Personal Finance

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Your children may be facing student loans and a lackluster job market, but you can still give them a savings boost.


Criminals are less interested in your credit card numbers these days. Their new target: opening accounts in your name.

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The number of states that require high school students to complete a course in economics has dropped over the last two years, and mandates for personal finance education in the upper grades remain stagnant, a new survey shows.

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Data breaches exposing taxpayers’ personal info are on the rise. Are you at risk for tax-return fraud or other common tax scams?

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It usually takes consumers 7 to 10 years to erase negative marks from their credit, according to Credit Karma.

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As investors question the future of specific stocks, one portfolio manager says they should instead be looking to the past.


As the ranks of seniors age, many are experiencing memory issues, exposing them to potential financial fraud and risk.

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Three out of five financial advisors say more than half of clients are more concerned about retirement security than last year.

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Finance, logistical and quality-of-life issues should all factor equally in any decision to relocate for retirement, say financial advisors.

Millennials are dragging down homeownership

More than 5 million borrowers could qualify and benefit from a mortgage refinance, according to a new report.

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Investors should prepare to have cash on the sidelines, says Chad Morganlander of Stifel Nicolaus.

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Seeing their kids off to college is a dream many parents share, but cosigning the student loan can have nightmarish consequences.


If you’ve decided that 2016 is the right time for you to make the transition to retirement, you need to be financially well prepared.


The past year was not easy on investors. Between the crisis in Greece, the market turmoil of August and September, and the first interest rate hike in nearly a decade, 2015 was a year to rattle nerves.


Barbara Tantillo thought she was financially secure, even after a difficult divorce. She learned the truth the hard way.