funds early will wreak havoc on your retirement, thanks to missed compound interest and hefty fees.

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From appliances to electronics, there seems to be an extended warranty for everything. Are they worth the money?

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A new survey from TD Ameritrade finds that most people say they would save or invest a cash windfall.

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For graduates with record student loan debt and entry-level jobs, choosing a credit card may have big consequences.

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The 401(k) has been the default retirement savings option for over four decades, but many still don’t understand this complex product.

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As the worst-performing sector this year, financial stocks might make a tempting target for investors looking for value.

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Without a rainy day fund, taking out a personal loan or line of credit may be the way to go.

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Tuition bills are looming for parents of incoming college students. Plan ahead to minimize debt and maximize tax breaks.

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Consumers who apply for a new mortgage are also more likely to open a new credit card and buy a car within the year.

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Three in four Americans report having regrets about money, according to a new study.

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Student loans, credit cards, mortgages, car payments, we’re leveraged up to our ears. How to know when debt is a good thing.

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Unlimited choices and wedding photos being shared on social media are making weddings expensive, experts say.